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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...

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...

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...

SCC Executive Meeting — October 7th, 2014

Download as PDF: 2014 October Minutes Agenda SCC Executive Meeting Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 7:00 PM Zion Korean United Church Napier St. Rec Centre Entrance In Attendance: Jonathan Therien, Jen Dawson, Monica Palkowski, Sgt. Gino Ciarmoli, Jessica Aird, Deirdre Pike, Maggie Steele Regrets: Jason Leach, Patti Davies, Isabelle DeFaria, Carla Klassen, Katharine Morrison, Greg Tedesco, Cllr Brian McHattie, Dawn Graham, Dominic Sorbara, Rachyl Whyte, Krist Hayes, Dave McLaughlin Introduction Roundtable talk – What’s new/how ya doin Additions or corrections to the agenda Approval of minutes Invited Guests: Sgt. Gino Ciarmoli, Cllr Brian McHattie, Chris Skrzek   Topics Continuing topics: Strathcona crime report 3 car thefts (2 cars unlocked) 2 cars vandalized Maggie: Intersection at King & Dundurn is very dangerous – people running lights Gino: High rate of red lights runs; special attention being paid to intersection. Cameras track east-west traffic only. City council decides where traffic cameras are placed. Will follow up with traffic safety officers know about resident concerns. Jonathan: Have asked for increased surveillance re: trucks driving through neighbourhood Gino: Any concerns re: truck routes, email me Deirdre: Had a meeting with Staff Sergeant Dave Henneck re: Mary’s Place. Deirdre has been trying to manage complaints and concerns from neighbours re: some issues with residents (e.g. yelling). Discussed implementing action team. Education piece needed – shortage of shelter beds for women; Mary’s currently offering 10 overflow spaces (30 beds total) until June. Ward One Information Pedestrian bridge on Pearl open Picnic planned for grand opening Following up on HSR bus route changes – Dundurn and Locke Jonathan: Trying to follow up with Brian before election. HSR supposed...

SCC Executive Meeting June 9, 2014

7:00 PM at the Zion Korean United Church, (Napier St. Rec Centre Entrance) Attending: Monica Palkowski, Jen Dawson, Dawn Graham, Maggie Steele, Gino Ciarmoli, Rachyl Whyte, Dominic Sorbara, Jonathan Therien, Krist Hayes Regrets: Dave McLaughlin, Jessica Aird, Jason Leach, Patti Davies, Isabelle DeFaria, Carla Klassen, Katharine Morrison, Deirdre Pike, Greg Tedesco, Cllr Brian McHattie Introduction Roundtable talk – What’s new/how ya doin Additions or corrections to the agenda – None Approval of minutes – Did not have quorum at start time of meeting Invited Guests: Sgt. Gino Ciarmoli, Cllr Brian McHattie, Mary Helwig-Hall, Krysten Bell Topics Continuing topics: Strathcona crime report – Sgt Gino Ciarmoli –          2 home invasions (one was a convenience store) –          2 robberies – Pearl and New –          May have been one on Henry? Gino will follow up –          No auto thefts, no graffiti reports –          What about graffiti on bridge (403 bridge over Main)? –          Gino: MTO property, not city’s jurisdiction –          Gino: Graffiti project still underway – remind residents to call 911 if they see graffiti in progress –          Gino will stop by senior’s tea with handouts re: victimization, fraud etc. –          Reminder to resident reports any concerns directly to Gino or to SCC member to pass along Ward One Information – Cllr McHattie – tabled until next meeting Dundurn Bus Route Delay –          Some comments on Facebook – need time line Update: Pedestrian bridge on Pearl –         Question is do we have a timeline? UPDATE: Shoppers Drug Mart Redevelopment meeting with Cllr McHattie – Jen, Maggie –          Attended by Brian,...

SCC Executive Meeting May 12, 2014

Attending: Jonathan Therien, Dawn Graham, Jen Dawson, Dave McLaughlin, Monica Palkowski, Jason Leach, Dominic Sorbara, Councillor Brian McHattie
Regrets: Sgt. Gino Ciarmoli, Carla Klassen, Rachyl Whyte, Greg Tedesco, Maggie Steele, Jessica Aird, Dierdre Pike, Krist Hayes
Invited Guests: Sgt. Gino Ciarmoli, Cllr. Brian McHattie

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