Meetings & Documents

June 5, 2000

Monthly Meeting
June 5, 2000


  • Art Miskew, Vice-President
  • Alan Asselstine, Treasurer
  • Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
  • Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Director (memberships)
  • Nancy Seaby, Director (transportation and editorial)
  • Shelley Parlow, Director (representing the Hunt Club Corridor Protection Association)
  • Kathy Ablett (Resident, Hunt Club Estates)
  • Pat Uguccioni
  • Derek Abma, The News
  • Elizabeth Russell

Regional Councillor, Wendy Stewart, submitted a report on the following:

  • Drinking Water Quality in RMOC
  • More Designated Land Needed for High-Tech Sector
  • OC Transpo – Update
  • Economic Generators Initiative
  • Strategies to End Homelessness
  • Ottawa Chosen as Smart Community Demonstration Site
  • Police Meeting for Quinterra-Riverwood
  • Transition Board – Update
  • The New City of Ottawa: History in the Making…Be Part of It!
  • Early Servicing & the Leitrim Wetland
  • Development and Proposals Underway in River Ward (June 2000)

Alan Asselstine chaired the meeting.

Alan Asselstine presented a written proposal whereby the Hunt Club Riverside Recreation Association would no longer collect memberships on behalf of the Hunt Club Community Organization and instead pay it an annual grant of $180. He moved to have his proposal accepted.
– Seconded: Nancy Seaby
– Carried

Kathy Ablett said she was concerned that non-residents who participate in the HCRRA programs would be allowed to vote at the HCRRA and that residents would lose control of the HCRRA.

Shelley Parlow said that Glen Shortliffe was going to make a presentation to the Federation of Community Associations [of Ottawa] (FCA) on urban planning. He would present on Wednesday May 7. In order to be invited to the presentation, the Hunt Club Community Organization would have to be a member of the FCA. Shelley moved that we spend up to $50 to become a member.
– Seconded: Kathy Ablett
– The board decided to table the motion.

Kathy Ablett said there would be a municipal election on November 13 of this year. She moved that the HCCO sponsor an all-candidates meeting and assign a committee with a budget of $300.
– Seconded: Nancy Seaby
– Carried
Members of the committee are Kathy Ablett, Nancy Seaby and Peter Brimacombe.

Kathy Ablett asked how facilities are being managed under the Transition Board.

Nancy Seaby said she sees a trend where all services will be contracted out and she is concerned that the management of the Community Centres will be contracted out. This contracting out of the management will cause uncertainty for the existing staff of the Hunt Club Community Centre.

Shelley Parlow said the new city of Ottawa should be a better city not just a cheaper city.

Alan Asselstine noted that in the new city, the people in the urban areas will be second class citizens because the rural areas will have representation on the new council out of proportion to their population.

Nancy Seaby moved that the City put up more signs against littering and put out more garbage cans.
– Seconded: Liz Russell
– Carried with Peter Brimacombe opposed

Nancy Seaby moved that the written notices against littering be given to people who apply to use McCarthy Park. McCarthy Park is the public area which surrounds the Hunt Club Community Centre.
– Seconded: Liz Russell
– Carried

Shelley Parlow noted that the two interpretative signs in Gillespie Park near Hunt Club Creek have been defaced. She moved that the City repair or replace them.
– Seconded by Nancy Seaby
– Carried

Nancy Seaby noted the recent improvements around the Hunt Club Community Centre: removal of the lower tree branches, added planters, renovation of the change rooms, installation of improved soap dispensers, cleaning of floors and walls. She noted that the Hunt Club Riverside Recreation Association will have its annual general meeting on June 14, 2000, Mayor Jim Watson will attend and that the HCRRA will give him a plaque.

Peter Brimacombe presented a written motion: That the Hunt Club Community Organization recognizes and endorses a committee to examine proposed land use of the property owned by the Ottawa-Carleton School Board located at McCarthy Road and Cahill Drive . The committee will defend the community interests concerning the property and work to influence its development.
– Seconded by Kathy Ablett
– Carried

Art Miskew said that Brian Gifford could not attend because he was busy with the possible closure of Bayview Public School and General Vanier.

Gisèle Loiselle-Branch moved that the previous minutes be adopted.
– Seconded by Peter Brimacombe
– Carried

Next meeting: Mon 11 Sep 2000 at 7:30pm