Minutes of meeting

held on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.

at the

Community Centre


Present : Kay Tod; (Vice-Chair/Secretary - member-at-large); Gilbert Lane (Councillor - Ryerson); Eleanor Sled-Kurrle (BARSEC); Denise Sherritt (NDO MNDM); Andrew Busch (EDC Powassan); Catharine Mayne (NECO); Jeff Johnston (Councillor –Kearney); Kelly Early (EDC, Whitestone); Cliff Reeds (Mayo - Kearney); Ron Begin (FedNor); Carol Adamthwaite, (KWEF); Merv Mulligan (Councillor - McMurrich/Monteith); Sadie Fetterley (Councillor -Kearney);

Regrets : Chair Christina Golding (Councillor-Powassan) Barb Groves (Mayor – Chisholm) Jeff Buell (Bluesky.net); Denise Eckert (Community Updates); David Stewart (AH Ontario Inc)


1. Meeting called to order by Vice-Chair Kay Tod @ 10:05 a.m.


2. No declarations of pecuniary interest


3. Deputations : None.


4. Adoption of Minutes


Moved by Sled -Kurrle and seconded by Johnston that the minutes of the meeting held July 20, 2006 be accepted. Motion carried


5. Reports from Community and Resource Partners

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines .


5.2 NECO


5.3 FedNor


5.4 Bluesky.net


5.5   Women’s Own Resource Centre . Not present


5.6   Municipality of Chisholm Not present


5.7   Burk's Falls/Armour/Ryerson Special Events Committee


5.8 Almaguin Highlands Business After Hours (AHBAH)


5.9 Powassan Observatory Committee


5.10 Municipality of Whitestone BR&E Program .


5.11 E conomic Development in the Municipality of Powassan


5.12 Almaguin Marketing Proposal


5.13 Almaguin Highlands Bed and Breakfast Association. (AHB&B). No report


5.14 Kearney Watershed Environment Foundation/2008 Centennial Project .


Jeff Johnston introduced the new Kearney CAO, Twyla Nicholson. On behalf of AHED, Jeff also thanked the Seniors group who donated the scrumptious tea biscuits, fruit, jams, tea and coffee .


5.15 Community Updates Directory


5.16 South Almaguin E. D. Committee (formerly BF/A/R Economic Development Group )


5.17 Almaguin Highlands Ontario Inc.

6. Correspondence

7. Unfinished Business


8. In-Camera


9. Other Business/Community Reports .

9.1 McMurrich Monteith report

9.2 Magnetawan report


10. Adjournment and next meeting

Moved by Sled-Kurrle the meeting adjourn at 12:00 a.m. Carried.


Next meeting : Dunchurch Community Centre

Date September 21, 2006 Time: 10:00 a.m.

Directions: Take Highway # 124 and drive west towards Parry Sound. (Dunchurch is about ½ hour
west of Hwy 11)




________________________       ______________________

Christine Golding, Chair                     Kay Tod, Secretary

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