October 2, 2000
- Fred MacLennan, President
- Alan Asselstine, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Director (memberships)
- Kathy Ablett (Resident, Hunt Club Estates)
- Pat Ugocinni, representing Jim Bickford, City councillor
- Tom Collins, The News
- Elizabeth Russell
Regional Councillor, Wendy Stewart, presented a report on the following (***These are last month’s items; October’s are still to come***):
- OC Transpo
- Light Rail
- In-house Garbage Collection Exceeds Expectations
- Additional Expenditures to Protect Drinking Water
- Red Light Cameras
- New Cycling Map Available
- Region Receives Award for Innovative Road Technology
- Chair Appointed for Central Experimental Farm Advisory Council
- Development and Proposals Underway in River Ward (September 2000)
Liz Russell said that there should be no-littering signs at the Hunt Club/Riverside Park and that the walkways leading into the southern corridor should have poop & scoop signs. Pat Ugocinni said he would mention this to Wendy Stewart.
Pat Ugocinni reported that Jim Bickford is concerned about school closings and about General Vanier in particular. Jim Bickford will be running for Councillor in Capital Ward.
Peter Brimacombe reported that the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has accepted the bid from Minto Development for the property on McCarthy Road. He said that medium density housing should be built on the new property and that the wetlands in the middle should be preserved.
Alan Asselstine led the discussion on the timing of the Annual General Meeting. It was agreed that it will be on Monday October 30, 2000 at 20:00. Kathy Ablett would like to invite Minto to present its ideas at the meeting.
Fred McLennan said that Chris Gabie would no longer maintain the Owl Drive Ice Rink and that he would send Chris a letter thanking him for his years of service.
Alan Asselstine moved that the Organization not apply to the City to run the Owl Drive Ice Rink and that the Hunt Club Riverside Recreation Association be made aware of the opportunity to take over this function. Seconded by Liz Russell and carried.
Fred McLennan reported that Shelley Parlow will take a leave of absence from the Board.
Kathy Ablett reported on the Candidates Meeting to be held on October 18, 2000. She said that we had the cooperation of the Riverside Park and Quinterra Community Associations. She would send a letter to the candidates for Mayor and for Councillor of River Ward, the candidates must respond by October 16, 2000 to confirm their attendance. On another subject, she said that $250,000 had been added to the funds set aside for the south-end library to bring the total to $1 million.
Motion: Alan Asselstine moved that the Organization not apply to the City to run the Owl Drive Ice Rink and that the Hunt Club Riverside Recreation Association be made aware of the opportunity to take over this function. Seconded by Liz Russell and carried.
Next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the HCCO: Mon 30 Oct 2000 a half an hour later than usual at 8:00pm