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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-02-02

This week’s topics:

  • Launch of 2021 Thomas G. Flanagan S.C. Scholarship Award.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-01-27

This week’s topics:

  • Mental health strategy consultation approach for Board approval.
  • Veterans and Everyday Heroes Initiative.

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Annual General Meeting Results

As usual, the candidates were voted in without opposition. Guest speakers spoke, reports were made by the subcommittees and many things were discussed (my favourite was the telescope night idea, runner up was a feel good rink story).

The message from the board is:

Thx all for a great AGM, lots of amazing things happening in our neighbourhood – special thank you to Liz from the CPCA and Fiona in Jeff’s office for their help in making the AGM a success!

Here are the public documents from the 2021 annual general meeting of the Champlain Park Community Association.

  • AgendaAGM20210127.pdf – The Agenda for this meeting.
  • Financial documents are available from the finance committee upon request.
  • MinutesAGM20191029.pdf – Last year’s (well, 2019) AGM minutes, currently draft status until approved by a vote.
  • AGM20210127 PZ Report.pdf – Planing and Zoning Report; a succinct 9 PowerPoint pages on what’s been going on, with a section on the infill and “inner urban transect” changes happening here (in the extreme case leading to huge houses with no green space).
  • 2020 CPCA environment report slides & text.pdf – Environment Report; lots of projects and lots of photos.

– Alex

Launching the Goldenrod Community Garden

Call for volunteers for a Community Garden approved for NCC land, west of the Parkdale off-ramp.


Dear Community Garden supporters,

The Goldenrod Community Garden has recently received approval to build a garden on a parcel of NCC land between Goldenrod Drive in the Tunney’s Pasture Complex and the SJAM Parkway. The garden location is just west of the Parkdale off-ramp of the SJAM Parkway.

We received approval and funding from the Ottawa Community Garden Network (a City of Ottawa agent) to purchase materials to build the garden infrastructure including: fencing, a storage shed and raised beds. We anticipate that we will start building as soon as the snow melts in the spring of 2021, approximately mid-April.

We are looking for members of the Hintonburg, Mechanicsville, Champlain Park and Westboro communities who are interested in participating in building the Goldenrod Community Garden in a number of roles. Please read the roles below and send an email with your name, availability and role to: goldenrodgarden@gmail.com
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Champlain Park’s Annual General Meeting – January 27

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA)
Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Wednesday January 27, 2021, 7:30pm
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Please register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvfu6hrDgtHt2AmoHLp-0fTFD24NuMo8Qk
An e-mail with a link to the actual video conference will be sent to you (virtual doors open 7:25), along with the location of meeting related documents.

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA)
Current Nominations for Executive Officers and Directors

Executive Officers (5)

Co-Chair CC LB champlainpark@gmail.com
Co-Chair Heather Pearl hptek20@teksavvy.com
Vice-chair Dan Wilcock CPCADan@gmail.com
Secretary Secretary1 Secretary1
Treasurer Dave Harding cpcatreasurerdave@gmail.com

Board Members

Civic Engagement Roland Dorsay dorsay@rogers.com
Communications Adrian Bradley adrian.bradley@sympatico.ca
Co-Environment Daniel Buckles dbuckles@sas2.net
Co-Environment Adrian Bradley adrian.bradley@sympatico.ca
Fieldhouse Laurie Fagan lfagan@magma.ca
Membership Services Jennie Hornosty Jennie.Hornosty@gmail.com
Planning and Zoning Heather Pearl hptek20@teksavvy.com
Social Convenor Nick Xenos xenosn@yahoo.com
Member at Large Michael Cheng cheng12@sympatico.ca
Member at Large Carol Arnason arnasoncarol@gmail.com
Member at Large IanAtLarge1 champlainpark@gmail.com
Member at Large Kris Phillips kriscpca@gmail.com

Agenda

Chair: Nick Xenos

Report from City Councillor: Jeff Lieper

  • Update on the Cash-in-lieu for parkland funds for the Champlain Park including timing and process for park improvements
  • Update on IPD/Clearview Crossing and Carleton/Scott intersection plans
  • Update from City staff on the status of the Pontiac storm sewers, and effectiveness for flood prevention
  • Tunney’s Pasture updates. Current ongoing work / construction and future vision for that area (Master Plan).
  • Safety issues related to SJAM motor vehicle accidents, in light of recent accidents including one at the Carleton/SJAM overpass, affecting not only motor vehicles, but also pedestrian and cyclist safety

Report from CPCA Finance Committee: CC LB

Election of Board for 2021: Nick Xenos

Guest Speaker: (30 minutes)

Champlain Park’s AGM Guest Speakers this year are Érinn Cunningham, President, and William van Geest, Advocacy Working Group, from Bike Ottawa (Citizens for Safe Cycling Since 1984). Bike Ottawa volunteers work with Community Associations, Councillors and City Staff to advocate for enhanced safety measures that keep pedestrians and cyclists safe. Recently they partnered with CPCA and other local communities to advocate for improvements to the pedestrian and cycling plans for Scott Street, which are scheduled for implementation in the fall. On January 13, Jeff Leiper hosted a meeting to firm up our recommendations.

You can read an outline of the Scott Street project here: https://bikeottawa.ca/2020/12/23/scott-street-improvements/

Business Items:

  1. Approval of minutes of previous AGM 29 Oct 2019 – Liz Gyalokay (2 minutes)
  2. Reports from the Board (5 minutes each)
    1. Civic Engagement – Roland Dorsay
    2. Social – Nick Xenos
    3. Planning and Zoning – Heather Pearl
    4. Environment – Daniel Buckles
    5. Rink – Dan Wilcock
  3. Other Business
  4. Adjournment

Annual General Meeting Guest Speakers

Champlain Park’s AGM Guest Speakers this year are from Bike Ottawa (Citizens for Safe Cycling Since 1984). Bike Ottawa volunteers work with Community Associations, Councillors and City Staff to advocate for enhanced safety measures that keep pedestrians and cyclists safe. Recently they partnered with CPCA and other local communities to advocate for improvements to the pedestrian and cycling plans for Scott Street, which are scheduled for implementation in the fall. On January 13, councillor Jeff Leiper (who will have a few words at the AGM too) hosted a meeting to firm up our recommendations.

You can read an outline of the Scott Street project here: https://bikeottawa.ca/2020/12/23/scott-street-improvements/ To learn more about Bike Ottawa, what they are doing on our behalf, and the results of our January 13 meeting, you are welcome to come to the AGM on January 27.

Agenda and video conference details coming soon…

Official Draft Plan Weekend Workshops – January 23, 30

Subject: Fwd: Weekend Workshops January 23 and 30
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 22:58:53 -0500
From: Heather Pearl <hpearl2012@gmail.com>

Ottawa is in the process of building a new Official Plan, to direct the City’s growth and development during the next couple of decades.
https://engage.ottawa.ca/the-new-official-plan

The proposed plan takes a significantly different approach to city planning and redevelopment than has been taken in the past. All current residential zones (Champlain Park is R1 and R2) will be replaced and the City will be divided into “Transects”. All of our Kitchissippi Ward is situated in the new “Inner Urban Transect”. The goal is to “Transform” the Inner Urban Transect fairly quickly to accommodate greater density.

The Federation of Citizens’ Associations (FCA) will be presenting four workshops on the next two Saturday mornings. The purpose is to: Continue reading