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City of Ottawa resource for residents during Covid-19
Community Support During Covid-19
If anyone needs help there are people in the community who want to be there for you.
Manotick Neighbours Helping Neighbours Facebook Group CLICK HERE
Grocery delivery for seniors from ROSSS CLICK HERE
Information about local businesses who offer delivery or curbside pickup CLICK HERE
Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan Survey
The City is looking for input for their Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The Plan will help the City decide what park and recreation facilities are needed in the next ten years. There is information about this project and a survey available now on Engage Ottawa.
City of Ottawa 2021 Budget
On Wednesday, December 9, Council voted to approve the 2021 budget. Details are available on the City's website.
City of Ottawa's New Official Plan
On the Engage Ottawa site there is a draft of the new Official Plan and twenty-two documents providing a brief overview of the New Official Plan proposed policies on specific subject areas. Each of these twenty-two documents has an associated feedback form. General questions and comments can also be submitted through the Engage Ottawa website until February 17, 2021.
Have Your Say About Clearing Sidewalks
At this time of year, we get a number of requests about clearing of sidewalks and pathways around the Village. In the majority of cases, the City’s response is that the sidewalk in question is not a priority for the City or they are unable to clear it due to size or structure. Well, we now have a chance to tell the City that they are a priority for us – particularly in the context of the City’s commitment to walkable neighbourhoods.
The City has just announced that they plan to hold public consultations in early 2021 on winter maintenance. Therefore, we are encouraging all residents to take time to participate in these consultations on winter maintenance.
ARAC agenda reviews budget, future zoning amendments, Conservation Act changes
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee approved the recommended 2021 Budget at its December meeting and also heard about the upcoming process for future zoning amendment changes and revisions to the Conservation Act.
Beryl Gaffney Park
Next steps - The MVCA is on board for a proposed Task Force to look at how to move forward with additional amenities to Beryl Gaffney Park. The Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association has proposed bringing together the surrounding community associations as well as Friends of Beryl Gaffney Park and representatives from the Beryl Gaffney family. They have suggested a process that includes a community survey on possible amenities, a review of the current Master Plan and the creation of a Ten Year Development Plan. They are hoping to have the process completed within 9 months. Details on the proposal can be found here: https://www.mcpra.org/beryl-gaffney-park
The proposed off-leash dog park in Beryl Gaffney Park will not be built. Residents feedback made it clear this was not desired in the community. They City will be looking for another location in other communities for the off-leash dog park.
The City of Ottawa is moving to make improvements to Beryl Gaffney Park using funds retained specifically for this purpose. These funds were generated through an agreement with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority when the City transferred land for their new building at the corner of Prince of Wales Drive and Rideau Valley Drive North. Close to $1 million is now available for enhancements to the Park.
Ward Boundary Review - Council approves Ward Boundary changes
Ottawa City Council has approved the recommendations for an increase of one ward to a total of 24 wards. The recommendations of external consultants were approved with a number of changes recommended by the Finance and Economic Development Committee.
Transportation Master Plan
The City of Ottawa has launched consultations on the Transportation Master Plan or TMP as part of the development of the Official Plan. There have been opportunities to provide the City with feedback about truck routes, the need for infrastructure changes to accommodate more residents living in the south end and the need for better connectivity for cyclists between communities and for pedestrians within the Village.
MVCA has submitted comments to the City regarding the TMP Principles.