Here’s what’s happening this week in the City of Hamilton!
This week there are two council meetings scheduled:
- The Infrastructure Committee will meet at 10am on Wednesday, October 14th.
- The Finance Committee will meet at 10am on Thursday, October 15th.
The agenda for the Infrastructure Committee meeting seems rather full, with the main points of interest to me being:
- There is a proposal to rename Princess Street to Earl Cameron Street in honour of the late Earl Cameron.
- There is a discussion around rent relief and waiving cost of living increase for Island Tour Center and the Chamber of Commerce.
- A discussion about removing double yellow lines from a section of Princess Street and converting them into parking bays.
- There is a proposal to rent out 17 Point Pleasant Road (the former marine police building at Barr’s Bay Park); the draft lease has been sent to the potential client, which is listed as Misaki. It is not clear if this is the sushi restaurant on Burnaby.
- There is some upcoming roadwork which may impact traffic. Notably, a bump-out at the junction of Union and Dundonald, and also at Seon Place carpark.
- Community consultation will be held on the change of use for six parking bays both at Laffan Street and at Washington Street.
- An RFP will be prepared, pending planning permission, for restrooms on Victoria Street (I presume this is the ones by the bus terminal).
- PR is to be developed concerning upcoming rock cut on Ewing Street.
- PR is to be developed concerning upcoming ‘Green Initiative’ project to survey and repair the sewage lines at the Front Street Pump Station.
- A survey is to be conducted of bike parking bays outside places of worship to consider making them multi-use on days of worship.
- There is a consideration to convert some carparks to all-day carparks (Cavendish, King and Par-la-ville are considerations).
- There will be a discussion on allowing individuals to wash cars in city carparks.
In contrast, the agenda of the Finance Committee seems rather brief. There is only really one agenda item, which is a review of the monthly financial report for August 2020.
There do not seem to be any events scheduled for this week.