City Council adopts 2021 tax supported operating budget

This article, from April 1, contains a City release outlining upcoming priorities of the budget, as well as a financial breakdown.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Hamilton City Council will be adopting a $1.6 billion gross operating budget and a net tax operating budget of $955 million. This budget came in 04. percent lower than what was estimated this past January.

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New Stair Railings To Improve Rolston Community Forest Access

New railings will be installed to improve access to the Captain Cornelius Community Forest thanks to collaboration with Ward 8 & 14 HWDSB Trustee Becky Buck.

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This summer new railings will be installed to improve the accessibility of the concrete steps connecting Rolston Drive to the Rolston Community Forest and Captain Cornelius Park adjacent to Westview Elementary School.

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Free Shade Trees for Ward 8 Residents!

The Ward 8 Office is giving away 200 free native shade trees to Ward 8 residents, just in time for spring planting!

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The Ward 8 Office is giving away for free 200 native shade trees to Ward 8 residents, just in time for spring planting!

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Rising temperatures creating flooding risks

This article, from February 26, has details about what you can do to prevent flooding in your home and what to watch out for when out on trails near bodies of water.

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With the recent spurt of warm and rainy weather, following a few weeks of above average snow accumulation, the City of Hamilton is reminding residents to take preventative steps to stem flooding in or around your home and to be cautious should you be near the City’s various bodies of water.

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Upper Wellington St. Environmental Assessment taking shape

This article, from February 9, has details about an upcoming environmental assessment to be conducted on a stretch of U. Wellington b/t Stone Church and Limeridge.

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The last remaining section of Upper Wellington Street that has not been upgraded or urbanized will be undergoing an environmental assessment looking for improvements between Limeridge Road West & Stone Church Road East.

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Project Notice for Residents in Bonnington and Southam Neighbourhoods

This article from January 19 contains details of upcoming construction projects in the Bonnington & Southam Neighbourhood of Ward 8.

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Residents in parts of the Bonnington and Southam neighbourhoods will be receiving improved municipal services as part of the City of Hamilton’s ongoing upgrades to infrastructure. The project is slated to begin this spring.

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Public Notice of Approved Water & Wastewater Rates for 2021

This article from January 8 has details on changes to residents’ water & wastewater charges for 2021.

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The City of Hamilton is advising water customers of changes to water and wastewater/storm rates that are effective as of January 1, 2021.

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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.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

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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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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