This event has been postponed until further notice.
A message from the Community Services Department, Culture & Recreation, Culture Section:
You are invited to an “Ideas Charrette” for the Hamilton Farmers’ Market
We want to make our Farmers’ Market a special destination. Let’s talk about the Market’s future. Come and discuss future possibilities and goals.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
6 PM – 8 PM
41 Jackson Street (at MacNab)
For further info please call (905) 546-2096
What is an “Ideas Charrette?”
A charette is a forum where citizens, staff and others collaborate on a vision for development. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the planners. More importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of the vision.
This charrette will provide an opportunity for people to give their ideas about what type of market they want to see in Hamilton, including services, food types, prepared foods, lunch areas, special events etc.
PLEASE JOIN US AND BE PART OF THE VISON
Hosted by Community Services Department,
Culture & Recreation, Culture Section
City of Hamilton
The Kirkendall Neighbourhood Traffic Management Study has been completed and the review period ends Monday November 27th. Below is a brief summary of the topics studied and where available recommended alternatives. Recommendations were based on the following criteria: safety, level of service, network connections, environmental impact, Implementation, maintenance and capital cost.
The study is available for viewing at the Locke Street Library or online at the City of Hamilton website .
This is a summary of specific traffic issues, recommendations being made, and specific traffic / pedestrian improvements planned that will be implemented.
Longwood Road Interim Improvements: The alternative recommended to doing nothing is to provide 3 traffic lanes and bicycle lanes. Long Term improvements would include four lanes for traffic and parking.
Longwood Road Bridge: The alternative recommended to providing a separate pedestrian bridge is to have pedestrian sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both sides, two northbound and one southbound lane for vehicles. There is a long term plan for a Highway 403 west bound on ramp.
Aberdeen and Studholme Road Intersection: Install traffic signals at the intersection.
Aberdeen and Longwood Road: The preferred alternative over an expanded intersection is a roundabout with channelized right turns. However the MTO does not support this at the end of a highway ramp. Therefore the expanded intersection with land protected for future implementation of the roundabout would be the current plan.
ChathamStreet – Frid Street Connection: Frid Street to continue south through the McMaster Innovation Park linking with Longwood Road. (This was to be up for discussion with McMaster University on Wed. November 22)
Earl Kitchener School – Student drop off and Traffic Calming: Two alternatives are shown – one involving textured pavement, the other wider curbs. Both list signage located either side of the school “Maximum 40 km/hr” with flashing lights. No preference was indicated.
Earl Kitchener School Road Network: West of Dundurn: Change the direction of traffic on both Stanley Ave. and Linwood (paired) and Homewood and Hawthorne (paired) OR Just change the direction of Stanley and Homewood. No preference was indicated.
Queen Street 2-way Conversion: Changing Queen Street to two-way travel with one lane parking was considered. The preferred alternative was to make no changes.
Herkimer Street 2-way Conversion: Changing Herkimer Street to two-way travel with two lane parking was considered. The preferred alternative was to make no changes.
The City is undergoing rezoning in the entire City. Currently, the West Hamilton Industrial Area is zoned as “K” which allows for anything to be built. The new zoning will minimize the type of development that is allowed.
The Dundurn Street bridge: during the assessment of the bridge, a sewer system was found beneath the bridge. As a result, the sewer system will need to be removed first, followed with the replacement of the bridge.
Councillor McHattie is working to ensure that there are no conflicts between implementation of recommendations of any studies underway that affect traffic management.
Traffic / Pedestrian Improvements Planned
Provide an additional Street stop sign on the left side of the approach:
• On Orchard Hill Street (westbound direction) at Dundurn
• On South Street (westbound direction) at Dundurn Street
• On Kent Street (southbound direction) at Glenfern Avenue
Provide minor intersection improvements:
• Dundurn Street at Main Street – pedestrian countdown signal heads
• Dundurn Street at Aberdeen Avenue – pedestrian countdown signal heads
• Queen Street at Aberdeen Avenue – pavement markings to enhance southbound right-turn movement (lane channelization)
• Queen Street at Charlton Avenue – change lane configuration on east approach to dual left turn lanes and a single through lane
Provide additional one-way signs:
• On Pearl Street at Bold Street – additional one-way sign on the northeast corner
• On Dundurn Street at Charlton Avenue – additional on-way sign on the northeast and southeast corners
Remove on-street parking near curbs to address sight line issues:
• Southeast side of Dundurn Street south of Hill Street
• All four corners at the intersection of Charlton Avenue and Dundurn Street
• West side of Locke Street at Chatham Street
• West side of Locke Street at Melbourne Street
• East side of Locke Street at Stanley Avenue
Provide directional signing for safer crossing locations:
• On the north and south sides of Aberdeen Avenue at Kent Street – directing pedestrians to cross at Locke Street or Queen Street
• On the east and west sides of Dundurn Street at Charlton Avenue – directing pedestrians to cross at Herkimer Street (and Chatham Street in the long-term)
Improve intersection control:
• Three-way stop at Hillcrest Avenue and Mountain Avenue
• Intersection pedestrian signal (if warranted) at the intersection of Strathcona Avenue / Main Street
• Traffic signals (longer term) at the intersection of Chatham Street / Dundurn Street
• Traffic signals at the intersection of Herkimer Street / Dundurn Street
• Traffic signals at the intersection of Studholme Road/ Aberdeen Avenue
Provide a neighbourhood gateway feature:
• Community gateway feature west of CP rail bridge (neighbourhood signing)
Provide sidewalks and maintain pedestrian bridges:
• Provide a sidewalk on Frid Street between Main Street and the Hamilton Spectator building
• Rebuild the pedestrian bridge on Poulette Street
• Improve and maintain the pedestrian bridge on Pearl Street
• Provide a sidewalk on Homewood Avenue between Linwood Avenue and MacDonald Avenue
• Provide a sidewalk on Glenfern Avenue between Mountain Avenue and Undermount Avenue
• Provide a sidewalk on Kent Avenue between Amelia Street and Glenfern Avenue
Provide hidden intersection signing for oncoming vehicles:
• On Locke Street just north of Hunter Street in the northbound direction
• On Locke Street just south of Canada Street in the southbound direction
Please feel free to leave your comments here, as we will be reading them and directing them to the appropriate city and elected officials.
Sergeant Jeffrey Copp has left his position of crime manager to become a detective. The Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association extends thanks to Sergeant Copp for his hard work and his vigilance in protecting our neighbourhood. We wish you all the best in your new job.
Our new crime manager is Sergeant Tim O’Keefe. We received this message from Sergeant O’Keefe:
Some of you may already be aware that A/Sgt. Jeff Copp has recently been reassigned to the Criminal Investigation Division starting in 2007.
I will be coming in to fill Jeff’s shoes. I have been a member of the Hamilton Police Service for the past 19 years. My first 10 years were spent working in the East end and Central divisions. I worked as a Scenes of Crime Officer for seven of those years. I have worked in the Criminal Investigation Division and spent 7 years in the Forensic Identification Branch. (C.S.I.) I returned to Uniform Patrol in 2005. My last year was divided up between working as a Westdale beat officer and the Acting Reception Sergeant.
I am looking forward to my new position as the Crime Manager for the West town Sector and the challenges it will bring.
Welcome to the neighbourhood!
We also received this information about Highland Gardens Park (The Res) from the police:
Police have received information that the youths who frequent the park for their bush parties are students from both Westdale High School and St. Mary’s High School. Our Youth School Officer has been in contact with both the Student’s Council and the School Boards to make them aware of the problems being experienced by residents of the Kirkendall Neighbourhood. The School Boards have advised that if the police can identify the students from a particular school, they will address this issue under established student behaviour protocol. Hopefully this will lead to a reduction in these types of incidents.
Finally, the beat tracker statistics for October are available in Microsoft Word format. Click here to download the document.
The Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association is meeting this Wednesday, November 15, at 7:00 pm at Aberdeen Gardens.
Aberdeen Gardens is located at 330 Dundurn Street South, just north of Aberdeen. Click here for a map. Enter the facility at the rear door. There is also parking behind the building.
As well as the usual updates, which hopefully will include an update from our city councillor – whoever that may turn out to be – there will also be a ten minute presentation on the Green Venture program.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Some of the issues candidates will address:
McMaster Innovation Park
Property standards in rental properties
High realty taxes
Density of social service housing
DALEWOOD SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
1150 MAIN W. AT HADDON SOUTH
GRECO – McHATTIE – SPENCER
BALDASARO – DI IANNI – EISENBERGER – ELMS – LEACH – SPEZIALE – ZULINIAK
Please excuse the very late notice, Internet access is spotty here in Rome (I am on vacation, unlike our hard-working Ward 1 candidates).