It definitely feels like an election is in the air as some interesting momentum followed the two delegations that presented at Council on November 20. We’ve captured below the local transit discussion as well as the Metrolinx Grimsby GO Public Information Centre held on November 21.
The Council Agenda for Monday, November 20 includes the minutes of the November 13 Administration & Finance Committee, November 14 Planning and Development Committee, and November 7 Committee of Adjustment meeting.
The full agenda is viewable at this link: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=543,79798&preview=88662
Read up on some of the important items and reports from the Admin & Finance agenda today, Monday, November 13:
As we mentioned in our previous post, it was nearly “standing room only” in the packed Council Chambers for the July 17th meeting. Thankfully Staff anticipated a large turnout so there was a stack of extra chairs on hand for those who didn’t get prime seating.
This advertorial in the recent weekend edition of The Hamilton Spectator certainly caught our eye. Needless to say, it is definitely a subjective view of things but what is surprising is the “selling point” of a GO station in Grimsby in 2020.
There will be a “Public Information Centre” in Grimsby on June 22, 2017 concerning the Niagara GO Hub & Transit Study.
The session will be held at Grimsby Town Hall (Council Chambers) at 160 Livingston Avenue from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, with a presentation at 6:30 PM.
We have been hearing it for months, even years that Grimsby will have GO Train service by 2021 and Niagara Falls will see daily service by 2023. Town Council and the Region have been blowing their (train) horn about this ad nauseum.
We often receive commentary and information from concerned residents who share our vision for a Greater Grimsby. The following is a very thought-provoking opinion piece we recently received from a resident and with permission decided to share with our fellow citizens.
GO Hub and Transit Station Study – Region of Niagara Presentation
The consultant is working on the draft Secondary Plan for the station area to plan the land use, infrastructure needs and transportation network. The boundary of the study area is approximately 800m (as defined by Metrolinx Mobility Hub guidelines) and includes the Livingston Road extension within the Greenbelt.
Town Council Meeting – May 1st, 2017 @ 7PM
Highlights on the Council agenda:
- Region of Niagara – Go Hub and Transit Station Study Presentation
– Preliminary design plans for each station area
– Secondary plans for the lands around the station areas
– Transportation analysis around each station (feed into
secondary plans and station designs)
– Market analysis to determine development potential around
the station areas
– Public and stakeholder meetings in May and June
- Hamilton Health Sciences Presentation / Update on West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
- 2017 Budget
Meetings start at 7:00 PM at Grimsby Town Hall and are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend!