Meetings & Documents

January 4, 2021

Monthly Meeting
January 4, 2021

  1. Brian Wade, President
  2. Sue McCarthy, Vice-President
  3. Sabrine Barakat, Treasurer
  4. Jason Dubue, Secretary
  5. Christine Johnson, Past President
  6. John Reid, Director
  7. Kat Gracie, Director
  8. Lynette Joseph-Sankey, Director
  9. Marilyn Koch, Director
  10. Peter Foulger, Director
  11. Zivana Pavic, Director
  12. Riley Brockington, Councillor
  13. France Picard
  14. Ijeoma Udechukwu
  15. Cathy Bourguignon
  16. Barb Shea
  17. Margaret Skulska
  18. May Douba
  19. Matt Page
  20. Marie Ly
  21. Muhammad Nasir Aziz
  22. Norman & Patricia McLeod
  23. Peter Brimacombe
  24. Lorraine Busby
  25. Zane Oueja

Regrets: Abiodun Mosuro, Director • Noella Butler • Sophie Reussner-Pazur

Meeting Minutes

1. Welcome and Introductions

a. Introductions

Brian welcomed attendees, and everyone presented a round of introductions

2. Approval of the Agenda

a. Agenda: January 4, 2021

  • Added “Environment” to “Other”
  • Suggestion to add “Committee Reports” to all future meetings

Motion: To accept the agenda for this meeting.
Carried by vote

3. Approval of Minutes

a. Minutes: December 7, 2020

Motion: To approve the previous meeting minutes.
Moved by Sue McCarthy, seconded by Jason Dubue, passed

4. Councillor’s Report

a. Councillor Riley Brockington’s report

The Councillor submitted a written report:

  • The City of Ottawa provided their vaccine strategy. more info
  • Bell is installing fibre optic conduit in the Quinterra area.
  • City of Ottawa selling 31 acres of vacant, unprotected land – 4161 Riverside Drive.
  • Sawmill Creek
    • Beavers have been more active, damaging trees. More trees to be replanted.
    • Report of oily liquid leaking into Sawmill creek. Was not there when inspected.
  • Coyotes habitat McCarthy Woods, east to Linton Park – Please do NOT feed them!
  • An issue mentioned was for more places to put animal waste. Riley replied that the City is slowly amending it’s waste containers in parks.

Actions Needed:

  • 3-way stop sign for Owl / Pigeon intersection. Requesting a letter of endorsement from HCCA for Riley to use in the matter.
  • McCarthy Park amenities: Adding lighting for basketball court and paved surface for a permanent ice rink. Riley would like dialogue about other amenities, what’s reasonable and affordable for other changes in the parks?
    • Christine Johnson and May Douba interested
  • Rename Uplands Park – nominate 3 people to join Riley and 3 other community leaders to review the process of renaming a park and come up with names.
    • Peter Foulger, Sue McCarthy & Zane Oueja volunteered.
    • Brian suggested reserving a spot for John Sankey, and will follow up.

Motion: To approve the endorsement letter for a 3-way stop sign at Owl/Pigeon.
Moved by Zivana Pavic, seconded by Sabrine Barakat, carried by vote.

5. Finance

a. Treasurer's Report

Brian presented the Treasurer’s Report:

Motion: To accept the Treasurer’s Report.
Moved by Sabrine Barakat, seconded by Sue McCarthy, motion carried.

b. HCCA Budget 2021

Motion: To adopt the 2021 Budget.
Moved by Sue McCarthy, seconded by Sabrine Barakat, motion carried.

6. Other

a. Library Services

  • Long term goal of community centre expansion with second floor dedicated to a library, and fitness and meeting space on lower level.
  • Christine: Call for photos of people/families in the community, reading books.
  • Library committee meeting this month with Riley, OPL, and an aim for funding sources.
  • Riley added some advice regarding expansion:
    • Short-Medium term: identify realistic programming services we want.
    • Long term discussion: Needs assessment—survey the community, what other services are missing (ie Swimming pool)? Be clear on what we want to build.
    • Lynette Sankey expressed interest to be engaged with Needs Assessment
    • Zivana would like to see a separate item in the agenda, for needs assessment.

b. Defining 4 Sections of Hunt Club

  • Quinterra Woods, Hunt Club Woods, Heart of Hunt Club, Owl Park.
  • Confirm boundaries with other community associations.
  • HCCA Representation on school councils, to help convey community messaging.
    • Norman: extremely important forums but have their own agenda and issues.

c. Environment

  • Proposed naming of Environmental Champions (youth). Earth Day activity?
  • Park Angels did not consider themselves an official project under HCCA.
  • Sue stepped forward to lead on Stream Watch and Uplands Park.
  • Christine will lead on Paul Landry and Community Gardens.
  • John Reid will lead on Climate Change/Energy.

Motion: To appoint John Reid as Chair of the Environmental group.
Moved by Sue McCarthy, seconded by Christine Johnson, motion carried.

7. Adjournment of Meeting

a. Next meeting: February 1, 2021

Meeting adjourned at 21:10,
Next meeting will be on Monday February 1, 2021 at 19:00