New Executive Committee & Revised Constitution

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Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM on Friday, April 24th. Business was dealt with efficiently and everyone retired to enjoy drinks, snacks and a winning game for the Senators.

Special thanks to:

  • CGY&C President, Bob Bonisteel for taking the time to connect with our members.
  • Chelsea Coyle & the staff at the Clubhouse for great food and service.
  • Darlene Mercer, our outgoing Events Director & Jimmy Kim, our outgoing President. Thanks for all your years of dedication to our community.

Following approval at our AGM, the new Executive Committee members and revised Constitution have now been updated to our website.

AGM – Friday, April 24

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Friday, April 24, 2015
Carleton Golf & Yacht Clubhouse

6:30 p.m.

Kick off our Community Membership Drive!
Don’t forget your $15.00 or a cheque made out to CGYHA.

Vote in the new Executive Committee members and review Constitutional Changes!

Find out what’s new in your Community and how you can participate to keep our neighbourhood a safe, fun, friendly and vibrant place to live!

Pub Night immediately follows the AGM.

The slate of nominated candidates for 2015-2016 Neighbourhood Association includes:

President  Eric Bill
Vice President  Robert Weiss
Past President  Jimmy Kim
Secretary  Allison Smith
Treasurer  Mike Dickey
Events Director  Denae Moores
Membership Director  Marv Sywyk
Communications Director / Neighbourhood Watch  Lisa Geraghty
Street Rep Director  Nancy Mandigo
Parks & Pathways  Lynn Spraggs

As a candidate stands for each position, nominations are now closed in accordance with CGYHA Constituition (ARTICLE 4: OFFICERS Section 4)

 

 

CGYHA Drainage Update from Councillor Moffatt

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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.

Thanks,

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

 

Speeding within the Carleton Golf and Yacht Community

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Our community has a problem with speeding, even though our posted speed limit is 40 km/h.
In the interests of safety, the Carleton Golf and Yacht Club Homeowners’ Association encourages residents to “Keep It To 40 km/h” and to ask that their visitors do the same.Did you know that:
  • 5  per cent of pedestrians die when struck by a vehicle at 32 km/h?
  • Fatalities increase to 85 per cent at only 64 km/h?

The CGYHA receives many complaints about speeding within our community, particularly on Upton Road and Fairway Drive.

We need your help!

What Can You Do To Help?

  • Keep your speed within our community to the posted 40km/h;
  • Encourage your neighbours, visitors and service providers to keep it to 40km/h;
  • Report speeders to the Ottawa Police Service.
Report Speeding to the Ottawa Police Service
The Ottawa Police Service encourages people to contact them with information about speeders.  The OPS does investigate all reports of speeding and does follow up on each report.  The information is tracked to analyze patterns within neighbourhoods and with individual licence plates.  If information is not reported, the OPS will not be able to do anything about speeding or speeders.

There are two ways to report speeders to the OPS:

The more information that you can provide to the OPS, the easier it makes their job. Think:
  • make/model/colour of car
  • any identifying features (company logo, personalized licence plate)
  • licence plate # (or partial)
  • any details about the driver (gender, colour of hair)
  • date and approximate time and location, direction vehicle was travelling, noting outside what specific address, if possible.                                                        
 Manotick “Keep it To 40 km/h” Initiative
The Manotick Village Community Association has launched a campaign to keep the speed limit to 40 km/h in the village.The impetus behind this initiative, even though the posted speed limit in the Village is currently 50 km/h, is to improve safety.
Take the pledge to “Keep It to 40 km/h” at: www.manotickvca.org/k40.html
The MVCA has lawn signs in case you want to publicly support the initiative.

Special Membership Offer for CGYHA Members! For a Limited Time Only!

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Carleton Golf & Yacht Club is pleased to announce a special promotion that is being offered to the Carleton Golf & Yacht Home Owners Association.
Until June 30th 2015 there will be zero initiation for any CGYHA member that wants to join the club as either a GOLD or SILVER member. This is a total savings of $3,000 per member or $4,500 for a couple. Its a fantastic way to join the community’s golf course at a greatly discounted rate.

Also, any member that has resigned in the past can re-join at no additional cost. Please contact Kyle Mclean @ 613-692-3531 or kyle@carletongolf.com. You can also stop by for a coffee between 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday to discuss any further details.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Kyle Mclean
Assistant General Manager
613-692-3531 (office)
613-558-1344 (cell)
Kyle@carletongolf.com

Update – City of Ottawa Addresses CGYHA Water Drainage

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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

  1.  About 30 residents from the CGYHA attended the meeting.
  2. There were 6 staff members from the city and Councillor Moffatt
  3. The main purpose of the meeting was to outline the numerous problems with ditches and drainage within the community.
  4. Councillor Moffatt opened the meeting and introduced the staff members.
  5. Marv Sywyk introduced the overall problem by stating
    1. we were interested in an overall solution as well as addressing individual concerns
    2. we all recognize that the area is flat and the water table is high
    3. Any solution must also address the culverts that are suppose to drain water from the community into the river (mainly from Marina Dr)
    4. Not looking for an expensive solution that might increase taxes
    5. Not looking for a solution that would involve digging up existing culverts on some properties
  6. Some individual from the community had already emailed their concerns to Councillor Moffatt
  7. Those at the meeting outlined their individual problem. The city took notes and will follow up.
  8. 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.
  9. The City will not approve filling of ditches or installation of culverts.
  10. 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 msywyk@rogers.com so that we have a consolidated view of all of the issues.

Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards

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HELP CELEBRATE CAREGIVERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Champlain CCAC Heroes in the Home logoThe Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards.

Nominate a special individual today and let them know they are truly appreciated!

These awards are presented to family members, friends, volunteers and health care professionals whose kindness and commitment allow people to live full lives in their communities, despite the limitations of age, illness or disability.

HOW TO NOMINATE A CAREGIVER

Say ‘thank you’ to a caregiver you know by nominating them for a Heroes in the Home award. The deadline for nominations is February 27, 2015.

  1. Submit your nomination online »
  2. Print the form and send it back by e-mail, fax or mail »

– See more at: healthcareathome.ca