April 3, 2000
- Fred MacLennan, President
- Art Miskew, Vice-President
- Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Director (memberships)
- Nancy Seaby, Director (transportation and editorial)
- Kathy Ablett (Resident, Hunt Club Estates)
- Fred Winters
- Brian Gifford
- Peter Foulger (representing the Hunt Club Corridor Protection Association)
- Pat Uguccioni for Jim Bickford, City councillor
- Derek Abma, The News
- Elizabeth Russell
- Steve Nason (HCRCC)
Peter Brimacombe moved that a committee be formed to investigate the development of the property owned by the Ottawa-Carleton School Board. Carried
Regional Councillor, Wendy Stewart, submitted a report on the following:
- New Police Chief Appointed
- Riverside Drive – Turning lane for Cognos
- OC Transpo Ridership Still Climbing
- Transit Summit 2000
- Compost Distribution Initiatives
- Garbage and Recycling Calendar Distribution
- Tougher No-Smoking By-laws
- Ontario TimeShip 2000 Millennium Exhibition
- NCC Unveils Planning Concept for Core
- Conference on Urban Diversity: Managing Multicultural Cities
- Development and Proposals Underway in River Ward (March 2000)
Pat Uguccioni: Jim Bickford prepared a written report. Some residents on Cahill Drive West asked that on-street parking be restricted to provide better sight lines for motorists. A number of other residents made comments against changing the present parking rules. [Changes seem unlikely.] The Transition Board has put a hold on immediate development of the proposed southend library. There was discussion that we could make better use of the existing library at Blossom Park.
Steve Nason. Fred McLennan welcomed Steve as the new Director of the Hunt Club Riverside Recreation Association (HCRRA). Steve explained the operation of the Recreation Association, he thought that the existing space was well used. He mentioned that Wendy Stewart would like to expand the existing Centre.
Fred McLennan said that we need more space for meetings especially Federal and Provincial all-candidates meetings. While the municipal meetings can be booked well in advance, the Federal and Provincial meetings cannot because the elections can be called anytime.
Pat Uguccioni said that because the City has reduced its debt, that by 2007, money now used to pay the debt should be available
Discussion turned to the possibility of using the Military Base at Uplands for a Community Centre or a swimming pool. Alan Asselstine said that there were major construction problems with the existing pool on the Military Base.
Nancy Seaby asked if the HCRRA was subsidizing programs for the children of recent immigrants. Steve Nason said that the HCRRA is subsidizing the After School Program. Nancy reported that the Editorial Board of the Hunt Club Riverside News was looking for new members.
Pat Uguccioni reported that the Little League Baseball Club had asked to keep the lights on the baseball diamond for a tournament to be held in the last week of June.
Alan Asselstine provided the Treasurer’s Report: The City provides a grant to the Hunt Club Community Organiation to operate the ice rink at Owl Park. This year the grant covered the cost of operation. The City monitors ice rinks across the City and provides a report on ice quality, maintenance, supervision and organization, this year the City gave an ICEXCELLENCE Award to Owl Park.
Fred McLennan: The property owned by the Ottawa-Carleton School Board on McCarthy Drive will be sold by the Ontario Reality Board.
Peter Brimacombe: Because the Neighbourhood Study was never approved the community has no assurances about development of the property nor about the southern corridor. The community should prepare its own plan for the property, basis of a plan would be preservation of the cedar grove, development of a senior’s home and medium density housing.
Alan Asselstine: an approved Neighbourhood Plan is a strong protection
Brian Gifford said that MP John Manley is in favour of adding the southern corridor to the Ottawa Parks. Brian said that development of bike paths through the southern corridor would be an alternative to residential housing. Residential housing if required could be developed on the Military Base at Uplands.
Next meeting: Mon 1 May 2000 at 7:30pm