Association Communautaire


Community Association


Minutes of meeting held January 19, 2004 (8:10 p.m.)


Attendees: Don Pottier, Ted Macias, Brenda Spearman, Zybina Richards, Marc Cappelli, Eric Tousignant, Herb Kreling, Paul Pelletier, David Villeneuve, Suzanne Sanford, Louise Lapense, Deborah Belfie, Jean Lemay.


Regrets: George Blake and Penny Greenwood




The agenda was accepted with one addition on a motion by Marc, seconded by David and carried.


The minutes were accepted on a motion from Brenda and seconded by Don.

Lemay Homes Development

Jean Lemay made a presentation of the proposed new housing development going into the land site formerly owned by the Salvation Army. The land area is accessed at Valin, between Varennes and Portebello. The town homes proposed for the site will range from 1100 to 1300 square feet with an estimated market value of between $180,000 to $190, 000.

Treasurers Report

Don provided the Treasurers report. There is no significant change from the last report. Quark Express has been purchased as well as purchases for the Christmas social. The Treasurers report was accepted on a motion made by Don and seconded by Paul.

Counselor Krelingís



        Budget deliberations are being introduced.

        Copies of the Budget workbook and guidelines report were handed out.

        March 24th is the target date for Council deliberations in order to have a budget.

        The week prior there was an open consultation on the budget process.

        The consultation group (100 people) voted 51% for a 6% budget increase.

        The grants for Community events and fairs are from Corporate Services.

        David inquired as to where the Cumberland Museum fits it: The museum takes a half of the Community Museum Budget at $300,000/year. There are 4 Community Museums in total.

        David inquired if the past model of using Community volunteers could be used? Herb indicated that the City might be looking at that.

Arts Center

        The Counselors in this area have looked at the land around the old Cumberland City Hall. This could be a 3P model to allow for multilevel parking for the Arts Center.


        The teams have agreed on a draft agreement. The process has slowed down a bit as a result of higher interest rates as well as the President retiring. Herb feels the process will continue.




Report as provided by Louise Lapense

        Louise passed out some planning overview information.

        Behind McDonalds there will be a gas bar and car wash.

        Bank of Montreal will be built behind McDonalds

        Loblaws will be going in on Innes across from Prestwick.

        Innes Road widening will be from Mer Bleu to west of Frank Kenny.

        Wal-Mart will be going in on Innes close to Mer Bleu close to Mr. Gas.

        Jan. 26th is the deadline for the Budget workbook.


Don is using the new software on his home computer. The plan is to pursue a Trillium grant for a lap top computer. The next newsletter will be out at the end of February. Don will be including the City Budget deliberations. Don made a motion for the FCA to pay for the cost ($350.00) of a weekend workshop offered by Algonquin College on the Quark Express Software. The motion was seconded by David and carried.


Mark and Sandra Rioux will manage Maple Ridge. Rodd Foley will manage Fallingbrook. Tim Desprey will manage Gardenway. The water valve at Gardenway needs to be refitted with a new and stronger valve. The rink hours are 5:00pm to 9:00pm on the weekday and 1:00pm to 9:00pm on the weekends. Maple Ridge hours will be the same Monday to Thursday. Friday 5:00pm to 10:30pm, Saturday 11:00am to 10:30pm and Sunday 12:00pm to 10:00pm.

Each rink will have at least 3 rink attendants. Paul indicated that rinks would probably stay open during extreme cold weather advisories. When the weather is too warm the rinks will be closed.

Neighborhood Watch

Marcís street, Rougemont is very involved. If you are interested in a specific topic, the police department may be able to provide information. The next meeting is scheduled on Feb. 4 at 7:30 PM at the Ottawa East Police Station at Tenth Line.

Open Discussion

We were invited to participate in the Winter Festival at the Roy Hobbs Seniors Club. There was not enough interest to put in a team.


Meeting adjourned at 10:05pm

Next meeting will on Monday February 16, 2004 at Ray Friel


Minutes prepared by Brenda Spearman