Ask the Councillor: GO station; Vehicle right of way signs; Locust/Elgin development

  |   Ask the Councillor   |   2 Comments

Ask the Councillor: GO station; Vehicle right of way signs; Locust/Elgin development

Ask the Councillor: Resident N.H. asks: Do you know the latest update on the Burlington GO station re-opening? Answer: The GO Transit website indicates that the completion date of the Burlington GO Train Station (south side – Fairview Street) is June 2015. More details can be found here  In this day and age when all the emphasis is on green living and pollution, I am dismayed that our city erects such signs. Is there any other place on this planet that does this? I can name many that provide well posted pedestrian crosswalks. Why not our council? Fortunately, there are always a few considerate drivers...

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18 May
  |   Updates and events   |   No comment

Upcoming Reports to Committee & Council May 2014

Residents can attend and speak on any agenda item at Committee & Council meetings. City Council, May 20, 6:30pm, City Hall Agenda here Recommendations include: APPROVAL TO COMMENCE PROPOSED WORKPLAN FOR BRIDGEVIEW NORTH AND SOUTH APPROVAL OF NEXT STEPS AND FURTHER STUDY REGARDING MOUNT NEMO (Heritage Study) APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO THE PROCEDURE BY-LAW Development & Infrastructure Committee, May 26, 1pm & 6:30pm, City Hall Agenda here 1. Report recommending approval for improved winter control operations. (RPM-05-14) (6:30pm session) 2. Report related to Official Plan Review recommending an assessment approach for employment land conversion requests. (PB-18-14) 3. Report related to the Official Plan Review-transmittal of Final Mobility Hubs Opportunities and Constraints Study. (PB-54-14) 4. Report recommending...

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18 May
  |   Parking   |   No comment

Online map of downtown parking is live

Driving downtown? Check the online map to find parking lot locations, fees and hours. You can also visit 'Parking in the Downtown' on the Parking Information page for additional information such as special event parking. Parking downtown is free from 6pm to 9am Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday, Sunday and holidays. This applies to municipal lots only, and excludes private lots (eg. Waterfront Hotel), the Burlington Art Centre lot and the lot at Spencer Smith Park. You can park all day in the lots, including overnight (except during snow clearing); on street parking is limited to 3 hrs. For further information, contact parking services ...

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18 May
  |   Development, Uncategorized   |   No comment

Application filed for 3-storey mixed-use medical building at 1069 Brant/Churchill

The city has just received a Site Plan Application for 1069 Brant St (at Churchill) to construct a three-storey medical building with a total gross floor area of 5,510 sq. feet (511.8 sq. m). The proposed development would include a pharmacy, medical clinic, and physiotherapy centre. A total of 18 parking spots (8 surface parking and 10 underground) are proposed. The submitted site plans are currently being reviewed by staff to determine whether any variances or rezoning are required. I will keep residents posted about this proposal , and opportunities for input as more details become available....

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18 May
  |   Development   |   1 Comment

Development Updates as of April: Carriage Gate, Bridgewater, Clarendon Retirement & more

Work proceeds at 701 Brant for hair salon/apartment A new two-storey building is under construction at 701 Brant St. for a hair salon at grade and a two bedroom residential unit on the second floor. The primary cladding materials are vision glazing, stone and stucco. The driveway access will remain in its current location on the north side of the property, and the existing paved area in the rear yard will be brought up to current engineering standards (repaved, graded, curbed) to accommodate five parking spaces. An enhanced landscape buffer will be provided along the east property line that separates the site...

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18 May
  |   Parks   |   No comment

City opens two new community gardens; apply by May 22 (Central) June 9 (Francis/Amherst)

Following the successful first two growing seasons with the Central Park Community Garden, the City of Burlington is opening two new community gardens, at Amherst Park and along the Frances Road Bikeway. The new gardens are a result of the popularity of the pilot garden project in Central Park, opened in 2012. All the plots were taken, and many residents were placed on a waiting list. The cost for a permit for a plot in one of these three gardens is $50 for the season. An online application is available at www.burlington.ca/communitygardens. Central Park garden plot applications will be accepted until May 22. Amherst Park...

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18 May
  |   Community Services   |   3 Comments

New fee structure proposed for pools, room rentals

Community & Corporate Services Committee, May 27, 1pm & 6:30pm, City Hall The proposals, outlined in report PR-10-14 and PR-17-14, will be considered at the Community & Corporate Services Committee, May 27. An hourly market rental rate will be set based on what the market is willing to pay considering a number of factors including a market comparison, feedback received from renters and professional judgement. Once the "market" rate is set, fees will be applied based on the following principles: • Youth focused rentals would receive a 20% subsidy from the market rate given the emphasis and value of youth participation in recreation within the community. • Commercial...

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18 May
  |   Leadership   |   2 Comments

Limits on fundraising by council members proposed in new Code of Conduct

Community & Corporate Services Committee, May 27, 1pm & 6:30pm, City Hall Staff are recommending rules on fundraising by council members as part of a new Code of Conduct that will be considered in a workshop at the Community & Corporate Services Committee May 27. Previously there were no limits on who could donate or how much, to council-member events, and no requirement for public reporting, though reports were provided on request. Council members have raised funds for public meetings (Inspire, One Dream) charitable events (Mayor's Cabaret) and community events (Car Free Sundays) without benefit of guidelines and limits. Under the proposed Code, a Member of...

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18 May
  |   Downtown & Waterfront   |   10 Comments

No agreement reached yet on sale of waterfront land

Community & Corporate Services Committee, May 27, 1pm & 6:30pm, City Hall [caption id="attachment_3076" align="alignleft" width="300"] View of lake from public path between Market & St. Paul[/caption] In an information report L-12-14 to the May 27 Community and Corporate Services Committee, staff advise that negotiations are ongoing and expected to take at least another six months. On Oct. 15, council voted 6-1 to sell public land along the waterfront between Market St and St. Paul St to abutting homeowners. The waterfront land is jointly owned by the city and the Ministry of Natural Resources. In order for MNR staff to consider the sale of the...

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18 May
  |   Development   |   3 Comments

Staff recommend approval of Habitat project for back-to-back towns on Plains/Glendor

To committee May 26; council June 9 Planning staff are recommending approval of a proposal to rezone 1325 & 1331 Plains Road East and 1025 Glendor Ave. for 12 back-to-back townhouses and one, one-storey accessible unit. The proposal requires an Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendment. The units would be built by Habitat for Humanity under their plan to help low income families or individuals with minimum annual income of $24,000 up to $65,500 maximum to become home owners. Habitat builds the home and provides mortgages in exchange for recipients' volunteering 500 hours of 'sweat equity' towards construction of their home, or to...

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18 May

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