Committee News In Brief – May 16 & 17, 2016



Corporate and Community Services Committee – May 16, 2016

Information on the Nelson Stadium and Nelson Park Revitalization Project

Committee received and filed an information report providing an update on the Nelson Stadium and Nelson Revitalization Project. Staff reports there is community interest in enhancements to the sports facility features of this park. However, the source(s) of funding have not been identified. Currently, staff have forecasted a like-for-like replacement of the assets in the park from 2016-2025. Staff indicated any additional enhancements and new features would need to be funded by the Nelson User Group organization or considered in the prioritization of future capital budget and forecasts.

Agenda, reports, minutes and video for this Committee meeting can be found here.

Development and Infrastructure Committee – May 17, 2016

Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System – Partner Memorandum of Understanding Extension

Committee approved, in principle, the contents of the Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System Memorandum of Understanding Extension (MOUE). Staff will finalize wording before the City Manager will sign the finalized MOUE on behalf of Council. This MOUE aligns with the Strategic Plan key direction: A Healthy and Greener City in the Environmental and Energy Leadership category. The Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System is a network of 3,650 hectares of significant lands naturally connecting Hamilton and Burlington at the western end of Lake Ontario. The original MOU expires in June 2016. In order to facilitate further progress, and realize the potential for engagement with the Province of Ontario and other agencies, a continuation of the current working arrangements is proposed for a further five years. Continue reading


Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee Update – May 2016


Guest blog by Mark McGuire and Chris Ritsma, Co-Chairs of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

Mayor Goldring speaks with the Mayor's Millennial Advisory Committee at the May meeting.

Mayor Goldring speaks with the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee at the May meeting.


Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee met once again on the second Thursday of the month, May 12th, to begin organizing the ideas of the group into a yearlong work plan.

The committee’s work plan addresses how the committee seeks to meet their mandate through co-creating critical success factors, how subcommittees should feed into the main millennial advisory committee, and identifying partners within the Burlington community to best engage millennials.

The mandate of the Millennial Advisory Committee was set out by Mayor Rick Goldring as developing initiatives focused on keeping and attracting millennial residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington by concentrating on creating opportunities to engage millennials within the Burlington community. Continue reading


May 2016 Progress Report


Mayor Rick Goldring leads a Jane’s Walk on May 6 with Aldershot High School Grade 9 students and teacher David Willms.The walk is part of an initiative between the Halton Region Health Department and the Grade 9 geography classes at Aldershot High School where students are learning about their “livable communities” curriculum by connecting with their city.

Committee and Council Meetings

Agendas, minutes and videos on standing committee and council meetings, as well as agendas and reports for upcoming meetings, are available online.

Community and Corporate Services Committee – Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Development and Infrastructure Committee – Tuesday, May 17 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Burlington City Council – Monday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading


Council News In Brief – May 9, 2016



Mayor Rick Goldring’s Nomination for AMO Board of Directors

City council endorsed the nomination of Mayor Rick Goldring to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors on the Large Urban Caucus. The council resolution will be included with Mayor Goldring’s application to AMO, which is currently seeking nominations for the next term of the Board of Directors from 2016/2018. The election to the Board for the two-year term will take place at the AMO Annual Conference this summer. Mayor Goldring has served on AMO’s Board of Directors since 2014. He is currently chair of the Large Urban Caucus and chair of the Climate Change Task Force, ensuring Burlington has a strong presence at AMO, which has a mandate of supporting and enhancing strong and effective municipal government in Ontario. Continue reading


Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – May 2016 Meeting


The next meeting of Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee is on Thursday, May 12 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Community Room 2 at Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive.

The new committee will develop initiatives focused on how to keep and attract residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington. It will also concentrate on creating opportunities to engage millennials with their community.

To read more about the committee and its members, please see the news release.

The May 2016 meeting will focus on the development of the yearlong workplan.

Monthly meeting updates provided by the committee’s co-chairs, Chris Ritsma and Mark McGuire, are posted on this website.

For more information about the committee, contact the Office of the Mayor at