The Queen Street Hill (Beckett Drive) is scheduled to be closed for reconstruction from early June until the end of August. Staff will provide details of the construction, alternative routes, alternative modes of transportation, and the HSR detour route at a public meeting:
- Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Location: Council Chambers, City Hall
- Address: 71 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario (Google Maps)
Participatory Budget Ward 2 Update
Thanks to everyone who came out to the PB Ward 2 (PBW2) special Durand Board meeting. As you know, this gives resident’s of ward 2 direct control over 1 million dollars to spend on infrastructure in their neighbourhood. Get all the details at one of many sessions going on in the ward.
New Horizon Homes Phase 3 – In the media …
Our president is interviewed in a CBC Hamilton article on the New Horizon Homes 17 story third tower (Phase 3) issue.
Durand Residents Kelly Foyle and Simon Kiss wrote a great article providing reflections on the New Horizon Homes Phase 3 Public Information Centre
Have a great weekend Duranders!
[REMINDER] The Durand Neighbourhood Association Hosts A Special Meeting – You Are Invited!
Durand participates in City budgeting.
Date: Tuesday 14 May
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: City Hall Room 192/193
In more than a thousand cities around the world, residents like you are directly determining how their cities spend their budgets. Starting in May 2013, you can, too! Norman Kearney, the facilitator for Ward 2′s Participatory Budgeting (PB) project will explain the process and answer questions. PB gives you and your neighbours the power to reshape the places you live, work, and play. It’s tangible, it’s empowering, and it’s fun!
Participating online is easy too. Simply visit pbhamont.ca/participate to find out when, where, and how. Or call our office at 905.523.4444 x 112.
Please see the letter that the Durand Neighbourhood Association submitted to the Planning Department regarding New Horizon Home’s latest proposal for a 17 storey tower on Block 3 and our reasons for denying this application. I have also posted for your reference the MOS from 1996.
DNA – May 2013 Letter to Planning Committee re Thistle
DNA – Minutes of Settlement January 1996
Someone is spreading a nasty rumour that the DNA is behind a secret conspiracy to cut down all the trees in Durand Park. – NOT TRUE!
As part of the Durand Park Revitalization project, which begins this spring, the city’s forestry department will review all the trees in the Park.
Based on their assessment, trees that are in poor health, hazardous, suckering trees, dead, invasive or harmful to the environment will be removed.
As of recently, the City’s forestry department has identified some Ash trees in the berm at the corner of Charlton and Park that have suffered the ravage of the Ash Borer and need to be taken down. As well, the dwarf pines in the same berm will be removed because they were meant to be shrubs and are now scraggy water sucking trees. Additionally, the trees that back onto the 2 houses on Charlton need be removed as the roots have eroded the retaining wall and the area has been deemed unsafe. The retaining wall will be rebuilt and new trees will be planted.
Please Note: Many New Trees are included in the revitalization and will be selected and planted as per landscape designs, yet to be finalized!!
These are positive developments for Durand Park and the “Users of Durand Park”
This issue and many other topics will be discussed at the DNA Board meeting taking place this Tuesday, May 14th at 7 pm, City Hall, Rooms 192/193.
Please feel free to attend and spread the word! We need engaged citizens.