John Sankey: Introduced two new visitors: Jeannine Simonsen and Isabel Tang. He presented the agenda and asked for approval.
Motion: To approve the April minutes. Moved by Fred McLennan, seconded by Peter Foulger, carried.
John Sankey: Reported on the construction of the pedestrian bridge over the Airport Parkway. Pouring of the tower was delayed by other factors not by the weather. The cap is expected to be completed by the end of May. Hopefully the entire project should be complete by the end of summer. Self consolidating concrete has vastly different properties than ordinary concrete.
The proposal before Transportation Committee concerning Bronson Avenue is going ahead with no changes to the original plan.
The question on traffic counts at the intersections of Hunt Club and Riverside and Hunt Club and Prince of Wales is still outstanding.
Christine Johnson: Reported on the newsletter Hunt Club Our Community. All copies of the April issue have been delivered. She is looking for a volunteer for Uplands between Chatsworth and Country Club.
Jeannine Simonsen said that she could do it.
Christine Johnson: She needs another volunteer to deliver Killdeer Bay and Yorkberry Gate. Here are some ideas for the September issue:
Peter Foulger: Presented the Treasurer's Report. The HCCO has an account at the TD Canada Trust in the T&T Plaza. In addition there is a fixed term investment of $8,615.00 at the Alterna Bank.
Christine Johnson: The Federation of Citizens Associations is sponsoring an Emerald Ash Borer Information Forum on May 13. 50% of the trees around Sawmill Creek are ash. The FCA is promoting a website.
John Sankey: The City should replace the ash trees with a variety of species not just a single species.
Fred McLennan: Joanne Chianello writes regularly in the Ottawa Citizen. In her recent article Who Speaks for You? she makes the point that some community associations are not elected and may not represent the views of the residents.
John Sankey: On Saturday April 27, 8 volunteers showed up to help him clean up Uplands Park: Sarah McCormack, Jeff, Carter and Giffin Brown, John's son Michael and grandchildren Lola, Margo and Anaïs.
On Saturday May 4, Peter Foulger led a clean up of Paul Landry Park. Helpers were Christine Johnson, John Sankey, Shirani Wijesekera, Marilyn Koch, Heather Parker.
Marilyn Koch: She intends to lead a cleanup of other areas and will report back. This year the City did a great job of street sweeping.
Christine Johnson: As she does her cleanup she keeps a separate bag for trash from McDonalds. There should be a way to encourage the company to look after its trash better.
Isabel Tang: She lives on Pigeon Terrace and goes to Carleton U. She would like to start a Facebook Page or a Twitter Account to promote the HCCO. Everybody welcomed her ideas and encouraged her.
Next meeting: Monday June 3, 19:00