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Status of Bayview School Site as of Aug 23, 2016

September 5th, 2016 Comments off

This is an email to the RPCRA from River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington’s office.

Brockington, Riley wrote on 23/08/2016 1:40 PM:

Brief Summary of Meeting with the Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation on August 22, 2016 regarding the results of the Request for Offers on the former Bayview School site (3071 Riverside Drive).

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The Turtle Fence at the Canada 150 Playground

June 10th, 2016 Comments off
The Turtle Fence at the Canada 150 Playground Construction Site

The Turtle Fence at the Canada 150 Playground Construction Site

City of Ottawa documents show that prior to construction of the Canada 150 playground, experts were consulted about wildlife species that may be present. Blanding’s Turtle was identified as one vulnerable species that might find the playground site attractive for nesting. See this link for more information about Blanding’s Turtle.

However, no evidence of the turtle was found on the site and it was acknowledged that the beach might be a more attractive option for the turtle, except that the beach was outside the study area.

Nonetheless, during the site preparation phase this “turtle barrier” was installed, just in case.

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Canada 150 Playground – Construction Updates

June 10th, 2016 Comments off

Last revised 2016-06-25

These construction updates are provided by the City of Ottawa, Parks and Rec. and posted here for the information of our residents.

The following construction updates are for the week of June 20, 2016:

  • A layer of wood fibre has been placed over the area, completing site preparation for the Giver 150 playground project.
  • Playground construction will commence after the Dragon Boat Festival.

The following construction updates are for the week of June 6, 2016:

  • The excavation for the playground area is complete.
  • Based on soil conditions,  a layer of gravel has been added – 75% of the area is compacted.  The gravel used in this exercise is needed to provide structural support to the drainage layer and playground above.
  • Trenching for drain tile pipes is the next step and is about to start.
  • The contractor is likely working this Saturday to complete the installation of tile drain pipes and the installation of the clear stone gravel drainage area.  Clear stone gravel is similar to marbles with stone pieces being all the same size.   When a  thick layer of this product  is installed,  water can pass through it – much like a vase full of marbles can also hold a fair amount of water.
  • Installation of the filter cloth around the clear stone gravel bed (used to ensure the drainage layer does not fill up with anything that can clog it) and 3 inches of wood fiber will commence next week and will  be  completed  by June 16th .
  • The perimeter construction fence to be removed by June 16th .
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Canada 150 Playground – Docs from the City of Ottawa

June 10th, 2016 Comments off

Last revised 2016-06-19

These documents were provided by the City of Ottawa, Parks and Rec. at the request of the RPCRA. They are posted here as an information service to our residents. These documents are also available in hard copy at the Centrepointe Library (at the service hub on the second floor).

Presentation at Information Session, May 31, 2016 (EN)

Presentation at Information Session, May 31, 2016 (FR)

Executive Summary Mooney’s Bay Environmental FR.pdf

Giver 150 Project Agreement – Signed.pdf

Tree Inventory-Layout1.pdf

CM-13-0309-04_SAR_Screening Memo_Mooney’s_Bay_Apr_20_2016.pdf (Species at Risk)

15-200-5_Soil Report_R0.pdf

15-200-6_Preliminary HHERA_Mooney’s Bay_R0.pdf (Human Health and
Ecological Risk Assessment)

15-200-8_Soil Management_Plan_R0.pdf

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An Open Letter to Ottawa City Council regarding the Canada 150 Playground Project in Mooney’s Bay Park

June 7th, 2016 Comments off
(The Boards of Directors of the Riverside Park Community and Recreation 
Association (RPCRA) and the Hunt Club Community Organization (HCCO) have 
approved this open letter for distribution to the members of Ottawa City 
Council.)

An Open Letter to Ottawa City Council regarding the Canada 150 Playground Project in Mooney’s Bay Park

June 6, 2016

There has been a significant amount of controversy over the Canada 150 Playground Project in Mooney’s Bay Park. Lack of prior public consultation is a concern common to both the opponents of the project as well as to many of its supporters. We believe that a proposal of this magnitude where publicly held funds or significant public space are being committed should be informed by a prior, City-led consultation process. We support the sentiments expressed in Councillor Brockington’s email of May 20, 2016 on this subject:

“…The glaring omission in this initiative has been a public information/consultation component.  The matters being negotiated between the City and proponent were embargoed; limiting the specific details the Parks and Rec Dept (or any other member of Council) could release.  I met with the City Solicitor and City Clerk as recently as this past Monday and stressed, again, that a concurrent public information/consultation process must be embedded for these types of projects and while I respect that confidential matters remain as such, the intent of the City needed to be publicly communicated.  The criticism of the process is warranted.  As part of the mid-term governance review that is expected to start in 2016 for City Council, I will insist that future initiatives similar to this one, have compulsory, City-led consultation.”

As registered community associations, we rely heavily on timely information from the City of Ottawa and our Ward Councillor in order to inform our members and to enable them to make their views known. As Mayor Watson was once quoted as saying: “…community associations are an early warning system for municipal politicians…”.

 

Signed

The Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association

The Hunt Club Community Organization

 

The Hunt Club Community Organization ( HCCO ) and the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association ( RPCRA ) are registered community associations in River Ward.

 

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Canada 150 Playground Info

May 31st, 2016 Comments off

This post is a collection of miscellaneous resources related to the Canada 150 playground project at Mooney’s Bay Park. The list may change from time to time as more information becomes available. For late breaking information please monitor our Facebook and Twitter sites (see our main page for links).

City of Ottawa Canada 150 Website – includes map, FAQs

The Role of the Community Coordinators

May 26: Memo from D. Chenier to Ottawa City Council

May 27: Email from Mayor Watson to Ottawa City Council

 

 

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Casting and Volunteer Open House June 1

May 31st, 2016 Comments off

Part of an email received from the Giver show: “If you would like to come out and meet us, we will be in Ottawa on June 1st at the Carleton Heights Community Centre from 4-8 pm for our casting and volunteer open house. We will be seeing kids on a first come first serve basis but if you can’t make it that’s totally understandable and your email application will still be considered.

We would also like to stress that even if you are not cast as one of the main Giver Kids, you would still be more than welcome to come to the park this summer to volunteer on the build and help the community.

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Public Information Session for new playground at Mooney’s Bay Park

May 31st, 2016 Comments off
The City of Ottawa has announced that

"A Community Outreach and Consultation Session (to provide 
information on the new playground at Mooney's Bay park) will 
take place on (Tuesday) May 31 at Riverside United Church, 
3191 Riverside Drive, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m."

The City will have subject matter experts available to answer factual questions 
about the details such as tree removals, drainage, parking, washrooms, etc.

You may find this link to a City of Ottawa webpage useful for background 
information prior to the meeting. You may also be interested in 
this link to videos about the building of previous playgrounds in Ontario.
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Community Update – 3071 Riverside Drive (April 21, 2016)

April 21st, 2016 Comments off

(from Councillor Riley Brockington)

Dear Residents of Riverside Park North,

An early Happy Earth Day to you (April 22).

This email is intended to provide you with an update on the property located at 3071 Riverside Drive, commonly referred to as the former location of Bayview PS.   My last communiqué to the community on this matter was January 8, 2016.

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Community Update – 3071 Riverside Drive (January 8, 2016)

January 8th, 2016 Comments off

(from Councillor Riley Brockington)

Dear Residents and Neighbours of Riverside Park (North),

May I take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year.

This email is intended to provide you with an update on the property located at 3071 Riverside Drive, commonly referred to as the former location of Bayview PS.  My last communiqué in September 2015 was circulated to 3,000 homes in Riverside Park North, to those north of Walkley Road and south of Brookfield Road. 

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