October 1, 2007
- Fred McLennan, President
- Alan Asselstine, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Gisèle Loiselle-Branch
- Shelley Parlow
- Nichole Hoover, Assistant to the Councillor
- Frank Horger
- Barbara Horger
- Liz Russell
Nichole Hoover presented the Councillor’s report.
Liz Russell: has adopted McCarthy Road from Hunt Club Road to Walkley Road. She walks along the Road and cleans up the garbage. Last spring she organized a cleanup of the area north of Art Miskew’s house on the bush side of the fence. On Sunday, October 28 she is organizing another cleanup. She has asked the City for two benches at the bus stops: one at Provost Drive and another at Southmore Drive and she asked the City to provide and maintain five garbage containers on the east side of McCarthy Road. She wants the City to install concrete barriers between the road and the eastsidewalk to protect pedestrians. The City has suggested metal barriers but they just won’t do.
Gisèle Loiselle-Branch: Peter Cameron died when the car in which he = was riding hit the hydro pole on McCarthy Road:
Shelley Parlow: The City and the NCC were negotiating the zoning to the Southern Corridor. Nichole could you check if there is an update, please.
Alan Asselstine: Mayor Larry O’Brien and Councillor Clive Doucet were out for the official opening of the Constructed Wetlands next to the Airport Parkway. It is such a beautiful site that we should have better access but the best way is from Hunt Club Road up the paved pathway beside the Airport Parkway.
Nichole Hoover: Maria wants to provide better access to the Constructed Wetlands.
Motion: To spend up to $150 to advertise the Annual General Meeting. Moved by Shelley Parlow, seconded by Liz Russell, carried.
Gisèle Loiselle-Branch: Is the Sequoia Co-op going to get the big green recycle bins?
Alan Asselstine: The existing program (that has the green bins) is a pilot project but the plans to extend it have been delayed. Part of the problem of garbage in the City is commercial and hospital waste for which the City has no authority. The challenge is for people to sort their garbage and to divert garbage from the land fill site.
Fred McLennan: Saturday October 13 is give-away day. Put your old treasures out by the street with a free sign!
Next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting on Monday 3 December at 19:30.