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Ward Boundary Review
The City is now seeking public feedback on six options for re-aligning Ottawa’s wards through an online survey from August 19 to September 25 and through virtual public consultation sessions scheduled from September 10 to September 23.
MVCA is concerned that the review will result in a reduction of the number of rural wards. MVCA has submitted comments to the consultants emphasizing the importance of having a strong rural voice at the Council table.
There is an online public consultation with a rural focus on Tuesday, Sept 22 at 7;00 pm
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
List of community volunteers on the Manotick Kiwanis website CLICK HERE
Volunteers and phone support from Manotick Community Church CLICK HERE
Grocery delivery for seniors from ROSSS CLICK HERE
Information about local businesses who offer delivery or curbside pickup CLICK HERE
Get your "Keep it to 40" sign
Residents have been complaining about speeding in the village lately. If you live in a 40 km zone and would like a sign, you can pick one up at Manotick Office Pro or contact us through the link below to coordinate a pick up or delivery.
Beryl Gaffney Park
You did it!!
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 picnic area will be proceeding but there will be new designs created and community input sought.
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.
MVCA Annual General Meeting
The AGM for Manotick Village and Community Association will take place online on October 14. The meeting will be open to only MVCA Members. Details and registration instructions will be available in the coming weeks. You can join MVCA online through the website.
Recent coyote sightings in the area will require us to take some precautions to protect ourselves and our pets. If you do encounter a coyote, you should follow these guidelines
Ottawa Growth Management Strategy
The City of Ottawa has approved a balanced approach to the expansion of the urban boundary.
Solid Waste Master Plan
The City of Ottawa is developing a new Solid Waste Master Plan, to be completed by the end of 2021. The plan will guide how we manage solid waste over the next 30 years. As Ottawa grows and changes, we want to ensure our waste services evolve to meet new needs and challenges. If you have any questions on the Solid Waste Master Plan or the engagement process, please feel free to ask your question through the link below.
Rural Economic Development Strategy
The City of Ottawa has released a draft Rural Economic Development Strategy which recognizes the economic benefits and potential of supporting economic development in rural communities. This is a positive development in recognizing the value of the City’s rural villages in achieving broader economic goals while also recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities faced by rural communities.
In September 2018, the MVCA, with the support of the Council on Aging, undertook a walkability audit of the Village Core. Four volunteers, including one individual in a wheel chair, joined Director John Harrison in a walk along Bridge and Main Streets and the cross streets between Dickinson and Main Street.
The full report has been sent to the City of Ottawa and some of its findings were included in the Council of Aging's 2018 Progress Report. The MVCA Board has reviewed the findings with Councillor Moffatt and further action will be undertaken as a result. Future updates will be posted as items are finalized.