This next couple of months will be busy with activity in the Communities of Ward 11. there are a number of Community Meetings/Open House events so that the residents can be kept in the loop and informed.

February 21st, Maple Leaf Foods will host another Community Open House from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the new Canada Bread Plant, 745 Nebo Road. The presentation portion of the evening will start at 6pm. There will be further information on the tree replanting initiative and outline in greater detail the planned activities that will be taking place as they enter the construction phase of the new plan. Representatives from Hydro One and City of Hamilton Staff will be on hand and I look forward to hearing your concerns personally at this event.

March 1st, I will be hosting and Open House followed by a 2012 Budget Presentation at the Glanbrook Municipal Office, 4280 Binbrook Road (next to the Arena). The open house will be from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and then starting at 6:30, Rob Rossini, GM of Finance for the City of Hamilton, will give an overview of this years proposed budget. There will also be plenty of opportunity to express your concerns and ask your questions. I look forward to meeting and talking with residents during the open house portion and the budget presentation will give details that directly affect the Glanbrook/Ward 11 Community. If you are unable to attend this day, there is a similar one on Feb 28th, same time at the Stoney Creek Municipal Office, 777 Hwy #8 at the corner of Jones Rd.

March 21st, Mount Hope Residents Community Meeting at the Mount Hope Community Centre, 3027 Homestead Drive, behind the Library. The purpose of this meeting is to talk about the Village of Mount Hope both current and future. A city of Hamilton staff person will attend and give an overview of the current and future zoning plans for the Village, a representative from the Police Department will be in attendance to talk about issues in the Village and give an overview of how a Neighbourhood Watch program might assist. Also, staff from the City Parks and Beautification Department will attend to talk about beautification of the Village and how we can get a plan in place to spruce things up. This will be a very informative meeting and I hope that everyone can attend as this is your Village and working together, we can accomplish a lot of good things.

I am still in the planning stages for followup meetings to the Recreation Survey taken last fall and the Transit survey that was agreed to at last Novembers meeting. I’m also looking to host a meeting for the Village of Binbrook similar to that of the Mar 21st meeting in Mount Hope. Also, just a reminder that the Binbrook Village Cleanup will be on Sunday April 15th this year and if you would like to participate with a cleanup in your area, please let me know as I can assist.

Quick Service Tip: Did you know that you can now pay POA (speeding & traffic related tickets) and municipal parking tickets, at the Glanbrook Municipal Office, 4280 Binbrook Road, next to the Arena. Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm?

As always, if you should have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me personally at 905-546-4513 or email Brenda.Johnson@hamilton.ca or via the web page at www.brendajohnson.ca

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