June 1, 2015
- John Sankey, President
- Christine Johnson, Vice President
- Peter Foulger, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Marilyn Koch
- Vanessa Sutton
- Fred McLennan
- Riley Brockington, Councillor
- Sarah Barber, Councillor’s Assistant
- Sue McCarthy
- Ijeoma Udechukwu
- Al Gullon
- Elisabeth Klein
- Marc Rivard
John Sankey: Asked for approval of the agenda.
Christine Johnson: Asked to add an update on Paul Landry Park. Asked that as a general rule, the minutes include a monthly summary of the Treasurer’s Report.
Peter Brimacombe: Agreed
Motion: To approve the May minutes. Moved by Christine Johnson, seconded by Ijeoma Udechukwu, approved.
The Great Hunt Club Garage Sale
Christine Johnson: The garage sale will be held on June 13. As a general rule, people living in condos are not allowed to have garage sales. They need special permission from their Boards and this year, there is not enough time.
Sue McCarthy: There have been two meetings with the Community Centre to finalize activities. Right now organizers are looking at food, music and the Bookmobile. Johnny Vegas will provide the music. The South East Ottawa Health Centre will have a table. The Councillor will provide some funding.
Christine Johnson: The HCCO will also have a table.
Ijeoma Udechukwu: Two weeks ago the Police had a barbeque and a basketball game.
Paul Landry Park
Christine Johnson: There’s a lot of momentum. Lots of interested people. On the first Saturday of the month, there will be a clean-up.
Riley Brockington: Sarah Barber is doing community outreach. She is at the Hunt Club/Riverside Community Centre on Fridays.
On June 4, city staff will meet to discuss Paul Landry Park. HCCO President, John Sankey is invited.
On May 15, a boy was struck by a truck at Paul Anka and McCarthy. The Councillor has asked for zebra stripes to be painted at the intersection and an advanced pedestrian signal to make the crossing safer. He has asked for flex sticks on Paul Landry just at the corners with McCarthy and Uplands. Before the sticks are put up, the City will paint a yellow line the length of Paul Anka.
On June 17, 18:00 at Jim Durrell Recreational Centre, as part of the Environmental Assessment there will be a public consultation on the widening of the Airport Parkway. One of the options being looked at, is the addition of a south-bound exit at Walkley.
On June 16, 19:00 at the Riverside Church, the Councillor is hosting a public meeting for the Quinterra/Riverwood community to discuss cut-through traffic from Riverside Drive. The HCCO is invited.
There was an audit of the Airport Parkway Pedestrian Bridge. It will be released when available.
Otto’s BMW dealership has put forth a plan to expand. The actual dealership is our ward (River Ward) but many of the affected residents live in Gloucester-Southgate Ward where Diane Deans is the Councillor. She and Riley Brockington both met with the residents.
The City is reviewing the names of roads where the same or similar names are a source of confusion. There are two separate roads: Cahill Drive West and Cahill Drive. Cahill Drive West is in our ward; Cahill Drive is in Gloucester-Southgate Ward. He and Councillor Diane Deans propose to keep both names as they are.
Peter Brimacombe: The names are a source of confusion. The short-term cost of changing them is worth the long-term cost of keeping them.
The Councillor, following the tradition established by the former Councillor Maria McCrae, will be hosting a strawberry social, at the Community Centre, June 19 between 13:00 and 15:00.
Motion: In order to minimize disruption, that the HCCO support the Councillors’ proposal to maintain the name Cahill Drive West as is. Moved by Christine Johnson, seconded by Sue McCarthy, carried.
Peter Foulger: Presented the Treasurer’s Report. Here is the summary: No memberships were sold at the May meeting. Cheques for $100 sponsorship from Moose McGuire’s and from CP Desjardins were deposited to the Alterna account. Direct deposits of $100 and $54.59 were received from the City of Ottawa for shared cost of the PLP flyer and newsletter sponsorship. Cheque #009 for $612.24 was issued to John Sankey for reimbursement of the June Newsletter printing by the UPS Store. Payment of $100 from the office of J.Fraser for Dec is still outstanding.
Member’s surplus: $8,326.34
Federal All Candidates’ Debate
Ijeoma Udechukwu: Our Federal Riding is Ottawa South. It is a very large area that includes many City wards. She would like to invite other community associations to host an All Candidates Debate.
John Sankey: We need to set a date as soon as possible to book the Community Centre.
Ijeoma Udechukwu: The Community Centre is too small for a big meeting. She is considering the auditorium at Brookfield High School.
Motion: That the HCCO participate with other community associations in hosting a Federal All Candidates Debate and Ijeoma Udechukwu will be the co-ordinator. Moved by Peter Brimacombe, seconded by Christine Johnson, carried.
Next meeting: Monday September 14 at 19:00