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Committee News In Brief – May 16 & 17, 2016

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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

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