May 30, 2016
- Christine Johnson, President
- Sue McCarthy, Vice President
- Peter Foulger, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- John Sankey, Past President
- Marilyn Koch, Director
- Fred McLennan, Director
- Piero Narducci, Director
- Vanessa Sutton, Director
- Ijeoma Udechukwu, Director
- Brian Wade, Director
- Wynnie Zhao, Director
- Sarah Barber, Councillor’s Assistant
- Dave Armitage
- Leslie Behnia
- Alexis Doyle
- Al Gullon
- Andrea Main
- Dianne Nahal
- Marwan Nahal
- Joanne Souaid
Motion: To approve the agenda. Moved by John Sankey, seconded by Al Gullon, carried.
Motion: To approve the May 2, 2016 minutes. Moved by Sue McCarthy, seconded by Peter Foulger, carried.
Peter Foulger presented the Treasurer’s Report:
Sponsorship of $100 was received from the City of Ottawa, Rimalou Drugs, CP Desjardins and Loubna Arabic Summer Program
$50 in memberships was received.
A total of $1,695.20 was received for the Refugee fund. $200 was disbursed to T&T for the Chinese cooking event.
Hunt Club Refugee Fund receipts $ 2,753.95
Hunt Club Refugee Fund disbursements -$ 200.00
Hunt Club Refugee Fund balance $ 2,553.95
Garden Fund balance $ 0.00
Total Sub-accounts $ 2,553.95
Balance as of 1 August 2015 $ 8,827.02
Year to date receipts, HCCO $ 3,669.58
Year to date expenses, HCCO $ 2,952.67
Increase/(decrease) for year, HCCO $ 746.91
Member’s surplus, HCCO $ 9,573.93
Total funds (Members surplus+funds) $ 12,127.88
Cash not deposited $ 0.00
Alterna share , HCCO $ 15.00
Alterna Account, HCCO & funds $ 6,112.88
Alterna Term Deposit HCCO $ 6,000.00
Total all funds $ 12,127.88
Receivables & Liabilities:
We are owed one sponsorship for the March newsletter and one for June as five each have been paid so far.
Peter Foulger: Where a committee requests funding, he would like it to present a report which the Board could accept or not.
Motion: That the report from the Syrian Action Fund be accepted and that expenditures be paid as reported. Moved by Fred McLennan, seconded by Brian Wade, carried.
Christine Johnson: City Manager of Parks and Recreation, Dan Chenier recognizes the HCCO as a community association and we can now access the City grant to community associations for up to $350 per year to use for community centre rental costs for special events open to the public. This means that the rental fee of $255 for the rooms used at our community centre for the Shout Sister Choir concert fund raising event on April 23 (by our Syrian Action Fund) has now been covered from that fund. It is important to note that this amount of $350 accessible annually by community associations, is not transferable from year to year; which means that what we don’t use in one year, is gone.
Christine Johnson: The Hunt Club Garage Sale will be held June 4. Linda King is organizing it.
South East Ottawa Community Health Centre
Ijeoma Udechukwu: The South East Ottawa Community Health Centre gave a wellness course for women. There were four sessions: relationship with youth, civic engagement, healthy eating, spoken words. There will be an exercise class for women in the gym in the Community Centre. Councillor Riley Brockington arranged for the gym. The Health Centre has started a garden and is looking into a nutrition class. The Bank Street Community Design Plan is underway.
Christine Johnson: She has attended two meetings of the Bank Street Community Design Plan, as an individual. The HCCO does not have official standing. The Plan contemplates major changes to the character and nature of the South Keys shopping plaza. A residential character will be added.
John Sankey: Only the community associations which include Bank Street should have official standing.
Dave Armitage: The owners are looking for higher density.
Andrea Main: There are three corporate players: Smart Centres, Rio Can (the owner), Trinity.
Ijeoma Udechukwu: The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study provides data for each neighbourhood in Ottawa:
John Sankey: The Study should be taken with a grain of salt. The neighbourhood boundaries defined by the Study don’t match what people actually do.
Paul Landry Park
Christine Johnson: Six people helped with the first clean up May 7.
Motion: After local businesses have been solicited that up to $100 be spent for refreshments for the clean up Sunday June 5. Moved by Christine Johnson, seconded by Fred McClennan.
John Sankey: No one else is getting money for refreshments.
Christine Johnson: Provision of refreshments shows that someone does care.
Alexis Doyle: It proves that the area is getting attention.
Brian Wade: The HCCO has adopted the Park in a special way so we should support it in a special way.
Andrea Wade: She will look for a sponsor to provide bottled water.
David Armitage: The rocky conditions and poor soil make development too expensive.
John Sankey: Almost all of the Park is environmentally protected.
Brian Wade: A local cycling group is promoting bicycle safety.
Peter Brimacombe: The committee met again in May. Members: Christine Johnson, Piero Narducci, Brian Wade, Peter Brimacombe.
Christine Johnson: The committee is reviewing the Ontario Not for Profit Corporations Act:
Mooney’s Bay Play Structure
Christine Johnson: There is a proposal for a big play structure at Mooney’s Bay:
Sarah Barber: Passed out information sheets.
Al Gullon: This is a stupid thing. A playground is a local thing, not a national thing.
Sue McCarthy: She is concerned that the plan was bulldozed through. There was a lack of consultation.
Brian Wade: Mooney’s Bay is not the best location. He doesn’t like the idea of cutting down mature trees to make a parking lot. Otherwise it’s cool that Mooney’s Bay have a national attraction.
David Armitage: They should use the former site of Bayview Public School on the other side of Riverside Drive.
Piero Narducci: He is offended by the lack of consultation. There’s no transparency. No one talked to the people in the neighbourhood.
Fred McLennan: He has no problem with the project. He’s in favour of a national attraction.
Ijeoma Udechukwu: Her initial reaction was negative but the actual portion of the land is small. The play ground is a good idea but why was it kept secret?
Alexis Doyle: She thinks it’s a good idea.
Joanne Souaid: There should be a better visual explanation. How many people are affected?
Leslie Behnia: The project has been under discussion since January 2016. That seems too short.
Vanessa Sutton: The lack of transparency bothers me. Is it the best place?
Marwan Nahal: Thinks it’s a good idea.
Dianne Nahal: The play ground is awesome.
Andrea Main: She thinks it’s a great idea. She assumes the NCC is on board. She would like more information on the contract process.
Sue McCarthy: There will be a meeting tomorrow night at 7:00 PM at the Riverside Churches to discuss this.
John Sankey: He has two concerns: The play ground itself is a map of Canada. In the written displays, the Quebec part should have French predominate and in the Nunavut part should have Inuktitut predominant. The City and Sinking Ship Entertainment are partners in the proposed project but the project is more than ten times the size of any similar project undertaken by Sinking Ship Entertainment. What are the provisions in the contract to protect the City if the company fails to raise its portion of the funding?
Peter Foulger: He is concerned with the lack of consultation.
[Subsequent to this discussion, an open letter to Council was drafted and sent jointly by the HCCO and the Riverside Park Community&Recreation Association.]
Motion: To reimburse Christine Johnson $612 for the printing of the Newsletter. Moved by Alexis Doyle, seconded by Ijeoma Udechukwu, carried.
Next meeting: September 12 at 19:00