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Board Notes

We have a new name: Fairwinds-Poole Creek Community Association

Thanks to all of our neighbours who joined us at our Annual General Meeting on Monday night. It was an opportunity to look back at all of our activities over the past year, we welcomed new board members into our group, and we had a Q&A session with Councillor Shad Qadri.

We also approved a motion to update our name!  We are now the Fairwinds-Poole Creek Community Association! Although our boundaries were changed last year to include new homes on streets like Cento, Mazon, Vivera, Shackleford, and Warmstone, we heard from some residents that they were unsure if they could participate in our association’s events and projects.  We thought it made sense to include Poole Creek as part of our association, not only because of the subdivision name, but also because the creek is the predominant natural feature in our neighbourhood that we all enjoy.

We’ll be updating our web site and social media feeds to reflect the change in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Here’s a map showing our current boundaries.

Fairwinds boundaries updated 2017

 

Board Notes

FCA Annual General Meeting – Monday, February 26

FCA AGM 2018

 

Join us on Monday, February 26 for our 2018 Fairwinds Community Association Annual General Meeting
7:30pm-9:00pm at The Grounds (5703 Hazeldean Rd next to Food Basics)

  • Meet your neighbours
  • Learn how you can get involved in events and activities in our neighbourhood in 2018
  • Special presentation from Councillor Shad Qadri
  • Join our volunteer board of directors

You can also renew your annual membership at the meeting or online for $5.

The FCA is a group of neighbourhood volunteers who work on issues that are important to the community and we organize and support events and hope to continue keeping our neighbourhood a great place to live. Interested in joining as a volunteer board member? Email us at info@fairwindscommunity.com or click here for more info about joining our board.


Draft Agenda

  1. Welcome / Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes from 2017 AGM
  4. President’s Update
  5. Treasurer’s report
  6. Constitution Amendment – Motion re: name change
    (see below)
  7. Nominations & voting for new board members
  8. Break / Meet & Greet
  9. Councillor Shad Qadri Update
  10. New Business / Open Discussion

Constitution amendment

As per the FCA constitution and bylaws, amendments to the constitution can be voted on at an Annual General Meeting, with notice provided to the community of at least 7 days prior to the meeting.  At the AGM, we’ll be moving the following resolution:

  • Whereas the Fairwinds Community Association (FCA) boundaries include the communities of “Fairwinds, Fairwinds North, Fairwinds West, and Poole Creek Village” (Constitution Appendix A, Amended March 2017), and,
  • Whereas the FCA strives to be inclusive and representative of all residents within these boundaries. and,
  • Whereas the Poole Creek watercourse is the predominant natural feature in our neighbourhood.
  • Therefore be it resolved that the name of the Fairwinds Community Association be changed to the “Fairwinds-Poole Creek Community Association”.
Development

Notice of upcoming blasting for Poole Creek Village construction

From Councillor Qadri re: upcoming blasting for construction in Poole Creek Village:
 
Tartan Homes has advised that their contractor will commence blasting activity in the Poole Creek Phase 3 subdivision next week. The blasting is required for the final servicing phase in the subdivision and is expected to take 6 weeks. Over 70 pre-blast surveys were completed and notice has been provided to all the adjacent homeowners.
 
The Poole Creek Village development at 5831 Hazeldean Road received draft approval in 2012. The lands are located north of Poole Creek/Hazeldean Road and south of Maple Grove Road. It is located in between the Fairwinds and the Fairwinds West subdivision.
 
If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact my office and you may contact Wayne Kennedy, Franks Drilling and Blasting at 613-561-6443.
Development

Revised Plan of Subdivision & Public Meeting for 195…

From the City of Ottawa:
Please be advised that a revised Plan of Subdivision and Concept Plan have been posted on DevApps for the Shenkman/Cavanagh proposed development located at 195 Huntmar Drive (File No: D07-16-16-0011). A summary document of the changes made to the plan by the applicant has also been posted.
The Public Meeting for the Subdivision Application will be held at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (Hall A), 1500 Shea Road on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 starting at 6:30 pm.

There is also a good comparison of the previous plan and the current plan available at StittsvilleCentral.ca

195-huntmar-siteplan-revised

Safety

REMINDER: How to report a vehicle theft

Community Police Officer Kevin Williams recently reached out to local community associations on the issue of vehicle thefts and asked us to share this information with residents.

“It has been brought to my attention that there are concerns about an increase in thefts from vehicles in the Stittsville area over the last few months.  A review of reported incidents to the Ottawa Police Service from September 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017 indicates that there have only been 6 reported thefts from vehicles incidents in the Stittsville area.  Two of these incidents occurred in the month of November.   It may be possible that theft from vehicle incidents in the area are not being reported to police.

“I was hoping that all Stittsville Community Associations can assist the Ottawa Police Service in sending out a message to residents in the area encouraging them to report crimes and suspicious activity to the police. Reporting incidents to the police is important and provides us with the information needed to identify crime patterns and assists us in addressing crime in the community.”

To report a vehicle theft or any other incidents: visit the Ottawa Police “Contact Us” web page at ottawapolice.ca. Many reports can be made online.

You should also check out this Ottawa Police resource page with tips on how to decrease opportunity for criminals and safeguard your vehicle.

Parking, Traffic and Transit

DECEMBER 7: Open House for light rail to Kanata-Stittsville

(update from Councillor Shad Qadri’s office)

LRT Map December 2017

Once again, I would like to invite all residents to an open house regarding the Kanata Light Rail Transit (LRT) Environmental Assessment (EA) Study on Thursday, December 7th at the Kanata Recreation Complex (Hall A, 100 Charlie Rogers Pl). Another open house took place earlier this year on June 5th to discuss potential options regarding the future of the LRT extension from Moodie to Palladium through Kanata; for a recap of what was discussed, please visit my website here.

Extending LRT to Kanata is identified in the Ultimate Network in the City’s 2013 Transportation Master Plan (TMP). At the previous Public Open House, the City presented the evaluation of alternative corridors and identified a preliminary preferred corridor.

lrt

To date, the Study Team has finalized the recommended corridor, and at this open house will present design details on the recommended plan, station locations and concept designs, and the requirement for a light maintenance and storage facility.

The Environmental Assessment portion of the study will be undertaken in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects. The City must consider alternative corridors and designs for the project, undertake public and agency consultation, assess the potential environmental effects of the Recommended Plan and identify measures to mitigate any such impacts.

I highly encourage all residents to attend this important open house and share their comments as the LRT will play a huge role in the future of Ottawa transit. Comments received will be collected under TPAP, and with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. To provide your comments, please contact Senior Project Engineer, Angela Taylor, by email at Angela.Taylor@ottawa.ca or by phone by calling 613-580-2424 Ext. 15210

For more information, please visit ottawa.ca/KanataLRT

 

Development

January 10: Public Meeting for proposed development at 195…

(update from Councillor Shad Qadri’s office)

The public meeting scheduled for November 30th as been POSTPONED till Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 with an open house at 6:30 pm with a presentation 7:00 pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (Hall A), located at 1500 Shea Road

195 Huntmar

A public meeting is being held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 with an open house at 6:30 pm with a presentation 7:00 pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (Hall A), located at 1500 Shea Road

The public meeting is regarding a proposed plan of subdivision by Shenkman/Cavanagh for the property at 195 Huntmar Drive, which is located west of Huntmar Drive and south of Highway 417 as shown on the Location Map (File No.: D07-16-16-0011).

The Plan of Subdivision proposes the development of approximately 1120 detached, townhouse, stacked townhouse, and low-rise apartment residential units. The subdivision also includes blocks for commercial development to accommodate a range of small scale retail, restaurant, and service commercial uses and automobile dealerships. A secondary school (OCDSB) and parks, including the Kanata West District Park, are also proposed.

For additional information you can visit my website here.  Please note that in the future a revised Draft Plan of Subdivision will be available on my website and on www.ottawa.ca/devapps .

For more information, please contact myself and City Planner Louise Sweet at 613-580-2424 ext. 27586 or  Louise.Sweet@ottawa.ca.

Community News

SUNDAY, NOV 12: Grand opening of the Rosehill Expressway

Join your neighbours from Fairwinds, Bryanston Gate and Poole Creek this Sunday (November 12) at noon for a “celebration” of sorts, to mark the upcoming opening of the Rosehill Expressway.   Bring your kids and meet at the corner of Johnwoods and Rosehill. We’ll have free hot chocolate & more surprises. Also watch for volunteers in the community this week who will be knocking on doors with a petition to sign.

Rosehill Expressway

Parking, Traffic and Transit

Update on Fairwinds winter parking restrictions

Final map of streets for the winter parking pilot project.
Final map of streets for the winter parking pilot project.

 

From Councillor Qadri’s office:

As many of you are aware, my office has been working with the Transportation Department, the Fairwinds Community Association and Fairwinds residents regarding a winter parking pilot project.

The pilot project for this winter season has been finalized and you can review the map here. For additional information on this project please view previous community updates which includes a Frequently Asked Questions document.

As noted, this will be a pilot project for this winter season and in the Spring we will review the project with the community and will be open to recommendations for changes for the future.  The signage should be installed by December 1st and the parking restrictions will be in affect from December 1st to March 30th.

There have been some changes made to the plan based on feedback from the community.  Below is a summary of those changes.

  • The following streets were removed from the pilot project for this year either at the request of residents on the street or due to the fact that we received no feedback from that street either in support or against the proposed parking restrictions: Burnaby, Grenadine, Kohilo, Mistral, Shawondasee, and Sedgebrook.
  • The following street have the parking restrictions moved to the other side of the street due to resident requests: Aquilo, Etesian (north section), Maloja (portions switched), Pampero, Par-La-ville (portions changed and added), Rosehill (Huntmar to Maple grove) and Tempest (reviewed on-site and portions changed).
  • At the recommendation by residents at the public meeting changes have been made to Leveche to restrict parking at all times on the street, on Leveche south of Maple Grove parking is restricted on the west side, and north of Maple Grove parking will be restricted on the east side.

We did receive requests for more streets to be included and this can be considered in the future.  This is already an aggressive plan, with the number of streets proposed, there will be a need for approximately 95 signs. This will be the largest pilot of this type that the City has undertaken; there was a similar successful pilot in Barrhaven with only five streets. There was an interest to concentrate the pilot in the areas north and south of Maple Grove.

I would like to thank the Fairwinds Community Association and residents for their feedback on this project.