Friends of Carp Hills AGM sees founding member step down

CARP – The June 9 Friends of the Carp Hills (FCH) annual general meeting saw a founding member step down and two new members join the board.

In the style of COVID-19, the AGM was held virtually with attendees participating remotely from their laptops.

“Seventeen members participated and elected two new board members – Rudi Aksim and Marc Savard,” board chair Janet Mason released in a statement today (July 14). “Rudi has been a longtime supporter of the group and takes on the membership coordinator role from Anne Wong.  Marc has also contributed over the years by lending his carpentry skills to our many meters of boardwalks and bridges.”

Founding member Greg LeBlanc stepped down from the board on the conclusion of his second term.  

“We would like to thank Greg for his vision, leadership, and perspectives on many issues,” Mason said. “Carp and the Carp Hills are a better place because of Greg.”

During the meeting the FCH board provided some updates on planned trail work and committed to holding some member-only events.

“Members asked questions about the garbage beside the trailhead, parking congestion, and about ATVs using the snowmobile trail,” Mason said. “The FCH board took actions to look into the garbage and parking issues.”

The West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association will be installing two gates on the snowmobile trail in the next 30 days. There will be a gate at each end of the trail section that lies on the Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) property, which is located in the middle of the trail that runs from March Road to the Holland Hill road allowance.  DUC provided the unding for the gates.