Robert Brocklebank

Feb 182018
 

FCA-FAC General Meeting Wed. Feb. 21

The next general of the FCA [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will take place Wednesday,  February 21 from 7:15 pm at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex (Hall H) 1490 Youville Drive in Orleans.

Issues of recreation standards and of donation policies will be addressed by Dan Chenier, General Manager, Recreation, Culture & Infrastructure Facilities.  Do plan to attend to learn more about Volunteer Ottawa discounted workshops for FCA members. Safe Wings Ottawa representatives will share their project with us, along with other business items. FCA Member organizations are invited to send two delegates to General Meetings. Observers are always welcome.

A draft agenda for the Feb. 21 meeting is found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/180221DA.pdf   Draft minutes for the previous meeting  (Jan. 17) are found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/180117DM.pdf

Jan 222018
 

Ottawa – a City of Neighbourhoods, a weekend workshop the morning of Saturday Jan. 27, 2018 at Tom Brown Arena, is organized by FCA-FAC with support from the City of Ottawa, Planning Infrastructure & Economic Development Dept. and from Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association. It is intended to be a forum for discussion about planning among community associations, residents, city officials and the development industry. It is an opportunity to learn about planning issues, solutions and a long term vision for neighbourhoods in Ottawa.

All are welcome to attend.  A poster for the event is found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/180127pr.pdf .

You are invited to register in advance for this event at eventbrite  but may also register at the event itself.

Jan 112018
 

On January 17 an FCA-FAC General Meeting will be held at Kitchissippi United Church with an Arts and Culture theme.

In accordance with our custom at the first meeting of the new year, the meeting will feature “speed-dating”, a series of simultaneous small group interviews with invited experts. Meeting attendees rotate from expert to expert making contacts and learning of various topics of interest to communities.

At the January 17 meeting, it will be possible to learn about opportunities for building sense of community and encouraging engagement through arts and cultural initiatives.

Following the “speed-dating” activity, regular FCA-FAC general meeting will take place.

Members and prospective member are invited to bring along representative from their communities who might welcome contact with the invited experts. Observers are always welcome at FCA-FAC General Meetings.

A draft agenda with background information for the January 17 meeting is found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/180117DA-1.pdf   Draft minutes for the previous (Nov. 22) meeting are found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/171122DM.pdf

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. You can find the pamphlet here.

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/