Britannia Road Public Meeting December 14 2011

Last night was the third public information session held by the Region of Halton at the Boyne Community Centre. This is phase 3 of a phase plan that is working at finding out the best solution for Britannia Road to deal with the increased amount of traffic now and until 2021 and beyond.

http://www.halton.ca/cms/one.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=49605

This is the link to follow for more information.  They said the details of the presentation, the information boards, comments forms etc will be online later today so keep checking.

From the comments I received last night from a very full house of concerned residents is that it was very informative and they were happy with the level of communication they are getting.  Councillor Best, Councillor Barkley and myself were in attendance for the presentation.  Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo was there earlier but had to leave and had an opportunity to ask about roundabouts given that we have been asked by many on the Hawthorne Villager about how they can be implemented.

Roundabouts are in the plans for mainly the intersection of Tremaine Road and Britannia and lights for a majority of the other major intersections.  This is not to say they will be ruled out entirely over the course of the next several years but given the fact Tremaine and Britannia will be a major intersection around the Milton Education Village, it was deemed necessary.

I can see the pros of roundabouts in certain intersections and I understand many think it will keep traffic flowing but given the information I have read, Im not quite convinced they would be a good choice at a lot of intersections.

If you have any questions once the reports go up or any detailed inquiries, please email me mike@mikecluett.ca and I’ll do my best to get the answers.

Thank you to everyone who attended last night and we will do our best to keep everyone in the loop as to whats happening with this very important project.

6 Replies to “Britannia Road Public Meeting December 14 2011”

  1. Show leadership Mike. Demand that Tony resign now. I just read the article online Champion and hes lying again and again. He doesnt represent anyone in our community anymore and if I saw him in person I’d say it to his face. You are doing a great job on council being a leader in the budgets and everything else we are facing and Im glad I voted for you. I dont want Tony representing this town anymore. We’re going to have international eyes upon us with the velodrome and the 2015 PANAM games and hes is an embarassment to us all. GET RID OF HIM.

  2. Mike, you and the rest of your fellow councillors, especially those in Wards 1,6,7, and 8, need to stand up and voice your opinions on Mr. Lambert. His latest run with the law makes him that much more of a liability and an embarrassment for the Town. If his “drive-by” attendance at the last Britannia Road PIC is any indication of his future representation of the residents in the southern wards, HE HAS TO GO! A person who has no respect for the law, has no place as a councillor in this town!

  3. This has not been the easiest of situations for council to have to deal with over the last several months. I have been struggling with this as I know many of my council colleagues as well.

    I just wanted to state that the following is my opinion only…it may or may not represent the opinions of other councillors and/or the town of Milton.

    I have received numerous emails / calls / tweets from people who are upset at his behaviour. I include myself in those residents who share these feelings. I am very disappointed and appalled at the behaviour of Mr. Lambert. I understand he has issues to deal with but that does not excuse his behaviour and actions over the last several months.

    The recent editorial in the Milton Canadian Champion calls on him to resign and many others have asked me if he can forced to resign from office. To answer the questions I have received, we are governed by our laws/municipal act and there is nothing that can be done to have him removed from office.

    Outside of him voluntarily resigning, he can be removed from office if he misses 3 consecutive meetings without a resolution from council (ie permission) to allow him to miss them.

    What I want the voters of ward 6 and in the town of Milton to understand that “silence” is not my way of condoning his behaviour. Far from it.

    He has plead guilty to a number of charges that personally I find deplorable and I cannot accept or do not condone that type of behaviour.

    The next several weeks will be important in his life. However, I do not want this issue to distract council from its day to day work, the growth in our town, the promotion of our town as a place for businesses to move their operations and help provide jobs and opportunities for Miltonians.

    The ball is in his court. The decision is up to him. I can only suggest to Miltonians who feel strongly about the situation, to contact him directly.

    My job as an elected representative is to represent the people of Milton and in my ward and to make sound decisions based on my experience and the input from residents as well. One of my main priorities has been to make living in Milton as affordable as possible by keeping taxes as low as we can; by creating a positive economic environment to help create jobs and increase the opportunities for Miltonians to work, live, play and learn in town; and by being accountable to the voters.

    I have stated many times in the council chambers, and in face to face discussions with residents in town, that we are elected to be leaders in our community. Many of you feel that since we are leaders in our community, we should be held to a higher standard and I agree with that.

    I will do my best to make sure that we continue to do our job representing you at the council table, listening to your concerns, fostering a positive economic environment for businesses and residents to grow and foster a better quality of life. That won’t change. I take my position as a “leader” in our community very seriously. I don’t want silence on this issue to be seen as me accepting this behaviour…because I don’t.

  4. Well sid Mike. Its a tough situation with Tony and Im glad you are going to focus on doing the job even though he has a hard time doing his. Im glad you showed leadership on this.

  5. Thanks for speaking out on this Mike, it’s about time someone on council said what they think publicly. IMO Tony needs to go, and while I don’t want that issue distracting from the day to day activities of Council it would be nice if there was something that could be done. Unfortunately, that task lies with Tony and based on his track record resigning doesn’t seem to be something he’d be willing to consider, regardless of what the public might think.

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