Happy Earth Day

The sun is shining bright on Earth Day 2021

Take a look at what your community has been up to this past week with our Team Up to Clean Up Contest. Kits are still available by contacting ward11@hamilton.ca with your name, address and number of household members participating. The contest closes April 30th!

The City of Hamilton is doing great things to help keep our
Earth beautiful and healthy.

  • Did you know that the City of Hamilton is on a mission to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and that being “Clean and Green” is one of our key priorities? #EarthDay2021
  • Earlier this year, The City and Enbridge Gas announce the first renewable natural gas (RNG) fuelled bus in Ontario, making @HSR the first public transportation authority in Ontario to use RNG, to transport customers. https://www.hamilton.ca/government-information/news-centre/news-releases/enbridge-gas-partners-city-hamilton-fuel-ontarios
  • In one year, the HSR RNG bus will use and divert 450 tonnes of organic waste from the landfill. That’s equivalent to 38 garbage trucks, while also displacing CO2 emissions from 36,000 litres of diesel consumed in a year!
  • In 2020, 12,218 trees were planted city-wide along streets, parks, cemeteries and other naturalized areas!
  • Hamilton was designated (in 2020) as the 39th “Bee City” in Canada, recognizing the City and community partners efforts to protect pollinators. Watch: https://youtu.be/35FjxTkqMRk
  • Also in 2020, over 1,100 volunteers took part in City clean-up activities and contributed more than 4,100 volunteer hours to keep their neighbourhoods clean & green.

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Kevin Keyte

Kevin is a warm and dedicated volunteer who goes above and beyond…especially since Covid. Kevin has volunteered with Glanbrook Community Services (GCS) for almost a decade and doesn’t hesitate to help wherever he is able! Not only does he serve on the Glanbrook Community Services (GCS) Board of Directors, but he also delivers hot and frozen meals twice weekly for our clients, many who are isolated and look forward to Kevin’s pleasant and happy disposition.
He is extremely positive and everyone who is fortunate enough to have contact with Kevin during the deliveries is grateful for the interaction and timely manner in which he gets their meals to them. No job is too big or too small. Kevin doesn’t say no! We are lucky to have him as part of our organization and is a wonderful example of someone who gives their time genuinely to help others.

Kevin and Gina Keyte

These two go above and beyond, They deliver hot and frozen meals for Glanbrook Support. They are a tag team and often would travel in the car together with their dogs. I know for a fact that the people they deliver meals to are very fond of them. And especially in these times its a friendly face. Kevin has been involved with Glanbrook Support for many years now and has been on the board as well. A special thanks should go out to them.

Susan Dance

This is a person that has done many volunteer duties for Glanbrook Support. She has delivered meals to people when asked. She has helped with numerous fundraisers the Spring Fling, the Golf tournament, selling books. But she mainly takes people to appointments. During covid she would take extra precautions but would not hesitate to help people when ever she could. These people devote so much of their own time and should be applauded for it.

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Residents of Villages of Glancaster provided us with not only 1 but 3 Pandemic Heroes!!! Here they are…

Chuck and Mary Beth Beasley

Chuck has faithfully shopped for our groceries for almost a year. We are very grateful to him, nothing was ever too much trouble.
Chuck and MaryBeth also suggested We do a monthly soup exchange through the winter, we experienced numerous soups and exchanged many funny stories.
We are so blessed to be in the VOG community, this is a community like no other
Sincerely Joanne Thompson

Ken Magill

Ken lives in the Villages of Glancaster (VOG) community, and is a big supporter of the Neighbour to Neighbour food bank, and Mission Services. He regularly posts notes/reminders on the VOG Facebook page, and in our central mail kiosk about the the need for food for those less fortunate. He actively collects food and cash/cheque donations from VOG residents, and delivers them to Neighbour to Neighbour every week, all year. Last year Ken held a raffle, raffling off donated prizes to raise over $12,000. for Neighbour to Neighbour and Mission Services.
Ken has also raised funds through the Ride For Refuge since 2014. He has raised over $35,000 since 2014 for Mission Services cycling for Ride For Refuge.
I believe Ken’s consistent and ongoing efforts to support the food bank and other charities, and thereby supporting the basic needs of people in the community, deserves some community recognition. By the way, Ken is over 77 years old, is a navy veteran, and a retired firefighter.
My name is Peter Noel, and I am delighted to make this nomination.

Reg McRae

I would like to submit the name of someone who has gone out of their way to help me during the Pandemic.
My very kind neighbour Reg McRae I am 88 and living alone.
He has come to my aid with furnace and toilet problems and done several repairs for me.
He also just ran a Food Drive at his church.
A very worthy nominee. Regards, Betty

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I would like to thank our Glanbrook Pandemic Heroes personally from the bottom of my heart for their amazing efforts during this Covid 19 Pandemic.

During times like this, it is the efforts of individuals like these who really can make a difference. Kindness is a gift that can quite often go unrecognized, but their efforts did not go unnoticed and we wanted to share this with you.

Over the next several days we will be sharing the stories that were forwarded to our office by community members (In no particular order)

We could not pick just one winner so we are awarding all nominees with a gift basket! Our office will contact the heroes to arrange a porch drop off in the next few weeks.

Again, I would like to thank you and let you know that your kindness and thoughtfulness did not go unnoticed and you have made a difference during this time.

Chiara Agro

Since the pandemic, 11 year old Chiara Agro has been busy trying to embrace hope in any way she could. As a young entrepreneur, Chiara started a small business enterprise called “BEADS OF HOPE BY C”.

She wanted to create symbols of hope for all generations by creating colours of beads on safety pins that are retro looking which she says will make people think of good times. She has shipped her items worldwide with a special note to clients and packaged in a way where she uses gloves and takes all public health precautions when handling.

She currently has created beads themed for Easter and the upcoming Euro Cup season.

She has also gained traction as all the funds made goes to a charity close to our family. The Vitiligo Fund of Canada which as a family we created with endorsement of a member of parliament and St. Joes Hospital Foundation.

For a young mind, she has proven to be a leader in small business but more importantly a leader of hope for her family and friends. She also recognizes others and spends her days researching who can use the business by creating “Small Business Saturday” promoting others and collaborating with small businesses in Hamilton to help encourage support.

Please give her a follow on Instagram @beads.of.hope.by.c.
Her charity link is https://secure3.convio.net/sjhf/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app334b?2087.donation=form1&df_id=2087&mfc_pref=T&NONCE_TOKEN=EAE25D58E7F720A49C3FEBD3A26D4A4E

She has become a young hero because her kind heart and creative symbols of hope. Best part she is a local hero right here in our beloved Ward 11.

Mr. C. Agro

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Hello Glanbrook Community Members

April is Earth Month and we thought we should have a fun contest.

Starting today and ending April 30th all those who participate in our community clean up will have a chance to win a prize pack.

What you need to do to participate:
1) Request your clean up kit. Please send an email to Ward11@hamilton.ca and include your name, residential address and the number of people from your immediate household participating. We will drop a clean up kit off to your porch.
2) Plan a time to head out into your neighbourhood with your immediate household only. Please be sure to follow all Covid-19 public health and safety measures. Remain 6ft from others and wear a mask if you are in our City Parks.
3) Take a photo of you and/or your family with your waste collection and email it to ward11@hamilton.ca and include your contact information and residential address.
4) Place your orange and recycling bags at the curb on your garbage day and they will be collected. No tag is needed on the orange bag.
5) Stay tuned for the draw. Don’t worry if you can’t join us live, we will contact the winners.
6) Have Fun and Good Luck

The 11 names (Ward 11 see how we did that) will be picked by random draw live on our Facebook page on Monday May 3rd at 12:00pm.

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Earlier this week, Premier Ford announced a province-wide Stay-at-Home Order that began yesterday, Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 12:01 a.m.

Under the Stay-at-Home Order, everyone is asked to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. Individuals are asked to remain in their local communities and avoid all non-essential travel – even within the province – and to stay home when ill, even with mild symptoms.

This Order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people’s mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household. In addition to limiting outings for these purposes, all businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home, does work from home.
Across the community, City of Hamilton Public Health Services is reporting increased transmission of COVID-19 and variants of concern, and reduced hospital capacity. As of 9 a.m. this morning, there are a total of 140 new cases of COVID-19 and the weekly incidence per 100,000 is 130. Nearly 48 per cent of Hamilton’s cases reported in the past seven days have screened positive for a mutation or variant of concern. More details about the local COVID-19 situation are available on the City’s website including demographics, risk factors, exposure, etc.

City Hall, Municipal Service Centres and other Service Counters Closed to the Public
Beginning today, the City is no longer accepting in-person appointments at any service counters (including all municipal services at City Hall and the Municipal Service Centres, Animal Services, Licensing, Clerks Services, etc.). Residents looking to access municipal services are encouraged to do so online or by phone. Most services are available online: www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/online-city-services or by phone 905-546-CITY (2489).

An exception will be made for marriage licenses where residents may have special circumstances and require a marriage license during the Stay-at-Home Order. Residents should call the City for an in-person appointment to access a marriage license if necessary. Civil marriage ceremonies will remain unavailable.

The Provincial Administration Offences Office will remain open for in-person appointments for filings only.

Other Municipal Impacts
The City’s Emergency Operations Centre has also postponed or modified a number of events planned for this spring, as a result of the Stay-at-Home Order. These include:
• Spring Compost Giveaways planned for this spring will be postponed until after the Stay-at-Home Order is lifted.
• All community tree planting events planned for this spring will be postponed until after the Stay-at-Home Order is lifted.
• Private tree giveaways will continue through the Stay-at-Home Order but will be modified so that trees are dropped off at residents’ homes with contactless delivery.
• In order to support spring cleaning of our city parks and neighbourhoods, Team Up to Clean Up, Adopt-a-Park and the Beautiful Alleys programs will continue with increased health and safety measures. Participants are required to wear masks and can only participate in clean up activities individually or with members of the same household. Staff will work with participants to provide supplies (via mail, delivery or pick up as required)
• Replacement of in-home water meters will move to emergency service replacements only until after the Stay-at-Home Order is lifted.

Enforcement of the Stay-at-Home Orders
Locally, the Reopening Ontario Act will continue to be assertively enforced by the City’s COVID Enforcement Team. The COVID Enforcement Team will be responding to complaints as well as proactively enforcing all the applicable regulations throughout the city.
• City of Hamilton Licensing and Bylaw Services officers will work closely with Hamilton Police and provincial enforcement teams.
• Residents will not be stopped in their cars or on the street to be questioned about why they aren’t at home or where they are going.
• Officers will be focused on enforcement related to the Reopening Ontario Act and City By-laws. Particularly, officers will be focused on large outdoor gatherings, businesses that are not permitted to be open, indoor gatherings with people outside the same household (except for single people or single parents who have exclusive contact with one other household). Officers will also be focused on ensuring retailers are operating safely and are protecting workers and patrons.
• Residents should not call 911 to ask for clarity on the Stay-at-Home Orders. 911 is for emergencies only.
• To report a concern, residents can call the Customer Contact Centre at 905-546-CITY (2489).

Reminder: Public Health Measures
It is vital that members of the public, even those who have been vaccinated, ensure that public health measures still be practiced until it is safe and said to be safe by the health professionals in all levels of government. Public health measures include:
• Stay home if you are feeling unwell
• Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19
• Limit gatherings to only members of your immediate household
• Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet or 2 meters from others outside of your immediate household
• Wear a mask or face covering indoors and outdoors when not able to maintain physical distancing
• Wash hands frequently

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This month, the City of Hamilton is launching an educational initiative targeting distracted drivers. As part of the Vision Zero Action Plan, this initiative is focused on transforming roadway safety with a simple goal: zero fatalities or serious injuries on roadways. Vision Zero emphasizes safe speeds, safe roads, safe vehicles and safe drivers.

Distracted driving is more than just using cell phones for calls or texting. It can include any activity that impairs a driver from safely operating their vehicle. Throughout the month of April, the City is sharing the following tips for a safer commute:
• Only use your cell phone when you’re parked, have a passenger make/take the call, or let it go to voicemail.
• Turn your cell phone on silent or leave it in your bag to reduce the urge to reach for it.
• Set your GPS and preset your radio before leaving.
• Avoid other distractions like reading, grooming, eating/drinking, tending to children/pets.

Quick Facts:
• In Ontario, one person is injured in a distracted driving collision every 30 minutes.
• Since the year 2000, deaths caused by distracted driving collision have more than doubled.
• Distracted driving collisions have become the leading cause of death on Ontario roads.
• Distracted driving penalties can range from $300 to $1,000 and result in an increase of three demerit points.
• New drivers are subject to license suspensions if caught for distracted driving.

Additional resources:
http://hamilton.ca/distracteddriving
Just Drive – Distracted Driving Awareness

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DATE: April 20, 2021

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

Due to the COVID-19 and the Closure of City Hall all electronic meetings can be viewed at:

City’s Website: http://www.hamilton.ca/MeetingAgendas

City’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/InsideCityofHamilton

Owner: 1804482 Ontario Ltd. (Sonoma Homes)

Applicant/Agent: Wellings Planning Consultants Inc.

Subject Property: 3253, 3263, 3269, 3275, 3287, 3307, 3311, 3313 and 3323 Homestead Drive

In accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, this letter is to advise that complete applications have been received by Hamilton’s Planning and Economic Development Department for Draft Plan of Subdivision and Draft Plan of Condominium for Lands Located at 3253, 3263, 3269, 3275, 3287, 3307, 3311, 3313 and 3323 Homestead Drive (please see attached Location Map and Draft Plans).

Purpose and Effect of Application:

Draft Plan of Subdivision (File No. 25T-202007)

The proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision consists of one development block. The development block will consist of 164 street townhouse dwellings.

Draft Plan of Common-Element Condominium (File No. 25CDM-202011)

The proposed Draft Plan of Common-Element Condominium will consist of the following common elements: a private road network, sidewalks, landscaping, outdoor amenity

areas, stormwater management pond, centralized mailboxes and visitor parking areas in favour of 67 street townhouse dwellings. A second phase for 97 street townhouse dwelling units is also planned to occur in the future.

Please refer to the attached Draft Plans.

Public Input:

The Planning Committee will consider this application at a Public Meeting at the above noted time and location. You are invited to attend at that time to present your views regarding the proposal. You may also submit written comments to the Legislative Coordinator, Planning Committee, City of Hamilton, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5. Comments must be received by noon Monday, April 19, 2021. Any written comments received after the deadline will be included on the Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Council agenda.

You may also submit a pre-recorded video with your comments. Please see the attached information sheet for instructions.

Oral submissions may also be given by pre-registering with the Clerk’s office. Please see the attached information sheet on how to pre-register.

Please note that the owner of any land that contains seven or more residential units must post the notice in a location that is visible to all residents.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Hamilton with respect to the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision, you must make a written request to the Director of Planning, Planning and Economic Development Department, 71 Main Street West, 5th Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5.

Appeals:
In accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act,

Subdivision Application

i. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton in respect of the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the Draft Plan of Subdivision, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the City of Hamilton to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

ii. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the

draft plan of subdivision, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the

hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Collection of Information

Information respecting these applications is being collected under the authority of the Planning Act. All comments and opinions submitted to the City of Hamilton on this matter, including the name, address and contact information of persons submitting comments and/or opinions, will become part of the public record and will be made available to the Applicant and the general public and will appear on the City’s website unless you expressly request within your communication that City remove your personal information.

Additional Information:

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Hamilton in respect of the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision, you must make a written request to the Director of Growth Planning, Growth Management Division, Planning and Economic Development Department, 71 Main Street West, 6th Floor, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4Y5.

The staff report will be available to the public on or after April 14, 2021 and may be obtained from the City’s website www.hamilton.ca/MeetingAgendas or contact James Van Rooi at 905.546.2424 ext. 4283 or by e-mail at James.VanRooi@hamilton.ca for a copy of the staff report.

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Here is the Mount Hope secondary plan that was approved in the 1990’s by the former Glanbrook Municipality Council and again approved by the City of Hamilton in 2009.

If your house was built after the late 1990’s it is probably because of this plan.

Should you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to reach out to my office ward11@hamilton.ca.

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Hamilton’s vaccination program is expanding to include all adults 60 years of age and older.
Appointments can be booked at any of Hamilton’s large-scale vaccination clinics by accessing the Provincial online booking portal found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking. Due to supply issues, there are no mobile pop-up clinics available this week.
For those who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or do not have a valid Ontario photo health card, please call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 to book an appointment. Due to potential call volumes expected at the call centre, the City of Hamilton encourages everyone to self-register online if able to so, it’s the quickest process to get an appointment. The hotline is trying to focus on those without health cards and those without computer access. These are all by-appointment only clinics, walk-ins are not permitted.

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What’s happening at Mount Hope Community Park with the Gordon Oakes Baseball Diamond?

There have been a few drainage issues that are currently being addressed. New drainage systems and a new boardwalk are being installed. Everything should be ready to go by the May long weekend.

With the beautiful weather, we know some of you are missing the use of the walking/exercise track. Thank you for your patience with the mess.

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The City of Hamilton 2021 Rain Barrel sale has begun. Rain barrels can be ordered online for $45 each plus a $10 delivery fee per location. The sale is online only this year due to COVID-19.
Please note that the sale will end on May 15, 2021 and all rain barrel deliveries will take place between April 30, 2021 and May 31, 2021.
Rain Barrels are a good way to capture water to be used in gardens and other outdoor uses. This also helps to reduce the load on the sewer systems during a heavy rainfall.

Interested residents can visit www.hamilton.ca/rainbarrelsale for more information and to order their rain barrels.

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All City of Hamilton administrative offices will be closed on Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5.
To view affected City services due to COVID-19, visit hamilton.ca/covidclosures.
For emergencies involving roads, water mains, sewer systems, public health and safety issues, please call 905-546-CITY (2489).
A complete list of the holiday schedule is available on the City of Hamilton’s website.

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