The Tuesday February 12 Waterdown Community Meeting to discuss three key initiatives in Waterdown was cancelled due to winter storm conditions, and will be rescheduled for early spring. It will be important to save the date to have your say, as this meeting will introduce three studies in Waterdown that staff want to hear community feedback on. They include a Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan Study, Waterdown Community Transportation Management Study, and a Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory. Please visit my website judipartridge.ca for more information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week, in a Motion moved by Councillor Clark, seconded by myself, Council voted to ask that the Minister of Transportation clarify, in writing, who would be responsible for any increase in costs above the $1billion that the province has pledged for the LRT. It is very concerning that Metrolinx has refused to provide an update on who is going to be responsible for extra costs above the $1billion in Provincial funding, and it is important to our residents that we get the full picture if the costs run over and if Hamilton taxpayers will have to pay for additional costs. To read more, please click here: https://bit.ly/2GK22l0
Later this spring, Hamilton Police Services and I will also be hosting my Annual Community Police Update – stay tuned for the date/location/time in future articles.
Over the past year, residents and myself have been working with the city legal team on a few developments that are at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) / Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) for hearings. We will continue to attend the various hearings scheduled over the course of 2019 and beyond. More updates to come.
Thank you to everyone who came for the phenomenal launch of the Flamborough-Waterdown 100+ Women Who Care meeting in January. This fabulous group of women are truly making a difference in the Flamborough community. Appreciation to Doris, Heather and Lena for your leadership. Next meeting Wednesday April 10 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 100% of donations go directly to local charity. Visit www.100womenflamborough.ca and let’s Build Community Together.
Everyone is invited to walk and raise funds for Drummond House at the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising event on Saturday February 23. Drummond House is a transitional home for women, and this event helps make a difference in their lives and provides hope for their future. You can register online in advance or sign up to volunteer – please visit https://cnoy.org/location/waterdown for full details.
This March Break, invite family and friends to Joe Sams Leisure Park, Mountsberg Conservation Area, Westfield Heritage Village or other amenities for outdoor activities and great events. As of Family Day, you can also now enjoy Hamilton museums and all the services of local libraries for free using your Hamilton Public Library Card. Just present your library card to gain complimentary general admission to all City of Hamilton operated museums with the exclusion of paid special events, booked programs and workshops.
If you need help, call my office at 905-546-2713 or email through website www.judipartridge.ca. If you see me in the community, please stop and say hello.
Councillor Judi Partridge