Living and walking the neighbourhood streets of Oakmont these past few years I have concluded there is a perception problem with signage that advises residents of certain rules.
First, 40 kilometers per hour on Oakridge and Oak Vista Drive is not just a suggestion, it is the speed limit. Some enforcement is needed badly. It is not a racetrack! While it might be hilly the street needs the leadfoot residents to slow down.
Second, signs are posted on park entrances that it is the law to pick up after your pet. Each and every day I walk the neighbourhood only to find some entitled person leaves Fluffy's brown present right in the middle of the sidewalk or the park walkway. Really? I have even approached a resident after I witnessed him keep walking as his dog left a big pile right in the middle of the Oakmont Park walkway in front of the kids play park. His answer? I didn’t bring a bag. Can’t read the signs either!
And lastly, if you drive in the only condo in Oakmont and dump your garbage, please read the sign right above the dumpster, it says “For residents only”. Each and every day, non-residents think it’s OK to drive up and dump their mattresses, lumber, grass clippings, branches or whatever they are too lazy to take to a proper St. Albert recycling depot. Start reading the signs Oakmont!
Randy Collins, St. Albert