Outdoor Water Restrictions Lifted

This article, from July 10, contains a press release about the lifting of outdoor water use restrictions.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The outdoor water use restrictions, which was put in place by the City of Hamilton on July 4, has now been lifted.

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Reminder: Southbound Claremont Access Lanes to be closed starting July 6

This article, originally from June 23, includes information concerning the upcoming closure of the southbound(upbound) Claremont Access lanes, which will be closed starting July 6.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

At the June 3rd council meeting, councillors approved the construction tender to proceed with work on the Jay Keddy Trail and associated roadwork on the Claremont Access.

With that set in motion, work on the Claremont Access will begin on July 6, closing the southbound lanes until at least November.

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Hamilton City Council Votes to Add $21 Million In Additional Taxpayer Costs to Waste Collection Contract

Hamilton taxpayers will be paying an additional $21 million dollars for waste collection starting in 2021.

Some or all of this cost increase could potentially have been avoided through bi-weekly colleciton of landfill waste or by bringing all collection services in-house.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

In November 2019, I proposed two potential cost saving measures for the upcoming waste collection contract:

1. Consideration of bi-weekly collection of landfill waste.
2. Bring all waste collection services in-house.

In a close vote (losing by one) both these potential cost saving measures were rejected by the majority of Hamilton City Council.

As a result, Hamilton taxpayers will now be paying an additional $21 million dollars towards waste collection between 2021 and 2028.

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May 26: Notice of application of larvicides to City of Hamilton for West Nile Virus control

This article contains a press release from Public Health Services about potential West Nile Virus controls.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Public Health Services issued a release today, stating that it is conducting ongoing monitoring of mosquito larvae (immature mosquitoes) in standing surface water within the City of Hamilton boundaries on City land. When such monitoring indicates that there is a need for mosquito control, an application of larvicide may be required in order to prevent West Nile Virus.

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Expansion Coming to Rolston’s Captain Cornelius Park

This article contains information about the installation of a new play structure at Captain Cornelius Park as well as plans for what is next in the Rolston Neighbourhood park.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Captain Cornelius Park, located in Ward 8’s Rolston Neighbourhood, will be undergoing a facelift over the next few months, with a new play structure and accessible paths coming to the West Mountain park.

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May 18: Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant currently bypassing

This article contains information regarding the bypassing of the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant as of 9:28 AM, May 18.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the heavy amount of rain the City has been hit with since early Sunday morning, the Woodward Wastewater Treatment plant is currently bypassing. The City issued the following press release at 9:28 AM on May 18.

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May 8: Statement by the Mayor on the reopening of the Hamilton Waterfront Trail

This article from May 8 contains information related to the re-opening of a number of trails on May 9, 2020.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As you may or may not have heard, the City is set to open a number of trails across the City. Below is a statement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger about the re-opening of the Hamilton Waterfront Trail and how residents can be mindful and stay safe while enjoying exercising in the outdoors.

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Not much change after sewage spill at Cootes Paradise: Report

This article from April 28 includes information about the latest consultant’s report looking into the Chedoke Creek spill and its findings.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On November 28, 2019, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) issued a Director’s Order to the City of Hamilton in relation to a combined sewage discharge from the Main/King Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) facility to Chedoke Creek that occurred between January 28, 2014 and July 18, 2018.

The Order in question included a requirement for an evaluation of the impact of the sewage discharge to Cootes Paradise. That report from SLR Consulting, which the city retained for this requirement, has now released its report.

Click here for a copy of the City of Hamilton staff report, and here for a complete copy of the SLR report.

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Local Higher Order Rapid Transit Recommended by Hamilton Transportation Task Force

The Hamilton Transportation Task Force has recommended local higher-order transit as its top priority for Hamilton.

The Task Force published its full report on April 9th.

This article contains a brief review and discussion of the Task Force’s recommendations.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On April 9th, 2020 the Province of Ontario publicly released the Hamilton Transportation Task Force report and recommendations – a full copy of the report is available here.

Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement regarding the Hamilton Transportation Task Force Report:

“I am pleased that we are one step closer to ensuring that the province’s commitment of $1 billion in capital funding is invested in realistic and affordable transportation projects in Hamilton.

The Task Force has recommended a list of proposed projects that will improve access to the transportation network, reduce congestion, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

In order to determine which of these projects will best serve the needs of Hamilton, the Task Force has also recommended further analysis.

To this end, I am asking Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario to conduct a technical review of the project options contained in the report.

In the interest of full transparency, I am also releasing the report to stakeholders and the public.

Caroline Mulroney, Ontario Minister of Transportation

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Electric vehicle charging stations to be installed at City lots

This article contains information about the addition of electric charging stations across the City, with details provided via the Hamilton Community News dated March 23, 2020.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton has committed to installing 20 new electric charging stations around the City, including a station planned for Ward 8, at city-run municipal lots.

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