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NENA – General Association Meeting - December 6, 2023

Updated: Apr 3

Meeting Minutes – December 6, 2023 (Meeting held on Zoom)


Opening • Andrew Robinson (President) welcomed everyone and outlined guidelines

Review of past minutes • Motion of acceptance (Andrew), seconded (John) - Approved


Environmental Committee Update / Discussion – Jon (Chair) • Meeting occurred between John, Cameron & Metrolink to discuss options to lessen noise and air pollution into community • CN invited but not able to attend due to representative having covid • New track installation (to Niagara) should remove idling around GO station as it will now be a stop not the end of the line where trains sit • New trees were discussed / requested during meeting for shade and to create neighbourhood market area around James & McNab • CN will still be using the area for a shunting yard


Planning & Traffic Committee Update / Discussion – Herman (Chair) • Review of motions and topics discussed during our November meeting • Herman continues to discuss / coordinate with the City and Cameron about getting NENA or a representative as part of distribution list so NENA is involved, informed and not reactionary • Cameron has released a report / information about the future of the Waterfront Trust – see attached letter • Jamesville redevelopment requires finalization from CN before moving ahead, hearing at Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) set for December 20, 2023 • At the next Ward 2 Association meeting NENA will discuss with other associations what involvement or input they have for City decisions • Cameron has made attending meetings and providing input difficult for people due to restrictions and then labelling people as violent • Freedom of information requests are now being released and people are understanding the fully history and process of the HATS project


Financial Update – Curtis (Chair) • No current income only bank fees out going • Receipts sent to City to have approved grant funding released


Community Engagement Update / Discussion • No new update regarding community engagement • Always looking for input / help posting community information


Other Business / Updates • NENA wants to congratulate the Northender of Year award winners and thank the Breeze’s for organizing and hosting the event • Cameron has posted a Ward 2 – Impact Report on his website (ward2hamilton.ca/resources/reports/) • The northend is sometimes seen as adversarial but often many associations are as they work for a stronger community • Everyone wants infill and to reduce sprawl but also wants communities to remain the same while not having development in your backyard • The current Peir development is understood to have 8 parking spaces for every 10 units • NENA is looking at the possibility of holding in person meetings again • NENA will be opening Board positions for anyone interested, who wants to be involved or have input • Welcome Inn and other community agencies are always looking for volunteers not only around Christmas


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


Next Meeting • January 3, 2024 at 7:00pm through Zoom

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