Association Communautaire


Community Association


Minutes of meeting held April 30, 2001 (8:15 p.m.)


Attendees: Marc Cappelli, Herb Kreling, Don Pottier, Zybina Richards, Ted Macias, Paul Pelltier,

David Villeneuve, Brenda Spearman






The Agenda was accepted on a motion by Brenda Spearman and seconded by Marc Cappelli.


Acceptance ofMinutes from March 19, 2001 after correction made to Ted Macias last name. Motion made by David Villeneuve and seconded by Don Pottier.


Don Pottier provided the Budget for the fiscal year 2001- 2002. (Attached)The treasurerís report was approved on a motion by Don Pottier and seconded by David Villeneuve. The budget will be presented to the Annual General meeting for approval.

Councillor Kreling

Herb outlined the following report:

         The city is looking at a zero tax increase in budget.Some areas may have a problem with market assessment due to market fluctuations.

         The new City is still working on the tax policy.

         The no smoking bylaw was passed. The vast majority of calls to Herb were in favor of the new bylaw.

         Herb indicated the challenge was now there for residents to support the new bylaw by supporting those businesses effected by the new law.

         The City is looking at Bilingual status for the new Ottawa.

         $50,000.00 was recommended by development studies for a Petrie Island study.

         Trim road is slated to be realigned, and set further east between St. Joseph and Waters.

         Consultation for the capital Budget will be held onMay 3, 2001 at the satellite office.



Don reported that the newsletter was complete and would be distributed by the end of the week in the ad bags. Another means of possible distribution of the newsletter was considered for the Canada Day flier, scheduled for the end of June.


Rink Report

No report was provided.The committee recommended, a formal year-end report be asked for by the President in advance of the AGM.

FCA Website

No report was provided.David has made some recent updates. Ted indicated that minutes and the agendas on the web site are a year out of date.The committee asked David to update the website.Ted has volunteered to act in a back-up capacity to assist David.

Petrie Island

Getting ready to operate picnic area and beach for summer.

May hire part time supervisors.Home Depot will build a picnic shelter

(10x10 feet only, no building permit required).There will be an

interpretive program run by volunteer naturalists.Phil is working on

funding for a beach study.FOPI will incorporate, using our Bylaw 1 as a

model.They too were discouraged by the Trillium Foundation grant process.


David made a motion that "The FCA contribute $500 to the Friends

of Petrie Island to support the 2001 summer operation of the beach and

picnic area. Motion was seconded by Brenda and then carried.


Canada Day

Next Canada Day meeting is Thursday May 17.Herb has arranged to have the

Chez Mobile towing fee waived, saving us about $650.Herb and Phil -- any

word on whether the City of Ottawa will have a blanket insurance policy for

all its groups?


Open Discussion

Garage Sale Saturday May 12.Marc and Zybina agreed to put up the signs.David has agreed to take them down.

AGM is Tuesday May 15, 2001 at 8:00pm at Ray Friel



Meeting adjourned at 10:07 p.m.


Prepared by Brenda Spearman