Annual General Meeting
November 1, 2010
- John Sankey, President
- Alan Asselstine, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Membership
- Fred McLennan
- Nichole Hoover, Assistant to the Councillor
- Greg Killough, Assistant to the Councillor
- Frank Horger
John Sankey: presented the President’s Report. He presented the main concerns and activities:
- pathway to South Keys
- traffic concerns: stop lights at the T&T supermarket, the impact on traffic of the proposed
- development on Gibford Street, traffic on Riverside Drive
- dogs at Owl Park
- proposals to calm traffic on McCarthy Road
- redevelopment of Landsdowne Park
- opening of the new Community Centre
- Convention Centre on Uplands Drive
- all-candidates meeting
- Liz Russells ongoing clean up of McCarthy Road
Alan Asselstine: The Board believes that McCarthy, Riverside, Bank Street, Hunt Club and Walkley should function as high-capacity regional roads. Recently parking was allowed on Bronson. The added parking has reduced the efficiency of Bronson and results in long delays for people from Hunt Club using it.
Peter Brimacombe: Just to the west of Shoppers Drug Mart on Walkley Road, there is a crew clearing the land. What are the plans for this land?
Nichole Hoover: The Marriot Hotel will be built on the land.
Fred McLennan: Election of Officers: He presented the following slate:
John Sankey, President
Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
Alan Asselstine, Treasurer
Peter Foulger, Director
Fred McLennan, Director
Liz Russell, Director
Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Director
Jerry Beausoleil, Director
Motion: That nominations be accepted as presented. Moved by John Sankey, seconded by Peter Brimacombe, carried.
Alan Asselstine: Presented the Treasurer’s Report.
Motion: To accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Moved by Fred McLennan, seconded by Peter Brimacombe, carried.
Nichole Hoover presented the Councillor’s Report and added some items: in response to Liz Russell’s request, there are four new garbage bins on McCarthy Road and to improve safety there will be new markings on McCarthy Road on the bend just south of the railway tracks. The proposed apartment building on Gibford Street is on hold.
Fred McLennan: We should be vigilant that the new Convention Centre proposed by Shenkman Corporation doesn’t cause more cut-through traffic through our community. Riverside Drive used to be very bumpy. The new paving should fix the problem.
John Sankey: The road bed was not designed for trucks. The concrete has been dug out and replaced with asphalt. Even so the paving job is very poor.
Nichole Hoover: The intersection at Heron Road and Riverside Drive will be rebuilt.
Alan Asselstine: Bus bays on Riverside Drive were removed and he is concerned that they not be removed on other roads such as Hunt Club.
Motion: HCCO opposes the removal of bus bays on major roads. Moved by Alan Asselstine, seconded by Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, carried.
Frank Horger: Buses have the right to re-enter traffic from the bus bays and the police should ticket drivers of private vehicles that refuse to yield.
Alan: Because of a conflict of interest he cannot sit on the Committee to oversee the Pathway to South Keys. Can someone else sit on the Committee this Wednesday?
Fred McLennan: He could.
Motion: To approve the September minutes. Moved by Peter Brimacombe, seconded by Fred McLennan, carried.
Next meeting: December 6 at 19:30