Friends Meeting #6

The sixth committee meeting for the revitalization of Roxton Road Parks took place on December 1, 2011. Selected notes from the meeting follow; see PDF below for a complete summary.

Attendees: Marco, Susan, Danielle, Melana, Jill, Daniel, and Matt, with special guests Dave Harvey and Jutta Mason

Funds available

  • Marco confirmed $100,000 from Park Levies (condo development on College Street) and $130,000 from Capital (for field house, washroom, stairs etc).
  • 486 Shaw street (former Church and School) is also being developed Marco will check what park levies might be coming through that development project.
  • 2013 capital funds (for items with 20 year life minimum) could be used for walkways, washrooms, steps.
  • Marco confirmed amount we have to work with is between $230,000 to $300,000.
  • City would appoint an architect using some of the $230,000 (may not be a good use of funds?)

Other news

  • Fred Hamilton wading pool may be closed, or replaced by a splash pad
  • Relatives of Fred Hamilton have donated 2 benches in his honour
  • Bocce court will be repaired summer 2012

Community engagement

  • Gathering info and feedback from community: Seaton village did a survey of residents to get a sense of their priorities; residents wanted solutions that were local or Canadian.
  • Still looking for people for steering committee.
  • If we are still interested in input from Garrison Creek group, contact Bernd Baldus.
  • Call City number 311 for complaints about anything including location of garbage bins, broken benches etc.

Click for a PDF of the Meeting 6 Summary