Council News In Brief – May 9, 2016

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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.

LaSalle Park Marina Wave Break

Council approved the authorization of a letter of support from the Mayor to assist LaSalle Park Marina Association (LPMA) with securing funding opportunities for the construction of a permanent wave break at LaSalle Park Marina. The proposed funding source for construction is: $4 million from the federal government; $4 million from the provincial government and a $4 million loan from Infrastructure Ontario. At this time, LPMA has indicated to the city that a Joint Venture Loan from the city is not needed. Read more here.

Finger Docks for LaSalle Park Marina

Council approved LaSalle Park Marina Association’s (LPMA) application for Joint Venture Financing to an upset limit of $250,000 to be used towards the purchase of finger docks. This is a 10-year non-tax supported debenture to be fully repaid to the City of Burlington by the LPMA. The total project cost is $370,000. The remainder of the funding includes: $109,000 from Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and $11,000 from the LPMA.

Older Adult Property Tax Deferral Program

The Older Adults Property Tax Deferral Program in Burlington, governed by the Region of Halton, was approved by Council. The program offers low-income adults who own and live in their homes in the City of Burlington a full property tax deferral with interest being paid by Halton Region. The launch date is July 1. Read more about the program in the mayor’s column.

Lakeshore Road Reconstruction – Maple Avenue to Skyway Treatment Plan

Council approved the tender for a $5.37M reconstruction of Lakeshore Road from Maple Avenue to the Skyway Treatment Plant. Funding for the project comes from the City of Burlington and Halton Region. The road is required to be flood proofed prior to the opening of the new Joseph Brant Hospital Emergency Room off of Lakeshore Road. It will be raised up to 0.9-metres in order to have the new roadway above the flood-proofed elevation provided by Conservation Halton. The new roadway will feature northbound and southbound lanes with a localized centre turning lane. In addition, two 1.2-metre bike lanes with a 0.5-metre painted buffer will be constructed. Project completion is scheduled for June 1, 2017.

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