John Sankey: Alan Asselstine, Gisèle Loiselle-Branch and Jerry Beausoleil send their regrets.
The environmental assessment of the Pedestrian Pathway across the Airport Parkway is underway. The Pathway will provide the Community with pedestrian access to the Transitway and the O-Train. It will improve the safety of pedestrians crossing the Airport Parkway. Right now, it is dangerous: One man was killed crossing the Airport Parkway on a footpath near Cahill Drive and another man was injured on the sidewalk on Hunt Club Road. The Pathway will provide access to the Managed Wetlands.
Kim Dagenais: Will there be a fight on the Council? There have been people killed or injured
crossing the Airport Parkway. What can we do to push the process?
Nichole Hoover: You cannot push the Environmental Assessment because it is governed by provincial regulations.
John Sankey: There will be a fight because of the money. We can present the reasons for it: access to transit, safety and access to the managed wetlands.
Peter Brimacombe: Wants to do a mapping project that show the population that would use the Pedestrian Pathway - how many within 1 kilometre, how many within 2.
Nichole Hoover: Will help get the data from the City for Peter. She would like two
amendments to the February minutes and will send them to John Sankey.
John Sankey: He will amend the minutes.
Motion: To accept the minutes subject to the two amendments. Moved by Peter Brimacombe, seconded by Liz Russell. 4 in favour, 1 opposed, carried.
Nichole Hoover presented the Councillor's report.
Road Resurfacing: Kim Dagenais said that Riverside Drive from Heron Road to Billings Bridge is in rough shape. John Sankey said that all the NCC roads were made so they cannot support trucks and when they are allowed on the NCC roads it wrecks them.
Block Parent Program Closed: John Sankey said that as a single parent he was not allowed to be a block parent. Kim Dagenais said that at her day-care centre, husbands and boy-friends are not allowed to be alone with the children for a moment.
Downtown Transit Tunnel Open House: John Sankey wanted to be involved but he didn't know about it. Nichole Hoover will have someone from the City contact John.
John Sankey: The Neighbourhood Centre Improvement is our project to improve the area around Paul Anka Drive and McCarthy Road because it is the focal point of our Community. The area includes the A & P Shopping Centre on one side and the Community Centre on the other. As part of the expansion of the Community Centre, we have an option of adding public art. Here are some options:
John has put together photographs of mural projects around the City and put them on his web site.
Motion: The Board notes the passing of Bill Royds and would like to offer its sympathy to Bill's family and express its appreciation for his efforts in the Community Organization. Moved by Peter Brimacombe, seconded by Liz Russell, carried.
Next meeting: Monday April 6 at 19:30