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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

KHCA MINUTES Sept 8, 2014

Present: Rod MacLean, Simon Dupuis, Maria Friis, Andrea Clark, M. Barker, Sarah Bowie, Harjit. Hothi, J. Desrochers, Janice Cross, Duane Avery, Brad Schoenherr.       Regrets: Allan Hubley, Marc Labrèche, Kul Kapoor, Maureen Taylor
Rod welcomed everyone                                                                                                                                                Minutes of the June 2, 2014 KHCA meeting were approved as circulated                                          Maria Friis of Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre outlined “Creating a City for All, Municipal Elections Oct 2014” which the WOCRC is promoting increased the voter turnout from low income areas for the Oct 27 municipal elections. 
President’s Update:    KHCA is supporting a Telephone Contact Group will telephone Katimavik Hazeldean seniors at least one a month;      The Association Membership Drive is underway;                                                                                                                                           Zoning changes allow up to 9 storey buildings on Hazeldean Road and to 30 storey buildings on the North side of 417 have been approved by City Council.  KHCA is concerned that impact of high buildings on residents already on the South side of Hwy 417 be recognized.  An application by TEGA Homes to permit 23 townhouses on Bachman Terrace was refused by the City.  May be Tega Homes will modify the density of the project to fit in with existing homes on Bachman;                                                                                                                                              Fall Park Clean Up between  Sept 15 – Oct 15, 2014 is in process;       Buckthorn pull and tree replacement at Young’s Pond Park will be arranged. Buckthorn shrub is an invasive weed which will choke small trees.;                                                                                                                                       NOTE: Super loud noise complaints should be directed to By-law Enforcement including overnight snow removal in parking lot noise;     Concerns remain for location of  Community Mailboxes for Bylot Court & Bernier Terrace;      If you have a Mosquitoes problem - Contact Health Duty Desk at 613-580-6744 please have KHCA follow up;     If  misbehavior involves repetition,  provide the details to Ottawa Police Service at 613-236-1222 ext 7300  so the police can determine patterns.   Please ask for their tracking number and pass it on to KHCA;      Katimavik Hazeldean Grand Yard Sale on June 7 had registration of just 20 homes yet there were over 40 more participating in the sale;   Kanata Empress Chartwell “Pork ‘n’ Corn” Block Party took place on August 9;       Residents were invited to contribute to the ‘Stitching Our Social Safety Net’, organized by Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch in July;  Laura Dubois owner-manager Laura’s Your Independent Grocer received City Builder Award this June and celebrated in middle of  July;                                                                                                                            KHCA website www.khca.on.ca:  Older Adult services at  Kanata Client Service Centre: Main level, 580 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata;  KIDS DAY KANATA, October 4th 2014, Kanata Leisure Centre 12 noon to 3pm, Chiropractic Drs Erin McLaughlin & Pierre Paradis are coordinators
Treasurer reports there is $50 in the operating fund.                                                                                             
Simon Dupuis made an excellent presentation on the status of the Confederation Line Project LRT Phase One.         The City is building LRT facilities on the bus Transitway and having a tunnel dug under Queen Street and Rideau Street because it cannot increase the number of busses per hour on streets through downtown.  
On Roundabouts, Councillor Hubley is not interested in replacing street lights at Tamblyn-McCurdy with a roundabout.   The survey of Katimavik Hazeldean residents received a grand total 45 replies: sixteen support a roundabout, twenty-two oppose one and seven are concerned about cost.  
KHCA was asked to see whether the City would reestablish a fire pit in Kanata’s Walter Baker Park, since there is a fire pit in Stittsville’s Village Square Park.
Adjournment at 8:35 pm      Next Meeting:   Monday,   October 6, 2014