Farmer's Market Focus Group

 Feb. 20, 2014

From an email:

There will be an upcoming Hamilton Farmers’ Market Focus Group.  Your contributions to date regarding the Market have been extremely valuable to us and have helped form the various reports and recommendations presented to Council.    We greatly appreciate your support and would like the opportunity to update you on our progress, as well as to engage you in the next critical item …. the Board Governance model and terms of reference.

We would like to ask you one more favour.  We will be holding a focus group session to discuss the Board structure and would appreciate hearing from you.  The session will be held on Monday, February 24th at 5:30 – 7:00 pm at City Hall, 1st Floor, Room 192.  Please confirm your attendance with Nancy Marcos at Nancy.Marcos@hamilton.ca by February 20th

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on the 24th.

John

John Hertel
Director
Finance, Administration, and Revenue Generation
Corporate Services Department
City of Hamilton, 1st Floor, 71 Main St. W.
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5

Mobile 905-979-0716
John.hertel@hamilton.ca
Feb 19, 2014

North End Neighbours Association 

Directors Meeting Agenda

February 20, 2014

6:30 P.M. Bennetto Recreation Centre

 Meeting Facilitator: Peggyanne Mansfield
Attendance:
   1. Call to order
   2. Approval of minutes from last meeting
   3. Committee Reports and Old Business
a)      Updates on Barton/Tiffany
b)      Implementation Team Report
c)      By-Law Report
d)      Participatory Budget Report from… Dave… Plus Naturalist Club Report
e)      Presidents Report: Update on 
McMaster History Project
Working with Welcome Inn to engage more of our neighbourhood and to get more people involved with Participatory Budgeting. 
f)        Report on Governance Training with Sandy Shaw
 Report on Emergency Meeting at Fishers re: discussion on City Hall Meeting   
   
g)        City Hall Meeting/Waterfront Recreational Master Plan
h)       Treasurers Report… tabled to next meeting 
i.)  Jamesville Hub Report
i)          Go Station Focus Group…Judy and Thom
j)          Community Council Meeting… Peggyanne


Waterfront Recreational Master Plan

January 19, 2014
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
for
Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments for the West Harbour Waterfront Recreation Master Plan 

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What?             The Planning Committee is holding a Public Meeting, as required by Section 17 of the Planning Act, to consider Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments to the former City of Hamilton Official Plan (Setting Sail Secondary Plan) and Zoning By-law No. 6593 (Hamilton) to implement the West Harbour Waterfront Recreation Master Plan.

  

When?            Tuesday, February 4, 2014 starting at 9:30 AM

Where?           Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall
71 Main Street West, Hamilton

Why?
The purpose of the Official Plan Amendment is to amend various policies and schedules of the West Harbour (Setting Sail) Secondary Plan to reflect the principles and policies contained in the Hamilton West Harbour Waterfront Recreation Master Plan and to create a new land use designation and site specific policy areas to permit the uses set out in the Hamilton West Harbour Waterfront Recreation Master Plan. The Official Plan Amendment will modify the policy framework to guide the development and improvements of lands within the Hamilton West Harbour Waterfront Recreation Master Plan.

The purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to amend Zoning By-law No. 6593 (Hamilton) for the subject lands to permit the uses set out in the Hamilton West Harbour Recreation Master Plan.

Appeals
In accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, please be advised of the following:
a)    If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment, or the refusal of the request to amend the Official Plan or the Zoning By-law, you must make a written request to: the Co-ordinator, Planning Committee, City of Hamilton, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5.
b)    If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton before the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Hamilton to the Ontario Municipal Board.
c)    If a person or public body does not make an oral submission at a public meeting or make a written submission to the City of Hamilton before the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board, unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

HOW:

Accessing the Proposed Amendments and Report
Copies of the proposed amendments will be available on and after January 17, 2013, online at www.hamilton.ca/Westharbour and at the City of Hamilton Clerks Department, City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Copies of the staff report will be available on and after January 31, 2013, online at www.hamilton.ca/planningcommittee and at the City of Hamilton Planning Department, City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 6th Floor from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Additional Information
If you wish to submit comments for inclusion in the Agenda for the Meeting, please contact Vanessa Robicheau (contact information below).

Anyone interested in making a presentation is asked to pre-register as a delegation by no later than 12:00 noon on February 3, 2014 by contacting:

Vanessa Robicheau
City Clerks Office, 1st Floor, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5

Information respecting this process is being collected under the authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.  All comments and opinions submitted to the City of Hamilton on this matter, including the name, address and contact information of persons submitting comments and/or opinions will become part of the public record and will be made available to the general public.

Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this program or event, please contact one of the people listed in this ad. Advanced requests are highly encouraged to enable us to meet your needs adequately.

Contact:                                
For further information on the Amendments please contact:
Alissa Mahood, MCIP, RPP                                                                        
Planning & Economic Development Department                                                     
City of Hamilton                                             
71 Main Street West, 6th Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5            
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 1250                  

or

Greg Macdonald, MCIP, RPP                                                                                 
Planning & Economic Development Department                                                     
City of Hamilton                                             
71 Main Street West, 5th Floor, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5            
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 4283                  


This Notice issued January 17, 2014

Implementation Begins!



Implementation is beginning on the Traffic Management Plan.  Please go to the page "Traffic Management Plan" to see 4 maps and 3 schedules of the changes and when they are occurring.  

One of the first changes is McNab street. The two-way conversion is scheduled to go into effect June 18.




North End Traffic Video 2009

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Picton Library



To all North Enders; here is the recommendation (Below Letter) from the Chief Librarian in regards to what is there desired direction for Library Service for the North End of Hamilton. As President of North End Neighbours and a resident it is sad to see that the Library Board has recommended that the partnership with North Hamilton Community Health Centre is not a working relationship that the Board can work with. I would like to point out a few things in the Boards argument against relocating the Picton Branch, they as a Board had for years expressed interest in this project now that they are showing short falls in other projects this project in the North End is no longer viable. The Board recommendation mentions increased costs as a concern, as I understand the costs were reduced, the Board as I understand was concerned about a 20 year lease, this as I understand was reduced. The Board was concerned that library patrons would have to walk through a waiting room of a health facility to access the Library Branch, not the case as I understand it would have had an entrance just off the main entrance of the new building. Another concern is that residents of the East End of Hamilton have limited Library service, Kenilworth and Red Hill to the best of my knowledge are not planned to be converted to a Bookmobile. In the Boards own words the partnership would have provided lower operating cost allowed for longer hours of operation and would have accessed a different clientele, how can the Board of Directors for the Library walk away from this, I don’t think they have thought this partnership through thoroughly and for that reason the Neighbourhood of the North End will suffer. My hope is that the elected officials when voting on the recommendation by the Board from the Library reverse this recommendation and either keep status quo (The Picton) or reconsider the NHCHC proposal.

Sincerely
John Mattinson
President
North End Neighbours



Date: June 11, 2008

To: Chair and Board Members

From: Ken Roberts, Chief Librarian

Subject: North Hamilton Community Health Centre Proposal

RECOMMENDATION:
That the Library Board no longer consider the option of sharing space with the North Hamilton Community Health Centre in its new facility, and

That the Hamilton Public Library Board continue to operate the current Picton Branch until such time as alternative service delivery can be arranged; and

That the Library Board commits to use any saved funding to improve service in the north and east ends of the city in order to provide improved services to those residents of the city most affected by poverty.

FINANCIAL/STAFFING/LEGAL IMPLICATIONS:
We do not have an agreement with the North Hamilton Community Health Centre. Previous Board motions had directed us to see if an agreement could be reached. Still, architectural fees directly connected with providing for space that the library might use, if an agreement could be reached, were incurred. The Library Board should pay any reasonable and fair architectural fees related to the preliminary design of this space.
BACKGROUND:
The North Hamilton Community Health Centre Board approached the Hamilton Public Library Board with a proposal for a 20 year lease of approximately 1000 square feet in return for a total estimated investment of $200,000, including all furnishings and related work. The Library Board authorized administration to see if an agreement could be reached and expressed support for the concept since it allowed for lower operating costs of a north end branch and, potentially, allowed for longer hours and access to a different clientele.
Several months later the cost estimates were revised to $300,000 for the 20 year period of time. The Library Board still expressed support for the concept.
We learned this last April that the costs have now escalated significantly. The North Hamilton Community Health Centre Board presented two potential solutions at a June 4th special Board meeting. The North Hamilton Community Health also invited the Library Board to submit a counter-proposal. A deadline date of June 20th was given.
Staff have not been directed to prepare a counter-proposal.
Library Board members have expressed a commitment to improve services in the north and eastern areas of the city and have expressed a desire to see limited funds make the biggest impact on literacy issues related to poverty. There are a number of neighbors in this area of the city that currently receive very limited library service.
Staff recommend that the available funds be used to purchase a second bookmobile, one that is accessible and is capable of improving library service.
In terms of performance, the current Picton Branch does about 22,000 circulations a year while a well-used bookmobile can generate almost 10 times as much use with a smaller operating cost. The difference in cost would allow for more outreach programming in order to bring people into libraries and to encourage use. We also hope to partner with community organizations for more wifi access and after-school homework assistance.
In comparison, moving to the NHCHC within the terms that are offered mean that we could only offer limited hours in a fixed location, with no outreach. It means that residents of other areas in the city where there is a need for library service continue to receive nothing within their neighborhoods.

Waterfront Development

North End has its west and north borders at the West Harbour.

West Harbourfront development should not come at the expense of those who call the North End home. We are a residential neighbourhood.

Traffic, both speed and amount, noise, parking are all issues that need to be addressed.

FYI - for more information on the Waterfront go to www.hamilton.ca/wag There's a lot going on here so take a careful look.

A Real Neighbourhood Bank

The Board from North End Neighbours had the pleasure of meeting with Bryan Egan Branch Manager at the Scotiabank. The meeting was a meet and greet and a true pleasure. You may or may not know that the Scotiabank is the only bank located in our neighbourhood, after meeting with Bryan he has indicated that they are truly a neighbourhood bank and plan to be in our neighbourhood for many many years. So as neighbours please consider this bank for your future banking needs.
Bryan Egan can be contacted through his email. Or stop in and see him.

bryan.egan@scotiabank.com

Night Out Event 2008

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North End Night Out Sept. 13th, 2007

North End Night Out Sept. 13th, 2007
A good time was had by all.

Bunge Bridge Over Burlington Street

Bunge Bridge Over Burlington Street
Principal Nancy D’Olimpio St Lawrence

Bunge Bridge over Burlington Street

Bunge Bridge over Burlington Street
Principal Mrs Millen Bennetto

July 12th 2007

July 12th 2007
10 Years After Plastimet

Environmental Concerns

North End Neighbours is committed to our environment. We believe that every individual, business and institution has a responsibility to share in that commitment. The following are some environmental issues that we are following... Waterfront Development, Local Industrial Development, Litter and Pollution issues.