City of Ottawa – Rural Affairs Office, July 2012


Rural Affairs
 Office
Your resource for everything rural in Ottawa  
July 2012


Celebrate Canada Day in rural Ottawa  MP900384698[1]
While downtown Ottawa will play host to a huge Canada Day celebration, rural Ottawa offers many local opportunities to celebrate closer to home. Canada Day parties in rural Ottawa this July 1st include events in Constance Bay, Corkery, Dunrobin, Greely, North Gower, Osgoode, Vars and Vernon, as well as at the Cumberland Village Heritage Museum, Diefenbunker and Pinhey’s Point Historic Site.
 

Top 12 things to do in Ottawa this summer
Summer is here, and Ottawa is heating up with all sorts of events, festivities and programs to keep you and your family busy and entertained. The more items on the list you check off, the better your summer will be!
 
Draft Older Adult Action Plan- Feedback Opportunity
 The City of Ottawa is currently in the process of developing an Older Adult Plan with the goal of effectively serving and being responsive to the needs of older adults now and in the future.
During the months of October and November 2011, the City heard from older adults about their experiences and ideas for improving City services and making Ottawa an age-friendly city.
A draft action plan has been created based on the fall 2011 consultation findings and background research. You can participate by filling out an online  feedback survey. The input collected will help prioritize and refine the actions before the plan is presented to City Council in September 2012.
 
Thank you for making 2012 Food Aid a success!
The 8th Annual Food Aid event at City Hall was a big success. From the heated competition of the cow milking contest that matched local celebrities against City councillors and staff, to the sheep shearing, lively step dancers and rural displays, Food Aid 2012 was an outstanding event.  
When the day was done, over $167,000 was raised. Thank you to everyone who supported Food Aid by buying a hamburger, donating money or supplies, and volunteering their time to a great cause.
Food Aid serves as a major fundraiser for the   Ottawa Food Bank who uses the funds to purchase cattle and processes the meat to provide nutritious ground beef to Ottawa’s less fortunate while supporting our local farmers.
 
Farmers’ Markets in Ottawa
With the arrival of spring, farmers’ markets are open across Ottawa. Be sure to visit for the vegetables, fruit, meat, arts and crafts and other products that local producers have to offer.
 
·         Main Farmers’ Market – open for the season
·         Kanata Farmers’ Market – open for the season
·         Ottawa Farmers’ Market – (Brewer Park) open for the season
·         Carp Farmers’ Market – open for the season
·         Metcalfe Farmers’ Market – open for the season
·         Parkdale Market – open for the season
·         Ottawa Farmers Market – (Bayshore) open for the season
·         Ottawa Farmers Market – (Orléans Centrum) open for the season
·         North Gower Farmers’ Market – open for the season
·         Cumberland Farmers’ Market – open for the season
·         Manotick Farmers’ Market – open July 7
·         Vanier Farmers’ Market – open July 7
·         ByWard Market – open year round
·         Ottawa Organic Farmers’ Market – open year round
·         Savour Ottawa Parkdale Field House – open year round 
 
Community Partnership Minor Capital Program
The Community Partnership Minor Capital Program is an initiative available for minor capital improvements to city-owned parks, recreation and cultural facilities on a cost-sharing basis with community groups. Examples include: play equipment, basketball courts, park furniture, tree planting, landscape improvements, minor community facility improvements, etc. Projects on school board land and other public lands that are accessible to the general public may also be eligible. Deadline: September 1, 2012.
 
Contacts:
Community and Protective Services Department
Parks and Recreation Development
 
Community and Protective Services Department
Parks and Recreation Development
 

Open air fires – Don’t forget your permit
Did you know that prior to setting an open air fire you require a burn permit and are also required to contact Ottawa Fire Services at             613-580-2880       to ensure that a fire ban is not in effect?
Open Air Fire Permits can be obtained at any rural City of Ottawa Client Service Centre or at the fire administrative offices in Vars (6090 Rockland Road), Manotick (5669 Manotick Main Street), West Carleton (5670 Carp Road) and Stittsville (1643 Main Street) Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
Permits available include:
·         Annual Open Air Fire Permit: $13 /permit
·         Agricultural Open Air Fire Permit: $13 for up to, and including, four permits
·         Specific Event Open Air Fire Permit: $50 / permit 
* Specific Event Permits can only be obtained at the Fire Prevention Division, 1445 Carling Avenue, given the requirement for a site inspection by Ottawa Fire Services staff prior to permit issuance.
 
Annual, Annual Restricted and Annual Agricultural Permits are valid from the date of issue until the end of the calendar year (December 31). Specific Event Permits are valid for the date(s) specified on the permit.
For more information about open air fire permits and regulations, please refer to the Burn Permitwebpage.
 
New Order of Ottawa award to recognize exceptional residents 
Nominations are now open for the newly established Order of Ottawa award. The Order of Ottawa will recognize the professional achievements and outstanding service of up to 15 of Ottawa’s most deserving individuals each year.
It is intended to recognize those who have made significant contributions through their professional accomplishments to life in the city, in any of the following areas: arts and culture, business, community service, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment and other fields of endeavour that benefit Ottawa.
Nominations for the Order of Ottawa can be completed online at ottawa.ca or, nomination pamphlets will be available soon at your local community centre, public library or any Client Service Centre. The deadline for submission of nominations is Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
More information regarding the Order of Ottawa can be found online atottawa.ca/orderofottawa.
 
Kingdom of Osgoode 5th Annual Medieval Festival
On July 6, 7 and 8, the Village of Osgoode will transform itself into the glorious and brutalMedieval Kingdom of Osgoode – an enchanted place where maidens wear flower circlets and knights best each other with chivalry and swords.
For information regarding the Medieval Festival, including a full schedule of events, visitwww.osgoodemedievalfestival.com or contact Judy Carey at             613-826-1622       orcarey002@rogers.com.
Rural Development Applications
Recently updated City of Ottawa Development Applications in rural Ottawa.
 
Ward 5 – West Carleton-March
 
107 Westhunt Road
111 Westhunt Road
117 Westhunt Road
2149 Richardson Side Road
Zoning By-law Amendment
Community Information and Comment Session Held
May 29, 2012
107 Westhunt Road
111 Westhunt Road
117 Westhunt Road
2149 Richardson Side Road
Site Plan Control
Community Information and Comment Session Held
May 29, 2012
1927 Richardson Side Road
Site Plan Control
Request for Agreement Received
Jun 13, 2012
1045 Spruce Ridge Road
Zoning By-law Amendment
Zoning By-law in Effect
Jun 19, 2012
137 Country Meadow Drive
Plan of Subdivision
Comment Period in Progress
Jun 21, 2012
168 A Rivington Street
168 B Rivington Street
Zoning By-law Amendment
Comment Period in Progress
Jun 25, 2012
1735 Old Carp Road
Zoning By-law Amendment
Application Recommended to Council for Approval
Jun 25, 2012
2215 Sixth Line Road
Zoning By-law Amendment
Comment Period in Progress
Jun 25, 2012
 
 

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