Thank you to everyone who attended the Montgomery Place Community Association Annual General Meeting on October 2. Thank you to Shane Carter, our City Community Consultant, who chaired the meeting.
Under business arising from the previous year’s meeting, it was noted that the roof on the Rec Building was still not repaired. The City is looking to the MPCA to pay for the work, while the MPCA has declared it to be a City property that should be repaired through City funds.
Barb Biddle gave her President’s Report, noting many points, including that the neighbourhood Local Area Plan is nearing completion. MPCA representatives have been working closely with City planners to ensure that future land use reflects our community roots and heritage. The National Historic Site plaque was installed in Montgomery Park in June 2018. A Community Watch page was implemented on the MPCA Facebook site.
MPCA Treasurer, Larry Chapman, gave the Financial Report.
A MPCA Bylaw Committee was formed that included Barb Biddle, Jim McAllister, Pat Lorje, Fred Ozirney and Connie Bailey. Connie and Fred recapped definitions: MPCA Articles of Incorporation state who we are and are dictated by the Non-Profit Act. Bylaws tell what we do and are established by the MPCA Board and members. MPCA Policies and Procedures give details of operation and how we do what we do.
Articles of Incorporation were changed so that the boundaries of Montgomery Place included the homes south of the new 11th Street Bypass. Also, two membership classes were rolled into one. Proposed bylaw changes prompted a discussion about the inclusion of the Past President as an Ex-Officio member of the Board. This was put forward as an amendment to the motion and passed. See bylaws at www.montgomeryplace.ca/mpca-bylaws .
The meeting moved to elections. All positions were passed by acclamation, returning the incumbents, except for Secretary and Social Events Director. Pat Lorje takes over as Secretary for the 2018-19 year, with appreciation to Doug Siemens who had been in that position previously. Trish Schmidt did not run for re-election as Social Events Director. The position was filled by Amanda Roslinsky. Thanks were offered to Trish and Amanda. Thanks were also extended to Lalena Simon who stepped down as St. Dominic School Liaison. That position remains vacant. Members-at-Large for the upcoming year are Doug Siemens, Gwen Will and Margie Tucker.
As the meeting ended, City of Saskatoon Councillor Hilary Gough commented “The work of the Montgomery Place CA is phenomenal, with active and engaged residents.”