March 6, 2000
- Fred MacLennan, President
- Art Miskew, Vice-President
- Nancy Seaby, Director (transportation and editorial)
- Kathy Ablett (Resident, Hunt Club Estates)
- Brian Gifford
- Peter Foulger (representing the Hunt Club Corridor Protection Association)
- Derek Abma, The News
- Elizabeth Russell
- Zelda Garrett (HCRCC)
- Sarah Lowe (Algonquin College)
Regional Councillor, Wendy Stewart, submitted a report on the following:
- Action Plan to Improve Ambulance Service
- Housing Program for Mentally Ill
- Update on Social Housing Devolution
- 2000 Environmental Projects Grants Program
- Are People of Ontario Healthy?
- Traffic Light Coming at Prince of Wales and Fisher
- Municipal Restructuring
- Hogs Back Marina – Focus Group Report
- Congratulations for Outstanding Community Service
- Development and Proposals Underway in River Ward (March 2000)
Zelda Garrett spoke on behalf of the Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre (HCRCC). There are two separate organizations: the Hunt Club Community Organization deals with the municipal government whereas the Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre deals with the organization of the Community Centre itself: programs, staff and budget. Zelda Garret invited members of the Hunt Club Community Organization to sit on the Community Centre Board of Directors and to help set up policies. Kathy Ablett said she would be interested finding out more about the current situation.
Nancy Seaby reported on the positions on the Board of Directors of the Community Centre. The following list was compiled from the March 2, 2000 issue of the Hunt Club Riverside News:
- Riley Brockington, President
- Linda Poulsen, Vice President
- Domingo Chavez, Treasurer
- Zelda Garrett
- Nikki Sinclair
- Barb Squire
- Carolyn Gauthier
- David Mitchell
- Steve Nason is the Centre’s Director and he reports to the Board
Discussion on the Ottawa-Carleton School Board land on McCarthy Drive identified as 1a on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan:
The School Board must offer the land to the other school boards before it can sell it privately, it has and no other boards or other public institutions has expressed interest by the March 1 2000 deadline. The School Board is free to sell the land to a private developer but the land is presently zoned as I1 -Minor Institutional. A private developer would need to rezone the property for residential.
Peter Brimacombe: the community should develop its own plan which would zone the land for medium density but also provide for a seniors residence and protect the existing stand of cedars.
Kathy Ablett: We should send a letter to the Ottawa-Carleton School Board with copies to Wendy Stewart and Jim Bickford, expressing our interest in the land.
Nancy Seaby: construction continues at the Cognos site. Some residents have complained about the noise. The Christmas Lights on the cranes were a nice touch. There is concern about the traffic impact of the 750-car garage under construction.
Kathy Ablett: correction to the February minutes: the South Keys Shopping Plaza would be one of the best locations for the new Library Branch.
Next meeting: Mon 3 Apr 2000 at 7:30pm