Motion: To accept the minutes of December 5, 2005. Moved by John Sankey; seconded by Fred Winters. Carried
Motion: To pay the National Capital Freenet $20 to host the HCCO web site. Moved by John Sankey; seconded by Peter Brimacombe. Carried.
Fred Winters: Who looks after the skating rinks?
Alan Asselstine The Hunt Club Riverside Recreation Association (HCRRA) looks after the skating rink at the Community Centre and a community group looks after the one at Owl Park.
Maria McRea: Welcome to John Sankey. He is an ecologist and can be of great help in the upcoming study on birds in the Southern Corridor. Most residents want the Southern Corridor preserved as-is but there are others that want it to be developed. The NCC owns the land and wants to sell it to developers. Maria is looking for a win-win solution. She presented her report.
John Sankey: Parked cars on Uplands at Royalton are interfering with snow removal.
Gisèle Loiselle-Branch: is outraged that Rogers Cable showed "Jackass the Movie" on channel 15. The movie is morally depraved and disgusting.
Maria McRea: Communication over the cable networks is a federal issue. Gisèle should write to Rogers and the CRTC. Another option would be to bring the issue up at an all-candidates meeting.
Gisèle Loiselle-Branch: Handicapped people on Twyford need better snow removal and maybe a traffic sign would spur the snow removal crew to consider them. There was an accident on Twyford because the car was going too fast.
Alan Asselstine: The pedestrian walkway between Hunt Club and Patermeade should be plowed better. The Hunt Club Riverside Recreation Association (HCRRA) is sponsoring an all-candidates meeting Jan 17 at 19:00 and wants the HCCO to help. The East-West Rail Line will put further pressure to develop the Southern Corridor.
Peter Brimacombe: Peak Oil threatens our way of life. We need to develop the Southern Corridor in order to survive Peak Oil! He will attend the Ottawa Peak Oil Forum on Saturday January 28 at City Hall from 8:30 to 16:00 and prepare a report for the next meeting. (http://www.crudeawakening.net/)
Next meeting: Mon 6 Feb 2006 at 7:30pm