Thursday, July 2, 2009

Minutes of Regular Meeting, May 27, 2009

Chairperson: Lila Wood

Recorder: Miriam Smith

Call to Order: 7:08 pm in the Lounge of the Parish Hall, Holy Trinity Cathedral, with 21 people in attendance.

Directors Present: Andrew Boyd, Judy Ross, Miriam Smith, Jonathan Story, Lila Wood.

Guests: Dave Jobson, Developer; Eric Westerberg, City Planner.

Guest Speaker: Dave Jobson spoke on proposed redevelopment of the Telford Block, 10th Street and Royal Avenue, and the relocation of a house from the uptown area to the adjacent lot on Royal Avenue.

Guest Speaker: Eric Westerberg updated us on various city issues. The Telford Block, the Fraser River Discovery Centre, the new Hyack Square, as well as the redevelopment of the St. Mary’s Hospital site as
An elementary school. A lively question and answer period followed.

Committee Reports

Homeless Coalition: No report. Lila reported on plans for the Holbrook Block, formerly the 660 Pub, on Columbia Street. The top two floors are being renovated to be used as a shelter for women and children. At present this is only for two or three years. The city and developers are working together to try to make the location a permanent shelter.

Traffic Committee: Updates on traffic calming in Queensborough as well as a presentation on the 2009 transportation work programme. This is to be posted on our web site.

Community Policing: Last meeting did not have a quorum therefore consisted of a roundtable discussion of neighbourhood issues and concerns.

Farmer’s Market: Opens Thursday, June 25th. A fundraiser is to be held June 11th at Brooklyn Tap and Grill, tickets $20 each.

Hyack Square Committee: Reopens Saturday, June 20, with a special programme and trolley tours. Friday night musical entertainment is planned from June 26 to August 28.

Business: Barbeque planning – our grant has been received! Special events this year will highlight the 150th birthday of New Westminster. Planning meeting is scheduled for June 3rd, 6:00 pm in the Queen Building.

New Business: Correspondence received re neighbourhood quiet time. Motion carried that this be sent to City Hall.

Next Meeting: Community Barbecue and Street Festival, July 30, 2009. AGM September 23, 2009.

Adjourned: 8:40 pm.

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