//SVRA Meeting Highlights March 10/10

SVRA Meeting Highlights March 10/10

Seaton Village Residents Associations

March 10, 2010

Attending:  C.Scott-Dixon, chair, J. MacCallum, C. Mollins, M.Choi, M. Fram,

Guests: P.King (Annex Gleaner)


-Report back on park renewal:

City will develop a time line using a fast track hiring process, committee will finalize a high level design brief, AGM will be used for consultation prior to hiring design team. There was discussion about the basis for hiring consultant – if lowest bidder, based on design cost or construction cost? And also, concern that if lowest bidder, how to get consultant we want.  These 2 questions to be clarified with city.

There was discussion about the topic of the consultation and the need for a facilitator.  It was suggested as a possible approach to invite the short list firms to make a short presentation on their vision of the park, based on the design brief and the initial submission to the city. There would be opportunity for questions and then for community to indicate its preferences for elements that had been presented.

-AGM: date to be coordinated with councilors office (Joan to contact Dale); work with councillor to book Palmerston school

-Mayoral debate :

It was agreed to pursue this with neighbouring  communities.

-Social committee:

It was agreed to put the possible formation of a social committee on the agenda of the AGM

Suggested events-pumpkin patch, family day skate, possible fireworks event in the park  and a fourth adult focus event

-Website: Mimi will work with Chris on website