Thanks to the many people who forwarded the latest edition of Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr’s newsletter. (Farr removed The Public Record from his distribution lists)
Posted here for reference.
Ward 2 Word
Councillor Jason Farr
Introducing PlanLocal Ward 2 Beautiful Streets and Spaces
Starting on May 23rd, 2018 please help make your neighbourhood more beautiful
I hear a lot about the desire to make Ward 2 an even more beautiful place to live, work and play. That’s why this year I am dedicating approximately $1 million of infrastructure spending, divided equally between the 6 neighbourhoods, to making your streets and public spaces more beautiful. You know your neighbourhoods better than anyone so I’m asking for your help.
Ward 2 Beautiful Streets and Spaces is your chance to participate in the PlanLocal process that encourages residents to guide infrastructure spending through citizen supported decision-making. Participating is easy:
- Identify locations that you want to beautify, such as major streets and City-owned green spaces, like parks and trails.
- Propose physical infrastructure improvements for that location, such as trail and pathway repairs, greening of bump outs, graffiti prevention, and solar lighting.
The most popular locations identified by residents will be considered for funding.
You can participate from May 23rd to June 28th, both online and in a variety of locations throughout Ward 2. For more information, and to participate, please go to www.planlocal.ca/ward2 or call 905-546-3774.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE
John / Rebecca Park Development
Construction Notice for
James Street South: Duke Street to Bold Street:
Sidewalk and Boulevard Rehabilitation and Associated Works;
James Street South: Duke Street to Hunter Street:
Retaining Walls Construction, patching, drainage and associated works
In the City of Hamilton
Construction is scheduled to commence on or about 7 May, 2018 and be substantially completed by August 2018, weather permitting.
The work involves the following:
Retaining Wall and Stair Rehabilitation (CPR Bridge to Bold Street): The retaining wall south of the CPR Bridge (T.H & B) requires rehabilitation due to existing drainage issues on top of the retaining wall. During construction the south ramp and north stairs, which leads to top of the retaining wall, will also be reconstructed as part of this work. Accommodations will be made for access to those businesses affected during construction.
James Street South (Bold Street to Duke Street – West side): The curbs, boulevard and portions of the existing sidewalk have been scheduled for reconstruction. This work is due to the existing condition of the sidewalk, railing/chains, the existing boulevard and curb grades, as well as public safety concerns regarding crossings at the intersection of James St. and Augusta. The proposed work will include the replacement of the existing chain railing with the installation of new concrete planters and flowers, new concrete boulevard and will include sidewalk rehabilitation.
During this time you may experience some inconveniences such as noise, dust, and restricted vehicular and pedestrian movement. In particular, James Street South will be converted into a one way street (south bound only) from Hunter Street West to Young Street for the duration of the work. Detour routes will be posted where applicable. Every effort will be made to do the work in a timely manner and to keep any inconvenience to a minimum. We ask for your patience during this period.
Arts Awards Event Details
Wednesday June 6, 2018
Theatre Aquarius Dofasco Centre for the Arts
190 King William Street, Hamilton
Reception: 5:30 pm
Awards ceremony: 7 pm
The Arts Awards presentation event is free to attend, but tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. General Admission tickets are available while quantities last at: hamiltonartsawards.eventbrite.com
Master of Ceremony: Clifford Myers
Celebrate Hamilton’s vital arts community at the 2018 City of Hamilton Arts Awards. The event will be a dynamic tribute to the arts in Hamilton and will feature a catered reception, (cash bar), art installations, performances, live music and – of course – the announcement of the Award recipients!