Heritage Committee Votes to Save Shaver House in Ancaster from Demo, Will Council Agree?

The plot is familiar to Hamiltonians. A building of heritage interest is scheduled for demolition, a 60-day countdown to the permit being issued begins, a rush occurs as the Municipal Heritage Committee tries to determine if they wish to block the demolition by designating the building, a heated debate ensues, Heritage Committee decides it should be saved, and then Council ultimately gets to decide. Thus happened again at today’s Municipal Heritage Committee as a walk-in report announced to the committee that The Egerton Shaver House (Fig 17 on this Ancaster Township Historical Society page) is scheduled for demolition permit issue on February 13, 2017. The application for to demolition is to facilitate the construction of a “retail commercial plaza as well as a 50 unit, 6 storey multiple dwelling on the site.” The building, built c.1856, was first identified as being of potential heritage value in 1984.

Airport Meeting Cancelled Due To Lack of Councillors Showing Up To Work

This is the second Council meeting cancelled in a month due to a lack of Councillors showing up to work. Other meetings have been cancelled in advance as Councillors increasingly fail to show up to City Hall preferring to take vacations and focus on self-promotion activities as they campaign for re-election in 2018.

Hamilton City Council: Hamilton Renewable Power Board of Directors for September 28, 2016

Council’s money-making energy production enterprise company will hold a Board of Directors meeting to “apply to the Independent Electricity System Operator’s Feed-in-Tariff version 5 program”
The agenda for this committee is not publicly available on the City website because, apparently, adding agendas would break the City’s website.
The full agenda package is on The Public Record

Hamilton City Council Capital Projects Work-In-Progress Sub-Committee for September 30, 2016

Council’s Capital Projects Work-In-Progress Sub-Committee meets September 30th to discuss the status of hundreds of Public Works capital projects.
The City does not make agendas for non-standing committees publicly available on the Internet. Apparently, they haven’t discovered the upload button in their Drupal CMS backend.
The members of this committee are: Collins, Conley, B. Johnson, Partridge, Pearson, and the Whitehead.
The meeting begins at 1:30pm in Room 192 at City Hall.

Hamilton Truck Route Sub-Committee for September 2016

Hamilton City Council’s Truck Route Sub-Committee will discuss a staff report responding to a motion to researching ban heavy trucks on Centennial Parkway from Queenston Road to Green Mountain Road, including the mountain access. There is also a motion, not public until the meeting, “respecting farm truck exceptions.”
The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. on September 1, The Public Record will broadcast it live.