Motion: The City should evaluate its policy on snow removal on sidewalks in the whole City. Criteria should be based on use such as the amount of pedestrian traffic, whether the sidewalk is along a bus route or a hospital. Moved by Alan Asselstine, seconded by Patrick Richter, carried.
Motion: The Hunt Club Community Organization should become a member of the Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa-Carleton (FCA) (http://ato.smartcapital.ca/fca/), cost is $30. Moved by Alan Asselstine, seconded by Shelley Parlow, carried. Alan pointed out that to be an active member we have to attend the meetings.
Motion: The Hunt Club Community Organization should become a member of Greenspace Alliance (http://www.flora.org/greenspace/), cost is $20. Moved by Shelley Parlow, seconded by Patrick Richter, carried.
Peter Brimacombe restated the Southern Corridor proposal: The Southern Corridor is described in the Hunt Club Draft Neighbourhood Plan, October 1998. The proposal would protect most of the Southern Corridor but would allow development next to existing development. The protected area comprises McCarthy Woods and most of the area to the west, it runs south of the Ontario Hydro Corridor and extends almost to Riverside Drive. The part to be developed is south of the protected part and is adjacent to existing development. The protected area including McCarthy Woods would be designated as an Urban Natural Feature, it would provide a continuous corridor for wild life.
Shelley Parlow: access to the Urban Natural Feature would be through the part to be developed. A culvert could enclose the little creek near Gillespie.
Alan Asselstine: The existing CNR railway could be used for the O Train but the root problem with public transit in Ottawa is the downtown congestion along Albert and Slater Streets. Public transit is a basic.
Fred McLennan: There will be a public consultation on the budget at the Jim Durrell Centre on January 18: http://www.city.ottawa.on.ca/inside_govt/budget/budget_2005/p_consultations_2_en.shtml
Gisèle Loiselle-Branch will hand over the membership duties to Patrick Richter.
Next meeting: Mon 7 Feb 2005 at 7:30pm