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Friday, October 17, 2014

REVIEW of KHCA 2013-14

                                                

MONTH TO MONTH REVIEW:


Young’s Pond Park puddle rink and Katimavik School boarded and puddle rinks were both in use by skaters by January 1st, but the whole season was affected by roller coaster warm and cold weather None the less even in very cold Community Skating Party success with some sixty people attending.

Seventy percent Chimo residents need to support construction of sidewalks on Chimo Drive  What is the status of safety improvements for Chimo Drive and Cattail Creek Park & Escarpment Park – Chimo Drive design modifications and night lighting?

The signage on Barrow Crescent been changed so as to remind drive not to speed

Councillor Hubley’s Christmas Season Wagon rides provides rides for over 300 people in Katimavik Hazeldean 

Christmas Holiday Season “Lighten the Night” Home Decorating Contest were awarded to 14 Sewell Way,  6 McLaughlin Crescent, 45 Liston Crescent, 53 Dressler Drive, 157 Shearer Crescent, 195 Barrow Crescent, and  138 - 140 Barrow Crescent.    138 - 140 Barrow Crescent was recognized as a special acknowledgement in the  category of past double winner.

KHCA Shared with other Association the 2013 award for largest proportion of park cleaning to presented to Ward 23 – Kanata South    KHCA received a Giant Tiger Gift Card prize

Councillor Hubley assured KHCA residents that idea of second sidewalk on McCurdy Crescent maintains McCurdy Drive eligibility for proper maintenance.     Speed reduction signs help to make vehicle drivers a on the North side of McCurdy of the two elementary schools

Mosquitoes problem contact City Health Duty Desk at 613-580-6744

Telephone police at 613-236-1222 ext 7300 provide the details when you see speeding, etc. help them identify patterns and bring police into the situation to combat lawbreaking patterns

City’s Emergency Preparedness volunteers made a presentation about being ready for crises in family, in neighbourhood or in City or in Canada or in American continent.

Spring Park Clean Up again asked individual residents to pick up litter in parks near their homes.   Did door to door invitation to neighbouring residents clean up Hewitt Park North and Stonegate Park.

Fourth Scouts Commissioner Jeff Judd oral annual report in May

First weekend in June Community Yard Sale 22 registered another at least 40 plus unregistered.  Set of car tires, canvass  tent,  etc.  

Community Appreciation Picnic was postponed until 2015

Widened Driveways in suburbs approved by City.

Older Adult services were made available at City Service Centre in Kanata old Kanata City Hall

Streetlights were installed at Tamblyn/McCurdy intersection on Castlefrank Road    Streetlights space traffic allowing pedestrians to  cross the street and design structure of the roundabout forces slower speeds

Noise problem call By-law Enforcement

Older Adults service of a telephone call OR Email contact from KHCA volunteers once or twice a month began

Old KHCA meeting signage with Q-R Codes affixed set out again in September

Presentation on Confederation LRT Line construction so Scott Street  because of need to connect with O-Train  will reduce deadhead bus traffic generally on watch for solutions

Have:  1. the opening of the direct access ramp from Canadian Tire Place for route #96A to Hurdman and     2. the opening of Innovation Park & Ride  ---    
combined to ease parking at Eagleson Road Park & Ride and overflow parking on adjacent local streets

Fall Park Clean Up: have asked individual residents to pick up litter in parks seven had no litter, eight have been completed eleven are not yet done                                        

Missing Lombardo Drive Sidewalk from Lightfoot Place to McDermot Court has been built and landscaping is in process

Young’s Pond Park upgrades expected to be completed in October 2014

Community Mailboxes will be in use on October 20th, Canada Post starts to appreciate homeowner'viewpoints

Vanstone – Belleview Flood Mitigation session was attended by seventy plus residents is in full scale mitigation construction at this time (October, 2014).




COMMUNITY  ORGANIZATIONS:

Kids Day Kanata Oct 4 at the Kanata Leisure Centre organized by the Hazeldean Family Chiropractic Clinic was a special success

Western Ottawa  Community  Resource  Community  & The Chartwell  Empress  Kanata provide mutual support and publicity

Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice Hike for Hospice raised $147,785.76 in 2014 on a rainy day on May 4, 2014

All Saints Craft Fair on November 1 at All Saints High School


FUTURE

Bachman Terrace townhouse intensification proposal =   Tega Homes has applied to    OMB application to overturn the City decision to refuse 23 Townhouse at 19-23 Bachman Terrace

Building Height   --    Hazeldean Road spot zoning and Kanata Town Centre Transition = Amendment Oct 15

A Site Plan Control has been filed for 15, 19 Frank Nighbor Place & 737, 777 Silver Seven Road. The proposal will allow for the development of 2 one-storey commercial buildings, 1 two-storey medical building and 1 two-storey industrial building.     This is the property in front of The Athletic Club and the buildings will be around the outside with 288 parking spaces in the middle with 31 bicycle spaces.    They want to share Costco Street lighted intersection as main entrance to the property.     Respond by October 30.

The 2014 Municipal Election is October 27 CBC Ottawa wants to hear from you about your community. They're asking you to tell them, "What would make your neighbourhood a better place?"  Come out and have your say on Tuesday October 7, from 8 to 9 a.m. by the Kanata Wave Pool on Aird Place, off of Castlefrank Road.

FIRE PIT reinstalled at Kanata’s Walter Baker Park

Facility for Katimavik Hazeldean will be discussed at February KHCA Meeting  

Has the proposed connection of Larsen Linear Park to Eagleson Road sidewalk been scheduled to be built?

Will 0ne Hundred and Fifty meters be the distance within the urban boundary between residential properties and marihuana growing facilities?

Are dog owners using dog waste receptacles that were set out as a trial?

Hockey nets needed for 2014-15 season

Community Yard Sale signs two lost

Trees and Benches list was submitted December 17, 2013 for implementation during the next few years.     
KHCA requested more trees in the following Katimavik Hazeldean Parks in following order of preference:
 1.      Hewitt Park North Wooded Area where trees have thinned out
2.     Hazeldean Woods in parts where trees have died;
3.     Dunlop Park;
4.     Young`s Pond Park where trees are thinning;
5.     Haywood Park  along pathways;
6.     a few trees in the tree-thinned part of Irwin Gate Park while preserving openness of the Park, and
7.     a few trees in the tree-thinned areas of Dorey Park.

KHCA requested benches in the following Katimavik Hazeldean Areas with Haywood Park the lead priority:
a.       three benches along the pathway and outside of soccer fields of Haywood Park supporting soccer spectators and seniors’ walking;
b.      four benches spread along East side Castlefrank Road between MacNeil Court and Katimavik to promote seniors’ walking;
c.       a bench on the enlarged median of Eagleson Road at the Park & Ride crossing lights, thereby inviting pedestrians to wait for the next street crossing lights to complete crossing the Eagleson Road;
d.      at least one bench in Cattail Park near the top of the trails beyond the KES ball diamond outfield and looking out on the view;  
e.      a bench in southern portion of Beaufort Park near the in-Park street light;
f.        one bench for Hazeldean Woods on Kakulu Road in street lighted area in front of the Hazeldean Woods Signboard to encourage seniors’ walking;
g.       a bench on the North side of Katimavik Road sighted area half way between Aird Place and Castlefrank Road in support of seniors’ walking;
h.      one bench in the well lighted area of Pickford Park near Kakulu Road at the South side of the sidewalk so as to accommodate seniors’ walking, and    
i.         a bench in the well lighted area near Kakulu Road and in the area where Larsen Park turns toward Chimo Drive and yet is still away from nearby homes again to support seniors’ walking.
Benches should not be place close to public garbage baskets.    When a bench is too close to the baskets, the smell from the trash discourages using the bench.      

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