Robert Brocklebank

Nov 292017
 

There has been much discussion about conflicts between developers/renovators and adjacent neighbours. The City has a pamphlet “Building or Renovating in a Mature Neighbourhood” which touches on relations between builders and adjacent residents.

The City is considering revising or replacing the existing pamphlet and requests community input for this purpose. FCA-FAC is collecting inputs through an online survey.

Please look at the current pamphlet which is attached to the draft agenda for the November 22 FCA General Meeting found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/171122DA-1.pdf

Once you have looked at the pamphlet, please record your comments by completing the short (five question) survey at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FCAbuildneigh

Nov 152017
 

A General Meeting of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa [FCA-FAC] will be held Wednesday November 22 at AllSaints Event Space, 10 Blackburn Ave.in Sandy Hill.  A draft agenda for the Nov. 22 meeting is found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/171122DA-1.pdf and draft minutes for the previous meeting held October 18 are at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/171018DM.pdf

Each member association is invited to send two delegates to General Meetings. Observers are always welcome.

Sep 142017
 

A General Meeting of the FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations  of Ottawa] will be held Wednesday September 20 from 7:15 pm at the Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street.

Each member association is invited to send two delegates to General Meetings. Observers are always welcome.

A draft agenda for the Sept. 20 meeting is found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/170920DA.pdf  and draft minutes for the previous meeting are at   http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/170517DM.pdf

Jun 022017
 

On May 31, FCA-FAC submitted comments on the City’s second discussion paper on review of R4 Zoning. The review has been going on for the past eight months and it has become evident that addressing issues in R4 zones will have implications for all residential zones in the City.

No official announcement has yet been made, but it is clear that the R4 review will be absorbed into a broader examination of residential zoning.

Background material and the FCA-FAC submissions to the review are found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/R4zo1705.pdf

May 142017
 

The next General Meeting of FCA [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Wednesday May 17 from 7:15 pm at Kanata Baptist Church, 465 Hazeldean Road. Each member association is invited to sent two delegates to General Meetings. Observers are always welcome.

The featured guest speaker for the May 17 will be Stephen Willis, the new General Manager of the City’s Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department.

A draft agenda for the meeting is found at fca-fac.ca/170517da.pdf <click here> and draft minutes for the previous (April 19) meeting are at fca-fac.ca/170419dm-2.pdf <click here>.  Draft minutes for the Executive meeting of April 26 are at fca-fac.ca/170426EX.pdf <click here>.

Apr 132017
 

The next General Meeting of the FCA [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Wednesday April 19 from 7:15pm at 8B Sweetnam Drive, Stittsville. Member organizations are invited to send two delegates to General Meetings. Observers are always welcome.
A draft agenda for the April 19 meeting is available at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/170419DA.pdf

FCA Member Phil Sweetnam will be hosting a tour of the WM facility at 4pm. Please RSVP with Mr. Sweetnam who will be accepting the first 15 participants to view the plant. Details here: http://fca-fac.ca/wm-tour-details/

Directions to WM facility: http://fca-fac.ca/trans-canada-hwy-kanata-on-k2t-to-2301-carp-rd-carp-on-k0a-1l0-google-maps/

A light dinner will be served following the tour at 117 Covered Bridge.  Directions to dinner here: http://fca-fac.ca/2301-carp-road-carp-on-to-117-covered-bridge-way-carp-on/

Directions to FCA General Meeting can be found here: http://fca-fac.ca/trans-canada-hwy-kanata-on-k2l-to-8b-sweetnam-dr-stittsville-on-k2s-1g2-google-maps/

Pictures of the WM facility:

Gas Extraction Wells at the Landfill site: http://fca-fac.ca/wm-gas-extraction-wells-at-the-landfill-site-7803/

WM Gas extraction wells close up at the landfill site: http://fca-fac.ca/wm-gas-extraction-wells-close-up-at-the-landfill-site-7794/

WM Twenty cylinder Sparking DIESEL GENERATOR:http://fca-fac.ca/wm-twenty-cylinder-sparking-diesel-generator-2403/

 

 

Feb 092017
 

The next FCA-FAC General Meeting will be held Wednesday February 15 at Pierre Rocque Community Centre, 1257 Joseph Drouin Avenue, Orleans. A prime focus of the meeting will be presentations on transportation issues. A draft agenda for the meeting plus some background documentation is found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/170215D2.pdf

Each member association is invited to send two delegates to General Meetings. Observers are always welcome.

Directions: From St. Joseph Boulevard, turn north on St-Jean Street; turn east on Joseph Drouin Ave. (second cross street); continue on Joseph Drouin as it turns north. Community Centre is at 1257 Joseph Drouin. Note there is little parking on the site; park along residential streets where permitted.

Draft minutes for the General Meeting of December 8, 2016 are found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/161208DM.pdf  . Draft minutes for the General Meeting of January 18, 2017 are found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/170118DM.pdf .

 

Jan 122017
 

The next general meeting of FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Tanglewood Park Community Centre, 31 Woodfield Drive.
Continuing a tradition from last year, our kick-off meeting for 2017 (or New Years’ Levee) will feature rotational interviews (or ‘speed-dating’ if you prefer) with various Ottawa experts in the field of social services. Please ensure that members of your association with an interest in social service issues are informed of this event.
A draft agenda for the Jan. 18 meeting is found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/170118DA.pdf
To prepare participants in thinking about social service questions, you are invited at respond to a brief survey which you will find at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7B85C2T
Please note that the draft agenda document includes background information on the agenda items, a listing of the experts who will be available for interviews at the meeting plus a draft submission on R4 zoning for consideration by the general meeting.
Each member association is invited to send two delegates to general meetings. Observers are always welcome. Don’t hesitate to bring along members of your association with an interest in the topics appearing in the agenda. We hope to see you Wednesday in Tanglewood.

Community safety – preliminary survey results

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Dec 072016
 

The December 8 FCA-FAC General Meeting will feature discussion about community safety and security (see the meeting agenda at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/161208DA.pdf  ).

In preparation for that discussion community members are invited to respond to a survey (go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSJ8R76 ).

Although the survey is still open and is collecting responses, preliminary results of the survey were captured on Dec. 7 and an overview can be found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/161208ps.pdf