Present: Rod MacLean, Nilay Ertemur, Steve
Anderson, Tom Lowrey, Heidi Brault, Charles
Gregoire, Sue Jones, Jianhong Xu.
Regrets: Kul Kapoor, Maureen Taylor, Ursula
Grave, Scott Coleman, Elisabeth McCarthy,
Judy Lees, Roman Srutek, David DowningRod welcomed everyone.
1. The minutes for the October 5th meeting
were accepted as circulated
2. President’s Update: The 19-23 Bachman
Terrace proposal to again severe the Northern
half of 19 Bachman raised a question as to
whether the matter of possible contaminated
soil was properly checked with a thorough
records search and a complete visual inspection
of the property – the advice of Peter Vice, QC
is that the investigation was what it should have
been since no record was found and no
indication on contamination soil was seen
by a professional engineer. To request a
review by the OMB we would need evidence
that the original decision was outside the OMB
jurisdiction, violated natural justice, made an
error in fact or law, received false or misleading
evidence or should consider new evidence
not available at original hearing and also
submit our request within 30 days of the
original written decision. Tom Lowrey
proposed that KHCA ask Jack McLaren, MPP
to request Minister of Municipal Affairs
and Housing the Honourable to review and
correct the OMB decision on the 19-23
Bachman Terrace proposal
For the moment the City is searching for
private funding to support refugees from
Syria; tiles for Community Mailboxes on
Belleview-Vanstone streets await a decision
by the new government; more frequent
daylight service on bus route # 96 is available.
Note: make not emergency reports to the Ottawa Police at613-236-1222 ext 7300
3. Street safety: Sewell Way diversion to be checked by City staff and hedges at the corner of Pickford Drive and Belleview Drive
4. Irwin Gate Park needs secure and private port-a-potty during soccer season and upgraded facilities need to be added to the train and station in the children’s play area.
5. New minimum parking policy for the inner urban area is based on the facts that 7% of all Ottawa households do not own a vehicle and estimated 23% of Ottawa-Gatineau households spend over 50% of income on housing and a vehicle. This means that few households will need parking but it also means that transit service has become an essential service.
6. Why was the investigation suspended? This concerns the incident was a 9:20 am on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 collision at Hazeldean and Huntmar Roads sending a constable and resident to hospital with serious injuries suspended
7. KHCA should promote having dog owners to pick up and properly discard dog feces.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm Next Meeting: Monday, December 7, 2015