The annual spring maintenance program within Hamilton’s 69 municipally owned and operated cemeteries will begin within the next few weeks. The maintenance will include a variety of post winter/pre-summer services including (but not limited to):
- ground maintenance and turf repair
- leaf and litter pick up
- grave repair (including tamping, levelling and top dress/seeding)
- flower bed preparation
- flat monument maintenance and installations
- grave site clean ups
- activation of all water lines.
The Hamilton Fire Department would like to remind all citizens to replace the batteries in all their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms this weekend when they adjust their clocks forward for day-light savings time.
“In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” explained Fire Chief David Cunliffe. “Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries. When you change your clocks on March 11, Hamilton Fire Department wants everyone to take the time to install new batteries in all alarms.”Read more
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
More than 78 per cent of residents in Hamilton put out their blue boxes each week! Thank you to all Ward 1 residents who participate in the City's blue box program. The program is very successful, and contributes to the diversion of more than 94,500 tonnes of waste from the landfill each year!
Improving the diversion rate and the increasing the uptake of recycling programs is an important initiative at the City of Hamilton. To help support residents in their recycling efforts, we’re sharing some of the most common mistakes and questions about recycling.Read more
With warm weather and heavy rain in the forecast over the coming days, the City of Hamilton is reminding residents to take steps to prevent flooding in and around their homes, and be cautious around all bodies of water.
City crews are working proactively to clear catch basins and inspect flooding hot spots across the city, and the City is providing the following tips for residents to reduce the risk of flooding:Read more
The Keep Hamilton Clean & Green Committee is offering a Clean & Green Neighbourhood Grant of up to $1000!
The application form for 2018 Clean & Green Neighbourhood Grants is officially open. Eligible applicants are invited to submit their application before midnight on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
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Please be advised that you should receive your 2018 Recycling & Garbage Guide along with bright green trash tags beginning Wednesday, February 21st through Thursday, March 1st via Canada Post. The green trash tags are effective as of April 1, 2018 with the current pink tags expiring March 31, 2018. The pink trash tags will continue to be accepted during the month of April to ensure residents have received their new tags.Read more
Update: the 3rd and final stage of the citizen dashboard is now available.
The Citizen Dashboard publishes performance data for select services including Housing Services, Economic Development, Building Administration and Enforcement, City Finances, HSR Transit, Ontario Works, Waste Collection, Food Safety, Fire and Water Supply and Distribution.Read more