More than 80 Glens residents listened with interest to this year AGM presentations. Councillor David Chernushenko, Chair, Environment and Climate Control Committee, brought yet unreleased fresh from the presses Final Urban Forest Management Plan entitled Putting Down Roots for the Future. The plan stresses importance of all trees and mentioning that large trees require special considerations. Councillor Chernushenko presented some of the recommendations acknowledging many concerns received from our community. Of interest to the Glens are Heritage Tree By-law, incentives for tree conservation and neighbourhood stewardship. Improving the effectiveness of the Urban Tree Conservation By-law is long overdue. Glens also expressed interest in working closely with the city on this initiative. Steve Willis, General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development touched on many infill related issues and the possibility of obtaining heritage landscape designation that would protect our rapidly vanishing white pines. Supervisor representing By-Law & Regulatory Enforcement Services explained how the by-law works and what to expect. Constable Sherry Jordan, Community Police mentioned her limited involvement in the community traffic issues and strongly suggested reporting any issues. Finally our Councillor Keith Egli reviewed past and current issues and concerns. The most discussion centered on the newly released Merivale Grade Separation study especially costs, the need and community impact.
As usual event ended with prizes donated by local residents, businesses and the city.
Over 100 residents attended and listen to the presentations from Councillor Keith Egli, Jeremy Doherty, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Jasmin Isabelle, Deputy City Treasurer, Corporate Finance and Constable Sherry Jordan, Community Police. Glens social affairs were discussed by Nicole, Patricia and Stephen. Residents were encouraged to participate and help organize this year picnic in Pineglen Park and larger event celebrating Canada 150’s birthday in 2017. Many questions were asked, few laughters exchanged. Glens are welcoming a new board with new ideas and fresh energy. Councillor Keith Egli presented Glens President Agnes Warda with the Ward 9 Volunteer pin for her special contributions to ward 9 and the community. Many residents won special door prizes donated by businesses and few of our residents. Special thanks to: Edward Jones (Brian Kelly, Coldwell Bankers Realty (Sue Briard), Ramada, Country Place, UB Nail Spa and other donors who wish to be anonymous.
Meeting was attended by the Fire Department: Philip Muggleton, Deputy Chief, Communication Standards, Education, Planning, Safety & Innovation and Assistant Division Chief, Prevention John Gillissie. Hydro Ottawa was represented by Wray Munro and Rob Cameron. Timothy Murray represented Community Police. Councillor Keith Egli presented our resident Marilyn Booth with the Ward 9 Volunteer pin for her special contributions to enrich Glens community.