August 11: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from August 11, contains a few notable updates including the resumption of the on-street and over-night parking by-law which will be re-enforced starting next week

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City issued a few updates today, including a notice that on-street and over-night parking by-law will be re-enforced starting next week.

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City launching Sidewalk Snow Clearing Survey

This article, from August 10, contains details about the City’s launching of the Sidewalk Snow Clearing Survey.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Although we are still dealing with the August heat, the City of Hamilton is looking forward to the snow and ice we will be dealing with in a few months time.

With sidewalk snow clearing a hot topic of debate during the latter stages of 2019 into early 2020, the City is seeking out resident feedback to help measure and better understand the needs and wishes of residents related to sidewalk snow clearing during the winter months.

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Is speeding a concern in your neighbourhood?

This article, from August 4, contains information related to an increase in aggressive driving in residential neighbourhoods and a message from Councillor Danko.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

One concern from residents that we hear regularly about at the Ward 8 office is speeding in residential neighbourhoods, putting many at risk.

We’ve had an increase of reports of local drivers speeding during the pandemic, as there are fewer cars on the road and it seems some are taking advantage of that fact.

Below we’ve provided information on who to call when you encounter aggressive/speeding drivers and also a message from Councillor John-Paul Danko on an initiative he has started with Traffic Operations regarding the addressing of Neighbourhood Traffic Calming.

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Discussion between two groups turned into fatal brawl: Hamilton Police

This article, from July 20, includes information related to the serious altercation that took place recently in Ward 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

What has been described by Hamilton Police as a planned discussion between a group from Hamilton and a group from Peel turned violent in the early hours of July 19, resulting in the death of a man from Peel.

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Mandatory use of masks in public enclosed spaces in effect as of July 20. Here is what you need to know.

This article, from July 17, contains the latest information on the City of Hamilton’s By-law, requiring the use of a mask or face covering in enclosed public spaces.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As Hamilton continues to hold in stage 2 of the province’s reopening, City Council voted last week to enact By-Law No. 20-155, which requires the wearing of masks or face coverings in enclosed public spaces.

Beginning July 20, 2020 at 12:01 am, with some exceptions, all persons entering an enclosed public premise in the City of Hamilton are required to wear a mask or face covering.

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Automated Speed Enforcement set to hit city streets

This article, from July 9, contains information regarding the new Automated Speed Enforcements camera pilot-project, which will soon be in operation across the City.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton’s Public Works Committee has voted in favour of a one-year pilot project that will see two photo radar cameras rotate through 12 school and community safety zones across the city.

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Should Masks Be Mandatory in Hamilton? Statement By Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

Mask wearing has been identified by Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health as an important part of Hamilton’s COVID19 post-peak framework.

Every person wearing a face covering properly is protecting those around them from the risk of virus spread.

But should masks be mandatory in Hamilton?

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On June 29th, 2020 City of Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger along with the mayors and chairs of the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area municipalities (GTHA), issued a statement requesting the province make masks mandatory province wide.

Mask wearing has been identified by Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health as an important part of Hamilton’s COVID19 post-peak framework.

Continue reading below for a full statement from Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

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Black Lives Matter – Statement By Hamilton Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

The Black Lives Matter movement is highlighting the need for changes in policing and systemic racism.

Many residents of Ward 8 and from across Hamilton have taken the time to communicate their thoughts and recommendations – this article contains a statement from Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko.

Hello, Ward 8 Neighbours!

The Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and solidarity movements around the world are both inspiring and heartbreaking as they highlight the need for change.

I would like to thank the residents of Ward 8 and across Hamilton for taking the time to share their thoughts and well articulated recommendations.

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Love your pet, but please remember to pick up after them.

This article details information about responsible pet ownership and a reminder to residents to pick up after one’s pet.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With many of us being around the house more, we know that Max, Yogi, or Molly may be getting a little more love, affection, and attention as we all deal with the new realities of being at home.

Although our dogs may love the extra time together, it’s important to remember that some neighbours don’t enjoy stepping on Max’s leftovers in the park, something we’ve been hearing about at the Ward 8 office.

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March 23: HSR asking customers to travel only if absolutely necessary and other updates from the City of Hamilton

The following article contains multiple department updates as of March 23, 2020 from the City of Hamilton concerning HSR essential service, waste collection, parking services, vulnerable citizens and playground closures.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton provided multiple updates today regarding HSR service, waste services, playground closures, supports for vulnerable citizens, and parking updates as it works towards putting more safety measures in place due to the spread of COVID-19 in Hamilton.

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