City and Federal Gov’t announce substantial completion of the Biosolid Management Project

This article, from July 10, contains information regarding the completion of the Biosolid Management Project, which offers a sustainable solution to the City’s biosolid management at the Woodward Wasterwater Treatment Plant.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton and the Federal Government have announced the substantial completion of the Biosolid Management Project, which will offer a sustainable solution to the City’s biosolid management at the Woodward Wasterwater Treatment Plant.

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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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All you need to know about the Claremont Access construction

This article contains information about the start of construction on the Keddy Access Trail along the Claremont Access, which started July 6.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As of July 6th,  the southbound (upbound) lanes of the Claremont Access will be closed until at least November, as it undergoes a long awaited facelift which will give residents of this city their first multi-modal connection between the lower city and Hamilton Mountain, including a long-awaited multi-use trail.

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Mandatory Ban on Outdoor Water Use

This article, from July 4, includes information about a mandatory outdoor water ban use, in effect across the City until July 13.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton issued a press release today, issuing an outdoor water ban across the City as the Woodward Wastewater Treatment plant continues its expansion.

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Multiple Ward 8 facilities to receive some much-needed TLC

This article contains information about upcoming priority maintenance work being done on Ward 8 parks and facilities.

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A number of months ago, the Ward 8 office received an email from a constituent concerned about the tired state of the Skating Centre attached to Dave Andreychuk Arena.

Thanks to that email, the office engaged with facilities staff about this issue, and with a funding commitment facilitated through the Ward 8 area rating reserve, came up with a Ward 8 maintenance priority list.

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HSR facing revenue hit due to pandemic

This article, from June 6, contains information about financial burdens the HSR may face with post-secondary students learning from home.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The HSR will face some financial issues going forward as Mohawk College’s student association has asked to suspend its transit pass agreement with the city over the summer.

The City and local post-secondary institutions, such as Mohawk, McMaster, and Redeemer University, have what is called a University/College Transit Pass Agreements (UCTP) which gives full-time students unlimited access to the HSR at a discounted rate.

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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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SoBi Bikeshare To Cease Operations Pending Last Minute Reprieve

On May 27th, Hamilton City Council narrowly voted to shut down the City’s popular Sobi bikeshare program, leaving 26,000 active members without a ride.

However, due to overwhelming community support, a last minute reprieve is now possible.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

At it’s meeting on May 27th, Hamilton City Council narrowly voted to cease operations of the poplular SoBi Bikeshare service currently servicing more than 26,000 active members.

The service was shutdown on Monday June 1st, 2020, however due to overwhelming community support, a last minute reprieve is now possible.

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Claremont Access Road Resurfacing and Multi-Use Keddy Access Trail Construction Set To Begin Pending Council Approval

At the June 3rd Council meeting, Hamilton City Council will be asked to approve the construction tender to proceed with the Jay Keddy Trail and associated roadwork on the Claremont Access. This is a transformative project for active transportation in Hamilton and will provide an invaluable link between the mountain and lower city.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

At the June 3rd Council meeting, Hamilton City Council is poised to approve the construction tender to proceed with the Jay Keddy Trail and associated roadwork on the Claremont Access.

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Queen Street two-way conversion construction to start June 8

This article contains information on the Queen Street two-way conversion project starting on June 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As you may or may not be aware, Queen Street will be converting from one-way traffic to two-way traffic. This change is in accordance with the City’s Vision Zero campaign. Work will start on June 8 and is expected to last until November 2020.

As many Ward 8 residents utilize the Beckett St. Hill to access the lower city, the Ward 8 office thought it would share some of the construction highlights, goals, and timelines for this worthwhile project.

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