October 5, 2009
- John Sankey, President
- Alan Asselstine, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Fred McLennan
- Gisèle Loiselle-Branch
- Liz Russell
Motion: To accept the September 2009 minutes. Moved by Liz Russell, seconded by Fred McLennan, carried.
John Sankey: We have presented our objections to the traffic lights at 300 Hunt Club Road but they will be installed anyway. The traffic on Riverside Drive at Hunt Club Road is causing congestion and delays. In the afternoons, south-bound traffic on Riverside Drive, north of Hunt Club Road is so backed up that Quintera residents must wait in traffic to get home. Similarly, in the mornings north-bound traffic on Riverside Drive south of Hunt Club Road is backed up. In the short term, there wouldn’t be any improvement.
Peter Brimacombe: Prepared a written comment on the Lansdowne Partnership Plan. The City is talking with the Airport Authority about trade-show facilities on the airport land. The main advantage of the airport land is that you could put in a large parking lot. The trade show industry has suffered a small decline in total revenue in the last year. With the economic uncertainty, a big parking lot doesn’t seem to be much of an advantage.
Fred McLennan: Jeff Huntley is a sponsor of the Lansdowne Partnership Plan. Jeff said that there is 85% support for a sports facility at Lansdowne Park.
Liz Russell: The City should develop the land around the baseball stadium on Coventry Road and connect it to transportation.
Alan Asselstine: We presented our issues to the Hunt Club Road In-Service Review. We are concerned with the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians but the Review did not recognize any problems for them. The solution is the pathway over the Airport Parkway.
Motion: To ask Alan Asselstine to draft a letter to the City indicating that the In-Service Review did not address the serious concerns of pedestrian and cyclist safety. Moved by Peter Brimacombe, seconded by Alan Asselstine, carried.
Liz Russell: Regarding the pathway over the Airport Parkway, she distrusts the motivations for presenting longer, indirect routes. She believes that the best crossing point is at Cahill Drive.
John Sankey: Suggested that the Annual General Meeting be held at our regular meeting date, November 2, 2009. There was agreement and plans were made to distribute and put up posters.
Liz Russell: Metro shopping carts are all over the place. In one week she found 8 carts. She spoke with the Metro Office in Toronto. Its approach is to send a man with a truck to gather up the carts. This approach does not look after the carts. The carts litter the City. Her approach is to have the City collect the carts and fine the stores $50 a cart. This fine will provide a direct incentive to the stores to look after their carts. She will put this proposal to Maria.
Next meeting: Monday 2 November 19:30, Annual General Meeting
Note: Maria McRae’s report was distributed after the meeting.