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NENA – General Association Meeting

Meeting Minutes – November 1, 2023 (Meeting held on Zoom)


Opening

• Andrew Robinson (President) welcomed everyone and outlined guidelines


Review of past minutes

• No past minutes for October not currently posted


Environmental Committee Update / Discussion – Jon (Chair) • No new update regrading environmental programs • Jon scheduling to meet with Cameron regarding concerns with CN • Meeting could be with CN or for a walk along the tracks • Is there an option to have tracks electrified over gas / diesel


Planning & Traffic Committee Update / Discussion – Herman (Chair) • At there last meeting the Committee discussed Burlington Street reconstruction, the Waterfront Trust, advanced development warning from the City and the Sunset Garden – these items were brought forward for review (see committed notes attached) • The Committee brought forward motions for each item which the Association discussed, voted on and approved o Burlington Street – Motion (Herman), seconded (Robert) – pass o Waterfront Trust – Motion (Herman), seconded (Andrew) - pass o Development notice – Motion (Herman), seconded (Curtis) – pass

- Passed with the understanding that the intent of the advanced notice is not to / for appeal of all developments only to be informed of them, similar to Hydro or Forestry

o Sunset Garden – Motion (Sandra), seconded (Herman) - pass


Financial Update – Curtis (Chair)

• No current income only bank fees out going

• Receipts being prepared for City to have approved grant released


Community Engagement Update / Discussion

• No new update regarding community engagement

• Always looking for input / help posting community information


Other Business / Updates

• The recent North End food drive collected 1800lbs of food and $700.00

• Sonic Walk at Pier 8 a sound and light show (November 1 to November 26 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm)

• North End Town Hall hosted by Cameron at Central Library (November 13 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm)

• Northender of the Year nominations sponsored by The Breeze’s

• (Deadline is November 13 with awards presentation December 2)

• City Planning Committee discussing the Tower at City Hall (November 14 starting at 9:30am)


Guest Presentation – Hamilton Police (Sergeant - Alex Buck)

• For accurate numbers all crimes / concerns need to be reported

• Property & violent crimes are currently higher than the 5-year average

• Traffic collisions in the neighbourhood are decreasing

• The top three reason for calls to Police from the Northend are trespassing, suspicious person and need of assistance.

• Hamilton Police do have plain clothes and cars teams on the street

• The force is currently experiencing staffing issues with recruitment and retention leading to few officers

• Typically there are 16 officers that patrol the downtown daily

• For charges to be laid there needs to be evidence and statements

• Responses to incidents can be done in person, online or by phone


Closing

• Motion to close meeting (Andrew), seconded (Jeff) – approved


Next Meeting

• December 6, 2023 at 7:00pm through Zoom

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