Tomorrow is the last day to submit your ideas on how to spend $1.5 million in infrastructure with the focus on Environmental Stewardship!
Have an idea to share? Please click here to enter it online or visit one of our Drop Box Locations (idea submission forms are available at the drop boxes). Idea submission closes December 14. Click the image to enlarge:
There will be a new splashpad installed in celebration of Canada's 150 anniversary. Below is the preliminary concept plan (click to enlarge):Read more
We are excited to announce the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process is starting on November 16 when idea submission officially opens. New this year, is our first ever themed PB! We invite all residents to help us spend $1.5 million with the focus on Environmental Stewardship! Click image to enlarge:Read more
We are thrilled to report that the Ward 1 Pollinator Gardens are complete and in place at Cathedral Park, Stroud Park and Vitoria Park. This project was made possible through the 2016 forWard One Participatory Budgeting Process where it was the 5th top project of the year! Thank you to everyone who helped submit the idea, voted for it and make this possible!
The project was documented from start to finish, please click here to see the summary (opens a 3 Page PDF File). Below is Page 1 of the summary:
In order to repair water lines, Hunter St. W. will be CLOSED to through traffic between Queen and Locke Streets on Wednesday Nov. 1st from 9 a.m. until or before 5 p.m.
The work will be located West of Pearl.
Making ideas a reality. When Aidan was elected Ward 1 Councillor in 2014, he committed to continuing the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process started by the previous Councillor Brian McHattie. PB asks Ward 1 residents how to spend 1.5 million dollars in Area Rating Funding (read more about PB and Area Rating Funding by clicking here). Overall, the process highlights how 1 resident can submit an idea to be reviewed and voted on by the community and then implemented by the City.
Below is a status report of the ideas that were top voted and received funding since Aidan's election (click to enlarge, opens PDF file):Read more
The Kay Drage Trail construction is due to begin on October 16 and will be completed by the end of the year! We hope the new trail will be enjoyed by all residents.
In the meantime, please be advised there will be construction in the area, the boundaries are outlined on the map below. Click the image to enlarge.Read more
Clean streets and parks make our community a better place to be. We would like to thank the countless volunteers who work hard to help keep Ward 1 looking beautiful.
After 15 years of dedicated service to the Ward 1 Office, Dale Brown has announced she will be retiring from her position to pursue new opportunities in life. Her contributions to Ward 1 will never be forgotten; from the community newsletter to participatory budgeting to neighbourhood meetings to constituent support, she has been committed to making Ward 1 a better place for everyone.Read more
Update on the One-Year Pilot Program for Yard Maintenance Related By-laws in the McMaster Neighbourhoods
Aidan introduced and moved a Motion at City Council titled 'Review of the Current By-law Enforcement Service Levels in the McMaster University Neighbourhoods'. The Motion was carried. As a result, the City of Hamilton hired two additional students for a one year pilot program for enforcement of yard maintenance related by-laws in the McMaster neighbourhoods.
Since starting, students went door to door handling out pamphlets and educating property owners and occupants on the purpose of the pilot program, various yard maintenance related by-laws and violations. The following video reviews property standards in the City of Hamilton:Read more