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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: September 7-13, 2020

Good morning everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and are ready for the fall season ahead. Please find my weekly update here: Mayors Weekly Public Update Sept 7 – 13th 2020 You can read about my plans for the week ahead, as well as highlights and links

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Development

Public Meeting for 4103 Palladium Way Rezoning Application

The City of Burlington has received an application from Better Life Retirement Residence Inc. (2669006 Ontario Inc.) to rezone the property located at 4103 Palladium Way as shown on the sketch to the left. The purpose of this application is to permit the use of a Long-Term Care Facility with

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Bylaw enforcement & policing

Balancing the Right to Protest and the Need for Safety

I want to provide an update to the community about safety measures being taken around the Fearmans pork processing plant in an effort to keep everyone safe, including protestors, truck drivers and employees, and those using the streets and sidewalks in this area. There has been some recent changes to

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Downtown & Waterfront

New Documents Available as Official Plan Work Continues

Two more documents were recently released as we continue our work at the City of Burlington with respect to the Official Plan and our downtown. This report will be presented to the Community Planning, Regulation, and Mobility Committee on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Residents can register to delegate to speak at

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Halton Region

City and Region Support Improved Rural Broadband Internet Access

The City of Burlington joins the Region of Halton, along with Milton, Halton Hills and Oakville, in strongly supporting the Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) program applications to improve rural Halton broadband. We have seen through this pandemic how absolutely vital access to internet is for our community. Businesses need

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Downtown & Waterfront

Elgin Street Promenade Update: Option 2 Selected

As work continues to create an engaging and pedestrian-friendly link between Martha Street and Brant Street, building a walkable and vibrant connection between the multi-use path (Centennial Bikeway) and our downtown core, the vote is in for the concept that will be used between Martha and Pearl Street. Our community

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Weekly Update

Burlington Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Aug 31-Sept 6, 2020

As I mentioned in my post last week, I will be sharing an overview of my week ahead, and highlights from the past week of meetings, media and communications to better facilitate awareness and transparency. This week’s update can be found here and includes upcoming media engagements with CHCH and

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Public Meetings

Public Meeting Info: Zelco Drive & South Service Road

The City of Burlington has received an application from UrbanSolutions Planning and Land Development Consultants to rezone the subject lands located on 961 & 970 Zelco Drive and 4425 South Service Road as shown on the sketch to the left. The purpose of this application is to amend the Zoning

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Committee & Council meetings

Committee Recommendations Approved at Aug. 24 Burlington Council Meeting

At the Aug. 24 Burlington Council meeting, we approved numerous recommendations from this month’s cycle of committee meetings. Below are some of the highlights — click this link to go through the full post-meeting minutes for all recommendations that were approved: Post-Meeting Minutes – Regular Meeting of Council_Aug24_2020. There was

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Committee & Council meetings

Council Approves $250K in Earmarked COVID-19 Funding for Main Street Business Support During Special Meeting

During a Special Meeting of Council on Aug. 13, your City Council unanimously approved $125,000 in funds as a COVID-19 expense to support main street businesses and complement the provincial government’s Digital Main Street and Provincial Safe Restart COVID-19 programs. Council is also requesting that the Region of Halton match

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Conference Alert

Join me at Smart Cities Connect this October

This year the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo will be taking place virtually on October 27-29, 2020. This event aims to provide meaningful content and connect a thoughtful community of decision-makers to empower smart cities at all stages of growth. Organizers look to accelerate the adoption of smart technology

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COVID-19 Task Force

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 13

Earlier today we held the 13th meeting of the Burlington COVID-19 Task Force as we see only 6 active cases of COVID-19 in Burlington right now. We have come a long way in the past five months and we hope to see these amazing results of low cases and community

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Provincial Gov't News

Ontario Releases COVID-19 Management Plan for Schools

I’m glad to see the Province has released its COVID-19 Management Plans for Schools today. As well, I’m happy to hear of Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement today of $2 billion dedicated to support provinces and territories through the Safe Return to Class Fund — of which Ontario will be $763.34

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