Monday, October 25, 2010

Minutes of Annual General Meeting, September 22, 2010

MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE DOWNTOWN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
September 22, 2010

CALL TO ORDER: 7:15 PM, in the Parish Hall, Holy Trinity Cathedral, 7 persons in attendance.

Quorum – 21% of paid-up members. Five paid up members present, therefore a quorum.

M/S/C - Approval of Agenda, September 2009 AGM Minutes, as distributed.

ROLL CALL OF DIRECTORS: PRESENT – Judy Ross, Barbara Elliott, Paul Goodrick, Jonathan Story, and Lila Wood.

CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT : As distributed, copy attached.

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS FOR 2010-2011: Carolyn Armanini, City Representative, conducting.

There being no new nominations for Directors, it was moved, seconded , carried THAT the seven current Directors: Judy Ross, Barbara Elliott, Paul Goodrick, Jonathan Story, Andrew Boyd, Miriam Smith, and Lila Wood be considered elected for the 2010-2011 term and that they retain their current Directors’ Positions and Committee Representations.

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AND THE REGULAR MEETING PROCEEDED.

SPEAKER: Kristian Davis, Supervisor, Solid Waste and Recycling Branch, Engineering Operations, for the City of New Westminster.

Davis demonstrated the Green Cone recycling container and explained how it worked and how it could turn food and plant waste into a clean, odorless liquid. The Engineering Department has a number of these Green Cones available for residents to try and report back to the Department on how they are working. The Green Cones are installed in a sunny area of the garden, the base in a pit where the liquid is disbursed from the cone, the Green Cone proper placed on top. The cones are about four feet tall, fairly attractive and unobtrusive when placed in the garden near shrubs and greenery. Members who are interested in testing the Green Cones are asked to contact Kristian Davis at Engineering Operations, 604-526-4591 or kdavis@newwestcity.ca . There is no charge for the Green Cones used in this pilot project.

NOVEMBER MEETING: DISCUSSION RE SPEAKERS – We will invite Ken Hardie of Translink to speak at our November meeting to inform us about plans for the new Pattullo Bridge, location, access and exit lanes, the planned move from downtown of the Translink Police and office to Sapperton, and Skytrain service extensions to Langley and the Evergreen Line to Coquitlam.

Next Meeting: November 24, 2010.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.

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