ECoB withdrew its LPAT appeal application for 421 Brant Street after receiving notification that Jim Young had sent his letter of resignation as Chair from ECoB to the City Clerk, indicating that he was not in favor of the appeal moving forward and not liable for any legal action incurred.

An article in the Toronto Star on June 14th detailed that a developer was suing the City of Markham and 2 appellants for $10,000,000.00. This is always a threat irrespective of being incorporated or having Directors Liability Insurance.

ECoB questions a system that encourages residents to appeal decisions made by municipalities, yet fails to protect them from developers who can threaten lawsuits.

WHAT HAS ECoB ACCOMPLISHED SINCE DECEMBER 2017?

– ECoB held a community meeting to bring residents together in December.

– ECoB has delegated at Committee and Council Meetings

– ECoB held a rally at City Hall, with reporters from the Hamilton Spectator, The Burlington Post and The Bay Observer present and got good media coverage.

– ECoB held a very successful potential candidate workshop in February at Tansley Woods

– ECoB was featured twice on Your TV – The Issue – to bring residents issues about the proposed Official Plan to the public.

– ECoB was instrumental in having a story not only in The Hamilton Spectator, but also the Toronto Star.

– ECoB met with Mary-Lou Tanner and members of her staff to suggest ways of making residents a more integral part in the planning process. This did result in some minor changes.

– ECoB met with Eleanor McMahon to encourage Provincial involvement.

– ECoB met with the Downtown BIA and the Chamber of Commerce.

– ECoB met with the Mayor and some of the Councillors who were prepared to hear our concerns.

– ECoB has been meeting with potential candidates in the upcoming Municipal Election.

– ECoB has rented venues for Ward Candidate Meetings that will be taking place in the fall just before the municipal election.

MOVING FORWARD:

409 BRANT STREET -The Statutory Public Meeting will take place on JULY 10th at 6:30pm at Council Chambers, level 2. Amendments to the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law are required. The full report will be available on June 29th at www.burlington.ca/calendar.

Please plan on attending. Delegates are not required to register in advance, but can do so online www.burlington.ca/delegation or contact Jo-Anne Rudy 905-335-7600 ext. 7413. Delegates can have up to 10 minutes.