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The Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one outstanding local Ontarian who after the age of 65 has enriched the social, cultural or civic life of his or her community.
Please joins us in congratulating our very own Marjorie Shaver-Jones on receiving the award!
Full details can be read at ottawa.ca
Location: 1465 Baseline Road, Suite 603
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
In Attendance: Marjorie Shaver-Jones, Mike Sims, Bert Rupert, Brad White, Jamie Mason, Steve Wilson
Regrets: Dave Madden, Rob Edwards, Catherine Fortune, Dave Hunter
Absent: Steve Livingstone, Jennifer Bougie
1) Call to order at approximately 7:15PM.
2) Bert moved to approve October 7th board meeting minutes, seconded by Mike & carried.
3/4) Rink update from Jamie: There are now 12 ‘solid’ volunteers assisting with rink maintenance. Watering of rink routinely happens about 3 times per week resulting in a great ice surface. Jamie requested money for pizza and beverages for volunteers – approved. Question of hockey came up – some hockey being played but judged as very low key and there have been no complaints received. Community Fun Day scheduled for Saturday February 6. BBQ provided by Councillor Chiarelli. Application for bon fire permit submitted to City Fire Prevention Unit ($50.00). Donations of fire wood needed for bon fire. Steve W’ offered to provide his surplus hardwood. Delivery scheduled for evening of Friday, February 5. Various games to be provided by City including a speed gun. Jamie to provide info on Fun Day event to Dave Hunter for posting on the CPCA web site and for email blast to membership.
Additional money needed to support rink operation. Bert moved to advance Jamie $500.00, Mike seconded.
5) Maitland Avenue Update (Bert): Requested meeting with Fotenn Planning & Design regarding Maitland Avenue (Glendale/Erindale intersection) traffic study. Fotenn may be contracted to conduct study to challenge City’s position on suggested change to traffic light sequence. Copy of Bert’s fax to Fotenn attached to minutes.
7) Membership (Mike): Thanks to Mike for sending out Holiday wishes to membership and also for
condolences note regarding the passing of John Atkinson, Castlehill resident (died while cross
country skiing in Gatineau Park).
6) Web Site Update (Dave H.): As noted above, Dave not in attendence. Marjorie suggested that Catherine might be a good candidate to help enhance CPCA web site with more community information (lists), ie. Churches, schools, clinics, services, etc.. Consultation with Jenn Bougie suggested. Marjorie to contact Catherine & Jenn.
8) Merivale Planning Committee Update (Marjorie): Marjorie reported attending a City planning session. Included zoning discussions and education sessions.
Issue of the ‘now under construction’ new Modevi facility was addressed. This facility is directly behind the now defunct Target store on Merivale Road. The City made an effort to have Modevi build on Merivale nearer the street but Modevi wanted a Meadowlands address and City Planning OK’d the application/permit.
Marjorie had a conversation with both City View and Bel-Air Community Association reps and suggested getting together to discuss common interests such as Baseline Road issues, CHIP program etc.
9) Canada 150 (2017): Marjorie reported that 2 possible government funding sources are available in support of Canada’s 150 Birthday celebration – City & Federal Governments. They are looking for suggestions. Are we interested, do we have any ideas? The suggestion of a commemorative field house came up. Copeland Park thought to be the best location. Upper level, opposite Maitland Avenue. Adaquate space for both building and parking. Steve to investigate options and examples of existing buildings such as in Trend Village and Fisher Heights. Steve to contact Jenn Bougie for further thoughts since she tabled the idea at a previous meeting. Bert to look into City’s position on the idea.
10) New & Other Business: From previous minutes – Jamie assigned duty/title of Rink Co-ordinator. Jamie suggested contacting local radio station for their movies in the park program. Copeland Park ideal location for such an event due to natural burmed amphi-theater.
BelAir Community Association quite interested in participating in child ID program (CHIP).
Question of what qualified as a quorum raised at previous meeting. Board has 11 members thus 6 would be needed in attendance for a quorum.
Question as to CPCA being an Association or an Alliance still being looked into by Marjorie.
– Meeting adjourned at 8:30PMRead More
Effective May 1, 2016, the Ottawa Police Service will respond to by-law calls only when there is a known risk of serious bodily harm or death, when there are indicators of danger for serious bodily harm to a person(s) or when By-Law Services are on scene and require police assistance.
OPS will cease responding to by-law calls that do not have a public safety aspect such as stated above.
All calls for service pertaining to by-law infractions, which are not determined to have a serious public safety component, shall be referred to the City of Ottawa By-Law Services.
Cst Sue Wright
613-236-1222 ext 2179
Survey & Proposal for Mountain Bike area on the Carlington Sledding Hill
The OMBA (Ottawa Mountain Bike Association) recently made a presentation which you can see below, to the Carlington Community Association regarding the use of the Carlington sledding hill for a mountain bike area:
Phase one would be a skills area and a pump track on top of the sledding hill … and later on in phase 3 and 4 some dirt jumps and a single track trail … in the woods going uphill and then coming back down on the side of the sled hill.
The carling community association has put up a survey on their site to get feedback from our community. Survey: Survey ends April 29th , so please respond quickly!Read More
The City’s Parks and Recreation Department (P&R) has just confirmed information about the resurfacing project for the tennis court in Greenlawn Park:
The drawings have been prepared, and P&R are ready to go out to the General Landscape Contractors shortlist to request quotes, which should be received within the next few weeks. The actual work can’t be undertaken until weather conditions improve! Temperatures of 15C or above are required consistently, for a week, and there can’t be rain or heavy dew forecasted. It is likely to be June before construction can start. However, if Mother Nature is kind, the work may move ahead earlier.
Obviously, this work will create a “no play” period during the early summer. So, you may want to squeeze in as much tennis as you can before the resurfacing activity begins…Read More
A few nights ago, several residents on quiet, friendly Woodside Drive suffered a harrowing experience, just before 9:00pm, when two burly guys dressed in coveralls and safety vests pounded on their doors, insisting they had to come in, in order to perform a safety check. They shook the doors and pulled, in attempts to gain entry.
At one house, the men pushed their way in, but left when the wife yelled at them to get out. At another home, they spoke in a rude and intimidating way to the man of the house. The police were called the following morning, but there was little opportunity for action at that point. Please take this as a warning! Keep your door locked, and don’t open your door to anyone who acts suspiciously.
On another street, during the day, a woman received a very disturbing phone call informing her that criminal proceedings against her were about to be initiated, by the Canada Revenue Agency. She was told that unless she made arrangements for a bond in the amount of $1,500 her passport and driver’s license would be cancelled. She says that although she suspected it might be a scam, the individual on the phone made it sound absolutely legitimate. He informed her that unless arrangements for the bond could be made immediately, a police officer would be at her door within the hour.
Again, please take this as a warning. The CRA never conducts such business over the telephone. If you get such a call, just hang up. You will probably be called repeatedly with increasingly threatening messages. Just hang up. And, if someone comes to your door, as threatened, call the police.Read More
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