Councillor’s column, Brenda Johnson, Ward 11
As a result of the planning committee meeting held last November, it was agreed to table the staff report so that I could meet with my community again to try and tweak the secondary plan (formerly known as SCUBE).
There are still a number of issues of concern to both residents and me, including the types of houses and how many there will be, roads and traffic issues, and open spaces and parks. Residents need to know how the process and the changes will affect them and their homes.
You are invited to attend an open house and information session to discuss key issues regarding the Fruitland-Winona Secondary Plan. City staff will be available to provide information and respond to questions and comments about the secondary plan. Comment forms will be available and notes will be taken regarding your concerns.
The purpose of the open house and information session is to explain what the secondary plan will mean for you and your property.
It will also clarify issues about roads and traffic, the amount and types of housing and parks and open space and discuss minor changes relating to these matters.
The open house will explain where we have been and where we are going, with regards to the secondary plan approval process and the next steps.
The meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 4-8 p.m.
Drop in anytime. No formal presentation will be given. It will be held at Winona Vine Estates, 269 Glover Road, Stoney Creek.
Following this meeting, all the information and concerns collected will be reviewed and it is my hope that we can tweak the proposed plan as much as possible to address residents’ concerns. I will be at this session from start to finish and I hope you are able to attend.
The Winona Outdoor Skate Rink is in full swing this winter. Volunteers have been working hard to keep the rink in good condition. However, there are some who prefer to use the rink for things other than skating and that is creating some problems. Sometimes they toss the picnic tables onto the ice. Sometimes they take their car or truck for a doughnut spin on it. Sometimes they even relieve themselves on the ice too. Winona is a great community that doesn’t sit back and let some ruin it for most. Volunteers have worked extremely hard building the ice and flooding it. Let’s help these wonderful angels and keep an eye on the park.
If you see anything that might be odd, please contact the police non-emergency number at 905-546-5678. Please share.
As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 905-546-4513 or email Brenda.Johnson@hamilton.ca or visit the website, www.brendajohnson.ca.