Burlington hosts meetings to review mid-pen talks
3, 2003 - The Hamilton Spectator
proposed mid-peninsula highway will be the talk of the town here today
and tomorrow as hastily arranged public meetings have been set up.
of Burlington is hosting two public information sessions to review the
status of negotiations among the city and region, the province and Hamilton
and Niagara regions on the environmental assessment process for the
is also holding a special council meeting tomorrow evening to consider
staff reports related to the mid-pen.
public session is at 8 p.m., in the Laurie Branch Auditorium at Mainway
Arena, 4015 Mainway Dr.
is from 6 to 8 p.m. in city council chambers at City Hall, Brant Street.
The special council meeting will follow it at 8 p.m. The public can
also address council, although people must register with the clerk's
department by noon tomorrow. The staff reports to council will be available
today at the clerk's department or on the city's Web site at http://www.burlington.ca/
on the mid-pen follows a meeting with Transportation Minister Frank
Klees in Toronto last week. It was attended by Burlington Mayor Rob
MacIsaac, Hamilton Mayor Bob Wade, Halton Chairman Joyce Savoline and
Niagara chairman Debbie Zimmerman. Its purpose was to deal with Burlington's
concerns on the mid-peninsula highway.
was reached on allowing more public input, and on giving proper consideration
of alternatives to the highway, such as public transit.
is still waiting for assurances the highway will not cut through the
Burlington portion of the Niagara Escarpment. It also wants a full environmental
assessment of the proposal, which means more detailed study.