City of Ottawa
The City of Ottawa hosted 8 public consultation sessions across Ottawa between March 21 and April 7 as part of the development of a new rate structure to fund its water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
The feedback received through the consultation process has been collected into a report by One World Inc., who was contracted by the City to facilitate and take notes at each of the consultation sessions.
A copy of the report can be found here: Consultation Report
How can you help?
- Sign the petition! Available at locations across the city (locations listed below)
- Print the petition and get as many signatures as possible (there is no minimum age, but all signee’s must be Ottawa residents and provide printed name, address and signature)
- Write a letter to Provincial officials such as Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli and Premiere Kathleen Wynne. You can send a copy to me and I will add it to my collection:
8243 Victoria St, Metcalfe, Ontario, K0A 2P0
Note: The Legislative Assembly of Ontario only accepts ORIGINAL signatures, therefore there is no electronic version. Signatures must be made in person!
PETITION TO: Legislative Assembly of Ontario
WHEREAS 45,000 Ottawa residents are customers of Hydro One, under the Government of Ontario, and pay 30% more in hydro rates than their direct neighbours under Hydro Ottawa.
We, the undersigned, residents of Ottawa, call upon the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to provide harmonized billing rates to Ottawa’s 45,000 Hydro One customers as Hydro Ottawa rates
Manotick OfficePro – 5541 Manotick Main St.
Mulligan’s Grocery – 2321 Andrew St
Councillor Moffatt’s Office – 2155 Roger Stevens Drive (please call first: 580-2424 x 31310)Osgoode:
Ward Office – 8243 Victoria St, Metcalfe, ON
Wicked Garage – 1344 Barfield Road
Pizza Shop – 5673 Osgoode Main Street
Greely Restaurant – 5375 Bank Street
Cooper Physio Clinic Greely – 7602 2, Village Centre Pl
Cooper Physio Clinic Osgoode – 3198 Logan Farm Dr
Raymond’s Convenience Store – 5566 Osgoode Main St
MacEwen Gas Station – 5546 Albion Rd
Metcalfe Variety – 8196 Victoria St
Mike’s Restaurant – 7168 Bank St
Drummond’s Gas – 5501 Bank St
Independent Grocer – Osgoode
Bakkers – 1004 Mitch Owens & Manotick Station
Vernon Variety Store – 8717 Bank St
O-Ya Centre – 5479 Osgoode Main
Clarmo Auto Repair – 7893 Victoria St
Allan Johnston Repair – 2665 8th Line Rd
Osgoode Legion – 3284 Sunstrum St
Wallace Service Centre – 5217 Bank StCumberland:
Brenda’s Country Clips – 1592 Wilhaven Dr, CumberlandDunrobin:
Dunrobin Meat – 2808 Dunrobin Rd
Councillor El-Chantiry’s Office – 5670 Carp Road
City Hall – 110 Laurier Ave West, 2nd Floor, Councillor Darouze’s Office
The 2016 AGM and Pub Night was a successful event attended by over 80 members.
Joel Trickey, GM of Carleton Golf and Yacht Club discussed the opening of the golf course this Tuesday, April 26 and the ongoing tree removal, due to Emerald Ash Borer, and the plan that is being developed to re-plant trees.
Scott Moffatt, City Councillor for Rideau-Goulbourn presented the survey of the community regarding ditch elevations and provided information about the impending Stormwater fee.
A Townhall regarding Drainage in our Community will be held at the Alfred Taylor RA on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.Councillor Moffatt and city staff will focus on the survey that was on display at the AGM and to discuss possible solutions to the historic poor drainage in the area.
If you cannot attend in person, you can contact Marv Swywk or Guy Goodman or send your concerns to
Winners were drawn from those who renewed their annual membership at the AGM.
- Lynda Hibbert – Dining Membership at Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
- Betty Michels – “Manis & Merlot” Jamberry Gift pack
- Bob Schuller – Gift Certificate for Kars Massage Therapy
- Jim McCollum & Ken Kroeker – No Go Coffee & CGYHA Mug
- Steve Lydall – “Steeped Tea” Gift Pack
- Andy Bouchard – certificates for 4 6″ Sandwiches @ Manotick Subway
Speeding vehicles and failure to dispose of dog waste were raised once again as major concerns within our community. Individual members are encouraged to report these issues and all other by-law issues.
- SPEEDING VEHICLES – can be reported on-line to the Ottawa Police using this form.
- Remind family members, your guests and contractors to
- DOG WASTE – Failure to pick up after your dog or to take it home and dispose of it on your own premises can be reported to serviceottawa.ca
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Friday, April 22, 2016
Carleton Golf & Yacht Clubhouse
Pub Night immediately follows the AGM.
Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!
Renew your annual membership at the AGM for a chance to win great prizes including:
- One Year Dining Membership – Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
- One Hour Massage Therapy – Kars Massage Therapy
- “Manis & Merlot” for 4 and nail wrap sample pack – Angela Chatterton @”Jamberry”
- Tea Sampler Gift Pack – Tara Whelan @”Steeped Tea”
- Fair Trade, locally Roasted Organic Coffee – No Go Coffee Co.
- and more…..
You only get a chance to win when you renew in person at the AGM.
The City surveyors’ drawings of drainage ditch elevations will also be available for viewing.
Guest speakers: Scott Moffatt, Ottawa City Councillor and Joel Trickey, GM Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
Vote in your new Executive Committee members:
- President – Eric Bill
- Vice-President – Robert Weiss
- Secretary – Allison Smith
- Treasurer – Michael Dickey
- Events Director- Deanna MacArthur
- Membership Director – Marv Sywyk
- Communications Director / Neighbourhood Watch – Lisa Geraghty
- Street Representative Director – Nancy Mandigo
- Parks & Pathways Director – Lynn Spraggs
Thank you to all the current nominees for accepting their nomination.
If you would like to join our Executive and would like to know more please feel free to contact any Executive member directly or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, April 24th
1:00 pm at Mail Kiosk
Join your neighbours as we clean up community common areas and pathways. Supplies will also be on hand for pick-up at the AGM.
You can also pitch in by cleaning up common areas around your property.
CGYHA is registered with the “Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital” Campaign.
Contact Parks & Pathways Rep, Lynn Spraggs if you would like to lend a hand.
High school students can get sign off on volunteer hours too!
CITY OF OTTAWA WATER, WASTEWATER AND STORMWATER RATE STRUCTURE REVIEW
The City of Ottawa is developing a new rate structure to fund its water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
The City will be hosting 8 consultation sessions across Ottawa between March 21 and April 7, 2016.
- March 21, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Shenkman Arts Centre
- March 29, 2016 at 7:00pm at the West Carleton Community Complex
- March 30, 2016 at 7:00pm at City Hall
- March 31, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Navan Memorial Community Centre
- April 2, 2016 at 1:30pm at the Metcalfe Community Centre
- April 4, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Kanata Recreation Complex-(formerly Walter Baker Place)
- April 5, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre
- April 7, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Nepean Sportsplex
Each consultation session will feature a presentation from City staff followed by a discussion session in small groups.
Have your say on this important issue by registering for a consultation session.
Residents who are unable to attend one of the sessions will be able to view presentation materials and complete the online feedback form.
For more information, visit ottawa.ca
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Wild Parsnip, a noxious and invasive plant that can have very serious side effects if it comes in contact with your skin, has been found along Upton Road and Aston Road.
Councillor Moffatt has good information on his website about the plant, how to identify it, what can happen if you come in contact with it, options control it (and what NOT to do) and how to prepare it for disposal.
CGYHA Community Clean Up, Saturday, May 2nd, is registered with the Ottawa Spring “Cleaning the Capital” Campaign
Join our team of volunteers as they clean up community common areas and pathways. Contact Parks & Pathways Rep, Lynn Spraggs if you would like to lend a hand.
You can also pitch in by cleaning up areas around your property.
The following letter was sent by Councillor Scott Moffatt as an update to the meeting held in January to address water drainage issues within our community:
Apologies for the delay in providing this update. Obviously, with the meeting being held in January, staff haven’t been able to action any items over the last two months. However, I have been in contact with a local surveying company about conducting a proper survey of the entire development to get accurate information on grading. Coupled with the input provided by residents, this should give us a good picture of where the source of the issues are.
With the spring freshet around the corner, I plan to come out and have a first-hand look throughout the spring to get an up close look at some of the issues. Staff will be doing the same. Therefore, over the next two months, as the snow melts, we’ll be monitoring the issues that were raised at the community meeting. We have approximately 20 different addresses where concerns were raised. In that time, I’ll also reach out to the golf club regarding the concerns raised with their property. I will also arrange a time for Forestry staff to come out and look at the issues regarding drainage along the rear of the Clingin Lane properties that back onto Aston Woods.
I’ll keep you posted on updates as we move forward.
Following are notes prepared by Marv Sywyk summarizing the details of the meeting:
Notes from Meeting with Councillor Moffatt and City Staff re Ditches & Drainage in CGYHA
7 PM 14 January 2015
- About 30 residents from the CGYHA attended the meeting.
- There were 6 staff members from the city and Councillor Moffatt
- The main purpose of the meeting was to outline the numerous problems with ditches and drainage within the community.
- Councillor Moffatt opened the meeting and introduced the staff members.
- Marv Sywyk introduced the overall problem by stating
- we were interested in an overall solution as well as addressing individual concerns
- we all recognize that the area is flat and the water table is high
- Any solution must also address the culverts that are suppose to drain water from the community into the river (mainly from Marina Dr)
- Not looking for an expensive solution that might increase taxes
- Not looking for a solution that would involve digging up existing culverts on some properties
- Some individual from the community had already emailed their concerns to Councillor Moffatt
- Those at the meeting outlined their individual problem. The city took notes and will follow up.
- A discussion was held re the culverts under driveways. The City considers these to be a homeowner problem as they are considered ” private access to residences”. There is no permit requirement to replace these culverts and thus no oversight by the City to ensure that the replacement culverts are properly installed so as not to exacerbate any drainage problems.
- The City will not approve filling of ditches or installation of culverts.
- Some issues were raised that concerned action by the Golf Club (e.g. filling in ditches on Golf Club property which causes water drainage problems on home owners’ properties). Councillor Moffatt stated that these are issues between private owners (e.g. home owner and the Golf Club) and not issues for the City.
Decision:The City staff will look at all of the problems noted and come back to us with some “solutions”. While no timeframe was agreed upon, Marv asked that the City provide timely updates to keep all informed of any progress.
NOTE: Individuals who were not able to attend the meeting may want to email Councillor Moffatt (Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca) with their particular concerns. If possible, copies of the email should also be sent to email@example.com so that we have a consolidated view of all of the issues.
North Gower Client Service Centre
2155 Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower
Councillor Scott Moffatt and City of Ottawa Staff will meet with CGYHA Homeowners to address water drainage issues within our community. If you have an issue you would like addressed, please bring photos for reference.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Marv Sywyk firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 613-491-1390.
The meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening (Wednesday, December 10th) has been cancelled due to the impending snow storm.
Some of the staff who should be at our meeting will likely be working overtime addressing the road conditions. There is also the concern that anyone attending might encounter dangerous driving situations. Scott Moffatt & City of Ottawa staff plan to reschedule in January.