Wednesday, November 2, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm
St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church
(lower level meeting room)
940 Rex Avenue
(entrance to parking lot: east off Maitland Avenue, north of the Queensway)
(Items in bold print call for a motion and vote)
1. Call to Order
2. President’s Report
3. Treasurer’s Report
4. Greenlawn Park Update (Rink & Tennis Court)
Dave Madden & Jamie Mason
5. Traffic Update
Jamie Mason & Dave Madden
6. Ottawa Mountain Biking Association proposal for neighbouring Carlington Park
David Marchand-Smith, OMBA
Erika Kiss & Linda Landry, Friends of Carlington Park
7. Election of Officers for CPCA’s 2017 Board of Directors
8. College Ward Update Councillor Rick Chiarelli
9. Open Forum for Other Community Business
Your membership with the Copeland Park Community Alliance (CPCA) expires with this AGM. We count on membership funds to operate your community association.
Please renew your household membership, by paying the $10 annual fee.
The Carlington Bike Park
On Wednesday September 28, City Council approved a partnership with the Ottawa Mountain Biking Association (OMBA) for installation of a mountain bike pump track and skills area in neighbouring Carlington Park. The park is currently used by many Copeland Park residents, for a variety of other purposes.
While the OMBA’s application was for a multi-phase bike park, the City approved only the first phase of the project. Many questions remain unanswered about the current and future phases.
During the Council Meeting, Councillors Wilkinson, Chernushenko, and El Chantiry spoke in favour of a relationship with the OMBA. Councillors Egli, Chiarelli, Fleury, Quadri, and Brockington questioned various elements of the proposal. Staff from Parks & Recreation, and Planning & Growth Management provided answers that did not fully address all the concerns. When the Mayor called the vote, only Councillors Chiarelli and Egli voted against the motion.
While recognizing the health benefits for those who participate in mountain biking, your President has been working with the Friends of Carlington Park, to identify common issues and concerns that may affect Copeland Park: increased vehicles (traffic & parking) on Clyde
and Castle Hill, signage requirements, conflicting priorities between mountain bikers
and other users (dog walkers, people walking and jogging, other recreational bikers,
and various naturalists such as bird watchers).
Come to the meeting for more information about this initiative…
The community association needs fresh voices. You live here, and enjoy the benefits of being part of this neighborhood. Please consider taking a turn at serving on your community association’s board of directors. These few volunteer hours are sure to enrich your life and offer an enjoyable learning experience.
For more information, call Marjorie Shaver-Jones at 613 228-5258.
Please renew your household membership, by paying the $10 annual fee, in-person at the AGM, online at our web-site (www.copelandpark.ca)