September 11, 2000
- Fred MacLennan, President
- Alan Asselstine, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Director (memberships)
- Nancy Seaby, Director (transportation and editorial)
- Brian Gifford
- Wendy Stewart, RMOC councillor
- Tom Collins, The News
- Elizabeth Russell
- Des Walker
- Hillory Johnson
Regional Councillor, Wendy Stewart, presented a report on the following:
- OC Transpo, ridership and revenues are up from last year, Light Rail will go into service next summer.
- Garbage collection, the region is divided into five zones, Regional staff has been selected to collect garbage in one zone to maintain competitiveness.
- Drinking water, the City will spend an extra $570,000 a year plus $630,000 capital to protect the wells not served by the City water system. See http://www.rmoc.on.ca/water-eau/ .
- Wendy said that the Airport Parkway will be resurfaced by the first week in October 2000 and that construction of the Alta Vista Parkway was going ahead.
Peter Brimacombe said that the orginal plan for the Alta Vista Parkway included the collector/distributors on either side of the Queensway and that the downtown neighbourhoods are absolutely opposed to them.
Brian Gifford said that he will be running for the position of Trustee for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. He believes that the Provincial funding formula is causing chaos in the school system in general and our local schools in particular. Good luck Brian!
Nancy Seaby: there will be an All-Candidates meeting October 18 at the Community Centre. Mike Wollock from CJOH will preside. All candidates for the positions of Mayor and Councillor of the River Ward will be invited to participate. These positions will be for the new City of Ottawa, which encompasses the same area as the old Regional Municipality of Ottawa/Carleton. The Riverside and Quinterra Community Associations will also support the meeting. Nancy raised the issue of articles in the Hunt Club News; she felt that the source of the article be identified. Wendy Stewart made the point that, since the Hunt Club News would not accept anonymous letters, then it should not publish anonymous articles. The Board agreed.
Allan Asselstine reported that Peter Vasdi asked for $50 to support the Hunt Club Community Web Site.
Motion: Peter Brimacombe moved that the Association give $50 to Peter Vasdi to pay for the Web Site, seconded by Brian Gifford. carried.
Next meeting: Mon 2 Oct 2000 at 7:30pm