June 18, 2007
- Fred McLennan, President
- Alan Asselstine, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Shelley Parlow
- John Sankey
- Gisèle Loiselle-Branch
- Pat Murphy, Assistant to the Councillor
- Nichole Hoover, Assistant to the Councillor
- Gillian Villeneuve
- Frank Horger
- Barbara Horger
Nichole Hoover: presented the Councillor’s report.
Fred McLennan: attended a Police Meeting on Sawmill Creek talking about graffiti.
Shelley Parlow: There is graffiti on four light standards near Gillespie Drive. To report graffiti to the City, you have to have the address. Shelley complimented Barbara Horger on her garden that she planted in Vanhurst Place.
John Sankey: Hunt Club’s western boundary is the Rideau River and the Community Centre (HCRCC) should include Quinterra. John discovered that the Official Plan, Amendment Proposal, Schedule 24 will change the zoning near the Petro Canada station on Hunt Club from Urban Natural Features to Employment Area. Since the area is a steep embankment, it is hard to make sense of the change in zoning.
Motion: That the HCCO is opposed to the change in status of the land immediately to the south-east of the intersection of Hunt Club Road with the Rideau River from Urban Natural Feature to Employment Area by the Official Plan Amendment dated 15 March 2007 (Schedule 24). Moved by John Sankey, seconded by Shelley Parlow, carried.
Alan Asselstine: The Ottawa Citizen reported that a man dragged a 12-year-old girl off her bicycle in the area of Uplands Drive but she managed to escape.
Pat Murphy: Councillor Maria McRae is aware of the incident and the Police are investigating.
Fred McLennan: Commented on the Mayors Task Force on Transportation and the Rapid Transit Expansion Study (RTES).
Motion: To approve last month’s minutes, May 2007. Moved by John Sankey, seconded by Alan Asselstine, carried.
Frank Horger: Despite my best efforts, the 41 bus has been cancelled. In our area near Uplands Drive, many single mothers took the 41 bus. OC Transpo’s response shows that it sees the 41 ridership as just not important.
Pat Murphy: Councillor Maria McRae has expressed her concern over the cancellation of the 41 bus to OC Transpo.
Shelley Parlow: We would like to thank Maria McRae for her efforts to keep the 41 bus.
John Sankey: The answer to our motion by OCTranspo means that they put more value on a slight convenience for a small group of people, even of only one person, than they do on the effectiveness of bus service to our entire community or on the efficiency of transportation services city-wide.
Peter Brimacombe: Randall Denley reported in the Ottawa Citizen that before amalgamation the City had a surplus of $240 per household but now it has a debt of $1200 per household. In the US housing market, the effects of widespread debt are just starting to be seen. Running a deficit is wrong. The City needs to pay as it goes.
Next meeting: Monday, September 10 at 19:30