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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
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
2021 Draft Budget
On Wednesday, December 9, Council will vote to approve the 2021 budget. Details are available on the City's website. If you have questions or wish to take the survey regarding the draft budget, you can participate through Engage Ottawa
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.
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
"The consultant team has completed its analysis of comments received during Round 2 of public consultation. The public feedback has informed the development of the Recommended Ward Boundaries for the City of Ottawa. The consultant team’s Final Report is now available and will be considered by the Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDC) and City Council on December 1, 2020, and December 9, 2020, respectively."