Burlington Matters, Season 2: Episodes 1 & 2

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Burlington Matters with Mayor Rick Goldring, a community television program I host on CogecoTV, has returned for season 2. See episodes and air dates below. If you have a show suggestion, email my office at mayor@burlington.ca. Past episodes of Burlington Matters can be found online at Burlington.ca/BurlingtonMatters.

Burlington Matters with Mayor Goldring – Season 2, Episode 1: Creating a Fire Safe Community

Mayor Rick Goldring, Joe Wintar, Kim Sopko and Sammy Roth talk fire safety and prevention on Burlington Matters.

Mayor Rick Goldring, Joe Wintar, Kim Sopko and Sammy Roth talk fire safety and prevention on Burlington Matters.

The Burlington Fire Department stops by to speak with Mayor Rick Goldring about fire safety and prevention. Featuring guests: Joe Wintar, Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Burlington Fire Department; Kim Sopko, Public Education Officer, Burlington Fire Department; Sammy Roth, Vice President of Stellen Property Management, and Fred Wyeld, a longtime Burlington resident.

Joe Wintar, Mayor Rick Goldring, Fred Wyeld, Kim Sopko and Sammy Roth on the set of Burlington Matters.

Joe Wintar, Mayor Rick Goldring, Fred Wyeld, Kim Sopko and Sammy Roth on the set of Burlington Matters.

Air dates for Episode 1:

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – September Update

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Burlington MP Karina Gould speaks about the importance of engagement with the Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

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

Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee met on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Appleby Ice Centre. The committee met with Burlington Federal Member of Parliament Karina Gould to discuss the future for millennials within Burlington, identifying empowerment and engagement as means to positively shape the future of where we live. Continue reading

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Nominations open for Mayor’s awards

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Media release from Office of the Mayor

Burlington, Ont. Sept. 7, 2016 – Nominations are open for the Mayor’s Community Service Awards and the Mayor’s Sustainable Green Business Award.

The Mayor’s Community Service Awards recognize social responsibility demonstrated by for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

The Mayor’s Sustainable Green Business Award honours sustainable business practices.

“These awards provide a meaningful opportunity to recognize outstanding organizations and businesses that make our city a great place to live and work,” said Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring. “Submit your nomination and help us celebrate the people who go above and beyond every day in our community.” Continue reading

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Statement from Mayor Goldring

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Statement from Mayor Rick Goldring and Ward 1 City and Regional Councillor Rick Craven regarding Forterra Brick East Quarry

“The City of Burlington understands the concerns of residents residing near the Forterra Brick east quarry in Aldershot. The quarry is regulated under the Aggregate Resources Act of Ontario. Under the Act, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry oversees the rules governing aggregate management and issues licences, permits and changes to existing approvals. The Ministry also inspects aggregate operations and responds to complaints, enforces compliance and ensures rehabilitation is carried out on site. We continue to have regular dialogue with Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon about the Forterra Brick east quarry. After extensive review by staff in several City and Regional departments, we have come to understand that Forterra Brick is within its legal rights and that the Province of Ontario, not the City of Burlington, has jurisdiction over this matter.”

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August 2016 Progress Report

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Mayor Rick Goldring speaks about the new Home Adaptation Assessment Program at the initiative’s announcement at Burlington City Hall on Aug. 5, 2016.

Mayor Rick Goldring speaks about the new Home Adaptation Assessment Program at the initiative’s announcement at Burlington City Hall on Aug. 5, 2016.

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, Sept. 12

Development and Infrastructure Committee – Tuesday, Sept. 13

Burlington City Council – Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Goldring Re-Elected to AMO Board of Directors

This August, I was re-elected to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors, Large Urban Caucus. The election was held at AMO’s 2016 Conference in Windsor in mid-August, which I attended with Burlington councillors Paul Sharman and Blair Lancaster. I have served as chair of the Large Urban Caucus for the past two years. The new term will run from 2016-2018.

As a member of the board, I will help set policy for AMO and serve as a key municipal leader in the province. I am pleased to be able to continue to promote Burlington’s interests and work with other Ontario municipalities to create the best possible communities for our citizens. An ongoing priority on the AMO agenda I will be focused on is sustained, predictable infrastructure investment for municipalities. Addressing this minimizes the impact on property taxpayers. Continue reading

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