Summary: Minutes of the FOSS Steering Committee Meeting
October 28, 2014
7:00 PM LAMP, ROOM 302, 185 5th Street, Etobicoke
- Jorge Ture, the new park supervisor, has agreed to allow FOSS to repair two benches in addition to the two that the Lakeshore Yacht Club previously repaired.
- FOSS’ president will congratulate Mark Grimes on his re-election.
- FOSS plans to complete a Park Friends Group Survey.
- FOSS has submitted a letter and an accompanying map advocating that CSS Park be designated an Environmentally Significant Area (ESA). The Steering Committee has added two additional areas complete with a list of wildlife found therein.
- FOSS has asked a prominent local birder to investigate the feasibility of CSS Park’s being designated an Important Birding Area (IBA).
- Members of the Lakeshore Yacht Club (LSYC) regularly maintain park facilities as part of a good neighbour policy.
- FOSS advocates a Monarch butterfly/pollinator garden near the site of the viewing platform. TRCA will assist with plants, but will not provide a second sign. The field with numerous swallow boxes (north of the marina) has been named “Swallow Field”.
- FOSS discussed the status of the Men’s Picnic Shelter with the park’s supervisor and was informed that the city has no funds for repairs. Instead, FOSS was provided with a fundraising guide prepared by the city. FOSS will seek possible grants for this project.
- Excessive Grass Cutting: FOSS’ president will meet with Park Supervisor Ture in the spring to outline the areas that need not be cut. FOSS will supply a map of the areas of concern.
- An action plan is required to cope with the daytime parking problem in the south parking lot.
- “Humber College Welcome Centre” informational meeting –Monday, November 4- Room A170- 7-8:30 p.m. 3199 Lakeshore Blvd. West. FOSS has several environmental concerns.
- “Toronto Official Plan” Informational meeting Thursday, November 27, Etobicoke Civic Centre. 6:30-9 p.m.