Copeland Park Community Alliance

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AGM

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News & Events

Reporting Illegal Truck Activity

Jun 6, 2013

Traffic problems on Maitland and Clyde were the biggest concern stated by Copeland Park residents in our May opinion survey. There are many parts to the problem, including large truck traffic, the dangerous U-turn at Clyde southbound and Baseline, the left turns from Maitland to Glenmount and Erindale, and speeding.

We have solved one of them; you can now see large, clear signs on those roads that prohibit large truck traffic.

Now, we have to ensure those rules are enforced – and that is where you can help!!!

When you see large trucks that are obviously not delivering to local Copeland Park residents, please call our local Police Service Call Centre at 613 236-1222 ext. 7300 ASAP. If you are able to provide a time, place, licence plate number and/or name of Company, all the better. You can use the same number 613 236 1222 ext 7300 to report speeding violations.

The more reports they get, the more likely they are to deploy cruisers along Maitland/Clyde to enforce the rules.

So if you want to have an impact, call in as many times as you see violations.

We also need your help in getting the U-turn sign at Clyde and Baseline removed.

That sign allows vehicles to enter the Wal-Mart shopping center from Clyde and is very dangerous both for other vehicles and pedestrians. And, we need to get improved traffic light sequences at the Maitland-Glenmount-Erindale intersection. It is a frightening experience to attempt those turns during heavy traffic periods, as many of our residents can attest.

If you want to help get these fixed, please call Michelle Larocque at Rick Chiarelli‘s Office 613-266-6099 ext 26675 and press for changes to be made.

Again, the more calls that Rick’s office gets, the more likely something will get done!

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Annual General Meeting

Jun 6, 2013

Your Community Association’s 2013

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
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)

Click here to download a PDF copy of the flyer.

Download an excellent link to Facts about the Emerald Ash Borer.

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Emerald Ash Borer

Jun 6, 2013

For those of you who missed the discussion on the Emerald Ash Borer at the recent CPCA Annual General Meeting, you have another opportunity.

On Monday May 13, the Federation of Citizens’ Associations, in association with Ottawa Forests will hold a workshop on the Emerald Ash Borer infestation and community response.

This event is open to the public and will be held in the Community Room at the Ottawa Citizen building, 1101 Baxter Road.

For details go to http://www.fca-fac.ca/Misc/EAB0513.pdf

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Future Challenges : Moving Forward

Nov 22, 2011

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.

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Annual General Meeting

Nov 22, 2011

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)

Agenda
(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
10. Adjournment

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.

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Crossing Guard at Maitland

Nov 6, 2011

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).

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