Phurn Ball: is the Executive Director of the Hunt Club/Riverside Community Services Centre (Services Centre). Phurn has a Masters in Social Work. She has worked in the Federal Civil Service, particularly the Coast Guard. She presented her report, Justification for Expansion of Space. The basic model of the Services Centre is to provide programs at no cost to its clients. Examples of programs are Crisis Intervention, Emergency Baby Supply Cupboard, Play Group for children 0-6 years old and Youth Drop-in. The Services Centre currently is renting a store-front at the A & P Plaza but will be moving to the Community Centre once it is expanded. The Board asked her questions and got a good understanding of the operations and space requirements of the Services Centre.
André Nichol: presented the Councillor's report for September and October. The Transportation Master Plan recommends that the Airport Parkway be twinned. The City has prepared a draft strategy Diversion 2015 which seeks ways to recycle the waste from businesses and institutions. The City has published its Fall 2008/Winter 2009 Recreation Guide which is a catalogue of courses, programs and activities.
Alan Asselstine: The modal split is the ratio of trips in public transit to trips in private cars. The current modal split is 14% (for public transit) and the goal is to increase it to 30%. Even though the policy is to encourage more public transportation, the City has identified two roads that can be upgraded at a reasonable cost: extension of Hunt Club Road to the 417 Highway and the twinning of the Airport Parkway. For many years we have looked for a way to build a pedestrian pathway across the Airport Parkway and now the City has approved an environmental assessment. The pedestrian pathway has to have right-of-way access. It can go along the existing CN railway line or further south at Plante and Cahill. There should be more consideration for bicycle paths - right now the bike path along the Rideau River ends at Mooney's Bay.
Peter Brimacombe: The City should have authority over waste from businesses and institutions. This would allow it to effectively manage this kind of waste.
Motion: To approve the September minutes. Moved by Alan Asselstine, seconded by Peter Brimacombe, carried.
John Sankey: Last Wednesday, four members of the Board attended the meeting at City Hall on the expansion of the Community Centre. Shelley Parlow has resigned from the Board and we need to plan for the Annual General Meeting. The tennis courts at Uplands Park need to be resurfaced.
Alan Asselstine: The tennis courts on Owl Drive are in better shape even though they are older and are used for a skating rink in winter.
Annual General Meeting: Monday November 3 at 19:30