Public Service Notice

VP POSITION ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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The CGYHA executive committee is losing a valuable member of its executive team. Robert Weiss, the Vice-President is leaving the community, so will no longer be able to serve.

We would like to reach out to residents for a volunteer who might be interested in filling the VP position. The duties required are outlined in the Constitution which can be found here on the website.

Thank you to Robert Weiss for his years of service and dedication to the community!

If you are interested in filling the position or would like more information, please contact us by email at cgyha@outlook.com.

 

Sincerely,
CGYHA executive committee

Dealing with Damaged Shorelines

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Dealing with Damaged Shorelines

RIDEAU VALLEY WATERSHED, Thursday, June 15, 2017 — Recent high waters have caused erosion damage and damage to shoreline structures, particularly east of Cumberland along the Ottawa River and in the upper reaches (Tay Valley Watershed) of the Rideau Valley Watershed.

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) recognizes that some of the remedies for damage may need more than just a minor “tweak”.

This is a reminder to all landowners to check with your local Conservation Authority to see if approval is required prior to doing any “clean-up” work along your shoreline (e.g., shoreline stabilization or repair to shore works, erosion control, dock construction, etc.). There are also restrictions to when you can undertake in-water work and possibly other approval agencies that require consulting depending on where you are in the watershed (e.g., Parks Canada and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests).

The best thing to do is contact your local Conservation Authority to see if there are any restrictions or approval requirements. In the Rideau Watershed, call the RVCA’s Resource Specialists at 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1128 and 1132. You can also visit the RVCA website at http://www.rvca.ca and look for the “After the Flood” link. Be sure to read the document entitled Guidelines for Shore Works in the Rideau Valley Watershed to help you with your project. In cases of severe erosion, funding may be available through Rural Clean Water Grants. RVCA Resource Specialists can guide you towards next steps required to make application to receive funding. Information on these grants is also available on the RVCA website.

The riparian zone (the area along the shores of our creeks, rivers and lakes) is an important area for wildlife and water quality. Trees and shrubs along the riparian zone provide a vegetative buffer that provides shelter and food for wildlife while intercepting upland nutrients. Trees and shrubs also provide valuable erosion protection. They are extremely resilient. Don’t be too quick to remove shoreline plants. Instead, give damaged plants the opportunity to respond with natural regrowth. Corrective pruning may suffice. If you are interested in naturalizing your shoreline, contact the RVCA for details on their Shoreline Naturalization Program or visit the website.

Waterfront property owners will want to remove any fallen branches and debris from their shoreline to ensure the unaltered and uninterrupted flow of water. Be sure not to dispose of garbage, debris or sandbags in the river. Check with your local municipality for local disposal options.

 

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For more information:
Diane Downey
RVCA Director of Communications
613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1126
diane.downey@rvca.ca

Rain Brings Water Levels Up On Rideau

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority issued a statement on expected water levels through the weekend. To learn more visit their website.

City of Ottawa’s Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Rate Study – Update

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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

For more information visit: ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and-environment/water-and-sewer-bills/water-wastewater-and-stormwater-rate-structure

 

Fair Hydro for Ottawa Petition

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45,000 Ottawa residents are currently Hydro One Customers. These residents pay upwards of 30% more for the same hydro service as their direct neighbours with Hydro Ottawa. Read more from Councillor George Darouze.

How can you help?

  1. Sign the petition! Available at locations across the city (locations listed below)
  2. 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)
  3. 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:
George Darouze Petition

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!

The Petition

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

Petition Locations:

Manotick:
Manotick OfficePro – 5541 Manotick Main St.

North Gower:
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

Kinburn:
Councillor El-Chantiry’s Office – 5670 Carp Road

Ottawa Centre:
City Hall    – 110 Laurier Ave West, 2nd Floor, Councillor Darouze’s Office

AGM & Community Clean Up

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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

Scott Moffatt
City Councillor
Rideau-Goulbourn Ward 21
Office: 613-580-2491
Fax: 613-580-2531
Twitter: @RideauGoulbourn

Winners were drawn from those who renewed their annual membership at the AGM.

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 Keep it to 40 colour
  • 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

AGM 2016 – Updated

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Friday, April 22, 2016
Carleton Golf & Yacht Clubhouse

6:30 p.m.

Pub Night immediately follows the AGM.

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! 
Renew your annual membership at the AGM for a chance to win great prizes including:

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 cgyha@outlook.com.


CGYHA COMMUNITY CLEAN-UPCleaning the Capital - Logo

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