Annual General Meeting
November 6, 2006
- Fred MacLennan, President
- Alan Asselstine, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Director
- Shelley Parlow, Director
- John Sankey, Director
- Maria McRae, City councillor
- Pat Murphy, Assistant to the councillor
- Kathy Ablett, candidate for Catholic school trustee
- Blake Batson, candidate for councillor
- Spencer Callaghan, The News
- Rod Bryden, President of Plasco Energy
Motion: To accept the Treasurer’s report. Moved by Kathy Ablett, seconded by Art Miskew. Carried.
City councillor, Maria McRae reported on the following:
- community safety has been a big priority over the last year, she has met many groups about park safety, she met with the store owners at the A and P Plaza
- construction of Saw Mill Creek Constructed Wetland, Phase II is almost complete; it will reduce pollution and damage from storm-water runoff
- the Southern Corridor remains an important concern, there is a birding study, Maria is in touch with the owner: the National Capital Commission
- expansion of the Hunt Club/Riverside Community Centre is in the planning stage
- traffic lights on Hunt Club Road have been improved
- there should be a more transparent system of property assessment
- a smoke detector is now required in every level of a dwelling.
37 people attended the Annual General Meeting.
Fred McLennan announced the start of the Annual General Meeting and introduced Maria McRae.
Maria McRae introduced Rod Bryden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Plasco Energy Group Inc.
Rod Bryden provided an introduction to waste management: waste is either burned or buried. He compared waste management in North America, Europe, Japan and China. Waste is a world-wide issue – it increases as incomes rise and as populations grow. I n Canada there are only two operating incinerators – one in Peel County, Ontario and one in Burnaby B.C. Viable incinerators must be big – 1000 tons a day and bigger. Plasco is building a pilot plant of 100 tons a day in Ottawa, across the road from the Trail Road landfill. The pilot plant employs new technology that burns waste in a specially controlled process that almost completely eliminates pollution. Mr Bryden fielded many questions about the process and the plant.
Fred McLennan introduced three candidates who are running in the municipal election November 13:
- Kathy Ablett for Catholic School Trustee
- Maria McRae for City Councillor
- Blake Batson for City Councillor
Alan Asselstine gave the Treasurer’s report: All residents of Hunt Club are members of the Hunt Club Community Association, a small group meets every month to discuss issues such as traffic and security. We would like to have more directors. Last year we spent $50 more than we received but we still have $8000.
Maria McRae conducted the election of officers:
- President: Fred McLennan
- Treasurer: Alan Asselstine
- Shelley Parlow
- Gisèle Loiselle-Branch
- John Sankey
- Art Miskew
- Peter Brimacombe
Next HCCO meeting: Mon 4 Dec 2006 at 7:30pm