Wild Parsnip. Protect yourself, your family and pets.

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12771851-23053263-thumbnailWild 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.

www.rideaugoulbourn.ca/wildparsnip/

 

ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

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Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Clean out your cupboards and closets!
Join your neighbours in one of Ottawa’s most popular community garage sales.

(Rain Date: Sunday, May 31   8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Helpful Tips:

  1. Be prepared. Be ready to go the night before so that you don’t have to rush around in the morning.
  2. Plan your sale layout with customers in mind. Use marketing tricks to make your customers more likely to purchase your stuff!
  3. Price things carefully.
  4. Label things well.
  5. Be friendly. Greet people as they arrive — chat if they’re chatty.
  6. Be willing to bargain, but be less flexible at the start.
  7. Make sure you have change: quarters, loonies, toonies, $5 bills.
  8. Do not use a cash box. Keep your money on you at all times.
  9. Make it easy for shoppers to test electronic items. Have batteries and/or an extension cord available for testing.
  10. Make it easy for shoppers to take their purchases home. Have bags, boxes and newspapers available.

Ottawa Giveaway Weekend:

The Spring Giveaway Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015

Don’t put your unwanted stuff in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Giveaway Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find hidden treasures.

Read more here: ottawa.ca/en/residents/garbage-and-recycling/garbage-collection/giveaway-weekend

Community Clean Up – tomorrow!!!

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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.

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.