Bylaw enforcement & policing

A new policy has been passed by committee to regulate the size and amount of time a temporary roadside memorial can be displayed. A memorial is any temporary decoration placed on a road side to honour some who died in a traffic accident. The memorials often include such items as flowers, toys, notes, and photos. The …

Committee approves roadside memorial policy; to council Sept. 24 Read More »

The City of Burlington’s municipal law enforcement team has drafted a new lot maintenance bylaw that will allow milkweed. The old bylaw prohibited milkweed growing above 8 inches. Residents effectively made the case that milkweed flowers, which grow taller than 8 inches, provide essential habitat for monarch butterflies. The new bylaw will be brought forward to …

Milkweed to be allowed in gardens to protect monarch habitat Read More »

In the last few months, police have received questions from council members and citizens regarding panhandling at Burlington intersections. Here is the response from Superintendent Al Albano of the Halton Regional Police Service. Further questions on this matter can be directed to Supt. Albano: “Panhandling is a difficult issue to address and it is definitely becoming …

A message from Superintendent Al Albano on Panhandling Read More »

The Halton Regional Police Service has closed its downtown Burlington substation at the end of the April following an extensive internal and external review. The substation, located at 460 Brant Street south of Caroline Street, opened in 2007 when 3 District moved from its former downtown location on Locust Street to Constable Henshaw Boulevard. According …

Downtown police substation closed Read More »

The City of Burlington is updating its sign bylaw and is asking residents to take a short, 3 minute survey. Feedback from the survey will be used to draft a new sign bylaw for consideration by city council later this year. The current sign bylaw was last updated in 2007 and since then, our city …

Survey: Sign bylaw update Read More »

Staff are undertaking a review of the City’s Sign By-law, which regulates the size, shape and placement of signs used by businesses across the city. This includes store signs, A-frame signs on public property (sandwich boards) and signs on potential development sites. Watch for details of public consultation in coming months.  

Burlington Fire Department Press Release – Owners of a Burlington multi-unit residential building on Lilnan Court off of Ghent Ave in Ward 2 were convicted on six counts of failing to comply with the Ontario Fire Code, resulting in fines totaling $30,000. “Compliance with the Ontario Fire Code is the building owner’s responsibility,” said Fire …

Apartment owners on Lilnan Crt fined $30k for Fire Code violations Read More »

The court has ruled in the city’s favour and is requiring the Burlington Airpark to submit a site alteration permit for land fill activities on the site. The city was notified late Thursday afternoon, June 30. The court decision will be publicly posted the week of July 4 here: http://www.canlii.org/en/ More information about the ruling …

City wins airpark appeal; site alteration bylaw applies Read More »

The city is considering allowing entertainment or music on private patios in the downtown core on a trial basis. City council will consider a temporary bylaw at the July 12, Development & Infrastructure Committee, followed by a vote at Council July 18. Residents can attend to speak at either meeting: Register as a Delegation The staff report on …

Temporary bylaw proposed to allow music on patios downtown (July 12) Read More »

Over the next few weeks, residents will notice workers in the hydro corridor that runs from Ontario Street to Graham’s Lane. The workers will be regrading parts of the corridor to address water ponding that became apparent after the tree and vegetation removal. A number of residents had contacted me via email and social media who …

Hydro One to resolve water ponding on hydro corridor Read More »

As part of a  staff direction I brought to council to enhance by-law enforcement service in Burlington, an external answering service has now been retained to take customer inquiries and or requests for service on weekends and after hours. This is the first phase of by-law service enhancement where residents connect to an individual, rather than automated service. …

Bylaw enforcement extends weekend service Read More »

In the last few days I’ve been contacted by a number of residents concerned about information they have recently seen posted online regarding a condominium building at 2411 New Street in Ward 2. For background, I am familiar with the situation here. I was first contacted by a resident in 2014. I also met late last …

City, councillor respond to concerns about 2411 New St condo Read More »

As of this morning, the city has now taken enforcement action with respect to the signage at Martha & Lakeshore.

This past summer, Halton Regional Police Service implemented a focused foot  and bike patrol program in the downtown core. The program is run via the PAVIS team, which stands for the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Team. Among the goals of the program is to provide police presence in hot spot areas to discourage crime before it is committed …

Police identify hot spots for proactive policing; calls for service go down Read More »