Due to today’s freezing rain conditions, the City of Hamilton is advising residents that waste collection is progressing slower than usual. Residents are asked to be patient as their collection may take place later than normal. If your waste is not collected by 6 p.m. today, please bring it in and place it back at the curb before 7 a.m. tomorrow.

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The Accomodation Meeting at Bellmoore School that was scheduled for tonight (January 29) has been cancelled. The board will inform when new date is set. stay tuned for further information.

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Kicking off on Family Day, residents who want to enjoy Hamilton’s fine museums and all the services of their local library now get to do both for free. The one year pilot program launches on Monday, February 18. Residents need to simply present their Hamilton Public Library Card (HPL) card to gain complimentary general admission to all of the City of Hamilton’s operated museums with the exclusion of paid special events, booked programs and workshops.

Family Day also kicks off the Ontario Heritage Week (February 18 – 24), which encourages Hamilton residents to celebrate our cultural, natural, architectural and archeological heritage. City of Hamilton Museums include Dundurn National Historic Site, Hamilton Military Museum
Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum, Griffin House Museum, Whitehern Historic House and Garden, Hamilton Children’s Museum, Battlefield House Museum and Park and Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.

To learn more:

About the program, go to: www.hpl.ca/museum

About City of Hamilton Museums, go to: www.hamilton.ca/museums

About Hamilton Public Library, go to: www.HPL.ca

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The annual Binbrook Conservation Area’s Hardwater Crappie Ice fishing derby is happening again this year on February 1st at the Binbrook Conservation Area. Tickets can be bought online or at the door.

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As the cold winter comes upon us, the de-icing smell from the Hamilton International Airport will rear it’s ugly head again.

Please continue to report odour concerns and note that:

1. Odour from outdoor sewers is the responsibility of the City of Hamilton, please call the city of Hamilton Spills Line at 905-540-5188

2. Odour coming from outdoor air is the responsibility of the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change, please call the MOECC at 1800-268-6060 and the Airport at 905-679-1999 or odours@flyhamilton.ca

3. Odour from indoors is the responsibility of the building owners, please investigate and have plumbing issues determined & fixed.

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The City of Hamilton wants to hear from you. We are looking for public feedback on private licensed retail cannabis stores in Hamilton. Please provide feedback about these establishments by completing the online survey between December 21 and January 9, 2018.

Please click Here to complete the survey.

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Due to chronic flooding and resultant safety & road maintenance issues, the section of Trimble Road from Hall Rd. to a point 1km north of Hall Road has been CLOSED to vehicular traffic passage. The road will remain closed off to vehicular travel in this section while further engineering alternatives are evaluated, including permanent road closure.

Access to all of the residences on the segment of Trimble Road between Kirk Rd. and Hall Rd., is only available from the northern side – Kirk Road. So that is the emergency address range of #4191 to #5046 Trimble Rd. that is only accessible from Kirk Rd., leading down to Trimble Road’s closure point 1.6 km southerly of Kirk Rd.

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A community meeting that was scheduled for tonight at the Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 27th at 7pm also at the Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre (4280 Binbrook Road).

The meeting is being held by Binbrook Resident Brett Harrington for all of those interested in participating or learning more about the upcoming Ontario Municipal Board hearing regarding a ten storey building proposal for Binbrook. The hearing will be held next Summer beginning on August 12, 2019.

For more information on the ten storey building proposal and the history of this case with the Ontario Municipal Board please click here for more details.

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Today, November 1, 2018 there was an Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing regarding the application for a ten storey building at 3033, 3047, 3055 and 3053 Binbrook Road (Behind Shoppers Drug Mart). For the history on this file please continue to the end of this post.

The OMB pre-hearing acts as an opportunity to establish how many people wish to become involved at the hearing and also to schedule the hearing. The hearing for this case has been scheduled for August 12, 2019 and is expected to last five days. The location of the hearing will likely be 50 Main Street East in Hamilton but a request by the Councillor was made to move it to either the Stoney Creek or Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre to allow for easy access for the residents, to date no decision has been made.

All hearings are open to the public so anyone can attend and listen, however as a resident there are two ways to become involved at an OMB hearing, you can register as either a ‘party’ or a ‘participant’. At this point it is too late to register as a ‘party’, but if you wish to still register as a ‘participant’ and give a statement at the hearing you are still able to do so. As a ‘participant’ you do not have the opportunity to give rebuttal but you are able to give a statement as to why you are opposed or in favour of this application. If you have emailed the OMB about this before you will still need to register again for this hearing.

You can register as a participant at the beginning of the August 12th hearing, however if you are interested in being a participant you are encouraged to do so in the next 48 hours as to give all parties involved a clear understanding of how much time will be needed to hear everyone’s testimonies.

For all those who are interested please email the people below in the next 48 hours. If you choose at any time after the 48 hours not to participate you can always send a follow up email pulling your application.

1. Brett Harrington – Binbrook resident who has party status at the hearing.
Email: bharrington@iagto.ca

2. Tina Kapelos – lawyer representing the City’s interests
Email: tkapelos@ritchieketcheson.com

3. Steven A. Zakem – lawyer representing the applicant’s interest
Email: szakem@airdberlis.com

4. Graham Frank – Tribunal staff representative
Email: Graham.Frank@ontario.ca

Please include in the subject line of your email the OMB Case Number: #PL170981

Binbrook resident Brett Harrington attended the meeting this morning has registered as a party which means he can call on expert witnesses and cross-examine all expert witnesses for either side. Brett is having a meeting at the Glanbrook Municipal Centre (4280 Binbrook Road) on November 15th at 7pm in the Council Chambers to discuss next steps.

History:

In early 2018 the application for a proposed ten storey building at 3033, 3047, 3055 and 3053 Binbrook Road (behind Shoppers Drug Mart) was brought to the Ontario Municipal Board (now known at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal or LPAT).

This application was brought to the OMB because City Staff, along with the Councillor would have recommended denial to the application if it had been brought to Hamilton City Council. To avoid a denial decision, the developer decided instead to take this application directly to the OMB under the category of ‘no decision’.

Following this, an OMB pre-hearing was held on April 19th, 2018. At the April 19th pre-hearing regarding the proposal for a ten storey building in Binbrook, it was determined that another pre-hearing would take place on November 1, 2018 at 10am. The pre-hearing was rescheduled to give the applicant the opportunity to have settlement discussions with City staff and allow for those wishing to be seek party or participant status during the proceedings find time to organize their statements and decide which status they would most like to seek.

Since this decision in April, settlement discussions have happened between the city’s hired legal staff and the applicant’s staff and an agreement was not reached, as the city is still not supportive. As a result the second pre – hearing proceeded on November 1, 2018.

At the November 1st prehearing a hearing date was set for August 12, 2019, the location will likely be 50 Main Street East but a request by the councillor was made to move it to either Stoney Creek or Glanbrook Municipal Centres for easy access for the residents, to date no decision has been made. Binbrook resident Brett Harrington was in attendance at this pre-hearing and asked for and received party status for the August 12 hearing.

For more information on Party & Participant Status please click here:

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There are two Remembrance Day Services held in Glanbrook that you may attend:

Sunday, Nov 4th – The Glanbrook Remembrance Day Service is always the Sunday before Remembrance Day. It will be held at the Glanbrook Cenotaph, 4280 Binbrook Rd and it starts at 2pm with a reception to follow at the 447 Wing.

Sunday, Nov 11th – Warplane Museum Remembrance Day Service is held at the Warplane on Airport Rd and it starts at 10:30am. If you are attending, try and arrive early as this is a well attended televised event.

If you are unable to attend one of the services, you may be able to view the Warplane Museum Remembrance Day Service on CHCH TV starting at 10:30am. This event is televised live.

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Case United is hosting a Roast Beef Dinner with all the fixings along with a live auction to follow on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 6pm at Case United Church!

Where: Case United Church, 6180 White Church Rd E Mt. Hope/Hamilton
When: Saturday October 20, 6pm

Cost:
Adults $25.00
Children 6 – 12 $10.00
Children 5 & Under no charge

For tickets please call 905-679-6184

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spooky stroll

The 2nd annual Binbrook Spooktacular Stroll will be happening Friday October 12th from 5pm – 9pm at the Binbrook Fairgrounds. This is a free rain or shine community event! Put on your best costumes and come and get ready for an evening full of fun. There will be Trick or Treating, Halloween activities, local vendors, FREE raffles, and so much more! more information can be found at www.spooktacularstroll.ca

If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering at the event please contact the organizers at 905-512-1846.

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Nebo Road will be CLOSED to through traffic between Dickenson Rd. and Airport Rd., from 9 a.m. on Monday Sept. 24th until or before Friday Oct. 12th for outstanding Bridge rehabilitation work.

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Starting Monday, August 27 Glancaster Road will be closed to through traffic between Butter Road East & Airport Road West, in order to complete culvert work. Local access will be provided to residents. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of September, weather permitting.

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Many trees along Homestead Drive in Mount Hope have recently been decimated. These mature trees were felled without permits or permission from the city and the developer responsible has been issued a cease and desist letter for all work on this property. Councillor Johnson is pushing for a tree replacement plan to be put in place at the cost of the developer.

The developer will be holding a meeting on August 30th at the 447 Wing starting at 7pm to explain his proposed ideas for his properties. As your local Councillor, Brenda Johnson will be attending this meeting and will continue to strongly speak out about the recent actions on this property. Please note this is meeting is being held by the developer, and not by the City.

Councillor Johnson encourages everyone to attend as well.

Where: 447 Wing (3210 Homestead Drive, Mount Hope)
When: August 30th, 2018 at 7pm
Purpose: Developers proposed ideas for his properties on the East side of Homestead Drive

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