The Mayor sent the following message to our email address. As you may know Graham Crawford created a poster of all organizations in Hamilton that support LRT, and we are proud that the Durand NA logo was one of the first on that poster. Please read the important message from Mayor Fred Eisenberger below, and if you can, attend the rally at City Hall on April 15 to show your support for this project that will bring Hamilton into the 21st century. Kitchener-Waterloo is on the verge of opening their LRT system and economic uplift is already occurring along their route (as it is along our LRT route).
Thank you for your ongoing support of the LRT project. Council has voted 52 times over 11 years, as you may know. We have 22 staff in the LRT Office working with 10 staff from Metrolinx. Of note, all of Council voted crucially for the following things:
-the implementation of pages 44 and 45 of the Rapid Ready Report, which details the actions and budget. (except Councillor Jackson who was absent from that vote)
-Fostering the Light Rail Office (except Councillor’s Green and Collins who were absent)
-The Memorandum of Agreement with Metrolinx (except Councillor Collins who was opposed)
-Report PED16-073 spending money on the administration of the LRT office (except Councillor Collins who was opposed)
We voted to implement it and start spending the money, and that is what we will continue to do!
If you haven’t called your Councillor’s Office, I would suggest that you do if you have time. I would also invite you to join me Saturday, April 15th at noon in front of City Hall for a #yesLRT Rally and let’s keep going with our Council approved progressive transit strategy!
City of Hamilton
Duranders, we’ve been asked for our project submissions and now is the time to vote for your top priorities. Help Spend $1 Million on Safer Streets in Your Community! Councillor Jason Farr has dedicated $1 million to improving street safety in your community and he needs your help! All Ward 2 residents, including kids, can vote for the safe street projects in their neighbourhoods. You can vote online at planlocal.ca/ward2/vote or in person at one of our voting stations. This weekend, additional voting stations are available, including Durand Coffee and House of Java. Safe Street Projects The full list of projects is available on the PlanLocal website or at any voting station. Voting is open until Thursday, June 30th. Don’t delay, vote now and make your streets safer! CHARLTON/HERKIMER BIKE LANE INSTALLATION STARTS SUNDAY – Here are some important details
Hamilton, ON – June 23, 2016 – Starting the evening of Sunday June 26, the City of Hamilton will be installing bike lanes along Charlton Ave. and Herkimer St. between James St. S. and Dundurn St. The work involves the installation of new pavement markings and signs on both roads as well as minor improvements to the traffic signal at Charlton Ave. and James St. S.
The project is expected to progress westerly along Charlton Ave. starting at James St. S. and then moving to Herkimer St., starting at Dundurn St. and progressing easterly. The work is anticipated to be completed within two weeks, however available resources, inclement weather and on-street parking could impact timelines.
Temporary overnight parking restrictions will be in effect on road segments scheduled for painting that night (no parking overnight 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.). For road segments with parking on both sides of the road, parking will be permitted on one side of the road and then alternated the following evening. The temporary parking restrictions should only be in effect for two evenings at most per road segment. All efforts will be made to minimize the on-street parking impact during this work. Parking will be permitted throughout the day and on weekends as per parking signs.
All pavement marking work will take place overnight. While this work is generally not disruptive, residents may hear some activity while the work progresses. All other work, such as traffic sign installation, will take place during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
While all efforts will be made to minimize disruptions, the City of Hamilton’s Public Works department thanks the public for its patience and understanding during the completion of this work.
The garden tour on Saturday, June 18 was a sell-out. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to: Our gardeners, our volunteers, our sponsors, our ticket buyers and to Duranders for your friendly welcome to the guests in our neighbourhood. I have heard many compliments about the beauty of our neighbourhood and the friendliness of the people here. Our volunteer committee, lead by our extraordinary Janice Brown, pulled together a fantastic, well-run event. Volunteer committee members were: Janice Brown, Linda Miocinovich. Barb Henderson, Ann Renee Andree, Roberta Harman and Silvia Edwards. A small group with MIGHTY results!
We will post photos soon, so keep your eye on this space. But for now…..
IT’S TIME TO VOTE!
Remember putting forward your submission for PlanLocal to create safer streets in Ward 2? Voting time is now and the window of opportunity to have your say is here! We have until June 30th to vote. Why wait? Vote TODAY Here is the link which explains everything: VOTE
Twenty-four (24) projects made the short list. Vote for your top 10 priorities and help to spend $1 million in our ward.
We are always talking about making our streets safer — this is your chance to actually influence what happens on the streets in our neighbourhood and ward.
Oh and P.S. – Our splash pad is open along with our park! But you probably already know from hearing the delighted squeals of children as they ran through the cool water this weekend. What a wonderful sound!
Many Duranders talk about the issues of traffic in our neighbourhood: Speeding, aggressive driving, near-accidents and accidents at high speed. This year we have a chance to do something substantial about our streets, and the deadline for submissions is fast approaching. Jason Farr has made $1 million available from Area Rating funds to address specific locations in Ward 2 where traffic safety is a concern. Please take a moment (and it literally only takes five minutes) to submit your top idea(s) and suggestions for locations where traffic calming is most needed. This photo shows some locations where Duranders have identified a “hot spot”.
You can view this map and add your own red dots at 294 James Street North and/or submit your location with the online form. Locations with the most submissions will make it onto the ballot for voting at the end of June. We need everyone who has a concern about traffic in the Durand to speak up! Submit your ideas so that our voices can be heard.
Councillor Jason Farr has committed $1 million this year for projects dedicated to safe streets. The funds will be disbursed in a participatory-democracy style vote at the end of June. We all want safer streets in the Durand neighbourhood and throughout Ward 2. Our engaged residents and members will want to have their say. Durand Neighbourhood Association board member Wesley Jamieson is representing the DNA on the Advisory Committee for PlanLocal. Thanks so much to Wes for his dedication of time and effort for this important community initiative. Here are the details:
IDENTIFY your unsafe street locations and solutions
· Kick-Off Event April 26, 294 James St. N. Open 7-9:30pm
· Identify locations and submit your ideas from April 26 to May 16, 2016
· Online at www.PlanLocal.ca/Ward2/
· In person (locations to be announced)
VOTE for your top safe street solutions
· End of June
· Online at www.PlanLocal.ca/Ward2/
· In person (locations to be announced)
BUILD safer streets in Ward 2
· The most popular solutions will be submitted to city staff and added to construction plans for the coming years.
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