Council Aims to Reduce 2021 Tax Projections

This article, from January 19, has details on the ongoing budget debate at Hamilton City Hall.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

City Council is aiming at reducing the 2.5% (or about $92) increase slated to impact households this year. The 2.5% forecast is down from the anticipated 4.2% increase that was forecast last year.

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City Reminding Residents on the Dangers of Frozen Waters

This article, from January 18, is a reminder for residents to use caution around icy lakes, rivers and ponds in the area.

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With the cooler weather starting to freeze rivers, ponds, creeks and Princess Point, the City is issuing a reminder to would-be skaters that what looks frozen may not always be safe.

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January 15: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from January 15, has details about the newest Stay at Home order, and details involving enforcement, construction and masks for outdoor recreation.

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The City of Hamilton issued an update this afternoon, touching on the Stay at Home order issued by the Province, including information about masks outdoors and enforcement of the order, which started January 14 at 12:01 AM.

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Now is Your Chance to Weigh In On the City’s Future Growth Planning

This article, from January 8, has details about the City of Hamilton’s Land Needs Assessment survey.

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The City is asking residents to weigh in on the future of their city by providing input and feedback on Hamilton’s future growth plans; where the city is expected to welcome over 230,000 new residents and 122,000 new jobs by the year 2051.

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Congratulations to Anthony Frisina, 2020 Order of Hamilton Recipient

This article, from January 4, has details on the Order of Hamilton being awarded to Ward 8 resident Anthony Frisina.

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The 2020 Order of Hamilton awards were awarded at the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee – including Ward 8’s Anthony Frisina, who was recognized along with 9 others from around the city who have made exceptional volunteer contributions to building Hamilton and making it a better place to live, work and play.

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GTHA Mayors Ready to Work with Province on Vaccine Rollout

This article, from January 4, contains a press release from the Mayors and Chairs of the GTHA.

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The City of Hamilton and the 10 other largest municipalities across the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Area recently held their weekly meeting, where they discussed the increasing COVID resurgence across the region as well as ways for municipalities to help with the rollout of the vaccine.

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City Picking Up Xmas Trees First Two Weeks of January

This article, from December 31, has details about discarding your real Xmas tree.

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City of Hamilton waste collection staff be picking up real Christmas trees at the curbside on your weekly collection days during the weeks of January 4 and January 11, 2021.

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City of Hamilton Plow Tracker

This article, from December 28, has information on how the City of Hamilton clears its streets and how you can track the plow.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the city receiving its first solid accumulation of snow this past week, you’ll start to see more City of Hamilton trucks, tractors, and bobcats clearing your neighbourhood in the coming months.

With that in mind, the Ward 8 Office wanted to share information about some Frequently Asked Questions residents may have when it comes to clearing streets after snowstorms, and share a site that tracks Hamilton’s plows in realtime.

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Snow Angels Seeking Volunteers

This article, from December 27, contains information about the Snow Angels volunteering program, and their call for volunteers this season.

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Are you reliable and in good physical health? Do you have some free time on your hands to help your neighbours? Are you 14 years of age or older? The Snow Angels are looking for your help.

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Royal Botanical Gardens Seeking 1,500 “Used” Xmas Trees

This article, from December 27, has information about the annual Xmas tree collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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The Royal Botanical Gardens is once again holding its annual Christmas tree collection, a decades-long effort to shore up the banks of the Chedoke and Grindstone creeks.

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