Historical plaque project underway, writes Partridge
Coun. Judi Partridge, Ward 15, Flamborough Review Thursday, February 11, 2021
Recently, Aldershot councillor Kelvin Galbraith and I discussed the upcoming complete closure of Waterdown Road, south of Flatt Road for six to eight weeks during July and August 2021.
The closure is part of the City of Burlington’s multi-year widening and reconstruction of Waterdown Road. According to engineer Jeff Thompson, the planned closure is a new development made necessary by the Region of Halton’s decision to replace a water main in the area. More details will be available soon.
I’m pleased to share that 12 historical plaques are now underway with planned installation throughout 2021-2022 in Waterdown Village Heritage District and at significant Flamborough heritage landmarks. The task force doing creative design, writing and research includes Waterdown BIA, Flamborough Archives and the Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society, working together with myself and staff.
Plaque topics include Waterdown Memorial Hall, Memorial Park, Sealy Park and many more.
Thank you for your continued feedback on strategic planning for the City of Hamilton, including the recent internet survey.
As your councillor, living in a rural area, my family knows the frustration many residents are experiencing with lack of consistent broadband in homes. I encourage and remind everyone to complete this survey to provide direct feedback on your experience with internet connectivity: https://bit.ly/2LziysH
In follow-up to the April 2020 COVID Business Impact Survey, Flamborough businesses are being asked to provide feedback through employer survey (https://bit.ly/3jBzsDG), to understand needs of businesses and organizations over next year and quantify impacts of COVID. I encourage everyone to provide feedback that will help us to help you and implement further actions for our business community, and in weeks and months ahead.
Directed by council, staff are asking for feedback on an Urban Forest Strategy draft plan: https://engage.hamilton.ca.
The plan will ensure the long-term health of Hamilton’s urban forest, and provide a community-developed vision and actions to guide staff in maintaining and growing the urban forest. Feedback accepted until Feb. 26.
For now, stay home if you feel unwell, wear a mask, keep physical distance, wash hands frequently. Remember, protecting you, protects others — it is up to all of us.