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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Annual General Meeting Recap

Hi everyone,

We had a terrific turnout at CCQLD's 2010 Annual General Meeting on Jan. 20. Thanks to everyone who came out, and a big thanks to Birchcliff Bluffs United Church for allowing us to use their space.

The main order of business was to elect the Board of Directors for this year. Members elected to the board were: Mark Brender, Karen Direkze, Reg James, Sneva Lee, Wilf Longley, Mark Nahorniak, Joanne Smith.

We also updated the membership on a pending environmental report that we have commissioned from AIMS Consulting. The report will i) give an independent evaluation of a study done by the city on the environmental condition of city-owned lands on the Quarry site; and ii) review historical environmental documents obtained by CCQLD through an Access to Information request of the Ministry of the Environment relating to the environmental condition on privately held land on the Quarry site. We should have the AIMS report within six to eight weeks.

Following AGM business, Councilor Brian Ashton gave a terrific powerpoint presentation with some historical background followed by his take on where things stand today. We'll post the presentation here soon. Thanks again to Brian for his ongoing advocacy and involvement.

On the Ontario Municipal Board front, there is a hearing scheduled for Feb. 16 regarding GCD's rezoning application to reduce minimum unit size requirements. It is likely there will be a meeting of the Special Committee before then. As always, we'll keep you posted.

If you haven't renewed your membership for 2010, please do so by sending a $10 cheque made out to 'Concerned Citizens of Quarry Lands Development' to 63 Woodland Park Road, Scarborough, ON, M1N 2X5. If you haven't been a member before, please consider joining our organization and making your voice heard. The more members we have, the greater our credibility before the OMB, City Council and in ongoing conversations with all parties. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Thanks as well to Webmaster Heidi for the great new website blog format. Please make use of it to post comments, questions, feedback, etc.

Speak to you soon,


Heidi said...

Congratulations on making your first blog post, Mark!