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NENA – General Association Meeting - March 6, 2024

Meeting Minutes

Attendance – 8 Guest

(Meeting held on Zoom)


Opening

  • Andrew Robinson (President) welcomed everyone and outlined guidelines


Review of past minutes

  • Motion of acceptance (Andrew), seconded (Kathy) – Approved (5/0)


Environmental Committee Update / Discussion – Jon (Chair)

  • No new update


Planning & Traffic Committee Update / Discussion – Herman (Chair)

  • Cameron is aware and knows NENA wants to be informed / notified about events and developments happening in the neighbourhood. (similar to other groups – Forestry, Alectra, Traffic, CN etc)

  • Cameron was able to join / participate in the last planning meeting.

  • As construction / life costs increase developers are looking at increasing overall numbers of units in new developments by making smaller units.


Financial Update – Curtis (Chair)

  • No new update


Community Engagement Update

  • No new update


Library Update

  • No new update


Other Business / Updates

  • No concerns with current Board members continuing in current positions.

  • Fiona a McMaster student is studying Network & Community connections was present at the meeting, she present and discussed.

    • Network sharing activities in Hamilton for community support

    • Simple examples are Mini Libraries, Community Fridges

    • She is looking to talk with a few local community members

  • Names were discussed and people volunteered but Fiona needs to finalize her work before reaching out to people.

  • Herman raised the example of Partnering Aldershot to show that neighbourhood groups can be involved / connected with businesses, Cities and Government during discussions to not be reactionary.

  • Herman to coordinate if a representative can join our next meeting.

  • There are currently trees in the traffic right of way along Picton which could be trimmed / cut for overall safety

  • There is no sidewalk connection from Hughson Street to Bennetto Recreation Centre only travel is through parking lot, only full sidewalk to main entry is from John Street.

  • If a sidewalk from Hughson was installed it would allow greater access and provide protection for all users.


Closing

  • Motion to close meeting (Andrew), seconded (Keith) – approved (8/0)


Next Meeting

  • April 3, 2024 at 7:00pm through Zoom

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