As you enjoy the beautiful spring weather and our Waterdown and Flamborough neighbourhood parks this month, please bring clear trash/recycling bags with you to help keep our communities clean in celebration of Earth Day.
In 2020, the City of Hamilton’s Police Services Board and council approved my motion for $16 million in funding for a new combined police and fire station in Waterdown. Over the next year, staff and police are working on identifying a location that once finalized, we will see shovels in the ground.
Our team of officers report out of the Division 3 station, but are physically working out of Innovation Business Park offices within Flamborough every day.
It is imperative that all incidents of suspicious activity in neighbourhoods are reported directly to Hamilton police, including photos and any footage that is available. Even if nothing was taken or damage was minimal, police need to know if there is a pattern across the city. To report, call Hamilton Police at 905-546-4925; they do not need to come to your home.
Many thanks to Geri Hall who shared her experience testing for radon gas levels in her home with the Flamborough Review. I appreciate you helping to create awareness on the seriousness of radon, a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that is formed naturally by the radioactive breakdown of uranium contained in soil and rock.
I encourage everyone to learn more about testing homes at www.hamilton.ca/public-health/health-topics/radon.
The Flamborough Women’s Resource Centre (FWRC) continues to provide services to women, and their children, who are experiencing domestic violence. FWRC is excited to announce a new mobile program providing wraparound services to women living rurally, with a focus on supporting seniors.
The mobile counsellor meets women where they are comfortable to provide risk assessments, safety planning, counselling, and more. Contact the FWRC at 289-895-8580.
Council has approved the 2021 budget. After starting with about a 4.6 per cent tax increase in January, council worked with staff to whittle it down to 1.8 per cent for Ward 15 residents and 2.2 per cent for broader Hamilton. Visit judipartridge.ca for more information.
Please stay home if you feel unwell, wear a mask, keep physically distanced and wash hands frequently.