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Approved at council: April 11

city hallCouncil members approved the following items at the April 11 council. For additional information on the items, click the committee meeting heading. Unless otherwise indicated, votes are unanimous. For a complete listing of the agenda items, webcast of the meeting and minutes visit: Agendas & Minutes

Community & C0rporate Services Committee, March 21

  • Burlington Downtown Business Association Budget & Levy
  • Aldershot Village Business Improvement Area Budget & Levy
  • Strategic Plan 2015-2040
  • Provincial Offences Court Business Plan and Budget/Growth Management Plan
  • Gender Neutral Washrooms in City Facilities

Development & Infrastructure Committee, March 22

  • Removal of four city trees at 1071 Gallagher Road (Aldershot Tennis Club)
  • Emerald Ash Borer Action Plan
  • Funding for design of Joseph Brant Museum Transformation Project
  • Approve the owner’s request for removal of the property at 514 Pearl Street (Hughes Cleaver House) from the municipal register for demolition. Recorded vote at March 22 special council meeting (6-1 – I did not support)
  • Approve the owner’s request for removal of the property at 4465 Walkers Line (Van Norman-Sinclair House and Farm) from the municipal register. Recorded vote at March 22 special council meeting:
  • Report back by June 21 on options for a Pilot tree bylaw in Roseland
  • Zoning by-law amendment for 1510 North Service Road to permit a restaurant
  • Receive and file Report TS-06-16 options for enhanced cycling infrastructure on New Street. (Note: staff have generated a separate report with additional options for cycling on New Street that will be considered at the April 19 Development & Infrastructure Committee. See aroscoe here: Cycling options New St)
  • Receive information provided for a public meeting regarding a proposed zoning bylaw amendment at 2384 Queensway Drive. No staff recommendation has been made on the project yet. That will come at a future meeting.

Committee of the Whole, March 24

  • Receive and file information from finance staff regarding the city’s debt policy and future unfunded capital initiatives.

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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