On June 9th, KNA will host a town hall with councillor Brian McHattie, to provide a chance for residents to ask questions about issues of concern in the neighbourhood and council’s processes and decisions.
The meeting will be held at Stanley Avenue Baptist Church at 7 pm.
If there are questions that you wish to discuss, it will be helpful if you could email them to Councillor McHattie’s office before hand.
The Economic Development and Planning Committee is holding three Public
meetings (under the Planning Act) to consider draft policies and mapping for
the new Urban Hamilton Official Plan for the lands shown on the map below.
The Official Plan is the long term planning vision for the urban development of Hamilton over the next 20 years (until 2031).
Highlights of the Urban Official Plan:
* Provides a comprehensive approach to managing growth and land use change
* Increases sustainability
* Creates a strong and competitive economy
* Concentrates development within built up areas
* Protects natural open spaces and parks
* Provides for an integrated transportation network
As a result of the adoption of the proposed Urban Hamilton Official Plan, the existing Official Plans for the former Region of Hamilton-Wentworth, Towns of Ancaster, Dundas, and Flamborough, the Township of Glanbrook, and the Cities of Hamilton and Stoney Creek Official Plans will be repealed by amendments to these existing Official Plans (hereinafter referred to as the “existing Official Plans”).
You are invited to attend to express your views about the new Urban Official Plan on:
* Wednesday, JUNE 10th, 2009 at 9:30 am
* Thursday, JUNE 11th, 2009 at 6:00 pm
* Tuesday, JUNE 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Following the three public meetings, the Economic Development and Planning Committee will hold meetings on June 22, 2009 and June 23, 2009 to discuss the public input and consider the staff report.
Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton
You may submit written comments to the:
City Clerk, Economic Development and Planning Committee
City of Hamilton, 77 James Street North, Suite 220,
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K3
Alexandra.Rawlings@hamilton.ca 905-546-2424 Ext. 2729
If you wish to speak at the public meeting, please contact Alexandra Rawlings.
If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the new Urban Hamilton Official Plan or the proposed Official Plan Amendments, you must make a written request to the City Clerk at the address noted above.
The proposed Urban Hamilton Official Plan and the Official Plan Amendments will be available for viewing on and after May 22, 2009 at:
Strategic Services/Special Projects Division
Planning and Economic Development Department
77 James Street North, Suite 250, Hamilton Ontario
between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm(Monday to Friday) or
at the Municipal Service Centres and
For those Kirkendallers on Facebook, a page has been created to deal with the proposed development of a big box store complex on Aberdeen between the rail line and the McMaster Innovation Park:
We will also have a chance to find out more about the issue on June 9th at the community meeting with councillorBrian McHattie. A full announcement of that meeting will be made shortly.
(Anyone who hasn’t heard about the proposal and wants to know more can email me for details.
Dear Kirkendall Walks participants; Walk There! challenge takers and vehicle loggers all!
Environment Hamilton is pleased to announce that the long awaited draw for 2 VIA rail return tickets to Montreal as well as a GO Transit package will take place at the BAD DOG CAFE on Locke Street this Saturday at 1pm.
Meet us there to formally conclude our part of the walks project: we know you will continue the work that we helped begin.
Free Coffee and muffins for all.
For more information please call us Beatrice or Jarah at 905 549 0900 or Beatrice at 905 529 7408
During the week of May 19, 2009, single family households in Hamilton can place up to three containers of waste at the curb on their regular collection day. Residents are reminded that collection day following the holiday Monday is one day later – please check your waste collection calendar for details.
A container is defined as either a non-returnable plastic garbage bag weighing no more than 23 kilograms OR a rigid reusable container with a volume of less than 135 litres, weighing no more than 23 kilograms.
Residents are not required to use clear plastic bags during this Grace Period, however they will be collected.
***Please note that the regular ”One Plus One” waste collection will resume the week of May 25, 2009.***
The next Grace Period will be following Thanksgiving Monday in October 2009.
The donations have been weighed and the final total collected is
which is very nearly double our efforts from last year!
Thanks to everyone who contributed food, money, and time, and especially to our president, Mary Lou Reiman, for co-ordinating all the work.
The next KNA food drive will take place on May 1, 2010 – can we keep doubling the total?
2009 COMPOST GIVEAWAY INFORMATION CITY OF
Compost is available from the City of Hamilton once again this spring. Residents are invited to fill 5 pails or buckets for the nominal charge of $5. Bring your own shovel and pails or buckets (you supply the elbow grease to fill the buckets).
Saturday May 16
Rymal Road Public Works Yard, Hamilton Mountain Rymal Road between Upper Wellington Street and Upper Wentworth Street – same entrance as the new YMCA Gates open at 8:00am
330 Wentworth Street Public Works Yard (Birch Street Entrance ONLY), Lower Hamilton Enter from Birch Street between Burlington Street East and Barton Street East Gates open at 8:00am
Saturday May 23
Upper Ottawa Public Works Yard, East Mountain Upper Ottawa Street just north of Stone Church Road Gates open at 8:00am
Jones Road Public Works Yard, Stoney Creek Jones Road between Barton Street and South Service Road Gates open at 8:00am
The Canadian Walking Master Class is a unique project that supports the implementation of active, safe and sustainable communities across Canada. Hamilton is one of only four Canadian cities participating in the Canadian Walking Master Class. On May 13, 2009, there is an opportunity for members of the public to hear from a team of international experts and to provide input into the vision of a walkable Hamilton.
Open to all members of the public, including local community groups, local NGOs/ENGOs. Registration is not required.
Supported by Public Health Services and Public Works.
For more information, contact Sharon Mackinnon, City of Hamilton, Public Health Services at 905-546-2424 ext 3522 or visit the Canada Walks website at www.canadawalks.ca/project_cwmc.asp.
When: May 13, 2009, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where:The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, 55 Bay Street North
Last weekend’s food drive event collected a busfull of food for Mission Services.
We won’t know how much food or money was collected until early next week but it looked to be two or three times last year’s haul of 4000 lbs. The weather cooperated which was a huge help but most thanks go to our tremendous team of volunteers that did promotion, designed posters,delivered flyers and came out on Saturday to help, as well as all those who donated to the event.
Judy Marsales Real Estate provided the amazing lawn signs which we can use from year to year.
Ray’s Boathouse and the West Town Bar & Grill provided T-shirts which identified the volunteers and they were able to take them home.
Factor-E, Locke St. BIA and Locke St. Merchants Association all made donations to help with our printing costs.
Individuals made donations to cover the cost of pizza at the end of the day.
Thanks to Mayor Fred Eisenberger, MP David Christoffersen and Rick Hiebert of Mission Services for joining in our opening ceremony.
Thanks to Upper James Toyota who loaned us two trucks and drivers, a tremendous help, to the Spectator for their great article and ads on the drive and of course to Hamilton Street Railway who again loaned us a bus and a driver, Paul, who no longer lives in Kirkendall but intends to keep working with us.
And thanks to Zarkys, Dell Pharmacy and Mr. Tonys for having bins to collect food.
If anyone’s food was not picked up, please let us know and we will come and get it and if there were any other problems, let us know. And again, thanks to all the volunteers who made all the difference.
Our next drive will be the first Saturday of May, the 1st in 2010: mark it down and we’ll see you then!
As of May 1, 2009 the City’s purchasing division has issued the request for proposals for the Locke Street Public Art Competition. Please feel free to forward this information on to any artists you think would be interested and encourage them to submit their ideas. For more information visit the city website at the address listed below.
Call for Submissions – Locke Street Public Art Competition
The City of Hamilton is currently seeking artists or teams of artists to make submissions to the Public Art Completion for Locke Street South.
A competition award of $40,000 will be given for the design fabrication and delivery to the site of a series of art pieces or a single art piece that will be reflective of the Locke Street South area and will have significance and meaning to the community. This art work(s) is to be permanently installed on Locke Street South.
Please note that this competition closes on June 4, 2009 and that artists must attend a mandatory information session on May 20, 2009 to be considered.
For more information on this request for proposal please visit:
B.E.S. B.Arch. O.A.A.
Art In Public Places Coordinator
Cultural Initiatives Section
Community Services Department
City of Hamilton
T 905 546 2424 EXT 6281 F 905 540 5511