City of Hamilton advising of potential privacy breach by Alectra Utilities

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The City of Hamilton has learned that there may have been a potential privacy breach where some of Alectra’s third party vendors may have had access to personal and confidential information without Alectra’s consent.

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Hamilton to Study Vacant Building Tax

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Thanks to a motion by Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann on December 9, City council will study whether to impose a property tax on property owners who leave a property vacant for an extended period of time.

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Council Approves 2020 Tax Supported Capital Budget

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Council has recently approved the City’s 2020 Tax Supported Capital Budget.

This approval supports a $244M million gross in capital infrastructure projects in addition to approved capital projects in 2019, resulting in a gross 2020 capital budget of $397.7M. An increase in capital funding from property taxes equates to an increase in the operating budget of 0.87 per cent or $7.545 million. This represents an increase of approximately $31 per year on an average household.

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Queensdale Avenue Traffic Calming – Statement by Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

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On Friday, August 16th, 2019 Hamilton City Council approved a motion by Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko for the installation of three speed cushions on Queensdale Avenue at a cost not to exceed $16,8000, to be funded from the Ward 8 Area Capital Reserve Fund.

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Landfill Garbage Diversion – A Cost Saving Opportunity for Ward 8 Taxpayers

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This summer the City of Hamilton will be tendering it’s Municipal Waste Collection Contract for 2021 – 2028 (with possible extensions to 2030)

The previous term of Council provided direction that landfill garbage will continue to be picked up on a weekly basis.

However, there are significant cost saving opportunities for Ward 8 taxpayers if landfill garbage diversion strategies are considered – including bi-weekly landfill garbage collection and/or a change to clear landfill garbage bags.

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Aberdeen Avenue – Update on Safety Measures and Statement by Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

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On Monday, June 17th, 2019 the Director of Transportation Operations and Maintenance for the City of Hamilton brought forward a report to the Public Works Committee outlining staff recommendations for proposed safety measures on Aberdeen Avenue from Queen Street to Longwood Road.

These recommendations were approved by the Public Works Committee in a vote of 7 to 2.

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Hamilton Moving Towards a Zero Plastic Waste Plan

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On Monday, May 13th 2019 Councillor Nann put forward a motion for Hamilton to move towards a Zero Plastic Waste Plan. The City of Hamilton’s ability to accept specific plastics and other recyclables was significantly impacted by global markets, forcing formerly recyclable items like black plastics and polystyrene foam into landfill and the environment. Continue reading “Hamilton Moving Towards a Zero Plastic Waste Plan”

Red Hill Valley Parkway Construction Update Spring 2019

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 As you may know the Red Hill Valley Parkway is being resurfaced between the Queen Elizabeth Way and the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway.

In addition to new high-quality asphalt, the RHVP resurfacing project will bring additional safety enhancements to the parkway, including 10 km of new steel guiderails with reflectors, bright durable lane markings, rumble strips, and more.

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Canada’s Largest High School Robotics Competition

On April 6 – 7, 2019 in Hamilton, Ontario. McMaster University hosted one of Canada’s premier science, technology and engineering competitions for high school students. More than 1,000 students, volunteers, parents and sponsors came to campus for the FIRST Robotics Canada District Competition. The competition for high school students pitted the incredible young minds in a qualifying match to design and build robots to solve a problem.

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