February 4, 2002
- Fred MacLennan, President
- Alan Asselstine, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Director (memberships)
- Nancy Seaby, Director (transportation and editorial)
- Fred Winters
- Peter Foulger
- Tom Collins, The News
Motion: Alan Asselstine moved to ask the City to study the feasibility of a three-way stop sign at the southern intersection of Plante Drive and McCarthy Road and to consider limiting the parking near the intersection. (Plante and McCarthy intersect at two places.) seconded by Fred Winters, carried.
Motion: Alan Asselstine made a two-part motion concerning ward boundaries: 1) that wards should have an equal number of people so that all people would have an equal voice on City Council and 2) the Communities of Hunt Club and Riverside Park should be kept in the same ward. seconded by Peter Brimacombe, carried.
Regional Councillor, Wendy Stewart, presented a report on the following:
- 2002 City Budget
- What Your Taxes Bought in 2001
- Transit Service Update
- Ward Boundary Review
- Ottawa 2020 – New Official Plan
- Development and Proposals Underway in River Ward
Fred McLennan: Tim Hortons intends to add a new store on the south side of Hunt Club Road just east of Royal Route – the parking lot will surround the former ambulance site. The National Capital Commision(NCC) proposes to develop a business park south of Hunt Club Road off Uplands Drive, between Uplands Drive and the Airport Parkway. This land is located in Gloucester-Southgate Ward where Diane Deans is the Councillor.
There was a general concensus that transportation should be factored in with the development of new employment centres.
Peter Brimacombe asked about new development on the south side of Hunt Club Road where there is a stand of pine trees. He will find out more for the next meeting.
Alan Asselstine: Over the years, Mike Nihmey has made a number of proposals to reduce the traffic impact at the southern intersection of Plante and McCarthy but they do not have the general support of the Hunt Club Community. The Hunt Club Community Organization has never supported his proposals.
Nancy Seaby said that the Community Resource Centre has rented space in the A&P Plaza and the Centre will host an Open House on February 26, 2002 in the Hunt Club/Riverside Community Centre.
Next meeting: Mon 4 Mar 2002 at 7:30pm