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All RPCA meetings are open to the public, unless a motion is passed to deal with all or part of the agenda “in camera.” Voting at Board Meetings is reserved to directors; and voting at Annual General Meetings is reserved to members in good standing. All meetings will be held virtually over Zoom, until further notice.

Schedule of Upcoming Meetings

  • Board of Directors: Wednesday, March 3,2021 –7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Directors: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 –7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Directors: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 –7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Directors: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 –7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Directors: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 –7:00 p.m.
  • Annual Meeting of the Members: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 –7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Directors: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 –Immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Members
  • Board of Directors: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 –7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Directors: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 –7:00 p.m.

Meeting Details and Documents

The RPCA Board of Directors will hold its next meeting virtually by Zoom on Wed, March 3, 2021. We will be joined by River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington for neighbourhood and municipal updates.

In January, the RPCA hosted an important community meeting with city planners about the draft New Official Plan for Ottawa … and its implications on Riverside Park.

This month, we will be reporting on our plans to submit a response to the Official Plan, based on the anticipated impact on Riverside Park and the feedback received from area residents. Join us for this follow up community discussion. This meeting is open to the public.

BOARD MEETING AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Receipt of Minutes of the February 3, 2021 Board Meeting
  4. Presentation: River Ward Councillor Report
    Councillor Riley Brockington will present an update on the community, Ward 16, and City Hall.
  5. Presentation: RPCA Board of Directors Report
  6. Old Business
    • Donation to Debra Dynes Family House
    • Update on Banking and Signing Authorities
    • Hydro One Twin Transmission Reconductoring
    • Inquiry about Summer Student Funding for Park Covid Contact Tracing
    • Operation Snow Angel
  7. New Business
    • Setting Up an RPCA Zoom Account
    • Update on RPCA Submission to Ottawa’s New Official Plan
    • West Walkley Road Traffic Calming Initiative
  8. Other Business
  9. Announcements
  10. Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 –7:00 p.m.
  11. Adjournment

 

Download the Agenda for the February 3, 2021 meeting of the Board of Directors.

The RPCA Board of Directors will hold its next meeting virtually by Zoom on Wed, February 3, 2021. We will be joined by River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington for neighbourhood and municipal updates.

Last month, the RPCA hosted an important community meeting with city planners about the draft New Official Plan for Ottawa … and its implications on Riverside Park.

This month, we are hosting a follow-up community conversation about the future of our neighbourhood. Join us to give your input on what should be included in our community submission to the Official Plan consultation.

Also at this meeting, we will be electing two directors, one to represent Riverside Park West and the other to represent Revelstoke. One of the new directors will fill the role of Treasurer. Click here for details on the nomination process.

This meeting is open to the public.
RSVP to receive meeting information and documents by email. 

BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Wednesday, February 3,2021–7:00 p.m.
Join the meeting by ZoomID: 837 7930 4686;Passcode: 847562
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  1. Call to Order
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Receipt of Minutes of the January 6, 2021 Board Meeting
  4. Receipt of Minutes of January 2021 Electronic Motions
  5. Presentation: River Ward Councillor Report
    Councillor Riley Brockington will present an update on the community, Ward 16, and City Hall.
  6. Presentation: RPCA Board of Directors Report
    6.1 President’s Report
    6.2 Vice-President’s Report
    6.3 Financial Update
    6.4 Communications & Outreach Committee Report
    6.5 Rinks and Recreation Committee Report
    6.6 Gardening Committee Report
    6.7 Planning and Development Sub-Committee Report
    6.8 Transportation, Transit, & Traffic Safety Sub-Committee Report
  7. New Business
    7.1. Director & Officer Elections

    Following the resignation of two directors (representing Riverside Park West and Revelstoke), the RPCA issued a call for nominations, with a deadline of 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. At this meeting, the Nominations Committee will present a slate of candidates, and a new Treasurer will be appointed. All appointments will serve a term commencing immediately, through to the October 6 Annual Meeting of the Members.
    7.2. Community Discussion: Responding to Ottawa’s Draft New Official Plan
    At the February 3, 2021 meeting of the Board, City of Ottawa planners presented a draft New Official Plan and discussed its implications on Riverside Park. Click here to view the presentation, click here to watch a full recording of the community discussion ( Passcode: ?3ecYy.W ), and click here to read the city’s response to community questions. At this meeting, we will discuss the priorities for a community submission to the Official Plan consultation. All residents are encouraged to join the discussion and share their perspective.
    7.3. Presentation: 2021-2023 Action Plan
    The RPCA Board held two virtual retreats on January 9 and 24 to develop a two-year action plan. At this meeting, the draft 2021-2023 Action Plan will be presented for discussion and adoption.
    7.4. Presentation: Information Technology & Information Management Proposal
    The RPCA Information Technology Manager, Sarah Brickell, will present a draft Information Technology & Information Management Proposal for discussion and adoption.
  8. Other Business
  9. Announcements
  10. Next Meeting: Wednesday, March3, 2021 –7:00 p.m.
  11. Adjournment

The RPCA Board of Directors will hold it’s first meeting of 2021 virtually by Zoom on Wed, January 6, 2021. We were joined by River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington for neighbourhood and municipal updates, followed by relevant community discussions. We have invited Ottawa City Planners to discuss Ottawa new “Official Plan”, which has controversial implications for Riverside Park. The meeting was open to the public.

Board Meeting Agenda

Meeting Time: Wednesday, January 2, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Join the meeting by Zoom ID: 880 4915 2116; Passcode: 652421
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  1. Call to Order
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Receipt of Minutes of the December 2, 2020 Board Meeting
  4. New Business

Special Presentation on Ottawa’s New Official Plan
Guest: Lorraine Stevens, Ottawa Planning Department

  1. Presentation: Report: Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor
  2. Presentation: Report: RPCA Board of Directors
    • President’s Report
  3. Old Business
    • Support for Conroy Pit Safety Campaign

As resolved at the December 2020 meeting the RPCA sent a letter to the National Capital Commission and the City of Ottawa in support of greater safety initiatives at Conroy Pit.

  • Promoting Play and Safe Outdoor Activities at Local Parks

At the December 2020 meeting, it was moved by Kate and seconded by Joel to allocate $750 for the purchase of toy bins for local parks, pending feedback from Ottawa Public Health.

  1. Other Business
  2. Announcements
    • Board Retreat: Saturday, January 9, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon
  3. Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 –7:00 p.m.
  4. Adjournment

The RPCA Board of Directors met virtually by Zoom on Wed, December 2, 2020. We were joined by River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington for neighbourhood and municipal updates, followed by relevant community discussions. The meeting was open to the public.

Board Meeting Agenda

Meeting Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Documents and Links

  1. Agenda
  2. Minutes of the November 4, 2020 Board Meeting
  3. Report: Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor
  4. Report: RPCA Board of Directors
  5. DRAFT Paget Garden Flyer
  6. DRAFT Paget Garden Survey
  7. DRAFT Paget Rink Flyer
  8. DRAFT Paget Rink Covid-Screening Site
  9. Photo Radar etters to Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney and Ottawa South MPP John Fraser.

Join the first meeting of the new term of office for the RPCA Board of Directors at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public.

Councillor Riley Brockington will be joining us to deliver his monthly report.

Once the meeting has started, you can simply click below to join the meeting online, or use the dial-in number below.

Board Meeting Agenda

Riverside park Community association
Meeting Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Join the meeting by Zoom ID: 864 9551 9171; Passcode: 893339
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86495519171?pwd=YWV6SXF3SG9xK1Y2ODNPem9QQVBQZz09
or Telephone dial-in: +16473744685,,86495519171# Canada
  1. Call to Order
  2. Agenda
  3. Minutes of the October 7, 2020 Annual General Meeting
  4. Minutes of the October 7, 2020 Board Meeting
  5. Report: Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor
  6. Report: RPCA Board of Directors
  7. New Business
    7.1. Receipt of Updated By-Laws
    7.2. Schedule of Meetings for 2021

    Be it resolved that the following meeting dates be scheduled for 2021:
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Annual Meeting of the Members: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Members
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Board of Directors: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
    (Moved: Joel Duff)

    7.3. Halloween Wrap-Up
    Whereas the RPCA’s Halloween Activities for 2020 were an unqualified success, despite the precarious nature of the pandemic; and
    Whereas community fundraising efforts greatly exceeded expectations, generating a surplus that is expected to be over $1,000 when the account is settled; therefore
    Be it resolved that the RPCA recognize the generous support of the community and the tireless efforts of all the volunteers who organized and promoted the events, bought and delivered candy and toys, assembled and distributed treat bags, wrote and read spooky stories, collected and donated pumpkins, paid or reimbursed bills, researched city bylaws and public health restrictions, shared their costumes online, and otherwise helped to retain the magic of Halloween for local children; and
    Be it further resolved that 50% of the fundraising surplus be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank in the name of the RPCA and Riverside Park residents, and the remaining 50% be used to subsidize future community events.
    (Moved: Joel Duff)

    7.4. Traffic Safety/Calming: Photo Radar
    7.5. Paget Park Puddle Rink Proposal
    7.6. Paget Park Community Garden Proposal
  8. Other Business
  9. Announcements
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa Fundraising Breakfast: Tuesday, November 24, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. To sign up, or for more information, visit: https://www.bbbso.ca/event/breakfast2020/
  10. Next Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
  11. Adjournment

The RPCA will be hosting a quick Board of Directors meeting immediately following the Annual General Meeting on Wed, October 7, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public and will allow the newly elected Board of Directors to select the officers for the 2020-2021 year.

You can RSVP for the AGM and use the same Zoom credentials.

BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Riverside Park Community Association

  1. Call to Order
  2. Agenda
  3. Minutes of the September 2, 2020 Board Meeting
  4. Receipt of Electronic Motions:
    • Motion to Recommend the 2019-2020 Financial Statements for Adoption

Be it resolved that 2019-2020 Financial Statements of the Riverside Park Community Association be received, as per the recommendation of the 2020 RPCA Financial Review Committee.

Moved: Barbara Haines/Joel Duff               Carried (September 16, 2020)

  • Motion: Nominations Committee Chair Appointment

Whereas Sandra Kearns has been forced to resign from the position of RPCA Nominations Committee Chair for personal health reasons; and 

Whereas Councillor Riley Brockington has approved the release of Andrea Ward to oversee the RPCA election; therefore

Be it resolved that Andrea Ward be appointed as the RPCA Nominations Committee Chair for the AGM on October 7, 2020.

Moved: Joel Duff/                                       Carried (September 21, 2020)

  • Motion: Approval of Election Buddy Contract for a Single Election

Be it resolved that the RPCA engage Election Buddy to host online Director Elections during the AGM on October 7, 2020, if necessary.

Moved: Joel Duff/Barbara Haines               Carried (September 21, 2020)

  • Motion to Appoint Interim Membership Outreach Coordinator

Whereas Sandra Kearns has had to temporarily step away from her role as RPCA Membership Outreach Coordinator for personal health reasons; therefore

Be it resolved that Leslie Sheedy be appointed as the Interim Membership Outreach Coordinator. 

Moved: Joel Duff/Barbara Haines               Carried (September 23, 2020)

  • Motion to Set Proxy Deadline

Whereas the RPCA will be conducting its first online AGM and will have limited capacity to process proxy forms and verify memberships in real time, therefore

Be it resolved that a 48 hour deadline be set for receiving proxies.

Moved: Joel Duff/Mark Staz            Carried (September 23, 2020)

  1. New Business
    • Officer Elections
      • President
      • Vice-President
      • Treasurer
      • Secretary
    • Assignment of Committee Chairs
      • Communications & Outreach
      • Community Safety
      • Environment & Parks
      • Gardening Committee
      • Land Use, Development, and Transportation
      • Libraries Matter
      • Recreation and Rinks
  1. Other Business
  2. Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – 7:00 pm
  3. Adjournment

After a summer hiatus, the RPCA will be hosting our first Board of Directors meeting of the fall on Wed, September 2, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public.

RSVP now to confirm your attendance.

DATE: September 2, 2020
TIME: Starting at 7:00 p.m. EST
Meeting ID: 824 5271 2863
Password: 180177
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89767081488?pwd=RFp2TVdnSkJxc0tsMUY0R2lCekp2UT09https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89767081488


BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Riverside Park Community Association


  1. Call to Order
  2. Agenda
  3. Minutes of the June 3, 2020 Board Meeting
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes
  5. Report: Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor
  6. Report: RPCA Board of Directors
  7. New Business
    • (1) AGM Planning (October 7, 2020)
    • (2) Brigil Development at the Riverside Mall
    • (3) Cannabis Dispensary Application at 3310 McCarthy
    • (4) Food Security in Riverside Park
  8. Other Business
  9. Events and Announcements
  10. Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – Following the AGM
  11. Adjournment

The RPCA will be hosting our final Board of Directors meeting before the summer by Zoom on Wed, June 3, 2020. The meeting is open to the public but participants are required to RSVP before Noon on June 2 to receive the meeting password by email.

DATE: June 3, 2020
TIME: Starting at 7:00 p.m. EST
Meeting ID: 897 6708 1488
Password: 046539
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89767081488?pwd=RFp2TVdnSkJxc0tsMUY0R2lCekp2UT09https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89767081488

School Board Trustee Mark Fisher will be presenting on planning for the 2020/2021 school year.

Councillor Riley Brockington will be joining us to deliver his monthly report.

After this meeting, we will be taking two months off. The next meeting will take place in September 2020.


­BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Riverside Park Community Association


  1. Call to Order
  2. Agenda
  3. Minutes of the May 6, 2020 Board Meeting
  4. Guest Presentation: Mark Fisher, Ottawa Carleton School Board Trustee
  5. Guest Presentation: Donyah Farhat, Riverside Park Early Learning Centre
  6. Report: Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor
  7. Report: RPCA Board of Directors
  8. New Business
    8.1. Proposal: Postpone 2020 Fall Festival
    8.2. Proposal: Gardening Committee and Events
    8.3. Planning for October 2020 AGM
  9. Other Business
  10. Events and Announcements
  11. Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – 7 p.m.
  12. Adjournment

Because of recent public health warnings against gatherings, we will be hosting our May Board of Directors meeting by videoconference, using the Zoom Meeting ID: 539 577 522. We will be discussing the community response to COVID-19 and Ottawa’s Ward Boundary Review.

Date: May 6, 2020
Time: Starting at 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 539 577 522
Password: 032206
Click here to join the Zoom Meeting on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Or dial in using your phone:
+16475580588,,539577522#

Participants will have the choice to join the meeting on a smartphone, tablet or laptop (using the free Zoom app) or by direct telephone dial-up.

The meeting is open to the public, but participants are required to RSVP before 11:59 pm on May 4, to receive the meeting password by email.


­BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Riverside Park Community Association


  1. Call to Order
  2. Agenda
  3. Minutes of the March 4, 2020 Board Meeting
  4. Report: Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor
  5. Report: RPCA Board of Directors
  6. Committee Appointments
    • 6.1  Motion: Be it resolved that all committee members formally accepted as presented (Moved: Joel Duff) [Scroll down]
  7. New Business
  8. Other Business
  9. Upcoming Events
  10. Next Board Meeting
    • 10.1  Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 11 a.m., via Zoom Videoconference
  11. Adjournment

MOTION 6.1
Be it resolved that all committee members formally accepted as presented:

Communications and Outreach Committee
Chair: Joel Duff (President)
Members: Travis Croken (Vice-President), Gillian Wintonic (Treasurer), Sandra Kearns, Bryan Parker

Community Safety Committee
Chair: Mark Staz (Director)
Members: Joel Duff (President, ex officio), Bryan Parker, Laura Young

Environment and Parks Committee
Chair: Nicole Christy (Director), Barbara Haines (Treasurer)
Members: Kate Cathrae (Director), Barbara MacDonald Moore, Teresa Reeve, David Wilson, Joel Duff (President, ex-officio)

Events and Culture Committee
Chair: Travis Croken (Vice-President)
Members: George Brown, Kate Cathrae (Director), Joel Duff (President, ex officio)

Land Use, Development and Transportation Committee
Chair: Terry Wood (Director)
Members: Lew Burpee, Bob Laird, Marika Magro, Natalie Riendeau, Sharon von Schoenberg, Paul Willetts (Director), Joel Duff (ex-officio)

Libraries Matter to Riverside Park Committee
Chair: Christine Johnson (HCCA), Gillian Wintonic (RPCA Secretary)   
Members: Joel Duff (RPCA President, ex-officio), John Reid (HCCA), Linda Sabine (HCCA), Barb Shae (HCCA)

Recreation and Rinks Committee
Chair: Andrew Wintonic (Director)
Members: Joel Duff (President, ex officio)


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