October 6, 2014
- John Sankey, President
- Peter Foulger, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Christine Johnson
- Maria McRae, Councillor
- Al Gullon
- Bernie Geiger
- Barbara Carroll
- Mike Patton
- Karyn Simpson
- H W Sankarsingh
- Brent Scollie
John Sankey: He presented the agenda and asked for approval.
Motion: To approve the June 2014 minutes. Moved by Peter Foulger, seconded by Peter Brimacombe. Carried.
Motion: To approve the September 2014 minutes. Moved by Peter Foulger, seconded by Peter Brimacombe. Carried.
Yield to Pedestrian Sign at the Airport Parkway On-Ramp
Al Gullon: In reference to the motion at the September meeting concerning the pedestrian crossing of the on-ramp onto the Airport Parkway, he is concerned that the proposed yield to pedestrian sign would increase the rear-end collisions on Hunt Club Road.
General discussion: Several alternative ideas were discussed but there was no consensus.
Maria McRae: Presented the Councillor’s Report. She will not be seeking re-election. She thanked everyone who helped her in her role as Councillor.
Peter Brimacombe: His daughter lives on 4th Avenue and she likes the play structure at Lansdowne.
Christine Johnson: She expressed her thanks to the Councillor for improving the library services.
Bernie Geiger: Service on the 146 dropped from every 10 minutes to every 15 minutes. Coming home it’s impossible to time the buses. What can be done to restore the service levels?
Maria McRae: Restoring service levels depends on OC Transpo. It’s on John Manconi’s radar.
Christine Johnson: She will be the editor for one more issue but there doesn’t seem to be a new editor. The whole operation is a demanding exercise. There are volunteer hours and printing costs. She would like to organize a social event to thank the volunteers.
Motion: To approve a budget of $200 for a social to thank the newsletter volunteers. Moved by Christine Johnson, seconded by Peter Brimacombe, carried.
Peter Foulger: In accordance with the motion passed at the September meeting, the Tangerine and Toronto Dominion accounts have been closed and a new chequing account at Alterna has been opened.
Motion: To send the City the information on our Alterna chequing account required for direct deposit. Moved by Christine Johnson, seconded by Peter Foulger. Carried.
John Sankey: Wisteria is outside River ward. It can no longer be associated with the HCCO.
John Sankey: He is working on revising the constitution to conform to present practice. The current wording is that Robert’s Rules will be followed as far as practical. Comments?
Christine Johnson: Robert’s Rules are redundant.
Most of the other members felt that the clause should be kept as is.
John Sankey: He will send out proposed amendments prior to a vote next meeting.
All Candidates Meeting
John Sankey: There will be an all candidates meeting this Wednesday.
Bernie Geiger: In Toronto, people put organic waste into plastic bags because it holds the waste better but an extra step is required in processing. In Amsterdam they have big green bins, outside in public places for organic waste but in Ottawa they would freeze in the winter.
Maria McRae: There is vigorous debate on waste disposal including use of plastic bags and diapers. It’s extremely expensive to allow plastics – they diminish the quality of the compost. Glad Biodegradable bags cannot be used to hold organic waste because they do not decompose. It’s irresponsible to kill the green bin collection program. Commercial/ Industrial waste is not the City’s responsibility.
Paul Landry Park Cleanup
Peter Foulger: Christine Johnson, Peter Foulger and two others showed up to clean up the Park. There wasn’t too much garbage and they did clean it up.
Next meeting: AGM Monday November 3 at 19:00