We're planning the Second Annual Carlington Family Fun Day and we need your help!
Carlington Family Fun Day is happening on Victoria Day Monday, May 20th from 11am to 3pm. Last year we had a great day hosting games and a free BBQ for 500 of our friends and neighbours and it's guaranteed to be even better this year. It's going to be a great day of games, food, and fun, but we need YOU to get involved to make it happen.
We need people who can help in all sorts of different ways the day of, including face painting, running children's craft activities, serving food, set up and take down. If you'd like to help out, please contact Margaux Carson at email@example.com.
Most of Ottawa’s roads were primarily built to accommodate motor vehicles. As Ottawa grows and develops, the City is ensuring our streets are designed to meet the needs of all people whether they choose to walk, bike, drive or take public transit.
Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 is a city-wide review of land use, transportation and infrastructure policies that make up the Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Cycling Plan and the Pedestrian Plan, with an eye towards making Ottawa a more vibrant, healthy and sustainable city.
The focus of the review is to propose solutions to 12 current planning issues. The outcome of the review will be an updated Official Plan and supporting plans with policies and priorities that influence the future growth of the city for years to come. The last step is the review and approval of the Development Charges (DC) by-law before it expires in July, 2014. Development charges fund a portion of the growth-related costs associated with many services provided by the city.
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Board Members Present: Linda, Margaux, Josh, Phil, Jerry and Chelsea
Absent: Diane, Darlene, Sarah
- Meeting began at 7:05pm – Josh welcomed members and guests
- Josh gave an overview of the CCA mission, values and goals
- He indicated that we are volunteer based and organize/participate in several community events as well as park sponsorship
- An overview of the Board of Directors was provided as well as the process of meeting, voting and agenda items
- Approval of Agenda
- Phil moves to amend the agenda item #11 to be bumped up to 5th place after the City Update (the board voted and agreed)
- Approval of Past Minutes (in Draft)
- Margaux moved, Jerry seconded
- Missing November minutes (Margaux)
- Update from the City
- Almeera and Pam represented Councillor McRae at the meeting
- Overview of key items across the city
- Mention of 110 Fisher Ave application and zoning bylaw amendment
- We were told comments are extended until April 12, 2013
- Community members encouraged to provide feedback
- Question was raised on process – how do we provided feedback to city as individuals
i. Individuals who want to be heard are encouraged to contact the City of Ottawa’s file lead, Simon Deiaco, who can be reached by telephone at 613-580-2424 x 1564
- 1. Residents can send written comments directly to the file lead using the Development Application Search on the City of Ottawa website and searching for application number D02-02-13-0008
- Development Committee Report
- CCA chance to review application and make comments
- Phil reported on a public meeting held Thursday March 7th which allowed community members immediately affected to voice concerns
- Tonight Phil will bring forth top 10 recommendations to CCA Board
- Recommendation: Oppose re-zoning of property at 110 Fisher Avenue (Having heard the feedback of CCA members and local residents, the CCA board met Sunday March 17 and voted to officially not support the proposed R5 rezoning at 1110 Fisher Avenue).
- Open Floor after report presented
- Mary Turnbull, school owner, adamantly opposed to rezoning
- Concerns of privacy and child protection
- Proposed open community meeting week of March 25th
- Reminder CCA is but one vehicle with which to bring voices forward
- Phil submitted a copy of the report; Margaux moved and Jerry seconded; Voted all in favour
- Phil asked the CCA to take a stance and opposed the rezoning of 1110 Fisher Avenue from R2 to R5.
i. Motion to have Chelsea chair this next portion of the meeting. Phil moved; Margaux seconded.
- Debate began on a motion to oppose the proposed R2-R5 rezoning at 1110 Fisher (moved by Phil, seconded by ?)
i. two opinions on the question emerged, the first to take a position now and the other to decline to take a position until the Association had participated in the process
ii. The debate touched on how the Association could most effectively oppose the development with both sides making arguments in favour of adopting or not adopting the motion
- Josh moved to amend the motion to read: “That the Carlington Community Association has heard the overwhelming opposition of the majority of residents to a proposed R2-R5 rezoning.”
i. The amendment was supported in a vote of 3-2
- The meeting was adjourned without a final vote on the main motion. No association position was taken at this time.
The Carlington Community Association will hold its 2013 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday May 14 (Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street at 7pm).
One of the important activities that will take place at this meeting will be the nomination and election of members of the CCA executive for 2013-14. Any paid-up member of the Association is eligible for nomination and election. The CCA executive is made up of a President and a maximum of 8 Board members. Board positions (such as Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, etc) are normally determined in June following the AGM.
This is a great opportunity to get involved in making Carlington an even better place to live, so please consider joining the CCA executive! If you are interested in standing for election, or to find out more about the Board and the nomination/election process, please contact Chelsea Sutcliffe or Wendy Vasbinder (613-761-5631).
The AGM nominating committee will make a short presentation at tomorrow's (April 9) CCA general meeting. Please join us at the Alexander Community Centre (960 Silver Street) at 7pm.