Meeting Minutes ~ Wed. May 6, 2015


Village BIA Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 – 6pm

Ashburnham Ale House


Board Members:

Karen Munro, Vice-Chairperson – Kawartha Credit Union

Jenn Rowles, Secretary / Treasurer – Enticing Cakes Inc.

Dave Russell, Director-at-Large – FireHouse Gourmet

Susan Neale, Director-at-Large - Peterborough Museum & Archives


Anna Russell – Firehouse Gourmet

Tori & Bill Kelcey – Kelcey’s Nutrition

City Council Representative:

Keith Riel

1) Approval Of Agenda

Motion to approve agenda: Dave Russell

Seconded by: Susan Neale

2) Approval of Minutes - VBIA Meeting 2014 AGM

Minutes were approved without addendum or omissions.

Motion to approve minutes: Susan Neale

Seconded by: Karen Munro

3) New Business

New Chairperson – Nomination was made as follows:

Chairperson: Doug Shier, Sullivan’s Pharmacy

Vote to approve the Board Member as nominated.

All in favour: All

Any against: None

Peterborough Food Bank Donation ($200)

Motion to approve Donation: Dave Russell

Seconded by: Tori Kelcey

Website / Branding

Motion to approve a Website / Branding Creation: Anna Russell

Seconded by: Susan Neale

  • Susan Neale to check with Tourism Board for Linking with Website with Tourism Board

4) Report from Councillor Keith Riel

- Work will be commencing in May for Park at Burnham and Hunter Street East

- The Tennis Courts at Quaker will be receiving funding to retain its use, as a joint effort with Kawartha Credit Union and the City of Peterborough

- Ashburnham Drive rejuvenation is expected to span over the course of 2 years

2015 Phase will be from Maria Street to Marsdale Drive

2016 Phase will be from Lansdowne Street to Marsdale Drive

- Beavermead Park will be receiving improved Amenities to prompted Camping which along with the Canoe Museum should drive new visitors to East City

- The Raised Trail at the end of Burnham Street is still closed until CP Rail and the City of Peterborough can sort through location issues

- The Bridge Trail will be closed for 1 month for concrete removal / correction in the month of July – which will not have additional costs to the City of Peterborough

5) Landscaping / Beautification


Planting will commence on May 31st, 2015 – Watering from then until the City of Peterborough takes over in June will be completed by Melanie Durcott..

Tree Removal / Replacement Schedule

Both Agenda items will be address by Keith Riel with the appropriate departments within City of Peterborough

Mac’s / Shell Garden

Motion to approve a the VBIA undertaking to have the garden maintained which has been estimated at $300 : Anna Russell

Seconded by: Karen Munro

  • Secretary / Treasurer to write a letter confirming consent of Property Owner

6) Other Business

- New Garbage Can Schedule

- Keith Riel to check with the appropriate departments within City of Peterborough and coordinate with Susan Neale

- SnowFest Feedback

- Recommended having a VBIA Representative at planning meeting (August)

7) Set Date for Next Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vote to approve the next Meeting date.

All in favour: All

Any against: None

8) Adjournment

Motion to Adjourn: Dave Russell

Seconded by: Karen Munro

Meeting was adjourned at 6:44pm

Signature of Approval [Vice-Chairperson]

Signature of Approval [Secretary / Treasurer]


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