Association Communautaire


Community Association


Minutes of meeting held January 27, 2003 (8:07 p.m.)


Attendees: Phil McNeely, Herb Kreling, Ted Macias, David Villeneuve, Jacques Devertevil, Eric Tousignant, Marc Cappelli, Zybina Richards, George Blake, Brenda Spearman.


Regrets: Paul Pelletier, Don Pottier





The agenda was changed to add one item on the Neighborhood Watch Program. The agenda was then accepted on a motion by Marc Cappelli and seconded by David Villeneuve.


The minutes were approved on a motion by David Villeneuve and seconded by Brenda Spearman.


The Treasurer's report was deferred to the February Meeting. .

Neighborhood Watch Program

Jacques Devertevil made a presentation on the Neighborhood Watch program. If the FCA is interested in establishing a program, there are volunteers who would be interested in patrolling the community and hand out cards. The neighborhood watch group will also provide information sessions and presentations. Jacques pointed out that areas with this program have significantly less crime in the USA (statistics not available in Canada). Marc Cappelli will pursue re-establishing a program with Jacques.



        Arts facility funding has been established.

        Petrie Island funding is established.

        Proposals for ice surfaces are in.

        No increase in taxes this year.

        Assessments are up but the increase should have the same value for tax dollars.

        Widening of Innes will take place between 2003 and 2004.

        An environmental study will be starting to look at the Inner Ring Road project through the South end.

        There are discussions around a sale of Hydro One.

        The Cumberland Ward Community Builders Award Night will take place on February 22 at the R.J. Kennedy Memorial Centre, 1115 Dunning Road.



        The Police Services Neighborhood Watch programs are up and running.

        The public meeting room is available to the Community at the new Police Station.

        Corporate communications is an item, which needs to be improved upon in order to relay accurate information to the Community.

        The City has changed numerous bylaws into 12 City bylaws.

        The Bylaw regarding the smoking ban was supported by 75% of the are constituents.

        Traffic issues on Charlemagne and both entrances onto Princess Louise are being looked at.

Petrie Island

David Villeneuve has communicated a financial report for the Trillium grant to Petrie Island.

Canada Day

The first planning meeting will take place in February. George Blake received a $ 3,000.00 cheque for a Canada Day grant from the City.

Rink Report

Paul provided this report:

        Things are going very well.

        It took a while to find someone for Maple Ridge but that got solved Jan 3.

        Each rink took about a week to go from nothing to base ice to skate-able by

the public.

        Gardenway took longer though because we had the valve snap twice in a row (the second time a Friday night just before the weekend) and lost 5 days flooding. Fallingbrook's pipes froze last week but Denis Guertin form the city was in the next day to fix the leaky valve.

        All rinks have very good ice now and city staff has sent a couple of emails

indicating we have got the best they have seen here in years.

        We are accommodating five regular 1-hour reservations (mostly minor hockey) in total and have booked the Guides for Feb 3.

        We were hoping to put a pleasure rink on the Maple Ridge tennis courts, but that was turned down last week.

        So pleasure rink creation has started now right beside the hockey rink. Until now they have had signage that 1 to 3 on weekends was for pleasure skating only.

        They also have re-instituted the old idea of kid's 8 and under hockey for an hour a week.

        Public seems quite happy and are also giving lots of compliments. Paul is very pleased with the dedication of the three managers - they have been terrific!

        Paul has looked at the sign proposal Marc got from a vendor but the total for

3 was over $2,000. Paul feels we can get by with cheaper laminated ones

From Home Depot.


The deadline for newsletter submissions will be Feb. 27th. The newsletter will go out in early March.

Open Discussion

The Cumberland Community Resource Centre gave us a plaque and their thanks for the FCA contribution.

Corporate Returns: Every year we get the Corporate returns forms sent to a past President,

(Sean Crossins) from 1995. We keep sending corrections to the Ministry however the changes are never made. David Villeneuve has completed the forms and has sent them to the appropriate person at the Ministry. A package of the corrections has also been provided to the President and the Secretary for future reference.

Volunteer Awards Evening will be on April 26th. Please start looking for recipients.

A winter event for the Community was suggested.


Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. Next meeting Monday, February 17, 2003 at 8:00p.m, the Ray Friel Centre Meeting Room.


Minutes prepared by Brenda Spearman