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Jan 11 C&CS: Tree removal Locust/Elgin; sign variance 1250 Brant; Nelson Stadium Revitalization

nelson_corner_shotThe following items will be coming to the Community & Corporate Services Committee  Jan. 11 6:30pm, Room 247, City Hall. The C&CS includes all members of council. Recommendations from this meeting go to City Council for a final vote Jan. 25, 6:30pm at City Hall. Residents can Register as a Delegation to speak at any of these meetings.

Complete agendas and minutes for previous and upcoming committee and council meetings, including webcasts, are available on the city’s Agendas and Minutes page.

Removal of 4 trees at 452-454 Locust St. (Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.)

Landform Development Group is requesting the removal of four city owned trees on Elgin/Locust due to their direct conflict with the proposed building faces and accessible access to the proposed building. Cash-in-lieu, replanting, or a combination of the two equaling the total value of these four trees ($8150.00) will be provided in return. The proposed landscape plan includes planting 13 trees in the city’s right of way as compensation for the loss of these trees. Location has yet to be determined.

Removal of city trees requires council approval. A report outlining the tree removal is here: Locust Tree Removal, and will be considered by council sitting as the Community & Corporate Services (C&CS) Committee on Monday, Jan. 11, 6:30pm, City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, City Hall. Any recommendation from the C&CS Committee will go to City Council Jan. 25 for approval. (Note: there is an error in the date on the report, which indicates it going to the Jan. 12 committee meeting. Jan. 11 is the correct date).

Request to review proposal for Revitalization of Nelson Stadium

The Nelson Stadium User Group, which includes all major users of the stadium, is requesting to work with the city and Halton District School Board on a plan to revitalize Nelson Stadium. Committee will consider a staff direction asking staff to work with the Nelson Stadium User Group on a proposal outlining the needs, costs, upgrades and improvements required for the stadium, its facilities and surrounding areas, and report back to committee by April 7, 2016, in advance of the April 21 meeting of the Nelson Stadium User Group. Among other things, the revitalization plan outlines upgrades in lighting, parking, track, seating, new club house and new press box/sound system.

Sign variance requested for 1250 Brant St.

Staff are recommending approval of a request for a variance to Sign By-law 34-2007 to permit additional sign area to accommodate three proposed wall (fascia) signs at the retail units housing the Michael’s Craft Store and a daycare centre. The variance would permit a total sign area of 31.96 m2 , whereas 26 m2 is the maximum permitted. The subject property is located on the north-west corner of Brant Street and the North Service Road. The property is municipally known as 1250 Brant Street and currently supports 5 separate detached buildings housing several different commercial uses Page 2 of Report PB-10-16 including SilverCity Burlington movie theatres, Sobey’s, Marshall’s and a new Michael’s craft store and a daycare centre.

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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