Category Archives: Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA)

Thai Embassy Office Zoning CPCA Response

Following up on https://champlainpark.org/2018/06/27/thai-embassy-office-zoning/, the following was submitted to the City planner managing the Thai Embassy application for a zoning amendment to permit the residence at 180 Island Park Drive to be re-built as an office.

The deadline for public comments is 6 July 2018. If you wish to add your say on this file, the city planner can be reached at Jean-Charles.Renaud@ottawa.ca
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Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – May 31

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Thursday May 31, 2018
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse
Everybody Welcome

Board meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe business discussions. Non board community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the board members only.

Open session

  1. Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting April 5, 2018 and review of action items, attached – All
  2. Report of interim executive motions – All
    1. Discussions on the use of the $500 donation – Duncan, Michael, Jennie – Information (10 minutes)
      (Postponed from previous meeting)
  3. FCA Update – Roland – Information (3 Minutes)
  4. Ward Council Review and Action Item – Roland – Information (5 Minutes)
  5. Board discussion protocol: referring items back to committee, instead of board discussion – Decision – David (5 minutes)
  6. Membership canvassers: problems in finding volunteers – Jennie – Information (3 minutes)
  7. Update on feedback from TD Parks grant – Jennie – Information (5 minutes)
  8. Update on tree mapping, a tree planting guide, the planters – Daniel – Information / Decision (10 minutes)
  9. Website Branding – use of our name (Champlain Park Community Association) or acronym (CPCA) for meeting descriptions (i.e. Board Meeting) and in Website title
  10. CPCA Board e-mail distribution list – proposed omission of non-participating member – Lynne – Decision
  11. Allowing sufficient number of response days for e-mail votes – Lynne – Decision
  12. Vice President Position – Motion – Lynne – Decision
  13. City Permits Required for Community Events Requesting use of Park/Fieldhouse – Carol – Information
  14. Reimbursement of four permanent garage sale signs – Carol – Decision

CPCA Executive Meeting Agenda – April 5

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Executive Meeting

Thursday April 5, 2018
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse

Exec meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe exec business discussions. Non exec community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the executive only.

Open session (Approx 1 hour)

  1. Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting Feb 8, 2018, and review of action items, attached – All
  2. Report of interim executive motions – All
  3. “Possible alternatives to listing Personal e-mail addresses listed on website for CPCA Board Members?” – Lynne – Decision (5 minutes)
  4. Parking on Cowley – Duncan – Decision (20 minutes).
    Anne Johnson has been in touch with the City and has taken the lead on a petition to get approval to restrict parking to only the east side of the street between Premier and Clearview.  She would like to address the meeting.
  5. Status report on the deliberations of the sub-committee on decision making – Duncan – Information – 10 minutes
  6. Infill I and II Monitoring meeting April 3 Summary – Information – Lynne (5 minutes)
  7. OMB Reform Forum with Yasir Naqvi, March 10:  Summary – Information – Lynne (5 minutes)
  8. Possible Planning and Zoning Budget implications of OMB Reform bill and other pending zoning changes – Information – Lynne (5 minutes)
  9. Discussions on the use of the $500 donation – Duncan, Michael, Jennie – Information (10 minutes)

CPCA Executive Meeting – February 8

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Executive Meeting Open Session
Thursday February 8, 2018
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse

Exec meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe exec business discussions. Non exec community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the executive only.

Agenda

Open session (Approx 1 hour)

  1. Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting Nov 28, 2017, and review of action items – All
  2. Report of interim executive motions – All
  3. Introduction of Treasurer – Lynne -Information (5 minutes)
  4. Park Grants for Events – Jennie – Decision (20 minutes)
    Does any one know whether the CPCA would qualify for one of these grants if we apply. The information I could find about them looked interesting – and I thought that if we could get something like this, it might also build our membership.  https://parkpeople.ca/parkgrants/
  5. Sub-committee decision-making – Daniel – Decision (7 minutes)
    A short review of procedures for sub-committee endorsements of initiatives and positions, as a sub-committee and/or as the executive committee. What do people expect from sub-committees that want to move forward on an activity?
  6. Web/communication system – Daniel – Information (4 minutes)
    I’d like to see an upgrade that would allow the use of list serves for communication. Could we have a brief recap and discussion of needs and options?
  7. Ideas for spending the $500 donation – Lynne – Decision (5 minutes)
    See attached file of suggestions Allocating $500 From CPCA minutes Nov 2017. Ideas have to be prioritized somehow by someone. Ideas have to be costed – possibly by asking suggestors to submit a project proposal with costs attached.

Closed session (Approx .25 hours)

  1. Financial Update – Lynne
  2. Labelling of e-mails in subject line to assist with filtering – Lynne – Decision (5 minutes)
  3. Other Business
  4. Next Meeting

CPCA Treasurer Position Open

This position is central to our ability to carry out the association’s business and activities. We are currently without a volunteer.

Duties: Board Member who oversees the financial business of the CPCA; writes cheques and receives monies related to our activities; does the banking and book-keeping; prepares budget in consultation with the Board; prepares annual financial report for AGM.

Training and assistance will be provided to the new volunteer.

If you are interested in finding out more about the position contact: CPCA Co-Chair, lynne_bankier@sympatico.ca

You may also consider attending the next CPCA Board meeting.

Spending Suggestions Wanted

Suggestions wanted

2 Champlain Park residents have kindly donated $500 to our community association, and the Board is considering how to spend this money. We invite our residents to submit suggestions to the webmaster by January 8, 2018.The suggestions will be considered by the Board at our January meeting.

So far we have received the following suggestions

  • Double our contribution to the SJAM Winter Trail from $250.00 to $500.00
  • Winter event related to the SJAM Winter Trail
  • A special spring event in conjunction with our membership drive
  • An event to celebrate our community’s history and ecosystem
  • Refill the planters on Pontiac with better soil and buy spring bulbs
  • A bench and rack for skiing
  • A chess or ping pong table
  • Summer bonfire with free refreshments
  • New paint for the hockey rink boards
  • Bocce court

We look forward to receiving more suggestions from our residents. Please reply to champlainpark@gmail.com

CPCA Annual General Meeting 2017 Draft Minutes

Here are the draft (not final until next year’s AGM approves it) minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Champlain Park Community Association. Please contact the secretary if you need a copy of the referenced documents.

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CPCA AGM 2017.10.24 Minutes Draft.pdf