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CPCA Executive Meeting

Jul 26, 2014

CPCA-July-15-2014-meeting-minutes

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Location: 1465 Baseline Rd., Suite 603
Time: 7:15PM

Minutes

In Attendance: Marjorie Shaver-Jones, Bert Rupert, Mike Sims, Dave Hunter, Steve Wilson,Jennifer Bougie (guest)
Regrets: Brad White, Steve Livingstone, Rob Edwards

Bert provided an agenda for the meeting.
Bert tabled a motion to accept the minutes from June’s meeting.
Marjorie seconded.
Approved by all.

Presidents Report – Regarding truck traffic on Maitland Avenue. Bert contacted Nancy Cairns at City Hall who in turn directed Bert to Constable Sue Wright of the Ottawa Police. Constable Wright is our community police rep and she can be reached at 613/236-1222 xt’n. 2179 .

Treasure’s Report – Treasurer (Brad White) not in attendance. Bert to contact Brad to get an update.

Next AGM & Membership Drive – Invitation sent to Rick Chiarelli (our City Councillor) to speak at AGM.Mr.Chiarelli may have a conflict regarding mandatory campaign black out period prior Municipal Election. Answer to conflict question remains unanswered.

City representative(s) invited to speak on future plans for Merivale Road north & south as well as Baseline Road (transit etc.). (- action Marjorie). City representative, Carol Ruddy, accepted invitation to speak at our AGM on the Merivale Road and Merivale Triangle subjects. City representative invited to speak on the Transit Corridor subject said ‘no, won’t participate’.

Invitation sent to City Forestry rep, Jason Pollard, to speak on the status of the Emerald Ash Borer. No reply yet. Steve to follow up.

Company of Fools Theater night will be used as opportunity to promote CPCA membership and advertise AGM. CPCA board members (Mike & Steve) will ‘man’ a table (provided by Jenn Bougie) with membership literature etc.

Fools are providing 5 minutes to CPCA board prior to performance to speak on the subject. Mike has volunteered to speak.

Status of advertisement for neighborhood survey positions and Event Planner TBD. Dave to contact Rob on the subject.

Mike spoke briefly with our old postman, Gord, on the subject of the survey task just to let him know it was in the works.

Web Site – option of restricting web site access to CPCA members was discussed. Dave suggested it would be a simple task but did not believe the content, at the moment, justified the move.

Dave reported on web site activity. 360 e-mails sent out, 30 bounced back. Site had 170 visits but only 90 were opened.

In an effort to enhance the site more community content will be added. Dave & Jenn will collaborate on the content. Such subjects as sport activities, day care facilities etc. to be added. Mike offered to look at the day care component since he has information readily available.

CPCA Banner – Proposal to invite vendors to submit a banner design was discussed. Dave suggested that vendors would probably be unwilling to provide a free design due to the likelihood of the client going elsewhere with the project.

Dave asked the Board for approval to approach a graphic designer, at an approximate cost of $50, to refine signage layout so that it would be appropriately sized to be read at a distance.  This was approved along with the banner purchase (2 units) for about $150.00 lot.

New Business – A discussion about our lack of a community building was raised. Jenn suggested we might want to investigate the installation of a ‘Field House’ type building. It is a structure similar to the portable units used by schools.

Marjorie offered to look into this proposal since she has a familiarity with what the qualification criteria is.
Councillor Chiarelli will be contacted by Marjorie.
Suggested site at the moment is in Copeland Park on Navaho between Erindale and Woodside Drive.

Next meeting: scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1465 Baseline, Suite 603 (Marjorie’s abode).

Adjourned

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Seeking Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers

Jul 17, 2014

Neighbourhood Watch Information Sheet

What is it?

Neighbourhood Watch is a program to help neighbours watch out for neighbours.

It aims to get citizens involved in discouraging and preventing crime at the local level. The ultimate success of Neighbourhood Watch depends largely on a commitment to cooperate between area residents and the police – and more importantly, between residents themselves.

How does it work?

The program combats crime in the most effective way – before it starts – by reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.

The program thrives on mutual aid. Your neighbours know who you are, what type of car you drive, and may be the first to notice a suspicious person at your door or window. A police officer patrolling your community may not recognize a stranger in your yard – but your neighbour will.

By simply getting to know the neighbours around you, you’ll be well positioned to recognize someone or something that’s suspicious.

Neighbourhood Watch encourages participation in crime prevention. As part of the program, you can learn:
– how to make your home less inviting as a target for thieves
– how to participate in Operation Identification, an engraving program to mark your valuables and
– how to recognize and report suspicious activity in your neighbourhood

How do I get involved in Neighbourhood Watch?

Getting involved is easy and free.

To start a Neighbourhood Watch in the Copeland Park area, contact :
Cst. Sue Wright at the Greenbank Police Centre
613-236-1222 ext 2179
WrightSE@ottawapolice.ca
.

Your Community Police Centre can provide you with more detailed information basic start-up assistance and resources.

Learn more about the program and neighbourhood safety.
Visit Neighbourhood Watch on the web at ottawapolice.ca.

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Ottawa Police Report – Theft

Jul 17, 2014

Crime Alert

Issue:

Within the past 12 days there have been 4 reported thefts from vehicles in the Copeland Park area. All incidents occurred between July 4 2014 and July 12, 2014. Suspect(s) entered and rummaged through the vehicles. Targeted property appears to be money, wallets, identification cards and jewelry.

One complainant reported that many more people have been victimized but have not reported the incidents to police. It is important that all incidents are reported to police to give us an accurate picture of what is happening in a community. To file a report people can call 613-236-1222 ext 7300 or go on line at www.ottawapolice.ca

Suspects information:

No suspect information available.

What can you do – Safety Tips:

  • Always close windows and lock doors
  • Don’t leave personal identification, vehicle registration or insurance certificates or credit cards in your vehicle
  • Remove valuables and shopping bags from view. This includes loose change and electronic devices
  • Never leave your car, house key or garage door opener in your vehicle.
  • If you have a garage use it and make sure the garage AND vehicle are locked.
  • Park in well lit areas with pedestrian traffic.
  • Consider in-stalling anti-theft devices.

CONTACT:

Cst Sue Wright
Greenbank Community Police Center
245 Greenbank Rd
Ottawa, Ontario
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 2179
wrightse@Ottawapolice.ca

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CPCA Executive Meeting

Jul 15, 2014

Copeland Park Community Alliance Executive Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Location: 1465 Baseline Rd., Suite 603
Time: 7:15PM

Minutes

In Attendance: Marjorie Shaver-Jones, Bert Rupert, Mike Sims, Rob Edwards, Steve Wilson
Regrets: Brad White, Steve Livingstone, Dave Hunter

Bert tabled an agenda for the meeting.

Marjorie tabled a motion to accept the minutes from May’s meeting.
Mike seconded.
Approved by all.

Next AGM & membership drive:
Marjorie paid for the hall rental and insurance for same (St.Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, 940 Rex Ave.)
Volunteers needed to assist at AGM. Two will be recruited from Marjorie’s building. Steve’s wife, Dorothy, will also be recruited (done).
Invitation to be sent to Rick Chiarelli (our City Councillor) to speak at AGM (- action Marjorie).
Potential conflict for Mr. Chiarelli due to pending Municipal Election.

City representative(s) to be invited to speak on future plans for Merivale Road north & south as well as Baseline Road (transit etc.). (- action Marjorie).

City Forestry rep will also be invited to speak on the status of the Emerald Ash Borer (- action Steve).

Miscellaneous:
Banner pricing received by Dave and circulated to board members via e-mail. Pricing judged as ‘good’. Banner format and content discussed. It was decided to invite banner supplier to submit a design proposal and board would assess. We may need to hire a design shop if submission judged as ineffective.
Banner locations still somewhat under discussion.

CPCA membership table to be setup in Greenlawn Park during Company of Fools theater presentation.
Staffing TBD. Rob suggested that we might ask Fools if they could somehow incorporate a few adlib lines into the play to address our membership drive.

Rob to ask Dave to create an advertisement on the CPCA web site for two positions. One position would be for 1 or 2 people to survey residents regarding CPCA membership. Mike is to ask or old post man, Gord, if he might be interested in the job since we want to focus our efforts on Copeland Park West and he lives in that area.
The second position is for a volunteer to operate as an Event Planner. The job would involve the investigation and possible arranging of such activities as golf tournaments, CHIP program, garage sale, theatre in the park, etc.

Web-site – Some discussion around whether we should restrict access to registered members. Have a members and non-members access area. No decision made.

Financial: FCA membership $30.00 (Marjorie re-elected to FCA Board).
Hall rental (St. Basil’s) $100.00
Hall insurance $?

Next Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1465 Baseline, Suite 603 (Marjorie’s abode).

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The RCMP Sunset Ceremony

Jun 25, 2014

The RCMP Sunset Ceremony will be taking place June 25-29 from 7pm – 8:30pm at the RCMP stables located at 1 Sandridge Road.

There’s something for everyone:

  • The world famous Musical Ride
  • Equestrian Abilities Show
  • Mounted Arms Display
  • RCMP/Ottawa Police Service Pipes and Drums and Dancers
  • Central Band of the Canadian Forces
  • Rescue dogs from the Ottawa Valley Search & Rescue Dog Association
  • KIDS Zone that will include the DND kids’ obstacle course, petting zoo, face painting and much more.

*If show is canceled due to weather, information will be provided by 5 p.m. on the RCMP website and social media.

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All-Candidates Meeting for Ottawa West

Jun 4, 2014

Ottawa West-Nepean
04 June ​,2014​

An All-Candidates Meeting for Ottawa West – Nepean will be held at the Dr. F.J.McDonald Catholic Elementary School at 2860 Ahearn Avenue on June 5th, starting at 7:00 p.m.

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6:30 to allow time for written questions to be submitted.

Candidates Bob Chiarelli (Liberal), Alex Cullen (NDP), Randall Denley (Conservative), and Alex Hill (Green) have accepted the invitation from the Britannia Village Community Association, the Lincoln Heights-Parkway Community Association, the Queensway Terrace North Community Association, and the Belltown Neighbourhood Association to speak at the meeting.

This is the first all-candidates meeting for the closely-watched riding, and may be the only opportunity for voters to hear the candidates respond face-to-face to questions from the public on the issues in this election.

Please direct any questions to Cathleen Kneen, Britannia Village: cathleen@ramshorn.ca, phone 613-828-6047.

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