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NENA – General Association Meeting Meeting Minutes – June 1, 2022

(Meeting held on Zoom)


Opening

  • Andrew Robinson (President) welcomed everyone and outlined guidelines

  • Review of past minutes

    • Motion of acceptance (Andrew), seconded (Sandra) – approved

Presentation “Walk the Block” – Keith (Organizer)

  • Closing streets to cars allows more pedestrian access and a chance for people to meet each other and explore

  • Not a street festival but a way to get out and meet / greet, with an alternative to using the car

  • Knowing people and your neighbours creates a better environment, community and general sense of place

  • Marginal gains start to create change not always a big gestures or events

  • Strengthened social interactions / networks help everyone

  • Interest to participate has been expressed from local businesses & groups

  • Herman has coordinated with City & Pier 8 developer about a bbq

  • Keith to send out information with next NENA email blast

  • Jon has coordinated with local bike groups

  • A specific street / area and date is to be confirmed

  • Looking for larger group / community involvement not only

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

  • Campaign to maintain and save Sunset Garden is making progress but has slowed recently

  • Are there ways to reach new people and to gain greater momentum

  • How will the Garden be used going forward with greater activity and people there routinely

  • Information to be send in the next NENA email blast

Environmental Committee Update / Discussion – Jon (Chair)

  • Looking for Council to approve buses going into Bayfront Park and provide hook-ups in the park for food truck by next summer

  • Discovery Centre not being purchased by Pier 8 developers

Financial Update – Curtis (Chair)

  • No update


Library & Community Update – Robert

  • No update


Other Business / Updates

  • Breeze is celebrating 50 years of publication this year

  • They are having a party on June 18, 2022 from 1-4pm at Macassa

  • Lunch and dinner event with ticket only $10.00, including an auction, raffle and meet / greet

  • St. Lawrence Church is currently holding at 50/50 raffle, contact the Church for ticket and information Closing

Motion to close meeting (Sandra), seconded (Robert) – approved


Next Meeting

  • September 7, 2022 at 7:00pm through Zoom

  • With people taking summer holidays during July and August informal meetings will take place to allow communication and coordination

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