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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, September 8, 2021 –7:00 p.m. *DATE CHANGE*
  • 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 Riverside Park Community Association (RPCA) is an organization composed of residents of the Riverside Park area who volunteer their time to represent the interests of their community.

The RPCA is dedicated to:

  • Maintaining and enhancing the quality of life, the environment and the community spirit of Riverside Park
  • Promoting the interests of the residents of Riverside Park
  • Liaising with local Events and Festivals to promote community values
  • Representing the concerns of the residents of Riverside Park to local, municipal and provincial governments

With the financial assistance of the City of Ottawa and the help of volunteers, we manage community skating rinks at Arnott Park and Pauline Vanier Park.

Nominations

This year there are four, open leadership positions on the board, 

This is the beginning year, where, City Wide and especially within Riverside Park, we frame and launch the 3 year process of new land use zoning, establishing Ottawa’s New Official Plan, redefining neighborhoods, mobility, parks and recreation. Combine this with a new City Planner, Mayoral powers, City councilors, Education Trustees and budget deficit with a automatic 6% increase, all will make for a learning experience like no other, brought to you live, to define the future blue print of Ottawa.

So if you are in the future of Riverside Park, in high school, university, a new resident based contributor, family member, legacy commuter… ask yourself where you want to be, and let’s make it so.

Join the Board and represent our 30,000 residents needs, become known, building phenomenal social networks of opportunities, income and social benefits.

Civics is a responsibility of citizenship.

ACTION REQUIRED

As a current member of the RPCA, please send your nomination, nominator and area of interest to our nomination committee: nominations@riveridepark.ca and you will receive confirmation and follow-ups as and if required.

The committee is open to new members.

If you have questions, need information please email: Travis Croken (Chair), Gabriel Gonzalez and Terry Wood

See you all at the AGM October 5th, 7:00PM

June 8, 2022 was the last RPCA Board of Directors meeting before summer break! All were welcome! Have a great Summer!

Virtual Meeting, Click to download items:

 

 

To Download Package Items:

Video of Meeting and Transportation Master Plan Presentation

 Agenda, link, updates and special presentations

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The RPCA Board of Directors will hold its first meeting of the spring virtually by Zoom at 7:00 pm on Wed, September 8, 2021. We will be joined by River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington for neighbourhood and municipal updates.

This meeting is open to the public.

Click here to RSVP and to receive the meeting 24 hours in advance.

Agenda & Documents

  1. Call to Order
  2. Land Acknowledgement / Introductory Statements
  3. Adoption of the Agenda
  4. Receipt of Minutes of the June 2, 2021 Board Meeting
  5. Public Presentation & Discussion:

Traffic Calming Initiatives for West Walkley Road

City staff will attend the meeting to review plans for improving traffic safety, traffic calming, cycling infrastructure, and related transit connectivity on West Walkley Road. This public presentation is open to all, and will be followed by Q&A.

  1. Receipt of Resignation

The Board is in receipt of the resignation of Riverside Park West Director and President, Joel Duff, effective at the beginning of the Annual Meeting of the Members on October 6, 2021.

  1. Presentation: River Ward Councillor Report

Councillor Riley Brockington will present his River Ward Councillor’s Report to the RPCA, providing updates on Riverside Park, Ward 16, and City Hall.

  1. Presentation: RPCA Board of Directors Report

The RPCA Board of Directors will present a report on community activities since the last meeting.

  1. Presentation: RPCA 2021 Financial Statements

The RPCA’s Financial Review Committee will present the annual Financial Statements, covering the Fiscal Year ending on July 31, 2021. Once approved by the Board, these statements will be presented at the October 6 Annual Meeting of the Members.

  1. Wild Parsnip

Discussion about addressing wild parsnip infestations in Flannery Park and the Revelstoke dog park.

  1. Event Planning for 2021/2022

Open discussion of event and activity planning for the Fall and Winter seasons.

  1. Revised Official Plan

Review and discussion of the Revised Official Plan for the City of Ottawa.

  1. Planning for the 2021 Meeting of the Members

The Board will discuss plans for the 2021 Meeting of the Members of the RPCA to be held on October 6, 2021.

  1. 2021-2023 Board Elections

The RPCA is seeking nominations to fill director vacancies in the following neighbourhoods: Riverside Park West, Mooney’s Bay, and Revelstoke. The deadline for nominations is 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. All positions will be elected at the October 6 Annual Meeting of the Members.

  1. Other Business
  2. Announcements
  3. Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Following the Members Meeting
  4. Adjournment

 

Download the following Board Reports for the June 2, 2021 meeting of the Board of Directors:

 

The RPCA Board of Directors will hold its last meeting of the spring virtually by Zoom at 7:00 pm on Wed, June 2, 2021. Afterwards, we will take a two month hiatus for the summer and resume meetings in September. We will be joined by River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington for neighbourhood and municipal updates. We will also be joined by Stephanie McNeely from Forêt Capitale Forest to discuss their project, called “Planting trees with a plan!

This meeting is open to the public.

A REMINDER EMAIL WITH THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO EVERYONE WHO PRE-REGISTERED ONE HOUR BEFORE THE MEETING STARTS.


Agenda & Documents

  1. Call to Order
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Receipt of Minutes of the May 5, 2021 Board Meeting
  4. Presentation: Forêt Capitale Forest – Planting trees with a plan!
    Stephanie McNeely will present on behalf of Forêt Capitale Forest.
  5. Brigil Development Proposal
    Discussion following the Councillor’s Public Information Meeting on the Brigil development proposal for the Riverside Mall at 729-753 Ridgewood Ave.
  6. Presentation: River Ward Councillor Report
    Councillor Riley Brockington will present an update on the community, Ward 16, and City Hall.
  7. Presentation: RPCA Board of Directors Report
    7.1. President’s Report
    7.2. Financial Update
    7.3. Community Safety Report
    7.4. Gardening Committee Report
  8. Director Appointments & 2021-2023 Board Elections
    Following the resignation of two directors (representing Mooney’s Bay and Revelstoke), the RPCA issued a call for nominations, with a deadline of 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. At this meeting, the board will consider appointments to both positions.The Board will also discuss the nominations and elections process for the 2021 Board elections to held at the October 6 Meeting of the Members
  9. Appointment of a Financial Review Committee
    In anticipation of the Fiscal Year End of July 31, 2021, the RPCA will strike a Financial Review Committee to prepare a Financial Report to presented at the October 6 Meeting of the Members.
  10. Planning for the 2021 Meeting of the Members
    The Board will discuss plans for the 2021 Meeting of the Members of the RPCA to be held on October 6, 2021.
  11. Other Business
    1. Request for Sponsorship: General Vanier Grade 3 Leaving Ceremony
    The General Vanier PS Parent Council has requested a $250 donation in support for this year’s Grade 3 Leaving Ceremony / Graduation. The donation would support treat bags for a cohort of 50 neighbourhood children.
    2. West Walkley Road Cycling Proposal
    The City of Ottawa is working on a cycling design for West Walkley Road, covering the entire stretch from Riverside Dr. to Bank St. The Board will consider a proposal to invite city officials to share their vision for this proposal at its September meeting.
    3. Cow Tunnel Community Mural
    The RPCA will consider a proposal for a community art project.
  12. Announcements
  13. Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 –7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  14. Adjournment

The RPCA Board of Directors will hold its next meeting virtually by Zoom at 7:00 pm on Wed, May 5, 2021. We will be joined by River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington for neighbourhood and municipal updates.

This meeting is open to the public.


Join the meeting by Zoom ID: 814 7543 4701; Passcode: 189759

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Agenda & Document Links

  1. Call to Order
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Receipt of Minutes of the April 7, 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
    1. President’s Report
    2. Financial Update
    3. Gardening Committee Report
    4. Transportation, Transit, & Traffic Safety Sub-Committee
  6. New Business
    1. Revelstoke Director Nominations
      Following the resignation of Revelstoke Directors Sarah Brickell, the RPCA will appoint a Nominations Committee and open the nominations process for a new Revelstoke Director appointment.
    2. West Walkley Road Beautification Project
      Discussion of new plans to calm traffic and beautify West Walkley Road.
    3. Toy Bins for Local Parks
      Discussion of new initiative to install toy bins in local parks.
    4. Active Transportation Priorities
      City Councilors have been asked to identify Active Transportation Priorities in each ward. This discussion will help identify priorities to be submitted to Councillor Brockington in advance of the May 26 deadline.
    5. Gateway Zone Signage for General Vanier Neighbourhood
      Discussion of proposal to install specialized gateway zone signs reducing traffic speed to 40 km/hr for all streets in the General Vanier neighbourhood. The initiative would take effect later this spring at the entrances to the General Vanier neighbourhood, at Walkley Road and Wexford Way and at Walkley Road and Avoncourt Way.
    6. Traffic Calming on Provost Dr.
      Discussion of proposal to install seasonal traffic calming flex sticks on Provost Dr.
    7. Preparation for Riverside Mall Public Consultation
      Discussion of plans for Brigil Construction’s upcoming public consultation on the Riverside Mall site plan: Monday, May 31 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    8. Membership in the Federation of Citizens Associations
      Discussion of proposal to renew membership in the Federation of Citizens Associations, at a cost of $35, and the appointment of two RPCA representatives to the FCA.
  7. Other Business
  8. Announcements
    • Special Discussion on Cycling Infrastructure: Tuesday, May 18 @ 6:30 p.m.
    • Curbside Garden Giveaway: Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 (all day)
    • Public Consultation on Riverside Mall: Monday, May 31 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  9. Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 –7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  10. Adjournment

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