Planners must respect area's historical roots

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

To all elected officials in the City of Hamilton:

This letter is sent for your consideration regarding the recent application and draft plan for growth in the Flamborough Ward 15 in Waterdown, south of #5 Highway.

We wish to register our concerns regarding this application.

We are not against positive change after wise planning, but strongly suggest that absolutely no home construction should be started until sufficient infrastructure for any population influx is in place. The first phase of this proposed application suggests that more than 900 new homes would be built in this one development.

Since we are already experiencing both physical and social problems as a result of ill-planned growth both east and west of Waterdown, we urge you to give the following careful thought before rendering a decision:

Completion of Waterdown by-pass (introduced in theory over 43 years ago)

Sufficient infrastructure in place, such as adequate roads, schools, health providers, recreation facilities, fire and police services, libraries and parks

Consideration and guarantees of adequate power and water supply and sewage disposal

Solution to traffic congestion problems

Further study of lot sizes, density of homes in keeping with the present Waterdown plan

Introduction of public transportation from Waterdown to Hamilton and Burlington

Solutions for waste management and environmental impact as well as possible contamination from the hydro line through the area

The financial impact of all the related costs of this development

Our actions now will be the legacy we leave for future generations. It is, therefore, the responsibility of our elected representatives to pause and thoughtfully and wisely consider all the ramifications of this development on the future of our community. Please show respect for this historical, established area as you make these vital decisions.

We hope the above receives your thoughtful and serious consideration.

Mel and Marilyn Hawkrigg

Waterdown

Planners must respect area's historical roots

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

To all elected officials in the City of Hamilton:

This letter is sent for your consideration regarding the recent application and draft plan for growth in the Flamborough Ward 15 in Waterdown, south of #5 Highway.

We wish to register our concerns regarding this application.

We are not against positive change after wise planning, but strongly suggest that absolutely no home construction should be started until sufficient infrastructure for any population influx is in place. The first phase of this proposed application suggests that more than 900 new homes would be built in this one development.

Since we are already experiencing both physical and social problems as a result of ill-planned growth both east and west of Waterdown, we urge you to give the following careful thought before rendering a decision:

Completion of Waterdown by-pass (introduced in theory over 43 years ago)

Sufficient infrastructure in place, such as adequate roads, schools, health providers, recreation facilities, fire and police services, libraries and parks

Consideration and guarantees of adequate power and water supply and sewage disposal

Solution to traffic congestion problems

Further study of lot sizes, density of homes in keeping with the present Waterdown plan

Introduction of public transportation from Waterdown to Hamilton and Burlington

Solutions for waste management and environmental impact as well as possible contamination from the hydro line through the area

The financial impact of all the related costs of this development

Our actions now will be the legacy we leave for future generations. It is, therefore, the responsibility of our elected representatives to pause and thoughtfully and wisely consider all the ramifications of this development on the future of our community. Please show respect for this historical, established area as you make these vital decisions.

We hope the above receives your thoughtful and serious consideration.

Mel and Marilyn Hawkrigg

Waterdown

Planners must respect area's historical roots

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

To all elected officials in the City of Hamilton:

This letter is sent for your consideration regarding the recent application and draft plan for growth in the Flamborough Ward 15 in Waterdown, south of #5 Highway.

We wish to register our concerns regarding this application.

We are not against positive change after wise planning, but strongly suggest that absolutely no home construction should be started until sufficient infrastructure for any population influx is in place. The first phase of this proposed application suggests that more than 900 new homes would be built in this one development.

Since we are already experiencing both physical and social problems as a result of ill-planned growth both east and west of Waterdown, we urge you to give the following careful thought before rendering a decision:

Completion of Waterdown by-pass (introduced in theory over 43 years ago)

Sufficient infrastructure in place, such as adequate roads, schools, health providers, recreation facilities, fire and police services, libraries and parks

Consideration and guarantees of adequate power and water supply and sewage disposal

Solution to traffic congestion problems

Further study of lot sizes, density of homes in keeping with the present Waterdown plan

Introduction of public transportation from Waterdown to Hamilton and Burlington

Solutions for waste management and environmental impact as well as possible contamination from the hydro line through the area

The financial impact of all the related costs of this development

Our actions now will be the legacy we leave for future generations. It is, therefore, the responsibility of our elected representatives to pause and thoughtfully and wisely consider all the ramifications of this development on the future of our community. Please show respect for this historical, established area as you make these vital decisions.

We hope the above receives your thoughtful and serious consideration.

Mel and Marilyn Hawkrigg

Waterdown