Association Communautaire


Community Association


Minutes of meeting held 17 February 2003


Attendees: Zybina Richards, Don Pottier, David Villeneuve, George Blake, Councillor Herb Kreling






The previous minutes as submitted by Brenda were accepted (David and Don moved).


Don has e-mailed the current financial reports.  He received the city’s second rink grant installment.

Treasurer's report was accepted on a motion by Don and seconded by David.



·         Diane Stuemer is gravely ill, is not expected to survive.  See below.

·         Final issue of the Communiqué will be mailed this week.

·         City is examining its office space.  They will concentrate on 3 buildings: Laurier Avenue, Nepean City Hall (Ben Franklin Place) and Cumberland Town Hall.  They are also looking at the land surrounding the Cumberland Town Hall for other public facilities, e.g. arts center, Kiwanis play structure.

·         Public-Private Partnership process narrowed down to 2 east end submissions: Serco and Ellis Don.  Serco is thinking of 2 more rinks at Ray Friel site.  City may offer industrial land SW of Innes and Tenth Line for the rinks.  The AACP bid for the Carine Wilson facility had no financial backing, and so was dropped.

·         Official plan public meetings next week, also OC Transpo consultations.

Diane Stuemer

Motion by Don, seconded by David: The FCA will donate $100 to each of Diane’s 2 charities in the event of her death.  David will make arrangements.  Zybina is drafting a letter.

Petrie/Website / Canada Day

David passed on the Trillium Foundation plaque to the Friends of Petrie Island.

David added a link to the police information on Neighbourhood Watch on our web site.

Next Canada Day meeting 24 Feb.

Rink Report

Zybina mentioned that she received very positive comments from Mark McGee of the city concerning the quality of Fallingbrook’s rink surfaces.  Everyone commented that Paul Pelletier has done a marvelous job.


Don suggested that we wait until after the volunteer awards evening for the next newsletter.  Given that the Communique will cease publication, he will ask the councilors to each write a half-page article. He will also look for local columnists to fill the void in local information.


George has resigned from the badminton club.  The club is over capacity and does not accept new members.  It needs more gym space.

Volunteer Awards

Awards evening 26 April.  George and David are the nominating committee.  Zybina will invite dignitaries, will ask Fred Sherwin to  advertise for nominations.


Meeting adjourned at 9:16p.m. (59 minute meeting!)

 Next meeting Monday, March 17, 2003 at 8:00p.m.  at the Ray Friel Centre Meeting Room.


Minutes prepared by David Villeneuve