Category Archives: Annual General Meeting

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!

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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.

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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 

Durand Park Revitalization / “Durand 101” Information Meeting / Built Heritage Update / AGM

Hello Duranders,

Fall is here, school is back and we may find ourselves somewhat busier than we were a few months ago.  The DNA is no different and there is much going on in our neighbourhood; here’s a start with our top 4 fall projects to get your feet wet.

Durand Park Revitalization

The Durand Park Revitalization is underway and work will continue until November and then resume in April 2016. Alpine Green Landscaping will start with grading of the open space which will allow for our ice rink to be operational once we get snow.  They will then continue to move from south to north and the last installation will be the splash pad.  We have been assured that this will be operation for our youngsters in June.  Please see the link below for more information:

www.hamilton.ca/durandpark

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“Durand 101” – Learn about your Neighbourhood

The Durand Neighbourhood Association in partnership with our Ward 2 Community Animators will be hosting “Durand 101”.  This session is open to all Duranders, but is geared to those who are new to the community or those Duranders who are not members but  would like to learn about the Association, join and or take a more active role.  The date will be in October (still to be determined) and will be held at the YWCA on MacNab Street.  Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming weeks.

Durand Built Heritage Inventory.

Staff and ERA Architects have completed Phase 1 of the project which included identification and analysis of primary and secondary sources, studies and all other relevant information (photos, maps, etc. ) regarding the origins and evolution of Durand as well as preliminary field investigation and identification of the Durand sub areas.

Phase 2 includes a public consultation to prepare a Historic Context Statement.  This meeting will be held in early November.  Duranders will be asked about their perceptions of Durand, how the area is used and the places and areas that are valued by the community including those of social and cultural value.  This will lead help to develop the Historic Context Statement which will include a historical overview, thematic analysis , the attributes of each sub area and citizens comments gained from the public consultation.

We encourage you to come to this very import session to help us develop our Built Heritage Inventory. Date and location TBA.

You can begin your participation now by completing the Durand Neighbourhood Survey.

SAVE THE DATE: Annual General Meeting (Nov. 17, 7 – 9 pm)

The Annual General Meeting usually held in October will move to mid November.  The tentative date is Tuesday, November 17th, from 7pm-9pm.  The location is also still pending.  However we have a very special presentation on a very interesting and important project that we are working on to better preserve our Durand neighbourhood.