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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

 

 

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

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

 

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.

CITY OF OTTAWA ADDRESSES CGYHA WATER DRAINAGE

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Wednesday, December 10th at 7 p.m.
North Gower Client Service Centre Boardroom
2155 Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower.

Councillor Scott Moffatt and City of Ottawa Staff will hold a community meeting on drainage. It will address ditches in the community and the issues surrounding them.

This Meeting is open to all CGYHA Members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Marv Sywyk msywyk@rogers.com or call him at 613-491-1390.