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Updates and Dates to Remember

DURAND B.O.D.

Our AGM was held on October 18 and the new slate for the board of the Durand Neighbourhood Association is as follows:

Dennis Baker, Roberta Harman, Barb Henderson, Wesley Jamieson, David Levy, Frances Murray, Paul Nichols, Christopher Redmond, Geoff Roche, Anne Tennier, Yonatan Rozenszjan

We’re looking forward to a busy and productive year!

DURAND NEIGHBOURHOOD CHARACTER PROJECT

Civic Plan has supplied the audit tool and a team of volunteer street auditors will fill in the data for 22 zones.  To learn more about the project, visit the website www.durandcharacter.com.  We need your input!  Fill out the  Survey to have your say about the features you feel are important on your street.  What do you love about your street, and which features do you dislike?  The more input Civic Plan receives, the more successful the outcomes for the Durand Neighbourhood!

SPOOKTACULAR IS COMING – OCTOBER 29

Join us in Durand Park from 6 – 8 p.m. on October 29 for lots of fun and games.  Carve a pumpkin and bring it along to join the pumpkin parade!  Wear your costume and get into the spirit of the spooky season!

Mark Your Calendar!

We hope your summer is going well and you are enjoying the hot, humid weather!  This was a good year to have the splash pad open at Durand Park.

Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events:

August 24 – PED ride.  Alissa Golden, Heritage Planner, will lead a bike ride through the Durand neighbourhood, sharing interesting history and details about our neighbourhood. Meet at Park and Hunter at the Sobi station at 6:30 p.m.

September 17 – Movie night in the park.  Join us for a showing of the Minions movie.  The movie will start about 8, but come early to reserve your space with your blanket, have your face painted (kids only), and eat a hot dog or two.  Popcorn, face painting and movie are free!

October 18 – AGM – an important meeting for the upcoming DNA year.  Join us at 6 p.m. at the YWCA on MacNab Street.  Meet your neighbours and hear updates about the latest in our neighbourhood.

October 29 – Durand Park Halllowe’en – Costumes for kids and adults most welcome — starts at 5:30 p.m.  More details to follow!

PEDESTRIAN CROSSOVERS ARE COMING

In case you missed it, Hamilton is rolling out pedestrian cross-overs in key locations in Hamilton.  One of those locations is at Queen and Herkimer, a notoriously dangerous crossing for pedestrians.  Read all about it at:  Spec article These pedestrian cross-overs mean new rules for drivers and pedestrians.  We can all adapt our behaviours to the new rules, just as we do when we drive in a foreign country.  Pedestrians will have to exercise caution as well — the goal is to have everyone arrive home safely.

Durand 101 / Annual General Meeting / VOTE TODAY!

Happy Voting Day Duranders.  This is just a quick blog post to remind you to vote today (until 9:30pm), attend our great Durand 101 session tomorrow at 6:30 pm and get the details on our AGM happening in November.

Final Reminder for the great event happening TOMORROW:
Durand 101 – Get to know your neighbourhood (Tuesday Oct. 20th!)

Please join the Durand Neighbourhood Association board members, Community Animator Sunil Anguish, Councillor Farr and our Crime Manager on Tuesday October 20th from 6:30 -8:30 in  the YWCA Seniors Auditorium.   There will be brief presentations by your hosts and then more importantly, you will have the opportunity to sit with our presenters and have your concerns and questions addressed.  Refreshments will be served.  See you there!

durand 101 poster draft 2 (2)

Durand Annual General Meeting – Nov. 17, 2015 (7-9 pm)

The Durand Annual General Meeting will be held November 17th 2015, from 7-9pm at the YWCA in the Seniors Auditorium.  Our feature presentation is a must attend as we are engaging in a very important project for our Durand Neighbourhood.  It is called Character Zoning.  This is an approach that will help us to protect and conserve our neighbourhood.  This is new for Hamilton; it will be groundbreaking for not only Durand but other neighbourhoods such as ours both in Hamilton and across the province.  We need your support and your engagement.

VOTE! October 19th, 2015 (That’s Today!!!!) until 9:30 pm

The federal election is taking place TODAY (Monday October 19th) and polls are open until 9:30pm. We encourage all residents to vote and make sure they are eligible. Go to the Elections Canada website at www.elections.ca and check to see if you are registered. Make sure you are up to date on the new policies around identification. Your voting location can be found by going to the same website and filling in your postal code.

If you have your voter registration card, all the information you need will be found on the card. You need ID to vote – visit the ID to Vote website and it will explain what kind of ID is acceptable.

Durand 101 / VOTE! / Queen Herkimer Ped Light / Durand Park Update

Happy Thanksgiving Duranders! As we recover from a turkey filled weekend and give thanks for family and friends, we also have a lot to be thankful for as a neighbourhood; from information sessions and new infrastructure to convenient voting locations and a new park, we’ve got it all!

Durand 101 – Tuesday Oct. 20th

Learn about your neighbourhood association, what it does and how you can get involved, being held at the YWCA Seniors Auditorium (75 MacNab St. S.) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

durand 101 poster draft 2 (2)

VOTE! October 19th, 2015

The federal election is taking place on Monday October 19th, it is only one week away. We encourage all residents to vote and make sure they are eligible. Go to the Elections Canada website at www.elections.ca and check to see if you are registered. Make sure you are up to date on the new policies around identification. Your voting location can be found by going to the same website and filling in your postal code.

If you have your voter registration card, all the information you need will be found on the card. You need ID to vote – visit the ID to Vote website and it will explain what kind of ID is acceptable.

Queen and Herkimer Pedestrian Activated Signal

A long awaited improvement requested during Queen Walk Audit in 2013 and 2014 has been installed.   Kudos to all who made this happen including Councillor Farr, Councillor A. Johnson , former Councillor Brian Mchattie, the DNA and of course  the residents of both Durand and Kirkendall and their children and pets!

Durand Park Construction Update

Our park’s construction is underway.  Stockpiled soil removed from the “ice skating /open play”area and is being graded for the winter ice skating season. Fine grading of the slope has been completed and is ready for tree planting. The armour stone wall adjacent to 83 Charlton Avenue West is being installed.

During the week of Ocotber 19th, 5 spaded Blue Spruces, 3 Katsura trees, and 1 Columnar English Oak will be planted at the rear of the 2 homes on the park.  All other trees will be planted in Spring 2016. Please see the website for more information. www.hamilton.ca/durandpark

 

Durand 101 Information Meeting / Bike Lanes Update / Parking Lots

Durand 101 – Information Meeting (Oct. 20)

On Tuesday October 20, 2015  at the YWCA Seniors Auditorium from 6:30 to 8:30,  the Durand Neighbourhood Association and our Ward 2 Community Animators are hosting Durand 101.  This public meeting is open to all residents in Durand  and members of the Association.  It is a primer for those wanting to learn more about what we do and more importantly  to encourage citizens  to get engaged and either take a very active role or volunteer with an event or project that interests you.

Herkimer-Charlton Bike Lanes Update

On Monday, September 21st, city staff met with interested residents from Wards 1 and 2 to present changes that were requested for the Herkimer and Charlton original bike lanes of 2014. Thank you to Nicholas Kevlahan and Sara Mayo for their reports. For your information, they have provided a “background” document which describes the motivation and reasons for the requested changes. The DNA has approved the changes and is in full support. Bike committee members worked very hard to convince staff to adopt continuous bike lanes between James and Dundurn and a parking protected lane on the north side bike lane on Herkimer. Please see the complete report of the meeting and next steps. Unfortunately, we will have to wait until spring of 2016 for implementation.

Backgrounder and Meeting Update:
Bike lanes background
Bike lane meeting summary

DNA Submission on Beasley Parking Lots – Letter to Spec

September has been a busy month for Hamilton’s surface parking lot developers. While cranes emerge from our skyline, bringing new housing and employment to the core and building the city up, on opposite sides of downtown, two City-led fights are being waged to save prime land and a heritage home from being paved over with asphalt. Read the entire DNA letter to the spec: Spectator Submission Parking our Potential