January 7, 2019
- Brian Wade, President
- Sue McCarthy, Vice President
- Peter Foulger, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Christine Johnson, Past President
- Lynette Joseph
- Marilyn Koch
- Abiodun Mosuro
- Dianne Nahal
- Kristy Nystrom
- John Sankey
- Riley Brockington, Councillor
- Travis Croken, Vice President Riverside Park Community Association
- Kat Gracie
- Al Gullon
- Marwan Nahal
- Ijeoma Udechukwu
- Kathy Wright
Brian Wade: Presented the agenda and asked for approval.
Motion: To accept the December, 2018 minutes. Moved by Al Gullon, seconded by Lynette Joseph, carried.
Canada 150 Pin
Brian Wade: On behalf of MP David McGuinty, he presented Dianne Nahal with a Canada 150 Pin to recognize her work as a volunteer.
Riley Brockington: He prepared certificates, one each for Dan Kaplansky and Ijeoma Udechukwu for their work on the Community Association. He presented Ijeoma Udechukwu with hers.
Country Grocer on Ridgewood has served the community for many years but has now closed. He attended a small ceremony to mark its closing along with Sue McCarthy, Brian Wade, Travis Croken and François Bouchard – the owner. The ceremony showed the partnership which exists between the Hunt Club Community Association and the Riverside Park Community Association.
Development at 3930-3960 Riverside Drive: There is a public open house on January 16 from 19:00 to 21:00 at the Riverside Churches.
3225 Uplands Development: He attended the opening of the new townhomes on December 7, 2018. This is an Ottawa Community Housing project. It provides housing to families who could not otherwise afford them.
Ottawa Public Library: The Ottawa Public Library proposes to discontinue the library kiosks and hold lockers at the Community Centre. Senior officials will come to the next Hunt Club Community Association meeting on February 4 to discuss the proposal.
Christine Johnson: Barb Shea went to the meeting of the Ottawa Public Library and drafted a letter expressing our concerns about recent announcements reducing library services. She is looking for support.
Speed Limit on Riverside Drive: Presently the speed limit on Riverside Drive south of Hunt Club is 80 km/h. There are nine houses south of Hunt Club Road off Riverside Drive. The residents have formed the Uplands on the Rideau Community Association. They want to reduce the speed limit to 60 km/h, the same as it is north of Hunt Club.
Sue McCarthy: She and Christine Johnson saw that Gilboa Place is dumping snow in the woods of Paul Landry Park. She has filed a complaint with 311 which is being investigated.
Sue McCarthy: Cars parked on Paul Anka near Uplands Drive reduce the visibility of cars leaving a private parking lot. Parking should be restricted near the entrance to that parking lot to allow better visibility.
Ijeoma Udechukwu: She lives on Uplands but cars parked on Uplands reduce the visibility of cars leaving her parking lot.
Riley Brockington: The community has just put up the Harmony in Cultures Mural on the Community Centre. Claudia Salguera, the artist who designed the mural, has personally assumed the cost of insurance which is $800 a year. He will do a fund raiser to cover the cost.
Peter Foulger: Presented the Treasurer’s Report. It is presented as an appendix.
Motion: At least two of the following three officers must sign cheques: President, Vice President and Treasurer. Moved by Peter Foulger, seconded by Christine Johnson, carried.
Web Site Redesign
John Sankey: Our domain name is hunt-club.ca It gives us a presence on the internet. We should register for multi years so we don’t forget and possibly lose our domain name.
Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
Peter Brimacombe: The old name – Hunt Club Community Organization was registered as an Ontario not-for-profit corporation but the registration has expired. He intends to register the new name: Hunt Club Community Association.
Federation of Community Associations
Sue McCarthy: The Federation of Community Associations is the forum for community associations and similar non-profit groups in Ottawa. It’s worthwhile. It meets once a month. Is anybody else interested in going? Christine Johnson and Abiodun Mosuro said they were.
Motion: That the Hunt Club Community Association become a member of the Federation of Community Associations and pay the $35 yearly fee. Moved by Sue McCarthy, seconded by Christine Johnson, carried.
Brian Wade: He and Travis Croken from the Riverside Park Community Association attended the community safety meeting at the Greenboro Community Centre. The message was that if you see something suspicious, report it.
John Sankey: 911 doesn’t have access to Google Maps.
Riley Brockington: He will check on that.
Christine Johnson: Clubs, such as the homework club provide positive activities for youth.
A question arose about expanding the Community Centre.
Riley Brockington: There are a number of needed infrastructure projects in the ward, including the renovation and expansion of the 52 year old Alexander Community Centre in Carlington. Although the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre was expanded within the decade, it is at capacity at many times of the day and there is a desire to see additional services offered.
Snow Mole Walk
Sue McCarthy: In February 2018, a group including herself, Dora Joseph, Claudette Hudson, Christine Johnson, John Sankey, representatives from the Council on Aging and the City and others, did a Walkability Survey. They prepared a report which was submitted to the Council on Aging and the City. The report was published on the COA website. The Snow Mole Walk is a short version. It’s available online. Sue is looking for volunteers to form a Snow Mole Group. As a result of last year’s Walkability Survey, traffic lights have been outfitted with an audible signal that the light has turned. Unfortunately the sound is not loud enough.
Riley Brockington: Next meeting, he will present traffic calming measures.
Ijeoma Udechukwu: Riverside Road is a mess. It needs to be repaved.
Riley Brockington: It’s a priority. He is pushing for short sections to be repaved.
Goals and Priorities
Brian Wade: Invited people to describe their goals and priorities for the coming year.
Lynette Joseph: She was involved with community gardens when she was in Toronto. They are a great way for teenagers to be involved.
Brian Wade: We have an application for a community garden. The idea is to take part of Cahill Park and make a community garden.
Kathy Wright: She was trying to find documents from last year to learn more about the Hunt Club Community Association. How many members are there?
Brian Wade: We have about 90 paid members. Membership is a priority.
Appendix HCCA Treasurers Report by Peter Foulger December 2018 summary for the 7 January 2019 Meeting Sponsorships from the City of Ottawa, the Government of Canada, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and T&T Supermarket were deposited. Desjardins presented a cheque to the HCCA for $380.00 from their New Member Sponsorship promotion. C Johnson was reimbursed $465.65 for printing the News and $10.14 for bags. J Sankey was reimbursed $60.10 for web hosting and domain names. Desjardins charged the $2.95 monthly fee. Sub-accounts: Activity: Diane Nahal collected $148 from participants in the Art Club which offsets cost of the room. Balances: Garden Fund $ 1,500.00 Fall Festival Fund $ 132.00 Art Club Fund $ 160.89 The Parks People $ 412.42 Balance Sub-accounts $ 2,205.31 Members Surplus Balance as of 1 August 2018 $ 5,827.74 Year to date receipts, HCCO $ 2,038.35 Year to date expenses, HCCO $ 1,191.53 Increase/(decrease) for year, HCCO $ 846.82 Member's surplus, HCCO $ 6,733.18 Total funds (Members surplus + funds) $ 8,938.49 Reconciliation: Desjardins account $ 8,928.49 Desjardins share (to be confirmed) $ 10.00 Other chq002 outstanding, $ 0.00 Total all funds $ 8,938.49 Receivables & Liabilities: We are owed one $110 sponsorship for December.