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ARAC will meet on Thursday, May 4th at 10 a.m.
at Ben Franklin Place (101 Centrepointe Drive). 
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Good Morning,

After a couple of lighter agendas, the May the Fourth be with you meeting of Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee has a few more items on it. As usual, the meeting is held at 10:00 am at Ben Franklin Place. 

Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC) 


View full agenda and supporting documents here: www.ottawa.ca.
Agenda items include the following:
  • Commemorative Naming Proposal: Ronald Warren Ball Diamond (Osgoode)
  • Housekeeping Amendment to Coach House Policies
  • Official Plan Amendment: 2715, 2777 Tenth Line Road, 810 Wall Road, 2390, 2484, 2656 Trim Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendments: 6202 Nick Adams Road, 3400 & 3468 Old Montreal Road, 1156 – 1170 March Road, 3746 Larry Robinson Road, 6840 Rideau Valley Drive South, 557 & 577 Jinkinson Road
  • Partial Abandonment of Staidler Municipal Drain
  • Omnibus Zoning Amendments
The item on Coach Houses is just some minor changes to the policy. I continue to work with staff on addressing the main issues relating to the requirements for a hydrogeological study and Site Plan Control. Similarly, the Omnibus report includes minor changes to certain properties and by-laws, including a property in Richmond that was incorrectly rezoned during the 2010 Richmond Community Design Plan process.
 
The Official Plan Amendment for Tenth Line Road, Wall Road and Trim Road is an application to re-designate agricultural lands to general rural. The recommendation is to refuse the application. The Zoning By-Law Amendments on Larry Robinson Road and Rideau Valley Drive South are to prohibit residential uses following approval of surplus farm severances. The Zoning By-Law Amendment for 557 & 577 Jinkinson Road is to permit Rural General Industrial uses on portions of the properties that are setback from the natural heritage features on the properties. A large portion of this property is already zoned Rural General Industrial.
 
The abandonment of a portion of the Staidler Municipal Drain includes a section north of Mackey Road and includes the Brooks Branch. A request for abandonment must be made by owners representing no less than 75% of the area assessed for benefit under the by-law for the drain. That has been met in this request. This item was originally on the March agenda but was deferred. Again, the full agenda with reports is available at Ottawa.ca

If you want to stay updated on the happenings in Rideau-Goulbourn, my column is published weekly in the Stittsville News, biweekly in the Manotick Messenger, and at www.rideaugoulbourn.ca/news/.
 
Sincerely,

5514 Manotick Main Street Update


As many have likely seen, there is a new retail/office building proposed for the site. Since last year, a group of community leaders has been assisting me in working with the owner of the property. Just last week, this same group had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the proposed design with the owner and the architect.
 
At the meeting, the architect presented some revisions to the design which responded to some of the comments we have been hearing from the community. Those present felt more improvements could be made to help soften the look of the building and make it more of a feature in the village, knowing the importance of this site. As a result, the owner and architect have agreed to look at further revisions. This work has already commenced and we will be updated as soon as possible.
 
Please stay tuned for further updates. More information on the background and current application for 5514 Manotick Main Street are available at rideaugoulbourn.ca/fallshouse.

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Community Events
 

Scott Moffatt Golf4Youth Classic Presented by Caivan 


Join me on July 7th for the Scott Moffatt Golf4Youth Classic Presented by Caivan Communities at the Canadian Golf & Country Club. It promises to be a fun day for the whole family with all proceeds going directly to the Youth of Manotick Association (YOMA) and the Richmond Youth Centre (RYC). I would love for you to participate!
 
We are also acquiring sponsorships and silent auction donations. If you are a local business and want to be involved in this event, please contact me and we’ll find an exciting way to get you involved.
 
For more details or to register, visit www.golf4youth.ca. Hopefully we can make this a successful event that will benefit kids and families all across Rideau-Goulbourn.

Community Dancing in Manotick


Tonight (Friday, April 28th) from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, come on out to the Manotick United Church and enjoy a fun, interactive session of dance, laughter & music. Join the Ever Hopeful Stringband and caller Pippa Hall for a family-friendly, alcohol-free evening of community dancing, including circles, squares and contras. Each dance is taught and the whole family is invited. The evening begins with simple dances, followed by dances that build on skills as the evening progresses. Admission is $10, $5 for those aged 12-18 and participants under 12 are free. There is also a family maximum admission of $20. For information, please call 613-692-4576 or visit http://dance.manotick.net.

Household Hazardous Waste Depots


The dates and locations for the 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Depots have been determined and published. To see the Depot dates, visit ottawa.ca/hhw.

Household hazardous waste includes the following items:
  • Aerosol containers
  • Propane cylinders
  • Disinfectants
  • Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Mercury switches/thermometers
  • Needles and syringes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints and coatings
  • Oven and window cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
For a complete listing of acceptable household hazardous waste, please visit ottawa.ca/hhw. Residents are reminded that depots are for household waste only (maximum 100 litres). No commercial waste will be accepted.
 
To keep our waste collection operators and our environment safe please do your part by safely disposing of hazardous household waste such as used needles, propane cylinders and pool chemicals.
 
If you are unable to attend the depot, some hazardous materials can be returned to local retailers involved in the Take it Back program any day of the week during regular operating hours.

Goulbourn Township Historical Society Presents

What Went Down in Struggle Town?

Tracey Donaldson, Acting Manager along with Acting Education Officer Sarah Holla from the Goulbourn Museum, present – What Went Down in Struggle Town? This presentation will examine the settlement, historic figures, and structures, which have defined the narrative of Stanley’s Corners. This event will take place on Saturday, May 13 at 1:30 pm at the Goulbourn Museum. Attendance, parking and refreshments are free. "Tell a neighbour, bring a friend!"

For more details, visit: goulbournhistoricalsociety.org

More Community Events

 
To see more events happening in Rideau-Goulbourn, check out our website: http://www.rideaugoulbourn.ca/events/.

How can we help?

 613-580-2491

 Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca

 RideauGoulbourn.ca
 


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