Meetings

SAHRA Annual General Meeting 2018

The Annual General Meeting was held on
Wed, April 11, 2018   7:00-8:00 p.m.
at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Avenue

Agenda
Welcome and Introductions
Approval of Minutes of 2017 AGM
Treasurer’s Report 2017
Waiver of Audit
Call for nominations/election of SAHRA Directors
Election of Officers
SAHRA’s Report for 2017
New Business

Election of Officers
The following people agreed to stand as Officers/Directors of SAHRA for the 2017 year.
Sheila Dunlop (Secretary)
Gary Langdon (Treasurer)
Jim Sadler (Vice-President)
Bob Williams (Director)

A proposal was submitted at the AGM to amend the Constitution for Meetings.

The fiscal year was set as the period from Jan 1 to Dec 31 (as opposed to the original definition of May 1 to April 20th) at the AGM on June 15, 2005.  At that time a motion was also approved to require that the AGM be held within sixty (60) days of the fiscal year (as opposed to the original definition of 30 days). For various reasons (completion of the Financial Statements, the Corporate Return and receipt of the Acceptance Notice, the membership campaign, timing of the release of the Winter Newsletter, the weather conditions, March Break absences, etc.), since 2009 the Board has scheduled the Annual meeting in the month of April. The Board would therefore wishes to amend the Constitution to require that the Annual member meeting be held within 120 days of the fiscal year end (Dec 31).

The motion was to amend the second paragraph of Article VII – MEETINGS:

Current  Statement:
The Annual meeting of the members shall be held at such time and place as the Board of Directors determine, but must be within thirty (60) days of the fiscal year-end.  Members shall be notified at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Proposed Statement:
The Annual meeting of the members shall be held at such time and place as the Board of Directors determine, but must be within one hundred and twenty (120) days of the fiscal year-end.  Members shall be notified at least seven days prior to the meeting.

2017 Annual Report
2017 was once again a very busy year for the SAHRA Board, dealing with a wide variety of topics and issues!  The Report for 2017 was presented at the Annual General Meeting by Jim Sadler on April 11, 2018. It covered the following issues:

  • Neighbours’ Night Out 2017
  • Avenue Road Avenue Study – north of Joicey Blvd
  • Review of Recommendations of the Avenue Road Avenue Study 2009
  • Pedestrian safety at Armour Heights Public School
  • FoNTRA submissions
  • Payment-in-Lieu of Parking policies
  • Development
  • Speed humps on Elm Road
  • Increases in impermeable areas
  • All-way stops
  • Capping of laterals
  • Rooftop Billboards
  • Municipal Elections
  • OMB and TLAB hearings
  • Delivery of hardcopy newsletters
  • Survey for areas of focus
  • Need additional Board Members and/or Volunteers

Thank You to Ron Johnson
We would like to heartily thank Ron Johnson, our past Treasurer and outgoing Board member. Ron joined the Board in September 2008 and was immediately and surreptitiously made Treasurer, a role which he held until the end of 2017. Anyone who knows Ron can attest to the fact that he brings a quiet yet forceful personality to his endeavours. Ron, thank you for bringing your convictions, energy and humour to SAHRA. We very much look forward to you continuing as a Volunteer.

Thank You to our Volunteers
At the Annual General Meeting, Bob Williams also thanked our Volunteers: Throughout the year many people provide support to our activities by dedicating their time or knowledge to supporting our ongoing initiatives. Volunteer Anne has supported our activities by preparing Reminder Envelopes, helping with Neighbours’ Night Out, creating the Billboard Sign Inventory along Avenue Road as well as monitoring Sign Permit Applications. Our Neighbours’ Night Out relies on the generous support from several of the Board Members’ spouses as well as area neighbours and student volunteers.  Our ability to take on community issues is most often limited by the time and effort that is required to research and mobilize a response.  We will always welcome members who want to donate time and get involved in our activities or even on a single issue that you feel deserves greater attention.  For us, success occurs when a volunteer keeps wanting to contribute or decides to become a Director!

 

SAHRA Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Armour Heights Presbyterian Church (Lower Meeting Room). Link to the AGM Agenda 2017

Election of Officers
The following people agreed to stand as Officers/Directors of SAHRA for the 2017 year.
Sheila Dunlop (Secretary)
Ron Johnson (Treasurer)
Gary Langdon (Director)
Jim Sadler (Vice-President)
Bob Williams (Director)

2016 Annual Report
2016 was a very busy year for the SAHRA Board, dealing with a wide variety of topics and issues!  The 2016 Annual Report was presented at the Annual General Meeting on April 5, 2017.

The report provides details on the following activities, accomplishments and items that are still in progress:

  • Neighbours’ Night Out 2016
  • Traffic congestion and pedestrian safety at Armour Heights Public School
  • Speed limit changes
  • Recruitment of new Directors
  • Junk Mail
  • Collaboration with several residents’ organizations
  • Building and Development Applications
  • Recommendations from the Avenue Road Avenue Study
  • Payment-in-Lieu of Parking
  • Section 37 Funds
  • TTC Roe Avenue bus loop
  • The “Waiver” process
  • CofA 20 Days Notice
  • Capping of laterals
  • Zoning study
  • 1912-1914 Avenue Road
  • 2100 Avenue Road
  • 1560 Avenue Road
  • 1580 Avenue Road
  • 1780 Avenuie Road
  • 250 Lawrence Ave West
  • 228 Wilson Avenue
  • Avenue Road Avenue Study by-law amendment
  • North of Joicey
  • Collection of email addresses

 

Thanks to our Volunteers

At the Annual General Meeting on April 5th, we thanked the Volunteers who throughout the year provide support to our activities by dedicating their time or knowledge to supporting our on-going activities. Bob Williams presented a Thank You to the volunteers who provide support to SAHRA’s activities such as tracking CofA Notices and Decisions, monthly review of all Building and Development Applications as well as Sign Applications, Zoning reviews, site reviews/monitoring and street parking studies.  Special thanks was given to our two ‘full-time’ Volunteers – Gary Langdon and Anne Nizet-Bauraind.  Special recognition was given to Judy Ballard for all the time and energy she has contributed monitoring issues on Avenue Road.  Thanks to all the members plus our student volunteers who help make our Neighbours’ Night Out a success.  Thanks as well to our Advocates who help us with communicating with members on their street/in their area – it really helps.  Also thanks to our Members for their generosity with Membership contributions and the OMB contributions in 2015/16.

 

SAHRA Annual General Meeting 2016

2015 Annual Report
2015 was a very busy year for the South Armour Heights Residents’ Association both for the Directors and our Members. We presented the 2015 Annual Report at the Annual General Meeting on April 6, 2016 reviewing the activities, accomplishments and the issues still in progress.

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