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.
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.
There are two ways to report speeders to the OPS:
- By calling the non-emergency line at: 613-236-1222, ext. 7300
- Via online reporting: ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Online-Reporting.asp
- 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.
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.
Also, any member that has resigned in the past can re-join at no additional cost. Please contact Kyle Mclean @ 613-692-3531 or email@example.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,
Assistant General Manager
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that we have a consolidated view of all of the issues.
HELP CELEBRATE CAREGIVERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards.
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.
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Afternoon Tea with Santa
CGYHA staged another successful neighbourhood Christmas party at Carleton Golf & Yacht Club on Sunday, December 7th. Children and adults alike enjoyed a hot chocolate bar with a visit. Lots of food and good cheer with many new faces joining us this year!
Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides & Holiday Decorating Contest
On the evening of Sunday, December 14th, CGYHA hosted horse-drawn trolley rides through our community. Many neighbours came out to enjoy the spirit of the season and good weather with gently falling snow. The neighbourhood looked magical with so many beautifully decorated homes. Spirits were bright. Hot chocolate and coffee enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Grace and Cody (who did all the work!) from Hollybrooke Farms.
Congratulations to the following 2014 Holiday Decorating Contest winners!
- 1st Prize: Neil & Carole Pickles 6415 Aston Rd won top prize, a festive wine basket and gift certificate for the Black Dog Bistro.
- 2nd Prize: Ken & Jane Kroeker, 1304 Fairway Drive &
- 3rd Prize: Justin, Cheryl & Cassandra Calow, 6531 Marina Drive won festive wine baskets and gift certificates for the Red Dot Cafe.
- Honourable Mention: Andre Deschamps & Josette Bjorkes, 6608 Marina Drive
The Carleton Golf & Yacht Homeowners Association would like to acknowledge all residents who decorated their homes in the spirit of the season. Thank you for brightening our community!
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 email@example.com or call him at 613-491-1390.