Present: Barbara Brown (chair), Catherine Read, Anna Cuylitis, Maura Giuliani (minutes)
Regrets: Helen Lynn, Christine Franklin, Fran Mowbray
- Agenda approval
- Minutes approval
Minutes approved with changes (in *items 6 and 8)
- Snow Mole Audit
Positive elements: public response, postering, staff input, OSCAR coverage was excellent, with the Snow Mole audit on the front page
Possible improvements: posters could have been out earlier, format of questionnaire unsatisfactory (needs more specificity) – Maura to take a whack at it, recognizing that it belongs to Council on Aging
Next Audit: Tuesday, 12 February, 10 am at the Firehall.
Advertising: Committee members will get posters up a week ahead, staff will update. Anna will do a report for the next OSCAR. Those who participated in the January audit will get an email about the February audit.
Councillor/rep invitation: Shaw Menard & Miles Krauter will be invited to next audit.
- Hiring of HS Student
Anna met with Sophie Milner last week and has spoken to Christie re protocols around working with a student. Christy will be away for the next few weeks and has delegated this to Sara, her deputy, whom Anna will consult re protocols, contracting, liabilities, etc. We could ask Sophie for suggestions to improve our website content and use of social media. Anna will draw up terms of reference.
- Pot Lucks and Social Connections
There was a wide-ranging discussion of this, with an acknowledgment that local pot lucks are and have been happening independently in many OOS neighborhoods. Catherine will collect info about variations on this theme and could perhaps work up a future article for OSCAR.
- SWOOS column in OSCAR
February and March – reports on Snow Mole project
April – map of Bank Street showing benches, bus stops, toilets, gardens, etc.
- SWOOS info hub
- Updates on Housing, Impact Hours …
We will continue to monitor these issues
- Next Meeting
27 February 2019, 7-9 pm at Firehall.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm