September 9, 2019
- Brian Wade, President
- Sue McCarthy, Vice President
- Peter Foulger, Treasurer
- Peter Brimacombe, Secretary
- Christine Johnson, Past President
- Lynette Joseph-Sankey
- Marilyn Koch
- Abiodun Mosuro
- John Sankey
- Riley Brockington, Councillor
- Catherine Abidemi Adeagbo
- John Adeyemi
- Denyse Baizana
- Celsa Barnhardt
- Lucy Belanger
- Phil Belanger
- Christine Burton
- May Douba
- Gaelen Hart
- Claudette Hudson
- Dora Joseph
- Alexis Kabanda
- Melissa MacIsaac
- Marwan Nahal
- Mike Petryk
- France Picard
- Ben Reichart
- John Reid
- Sophie Reussner-Pazur
- David Rybak
- Brent Scollie
- Barb Shea
- David Stuart
- Ijeoma Udechukwu
- Carol Ann Walker
- Alice Wong
Brian Wade: Presented the agenda and asked for approval. Approved as amended.
Brian Wade: Asked for approval of the June minutes. Approved
The Community Garden is proposed to be located in Cahill Park. The project is the result of numerous discussions of the Hunt Club Community Association’s (HCCA) monthly public meetings over the past four years. The HCCA approved the project, subject to negotiations with Just Food and Carleton Condominium Corporation #143 (CCC #143) for water. CCC #143 approved the provision of water with water charges to be paid entirely by the Community Garden. All discussions at the HCCA regular public meetings regarding this project were noted in the minutes and the quarterly newsletters. The newsletters were hand delivered to over 3,000 homes. The minutes and the newsletters are published on the website at hunt-club.ca.
Christine Burton, Coordinator of the Garden Network, presented an overview of community gardens in the city. They are a positive contribution – people come together to raise food. There are formal agreements that must be in place, such as water charges would be entirely paid by the community garden.
The pdf file, Proposed Community Garden in Cahill Park is attached. It provides more details.
A number of condo owners from CCC #143 were present at the meeting. They indicated their condo board had not informed them of the commitment to provide water to the community garden. They agreed they should express their concerns to the condo board. Some of the condo owners were opposed to the project. They expressed concern that rabbits would be attracted to the community garden and the possibility that coyotes would come to hunt them. They also expressed concern about the potential for vandalism, increased traffic on Cahill Drive and reduced privacy. Most of the meeting was spent discussing the project.
John Sankey is a former President of the HCCA. Although he offered to mediate between the condo owners and Just Foods, the condo owners felt this was premature. Consequently, Peter Foulger withdrew his motion to have John Sankey appointed as mediator.
Cahill Park – Tree Canada’s National Tree Day
Mike Petryk, Program Manager for Tree Canada, presented a proposal to plant 200 trees in Cahill Park. In the Park, there’s a lot of buckthorn. Some of it would be cut down and new trees planted. It was pointed out that, in densely populated urban settings, it’s important to be able to see. We don’t need more hiding spots. Mike Petryk said he could pull back.
Riley Brockington: Presented the Councillor’s Report. Items:
1026-1054 Hunt Club Road – Claridge Seniors Residence: construction is underway.
Taggart Development – Riverside and Hunt Club: Riverside is at capacity at this spot. As part of the zoning bylaw amendment application, approved by Council, Riley was successful is getting the intersection assessed for safety issues. The assessment is slated to commence later in September. Next stage for the development is for Taggart to file a site plan.
Official Plan Review: five key themes: growth, mobility, neighbourhoods, natural systems and economic development
Rental Housing Regulatory Review: City of Ottawa will conduct a review of the regulations governing private sector rental properties.
Confederation Line: will be open Saturday September 14. 13 stations from Tunney’s Pasture to Blair Station. Existing buses will run in parallel, until October 6.
Naming of the Airport Parkway Pedestrian Bridge: The proposal is The Juno Beach Memorial Bridge.
Paul Landry Park: The gravity swing was reinstalled.
3225 Uplands Drive – Ottawa Community Housing Ashgrove: the driveway entrance will be widened.
Hunt Club Road Paving: Work is almost finished.
McCarthy Road Paving: The stretch on the bend has been paved with anti-skid paving. Safety of this stretch, is still of concern.
Riverside Drive Paving: This could potentially be done next year but it has to be coordinated with the replacement of the two bridges on Hogs Back.
New Chief of Police: Peter Sloly is the new Chief of Police.
Older Adult Summit: He will be hosting an Older Adult Summit on Friday, October 4 at 08:30 at the Community Centre.
Peter Foulger: Presented the Treasurer’s Report. It is presented as an appendix.
Motion: To accept the Treasurer’s Report. Moved by Brent Scollie, seconded by Ijeoma Udechukwu, carried
Next meeting: Monday October 7 at 19:00
Appendix HCCA Treasurers Report by Peter Foulger August 2019 summary for the 9 Sept 2019 Meeting Desjardins charged the $2.95 monthly fee. Sub-accounts: Activity: Sponsorships of $500 from Dr.McCullough and Desjardins for the Fall Festival were deposited. Balances: Garden Fund $ 1,500.00 Fall Festival Fund $ 1,132.00 Art Club Fund $ 160.91 The Parks People $ 156.01 Balance Sub-accounts $ 2,948.92 Members Surplus Balance as of 1 August 2019 $ 6,527.98 Year to date receipts, HCCO $ 0.00 Year to date expenses, HCCO $ 2.95 Increase/(decrease) for year, HCCO $ (2.95) Member's surplus, HCCO $ 6,525.03 Total funds (Members surplus + funds) $ 9,473.95 Reconciliation: Desjardins account $ 9,463.95 Desjardins share $ 10.00 Other $ 0.00 Total all funds $ 9,473.95 Receivables & Liabilities: We are owed one $110 sponsorship for September.