Glebe Community Association
Minutes of the Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Glebe Community Centre
Christine McAllister, Sharon Chartier, Catherine McKenna, Vaughn Guy, Janet Sutherland, Alex Gillis, Tim Hore, Carol MacLeod, Johanna Persohn, Bob Brocklebank, Daphne Towers, Bobby Galbreath, Cindy Delage (part time) Barbara Wysocka, Catherine Waters, Rochelle Handelman, Bradley Gilbert, Sam Harris, Michelle Nash, Julie Houle Cezer, Natalie Mezey
- Approval of agenda and minutes
Quorum was achieved.
That the agenda for the February GCA Board meeting be accepted.
Moved by Tim Hore moved, Cindy Delage seconded.
That the minutes for the January GCA Board meeting be accepted as amended.
Carol MacLeod moved, Sharon Chartier seconded.
- President’s Report:
That the FCA Membership annual fee of $30 be paid.
Bob Brocklebank moved, Janet Sutherland seconded.
Motion was carried.
Invitation to others to attend FCA meetings – great info shared, good experience for other Board members.
|WHEREAS this winter, as was the case last year, narrow residential roads have gone weeks without having their snowbanks cleared, resulting in a dangerous situation because of their almost un-navigable width;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the GCA request the City of Ottawa to adopt a formal policy to ensure that the City’s narrower residential streets (those measuring less than 8m) are given a higher priority for snowbank clearing so that they are cleared first, after arterial roads have been cleared.
Bob Brocklebank moved, Barbara Wysocka seconded.
Friendly amendment to remove “so that they are cleared first, after arterial roads have been cleared. The Motion now reads:
WHEREAS this winter, as was the case last year, narrow residential roads have gone weeks without having their snowbanks cleared, resulting in a dangerous situation because of their almost un-navigable width;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the GCA request the City of Ottawa to adopt a formal policy to ensure that the City’s narrower residential streets (those measuring less than 8m) are given a higher priority for snowbank clearing.
Carol MacLeod moved, Janet Sutherland seconded.
Municipal All Candidates Meeting: OOS, Ottawa East interested in organizing with GCA. Heron Park also part of municipal ward. Request for volunteer to work with other community org – Carol MacLeod volunteered.
Meeting with Mayor re: Lansdowne: Scheduled for Mon, Mar 3, 3 community associations to attend, focus on traffic concerns. Mayor will provide update on progress.
Confirmed Cineplex moving into Lansdowne. OSEG to include GCA on their communications list. Mtg with OSEG next week will include walk around of Lansdowne.
- Councillor’s Report: Nataly Mezey
- Transportation Monitoring Operations Committee (TMOC) to replace LTAC with 1 rep from each community association and BIA. Mar 17 first mtg.
- Mar 5 City Staff to present at Transportation Committee summary of LTAC work. GCA Traffic Committee and Councillor to speak as well.
- 5th Ave Clegg Footbridge: NCC agreed to new crossing at 5th and QE. Recommendation for full signal but NCC prefers half signal. Crossing to be built in 2014.
- No plans submitted yet for development planned for QE between 4th and 5th. 4 buildings along QE plus 1 on 5th (#5). Residents in the area have met including those who have options to sell these properties (who have non disclosure agreement with developer). Bobby G to follow up.
- ca/Devapps – link to input address to verify whether any plans have been submitted to City.
- Glebe Neighborhood Bikeways project consultations to start soon. Public consultations to be completed by June 2014.
- Public Art for 2nd Ave Garage Tues, Mar 18, 6 – 8 pm, St Giles Church, 174 1st Ave to provide feedback on art being considered.
- Committee Updates:
Planning Bobby Galbreath
- Request for front yard parking on 10 Clarey Ave. Will bring forward a motion next month after Planning Committee discussion. Block rep to be involved.
- 190 – 186 5th Ave – for sale.
- Zoning, Infill 1&2 and conversions report received today.
- City initiated Out of the Cold Church program temporarily approved for downtown churches. City considering making provision permanent. Report did not identify issues arising or which churches are involved. Response requested for March 10. Report to be circulated for comments. Bobby to seek further details.
- 174 Glebe Ave: has been approved by OMB. Any further changes are between developer and OMB. Email to Councillor (jointly from Planning and Environment Committees) to request that the City protect several mature trees on front of property on city right of way. Concern about noise pollution of mechanical equipment on roof should be included in email to Councillor.
Great Glebe Garage Sale (May 24) – Catherine Waters
- Planning underway, no issues
- Special events permit submitted, no road closures requested
- Schools and churches have been contacted to ask about potential parking on their properties
- Residents intending to provide cooked food (meat, etc) must be concerned with food safety: GCA will communicate via Glebe Report, website, monthly GCA communications.
- GCA facilitates GGGS with communications responsibility.
- Food Bank has been contacted and will organize materials to be distributed to residents.
- Glebe High School and Lisgar High School to be contacted for volunteers.
Motion: Board allocate up to $400 for communications and publicity for GGGS.
Catherine Waters moved. Johanna Persohn seconded.
Christine to email Glebe Annex and Dow’s Lake area to advise about GGGS.
Treasure’s Report – Vaughn Guy
- Balance in account $26K
- $5K earmarked for various expenses.
- Directors Liability insurance paid
- In context of future planning, question of earmarking funds for potential OMB hearings to be considered
- Request to review Facebook Guidelines provided in tonight’s agenda
- Some organizations do not permit comments because of trolls. To be considered for GCA.
- Evaluate after some period of time to measure value for effort.
- Glebe Report moving to Facebook presence – could review plans with them.
- GCA laptop that is no longer being used provided to Web Master to evaluate usefulness.
Motion: for adjournment
Tim Hore moved. Catherine McKenna seconded.