Tuesday 27 March 2012

OBNA met with city today

OBNA board met with Walt Mills & John Barry of the City today about parking lot aesthetics.  They have taken our sketch onboard and will get back to us.  Also discussed:
• the West corner of the new lot. They say not allowed for parking space. Neither for green space.  Poor planning for this corner.
• the new lot constructed over privately owned land.
• provide resident access to the harbour.
We can provide details at the AGM - next Tuesday.

Wednesday 21 March 2012

ALL MEMBERS! Annual General Meeting April 3

Notice of Third Annual General Meeting
WHEN:  Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pearcey’s Twine Store, 27 Outer Battery Road
The third Annual General Meeting of the Membership of Outer Battery Neighbourhood Association Inc. will cover four items of business:
1.     Distribution of Minutes of the 2011 Annual General Meeting;
2.     Presentation of the 2011 Financials;
3.     Election of Directors (Membership vote); and
4.     Updated Constitution (Membership vote). 

Please join us after the business meeting for a review of the past year and a Membership question period.
 As a quorum is needed to conduct the business of the AGM we would appreciate if you would let us know if you will be in attendance by emailing to adrake@mun.ca or calling 722-0283.

Thursday 8 March 2012

Parking Lot - remediation

Here is the sketch that came out of our February 23rd discussion session.  Thanks v much to Wes.  It combines some of the ideas from the three design concepts provided by professionals (Tract Consulting, Jokinen Associates, and the province's Director of Heritage).  You can see all these on the DOCUMENTS tab.
The objective is to remediate what the city has constructed to make the concrete wall fit in better with the general heritage look of Outer Battery as seen from the water.  To break up the 2-dimensional flatness, face it with wood, partially hide the waste water pipe,  give the whole thing a more traditional appearance.  None of this affects the existing parking area as seen from the land side much.
The OBNA board hopes to sit down with City staff soon to discuss these ideas.  If you missed the Feb 23rd session and want to have some input - great. Contact Ange, Joanne, Keith or Chris if you like. (Judy is currently out of the country) And/or leave a comment below here.