Ward 2 Participatory Budget Results

Finally we have the long awaited results for Participatory Budget 2014.   Not only did Duranders have the highest percentage of voter turn out, but we also came in first with $100,000 going to St Marks for the restoration of the roof.  To all of you who took the time to participate, on behalf of the Durand Neighbourhood Association, a great big THANK YOU.  Here are the winning projects for 2014.

1. Restoration of the Roof of St Mark’s Church – $100,000 (Durand)

2. Rail Trail Reconstruction – $86,000 (Corktown/Stinson)

3. Water Fountain for Drinking – $25,000 (Central/Beasley)

4. Wheelchair Swings – $2,200 (Ward-wide)

5. Durand Traffic Calming Reserve – $60,000 (Durand)

6. Bike Rack Sculptures – $55,000 (Downtown)

7. Pedestrian Safety Initiative: Wentworth and Charlton – $150,000 (Stinson)

8. Install FOUR Additional Public Garbage Bins – $4,000 (Ward-wide)

9. Duke & Bold Street 2-way Conversions  – $300,000 (Durand)

10. Semi-Circular Park Bench Sets (6) – $18,000 (Ward-wide parks)

11. Neighbourhood Signage – $180,000 (Ward-wide)

12. Outdoor Games Tables – $17,000 (Waterfront/North End)

James Street Baptist Church Update

Please see the investigative article by Steve Buist regarding the James Street Baptist Developer: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4640698-church-developer-has-history-of-bankruptcies-and-receiverships/

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendar for the following important Events coming this Fall:

Tuesday September 9th 2014 – 7-9pm DNA Public Meeting with Heritage Planners from the City of Hamilton to begin the conversation on securing the Heritage of the Durand neighbourhood. (Location TBA)

Saturday September 20th 2014 – Durand Dinner and Movie Night.  The movie featured will be LEGO.  Food trucks and More. (Rain Date September 27th)

Monday October 6th 2014, 7-9pm YWCA Auditorium, Jackson and MacNab – Durand AGM and All Candidates Meeting.