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Minutes

Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association

                             Keeping Neighbourliness Easy
 
General  Meetings are held at the  
Kanata Recreation Complex
100 Charlie Rogers Place in  
Kanata's Walter Baker Park  
and   begin at 7:30 pm

                           
                          2016-17   Minutes

                       February 6, 2017 – General Meeting


Minutes

        
Present: Rod MacLean, Nilay Ertemur, Jeet Hothi, Steve Anderson, Tom Lowrey, Dustin Muise, Councillor Hubley, Michelle Wright     Regrets: Kul Kapoor, Susan Jones, Judy Lees, David Downing, Mara Zarins

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm.  Rod welcomed everyone.
Councillor Hubley noted that The City signage about Hazeldean refers to the original name for the area beginning in 1818.    Tom asked about the poor condition of two paved areas along Terry Fox Drive (the pavement going in this time of year is temporary)    The increased speed limit on Eagleson (since it was increased to 80 kmph - 80% of vehicles using it are within speed limit) means that the fencing on the North side of the playgrounds must be complete.    Councillor Hubley mentioned that there were not many complaints about residential traffic speeds in KH (because many of the roads are narrower and have lines painted on them in contrast to Bridlewood).  Dustin complimented the improved LED park lighting.

Attention centred on poor OC Transpo service in KH. Councillor Hubley he needs hard facts.   If the buses are consistently packed during rush hour, provide him with dates, times and specific bus numbers.    Steve noted that Kanata South will lag behind in transit service for decades.    Councillor Hubley felt that the $12 million spent on the new Kanata North Park n’ Ride should have been better spent on other transit facilities.    In fact LRT to Bayshore will necessitate them having to transfer on and off the LRT train.   Councillor Hubley pointed out that efficient LRT service will come to Kanata in the future.

On MOTION by M/S Rod, Steve the draft agenda was adopted.
On MOTION by M/S Steve, Nilay the minutes of the December 5, 2016 meeting were adopted.
President’s Update: Volunteer Ottawa aim is to have each resident celebrate Canada’s 150 year by volunteering for 150 hours in 2017.    Business/light industrial in Commercial zones should fit in to its surrounding a commercial area.    For the details of WOCRC Coldest Night of the Year Chrysalis House fundraiser visit: https://canada.cnoy.org/location/kanata.ca 
Treasurer reported the operating fund balance was $1869.

K H Community Appreciation BBQ will be Thursday, May 25, 2017
New Business: Automation will impact us soon.   Nilay is concerned that automation should leave most people without work to do.

Round Table: Dustin suggested the noise from the Queensway is an issue.   There was a discussion on the use of sound barriers berms and vegetation.    Steve raised the matter of public benches and Rod responded that the installation of more benches is a long term ongoing project.                            Nilay felt K H should post do not litter signage within the community.
Adjournment: 8:50 pm        Next Meeting: Monday, March 6, 2017

APPENDIX   -   ACTIVE KHCA ISSUES
DATE  RAISED
ISSUE
ACTION
NEEDED
WHO DOES
Follow-up
STATUS
Apr 4, 2016
Bachman Terrace
Monitoring development
Rod and others
Ongoing
Jun 6, 2016
Park Play Structures, Benches, Adult Equip
How do we get more in our area?
Nilay and others
Ongoing
Jun 6, 2016
Street Crossovers
Possible locations in KH
Dustin and others
Ongoing
Nov 7, 2016
Eagleson Speed Increase
New speed demands new planning
Steve
In contact with Councillor’s  office
Nov 7, 2016
Dogs n’ Playgrounds
Observe  rules
All
Ongoing
Dec 5, 2016
160 Hearst
Increase from 3 to 4 stories
All
Ongoing
Dec 5, 2016
26 Lombardo
Antenna construction
All
Ongoing

 









December 5, 2016 - General Meeting
Minutes


The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm.  Rod welcomed everyone.


On MOTION by M/S Rod, Steve the draft agenda was adopted.

On MOTION by M/S Steve, Nilay the minutes of the November 7, 2016 meeting were adopted.

Sidewalk patio space, R4 zoning review, the OMB review, Density Index issues and small industrial uses in commercial zones were noted.

The following topics were discussed:

Lighten the Night judging tour will be on Tuesday, December 20 for the streets East of Castlefrank Road and on Wednesday, December 21 for streets West of Castlefrank Road     This tour will take pictures of the best residential holiday lighting displays for 2016 Holiday Season.

Young’s Pond Carnival - will likely be held during late January, 2017.

Catch Basins Clogged which you can’t clear!   Call 3-1-1

160 Hearst Way – resident should not have been surprised to find that the hotel across the street is without notice to be a Best Western,  three storeys is to be four and the hotel is to have a convention centre.

26 Lombardo Drive – December 14 Open House on the 179 feet high Transmission Mast should be an interesting event.

Marijuana - This subject continues to be raised at KHCA meetings because of the concern that details will be left to municipalities.   Since the Federal Government is to change the laws around marijuana, speculation is rampant.

Eagleson Speed Limit Increase to 80 KMH - Steve shared an email he had received from our Councillor ‘s office explaining some of the logic behind the recent speed limit increase on our section of Eagleson Road.    A more fulsome answer is expected.

ADJOURNMENT:  9:15pm
Since the Lighten  the Night awards party will be on January 2nd
NEXT MEETING: Monday, February 6, 2017


APPENDIX   -   KHCA ACTIVE ISSUES

DATE  RAISED
ISSUE
ACTION
NEEDED
WHO DOES
Follow-up
STATUS
Apr 4, 2016
Bachman Terrace Condos
Monitoring development
Rod and others
Ongoing
Jun 6, 2016
Park Play Structures, Benches, Adult Equip
How do we get more in our area?
Nilay and others
Ongoing
Jun 6, 2016
Street Crossovers
Possible locations in KH
Dustin and others
Ongoing
Nov 7, 2016
Eagleson Speed Increase
New speed demands new planning
Steve
In contact with Allan Hubley’s office
Nov 7, 2016
Dogs n’ Playgrounds
Better rule markings
All
Ongoing
Dec 5, 2016
Young’s Pond Carnival
Winter Carnival Planning
Rod
Ongoing
Dec 5, 2016
160 Hearst
Increase from 3 to 4 stories
All
Ongoing
Dec 5, 2016
26 Lombardo
Antenna construction
All
Ongoing

 






November 7, 2016 – General Meeting
Minutes

Present: Harjit “Jeet” Hothi, Steve Anderson, Tom Lowrey, “Laura”
Regrets: Rod MacLean, Kul Kapoor, Nilay Ertemur, Dustin Muise, Susan Jones, Maureen Taylor, Judy Lees, David Downing

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm.  Jeet welcomed everyone.

On MOTION by M/S Tom, Steve the draft agenda was adopted. 
On MOTION by M/S Tom, Steve the minutes of the September 12, 2016 meeting were adopted.

In Rod’s absence the following issues were discussed, and the Spreadsheet of Active KHCA Issues was updated.

Eagleson Speed Limit Increase
TransCanada trail crossing / Why are some parts of Eagleson 60 km/hr and others 80 km/hr?/ Unsafe bus stop at Kakulu and Eagleson / Removed bus stop at Shatner Gate and Eagleson / Lack of connection from Eagleson to the Larsen Linear Park / No bike lanes on Eagleson / Fast-moving traffic too close to the edge of Roger St. Denis playground – all these items were combined into one large discussion because all these issues are tied to the increased speed limit on Eagleson from 60 to 80 kmh.  Steve Anderson was to follow up with Allan Hubley.

Dogs in Parks
Dog Owners are expected to keep dogs at least 5 meters away from city park play structures.  Most present had not heard of that rule. 

Other Issues Briefly Mentioned
Replacement of KH trees, Community BBQ May 25, Police officer assigned to Kanata, Holiday Wagon Rides, Treasurer  review (funds are about the same as last meeting), Katimavik Road bicycle lanes, Pedestrian crossover of Katimavik Road, Bachman Terrace ditches.

ADJOURNMENT:  8:30pm  

NEXT MEETING:  December 5, 2016


APPENDIX   -    ACTIVE KHCA ISSUES

DATE  RAISED
ISSUE
ACTION
NEEDED
WHO DOES
Follow-up
STATUS
Apr 4, 2016
Bachman Terrace Condos
Monitoring development
Rod and others
Ongoing
Jun 6, 2016
Park Play Structures, Benches, Adult Equip
How do we get more in our area?
All
Ongoing
Jun 6, 2016
Pedestrian Street Crossovers
Possible locations in KH
Dustin and others
Ongoing
Nov 7, 2016
Eagleson Speed Increase
Renew speed requires to be reconsidered
Steve
To contact Allan Hubley
Nov 7, 2016
Dogs and Playgrounds
More Park signs
All
Ongoing



 2015-16   Minutes






Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association
Keeping Neighbourliness Easy

Annual General Meeting


October 3, 2016   -    Draft Minutes

Present:  Rod MacLean, Nilay Ertemur, Tom Lowrey, Steve Anderson, Ali A. Khan, Steve Parker, Harjit “Jeet” Hothi, Dustin Muise                     Regrets: Kul Kapoor, Susan Jones, Maureen Taylor, Judy Lees, David Downing
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm.  Rod welcomed everyone.

On MOTION by M/S Rod, Steve the draft agenda was adopted.

On MOTION by M/S Rod, Nilay the minutes of the September 12, 2016 meeting were adopted.

President’s Update    Half-finished community mailboxes on Vanstone-Belleview are still not done.  Park lighting not too good in some parks.  We will hear back soon about using Castlefrank Public School for our annual picnic next summer.   Bachman Terrace situation continues to evolve.  The winter carnival last winter was a success, with approximately 160 residents attending.  Rod has made an application for 3 morning and 3 afternoon #61 bus routes to run on Pickford Dr. West and Kakulu Rd.  The watermain instulation work on Katimavik will be coming to an end for this season soon.  Rod will contact Peter McNichol about becoming KHCA’s safe cycling representative.

Treasurer’s Report Jeet stated there was $1307.94 in the bank account.
Election of KHCA Officers  It was the consensus that the current directors would continue.   President – Rod MacLean, Treasurer – Jeet Hothi,
Secretary – Steve Anderson, Member-at-Large – Nilay Ertemur,
Member-at-large and representative at FCA - Kul Kapoor, with Dustin Muise as KHCA representative on FCA Transportation Committee

Flight Path Adjustments
Tom explained how NAV Canada flight path adjustments has placed planes just  East of the KH area when landing, South of KH area if taking off to Toronto, but overhead if taking off for Western Canada which is infrequent .

Marijuana in our neighbourhood
There was a spirited discussion about the coming legalization of marijuana. In particular concern was expressed about the growing of such plants in residential areas and the location of stores selling the item.

ADJOURNMENT:  9:10 pm   NEXT MEETING: November 7, 2016



APPENDIX   -   ACTIVE KHCA ISSUES
DATE  RAISED
ISSUE
ACTION
NEEDED
WHO DOES
Follow-up
STATUS
April 4, 2016
Dog Feces in Parks
Clean up
Rod
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Community sign on Castlefrank at Hazeldean
Sign removed
Kul
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Flood plain mapping
Interest invited
Rod
Interest registered
April 4, 2016
KHCA website
Improvement
Rod
Happening
April 4, 2016
Bachman Terrace Condos
Monitoring development
Rod and others
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Bus schedule changes
OC Transpo Website
Steve
Monitoring Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Hedge at 15 Belleview
Discussion
All
Mirror proposed
April 4, 2016
Retaining wall at 101 Belleview
Information only – court case pending

On hold
April 4, 2016
Tiles for Vanstone- Belleview Mailboxes
Post Office installation
not finished
Kul
Ongoing
May 2, 2016
Katimavik & Terry Fox
Noise and structural concerns
Residents
Ongoing
May 2, 2016
Third-party signage
Discussion
Add snow blowing
Request  submitted
May 2, 2016
Coach Houses
Impending Rule Changes
Nilay, Kul
Ongoing





June 6, 2016
Park Play Structures, Benches, Adult Equip
How do we get more in our area?
All
Ongoing
June 6, 2016
Street Crossovers
Proposed  KH locations
Dustin and others
Ongoing







Appendix

Year in Review 2015-16 Highlights

 October, 2015   Annual General Meeting                                                              *Steve Anderson nominated and approved to join Rod MacLean, Kul Kapoor, Harjit Hothi and Nilay Ertemur as members of the KHCA Board of Directors.                                                                                                                           *For street safety, anti-speed measures are needed for Sewell Way.   Charles Gregoire is to follow up with the Councillor’s office the traffic issues on Sewell Way                                 
November, 2015                                                                                                            *The advice of Peter Vice, QC is that since there was no indication and no record of contaminated soil at severe the Northern half of 19 Bachman, KHCA have to attack the engineer somehow.   Tom Lowrey proposed and KHCA asked Jack McLaren, MPP to request Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing the Honourable to review and correct the OMB decision on Tega’s proposal for 19-23 Bachman Terrace.   This Mr. McLaren did.     KHCA awaited a decision by the Provincial Government.                                                                                 *New minimum parking policy for the inner urban area is based on the facts that 7% of all Ottawa households do not own a vehicle and estimated 23% of Ottawa-Gatineau households spend over 50% of income on housing and a vehicle.     This means that few households will need parking but it also means that transit service has become an essential service.                                                                                                         
December, 2015
*Footbridges blocked in Cattail Creek Park in December and footbridges were opened  for use in April                                                                                                                                         *An answer from city about Sewell  Way to come although Castlefrank Road long left turn signal  was experienced Friday evening Dec 4th                                                                                                                                                                                    *Stittsville Carp Road Tomlinson Transfer Station & Landfill facility was toured.
January, 2016
At 2015 Lighten the Night awards night, the Top Three winners were: 162 McClintock Way, 39 Dressler Drive, and 61 Roberge Crescent.    The three special mention homes were: 83 Nanook Crescent, 157 Shearer Crescent and 6 Bylot Court.   The at least past two repeat home winners were: 14 Sewell Way, 45 Liston Crescent and 168-170 Barrow Crescent.   The top 2015 block winners were: the Northern two blocks of Vanstone Drive.   
February, 2016
*Susan Hagar on the assistance a nurse on board can provide a person who is not sure about what to ask a medical professional.                                                                                                                                                                                          *OPS Constable Le outlined traffic management and also suggested that violators on Hearst Way may be teenagers                                                                                                                                                                                *Young’s Pond Winter Carnival Weekend – to be first two day weekend Broomball Feb 20 and Broomball final and Community Skating Party Feb 21.      A total of 160 people participated in the weekend.     
*KHCA received the 2015 Cleaning the Capital graffiti cleaning prize                                                                                   
*Residents should ensure that they are basically safety wise by consulting www.safetyinfo.ca  Snowmobilers are also advised to consult the snowmobile clubs website www.ofsc.on.ca                                                                                                                                                          March, 2016                                                                                                                   Kristy Gress from the Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC ) at 417 Hazeldean Road is a one of eleven (www.eoon.ca)  provincially funded Ottawa agencies that at no charge assist prospective Ontario employees in the West of Ottawa including Bells Corners and rural Ottawa West.                                                                                                                                                       Councillor Hubley Resident pointed out that Ottawa’s snow removal standards appear to be reduced.  Councillor Hubley stated that the Auditor General finds Ottawa’s snow removal level standard is above the provincial average standard, that is not just Toronto, but Timmins, Thunder Bay and every other Ontario municipality                                                                                                         * Councillor Hubley felt that having to stop and proceed with care was endorsed By-law enforcement and City Traffic so is appropriate when residents raised the concern that the hedge on Belleview Drive at Pickford Drive is about 10 feet outside the lot line and on City property, and should be adjusted to allow vision by vehicle drivers, as per the 20-foot Triangle by-law.                                                                                                                 * In declining to arrange a meeting Councillor Hubley advised the resident on Belleview Drive that he should undertake a court case since By-law tickets cannot be changed by Councillors.      A resident on Belleview Drive was concerned that he was to have the retaining wall repaired at his expense or the By-law Enforcement would fine him and also have the resident pay for the repairs to the retaining wall.  In October, 2015 a surveyor installed a property bar between the two Belleview Drive properties and showed that the retaining wall was within the other Belleview Drive property.                               *Karen McCrimmon, MP the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and to the Associate Minister of National Defence and our Member of Parliament was congratulated on her election win last October.      *In reply to comments on the need to promote small business initiatives and needs with lower taxes, our MP pointed out that Canada has the lowest taxes in the OECD except Ireland.                                                                                *The real step should be that even basic refining of bitumen to crude oil level would noticeably reduce the degree of contamination in a spill.                                                                                                                                                                                         *Aging of our society means that long term care will be in more of a crisis than it already is with 4000 seniors in hospitals waiting for long term care facilities to become available which it was suggested the situation could be resolved by having the government collaborate in construction and someone else operate the facilities        April, 2016                                                                                                                   Harjit Hothi took over as Treasurer with April meeting, Kul Kapoor remains as KHCA representative at the Federation of Citizens Associations with special interest in city planning and zoning, Steve  Anderson became KHCA Secretary with March meeting, Nilay Ertemur continues as member of the Board and Rod MacLean continues as President                                                                                                                                       *The large Katimavik Hazeldean community sign at the corner of Castlefrank and Hazeldean Roads is on the ground.   Ten years ago the City said they will no longer fix neighbourhood signs.    KHCA is awaiting evidence that the signage dated to 1980 about  when Kanata was created.                                                                                                             *Progress is being made towards the KH Community BBQ on June 4th in the schoolyard at Castlefrank Public School.    Hummingbird MediSpa will provide cards for facials or manicures.                                                                                                           *KHCA opposition to Uber Taxi and Limo service was raised since it does not agree with Uber’s policy of flexible pricing based on demand and its lack of proper insurance protecting passengers                                                                                                                                                         *The developer of 23 townhomes at 19-23 Bachman Terrace has decided to orient the units as originally planned. There was an August teleconference in which KHCA indicated that it accepted the OMB decision on the 19-23 Bachman Terrace proposal by Tega Homes                                                                                                                    May, 2016                                                                                                                                    *There will be blasting carried out for a new water mains beginning along the West end of Katimavik Road, down Terry Fox Drive and then Westward on Maple Grove Road.  Residents should take their own photos of their home foundations both before and after the blasting takes place.                                                                                                                *Nilay will forward contact info of a cultural group interested in participating in “Celebrating Cultures in our Community” at the Hazeldean library in June.                                                                                                                          *Dustin suggested that KHCA should support giving pedestrian the right of way when crossing directly from one pathway in a park across a street to the pathway in another park.  It would have to be properly signed so that a pilot project can be readily identified by a driver approaching on the street.                                                                        *Dustin also proposed that a noise wall be erected along the section of Highway 417 from Eagleson Road overpass to Castlefrank Road overpass.   It is suggested that while the highway is in fact at a lower level then adjacent South side property, it might be more effective to install shrubbery and trees for a proper sound barrier                                  *The suggestion that the noise wall be financed by installing solar panels along the sound wall was disputed.  The solar panels would  clash with the fact that the panels reflect sunlight and represent a serious hazard to anyone who happens to be at the area where the sun’s light is reflected; as well as the heating effect of sunlight on the area it is reflected towards.                                                                                                          June, 2016                                                                                                                              *Everyone who helped with the summer BBQ held the previous Saturday was thanked...  22 new members were signed up, and 10 people renewed their memberships.  All new memberships and renewals are good until November 2017.                                                                                                             *Any resident of Ottawa may “buy” a City bench for about $3,000                                           *Street Crossover Locations in Katimavik-Hazeldean were proposed for Castlefrank and McCurdy North, as well as Chimo at Cattail Creek and Larsen Park                                  July, 2016 Special Meeting                                                                                                        Dustin Muise will represent KHCA on the Transportation Commottee of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations                                                                                                                  *David Hole from the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study indicated that the future studies released by the ONS would show KHCA boundaries as from HWY 417 to Hazeldean Road and fro Eagleson Road to the Carp River.  Unhappily past studies would not be corrected with proper KHCA boundaries.   The changes will take effect with studies based on the 2016 Census likely in 2018.                                                                        September, 2016                                                                                                                             Natalie Persaud spoke about her role as a Community Planning Liaison.  She is a resource at the City that KHCA can access regarding city planning matters.                                           *Vic McNabney identified Neighbourhood Watch as a commitment by groups of residents to look after each other’s safety and property by helping to make all their homes hard targets.   Time of day, noise and light are the enemies of criminals.   Vic McNabney can be reached by email at: vicopsnw@ottawapolice.ca  and by phone at: 613-236-1222 ext: 2001                                                                                                                  *Katimavik Road Watermain Construction raises concern about the compressing of traffic lanes from three into one at the corner of Terry Fox and Katimavik.  Also Davis Avenue being blocked off is a concern because retirement home access is very much lengthened.    By October 1st Davis Avenue was accessed from Katimavik Road.                                                            *KHCA supports the Parents Council effort s to raise funds for a proper play structures for grades one to six on school grounds at Holy Redeemer Elementary School.                                                                                     *CORRECTION: it  was clarified that many drivers are not stopping but necessarily police cars that do not stop   To report any cars for not stopping at stop signs call 613-236-1222 ext 7300.   Provide the licence plate numbers and/or other car I D number; what the driver did; any info on driver; where it was done; when - time of day - it happened; all other details about the happening you have.                                                                              *Residents may access the new tools intended to clarify the budget documents at either: www.councilloallanhubley.ca or go to the city website at www.ottawa.ca and send in your views directly.                                                                                                                  *At the September budget session KHCA proposed that the City route at least three route #61 commuter bus routes to serve Pickford Drive and Kakulu Road morning and evening just as the route serves Palomino Crescent.                                                                                         *KHCA noted that the City uses green painting on the streets to identify cycling safety, KHCA is in support of Dustin Muise argument that green signage and green street markings to identify safe street pedestrian crossings                                                                October, 2016                                                                                                                          Election of nominees to KHCA Board of Directors                                                                                 *NAV Canada flight path adjustments so that landings will be quieter now                                                                                *Marijuana Grow-ops (for individual prescription) being allowed by the Ontario Appeals Court.  Rules and controls are left in the hands of local municipalities so the City of Ottawa needs to draw up registration, controls and verification, etc  In particular Ottawa should specify the distances between growing locations.                                                       *Technology in form of drones could be used to identify those who do not pick up their dog’s feces just as it could be used to identify those vehicles not stopping at stop signs                                                                       *The cycling safety representative is be chosen and *Pedestrian safety when crossing streets – has become an OPS concern                                                                      *Coach Houses – KHCA comments should request that an administrative group which entertains appeals.                                                                                                                                           *The flags on Sewell Way are related to a Rogers project occurring on Sewell from McCurdy to Katimavik.     Workers will be digging pits to determine if there is conduit under the road to use, or they will bore across and put in new conduit.  If there is too much rock, they will have to saw cut road asphalt and will replace with road grade asphalt.                                                                                                                                     Monthly concerns frequently included:                                                                                                              *Tiles are needed for Community Mailboxes on Belleview-Vanstone streets and at the East end of Bachman Terrace.                                                                                                *KHCA promotes having dog owners to pick up and properly discard dog feces.                                         *The lack of visibility at Pickford from Belleview is a concern.    In May Councillor Hubley felt that installing a mirror to help show vehicle drivers determine that it was safe to proceed as they proceed South off from Belleview Drive  at Pickford Drive should be installed until the development at 19-23 Bachman Terrace occurs.                                 *A resident suggested that KHCA should maintain an “inventory” of assets* *Improvements to the lighting have been made to Haywood Park and to Beaufort Park as well as Escarpment /Chimo, Cattail Creek and Larsen Parks.   New lighting is also required to improve safety for such parks as Katimavik Woods Park South, Watts Creek Park, Rowe Park, Dorey Park, Sewell Park, Byrd Park, Stonegate Park, Gesner Court Park, Young’s Pond Court Park, Hewitt Park North and Pickford Park as well as asphalted pathways in  Hazeldean Woods and Irwin Gate Park.                                       *Recreational activities for adults and older adults are needed in K H   There is a dearth of benches in the KHCA area, except at Cattail Creek.                                                                     *KHCA is in contact with Earl of March Secondary School about website improvements                                                                                                       *KHCA proposed to Castlefrank Elementary School that we have a joint Elementary School  and Katimavik-Hazeldean Community BBQ in May-June 2017                                       *Cars not stopping at stop signs can be reported to Ottawa Police Service at 613-236-1222 ext 7300.       


    



Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association
Keeping Neighbourliness Easy
September 12, 2016 - Minutes - Meeting

Present: Rod MacLean, Jeffrey Arcand, Vic McNabney, Susan Jones, Tom Lowrey, April Larson, Steven Porter, Laura Dewar, Darlene McLay, Natalie Persaud, Steve Anderson, Mike Plummer, Nilay Ertemur, Destini McLean, Kul Kapoor, H. S.“Jeet” Hothi, Dustin Muise, Mara Zarins
Regrets: Judy Lees, David Downing, Maureen Taylor

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm.  Rod welcomed everyone back from the summer months
On MOTION by M/S Rod, Steve the draft agenda was adopted.
Natalie Persaud spoke about her role as a Community Planning Liaison.  She is a resource at the City that KHCA can access regarding city planning matters.   

Vic McNabney identified Neighbourhood Watch as a commitment by groups of residents to look after each other’s safety and property by helping to make all their homes hard targets.   He reminded us that time of day, noise and light are the enemies of criminals.   It is like friends’ keeping an eye on a neighbour’s house while the neighbours are away.   Vic emphasized that the Watch has no relation to the former Block Parent program.   What is needed are those do the preliminary door to door organizing on their respective streets.   Vic McNabney can be reached by email at: vicopsnw@ottawapolice.ca  and by phone at: 613-236-1222 ext: 2001

Katimavik Road Watermain Construction raises concern about the compressing of traffic lanes from three into one at the corner of Terry Fox and Katimavik.  Also Davis Avenue being blocked off is a concern because retirement home access is very much lengthened.
On MOTION by M/S Kul, Jeet the minutes of the June 6, 2016 meeting and the July 4, 2016 special meeting were adopted.

President’s update -    
a.   There is little interest in local neighbourhood foci of meeting and chatting.  
b.   The City should provide more adult exercise equipment in the KH parks. 
c.   Improvements to the lighting have been made to Haywood Park and to Beaufort Park as well as Escarpment /Chimo, Cattail Creek and Larsen Parks.   New lighting is required to improve safety for such parks as Katimavik Woods Park South, Watts Creek Park, Rowe Park, Dorey Park, Sewell Park, Byrd Park, Stonegate Park, Gesner Court Park, Young’s Court Park, Hewitt Park North and Pickford Park as well as asphalted pathways in  Hazeldean Woods and Irwin Gate Park.  
d.   Dog owners need to pick up and dispose of dog feces properly

The balance in the operating fund is $1307.

New Business:  KHCA supports the Parents Council effort s to raise funds for a proper play structures for grades one to six on school grounds at Holy Redeemer Elementary School.  Although there is a small pre-school size play structure in the adjacent city park, there is no school play structure.

Roundtable:
e.  CORRECTION:  Cars not stopping at stop signs can be reported to Ottawa Police Service at 613-236-1222 ext 7300.      It was clarified that many drivers are not stopping but necessarily police cars that do not stop
f.     The City should prepare to regulate the cultivation of marijuana, since the Federal Government appears reluctant to do so despite the Ontario Appeals Court decision.  
g.    Residents may access the new tools intended to clarify the budget documents at either: www.councilloallanhubley.ca or go to the city website at www.ottawa.ca and send in your views directly.

ADJOURNMENT:  9:10pm   NEXT MEETING:   Monday October 3, 2016

APPENDIX   -   ACTIVE KHCA ISSUES

DATE  RAISED
ISSUE
ACTION
NEEDED
WHO DOES
Follow-up
STATUS
April 4, 2016
Dog Feces in Parks
Clean up
Rod
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Community sign on Castlefrank at Hazeldean
Sign removed
Kul
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Flood plain mapping
Interest invited
Rod
Interest registered
April 4, 2016
KHCA website
Improvement
Rod
Happening
April 4, 2016
Bachman Terrace Condos
Monitoring development
Rod and others
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Bus schedule changes
OC Transpo Website
Steve
Monitoring Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Hedge at 15 Belleview
Discussion
All
Mirror proposed
April 4, 2016
Retaining wall at 101 Belleview
Information only – court case pending

On hold
April 4, 2016
Tiles for Vanstone- Belleview Mailboxes
Post Office did not finish installation
Kul
Ongoing
May 2, 2016
Katimavik, Terry Fox & Maple Grove blasting
Noise and structural concerns
Residents
Ongoing
May 2, 2016
Third-party signage
Discussion
Ask to add snow blowing
Request submitted
May 2, 2016
Coach Houses
Impending Rule Changes
Nilay, Kul
Ongoing





June 6, 2016
Park Play Structures, Benches, Adult Equip
We need more in our area parks!
All
Ongoing
June 6, 2016
Street Crossovers
locations in KH
Dustin and others
Ongoing








    July 4, 2016  -  Minutes  - Special General Meeting  


Present: David Hole (ONS), Councillor Allan Hubley, Michelle Wright, Rod MacLean, Marc Labreche, Suraj Harish, Kul Kapoor, Ken Purewal, Steve Anderson, Jeet Hothi, R. Alfattal
Regrets: Susan Jones, David Downing, Tom Lowrey, Dustin Muise, Judy Lees, Maureen Taylor

Meeting came to order at 7:35 pm

David Hole, who is the community liaison representative of the  Ottawa Neighbourhood Studies (ONS), was invited to outline the Ottawa  Neighbourhood Studies view of the boundaries of the Katimavik Hazeldean community and to set out the function and purposes of the Ottawa Neighbourhood Studies.

 David Hole assured KHCA that the boundaries of the Katimavik Hazeldean Community for the ONS reports will in future be those from Highway 417 to  Hazeldean Road and from Eagleson Road to the Carp River not those which had  been incorrectly used in the past.   Unhappily the correction will not take effect in ONS reports to be issued in 2018 and will affect only subsequent reports.   Past reports will not be republished to meet the updated boundaries

 David pointed out that the purpose of the ONS work is to empower communities to make their communities even more vital by providing comparative data and analysis.   With this information it is expected that residents in individual neighbourhoods will be motivated to bring their issues to the City so as to place each community on a par with rest of the City.  Moreover with the confidence of the ONS reports communities may develop their distinctive elements which will reflect the special character and distinctiveness of their neighbourhood and residents.

Essentially the ONS function is to gather data from the Statistics Canada Census information and other reports and documentation provided by the City of Ottawa and by Ottawa Public Health.  In addition, the ONS will be developing trend reports based on the 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 Census data. Also the ONS engages in primary research of its own so as to develop walkability indices and scio-economic status indices for the 108 neighbourhood communities within Ottawa.

Adjournment 8:20 pm




June 6, 2016 – Minutes -- General Meeting



Present: Rod MacLean, Nilay Ertemur, Kul Kapoor, Steve Anderson, David MacDonald
Regrets: Susan Jones, Judy Lees, David Downing, Maureen Taylor, Tom Lowrey, Jeet Hothi, Dustin Muise



The meeting was called to order at 7:40 pm.

On MOTION by M/S Steve, Nilay the draft agenda was adopted.

On MOTION by M/S Steve, Kul the revised minutes of the May 2, 2016 meeting were adopted

President’s Update: Rod thanked everyone for their help with the summer BBQ held the previous Saturday.  23 new members were signed up, and 10 people renewed their memberships which are good until November 2017. 

Treasurer’s Update: Kul indicated that our bank balance as of the meeting was $2415.63.
Secretary’s Review of Ongoing Action Items:  There is a need to maintain the spreadsheet list of Action items to a manageable size in anticipation of new items likely being added.  Because it isn’t clear that there is not additional action the KHCA could take, the following items were dropped: Taxi Regulation, June 4th 2015 Police Accident, Census Jobs, Storm Water Management, Multicultural Presentation at the Library, Carlsbad Springs Transfer Station, Photo Radar and Rearrange Parking on McCurdy.
The following items are at least annual recurring items to be revived as appropriate: Park Cleanup, Community BBQ, Community Yard Sale, Volunteer Canada, Potholes, Scams and Fraud, Racial Discrimination and Power Outages.
New Business:
Ottawa Neighbourhood Study boundaries for KHCA are the subject of a special meeting being held on July 4th.

Park Play Structures, Benches and Outdoor Adult Recreation Equipment  We should have better equipment in Parks, many more benches in the KHCA area, except at Cattail Creek and outdoor adult recreation facilities in addition to physical exercise.

Garage Sale Signage Removed from home 24 Parsons Ridge three times. 

Move the Mooney’s Bay Playground Project to the area just East of Eagleson Road between the Park & Ride and Hazeldean Road rather than West of Carp River

Pedestrian Cossovers should be added at the North intersection of Castlefrank Road and McCurdy Drive and on Chimo Drive where Larsen Park and Cattail Creek Park touch Chimo Drive.   

LRT service should be brought to Kanata 

ADJOURNMENT:  9:15 pm
                       Special Meeting:  Monday, July 4, 2016

                       Next General Meeting: Monday, September 12, 2016

                                 

                  APPENDIX   -   ACTIVE   KHCA   ISSUES
DATE  RAISED
ISSUE
ACTION
NEEDED
WHO DOES
Follow-up
STATUS
April 4, 2016
Dog Feces in Parks
Clean up
Rod
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Community sign on Castlefrank at Hazeldean
Sign removed
Kul
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Inventory of KHCA Assets
Listing
Kul
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
KHCA website
Improvement
Rod
Happening
April 4, 2016
Bus schedule changes
OC Transpo
Steve
Monitoring Ongoing

April 4, 2016
Tiles for Vanstone- Belleview Mailboxes
Post Office did not finish installation
Kul
Ongoing


May 2, 2016
Katimavik, Terry Fox & Maple Grove blasting
Noise and structural concerns
Residents
Ongoing





May 2, 2016
Coach Houses
Rule Changes
Nilay, Kul
Ongoing
May 2, 2016
Queensway Noise Wall Sound Barriers
Needed
Dustin
Ongoing
June 6, 2016
Park Play Structures, Benches, Adult Equip
We need to get much more in our area
All
Ongoing
June 6, 2016
Pedestrian Crossovers
Possible KH locations
Dustin and others
Ongoing






 





May 2, 2016 – Minutes - General Meeting





Present: Rod MacLean, Nilay Ertemur, Kul Kapoor, Steve Anderson, Tom Lowrey, Jeet Hothi, Dustin Muise
Regrets: Susan Jones, Judy Lees, David Downing, Maureen Taylor



The meeting was called to order at 7:40 pm.



On MOTION by M/S Rod MacLean, Steve Anderson the amended draft agenda was adopted.

On MOTION by M/S Steve Anderson, Jeet Hothi the revised minutes of the April 4, 2016 meeting were adopted

President’s Update:

Rod noted the upcoming blasting to be carried out, for a new water main beginning along the West end of Katimavik Road, down Terry Fox Drive and then Westward on Maple Grove Road.  He suggested that residents should take their own photos of their home foundations both before and after the blasting takes place.Nilay will forward contact info of a cultural group interested in participating in “Celebrating Cultures in our Community” at the Hazeldean library on June 25th.The meeting agreed that KHCA should propose that snow cleaning signs on driveways and not for profit signage should be added to the exceptions permitted by the current by-law.  Kanata Fourth Scouts reports they have been contacted by good candidates for adult leaders.  Matter of dog feces in the neighbourhood parks is to be pursued.  Rod asked if the KHCA should support having photo radar.  There is a chance that the signs at the main entrances to our neighbourhood can be replaced as a heritage item.  Rod reported emailing Andrew Evers (MOECC) about environmental concerns for the proposed Carlsbad Springs Transfer Station.

Treasurer’s Update:
Kul corrected any misimpression from the March 7 meeting and noted that there is currently a balance of $2,994.92 in the KHCA operating account when all issued but un-cashed cheques are considered.
New Business:
Steve’s Appendix was very well received.   Kul pointed out the failure of Canada Post to complete the installation of tiles at Vanstone- Belleview mailboxes had been overlooked in the April 4 Appendix.
Pedestrians and Pathways. Dustin proposed that KHCA should support giving pedestrian the right of way when crossing directly from one pathway in a park across a street to the pathway in another park.  It would have to be properly signed so that a pilot project can be readily identified by a driver approaching on the street.

Noise Wall. Dustin also proposed that a noise wall be erected along the section of Highway 417 from Eagleson Road overpass to Castlefrank Road overpass.   It was suggested that while the highway is in fact at a lower level then adjacent South side property, it might be more effective to install shrubbery and trees for a proper sound barrier.

Solar Panels on Noise Wall. Dustin’s suggestion that the sound wall be financed by installing solar panels along the sound wall clashes with the fact that the panels reflect sunlight and represent a serious hazard to anyone who happens to be at the area where the sun’s light is reflected; as well as the heating effect of sunlight on the area it is reflected towards.

ADJOURNMENT:  9:05 pm   NEXT MEETING: Monday, June 6, 2016


APPENDIX   -   SPREADSHEET OF ACTIVE KHCA ISSUES

DATE  RAISED
ISSUE
ACTION
NEEDED
WHO DOES
Follow-up
STATUS
April 4, 2016
Dog Feces in Parks
Clean up
Rod
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Community sign on Castlefrank at Hazeldean
Sign removed
Kul
Grant Deadline is Sept 1
April 4, 2016
Park Cleanup
Debris in Stonegate PK
Rod
Completed
April 4, 2016
Community BBQ June 4
Ongoing planning
Rod. 
Happens in pm June 4
April 4, 2016
Community Yard Sale
Register to
KHCA
Rod

Happens
Morning
June 4
April 4, 2016
Taxi Regulation
President’s Comments Sought
Rod
City has decided.  KHCA still questions
April 4, 2016
Flood plain mapping
Interest invited
Rod
Interest registered
April 4, 2016
KHCA website
Improvement
Rod
Happening
April 4, 2016
Bachman Terrace Condos
Monitoring development
Rod and others
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
June 4th police accident
Special investigations unit
Premier Wynne
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Volunteer Canada

Rod
KHCA Member
April 4, 2016
Census jobs

Residents
Ended
April 4, 2016
Bus schedule changes
OC Transpo Website

Monitoring Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Storm water management
KHCA Website

Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Scams and Fraud
KHCA Website

Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Racial Discrim-
ination

Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Power Outages
KHCA
Website

Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Potholes
KHCA Website

Repairs Done     
April 4, 2016
Inventory of KHCA assets
To compile an inventory
Kul
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Hedge at 15 Belleview
Discussion
All
Mirror proposed
April 4, 2016
Retaining wall at 101 Belleview
Information only – court case pending

On hold
April 4, 2016
Tiles for Vanstone- Belleview Mailboxes
Post Office did not finish installation
Kul
Ongoing
May 2, 2016
Katimavik, Terry Fox & Maple Grove blasting
Noise and structural concerns
Residents
Ongoing
May 2, 2016
Multicultural Presentation
Library is looking for volunteers
Nilay to email Rod for contact name
Event is on June 25
May 2, 2016
Third-party signage
Discussion
Ask to add snow blowing & not-for-profit
Request to be submitted
May 2, 2016
Photo radar
3 present said yes, 1 said no
Rod fewer collisions=fewer at risk
Issue to May 4 transportation Committee
May 2, 2016
Carlsbad Springs Transfer Stn
Request to protect the environment
Rod
Email sent to Andrew Evers April27
May 2, 2016
Coach Houses
Impending Rule Changes
Rod to attend City meeting May 17
Ongoing
May 2, 2016
Rearrange parking on McCurdy
Safety Concerns
Residents
Ongoing
May 2, 2016
Pedestrians and pathways
Signage for crossing over to another park
Dustin
Ongoing
May 2, 2016
Noise Wall
Along Queensway
Dustin
Ongoing






 



April 4, 2016  -  Minutes  -  General Meeting

Present: Rod MacLean, Nilay Ertemur, Susan Jones, Kul Kapoor, Suraj Harish, Arvind Seth, Hari Harish, Steve Anderson, Tom Lowrey, Jeet Hothi
Regrets: Judy Lees, Maureen Taylor, David Downing

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm.
On MOTION by M/S Rod MacLean, Steve Anderson the draft agenda was adopted
On MOTION by M/S Kul Kapoor, Nilay Ertemur the minutes of the March 7 as amended were adopted  
Amendments to March 7 minutes approved were: that “the hedge is about ten feet beyond the lot line on City property blocking sight lines” and that “The hedge is an open matter” both be added.    Also the word “concern” is to replace word choice in reference to the retaining wall.       
The issue of the hedge at 15 Belleview Drive is considered to be an ongoing matter because sight lines are blocked 
The issue of the retaining wall at 101 Belleview Drive involved the resident at 89 Belleview who was ordered by the City to make repairs to the wall.   Then it was discovered that the wall isn’t on his property.

President’s Update:    Rod observed that dog feces in the parks is again an issue.  The large KatimavikHazeldean community sign at the corner of Castlefrank and Hazeldean Roads is lying on the ground.  The City decided ten years ago that it will no longer fix neighbourhood signs. The Spring “Clean up the Capital” is about to start on April 15.  Progress is being made towards the KH Community BBQ on June 4thin the schoolyard at Castlefrank Public School.  We should be able to get a police car and/or motor cycle and possibly an ambulance for all to see.   Hummingbird MediSpa will make cards for facials or manicures to those who want them.  Face painting and balloon twisting are being contracted for but ponies were vetoed by the OCDSB staff   Entertainment, children’s activities and Spring Rolls may be provided.   Kul and Nilay offered suggestions on how to better advertise the musicians who might be interested in appearing as the entertainment.  No comments were received on parking . The subject of Taxi and Limo regulation was raised, and the City is looking for comments by April 7.    Any comments from residents about the proposed signage by-law are due to the City by April 16. Rod mentioned The floodplain mapping being updated  impacts KH where Poole Creek empties into the Carp River.    Non-emergency police matters call 613-236-1222 ext. 7300.

Treasurer’s Update is that a balance of $1708.00 in the KHCA operating  account. 

NEW BUSINESS:  KHCA should do an “inventory of assets” especially since a snowblower that had been bought for KES rink clearing many years ago may be missing.
                    In response to a question, Rod stated that Uber’s flexibility in high demand pricing would leave residents walking home

ADJOURNMENT  8:55 pm   NEXT   MEETING     May 2, 2016


APPENDIX   -   SPREADSHEET OF ACTIVE KHCA ISSUES


Date Raised
Issue
Action Needed
Who is following up
Status
April 4, 2016
Dog Feces in Parks
Clean up
Rod
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Community sign at Castlefrank and Hazeldean
Sign to be repaired or removed
Kul
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Park Cleanup
Debris in Stonegate PK
Rod
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Community BBQ June 4
Ongoing planning
Rod. 
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
City Parking Report
Comments sought
Rod
Dropped after Apr 5
April 4, 2016
Taxi regulation
Comments sought
Rod
Dropped after April 7
April 4, 2016
Sign Bylaw
Comments sought
Rod
Dropped after April 16
April 4, 2016
Flood plain mapping
Comments sought
Rod
Dropped
after April 16
April 4, 2016
KHCA website
Improvements sought
Rod
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Cattail Creek footbridges
Repaired & open


April 4, 2016
Bachman Terrace Condos
Monitoring development
Rod and others
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
June 4th police accident
Special investigations unit
Premier Wynne
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Volunteer Canada idea

Rod
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Census jobs

Interested Residents

April 4, 2016
Bus schedule changes

OC Transpo Website
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Storm water management

KHCA Website
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Scams and Fraud

KHCA Website
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Racial Discrim-
ination

KHCA Website
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Power Outages

KHCA
Website
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Potholes

KHCA Website
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Ottawa Police contact info

agenda listing
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Inventory of KHCA assets
To compile an inventory
Kul
Ongoing
April 4, 2016
Hedge at 15 Belleview
Discussion only
All
On hold
April 4, 2016
Retaining wall at 101 Belleview
Information only
Court Case
On hold






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March 7, 2016  --  Minutes    --   General Meeting     
Present:  Rod MacLean, Kristy Gress CERC, Karen McCrimmon MP, Randy Boucher, Councillor Hubley, Michelle Wright, Steve Anderson,  Peter McNichol, Nilay Ertemur, Tom Lowrey, Arvind Seth, Suraj Harish, Kul Kapoor, David Downing, Afshan Khan, Susan Jones       Regrets:  Scott Coleman, Judy Lees, Maureen Taylor,
Rod welcomed all
1.        Kristy Gress from the Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC ) at 417 Hazeldean Road is a one of eleven (www.eoon.ca)  provincially funded Ottawa agencies that at no charge assist prospective Ontario employees in the West of Ottawa including Bells Corners and rural Ottawa West.        
As www.cercottawa.ca shows, CERC is client centred.      It assists job seekers in finding work, keeping a job, applying for training.    Besides maintains a job bank website (http://www.jobbank.gc.ca), CERC provides an Ottawa job posting service at http://www.cercottawa.ca/job-postings.php      Further CERC refers job seekers to Job Creation Partnership, Second Career and Literacy and Basic Skills, the Canadian Hearing Society, Ontario March of Dimes and the Employment Accessibility Resource Network    
As well CERC will support eligible Ontario employers in a range of activities ranging from career fairs, recruiting and screening candidates, and hiring new employees on job trials, on to financial support for training costs (Canada-Ontario Job Grant), registering and retraining apprentices and hiring youth and summer students.     Kristy pointed out that the Canada-Ontario Job Grant program is closely monitored By CERC to ensure that the trainee is a new hire who is being actually trained.
2.       Councillor Hubley explained that does not support there being toll roads within Ottawa.  
Resident pointed out that Ottawa’s snow removal standards appear to be reduced.  Councillor Hubley that the Auditor General finds Ottawa’s snow removal level standard is above the provincial average standard, that is not just Toronto, but Timmins, Thunder Bay and every other Ontario municipality   The resident stated that Toronto should not be included since Ottawa gets more snow than Toronto.          A resident requested that Bus #61 commuter bus service be routed to serve West side of Pickford Drive.        Residents raised the concern that the hedge at 15 Belleview Drive is about 10 feet outside the lot line and on City property, and should be adjusted to allow vision by vehicle drivers, as per the 20-foot Triangle by-law.  Councillor Hubley feels that having to stop and proceed with care was endorsed By-law enforcement and City Traffic is appropriate.  Councillor Hubley acknowledged that residents could appeal his decision to him.  The issue remains open           The resident at 89 Belleview Drive was concerned that he was to have the retaining wall repaired at his expense or the By-law Enforcement would fine him and also have the resident pay for the repairs to the retaining wall.  So the resident at 89 Belleview had the retaining wall repaired at his expense.  In October, 2015 a surveyor installed a property bar between 89 Belleview Drive and the adjacent 101 Belleview Drive and showed that the retaining wall was within the 101 Belleview Drive property.  In declining to arrange a meeting Councillor Hubley advised the resident at 89 Belleview Drive that he should undertake a court case since By-law tickets cannot be changed by Councillors. 
3.       Karen McCrimmon, MP the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and to the Associate Minister of National Defence and our Member of Parliament was congratulated on her election win last October.      Karen agreed that candidate’s election signs need to be recovered by candidates.      In reply to comments on the need to promote small business initiatives and needs with lower taxes, our MP pointed out that Canada has the lowest taxes in the OECD except Ireland and that Justin  Trudeau’s  government aims to jump start the economy as Mr. Chretien did in the1990’s.   It was stated that in the Federal Government is doing a good job.    She indicated that the fact that the mandate letters are public emphasizes what each minister is to achieve and makes the general public and the press the monitors of their degree of success.      When it was pointed out that some aspects of regulation are excessive such as having a one star general approve travel claims, our MP pointed out that it is a matter of avoiding risk.    
Omnibus Bills on a variety of subjects and the process of revising Bill 51 passed last summer is in proceeding with government security officials being consulted, but will take more time to work out a reform of the electoral law.     The Canadian Wheat Board may have saved grains in the 1980’s, yet when it comes to pipelines they are safer the ban trains for transporting bitumen.     The real step should be that even basic refining of bitumen to crude oil level would noticeably reduce the degree of contamination in a spill.    Determination of the category of gun a weapon is assigned is being returned to the RCMP instead of the cabinet.   A resident pointed out that the United States should not be able to tax Canadian citizens who happen to have US citizenship.     Community Mailboxes will be inefficient for some and efficient for others and it is possible that upgrading to include other services.    Residents expect that as our Mp Karen McCrimmon would work to having the Federal government contribute to bringing LRT to Kanata and Stittsville from Moodie & Bayshore, the bus transitway is already planned and ready for LRT design and functional design.    Young people need to be recruited into the federal public service especially those who are not bilingual.       Aging of our society means that long term care will be in more of a crisis than it already is with 4000 seniors in hospitals waiting for long term care facilities to become available which it was suggested the situation could be resolved by having the government collaborate in construction and someone else operate the facilities.     Could tax benefits be extended for two bread earning families through care givers allowance and employment insurance modifications?   Younger workers for Canada suggested through immigration.     Still it is important to recognize that underpaid caregivers tend to those who look after those in need of special attention.
4.       Minutes of February 1 KHCA meeting were accepted as circulated
5.       President’s update:  Young’s Pond Winter Carnival Weekend attracted some 160 people over two days so KHCA exceeded its refreshments budget by $26. Meeting approved overage on motion by David Downing seconded by Susan Jones.  City PARKING Report for comment by April5, 2016 to be circulated and posted on the KHCA website.  
6.       Treasurer’s update: operating fund is $2920.82.  Federation of Citizens Associations membership paid.
7.       Other items will be dealt with at April meeting
8.       9:35 pm  adjourned       Next Meeting:      April 4, 2016








February 1, 2016   Minutes   General Meeting 
Present: Rod MacLean, N. Bobaljik, Paul Tantran, Rebecca Choi, S. Jones, Chelsea MacKay, Heidi Brault, Charles Gregoire, Suraj Harish, Kul Kapoor, Steve Anderson    Regrets: Nilay Ertemur, Heather & Bill Colls, Maureen Taylor, David Downing, Judy Lees.
Rod welcomed everyone
* Susan Hagar, director of Nurse on Board Ottawa has more than 30 years experience as a registered nurse.     Susan explained that her goal is to help Canadians become self-advocates achieving better health care for themselves and to assist those who may need assistance.   www.nurseonboardottawa.ca is Nurse on Board website.   As a note the Nurse on Board organization was discussed on the CBC show White Coat Black Art” at http://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/blog/when-patient-advocates-are-better-than-doctors-1.3428867 
* Constable Le invited residents to report to the police the information on speeding vehicles etc. at 613-236-1222 ext 7300 to make to police aware of what is happening and when it is happening so it can act appropriately.     On the matter of repeat offenders, Constable Le pointed out that no repeat offenders had been charged with criminal offences in the Hewitt Way area streets during the past two years.    Constable Le pointed out that Neighbourhood Watch programs help neighbours stay in touch and encouraged their establishment.                                                                                                                                                                                                          * Minutes of the December 7th meeting were accepted as circulated.                                                                                                                 * KHCA Treasurer reported that the operating  fund balance was $2956.77 On a motion by S. Jones  seconded by K Kapoor the authorized $150 towards Young’s Pond Winter Carnival Weekend expenditures, $100 for rental of grounds and necessary space at Castlefrank Elementary School, and $30 membership  in Federation of Citizens Associations.                                                                                                                                                                                       Replies to questions were.   a) The City funding supports the receiving organization and rink maintenance increased funding would provide 30 hours week of rink supervision.    b) Since attendance of two guests for Feb. 1st had been arranged in November usual circular was not sent.    c) Length of Term of election to the Board is for one year as defined in Section 27 of the KHCA Constitution.    d) Board roles may be nominated at election.    e)  Supervision of KHCA is initially provided by residents who may impeach Board members as specified by Section 15 of the KHCA Constitution and also through collaboration with Ward 23 Councillor.                                                                                                                                                                                                      * President noted that there will be a broomball competition and community Skating Party at the Young’s Pond Winter Carnival Weekend on February 20 and 21; dog feces in parks are a problem; KHCA was awarded a prize for Cleaning the Capital parks;   K H residents would like to know what is being proposed instead of strip malls for the South side of Hazeldean Road.   Outdoor rink size Zamboni.   Note: Residents should consult www.safetyinfo.ca to be aware of safety matters.    Snowmobile club safety information is at www.ofsc.on.ca                                                                                         * The Board was asked to determine a policy to acknowledge and recognize sponsors as well as discounts for KHCA members.                                                                                                                                                                                       * KHCA was asked to remind Canada Post that the access to the new Belleview-Vanstone area Community Mailboxes still has not had tiles installed as yet.                                                                                                                                  Meeting Adjourned at 9:10 pm                   Next Meeting:  Monday, March 7, 2016   





Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association
Keeping Neighboutliness Easy
              General Meeting   -   December 7, 2015
Minutes
Present: Rod MacLean, Nilay Ertemur, Steve Anderson, Tom Lowrey, Jeet Hothi, Kul Kappor, and Arvind Seth.
Regrets: Susan Jones, Charles Gregoire, Heidi Brault, Maureen Taylor, Ursula Grave, Roman Srutek and David Downing.  
Rod welcomed everyone.
1.      The minutes for the November 2nd meeting were accepted as circulated.

2.      President’s Update:President provided the update on the following items:                     
-          Lighten the Night Tour on Dec 21st to select the wining homes for Christmas lights.
-          Award ceremony for the winners to be held on Jan 4, 2016;
-          Status of 19-23 Bachman Terrace Tega’s 23 townhomes – an alternate layout for the Tega Project consisting of homes built on the North and South sides as opposed to East and West layout has been provided to the City and Tega for consideration.  If adopted by the builder, this will be a considerably better arrangement in terms of providing more open space, better privacy and lower negative impact on the surrounding homes.  Neighbours were consulted and all were supportive;
-          City’s refugee support .. as his own personal effort, the President singlehandedly distributed information to a very large number of homes in the community regarding funding details to support the refugees;
-          As his own individual effort, the President provided comments on the taxis and limousine regulations being worked out by the City;
-          Status of Belleview and Pickford intersection hedge:  Steve has done lots of work in this area in trying to convince the City to do something for making this corner safe; it is still work in progress

3.      Treasure’s Update: The current balance was reported as $1915.67
4.      Stittsville Carp Road Landfill 
No one reported any smell coming from this Landfill, still KHCA supports Stittsville residents monitoring the management of the Carp Road Landfill site.                             
5.      Permanent Sign Review
President asked committee members views on this policy.
6.      Paid Advertising on KHCA Website                                                                                                                                   A number of businesses had approached the President for advertising on the KHCA website.  After considerable discussion, it was felt that $100 for each ad could be a starting sponsorship fee.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm        Next Meeting: February 1st, 2016



                 Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association                                Keeping Neighbourliness Easy                                                                                                                General Meeting   -   November 2, 2015
Minutes
Present: Rod MacLean, Nilay Ertemur, Steve Anderson, Tom Lowrey, Heidi Brault, Charles Gregoire, Sue Jones, Jianhong Xu      Regrets: Kul Kapoor, Maureen Taylor, Ursula Grave, Scott Coleman, Elisabeth McCarthy, Judy Lees, Roman Srutek, David Downing.
Rod welcomed everyone.
1.     The minutes for the October 5th meeting were accepted as circulated
2.     President’s Update: The 19-23 Bachman Terrace proposal to again severe the Northern half of 19 Bachman raised a question as to whether the matter of possible contaminated soil was properly checked with a thorough records search and a complete visual inspection of the property – the advice of Peter Vice, QC is that the investigation was what it should have been since no record was found and no indication on contamination soil was seen by a professional engineer.    To request a review by the OMB we would need evidence that the original decision was outside the OMB jurisdiction, violated natural justice, made an error in fact or law, received false or misleading evidence or should consider new evidence not available at original hearing and also submit our request within 30 days of the original written decision.   Tom Lowrey proposed that KHCA ask Jack McLaren, MPP to request Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing the Honourable to review and correct the OMB decision on the 19-23 Bachman Terrace proposal
                 For the moment the City is searching for private funding to support    refugees from Syria;     tiles for Community Mailboxes on Belleview-Vanstone streets await a decision by the new government;     more frequent daylight service on bus route # 96 is available.
Note: make not emergency reports to the Ottawa Police at613-236-1222 ext 7300
3.     Street safety: Sewell Way diversion to be checked by City staff and hedges at the corner of Pickford Drive and Belleview Drive
4.     Irwin Gate Park needs secure and private port-a-potty during soccer season and upgraded facilities need to be added to the train and station in the children’s play area.
5.     New minimum parking policy for the inner urban area is based on the facts that 7% of all Ottawa households do not own a vehicle and estimated 23% of Ottawa-Gatineau households spend over 50% of income on housing and a vehicle.     This means that few households will need parking but it also means that transit service has become an essential service.
6.     Why was the investigation suspended?   This concerns the incident was a 9:20 am on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 collision at Hazeldean and Huntmar Roads sending a constable and resident to hospital with serious injuries suspended
7.     KHCA should promote having dog owners to pick up and properly discard dog feces.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm   Next Meeting: Monday, December 7, 2015



2014-15


Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association                   Keeping Neighbourliness Easy 

Annual General Meeting   -   October 5, 2015

Minutes

Present: Rod MacLean, Harjit Hothi, Scott Coleman, Charles Gregoire, Heidi Brault, Steve Anderson  

Regrets: Nilay Ertemur, Maureen Taylor, Elisabeth McCarthy, Tom Lowrey, Ursula Grave.



1.       Rod welcomed everyone



2.       Minutes from KHCA September 14 meeting were accepted as circulated.



3.       Presidents Update:  President asked



(i) if anyone is interested in representing KHCA in group concerned with the Carp Road Landfill - ie, smells and groundwater safety?   and


ii) Ideas on ways of having residents participate more in KHCA.   

4.      Treasurer’s reports that operating fund balance is $205.92 

5.       Election for KHCA Board of Directors -- Steve Anderson nominated and approved to join Rod MacLean, Kul Kapoor, Harjit Hothi and Nilay Ertemur as members of the KHCA Board of Directors

6.       Street Safety   – i) anti-speed measures for Sewell Way   ii) hedge and lack of visibility by-law declined to intervene were discussed.  Charles Gregoire is to follow up the traffic issues on Sewell Way with the Councillor’s office and Steve Anderson to follow up on 15 Belleview Drive hedge problem.

7.       President will ask City if there should be a specific Zoning By-law classification and category for parks, wooded areas and open spaces.

8.       President will ask City what can KHCA do towards helping the City’s Syrian Refugee project?

ADJOURMENT 9:15 pm 
Next Meeting: Monday, November 2, 2015



Year in Review 2014-15

Winter   2014-15

Nov, Dec, Jan   2014   Temporary addition to Board and Marc Labrèche withdrew      Lighten the Night Contest through Christmas Holiday season Continued excellence Lighten the Night home lighting design recognized

Dec, Jan, Feb, March   2014-15    Young’s Pond Park puddle rink    plus KES boarded and puddle rink   Community Skating Party late Feb some 80 attended an enjoyable time

Spring    2015

Party status at Official Plan & Studies challenge

Spring City Parks Clean-up

Party status at June 17-18 OMB Hearing

Interactive map lack meant Community Yard Sale June 6th  did not happen  

 Community BBQ June 13th some 110 people of all ages participated: activities Lucas Haneman, Fire truck, Face Painting & Balloon Animals

Eagleson Park & Ride more spaces than marked for disabled users and new drop off areas on both East and West sections of the P&R

Summer   2015

Learned that Abdol reported his interest in 19-23 Bachman Terrace so the information he had access to was not his failure.     Legally he was not in conflict of interest.

Supported: Hospice expansion, 449 Hazeldean since no access from Lombardo Dr. but doubted wisdom of 160 Hearst Way asked east-west facing guest rooms and proper berms on three sides
Asked residents involved in Cash in Lieu especially to have good project and doubt the 30 meter with 2.5 meter berm for safety and appreciate front yard noises leave it to Tom Lowrey to suggest tightening up noise Guidelines
Attended OMB hearing on Official Plan out of curiosity
August 21 OMB authorized Tega Homes to build 23 townhomes at 19-23 Bachman Terrace. 
Fall   2015
Steve Anderson is willing to join Board of Directors  
Nine City Parks Fall City Parks 2015 Clean-up have been reported done
Has the City stopped its trial to see if residents will leave dog feces in special waste bins?
Sum up
Information is linked to 400 residents and 70 residents have KHCA membership cards.
Community Skating Party and Community BBQ were highlights of year
19-23 Bachman Terrace 23 townhomes decision was disappointing choice by OMB


Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association                                                                                                                                                Keeping Neighbourliness Easy                                                                                                                                                                                                          General Meeting     SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

 Minutes

Present:  Rod MacLean, Allan Hubley, Michelle Wright, Steve Anderson, Scott Coleman, Arvind Seth, Kul Kapoor, Mark & Angel a  Senyshyn, Harjit Hothi, Tom Lowrey, Nilay Ertemur   Regrets:  Andrew Hart, Maureen Taylor, Duane Avery, Roman Srutek,  Judy Lees, David Downing

1.       Rod welcomed everyone

2.       Minutes from KHCA June 1st meeting were accepted as circulated

3.       Councillor Hubley noted that the Ontario Municipal Board decision in regard to 19-23 Bachman Terrace was unhappy and that he expected the construction to begin immediately and Harjit Hothi expressed his appreciation of Councillor Hubley’s efforts on behalf of Bachman Terrace residents  ; he was surprised cash in lieu payments from m developers identified as cost sharing; our Councillor indicated the addition of client bedrooms and office space at the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice is well received; he was surprised to learn of residents concern that no direct access connect Lombardo Drive and Market Square and understood the puzzle over the right turn access from and onto Hazeldean Road with two free standing buildings to be added to the South-eastern area of the Market Square and additional parking keeping total spaces well over 300 when only 228 spaces  are required;

Councillor Hubley feels that there are ongoing design and engineering reviews of the hotel proposed for 160 Hearst Way which will improve the facility; he was amazed to learn the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study did not properly identify Katimavik Hazeldean’s location in Kanata; he drew attention to large cash donation from Waste Management which supported improvements to Young’s Pond Park that include new  knowledge board,  play structures, picnic table, benches, tree guides, birdhouses, partly heated storage bunker and restored nature to the pond with a replaced liner, electrically powered oxygenation, a new fresh water well safe for birds and eventually fish.   While he is pleased to have “Slow Down for Us” signage available although he imagines that these City signs will be lost among the many election signs to come.

Kul Kapoor asked about the increasing #96 bus service when it was not providing extra frequent service during morning and evening commuter service.      It turns out that off peak service meets passenger volumes and the City’s current standard.     Kul also asked that red light at Eagleson Road and Compeau Drive be adjusted to traffic changes.   Responding to a question Councillor Hubley assured the meeting that flex signs are designed to withstand being run over and that marking speed limits on the pavement are very effective in slowing vehicle traffic.   Our Councillor pointed out that Bridgestone intersection with Fox all now has a mini-roundabout which slows passenger cars which must drive around the facility at 50 to 60 kmh but allows trucks to drive over the roundabout.   Doubt was raised about having pedestrian supersede vehicle traffic at a roundabout since vehicles exiting a roundabout would be forcing at least the backup of not worse of roundabout traffic.    



4.       President’s Update :   i)    New Location;   ii)   Fall Parks Clean-up starts Sept 15th    iii)   Heritage Ottawa’s Heritage Forum to be at Saint John Anglican Church March Road on Sept 27th             iv)      Since June 1st = community yard sale; Katimavik Hazeldean Community BBQ; support for Canada Day in Kanata 2015 celebration; Councillor Hubley reviewed  the other listed since June 1st events v)   KHCA is sponsor of 4th Kanata Scout Troop  

5.       ix)   report to Ottawa Police Service by phone at 613-236-1222 ext 7300 to help Police identify patterns,        x)      The current lack of visibility to the right hand side of vehicle drivers stopped on Belleview Drive at Pickford Drive is a concern of some residents.      As the hedge at 15 Belleview Drive has thickened and grown higher it is impossible to see pedestrians or cyclists on the Pickford sidewalk and north side of the street to the right without intruding into Pickford Drive.        It was felt that either the enforcement officers should be interested in ensuring that drivers have the City has legislated to be100 feet of corner triangle of unobstructed visibility as a driver approaches a street intersection.

6.         There was a vigorous discussion on the setbacks for industrial, commercial and residential uses.       We may not have a railway corridor in Katimavik Hazeldean but we have been asked for our views and so we have some share in the safety of those who may be nearby a derailing train.     KHCA may have doubts about the adequacy of a 30 meter wide setback strip on each side of the railway corridor even with a 2.5 meter high berm within the 30 meter zone.      None the less it was pointed out that none of us is a qualified transportation engineers nor did we participate in the discussions between the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Railway Association of Canada that produced the setback criteria.      

KHCA’s  fundamental concern arises from the energy involved in each rail car of a train travelling at say 70 kmh has the energy to fly up to 19 meters in the air.      The risk of the individual train car ending up beyond the 30 meter zone hopefully is small.         The energy in a moving vehicle is there in a bicycle and motorcycle, so the helmet.     It is there in an automobile, so seatbelts and airbags.      It is there in the railway train so it takes a1.5 kilometers to dissipate its energy and stop a train moving at 100 kmh. 
7.       Since nobody is trained in land transportation and stationary noise control issues, KHCA will have to leave the
appropriateness of the proposed Environmental Noise Control Guidelines those trained in the subject matter.     Tom Lowrey will contact City staff to discuss his views of the appropriate specifications for controls on aviation sources of noise.      
Generally there is one point to be made.    That is it will be necessary to modify the statement in Part 4 at page 27 that excludes front yards as outdoor living areas.    We will soon have at 19-23 Bachman Terrace and in the Glenview Homes project at the Eagleson Road and Hope Side Road North East corner sets of back to back townhomes where there will be no backyard whatever.    The front yard will be all the outside space which those homeowners will have at those townhomes.
    8.     Any one who happens to remember the difficult smells from the Carp landfill a few years ago and is willing to join in the effort to contend with the landfill is invited to contact the KHCA president at president@khca.on.ca  or 613-599-1634.    
         9.      Please feel invited to share your ideas on having residents be more involved in KHCA anything to meeting guests and topics on to suggesting new events and supporting new community activities       
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm 
Next Meeting: The KHCA Annual General Meeting Monday, October 5, 2015