GO TRANSIT PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION

Notice of Public Information Centre – Niagara Go Hub and Transit Stations Study

Notice of Public Information Centre

Niagara Go Hub and Transit Stations Study

Niagara Region is planning for the long term future of its communities. The extension of two-way GO Transit service to the Region is anticipated in the near future and is a critical component of achieving growth, prosperity and sustainability in Niagara. GO Transit in coordination with the Region and local municipalities has identified four future GO Transit stations in Niagara Region: located in Grimsby, Beamsville (Lincoln), St. Catharines, and Niagara Falls.

The purpose of this study is to complete the planning framework and implementation program to guide the development of the four stations and surrounding areas. The goal is to create transit supportive environments that support intensification, foster economic development, encourage multi-modal transportation networks, and make efficient use of regional and local infrastructure/services.

This work requires input from residents and stakeholders throughout the study to ensure that the results meet the expectations of community members and achieve the growth and sustainability goals for the Region and local municipalities. To commence the project with the community, the Region and local municipalities are holding four public consultation events, one in each municipality for which a station is being planned. The events will provide an introduction to the study, outline the study goals and objectives, provide information on best practices for station area planning and design, and begin a conversation around the vision for each station area. Attendees will be involved in helping to establish the station area vision by working with a team of designers and planners through an interactive workshop. Details regarding the public consultation event are provided below. All interested attendees are welcome.

Lincoln Public Open House

Date: June 23, 2016
Location: Fleming Centre Concourse, 5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

The public open house will run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and include the following activities:

  • 6:30-6:45pm: Doors open, open house to review display boards
  • 6:45-7:05pm: Presentation
  • 7:05-8:10pm: Visioning Workshop
  • 8:15-8:30pm: Group Discussion/Wrap-up

If you require any accommodations for a disability in order to attend and participate in meetings or events, please let us know in advance so that arrangements can be made in a timely manner. Special accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats can be arranged by contacting the Niagara Region’s Accessibility Advisory Coordinator at 905-980-6000 ext. 3252 or accessibility@niagararegion.ca

For more information please visit: www.niagararegion.ca/projects/go-hub-transit-stations/default.aspx

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Are You Paying Attention To SENIORS?

If you weren’t paying attention to seniors in Niagara… You probably will now.

Have a look at the "Compelling Demographics" on page #10 of tonight’s Council Report: https://lincoln.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/63713?preview=66171

GO Rail to Niagara

GO TRANSIT…. Have a look here within tonight’s Committee Report… The Region is working together with Lincoln, Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls to establish and plan for "Transit Hubs" for Go Rail.

NOTE also that Grimsby is having a very interesting "Local Transit Symposium" on April 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Grimsby Town Hall…

https://lincoln.civicweb.net/filepro/document/66054/Economic%20Development%20Planning%20Committee%20-%2011%20Apr%202016%20-%20Agenda%20-%20Pdf.pdf

ROUNDABOUT BEAMSVILLE

Please be advised that Greenlane Road, between King Street and Mountainview Road, will be closed during the weeks of April 4 to 8, 2016; and April 11 to 15, 2016, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. This road closure is required for the construction of the new approach to the roundabout for the Intersection and Watermain Improvements on Regional Road 81 (King Street) at Durham Road and Greenlane in the Town of Lincoln. Please use alternate routes during this phase of construction.

TOWN OF LINCOLN – Tell Us What You Want To Know

The Town of Lincoln is looking for public input in order to ensure that the information that you are most interested in is available, transparent and easy to use.

We need your help to determine what information users require to live, work, study or play in the Town of Lincoln.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QXZKQJW

What Happened at the Ward Meeting?

As most of you know Councillor Foster and I held another open agenda Ward meeting last Thursday to get a sense of what is happening in our Ward and to just have relaxed dialogue about our Town.

We were very happy that people enjoyed the open forum and stayed for the whole meeting to chat and sip coffee.

Below is the follow-up letter sent out the next day ….for your information.

Please feel free to contact either Councillor Foster (rfoster@lincoln.ca) or me (drintjema@lincoln.ca) with questions or to provide further input and/or to be added to the email list.

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Good Evening Everyone;

Thank You very much for attending our Ward Meeting tonight. The conversation was fulsome and lively with a few laughs in there for good measure. Good discussions… Good Points… It is so nice to have the opportunity to listen in a casual setting like we had tonight.

For those of you on Facebook… Go to “Town of Lincoln, Ontario” and “like” our page. Councillor Foster created the page and he and I update it regularly (staff will soon take it over once we implement our new social media policy). It is just one of the actions Council is taking to increase communication in accordance with our Future Focus Plan. We want to communicate with residents… and particularly with those that are interested (like yourselves)…. and we do our best to update it regularly.

Below is a précis of what we heard from you tonight. We have taken note and will keep your contributions and suggestions in mind as we continue. If there is any measurable progress or change related to that which was discussed tonight we will do our best to contact you and let you know.

WHAT WE HEARD:

1.Speeding on Lincoln Avenue… What can be done?
2.Bylaw enforcement… Clean Yards, Signs, broken down cars in driveways, open fires in the Urban Boundary. The Town needs to move to a more proactive model
3.The Town should be proactive in ensuring that development does not create issues for abutting existing development, particularly drainage issues
4.Is there a water pressure issue particularly on Ontario Street?5.Consider the benefits of a full-time bylaw enforcement officer… one that lives in the Municipality and therefore has “skin in the game”. Costs related to having a Full Time Equivalent position can be recouped through fines.
6.Parking is an issue in Lincoln Square. Consider this for any further development and what can be done to help with the existing issue?
7.The on-street parking on Greenlane s/s, East of Ontario Street is dangerous as cars move out into the opposite lane to pass. Also discussed was the Town’s plans to develop parking on the opposite side of the street through a cost-sharing situation when the parcel across the road is developed. Also discussed was the benefits of parked cars as a traffic calming measure
8.General discussion about speed with the urban boundary. Please take action on any studies undertaken on this rather than let them “sit”.
9.Stormwater management Pond at Greenlane and Bartlett needs to be cleaned up – garbage gets caught on the fence and looks a mess.
10.Planting further trees (and replacing the ones that have died) in Hilary Bald Park would create much needed shady areas. Discussed was OntarioGreen’s proposal to work with Town Staff to rally volunteers and obtain funding to replant and naturalize sparse areas in the Town. Also discussed was the development proposal for Lincoln Ave just North of King Street where the woodlot is. Can some of those native trees be repurposed?
11.Hilary Bald Park: Vandalism would be curbed with lighting along walkways.
12.Ontario Street is the gateway road into Beamsville… How can we beautify it? Signs clutter the view
13.Ash Trees… Where is the Town in its work to replace these trees?        14.Federal Funding… Are we better off to think collectively at the Regional level to go after this money in the future? Example discussed is transit… we need to get our heads around transit as a Region
15.Downtown Beamsville. What can we do to fill in the storefronts? What is being done about the empty property beside the Hardware Store… and the former Mister Convenience?

Again – Thank You….We are very pleased with the meeting tonight and will keep your addresses on file to let you know of any future Ward meetings.

Open Forum Meeting: Ward 1, Lincoln

Councillor Dianne Rintjema & Councillor Rob Foster
invite you to join them for a

WARD 1 OPEN FORUM

Thursday, January 21, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meeting Room “A”
Fleming Centre
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville

We look forward to meeting you and discussing Town of Lincoln issues and initiatives in Ward 1 (Ward 1 encompasses the area of Beamsville from King Street to Lake Ontario between Lincoln Avenue and Sann Road).

For more information, or if you have a question and cannot attend the meeting, please contact us…

DIANNE RINTJEMA ROB FOSTER
905-563-8205, Ext.# 309 905-563-8205, Ext.# 307
drintjema@lincoln.ca rfoster@lincoln.ca

Vineland King Street Public Information Session

Tonight the Region is holding it’s second – and likely final- Public Information Session (PIC) for the project of reconstructing and urbanizing the portion of King Street that runs through the downtown area of Vineland.

These PICs are conducted with a casual format – information boards set up around the room – with Regional Staff and project managers etc. on hand to answer questions and receive comments.

The PIC is being held at the Vineland Library
4080 John Charles Blvd
5:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday September 29, 2015

Policing in Niagara: Have Your Say

The Niagara Regional Police Services Board is conducting a survey on community policing, safety, community priorities, and police performance.

Click here: https://www.research.net/r/NRPS-Survey to have your say.

Dianne Rintjema,