Strathcona Community Council – 2019 AGM

Hello neighbours! You are invited to the 2019 Strathcona Community Council Annual General Meeting. Here are the meeting details: Monday, November 25, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Erskine Presbyterian Church Hall – 19 Pearl St. North, Hamilton We will start the evening with the AGM business: approval of past minutes (please find the minutes here), approval of the Treasurer’s Report (to be presented in the meeting), and elections to the Council Executive. There will be vacancies in the executive, so if you are interested, please come and stand for election and help support your neighbourhood association have another great year of community events and outreach! Following the business part of the AGM, we will get an update from our Ward 1 Councillor Maureen Wilson, get an update from our Hamilton Police Services west-end crime manager, and get an introduction to our new HPS neighbourhood liaison for the coming year. Lastly, there will be a great presentation from the folks at the Social Navigator Program, a made-in-Hamilton program to help Police and Paramedics connect at-risk individuals with the health and social services they need. Here is the detailed agenda. Hope to see you all...

Developments at King/Queen, and Queen/Market

Many of you in the neighbourhood have received notices of the developments by Vrancor on the lots at King and Queen, and Queen and Market. For those who have not, we have obtained copies of the notices that went out, as well as the proposed site plans and renderings. Unfortunately they are black and white photocopy quality, but you may still be interested in seeing them! Earlier in November there were meetings regarding the minor variances required for the developments; see the Spectator’s article on the Committee of Adjustment meeting. The following is the image from the Spectator article, from Vrancor, of the development proposed for King and Queen St. (looking northwest, to the lot where the convent used to be): Click on the links below for the notices that went out, which include renderings and site plans of each development: At King St. and Queen St. (former convent) – proposed 10-storey hotel, 6-storey residential building, and townhouses along Market – PDF of notice At Queen St. and Market St. (currently parking lot) – proposed 15-storey residential building, with townhouses along Market, and commercial along Queen – PDF of...

Road Reconstruction Schedule

You may have noticed the road reconstruction that has happened on portions of Tom St., Devonport St. and Florence St. More reconstruction is planned for the coming few years in Strathcona. Please see the maps below for the proposed schedule, received from the Councillor’s office. Also a disclaimer: “Please keep in mind that the construction timing of all projects is tentative, and subject to advancement or deferral, pending budget availability, other project priorities and Council-approval of the capital budget.” In respect of the surface quality of the newly paved roads, about which there have been some questions, we received the following answer from Asset Management staff at the City, via the Councillor’s office: “In 2018, the City of Hamilton continue to evaluate new technologies with the use of a bonded wearing coarse treatment. Today ‘surface treatment’ is commonly used, and continues to be a viable cost effective pavement strategy for low volume roads.”   Completed 2018 road resurfacing… Proposed 2022 road reconstruction… Proposed 2023 road reconstruction… Proposed 2024 road...

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