Community Meeting April 6 - with Councillor Farr

Invitation to NEN meeting with Jason Farr
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Public Meeting with Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr


North End Neighbours is pleased to invite you to an evening of discussion and community engagement with Councillor Jason Farr.
Wednesday April 6, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Bennetto Rec Centre
If you have any concerns or questions related to the North End Neighbourhood, or just want to be part of a larger conversation, you won't want to miss this event. We would suggest that if you do have questions and are interested in receiving a detailed answer from the Councillor, you either send your question to the NEN Chair, or directly to Councillor Farr, well ahead of the date of the meeting.

jason.farr@hamilton.ca
nenchair@gmail.com 



 

West Harbour Public Meeting March 31 7 P.M.


New Location!

Reminder:

West Harbour Public Meeting

Thursday March 31, 2016
7:00 pm
Liuna Station (360 James St N)
1st floor Continental Express Ballroom

You can view the agenda for the meeting here.

2 Events Coming Up!

1. We hope you can come to our Spring Celebration.  It is not an Egg Hunt, but more a chance for kids and adults to enjoy egg-citing time together with an "eggy" spring theme!  

There will be inside and outside activites.   All activites are for all ages, we hope!  So please come and have fun!!

Many thanks to Hamilton Neighbourhood Action Strategy for an "event grant" of $500.  

2. The 2nd event is an evening of discussion and conversation with  our community and with Councillor Farr.  Come to socialize, discuss issues with your neighbours, and with Jason Farr.  If you have a specific question or discussion item, please send it to us or to Councillor Farr ahead of time.  







Invitation to NEN meeting with Jason Farr

Public Meeting with Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr


North End Neighbours is pleased to invite you to an evening of discussion and community engagement with Councillor Jason Farr.
Wednesday April 6, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Bennetto Rec Centre
If you have any concerns or questions related to the North End Neighbourhood, or just want to be part of a larger conversation, you won't want to miss this event. We would suggest that if you do have questions and are interested in receiving a detailed answer from the Councillor, you either send your question to the NEN Chair, or directly to Councillor Farr, well ahead of the date of the meeting.

jason.farr@hamilton.ca
nenchair@gmail.com 


The NEN board looks forward to seeing both you and Councillor Farr.
 

Summary of the John Street North meeting of January 20


Summary of John St. North meeting.


On Wednesday January 20th, the North End Neighbours and the Beasley Neighbourhood Association held a meeting at 294 James St. North, to discuss the current state and future of John St North. John Street is home to two schools, a health centre, a recreation centre and many family homes. It therefore attracts large amounts of child and elderly pedestrian traffic. So pedestrian and student safety is a constant concern for residents. Including most of the 45 people who attended the meeting.

The decision was made to hold this particular meeting after both Neighbourhood Associations were contacted by several residents who live in close proximity of the CN bridge on John Street concerned about rumours that a newly designed vehicle bridge might result in the expropriation of their houses.

As the Neighbourhoods Associations, we made it clear to those in attendance, that to our knowledge, CN and the city have yet to design the new bridge. Therefore, we encouraged caution in terms of speculating about possible expropriation. But we encourage CN and the city to be proactive in engaging with the us and our fellow residents on their plans for the John Street bridge.

The meeting was constructive and positive, allowing residents to both voice their concerns, as well as bring forward their ideas for how to improve safety on John Street North. Some of the concerns raised were: speed of traffic coming off the bridge into the neighbourhoods; poor visibility when crossing from Strachan onto John for both pedestrians and motorists; a lack of school crossing guard at Simcoe and John; the effect of LRT on James Street; and the prospect of John Street becoming a primary artery into the new West Harbour development.

Some of the suggested solutions included further traffic calming measures like stop signs, the addition of speed cushions especially around the school zones, adding a mirror to the top of the bridge to aid motorists and pedestrians crossing at Strachan, closure or pedestrian conversion of the current bridge.

We look forward to continuing to work with the City’s traffic engineers to find a balance between the vehicular access that most at the meeting hoped that the John St. bridge would continue to provide and the priority that complete-streets and pedestrian safety must be given. Especially since both Neighbourhood Associations have endorsed Vision-Zero, which is an international movement that strives to achieve zero traffic fatalities through traffic calming and improved multimodal infrastructure. 

North End Neighbours would like to thank everyone who came out to the meeting. We will notify the neighbourhood as soon as CN and/or the City has contacted us with their plans for the bridge.
If you haven't already, please add your name to the email list to updates from time to time.For more information please contact:  nenchair@gmail.com  

Community Dinner February 18


All are welcome to this "pay what you can" Community Dinner at 76 MacAulay Street East (near John).  Great chance to get together casually, meet neighbours, and chat!  Hope to see you there!