Coming this weekend is the BurlingtonGreen annual Clean Up Green Up. Please join in with your friends, family, school and neighbours to help break last year’s record of 13,500 participants.
Planting trees at Beachway Park at last year’s Clean Up Green Up
In addition to the city wide clean ups taking place April 21 to April 26, BurlingtonGreen will also have 100 volunteers over at Beachway Park picking up litter along the shoreline and “Greening Up” by removing invasive non-native plants and planting native grasses, shrubs and trees in an effort to continue to work to restore the fragile ecosystem there.
New this year, a second Green Up event again at Beachway on May 31 to continue the work. Both of these Green Up projects are thanks to the Province of Ontario’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund.
Join in and sign up for this year’s city-wide clean up.
Thank you to BurlingtonGreen for this annual initiative and encourage residents to join in.
And now, we need the federal government to step up to help municipalities cover the extensive costs of this storm. The ice storm was a catastrophic event for municipalities and we are still cleaning up.
Our next Council meeting is on February 18 where we will be considering the Proposed Capital Budget.
On February 18th, Council will vote on approving the Proposed Capital Budget for 2014. Immediately after, we will begin our review of the proposed 2014 Current operating budget at the Community and Corporate Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. on February 20, 2014. A special Council meeting will be held immediately following the Committee meeting to approve the Current budget.
On January 29th, we held an interactive workshop about the city’s 2014 current and capital budgets. We had a great turn out at this meeting. Participants had the opportunity to discuss service choices, infrastructure, and the long-term financial plan while learning more about the city’s 2014 current and capital budgets and the impact the budget will have on 2014 property taxes. Continue reading →
Today I met with 18 other Mayors and 3 Regional Chairs from across the Greater Hamilton-Toronto Area to discuss financial support from the provincial and federal governments to clean up from the ice storm. Many of the municipalities affected by the storm will be requesting financial assistance to help with clean up. The purpose of today’s meeting was to coordinate the request and approach to both the province and the federal government for assistance.
Meeting with GTHA Mayors & Chairs to discuss ice storm relief in Mississauga, Jan. 17, 2014
The meeting was chaired by Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga, and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Linda Jeffrey was in attendance.
Together the GTHA Mayors and Chairs unanimously supported a resolution to request that the provincial and federal governments fund 1/3 of the full cost of response and ongoing recovery from the ice storm. We requested a response by March 1, 2014. Continue reading →
It’s early January and so far, we have been experiencing a real Canadian winter – unlike some winters of recent memory in Burlington.
The weather conditions have presented some real challenges for travel around the GTA and much of Ontario. Our Roads and Parks Maintenance crews have been working very hard to ensure that our roads and sidewalks are cleared, safe, and up to service standard. This has not been easy due to the extreme cold temperatures we have experienced along with the consistent snow we have received.