Meetings & Documents

October 4, 2021

Monthly Meeting
October 4, 2021

  1. Brian Wade, President
  2. Sue McCarthy, Vice President
  3. Sabrine Barakat, Treasurer
  4. Jason Dubue, Secretary
  5. Christine Johnson, Director
  6. John Reid, Director
  7. Kat Dubue, Director
  8. Marilyn Koch, Director
  9. Lynette Joseph-Sankey, Director
  10. Peter Foulger, Director
  11. Zivana Pavic, Director
  12. Riley Brockington, City Councillor
  13. Cathy Kourouma (City of Ottawa)
  14. Jamie McDonald (City of Ottawa)
  15. Morgan Crosby (Ottawa U)
  16. Sachi Ghalib (Carleton U)
  17. Cathy Bourguignon
  18. France Picard
  19. Dora Joseph
  20. Barb Shea
  21. Peter Brimacombe
  22. Norman & Patricia McLeod
  23. Allie Frizzell
  24. Bernie Geiger
  25. Piero Narducci
  26. Matt Page
  27. Denyse Baizana
  28. Tania Mushka
  29. Angela Jones
  30. Jenelle Balote

Regrets: Abiodun Mosuro (Director)

Meeting Minutes

1. Welcome and Introductions

a. Introductions

Brian welcomed everyone to the monthly board meeting.
Reminder to rename your Zoom name label with your Director position.

2. Approval of the Agenda

a. Agenda: Oct 4, 2021

Motion: To accept the agenda for this meeting, with the above changes.
Moved by Sue McCarthy, seconded by Sabrine Barakat, carried by vote

3. Consent Agenda

a. Minutes for September 12, 2021
(*Amended minutes with John’s suggestion to Councillor Menard’s motion)

c. Councillor Menard’s Motion Update

4. Special Presentation

a. City staff proposal for McCarthy Curve

City staff have reviewed concerns about the safety of the curve on McCarthy between Plante Drive and the railroad tracks. Many accidents have happened at this location, and it has been determined that excessive speed is the main cause. Several deterrents have been implemented to date such as special asphalt for more traction, yellow flashing lights and a speed meter. The objective is to improve safety, especially to vulnerable pedestrians on the sidewalk, by using effective, short-term, inexpensive solutions. Two solutions presented by City staff are available to review in the October 4th video recording here:

Option 1 – Guiderail to deflect and redirect vehicles in event of collision.
Option 2 – Horizontal measures and SC10 medians to narrow lane & reduce vehicle speed.

Questions and comments included following items: 

  • Has “super-elevation” been considered? (Yes, however this would require an entire road rebuild, and will be considered for future construction projects at that location).
  • Member: Preference of guardrails over a median on the outside of the curve.
  • There are also requests to consider adding bicycle lanes.
  • What other factors are causing the excessive speed? Are there data stats?
  • Estimated implementation would be in 2022
  • A camera may be a cost-effective way of addressing speeding and safety concerns.
  • City staff to consider the suggestions made, and to propose alternate option(s).

5. Environment

a. Owl Park Paved Walkway

A suggestion to add a paved path parallel to Bourbon Street, along the back of Owl park, between Avocado Street and Mina Lane. There is already a foot path created by frequent traffic along the proposed route.

  • Sidewalk maintenance could be an issue during winter months. There are other pathways that need attention first because of safety issues, like the one that runs along Hunt Club Creek between Uplands Dr. and Gillespie.
  • A crushed stone pathway might be an ecologically friendlier alternative to a paved one. However this could cause accessibility concerns.
  • Neighbours with backyards on Bourbon St. would have to be informed.
  • There is already an alternative walkway in place that links Avocado to Owl Park, to Bayview School parking lot, behind the tennis courts towards Bourbon. Is a separate path really needed?
  • Members in support for this pathway: Cathy Bourguignon, Zivana Pavic, Brent Scollie

b. Maudlin Matilda McEwan Community Garden Update

On Saturday, October 2nd there was an official opening ceremony for the Maudlin Matilda McEwan Community Garden. It was a great ceremony, and the church has granted 2 more plots for next year’s garden. More info:

c. Get Growing Hunt Club

In june’s GGHC report there were 3 recommendations:

  1. Adopt the use of project charters in order to clarify roles, responsibilities and expectations of Board and of project leads/teams
  2. Develop a policy for the use of external links and references on HCCA website
  3. Consider request for GGHC funding for 2022 this fall in order that the seedlings can be ordered and secured for next spring.
  • The budget approval for Fall may be an issue—the next board meeting after the AGM would be December for the new board to approve any budget
  • A planned budget will be presented at the AGM, which would include ongoing costs.
  • GGHC funding for the last 2 years has been coming from HCCA’s reserves.
  • Source(s) of funding should be addressed in early board meetings for 2022

Motion: To approve the 3 recommendations for GetGrowing.
Moved by Christine Johnson, Zivana Pavic, carried by vote.
6 approve, 1 objection, 4 abstain

6. Operations/Governance

a. HCCA 2021 Board Elections

Only 2 directors have indicated they are returning for next year’s board of directors. Lynette and Peter Foulger will be continuing. 2 people so far have shown interest in joining the board. Matt Page and Peter Brimacombe. If you’re interested in joining, please visit this link:

b. Carleton University Project

Carleton Students in the Foundations of Community Engagement program are working with Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES) to help support communities using the 15-Minute Neighbourhood concept. The team will help the HCCA by providing products such as: interactive map of the neighbourhood; video about walkable neighbourhoods; infographics (need of a library); a small business listing for the website; and survey questions. Overall the goal is to help engage the community about 15-minute neighbourhoods and visibility of services available.

  • Key messages
    • What is a community association, and what do they do?
    • What greenspaces and parks are available for residents?
    • What are business opportunities in our community? What is needed?
  • Any further questions can be directed to John Reid or Jason Dubue

7. City Services

8. Adjournment of Meeting

a. Next meeting: Monday, November 1, 2021

A reminder that HCCA membership renewals are due.

Motion: To adjourn the meeting.
Moved by Lynette Joseph-Sankey, seconded by Jason Dubue, carried by vote.

Meeting adjourned at 21:15, Next meeting will be on Monday November 1 at 19:00