SCC Executive Meeting — December 8, 2014

Download as PDF: SCC Minutes 2014 December Strathcona Community Council Executive Meeting held on December 8, 2014 At Zion Korean United Church   In attendance: Jonathan (President), Mark, Ed (VP), Lee, Dave, Mike, Anna, Michelle (Treasurer), Dominic, Rachel, Celeste, Ryan, Jessica, Cllr. Johnson, Sgt Ciarmoli Regrets: Greg, Krist, Monica, Jen, Connie, Brian Resigned: Dawn Graham We now have 26 members of executive Notation from Lee: The constitution, there is the original version and there is an updated version. Question: Who has copies and of which version?   Agenda Items: Sgt Gino Ciarmoli will be coming late Councillor Aidan Johnson will be coming late Approval of Minutes: Minutes of last official meeting not approved. Members who attended last meeting were not in attendance this evening. Bitcoin Presentation at The Staircase: Remarks were that the presentation was good despite the small turnout due to the weather. We can look at new venues to hold at The Staircase since their goal is to open more often. West Hamilton Seniors: This group was created last November, its mission is to create health and wellness for seniors in the area. They want seniors to able to address fitness, they have knitting and crocheting clubs, they play cards and board games. On Friday December 12, 2014 at St Joseph’s Catholic School, they are holding a Christmas event. The school choir and eukele choir will be performing. Turkey Rhubarb will be performing as well. There is parking available, the location of event is in the Locke and Herkimer area. Please contact Dominic if you have questions. West Hamilton Seniors (cont): This group focuses on people who are...
Mount St. Joseph Update

Mount St. Joseph Update

There has been a lot of interest in a Strathcona property that is currently approved for demolition by City staff.  This issue was brought to light in his article “Demolition Permit for Mount St. Joseph Issued During Council Recess” which was published by local independent journalist Joey Coleman on The Public Record and Raise the Hammer on November 12, 2014.  This raised a lot of eyebrows for two significant reasons, the first being the timing of the demolition permit and the second being the potential Heritage significance of the site. The Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee met on November 20th, and this site was discussed in length. The Hamilton Spectator’s Mark McNeil attended the meeting, and has provided interesting insight from both the developer who own’s the site, Mr. Darko Vranich and outgoing Ward One Councillor Brian McHattie.  Mr. Vranich has agreed to put the demolition on hold so that an interested party may discuss potential for an alternative site development that would include preserving the structure of the old orphanage. Strathcona Community Council Notes Our council executive had two members present at the Municipal Heritage Committee meeting taking notes. 1) The Mount St. Joseph building has no official heritage status, it has not been flagged in any of the heritage registries; it is located outside the radius of the downtown heritage inventory project and the Ray-Pearl north study area, and it has not been flagged in the secondary plan. 2) The city has not completed any formal evaluation or assessment of the property to determine heritage value. As such, they do not know if the building will meet official heritage designation...
Bitcoin for Everyone

Bitcoin for Everyone

It’s fans say that it is a secure, stable alternative to banks, but to many of us it’s new and kind of weird. Learn about bitcoin from both sides and hear from businesses who accept it as payment. The Strathcona Community Council is hosting this community information event on Monday, November 24th at The Staircase Theater, 27 Dundurn Street North. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks. The managing of transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part. Through many of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system.   Post by Strathcona Community...

SCC Executive Meeting — November 13, 2014

Download as PDF: Nov13 2014 Annual General Meeting Agenda MINUTES Agenda & Ballot Strathcona Community Council Annual General Meeting Thursday, November 13th, 2014 7:00 PM Zion Korean United Church Napier St. Rec Centre Entrance   Welcome: Please sign in and declare if you would like to become a member of the executive.   Activity 1 – 7:00-7:40 – Speed-Date the Neighbourhood   Eight tables of local business, activists, and public services. Attendees will pick a table at the start and rotate from one table to the next when signalled. Each table will give attendees a quick summary of their topic. Permitting for some quick questions and answers.   Activity 2 – 7:40-7:50 – Break and Open Discussion   Please, take this time to follow up with any table you found interesting and to partake of the free snacks and drinks.   Activity 3 – 7:50-8:10 – Thank you to Councillor Brian McHattie and his staff and Introduction of incoming Councillor Aidan Johnson   Unfortunately Cllr. McHattie is unable to attend do to other engagements out of the city.   Dale Brown, Executive Assistant to Brian McHattie, read a statement from Brian.   Introduction by Councillor Elect, Aidan Johnson.     Activity 4 – 8:10-8:20 – SCC AGM formal procedure   Introduction by President Jonathan Therien Thank yous: Rolly (Support/food for Screen on the Green – will step up as full sponsor next year!), Young Kim (Zion – great space, so much potential), Midas and De la Sol (sponsor food box depot at York and Locke), Sam Marcazy (donation of chocolate eggs for egg hunt – thanks Dom Sorbara for the...
Annual General Meeting 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014

We would like to invite you and your neighbours to our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Have you been interested in what is going on in Strathcona over the past year? Are you curious about getting involved in planning and promoting local events? Wonder what the community council has been up involved with? This is your chance Come out and meet the council executive. If you’re willing, join our volunteer group. This will also be a unique opportunity for you to meet our new Ward One Councillor Aidan Johnson if you missed your chance during the election campaign. Our AGM is Thursday, November 13th, starting at 7 pm.  It is being held at the Zion United Recreation Centre, 69 Pearl St. N., Hamilton, ON. You can enter the building from the Napier St. entrance. Please feel free to share our invitation to your network either through email, word of mouth or your social media network.   What has the @hamiltonscc done in 2014? Interested? AGM-Thurs, Nov. 13 http://t.co/EzIxjIdXiq #hamont pic.twitter.com/6mf28ca5v4 — Strathcona Community (@hamiltonscc) November 4,...