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Future development of psychiatric lands

WHEREAS Infrastructure Ontario has initiated the disposition process for a portion of its lands known locally as the former Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital at 100 West 5th Street;   THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:   That staff report back to the Planning Committee on the feasibility, process and budget for a neighbourhood planning initiative that would define [...]

By | 2017-04-13T10:24:36+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Motions|Comments Off on Future development of psychiatric lands

Motion- Rental Housing licensing

  WHEREAS, in 2010 City Council approved a proactive by-law enforcement program to assess the need to license renting housing in Hamilton; and   WHEREAS, staff reported, in report PED10049(m) that the enforcement pilot “continues to reveal deficiencies and sub-standard living conditions in many rental units, as well as an over intensification of rentals in [...]

By | 2017-04-13T10:22:09+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Motions|Comments Off on Motion- Rental Housing licensing

3 Way Stop at Upper Paradise & Kittyhawk

I have moved this motion at the November 2nd, 2015 Public Works Committee meeting:   That staff be directed to install an all-way stop control at the intersection of Kittyhawk Drive and Upper Paradise Street. With the support from my council colleagues this 3 way stop can be installed at this location.

By | 2015-11-05T11:12:23+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Motions|Comments Off on 3 Way Stop at Upper Paradise & Kittyhawk

Motion- Solar Panels on Dormant Landfill Sites

When you have closed landfill sites that are too unstable to build on, the options for utilizing this land let alone generating revenue from it are limited. These sites could prove to be an asset for energy production in the city.  I believe it is worth investigating whether or not these lands are suitable for this [...]

By | 2016-10-20T12:52:16+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Motions|Comments Off on Motion- Solar Panels on Dormant Landfill Sites

2015 Hockey Tournaments – Affiliated Rates

Hockey Tournament – Affiliated Rates WHEREAS, Amateur sport in Hamilton involves people of all ages and backgrounds; AND WHEREAS, Sporting events and tournaments bring economic uplift to the City of Hamilton and its businesses through increased hotel bookings and restaurant business; AND WHEREAS, The City of Hamilton encourages organizations that promote physical fitness and activity [...]

By | 2015-08-17T16:14:00+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Motions|Comments Off on 2015 Hockey Tournaments – Affiliated Rates

Motion – Restrain Canada Post from Installing Without Permits

I have moved this motion at the April 22, 2015 meeting of Council. Whereas the City of Hamilton enacted a by-law which requires Canada Post to first obtain a permit prior to installing community mailboxes in or under roads under Hamilton's jurisdiction; and Whereas Canada Post has been installing community mailboxes without obtaining a permit [...]

By | 2015-05-13T15:03:54+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Canada Post, Motions|Comments Off on Motion – Restrain Canada Post from Installing Without Permits

Compensation for Frozen Water Pipes

As of today the City has received over 700 calls this year for residents who have had their water service disrupted due to frozen pipes.  15% of those (over 100) have been due to frozen pipes on the city side. Today I moved a motion at the Public Works Committee to direct staff to look [...]

By | 2015-03-17T13:08:46+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Motions|Comments Off on Compensation for Frozen Water Pipes

January 21, 2015 – Tobogganing

WHEREAS, tobogganing is considered a Canadian recreational activity; WHEREAS, legal precedence has been established by the courts on tobogganing litigation; WHEREAS, the City of Hamilton banned tobogganing on city property by by-law, and still remained liable, resulting in a large damage award; WHEREAS, municipalities within the Province of Ontario who have banned; restricted and closed hills to tobogganing [...]

By | 2016-10-20T12:52:18+00:00 January 28th, 2015|Motions|Comments Off on January 21, 2015 – Tobogganing

Ban Graphic Advertising

First, the Banner Bylaw In the last number of years we have had several complaints from concerned Mountain residents pertaining to banners overhanging the overpasses on the Linc and addressing the safety concerned. I have been working with staff to adopt a bylaw that prevents any banner, without the permission of the City, to be [...]

By | 2016-10-20T12:52:18+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Motions|5 Comments

My Commitment to Cost Reduction and Revenue Generation

CITY OF HAMILTON MOTION Council Date: April 23, 2014 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR T. WHITEHEAD ...................................... SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR ..................................................... REVENUE GENERATION AND COST REDUCTION OPPORTUNITIES WHEREAS one of the City's strategic objectives is to enhance overall sustainability; WHEREAS Council has directed staff to explore non-residential tax revenues; WHEREAS the City of Hamilton has recently realigned [...]

By | 2015-08-05T10:59:41+00:00 April 25th, 2014|Motions|Comments Off on My Commitment to Cost Reduction and Revenue Generation