Our co-chairs say:
Jeff’s office sent a reminder about the Scott Street zoom webinar this coming Wednesday. Champlain Park’s participation is important; the plans for cycling, pedestrian and placemaking facilities will have a direct impact on our community.
From our city councillor’s web site…
From councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter #238, also see http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/tom-brown-arena-respite-centre-faq:
The Tom Brown temporary respite centre has opened and I’m pleased that it’s been well-used with few major issues in the community. Residents have asked how they can best welcome our neighbours using the centre, and City staff have provided me with the following:
Subject: Fwd: Are any other CAs experiencing an uptake of discarded needles in public places?
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2020 18:36:55 -0500
From: Heather Pearl
A number of Kitchissippi Community Associations report that residents have found discarded syringes in their neighbourhoods. The reports are broadly based, with some homeowners even having found needles on their own properties. Please report immediately to the NCC or the City (and c.c. the CPCA Board for our information) if you see discarded syringes.
NCC lands discarded syringe pickup:
Of note in councillor Jeff Leiper’s Kitchissippi ward newsletter #238:
Clearview crosswalk forthcoming
After several months of navigating the bureaucracies at the City and NCC, we’ve been informed that the signalized pedestrian crosswalk at Island Park and Clearview being funded as part of the benefits associated with the Mizrahi project is finally set to get underway. Work should begin on that in the next couple of weeks.
There’s also a description of the project from last year at http://www.kitchissippiward.ca/content/clearviewipd-pedestrian-crossover-plans
In case you aren’t on the library mailing list, the Ottawa Public Library has just announced that the Rosemount branch renovations have been finished enough to allow opening of the first floor for just returns and picking up books on hold. Other services will come later. The Rosemount Temporary Location will close on Saturday, November 21.
They also say in a recent newsletter:
Subject: FW: Tree Planting on Northwestern Ave
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:28:11 -0400
From: DANIEL BUCKLES <email@example.com>
This fall, the Forest Management Branch of the City of Ottawa is planning to put three new red oaks on the median at Northwestern Ave, and replace one that has not done well. Exact locations noted in the attached map.
20201017 Tree Planting 20S-38 Northwestern Ave.pdf
The City of Ottawa is drafting a new Official Plan that will strongly impact the shape of future zoning and development. They have organized a series of virtual presentations that will be of interest to residents of Champlain Park, as we are a rapidly developing neighbourhood, close to two transit stations, bordered by two areas to be developed, Tunney’s Pasture and Scott Street. We will therefore definitely be affected by the Official Plan directions.
Here is a link that invites residents to an important presentation on this topic. Although your CPCA Planning and Zoning and Civic Engagement reps will definitely be tuning in, we will no doubt wish to work with local residents on some issues that will arise out of the directions in the Official Plan, such as zoning and development both within and surrounding our community.