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Carlington Community Association

December 12th, 1999 Comments off

Carlington Summit

from the Carlington Summit


Carlington Community Association.

Your community association is currently gearing up to canvass the entire Carlington community. The purpose is twofold.

Our first purpose is to increase our paid membership. Membership is only $5.00, and it imposes no obligations – but it does provide some benefits, including an opportunity to vote on matters of local or more widespread community interest, and to vote in the election of the next executive at the 2000 annual general meeting. It also supplements the resources of the association and enhances its ability to do its job – following up with the City of Ottawa representatives on issues of concern to the Carlington Community. It enables us to print flyers to keep you advised on these issues, etc.

Membership will also help legitimise the CCA in its role of representing the community.

The immediate task in this regard is our appearance before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in early 2000. City staff and strong representations from neighbouring communities have shafted the Carlington community, by having all the traffic generated by Central Park exiting onto Merivale Road. As a matter of fairness, it is our position, supported by a fair and reasonable assessment of the facts, that it would be fair, reasonable, and not beyond existing traffic capacity, for at least a third exit from Central Park to be constructed at the Clyde/Maitland intersection.

To have credibility with the OMB, it is vital that we can show we have support, by memberships, of a good number of Carlington residents.

In the coming weeks, a volunteer from the CCA will be calling at your door to solicit your support. The support we are seeking is simple. First, the purchase of a CCA membership – remember – it's only five dollars! Second, your support for our application to the OMB to have traffic fairness. If you agree that Merivale Road should not bear all of the Central Park traffic, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

If you can help us with canvassing the community, please let us know. Call 725-3175 and leave your name and number. We will get back to you.


1. The city & region's planning departments have proposed that all traffic from this new development empty out onto Merivale Rd.

2. This will increase Merivale Rd. traffic by 2000 vehicles per hour (vph) & add onto the already 2300 vph we currently have, for a grand total of 4300 vph.

3. It is projected that this increase in vehicles will prompt a much higher incidence of cut through traffic in our community (i.e. Shillington, King, Anna, Laperriere, etc.)

4. The adjacent community at Clyde & Maitland (Copeland Park) have lobbied to have no road access on its side of the development.  In the proposed plan, they are not taking on any of this traffic, although everyone knows that they should.  They have insisted all along that the Carlington residents should take all of the traffic from this new development.

5. On behalf of the residents of our community, the Carlington Community Association (CCA) is contesting this proposed plan at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).  We need to increase our membership and donations to help fund our case at the OMB.

Look at the figures on the right & decide for yourself what's fair!   Or we can all fight back through the CCA to get a more fair decision at the OMB hearings.

To become a member, donator, or volunteer in our campaign, please contact any of the following executive members of our association, e-mail the president at, or clip and fill out the membership form below and send it to Carlington Community Association at 868 Fisher Ave K1Z 6P2


Mark Lavinskas - President @ 729-5734 Bruce Bradshaw - Vice President @ 729-7656 Steven Agulnik - Treasurer @ 725-2457 Jim Maclean - Secretary @ 728-0104


Ida Grant @ 728-6587 Carol Ford @ 729-3694 Mike Alain @ 725-3175 Ian McCuaig @ 722-6244 Mike Pignat @728-2529 Anne Baytaluk @ 729-3831 Stephen McLoughlin @ 729-7487 Pat Krawczyk @ 728-8370


About the Carlington Community Association

The Carlington Community Association (CCA) is a city, regional and provincially registered non-profit community organization.  It's purpose is to secure a voice for the Carlington area regarding Municipal and Regional issues on behalf of the residents of this community.  The CCA represents all residents in the Carlington community from Fisher Ave. west to Clyde Ave. and from Carling Ave. south to Caldwell.  The Association consists of four executive positions; a president, vice president , secretary and treasurer, and eight directors-at-large.  All are nominated and elected for a term of one year and have voting privileges. There are also associate positions available to residents who wish to be involved, attend monthly meetings and sit on committees. However associate members do not have voting privileges.

Carlington Community Association 868 Fisher Ave. Ottawa K1Z 6P2 phone: (613) 729-5734 e-mail: