Meetings & Documents

October 6, 1997

Monthly Meeting
October 6, 1997


  • Fred McLennan, President
  • Alan Asselstine, vice-president, Treasurer
  • Bill Royds, Director
  • Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Director
  • Anne Brandel, Director
  • Fred Winters, Director
  • Karin Howard, City Ward 0T8 councillor
  • Shelley Parlow, Hunt Club Corridor Protection Association
  • Peter Foulger, Hunt Club Corridor Protection Association
  • Kathy Ablett, Resident
  • Kevin Arnold, Resident
  • Ted Requard, Resident
  • Jan Duncan, The News


The following summarises the issues discussed at the 6 Oct 1997 meeting of the Hunt Club Community Organization (HCCO) at the Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre (HCRCC).

  1. Treasurer Alan Asselstine presented a draft report on the 1996-97 Fiscal Year. There was a surplus of $91.43 in operations.
  2. City Ward 0T8 Councillor, Karin Howard, reported on the following:
    • 1998 budget timelines. A timetable of consolation and discussion for the city budget process was presented. The first presentations on Core Services Review and long-term Capital Needs occur this month
    • Citizen’s panel on local governance. At 8 Sep meeting, Greta Hale and Diane Desaulniers were selected as co-chairs of the Panel. A draft workplan and budget needs to approved by each Municipal Council.
    • Hospital closures. A comparison of costs and level of community health care was presented. The Hospital Restructuring Commission has done no planning for the transition from local care to the “Big Box” care of the new Ottawa Hospital, which will be the largest in Canada
    • No Junk Mail program. In June 97, the City initiated a voluntary NO JUNK MAIL program consisting of signs for residents. Stickers can be purchased from the city for $2.00. Contact George Assaf at 244-5300, ext. 3096 for additional information
    • Francophone theatre. Karin a dit “non” à la demande du Théatre Francophone pour une réquête de $250,000. La ville n’a pas d’argent en ce moment.
    • City parkland in Hunt Club. Karin Howard’s office is trying to determine percentage of city parkland west of McCarthy, as compared to east of McCarthy. City only has 1991 census data, 1996 data should be available in near future.
    • Fence on Riverside Drive. Karin has some funds available for construction. (See item below.)
    • Development charges. Karin voted against the re-imposition of development charges. A suggestion was made that development charges should be are specific, especially to favor downtown intensification at expense of urban sprawl.
    • Heritage buildings on Sparks Street. Karin opposed use as a parking lot while buildings remain. If buildings are removed she would reconsider
    • For city-related issues, call Karin Howard.
  3. Airport Parkway ramps. A request by the city to appoint a member to a Bronson-Airport Parkway review panel was mailed on Sept. 22
    • Moved by B. Royds, seconded by A. Brandel, that Fred McLennan and alternate Alan Asselstine be HCCO representatives on this panel
    • For more information, call Wendy Stewart.
  4. Stop signs at intersection of Cahill and Twyfold.
    • City traffic engineers recommend that this intersection have 3 way stop signs to prevent accidents for drivers on Twyford turning onto Cahill. The intersection is at a curve on Cahill and motorists on Twyford have limited visibility for turning. There is also a city park near that intersection and many children cross Cahill at that point.
    • Moved by B. Royds, seconded by A. Brandel, that the HCCO support this if desired by adjacent residents. Carried.
    • Hunt Club Neighbourhood Plan update:
    • PAC met on September 25 to discuss draft Existing Conditions Report.
    • New head of study is planner Bob Spicer. Concern raised that minutes and notifications of meetings are inadequate. Members are not sure who are the members of PAC
    • Karin Howard reported that City Planners have prepared a delineation of the McCarthy Woods and southern corridors boundaries but are not ready to release it.
    • Moved by Peter Foulger, seconded by Ted Requard, that the HCCO request Councillor Karin Howard to ask Commissioner of Planning to release draft report entitled Boundary Delineation of the McCarthy Woods ESA to members of the PAC on the Hunt Club Neighbourhood Plan by end of October and to provide a list of all members of PAC and their voting status by the same time. Carried.
    • The PAC recommended a safety audit be performed. Moved by Bill Royds, seconded by Shelly Parlow, that the HCCO support a safety audit by the PAC and city. Carried.
    • Another public meeting is scheduled for the fall 97.
    • Plan is scheduled for completion in summer 98.
    • For more information, contact Bob Spicer.
  5. Sound barriers at Hackett Pond and Riverside Dr. Residents of Hackett Drive are exposed to excessive noise from Riverside Drive and the Hackett Pond is suffering from salt pollution from road runoff. Moved by Ted Requard, seconded by Fred Winters, that the city be requested to build sound barriers (3m high) between Riverside Dr. and Hackett Pond. Carried.
  6. Rink at Owl Drive. Although there is less available money for rink operation, the HCCO felt it was a worthwhile operation. Moved by F. Winters, seconded by F. McLennan, that the HCCO operate a rink at Owl Drive park for the 1997-98 winter season.
  7. Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the HCCO:
    • Planned for Wed 29 Oct.
    • Moved by B. Royds, seconded by F McLennan, that HCCO host and all-candidates meeting in conjunction with AGM. Carried.
  8. Next HCCO meeting to be held Mon 3 Nov 97 at 7:30pm at the Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre at the corner of Paul Anka and McCarthy. Anyone is welcome. Call Fred McLennan for more information.