SCC Executive Meeting [DRAFT] — June 08, 2015

This is a working draft. Minutes will be approved/adjusted at the July 2015 Executive Meeting Download as PDF: SCC Minutes June 2015 V3 MINUTES SCC Executive Meeting Monday, June 8, 2015 7PM – Zion United Church Rec Centre   Meeting commenced:  7:05PM   Present:  Mike, Michelle, Anne, Raychyl, Councillor Johnson, Ryan, Celeste, Jonathan, Dominic, Connie Regrets:  Santo, David, Greg, Ed Late Arrival:  Jessica (8:15PM) Absent:  Maggie, Jen, Mark, Krist, Patti, Christine, Lee, Jason, Monica   Additions to Agenda: Social Media Officer (as per Connie), terminology of Executive members on website/SCC correspondence (as per Connie), approval of April Minutes (as per Connie)   Approval of Minutes: From May:    to be added to the July agenda From April:  to be added to the July agenda   Topics:   Item #1, Ward One Update: Councillor Johnson re-iterated the news that the City of Hamilton will get LRT (from Main/Osler to the Queenston traffic circle); proposed operational by 2020 Councillor Johnson put forth a motion for the City to spend $300,000 on upgrading the very hard-working, load-bearing pillars at Dundurn Castle Plans are in motion now to improve the lighting at Dundurn Castle Park; expecting input from Heritage Committee to ensure lighting dovetails with the existing grounds Dundurn bus route issue is still active but no update at this moment; SCC reports no advancement with partnership with KNA at this point in time; Dominic has a petition related to this issue; Councillor Johnson stated that petitions are helpful in these instances   A motion to add an online survey to the SCC website on the Dundurn bus route issue was made, voted upon, but subsequently...

SCC Executive Meeting [DRAFT] — May 12, 2015

This is a working draft. Minutes will be approved/adjusted at the July 2015 Executive Meeting. Download as PDF: SCC minutes may 2015 Strathcona Community Council General Meeting May 12, 2015   Chair: Jonathon Therien In attendance: Celeste, Anne Marie, Raychel, Dominic, Michelle Regrets: David, Ryan, Commie, Mike, Ed, Maggie, Brian, Jen, Mark Regrets also sent by Sgt Ciarmoli and Clr Johnson   Item #1: Featured Guests from Environment Hamilton, Jen Baker and Juby Website: hamiltonparadise.org Phone: 905-549-0900 The guests came to talk about the pollinator project in Victoria Park, which was known as the Butterfly Garden. This project is the brainchild of the Hamilton Naturalist Club and Environment Hamilton. The idea is to create a pollinator centre which includes butterflies and bees and any other of the Creator’s creatures that would contribute to pollination. The emphasis is planting native plants. This is the flagship project and Victoria Park has been chosen as the launch site. Paul O’Hara, a landscape designer, who has a local business, Blueoak Native Landscapes on Locke Street, is the designer. He is a specialist in native plants. The girls brought a picture of the proposed design. Michelle asked the question:   How did Mr O’Hara land the contract? The guests did not know about the selection process. The proposed project has approximately $12,000 in funding. Around $3,000 came from the Participatory Budget project, most of the monies had been raised independently and the source(s) were not disclosed. They noted that Clr Johnson may have access to other funding pots. They brought forward June 13, 2015 as the launch date and they brought a flyer they have been handing...

SCC Executive Meeting — April 13, 2015

Download as PDF: SCC Minutes April 2015 MINUTES SCC Executive Meeting Monday, April 13, 2015 7PM – Zion United Church Rec Centre   Meeting commenced:  7:05PM   Present:  Ed, David, Anne, Michelle, Santo, Connie, Celeste, Mike Regrets:  Ryan, Raychyl, Councillor Johnson, Brian, Jonathan, Jessica Late Arrival:  Dominic (after PBAC meeting same night) Absent:  Maggie, Jen, Mark, Krist, Patti, Christine, Lee, Jason, Monica, Greg   Additions to Agenda: None   Approval of Minutes:   From September:  in abeyance (as per December Minutes “Minutes of last official meeting not approved.  Members who attended last meeting were not in attendance this evening.”   December’s Minutes were inadvertently re-approved instead of September’s Minutes.  Jonathan, please add to May Agenda.   Motion by Celeste:  To approve March Minutes Seconded by:   Mike Carried.   Topics:   Item #1, Recap of Screen Off the Green & Copyright issue: About 100 in attendance.  Jonathan, please add Expenditures to May Agenda.  Additional expenses mentioned that weren’t previously discussed.  Dale Brown communicating with Audio Cine regarding copyright fees invoice. Consensus agreed that the SCC needs to be apologetic and cooperative.   Jonathan’s Notes: Previous information on copyright law said if we owned the film and charged nothing to view we were permitted.  Perhaps the law has changed. Dale Brown of Aidan Johnson’s office is looking into it as well.   Item #2, Recap, Strathcona “Easter” Egg Hunt: Jonathan, please add Expenditures to May Agenda.  Approx.  50-60 children attended; including adults around 100.  Good feedback; coffee appreciated.  Dominic, can you please send Connie an update on the Oxford component.  SCC needs to start earlier next year in planning process and needs to...

SCC Executive Meeting March 10, 2015

The  March 2015 Minutes are available to download as a PDF 7PM – Zion United Church Rec Centre   Meeting commenced:  7:06PM   Present:  Jonathan, Celeste, Santo, Anne, Michelle, Mike, Brian, Lee, Sgt. Gino Ciarmoli, Greg, Ryan, Connie Regrets:  Raychyl, David, Jason, Councillor Johnson, Monica, Ed S Late Arrival:  Dominic Absent:  Maggie, Jen, Mark, Krist, Jessica, Patti, Christine Resigned:  Ed Castonguay   Additions to Agenda: None   Approval of Minutes:   From September:  in abeyance (as per December Minutes “Minutes of last official meeting not approved.  Members who attended last meeting were not in attendance this evening.”   December’s Minutes were inadvertently re-approved instead of September’s Minutes.  To be added to April Agenda.   Motion by Celeste:  To approve February Minutes. Seconded by:   Mike. Carried.   Continuing Topics:   Item #1, Strathcona Crime Report: From February 1st through March 9th there were zero robberies, two break & enters (residential…an unlocked door and a utility shed), 1 incidence of graffiti (offenders were apprehended and charged), and 1 theft from an auto (car unlocked and electronics were stored visibly on seat).  HPS are planning for JUNOS and St. Patrick’s  Day events.   Item #9 (from New Topics), Hess Village Community Liaison Committee: Abundant discussion begun and punctuated with background information from Jonathan.   Jonathan will pass along his HVCLC information (dating back to 2009) to the new rep for this Committee as he is stepping down this involvement.   Motion by Michelle:  For Brian Lewis and Mike Power to represent the SCC on this Committee. Seconded by:  Lee Carried.   Item #2, Ward 1 Update from Councillor Johnson: Councillor Johnson is diligently following up...

SCC Executive Meeting — February 9, 2015

Download as PDF: SCC Minutes February 2015 MINUTES SCC Executive Meeting Monday, February 9, 2015 7PM – Zion United Church Rec Centre   Meeting commenced: 7:11PM Present: Jonathan, David, Celeste, Lee, Councillor Johnson, Connie, Mike, Raychyl, Anne, Michelle, Dominic, Ed C Regrets: Jessica, Santo, Jen, Mark, Kathleen (guest), Roxanne (guest), Christine, Brian, Monica, Ryan, Sgt. Gino Ciarmoli, Greg, Maggie, Jason Early Departures: Lee, Raychyl Additions to Agenda: Treasurer transition: Currently Jen, Dawn and Jonathan are signatories; Dawn was Treasurer; Michelle needs to take Dawn’s spot; Jonathan to organize a meeting between himself, Michelle and Jen asap to finalize transition. Jonathan will let SCC know of any other changes. Ed requested that a copy of the Treasurer’s Report be included at SCC meetings; that will occur once Michelle is transitioned to her new position Jonathan will email a copy of the 2013/2014 SCC Treasurer’s Report from the AGM to all SCC members Approval of Minutes: From September: in abeyance (as per December Minutes “Minutes of last official meeting not approved. Members who attended last meeting were not in attendance this evening.” To be added to March Agenda. Motion by Lee: To approve January Minutes. Seconded by: Mike.   Discussion ensued regarding liaison opportunities/appointments. Concerns were aired regarding lack of process and need for clear procedures, constitution, by-laws, transparency, etc. in these situations.   Constitution SubCommittee continuing to address (more information in Item # 4). Carried.  Ongoing Topics: Item #1, Strathcona Crime Report: No report. Item #2, Ward 1 Update from Councillor Johnson: The Mount St. Joseph building does not have a heritage building designation; the demo permit was approved and issued during...

SCC Executive Meeting — January 12, 2015

Download as PDF: SCC Minutes January 2015 SCC Executive Meeting Monday, January 12, 2015 7PM – Zion United Church Rec Centre Meeting commenced: 7:02PM Present: Jonathan (President), Sgt Gino Ciarmoli (HPS), A/Sgt Steve Whalen (HPS), Dave, Ed, Mark, Brian McHattie, Councillor Johnson, Connie (Secretary), Ed S (VP), Anne, Lee, Michelle (Treasurer), Michael, Celeste Regrets: Jason, Jessica, Raychyl, Krist, Greg, Maggie, Jen Approval of Minutes: From September: in abeyance (as per December Minutes “Minutes of last official meeting not approved. Members who attended last meeting were not in attendance this evening.” From December:   Moved by Dave to approve; seconded by Ed S. Items: Item #1: Sgt. Ciarmoli reports that for the period of December 1, 2014 through January 10, 2015, in the Strathcona neighbourhood, there was one robbery, two residential B&E’s, and two car thefts. This data can now be found via a new HPS tool available through the HPS website. The data shows incidences (to within a block, approximately) and is updated every 24 hours. Data is searchable up to 60 days prior and will soon be linked to CrimeStoppers; suspicious activity can also be reported this way and is helpful for the HPS to have on file. Sgt. Ciarmoli is available to answer questions, gciarmoli@hamiltonpolice.on.ca or 905-540-5093. Item #2: Councillor Johnson brought guest, ex Ward One councillor Brian McHattie, and introduced him in his new role as a sustainable development consultant, currently working with Paul Shaker and David Premi . Brian reports that he is currently consulting on behalf of developer Luciano Mandarino (Locke Street developer) on a project of 7 storeys, 84 units, with mixed use on the ground...
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