Mayor Bonnette's Monthly Column
Mayor's Column December 20172018-02-02 11:45:002018-02-02 11:45:00Mayor Rick Bonnette's Monthly Column
In early December, I was honoured to be invited to the Chicago by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the Global Covenant of Mayors Climate Change Summit. All in all there were 51 mayors, representing 10 countries, 5 continents and 61 million people.
The mayors of Vancouver, Montreal and I represented Canada. You may ask yourself why Halton Hills? You may not be aware of this, but we are leaders in Sustainability and have been widely recognized for our practices.
The mayors and the audience were thrilled to hear an inspirational speech from former U.S. President Barack Obama.
I also spent some time with Mayor Anne Hidalgo from Paris, France. She left me with a comment that I will never forget, “We need to treat climate change with urgency now, as there is no planet B.”
I gave a speech and sat on a panel discussion with the Mayor of Honolulu and Mayor of Knoxville. Halton Hills is definitely on the world map.
Winter has officially arrived! Forecasters are saying that it will be a harsher winter than last year. Our staff will do their very best to ensure that the roads are maintained for our safety. Please be patient, as we have over 950 km of roads, 125 km of sidewalks and 25 municipal parking lots to maintain. The sequence of priority for roads is as follows: Regional (i.e. HWY 25, Trafalgar Rd), arterial (i.e. Guelph St., Queen St etc.) and collector roads (i.e. Delrex Blvd, Churchill Rd. etc.) followed by local streets.
Do you remember four years ago at this time? Many of us did not have power; our streets looked like a warzone with fallen trees, branches and hydro lines. Let’s hope that this year we don’t have another ice storm. Being prepared for an emergency is essential. A family emergency survival kit is simple and should be prepared ahead of time. Make sure your family knows where the survival kit is kept. Stock these six basics in your home: water, food, first aid supplies, tools and supplies such as, clothing, bedding and special items. Have your cell phone charged and cash on hand. Please visit our website for more information on how you can prepare.
Enjoy free public skating over Christmas break at the following locations:
Acton Arena & Mold-Masters SportsPlex – December 27, 28, 29 from 2:00-3:20pm
Sponsored by Acton Rotary Club and Optimist Club of Halton Hills.
My annual State of the Town address to the business community hosted by the Chamber of Commerce can be found on our website:
For all of those hockey fans, there is a special game on Sunday January 14, 2018. The NHL Alumni will be facing off against the Halton Hills Firefighters at Mold-Masters SportsPlex at 1:00 p.m. All proceeds will go to C.A.S.h.h. in Halton Hills. C.A.S.h.h. does wonderful work for the residents and families in our community who are battling cancer.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and wish you all the best for the New Year!
Keeping it real! I can be reached by telephone at 905-873-2601, ext. 2342 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or read my blog at www.rickbonnette.blogspot.com. You can also follow me on twitter at: @RickBonnette1
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