The replacement of a cross culvert will require that White Church Rd. E. be CLOSED to through traffic midway between Tyneside and Nebo Roads, scheduled tomorrow, July 31 between 9 am. and 2 pm.

Access to the following municipal address ranges is available as follows:

• 6136 White Church Rd. E. and greater address # being accessible only from the west (Tyneside Rd. side)
• 6105 White Church. Rd. E. and lesser address # being accessible only from the east (Nebo Rd. side)

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The Glanbrook Conservation Committee has been operating in Glanbrook since 1991. Their focus is on improving the habitat and wildlife in the Binbrook Conservation Area. They take part in a variety of duties & activities such as the care & building of nesting structures for ducks and other birds, the maintenance and creation of trails and also the administering of workshops, trail walks, and children’s group activities.

The Glanbrook Conservation committee is made up of 100% volunteers and works in partnership with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and the Binbrook Conservation Area but relies on funding through fundraisers and community donors.

Councillor Johnson sits on the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Board and as a member of this board receives a per diem payment. She has asked the NPCA that in lieu of receiving this per diem have it made out in a cheque to the Glanbrook Conservation Committee to help continue their efforts in Glanbrook. Pictured is Brenda presenting a cheque to Brett Harrison & Andy Fevez of the Glanbrook Conservation Committee, for just over $600 for the first quarter of the year.

If you would like to get involved with the Glanbrook Conservation Committee or make a donation please visit their website at

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The replacement of two concrete culvert structures on Blackheath Road will result in Blackheath Rd. being closed between Hall Road & Haldibrook Road, starting from July 2nd until end of November 2019.

Access to the following municipal address ranges is available as follows:

• 6191 Blackheath Rd. and less address # being accessible only from the north (Hall Rd.)
• 6266 Blackheath Rd. and greater address # being accessible only from the south (Haldibrook Rd.)

A detour route has been posted for through traffic deviated from Blackheath Rd. to use the following roads:
• Hall Rd. / Harrison Rd. / Haldibrook Rd.

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3311 Homestead Drive:
Sonoma Homes has submitted a revised site plan application 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.

3311 Homestead Drive

3300 Homestead Drive
The City of Hamilton has received an application to develop a three storey multiple residential building consisting of 24 units and 25 parking spaces at the property of 3300 Homestead Drive. The property is currently zoned mixed use medium density. This application has been tentatively approved pending the fulfilment of conditions set before them by the City of Hamilton’s planning department.

3300 Homestead Drive Apartment

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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:
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

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:
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:

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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 and

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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