Motion: To sponsor the Community Services Crew for $100 to take part in the Enbridge Canoe for Kids. The purpose of the Enbridge Canoe for Kids is to send 80 under-privileged kids to a two week camp on Christie Lake (http://www.christielakekids.com). Moved by Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, seconded by Nancy Seaby, carried.
Peter Brimacombe: The City delivered a big green bin to his house but he didn't know what to do with it: It can hold organic waste the same as the existing yellow bin. Nancy Seaby provided a contact at the City: Chris Wood, Project Co-ordinator, Waste Diversion and Processing 580-2424 ext 25839.
Todd Mattila-Hartman is running for City Council in River Ward. The election will be on November 10, 2003, councillors are elected for three-year terms. Todd lives off McCarthy Road across from the A&P Plaza. He wants more accessible and efficient government, improved transportation and better community services. He believes that the Airport Parkway should be extended. He is in favour of proportional representation: ward boundaries should be set so that each ward has the same number of people.
Nancy Seaby: The O-Train is closing down for three weeks in June to allow the rails to be relaid. The O-Train was begun as an experimental project - it will become a permanent project. Nancy noted that since she complained, delivery of the News has improved.
Fred McLennan led a discussion on upcomming meetings: it was decided that the next meeting would be Monday, September 8, 2003 and that the Annual General Meeting would be October 6, 2003.
Next meeting: Mon 8 Sep 2003 at 7:30pm.