News & Events
For the past 25 years, residents in Copeland Park and part of the Bel-Air community have been represented by the Copeland Park Community Alliance (CPCA). Over the years, the CPCA achieved a great deal in preserving the character and quality of our neighbourhood – often through advocacy to prevent the negative impacts of commercial developments, traffic flow issues at Clyde/Baseline and protecting Maitland’s status as a non-truck route. We have also successfully promoted the development of better Park facilities and persuaded the City to act to resolve water and sewer issues, as well as sponsoring events that brought community members together.
Increased pressure for intensification and infilling across the City, major commercial developments planned in the Clyde/Merivale/Baseline triangle, perennial traffic issues, and school closures are just some of the matters that will likely have a negative impact on our community in the foreseeable future.
The need for a strong and vigilant Association to represent, defend and promote our Community’s best interests will continue.
Unfortunately, our current Northwestern boundary artificially separates Copeland Park from a large portion of the Bel-Air community, even though those residents share many of our challenges and concerns. We have long acknowledged that the part of Copeland Park west of Maitland needs to be “drawn into” the organization. We have had little membership from that side, and no representation on the Board for many years. Clearly those people have not seen themselves as part of the current organization. We need to change the game, to give them a sense of belonging.
These factors have led your Executive to conclude that now is the time to strengthen our Association to face new challenges. We believe we need to take a number of actions to accomplish this:
Broaden the boundaries of our Community Association to include all of Copeland Park and all of Bel-Air – this would move the original northwestern boundary from Agincourt Road to the NCC bike path, thus making a more natural and recognizable boundary. The number of households (currently 1600) within the Association would double, with a consequent increase in our ability to influence events.
Recognize the fact that Agincourt Road and School would be at the center of our newly defined Community and make it clearer to residents who the Association serves.
Re-brand the Association to provide a better image of what kind of Community we are.
Promote more resident involvement and paid-up membership through high profile events.
Improve communications between the Executive and residents and between residents by re-designing the Association Web site to include Community Chat, Events calendar, Local services, and much more + using the email addresses of subscribing residents to more cheaply, efficiently and regularly provide updates on issues and events.
This is a Work-in-Progress, and, before moving further, we want get feedback, ideas, and, hopefully, approval from members at the November 22nd, 2011 AGM to proceed.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 pm
St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church
(lower level meeting room)
940 Rex Avenue, Ottawa http://www.stbasilsparish.ca
(entrance to parking lot: east off Maitland Avenue, north of the Queensway)
(Items in bold print call for a vote)
1. Call to Order
2. President’s Report – Bert Rupert
3. Treasurer’s Report – Brad White
4. Tribute/Thanks to Kathy Yach & Hi Carswell, for extended years of community service.
5. Community Survey Report – Mike Sims
6. CPCA Expansion Proposal & Discussion – Bert Rupert
The Board asks for authorization to explore expansion of the CPCA’s geographic boundaries, to include the area bounded by Baseline Road to the south, Clyde Avenue to the east, and the NCC bike path to the north and west.
7. Election of Officers for CPCA’s 2012 Board of Directors
8. College Ward Update, including news of the Merivale Triangle development. – Councillor Rick Chiarelli
9. Other Business
Your membership with the Copeland Park Community Alliance expires with this Annual General Meeting.
Please ensure that we have the resources needed to operate your community association. Renew your membership, by paying the $10 annual fee. You may do this at the AGM, or by delivering the form printed on the back of the AGM flyer (with your cash or cheque) to:
– 1060 Cameo Drive, or
– 1465 Baseline Road, Suite 603 (Ring number 210), or
– 1285 Woodside Drive.
This community board needs fresh voices. Some of the current executive members have served for long periods of time. You live here, and you enjoy the benefits of being part of this neighbourhood. Please consider taking a turn at serving on your community board of directors. These few volunteer hours each month are sure to be a learning experience you’ll treasure.
If you would like more information on these positions or ways in which you might help the executive, please contact:
Steve Wilson, 613 224-3314.
The City of Ottawa’s 2011 budget included funding for additional Adult Crossing Guard locations throughout the City. The intersections of Maitland Avenue with Erindale Drive and Glenmount Avenue met the necessary criteria, and so an Adult Crossing Guard was located there at the start of the new school year. Thank you, neighbourhood parent, Matti Edwards, for successfully campaigning for this need within our community.
The City of Ottawa uses a warrant/ranking method to evaluate the requirement for Adult Crossing Guards at all requested locations, based on site conditions, collision history, both vehicular and pedestrian volumes, vehicle speeds and the respective abilities of the users at the proposed crossing location. With sufficient criteria, an Adult Crossing Guard can be installed in three different types of locations – a Multi-Way Stop Intersection, a Traffic Control Signalized Intersection, or a Mid-Block Crossing location.
In our case – an intersection with Traffic Control Signals – it is the presence of conflicts between the pedestrians and motorists while the pedestrians are attempting to cross the street, which appears to have given us the required rating. The system requires the presence of two or more conflicts during the time period reviewed. Conflicts are defined as, when a pedestrian or motorist has to take evasive action to avoid a potential collision. Another trigger requires that more than ten percent of the pedestrian traffic has to yield the right-of-way to turning traffic while crossing during a pedestrian walking phase.
The data collection and warrant analysis is done specifically for the time associated with the bell times of the applicable school. Agincourt Road Public School has bell times of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. so the review covered the morning time period of 8:00 – 8:40 a.m. and the afternoon dismissal time of 2:50 – 3:30 p.m.
The City of Ottawa is offering a Traffic Safety Outreach Program, which is a brief but informative seminar that educates elementary school children, as pedestrians and cyclists, about pedestrian and cycling safety, particularly with regard to crossing the street, recognizing traffic signs, adult crossing guards and school safety patrollers (when they exist).Read More
Copeland Park Community Alliance’s
2009 / 2010
When: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 (7:00 – 9:00 PM)
Where: St. Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church 2112 Bel-Air Drive
Election of Officers for Copeland Park Community Alliance
Update/Next Steps discussion on the former Laurentian High School Site (Smart Centres)
Update and discussion on the CJOH property that has been sold.
We are inviting Councillor Rick Chiarelli to come too.
This community Board needs fresh voices. Many of the current executive have served for exceptionally long periods of time. You live here, and you enjoy the benefits of being part of this neighborhood. Please consider taking a turn at serving on your community board of directors. These few volunteer hours each month are sure to be a learning experience you’ll treasure.
If you would like more information on these, or other, positions of the executive, please contact Kathy Yach at 613-224-6835.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 17th.
Laurentian HS Site Rezoning Update
CPCA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORTING PRESENCE AT THE FOLLOWING MEETING.
The rezoning application will be heard at the Planning and Environment Committee on September 22 (time to be decided only the day before).
Location: City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave., Champlain Room
For more information:
The City of Ottawa staff report for the Planning and Environment Committee will be available shortly at http://ottawa.ca/cgi-bin/docs.pl?Elist=12029&lang=enRead More
Copeland Park Community Alliance
WHEN: Monday March 23rd, 2009
PLACE: St. Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church 2112 Bel-Air Drive
TIME: 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Election of Officers for Copeland Park Community Alliance
Laurentian High School Site (Smart Centres):
Update from the executive
Update and Discussion with Councillor Rick Chiarelli
Note:If anyone is interested in being on the Board, please contact Kathy Yach at 613-224-6835
On Friday, November 14th, CPCA submitted formal letters to the City Planner indicating CPCA’s official position on the application being put forth for the Laurentian High School Property. Click here to read the letters.
Don’t forget to submit your own comments via the instructions below – everyone’s input is invaluable and necessary, now, before the comment period ends for this application.
To make comments to the assigned Planner for Laurentian HS property (1357 Baseline Road), please use the following information:
Name: Simon Deiaco
Phone: 613-580-2424 x15641
To enter comments via on-line form:
Go to www.ottawa.ca/devapps
Enter “Baseline Road” in the box under Development Application Search and click on the Search button
Scroll down to “1357 Baseline Road” and click on the “D02-02-08-0106” link
Scroll down to the bottom of this application and click on “Send comments to the planner”
This will pop up a comments form that contains the necessary information for the comment submission
Ready to find out more? Get started today!
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