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

CGYHA Christmas Events 2014

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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 DriveHoliday Decorating Winner 2014

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!

NEW DATE!! – CITY OF OTTAWA ADDRESSES CGYHA WATER DRAINAGE

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The postponed CGYHA Water Drainage Meeting has been rescheduled.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Board Room
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 msywyk@rogers.com or call him at 613-491-1390.

Christmas Tree Safety and Disposal

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Courtesy of Rural Affairs Office – Ottawa

It’s time to trim that Christmas tree, and if you’re using a real tree, buy a fresh tree and keep the base of the trunk in water at all times. If purchasing a real tree, consider buying one through a local member of the Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario (www.christmastrees.on.ca).

Water fresh trees daily. Keep your tree away from any ignition source such as the fireplace, heaters or candles. Check all sets of lights before decorating. Before you put those lights on the tree or around the front window check the cords closely. Discard any sets that are frayed or damaged.

Christmas trees will be picked up as part of the regular garbage and recycling collection schedule in January. Trees must be free of decorations and not wrapped in plastic bags.