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...
Longwood Road – Environmental Project Report

Longwood Road – Environmental Project Report

Notice of Project Completion Comment period ends July 8, 2013  The City of Hamilton has undergone a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Longwood Road (Main St. to Aberdeen Ave.). The Recommended Alternative incorporates the following:  • a roundabout at Aberdeen/Longwood with pedestrian crosswalks across the east and north legs of the roundabout only • an east-side-loaded active transportation infrastructure along Longwood Road and along the north side of Aberdeen Avenue to Studholme Road • a new second bridge over HWY 403 for active transportation  The Environmental Project Report is available for public review online at http://www.hamilton.ca/Longwood-Rd-EA as well as at the following locations:  1. City Centre Public Works Dept. at 77 James St. N., Suite 400 Reception; Tel: 905-546-CITY 2. City Hall Clerk’s Dept. at 71 Main St. E.; Tel: 905-546-CITY 3. Westdale Library, 955 King Street West; Tel:...

Code Red: Poverty by Postal Code

Strathcona Poverty by Postal Code: Will Neighbourhood Solutions Work in Hamilton? January 25th, Doors open at 6:30 pm, Lecture at 7 pm Hamilton Spectator Auditorium, 44 Frid Street, Hamilton Code Red Rx – Prescription for Healthy Neighbourhoods Speaker Series Dr. Jim Dunn Associate Professor, McMaster University Chair in Research on Urban Neighbourhoods, Community Health & Housing (CRUNCH) The Spectator’s Code Red Series and the Hamilton Community Foundation’s Vital Signs Report both show our City’s grim reality of poverty by postal code.  If wealth – and health – are defined by where we live, are neighbourhood-based approaches the answer?  McMaster researcher Dr. Jim Dunn shows us where they’ve been used, their pros and cons… and how they could work in Hamilton. COME TO LISTEN …. TO QUESTION …. AND TO ACT!  ALL WELOME!  FREE EVENT! PLEASE RSVP TO code_red_speaker@yahoo.ca. This lecture is the first in a series. Next up …. Neil Bradford on March 8, 2011. Visit...

Something In The Air?

Something in the Air? Thursday January 27, 7 p.m. Strathcona Elementary School 10 Lamoreaux St. (corner of Strathcona N. And Lamoreaux) Air pollution and climate change are two global challenges that have impacts right here in Strathcona. Brian Montgomery from the City of Hamilton will heat things up with a discussion of the the city’s greenhouse gas inventory (available at www.hamilton.ca/climatechange) and will gather our ideas to help Strathcona–and the entire city–take action. Jordan Fysh from Green Venture will take on the topic of air pollution–what’s in the air we’re breathing, what it means to our families and community, and what the city is doing about it, including a mobile air monitoring program that will be measuring air quality in our...

Culture

Strathcona Building the City?s first Cultural Policy and Plan ~ All Hamilton residents are invited to participate in building the city’s first cultural policy and plan The City of Hamilton is undertaking a comprehensive approach to develop a Cultural Policy and Plan. This is a multi-phased project which will result in the following outcomes: identify cultural resources in Hamilton identify potential opportunities for the development of culture clarify the City’s vision and role with respect to culture develop a Cultural Policy and related principles develop a Cultural Plan with comprehensive strategies, goals and objectives. Go to http://www.hamilton.ca/loveyourcity for more information and to complete the on-line survey about cultural life in Hamilton You can also Subscribe to receive updates – send an email to culture@hamilton.ca with the subject line “Subscribe to receive Culture...

Release Your Inner Elf

Eat, drink, and be merry at the Strathcona  Community Council’s 2nd annual Holiday Open House! Sunday December 5th, 1 to 4 p.m.  Rolly Rocket’s BBQ  470 King Street West at the corner of Locke and King streets. Jolly old St. Nick will be on hand to mingle with the neighbours and pose for photos with young and old. Kids’ games….crafts….face painting….free munchies….music….door prizes….and more! Email for information:...
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