AGM October 17

Around 60 people attended the 2012 AGM for North End Neighbours.  Congratulations to the new board for the 2012 – 2013 year.  Each person on the board is enthusiastic is ready to work for the best interest of the North End. 

Our new Board for 2012 - 2013:

Donna Brant: Burlington Street East
Dave Stevens: Simcoe Street East
Christeen Urquhart: Simcoe Street East
Chris Pearson: Ferrie Street East
Sandra Hudson: Ferrie Street West
Sheri Selway: Mary Street
Peggyanne Mansfield: Guise Street
Helen Bilechuk: Bay Street North
Margie Kneulman: Strachan St. East

Currently we attend the Ward 2 Neighbourhood Council meetings and Jamesville Hub meetings on a regular basis.   

In addition, we welcome residents who want to participate on committees from time to time: Dog Park, Save the Parkette,  Park N’Party, Open Streets, Adopt-a-Park, and other initiatives. 

 We were happy to have Councillor Jason Farr speak at our AGM.  Plans are being made to have more neighbourhood meetings to talk directly with our Councillor.  Jason spoke about the Casino issue facing Hamilton and Council and Participatory Budgeting.  If you are interested in any of those topics, please contact us or Councillor Farr.  The first PB Planning Meeting will be held on November 30.  

After much consideration and consultation, NEN has decided to oppose the selling of the Bay/Strachan open space for residential and support the efforts to develop and enhance it as a park.  The AGM voted to accept the following statement by a wide majority.  NEN opposes selling the land known as Simcoe Tot Lot/38 Strachan/344 Bay for residential development at the property until such time as compelling evidence is presented to neighbourhood residents that convinces them the rezoning and redevelopment will not cause harm and will be positive for the neighbourhood and we support residents’ efforts developing and enhancing the Simcoe Tot Lot through a public process.”  We are planning a public meeting in January.

Memberships to NEN for the 2012 – 2013 year are available at the Scotia Bank. Make sure you are on our email list for updates and notifications of meetings and events.
Buy your $2 membership today at the Scotia Bank or from any of the Board members near you.