On Thursday March 8, 2018 City Council approved the 2018 Budget that will see an average property tax increase of 3.9% in Ward 1. This will allow the City to build on its 2017 accomplishments and make significant ongoing investments in the growth of our city and the health and well-being of Hamilton residents.
It is important to let you know that Ward 1 has a higher than average increase in Hamilton due to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessed land values. To learn more about the MPAC Assessment and how it relates to your property tax, click here.Read more
Update: Earlier this week, City of Hamilton crews began road resurfacing operations on the eastbound lanes of Main Street W between Cootes Drive and Macklin Street S. With the work on the eastbound lanes largely complete, crews are moving operations into the westbound lanes beginning this weekend.
Resurfacing of the westbound lanes of Main Street W between Longwood Road S and Dalewood Avenue will begin tonight, Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The westbound lanes will receive the same “shave and pave” treatment as the eastbound lanes, where the top two inches of the existing pavement is milled away and new asphalt is put back on top.Read more
Update: Work is starting at the Locke Street Library! The branch will close Saturday March 3, 2018 at 5pm for approximately 7 months. During the closure, the Bookmobile will visit Melrose United Church Parking Lot on Friday's between 10am and 12pm. See message below from the Library Staff.
Thank you to everyone who voted for Locke Street Library Improvements through our Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Process. We are pleased to report that the project will include a new entry vestibule, renovations to create a barrier free washroom and an improved outdoor reading area. The Locke Street Library Renovation Project is partially funded through Aidan's Area Rating Funding.Read more
Thank you to everyone who has submitted an idea and/or attended the community workshop held on February 26, 2018!
244 idea submissions were received in December 2017. The Participatory Budget Advisory Committee (PBAC) then reviewed the list to remove ideas that did not meet criteria, resulting in 208 ideas that were presented at the community workshop.
An urgent water lateral repair (with road excavation taking place) will require that the block of Herkimer St. between Kent and Queen streets will be CLOSED to traffic on Wednesday February 28, after 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m.
Update: The Cold Alert has been cancelled!
The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton is issuing a Cold Weather Alert effective the early morning hours of February 13, 2018. A Cold Weather Alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below minus 15 degrees Celsius or minus 20 with wind chill.
This alert will remain in effect until a cancellation notice is issued.
Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Wind always makes it feel colder, and increases the risk of frostbite and hypothermia. During extreme cold weather conditions, please call, visit, or check on vulnerable family, friends, and neighbours.Read more
Update: The Victoria park structure is on track for installation this spring. The structure (rendering provided below) has been ordered from the oversees supplier. Colours are not exactly as shown.
This massive play space has children stretching beyond their limits and learning as they go. It is ideal for schools and busy parks where a large number of school-aged children play (recommended age is 5 to 12).
Residents in Hamilton may continue to experience delays in recycling collection this week due to ongoing challenges experienced by the City’s contracted service provider. Any residents with recycling that has not been picked up as scheduled should keep their blue boxes at the curb.Read more
The 55+ It's Your Day January Schedule is available by clicking here (opens PDF).
Victoria Park Clubhouse is open year-round. Check out the schedule on hamilton.ca/recreation55. Some highlights include:
- Registration is now open for Victoria Park Club House Tuesday’s Yoga and Thursday’s Cardio, Balance and Strength both 11:00am – 12:00pm for $30.00 each.
- New Meditation program on Mondays from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Thank you to everyone who submitted your ideas on how to spend $1.5 million in infrastructure with the focus on Environmental Stewardship!
We received just over 200 submissions and are looking forward to working with the Participatory Budget Advisory Committee on reviewing them in the new year.
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