I will be hosting an Open House and Budget Meeting on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012, at the Stoney Creek Municipal Building, 777 Hwy #8 @ the corner of Hwy #8 & Jones Rd. We will start with the Open House from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and then starting at 6:30 there will be a presentation on the 2012 Municipal Budget by Rob Rossini, General Manager of Finance for the City. Mr. Rossini will give an overview of this years proposed budget and how it will impact you in Ward 11. The Open House from 4:30-6:30 will be an informal time and I look forward to meeting and talking with you personally. If you are unable to attend this day, there is a similar open house and budget meeting be held at the Glanbrook Municipal Office on Thurs, March 1st, same times.

Good News for the Ontario Early Years Centre that operates in Winona. It is not leaving the community. Councillor Johnson met with Deb Myers who is a key organizer of the Early Years Program and she advised that the Winona Centre is being restructured to meet the needs of the community and to enhance the service. Ms. Myers did confirm that the funding is still in place but you may see a small interruption in service, you may see a different location or one or more locations, but you will see the service staying in Winona. Ms. Myers advised they are looking for Community partners in the Winona area. The current Centre is in place until the end of March, but there will be an update of the new program before that time.

Some upcoming events in your Community are: Tea at the Lee on February 19th in the Drive House from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Scouting & Guiding Service will be held at Fifty United Church (Hwy #8, just east of Fifty Rd) on Feb 19th at 10:30 and on Feb 25, Fifty United Church is having a Ham Dinner.. The New Winona Public Elementary School will have an Open House on Monday Febrary 27th from 5:30 to 7pm. This will be very informal and all are invited to drop by and have a tour of the new school. The FOTEK (Friends of the Ermosa Karst) Dinner & Dance fundraiser is Mar 3rd These events and more are detailed in the calendar of Councillor Johnson’s web page www.brendajohnson.ca

Quick Service Tip: Did you know that you can now pay POA (speeding & traffic related tickets) and municipal parking tickets, at the Stoney Creek Municipal Office, 777 Hwy #8 at Jones Rd. 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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