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					Corporation of the Town of Huntsville

Huntsville Heritage Committee
Meeting held on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the Huntsville Civic Centre, Council Chambers _______________________________________________________________________________ Chair: Members: Councillor John Davis Wayne Baker W. A. Beatty, Councillor Lucille Frith, Huntsville Train Station Representative David Johns Patrick Mason Brian Thompson, Councillor Det Schumacher Tim Doyle, Muskoka Marine Museum Tricia Markle, Friends of Muskoka Pioneer Village David Johns Greg Reuvekamp David Topps, Huntsville/Lake of Bays Rail Society Representative Dianne Conwath, Deputy Clerk Brian Crozier, Director of Community Services Teri Souter, Manager of Culture, Heritage and Programming

Absent:

Staff:

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CONVENE Moved by W.A. Beatty IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT: Committee at 6:01 p.m. we do now convene as the Huntsville Heritage Carried. HER19-09

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ADOPTION OF AGENDA Moved by W.A. Beatty IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT: the Huntsville Heritage Committee Agenda dated Wednesday, September 9, 2009 be adopted as printed and circulated. Carried. HER20-09

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DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Nil –

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MINUTES The Minutes of July 8, 2009 were received for information.

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INTRODUCTION Chair Davis introduced Mr. Patrick Mason, who will be representing Natural and Built Heritage.

Huntsville Heritage Committee Meeting – September 9, 2009 6. BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES a) Placement of Heritage Plaques – Port Sydney Park at the Falls

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Brian Crozier said the bases for the plaques are being installed tomorrow with the plaques being mounted next week. After discussion, it was the consensus of the Committee to have the official unveiling of the heritage plaques in conjunction with the Port Sydney Annual Turkey Dinner on October 3rd prior to the commencement of the dinner festivities. Mr. Crozier also noted that the River Mill Park plaques will be installed sometime this week and next. b) Baker Photographs – Electronic Format Cost

Member Baker said that no date has been set as to when the electronic photographs will be up and running. Chair Davis asked Mr. Baker if he needed any assistance in sorting and scanning the approximate 800 photographs as the Committee would be willing to assist. Discussions took place regarding:      assembling the photographs into separate categories i.e. logging, the Tannery, tourism, sports; displaying the photographs on a 17 inch moveable screen; advertising the display by showing part of the collection in the Algonquin Theatre during different venues; the use of identifying captions under the pictures; the enhancement of this display will make to the Captain Hunt exhibit.

Member Mason offered to provide assistance to Members Baker and Johns. c) Heritage Books Reprint Update

Teri Souter advised that:    the Request for Proposal had gone out; the Request for Proposal closes on September 11th; some email enquiries had been received.

Chair Davis said that the main heading on the Request for Proposal was incorrect noting it referred to “printing” the books and within the RFP, which is correct, refers to “publishing and selling” the books. Chair Davis highlighted the four books that the Committee is interested in putting into a collection as part of the gifts for the G8. Chair Davis said that he had a long conversation with Robert Boyer and Elspeth Hogg related to the project. A discussion took place regarding the freshening up of the artwork on the book covers.

Huntsville Heritage Committee Meeting – September 9, 2009 d) Hamlet Signage Update

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Councillor Thompson said that Public Works Staff are now in a position to be able to install the signs but required assistance in the site location for the placement of the signs. Discussions took place on the following:    due to the amount of work involved to permanently secure the posts and signs whether or not this should be handled in-house or be contracted out; determining the proper location for the placement of the signs; the amount of vandalism that has taken place on the current signs and the immediate replacement of these signs.

Brian Crozier said that the missing signs need to be reinstalled, as well the next set of signs for Beatrice, Novar and Grassmere are ready to be installed. Mr. Crozier said that the Town is behind in the proposed timeframe for this project. e) Heritage Note Card Update

Chair Davis said he had taken a set of the ink print picture heritage note cards to Aben Graphics to obtain an estimate of costs to have the note cards replicated. Chair Davis presented the two quotes to the Committee. (Schedule “A” and “B” attached) A discussion took place and Committee decided that the quotation for 6000 note cards with envelopes, unassembled would best meet the Town’s needs with respect to marketing and distribution for Christmas and the G8. Member Frith volunteered to look after the folding, packaging and distribution of the note cards. After discussion it was the consensus of the Committee that a package of 6 note cards be sold for $10.00/set. Moved by Brian Thompson IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT: the Huntsville Heritage Committee purchase 6000 Heritage Huntsville Note Cards from Aben Graphics at a cost of $1,165.00 plus taxes; AND FURTHER THAT: the funds be taken from monies already requested for printing from Reserves; AND FURTHER THAT: all proceeds from the sales of the note cards to be returned to the Reserve Fund. Carried. 7. REPORTS a) Huntsville Train Station Society HER21-09

Member Lucille Frith highlighted the following:    the Baggage Room doors have been replaced; the Funding Application to purchase a Baggage Car was denied; but they are applying through FedNor for a grant; the severe amount of damage sustained to the Train Station due to a sewage spill in May and flooding during one of the major rain events this summer;

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she is meeting with Brian Crozier, Steve Keeley and Ted Maurer related to the rain event as to how and why the flooding occurred and to put together a proposal with costs to eliminate any future flooding.

Member Johns enquired as to the outcome of the proposed pedestrian walkway across the tracks. Member Frith said that CN objected to this type of pedestrian walkway, at grade level, but there is still the option of a bridge over the tracks but that this design comes with a large price tag. b) Muskoka Marine Museum

- Nil c) d) Friends of Muskoka Pioneer Village Nil – Huntsville/Lake of Bays Railway Society

- Nil 8. NEW BUSINESS a) Report CHP-2009-01 – Creative Communities Prosperity Fund Teri Souter highlighted, in detail, Report CHP-2009-01 (Schedule “C” attached). Ms. Souter said that the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund will help communities tap into the culture sector’s creativity to generate new economic growth, job creation and help municipalities develop culture as a key part of their economic development strategies. Ms. Souter noted funding would enable the development of a Culture Plan which would be part of the Town of Huntsville’s Strategic Plan and would compliment the social/cultural aspects of the Town of Huntsville’s Green Plan. Discussions took place regarding the:     due date of the application – October 15, 2009; inclusion of sports which has played a big part in the historic and ongoing culture of Huntsville; the Culture Plan being an addendum to the Strategic Plan; logging playing an intricate part in the culture of Huntsville. HER22-09

Moved by Det Schumacher IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT: Report Reference No. CHP-2009-01 prepared by Teri Souter, Manager of Culture, Heritage and Programming, dated September 9, 2009, regarding the “Creative Communities Prosperity Fund”, be received; AND FURTHER THAT: Committee recommends to Council that Staff be directed to undertake the Municipal Cultural Planning Process and apply to the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund. Carried.

Huntsville Heritage Committee Meeting – September 9, 2009 b) Built and Culture Heritage Award - Muskoka Heritage Foundation

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Teri Souter said the Built and Cultural Heritage Committee of the Muskoka Heritage Foundation nominated Muskoka Heritage Place to be the award recipient in the Government/Commercial Category recognizing 50 years of built and cultural heritage. The Award presentation will take place at the Muskoka Heritage Foundation Annual General Meeting on October 3, 2009. c) Photo Design – The Brunel Locks Plaques Teri Souter distributed to the Committee, for information, a photo design of the plaques to be installed at the Brunel Locks. (Schedule “D” attached) d) Coming Events Brian Crozier noted two upcoming events:  September 12th & 13th the Dispro Boat Owners Club will be at Hidden Valley Resort with a planned excursion of approximately 60 boats going through the Brunel Locks at 9:45 a.m. with the excursion going down the Muskoka River and returning later in the day from Mary Lake. September 19th – Annual Antique Car Show in River Mill Park as well as on Main Street from Brunel Road to Centre Street.

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e) Clock Tower Brian Crozier provided an update on the repairs to the Clock Tower. 9. ADJOURNMENT Moved by Det Schumacher IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT: we do now adjourn at 7:35 p.m. to meet again on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the Huntsville Civic Centre, Council Chambers. Carried. HER23-09

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Huntsville Heritage Committee Meeting – September 9, 2009 Corporation of the Town of Huntsville Huntsville Heritage Committee

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Meeting held on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the Huntsville Civic Centre, Council Chambers _______________________________________________________________________________ RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Heritage Note Cards Printing Moved by Brian Thompson IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT: the Huntsville Heritage Committee purchase 6000 Heritage Huntsville Note Cards from Aben Graphics at a cost of $1,165.00 plus taxes; AND FURTHER THAT: the funds be taken from monies already requested for printing from Reserves; AND FURTHER THAT: all proceeds from the sales of the note cards to be returned to the Reserve Fund. Carried. 2. Report CHP-2009-01 – Creative Communities Prosperity Fund Moved by Det Schumacher IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT: Report Reference No. CHP-2009-01 prepared by Teri Souter, Manager of Culture, Heritage and Programming, dated September 9, 2009, regarding the “Creative Communities Prosperity Fund”, be received; AND FURTHER THAT: Staff be directed to undertake the Municipal Cultural Planning Process and apply to the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund. Carried. HER22-09 HER21-09


				
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