Robert Brocklebank

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.

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

Nov 302016
 

The next General Meeting will be held Thursday Dec. 8 at the Overbrook Community Centre 33 Quill St. A discussion on community safety, featuring senior officers of Ottawa Police Services will be the prime feature of the meeting. A proposal for a submission for the OMB Review will also be discussed.

To prepare for the safety discussion, participants are invited to complete a short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSJ8R76

The draft agenda for the meeting is found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/161208DA.pdf

Oct 282016
 

The next general meeting of FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Monday November 7, 2016 at the Manotick Legion Branch 314, 5050 Ann Street.

Each member association is invited to send two delegates to general meetings. Observers are always welcome.

The Nov. 7 meeting features a panel discussion (followed by Q&A and breakout groups) on the provincially announced Review of the Ontario Municipal Board [OMB].

A draft agenda for the Nov. 7 meeting (to which background material is  added) is found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/161107A6.pdf

Oct 052016
 

The Province of Ontario has released a public consultation document for the review of the Ontario Municipal Board. The document, found at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page15027.aspx , is to stimulate discussion. Public input is requested by December 19, 2016. In addition to submitting comments over the web or by mail, town hall meetings are to be held in various Ontario centres over the autumn. The only town hall to be held in Eastern Ontario will be Wednesday November 9,  6pm to 9:30 at St. Anthony’s Hall, 523 St. Anthony Street, Ottawa. A full list of town halls is found at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page15024.aspx