A quorum was declared.
Fred McLennan: Urbandale representatives were supposed to present its light rail proposal but they withdrew at the last minute. Apologies to those who came especially to hear them. Fred McLennan stated that he did not wish to continue as President and opened the floor for nominations.
Motion: To nominate Peter Brimacombe as President and Alan Asselstine
as Treasurer, moved by Maria McRae, seconded by Art Miskew. After
discussion, Maria amended the motion to nominate John Sankey as
President and Alan Asselstine as Treasurer.
Fred McLennan closed the nominations. John Sankey is our new President and Alan Asselstine remains as Treasurer. Peter Brimacombe, Gisèle Loiselle-Branch, Art Miskew and Shelley Parlow agreed to stand as directors.
Maria McRae thanked Fred McLennan for his 17 years of service as President and congratulated John Sankey for his appointment to the position. Maria McRae presented her Report.
Fred McLennan: Recently there was a big accident on Hunt Club Road, traffic was totally backed up and our community became the route of last resort. Blocked lanes can cause long delays and much inconvenience while the police investigate accidents.
Alan Asselstine: 4 out of 5 cars have drivers but no passengers. General discussion: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes should be available to cars with at least one passenger. The HOV lanes would make better use of our roadways.
Maria McRae: Many rural residents use City park-and-ride parking lots. Urban residents are charged a much higher rate for transit and park-and-ride than the rural residents. We have to increase our modal split (the ratio between car trips and public transit trips) and we need a better and more efficient publc transit system.
Gisèle Loiselle-Branch: The residents of the new Minto development on
Twyford Street are taking up parking space. What is the City policy on
parking on Twyford Street?
Maria McRae: Except for snow removal restrictions, people can park their cars from 7:00 PM until 7:00 AM. Parking bylaws on Twyford are enforced in reaction to complaints. In our community, enforcement officers sometimes take the initiative along Paul Anka Drive because people park their cars for big events at the Hunt Club/Riverside Community Centre.
Alan Asselstine presented the Financial Report.
Motion: To accept the Financial Report, moved by Alan Asselstine, seconded by Shelley Parlow, carried.
Next Meeting: Monday 7 January 2008 at 19:30