Two great talks on seniors’ issues in the Alta Vista community this week. The Alta Vista Branch of the Ottawa Public Library is hosting a discussion on Fraud Protection for Seniors Monday, March 25th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Agewell Solutions is sponsoring a discussion on Care Navigation and Advocacy at Rideau Park United Church also on Mon, March 25th from 7:00 pm to 8:30, as well as a second session on Wed, March 27 from 10-11am at the Alta Vista Public Library. Registration information in the attached posters.
Tonight, Wednesday March 20th, there are two meetings of potential interest. One is the consultation regarding proposed new construction on 1545 Bank Street happening at Jim Durrell Arena starting at 6pm; the other is the Committee of Adjustment meeting happening on Centrepointe Drive starting at 6:30pm regarding the proposed severance at 2067 Palmer Avenue. AVCA representatives will be present at both.https://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=7720&doctype=AGENDA
Please join us for our monthly AVCA meeting on Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive. Councillor Cloutier will be joining us to tell us what is happening at City Council and in the Ward. We will have updates on development projects within the AVCA catchment area as well as an update on our plans for the next several months, including events that will be happening at the Randall Avenue fieldhouse as well as planning for our AVCA Annual Picnic on Sunday, June 9th, 2019, that will have an “Old Fashioned Carnival” theme this year.
Please join Councillor Cloutier on Monday, March 25th at 6pm at the Heron Road Community Centre for an open house on the Heron Gate Secondary Plan. The next version of a preliminary design concept will be shown at this open house followed by a Question and Answer session. There will then be an open house for attendees to review the design boards. By attending, you will have the opportunity to comment and share your ideas for the site’s future use and design, prior to the secondary plan being submitted to the City. If you cannot make it, there is a similar session on Tuesday, March 26th, however that one is primarily intended for residents.
Last week, the AVCA hosted a well-attended meeting regarding the proposed severance of 2067 Palmer Avenue. All attendees were opposed to the request for minor variance that will be presented at the Committee of Adjustment on March 20th given the precedent setting nature of the variance. The proposed variance would result in two lots much smaller than lot sizes in the area and allow for severance of a corner lot that is against City of Ottawa Infill 2 bylaw. The last day to provide comments ( for those directly impacted by the proposed severance) to the Committee of Adjustment is today, March 13th. They can be emailed at email@example.com . The agenda for next week’s meeting, March 20th, which will be held at 101 Centrepointe Drive, can be found here. https://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=7720&doctype=AGENDABoth AVCA and the Faircrest Heights Community Association will make delegations at the meeting, immediate neighbours encouraged to attend.