Dear Neighbours,

Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate!

January has been a busy month of 2023 Budget deliberations and regular Standing Committee and Council meetings.

During our first Public Works Committee meeting of the year, we approved the new truck routes bylaw. The immediate next step is installing new signage with an emphasis on the permissive route in the lower city. Staff are working with Hamilton Police on what enforcement of the new bylaw will look like and are developing a proactive mechanism by which residents can submit violation concerns should they witness a truck on an incorrect route. This is an exciting step forward for road safety and better air quality in our neighbourhoods. I will keep you posted as both enforcement and compliance components are finalized.

Over the last month, Hamilton Water staff uncovered two faulty cross connected sewers at Rutherford/Myrtle and on Kinrade Ave in Ward 3 through the city’s proactive Sewer Inspection Pilot Program. In both situations, sanitary sewer from residential homes were misconnected to the stormwater system. In the case of the Rutherford cross connection, the leak had been occurring since 1996. And in the case of the one home at Kinrade Ave, the leak was likely occurring since 1982. Both cross connections have been repaired and reported to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. Over 170 of 292 proactive inspections have been completed, unfortunately it is clear that we will continue to find these types of issues.

I have requested that Hamilton Water co-host a community meeting with the Ward 3 Office to discuss the recent sewage spills and answer questions residents may have about the proactive inspection program. All residents are welcome to join. It is happening on Tuesday, Feb 28th from 6:30-8pm at the Eva Rothwell Centre at 460 Wentworth St. N.

To reach my office for assistance accessing municipal services, please send an email to or call us at 905-546-2107.

Yours in Community,

Councillor Nrinder Nann