GACA Board Meeting – June 14, 2023

Glebe Annex Community Association (GACA)
Board Meeting – Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Present: Avery Steinberg, Carrie Bolton, David Perkins, Shelby, Joanne Benoit, Marni Crossley, Ryan Hampel, Scott Templeton, Sue Stefko, Zita Eriole, Jonathan McLeod, Assistant, Office of Councillor Shawn Menard, Capital Ward

1. Call to Order and Approval of Agenda

The meeting commenced at 7:03 p.m.

2. Approval of the Agenda

The agenda was approved.

3. Minutes from April 12th Meeting

The minutes were approved.

4. Business Arising from our last meeting


5. GACA –  Introduction and welcome of all attendees

New and returning board introduced themselves and discussed why they joined GACA and want to be involved.
2023-24 GACA Board and Executive Positions
  • President –   Laurent
  • Vice President –  Sue
  • Secretary –  Marni (tech assistant David)
  • Treasurer – Scott
  • Safety – Ryan Hampel lead, Joanne will assist
  • Parks and Green space –  vacant
  • New Ottawa Hospital – Marni
  • Public Transportation  – Joanne will join, and help out with Bronson group
  • Bronson Group Transportation – DLRA –  Laurent is a possibility, depending on meeting schedules, sue will also work
  • Event Planning –  Shelby will join the group
  • General Board Members will be:
    • Joanne
    • Avery
    • Carrrie
    • David
    • Ryan
    • Shelley
    • Zita

6. Councillor’s Office Report – Jon

  • Bronson 417 – highway will be closed Thursday, July 14th, reopening on Monday July 17
  • Bronson between chamberlain and Bronson will be closed for several
  • Reconstruction of Bronson – Barbara from the DLRA is leading a group on this
    • pushing to get the work going, at least the design work,
    • The city will not commit any budget to this before 2026
    • Hoping to get the design completed by 2024, and construction to begin in 2028 but this is not uncertain.

7. Yoga in the Park  – Gabrilelle

  • Someone is willing to instruct Yoga in the Park – on July 22nd,
  • Cost:   $100.00 Honarium for instructor was  approved
  • We will poster, Gabrielle will do social media
  • This will be a free event like our others

8. GACA 10th anniversary party – Avery

  • Monkey Rock, will be the draw for children (Cost approximately $220.)
  • We will have hotdogs, refreshments, chips, and sweets
  • A budget of $550.00 was approved for this event, we will reach out for sponsorship again

9. General Update – Sue

  • The Centretown Communication Association reached out to and invited us to participate in a working group on the detour of Queen Elizabeth drive and Colonel By Drive  This is as part of the 417  bridges project.
    • they have sent us information – and they have asked us if we want to participate,  This project is to take place in 2028, they are quite concerned because it it s a 90 week detour.  It is outside out of our boundaries but still will have an impact.  If anyone is interested in part of the working group let Sue know.
    • The councillor’s office will keep us updated.
  • Meeting Date – We will stay with the second Wednesday of the month and zoom for now.

10. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

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