A site plan application has been submitted for the lands South of Airport Road, East of Homestead Drive & West of Upper James Street in Mount Hope.

The applicant is proposing the development of a 600m two storey commercial office building, along with 167 Townhouse dwellings consisting of two and three storey designs. With respect to parking, 59 visitor parking spaces is being proposed for the townhouse dwellings and 22 spaces and one loading space are proposed for the commercial office building.

Please note this plan has been altered to reduce the overall units by 30 and also remove all back to back townhomes.

This application is still under review by the city’s development review team.

Please follow the link below to view the site plan for the application.
Upper James & Homestead Site Plan

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Construction on the northbound (downbound) lanes of the Red Hill Valley Parkway (RHVP) is nearing completion.

Re-opening of the northbound lanes will occur slowly in stages beginning mid-day today, June 12. Ramps at the north end of the parkway will reopen first, and it is anticipated that the entire parkway will be open by early evening.
The speed limit on both sides of the RHVP will remain at 80 km/hr between Greenhill and the QEW. Hamilton Police Services will be conducting enhanced enforcement in the area.

Construction in the southbound (upbound) lanes will begin on Friday, June 14 at 10 p.m. All lanes will be completely closed in the southbound direction between the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway at Mud St/Stone Church Road for approximately three weeks.
Additional resources:
• www.hamilton.ca/redhill
• www.hamilton.ca/hsrdetours
The City of Hamilton thanks residents for their patience and cooperation as we complete these important infrastructure repairs to the Red Hill Valley Parkway.

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There is an APPROVED application for a 6 storey mixed use residential building at 3435 Binbrook Road. This application is coming to the Committee of Adjustments on Thursday June 27th at City Hall for a minor variance to permit the addition of a hydro transformer into their landscaped area.

If you have have any concerns with a transformer being included into the landscaping at this property please contact Scott Baldry of the committee of adjustments at 905-546-2424 ext. 4144 or scott.baldry@hamilton.ca

The public are also welcome to attend this meeting and speak to the committee regarding this request. The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 27th at 1:35pm in Rooms 192 & 193 on the first floor of City Hall.

This application for 6 storeys has already been APPROVED. The meeting is only to discuss the addition of a transformer to a landscaped area along the easterly lot line.

A reminder that approval for the 6 storey building was given in 2007 when the property received “special permission” to exceed the 3 storey height limit. Council approved this application in 2007 (prior to my becoming Councillor).

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There are now both planning and building staff available to assist you at the Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre (4280 Binbrook Road, across the parking lot from the arena) every Tuesday from 1pm – 4:30pm. If you have a question about zoning, planning procedures, permit applications, land usage or any other planning or building related inquiry, these staff can help!

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Due to a very rainy Spring combined with some grading issues, Mount Hope Community Park is experiencing flooding problems which has delayed grass maintenance in the park. Because the water is sitting the ground remains wet making the use of the heavy machinery used to clear the area unusable without causing extreme damage to the land.

City staff is working on a suitable plan to remedy these issues and have this park back into shape as soon as possible.

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This Summer, two bridges on Blackheath Road between Hall Road & Haldibrook Road will be replaced. The work also includes road pulverization between the two bridges & guide rail construction.

Blackheath Road between Hall Road & Haldibrook Road will be closed to through for the duration of construction which is estimated at approximately 4 months. All works are expected to be completed and open to traffic by the end of October, 2019.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact my office.

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Wishing everyone a safe & wonderful Victoria Day weekend. All City Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, May 20.

Click Here for a full list of what what is opened and closed this weekend.

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Tree Top Trekking opens Friday May 17th at the Binbrook Conservation Area (5050 Harrison Road). We are excited to have this fantastic attraction come to Binbrook. It is a fabulous way to spend the long weekend.

To read more visit the link:
Up and Away, Tarzan: Zipline Adventure Park Opens in Binbrook

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New build would add about 120 new homes, extends Spitfire, Marion in Mount Hope Village.
Click on or Copy and Paste the following link into your browser for the Gazette Photo and Article with all the details.


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Get your tickets for Hamilton’s 24th annual
Senior of the Year Awards Gala
HAMILTON, ON – Tickets are now available for the City of Hamilton’s 24th annual Senior of the Year Awards Gala taking place on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at Michelangelo Events and Conference Centre. The City of Hamilton’s Senior of the Year Awards is a program that recognizes senior citizens who have made outstanding voluntary contributions to enriching the social, cultural or civic life of our community. With links to Hamilton’s 10-year Strategic Plan and Plan for an Age-Friendly City, the Seniors Awards celebrates the role seniors play in helping Hamilton to be the best place to raise a child and age successfully.
Hamilton’s Mayor Fred Eisenberger will be on hand to thank nominees for the many ways they make Hamilton a great place to live. There are nine award categories, including Senior of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Innovation, Behind the Scenes, Diversity and Cultural, Leadership, Compassion and Companionship, Economic Leadership, and Healthy and Active Living. The Senior of the Year Awards program also launched a new youth award in 2018, aimed at celebrating Hamilton’s youth and the contributions they make to seniors in our community. For a list of the 2019 nominees please visit: www.hamilton.ca/seniorsawards.
Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at any Hamilton Municipal Service Centre or Sackville Seniors Centre.

Quick Facts
• The number of older adults and seniors in Hamilton is expected to double over the next two decades
• In 2013, the City of Hamilton partnered with the Hamilton Council on Aging (HCoA) and Seniors Advisory Committee of Council (SAC) to begin the development of Hamilton’s Plan for an Age-Friendly City.
• With links to Hamilton’s 10-year Strategic Plan, the Plan helps to identify and address the needs and priorities of this growing part of our population.
• Since 2014, the City, HCoA and SAC have worked with many community partners to make Hamilton an age-friendly city. This work includes building on projects that are already happening in the community, such as barrier-free spaces, housing opportunities, safer neighbourhoods, and available communication.
• In April, over 300 older adults identified their priorities and suggested actions at a community consultation event. This input will help create a roadmap for the next 5 years of Hamilton’s Plan for an Age Friendly City.
• For more information on Hamilton’s Plan for an Age Friendly City, please visit: www.hamilton.ca/agefriendly

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If you eaves draining water at or into the foundation of your home?
If so, this can lead to water in your basement. Make sure that you either put an extension on your eave down spout or put something in place to re-direct the down spout flow so that the water clearly runs away from the foundation of your home.

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City is asking residents
“Are You Ready?”
HAMILTON, ON – Since 1996, cities across the country recognize Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week, an annual national public education initiative that focuses on the importance of individuals and families being prepared for emergencies before they happen. At the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Fire Department is responsible for the management of the City’s Emergency Operations Centre, Emergency Plan and building the City’s resiliency in the event there is an impact to the delivery of services residents depend on. This year’s theme, which runs from May 5th to 11th, asks residents “Are You Ready?”. This theme highlights the role everyone in the community plays to make sure they are ready in the event of an emergency.
There are three steps residents can take to ensure they are ready for any emergency:
1. Know the risks: knowing the risks in your area can help you better prepare in the event of an emergency
2. Make a plan: make sure everyone in your household knows what to do before, during and after an emergency
3. Get a Kit: Prepare today. Don’t wait for an emergency to happen. If an emergency happens, you will need some basic supplies. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours
Some of the risks that the City of Hamilton prepares for are:
• Severe Weather including flooding and ice storms
• Large Scale Power Outages
• Spills involving hazardous materials

More information on how to be prepared is available at www.hamilton.ca/emergency and www.ontario.ca/beprepared.

Quick Facts
• The City of Hamilton has 1 of only 5 stand-alone municipal Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) in Ontario.
• The City of Hamilton has a municipal Emergency Plan that is updated annually and outlines how the City and its emergency response agencies will coordinate themselves to respond to, and help the city recover from a large-scale emergency.
• The City of Hamilton uses the Incident Management System as the municipal emergency response model which is an internationally recognized system for responding to emergencies.

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HAMILTON, ON – With warm weather and rain in the forecast over the coming days, the City of Hamilton is reminding residents to take steps to prevent flooding in and around their homes, and be cautious around all bodies of water.

As well, there is the potential for flooding along Hamilton’s waterfront areas due to the combination of already higher than average lake levels and significant rain in the forecast.

City crews are working proactively to clear catch basins and inspect flooding hot spots across the city, and the City is providing the following tips for residents to reduce the risk of flooding:

• Keep catch basins in front of your home clear of debris. ‎
• If your home has a backwater valve installed, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning to ensure that it is functioning properly.
• Check your sump pump to make sure it is working properly.
• If your home or area is prone to flooding you may want to consider ensuring any valuables are up off of basement floors.

Conditions may result in road flooding and/or ponding in low lying areas such as backyards and drainage areas. Residents should exercise caution around all bodies of water including near creeks, bridges, culverts and dams, and to keep children and pets away from bodies of water. Motorists should be cautious if driving on flooded roads.

Please call 905-546-CITY to report sewer back-ups, flooding over roadways, fallen trees or debris in drainage ditches or culverts.

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the First Binbrook Scouts will be holding a toilet paper fundraiser from April 12-22 at the Binbrook Fairgrounds (2600 Highway 56). This is a charitable fundraiser, with a product people need and can use! Click Here for more information.

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As of April 1, 2019, leaf and yard waste – including grass clippings – is no longer accepted in your green bin.

You will now place all leaf and yard waste in a brown paper bag or in an open top rigid reusable container identified with a leaf and yard waste sticker.
Please note that the sticker is not required, but assists with clearly marking the container. If you do not have a sticker and would like one, they can be picked up at your local Municipal Centre, 4280 Binbrook Rd, next to the arena.

The reason for the changes is that yard waste can be recycled differently as a compost and for this reason you will now see a separate truck picking up yard waste. It is important that you do not put a lid on your yard waste container, the top must be open so the drivers can clearly see the content.

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