Making some inroads in debate

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Dear Editor:

I was quoted in last week's front page story ("Residents' groups gear up for meeting") expressing concerns about the potential closure of both Kerns and King roads. Burlington and Hamilton have been in discussions on this matter as part of the road plans for Waterdown. I am pleased to say that my fears have been somewhat allayed in this regard.

I am a member of the Transportation Subcommittee of the (Hamilton) Mayor's Flamborough Community Advisory Committee. The Sub-committee met last week with Mary Lou Tanner, the Hamilton Public Works Department official who is leading the transportation studies.

The Mayor also sat in on our discussions which focussed on responses to a range of questions we had posed to the City. Our group was fact-finding in advance of formulating advice to the full Advisory Committee, and eventually to the Mayor, who - in my view - is genuinely trying to understand the complex issues surrounding the impending developments.

One of our questions related to the contemplated Kerns and King Rd. closures. Notwithstanding other concerns, our sub-committee was relieved to learn that the city will officially oppose those closures.

Alex Bielak

Waterdown

Making some inroads in debate

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Dear Editor:

I was quoted in last week's front page story ("Residents' groups gear up for meeting") expressing concerns about the potential closure of both Kerns and King roads. Burlington and Hamilton have been in discussions on this matter as part of the road plans for Waterdown. I am pleased to say that my fears have been somewhat allayed in this regard.

I am a member of the Transportation Subcommittee of the (Hamilton) Mayor's Flamborough Community Advisory Committee. The Sub-committee met last week with Mary Lou Tanner, the Hamilton Public Works Department official who is leading the transportation studies.

The Mayor also sat in on our discussions which focussed on responses to a range of questions we had posed to the City. Our group was fact-finding in advance of formulating advice to the full Advisory Committee, and eventually to the Mayor, who - in my view - is genuinely trying to understand the complex issues surrounding the impending developments.

One of our questions related to the contemplated Kerns and King Rd. closures. Notwithstanding other concerns, our sub-committee was relieved to learn that the city will officially oppose those closures.

Alex Bielak

Waterdown

Making some inroads in debate

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Dear Editor:

I was quoted in last week's front page story ("Residents' groups gear up for meeting") expressing concerns about the potential closure of both Kerns and King roads. Burlington and Hamilton have been in discussions on this matter as part of the road plans for Waterdown. I am pleased to say that my fears have been somewhat allayed in this regard.

I am a member of the Transportation Subcommittee of the (Hamilton) Mayor's Flamborough Community Advisory Committee. The Sub-committee met last week with Mary Lou Tanner, the Hamilton Public Works Department official who is leading the transportation studies.

The Mayor also sat in on our discussions which focussed on responses to a range of questions we had posed to the City. Our group was fact-finding in advance of formulating advice to the full Advisory Committee, and eventually to the Mayor, who - in my view - is genuinely trying to understand the complex issues surrounding the impending developments.

One of our questions related to the contemplated Kerns and King Rd. closures. Notwithstanding other concerns, our sub-committee was relieved to learn that the city will officially oppose those closures.

Alex Bielak

Waterdown