|| IDRA 2007 ANNUAL MEETING
INVERHURON DISTRICT RATEPAYERS ANNUAL MEETING
Was held on August 4, 2007 at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre.
Call to order at 10:10 A.M.
Executive in attendance
Phil Hebert President/ Secretary
Donna Irvine Treasurer
Gordon Barr Vice President
Dennis Threndyle Director
Eugene Bourgeois Director
Alicia Noakes Director
Paul Dekker Director
President Phil Hebert addressed the audience. The positive working relationship with OPG, Bruce Power and the Municipal Council was pointed out. Phil stressed that the attendance of guests representing those groups was testament to our ability to work together.
1. On a motion by Stuart Neely, seconded by Christine Feaver the Minutes of the 2006 annual meeting were accepted as written. Carried
2. On a motion from Donna Irvine seconded by Stuart Neely the financial report for 2006-2007 was accepted with the addition of a GIC in the amount of $1500.00 in the reserve fund. carried
3 There being no addition to the slate of directors and no objection to any one standing for office the slate of directors was acclaimed into office for 2008.
Phil Hebert ,Donna Irvine ,Gordon Barr, Eugene Bourgeois , Dennis Threndyle ,
Alicia Noakes , Paul Dekker
4 Director Dennis Threndyle reported on the presentation made to the council with respect to the connecting road to Mystic Cove. He spoke as well about the on going traffic studies going on in Inverhuron.
5 Deputy Mayor Laura Haight headed up a large group of Kincardine Council members in attendance, including, Randy Roppel, Gordon Campbell, Marsha Leggett and Ken Craig. Laura Haight spoke about flooding in the area and indicated that a consultants report was being reviewed and that one solution would be a municipal drain. It was indicated that the cost would be shared with the owners affected. This was not a well received report.
The deputy mayor spoke about Mystic Cove, the road link and the Kincardine trails project. She also spoke about the change to the Municipal Plan which was required by the province in order to have all plans in the area coordinated. In those changes there were no changes with a significant impact on Inverhuron.
6 OPP-Cst. Ken Roppel spoke about the increased presence in the Inverhuron area to enforce speed limits. Many tickets have been issued with some positive results. Cst Roppel acknowledged the need for members to conduct foot patrols on the beach and he indicated that officers do so as often as possible.
Cst. Ken Roppel also noted that fires on the beach would be investigated and he indicated that they often involve under age drinking and driving under the influence so the police are anxious to stop them before they become a problem. Residents were encouraged to call the OPP.
7 Chris Tomsett from the Ministry of natural resources reported on the use of the Provincial Park. Once again the park has experienced high use and has plans to improve facilities and nature trails money permitting. Chris pointed out that the fencing being put up on the Eastern boundary is designed to keep motorized vehicles out not the residents of Inverhuron. There will be places where pedestrians can enter.
8 Linda Bowers made a presentation on the Bruce County Crime Stoppers. Linda outlined how the system works and their many successes. The crime stoppers program is not meant to be a crime reporting system but rather an alternate method of doing so for those who feel they can not risk calling the Police directly.
9 Marie Wilson spoke on behalf of OPG. She gave a quick resume of all the work done so far on the deep ground intermediate waste repository. Much of the work still remains to be done but the scientific results so far have been what the scientists predicted. Several questions about the rock composition were answered in very professional way but in layman's terms so all could understand.
10 Megan Biggs and Frank Saunders spoke on behalf of Bruce Power. Several questions were asked and answered about the alarm testing. It was noted by several people that the alarm was not intrusive and could easily be missed depending on what one was doing. Frank Saunders pointed out that an emergency would produce many levels of response, increased levels of sirens and the use of police and emergency measures people to make sure everyone gets the message.
11 Brad Kirkconnell spoke to the audience about the Kincardine trails project. He confirmed that the trail will be located on the marine access through Mystic Cove and that they are looking at existing roads to connect the trail to the Provincial Park.
12 Betty Lamont displayed two new plants that residents should be on the look out for. She also solicited input into a display board for advertisers at the corner of Bruce road # 15 and Victoria St.
13 As a result of comments by Chris Tomsett regarding signs directing people to the park a motion was placed on the floor by Larry Duwyn and seconded by Christine Feaver that the IDRA ask the Provincial Ministry to direct traffic off Bruce county 15 at the B line. That would eliminate most trailer traffic from Victoria St. Carried.
14 Director Eugene Bourgeois gave the assembly an update on the lighting problem. It appears that the city council has not yet come up with a solution. Eugene intends to continue his discussion with them until a resolution is found.
16 Meeting adjourned at 1230 pm