Councillors discussed road maintenance, in the middle of the ongoing pothole season, received the 2021 Annual Drinking Water Report, approved new procedures regarding incorporating land widenings into city roadways, addressed sewage capacity issues on along Dewitt Road, voted to implement natural burials at the Mount Hamilton Cemetery, voted for a new playground at Eleanor Park in the Templemead neighbour in honour of 11-year-old Jude Strickland, a new pedestrian crossing and sidewalk for the Ancaster performing arts centre, adding more wheelchair-accessible swings to parks, and a series of local park improvements.
Councillors approved a new roadside memorial policy, debated and tabled a proposed small kids playground climbing wall, approved speed bumps on a dead-end court, approved purchased twenty (20) new replacement articulated buses, and heard resident concerns about lighting at Victoria Park.
City Councillors are giving the Friends of the Aviary at least a month to determine which of the competing Boards is the valid Board of the volunteer organization, and for them to propose a plan for the future of the Hamilton Aviary.
Council’s Public Works Committee meets Monday to discuss the state of Hamilton’s roads, selling part of an alley in Beasley, the Kay Drage Park Trail, and a citizen delegation asking for bike infrastructure on Sydenham Road.
The full agenda is here, and The Public Record will post a recording of the meeting as soon as possible after its completion. The meeting starts at 9:30am.
Hamilton City Councillors meet as the Public Works Committee to decide on PRESTO equipment maintenance contracts, closing an alleyway abutting 131 Ivon Avenue in Ward 4, adding on-street parking (while maintaining bike lanes0 at Stone Church and Upper Paradise, repairs to the Eastern Sanitary Interceptor Sewer on South Service Road at Fruitland Road, expanding floral traffic islands, urgently replacing water servicing on west portion of Scenic Drive and Goulding Avenue, begin City studies on a proposed private-public partnership at Roxborough Park in Ward 4 bordering the Red Hill Valley, and funding a feasibility study to convert Queen Street South to two way traffic.
Live video starts at 9:30am
Councillors will discuss business planning for the City’s two municipally owned golf courses, supporting private installations of rooftop solar panels, HSR bus traffic on Redfern Avenue, and improving fencing along Mountain Brow Boulevard.
The Public Works Committee will try to make quorum to complete their April business at their first meeting of May.
Live Video starts shortly after 9:30am. (The Public Record is not allowed to set up prior to meetings by order of the City Clerk.)