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NENA September Meeting Minutes

September 1, 2021

7 pm

  1. Welcome and Announcements - Andrew (President)

  2. Review Meeting Minutes from Last Meeting - June

    1. Motion: To approve the minutes as posted on the NENA website

    2. Second: Annabel

    3. Carried

  3. Environment Committee Update - Jon

    1. No Update - Committee did not meet over the summer

  4. Planning & Traffic Committee Update - Herman

    1. Sunset Garden & Simcoe Tot Lot

      1. The community garden team on the Simcoe Tot Lot approached the NENA planning and traffic committee to help save the tot lot. After much review and discussion the NENA planning committee recommends that NENA support and assist in the protection of the Simcoe Tot Lot.

      2. Motion by Herman: That NENA supports and assists in the protections of the Simcoe Tot Lot.

      3. Second: Andrew

      4. Carried

    2. NENA Consulting on Jamesville Developments

      1. Motion by Herman: NENA write a letter to the City of Hamilton and advise them that NENA should be a part of the commenting agencies assigned to this file, as part of the planning process and a consultant before staff reports are made. NENA will also ask that the Jamesville project be an open file development.

      2. Second: Patricia

      3. Carried

  5. Financial Report - Andrew

    1. Curtis is on vacation so Andrew provided the report

    2. North Ender of the Year Award - the North End Breezes asked that we cover $55 of the plaque

      1. Motion by Andrew: To pay North End Breezes $55 to cover half of the plaque for the North Ender of the Year Award

      2. Second: Annabel

      3. Carried

  6. Community Engagement Update

    1. We need someone to write the articles each month for the North End Breezes. This article is a recap of the monthly NENA meeting

    2. Sheri made an announcement asking for help to deliver the North End Breezes. Please let her know if you would like to help.

  7. Library Committee - Robert

    1. No update

  8. Other Business

    1. December 2021 we will need to elect new Executive Positions, if you are interested please let us know

    2. Tents in the North End

      1. Jason Farr is aware of the tents and has been approached by many members from our community about it.

    3. We sold a few t-shirts on our website and owe the Breezes some money

    4. Bus into Bayfront Park

      1. Motion by Jon: Where as the enjoyment of Bayfront Park by residents across the city has noticeably increased during COVID and increasing demand for parking, we request that the City of Hamilton explore expanding HSR service into the lower park.

      2. Second: Sheri

      3. Carried

    5. Speed Bump - Harbourfront Drive

      1. Motion by Jon: Where as traffic on Harbourfront Drive descending into Bayfront Park has increased recently and the 20 km/hr speed limit rarely adhered to, we request that a speed hump be placed halfway down the hill to force motorists to reduce speed.

      2. Second: Sandra

      3. Carried (19-1)

    6. Electrical Outlets for Food Trucks - Bayfront Park

      1. Motion by Jon: Where as the food trucks providing food to visitors at Bayfront Park use gas generators to provide their electricity, constantly emitting CO2 and fine particulates into the surrounding neighbourhood, we request that the city explore the feasibility of installing electrical outlets that the food trucks could utilize.

      2. Second: Sheri

      3. Carried

    7. Emily from HOPA came to say hello and listen into the meeting

      1. They got a new sign

      2. Theodore has been a great hit

      3. The Pathfinder has been bought and will be brought to Hamilton and provide youth camps

      4. There will be a HOPA picnic table at Compass Point

  9. Close Meeting

    1. Motion by: Andrew

    2. Second: Sarah

    3. Carried

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