Rural Public Meeting on City of Ottawa Initial and Draft OP Proposals

Rural Public Meeting on City of Ottawa Initial and Draft OP Proposals
Posted on April 27, 2013 | Manotick Village Community Association | Written on April 16, 2013

Dear Councillor Doug Thompson & Councillor Scott Moffatt,

re: April 9 Rural Public Meeting on City Initial and Draft OP Proposals: Summary & As-It-Was-Heard Report

The Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA) has responded to the Federation of Citizens' Association’s call for a community based public consultative initiative to engage rural residents in providing feedback to Ottawa’s 2013 Official Plan

Not being bound to City based standards for public consultations, the MVCA agreed to use a facilitated consultation methodology that is scalable and engages all participants respectfully in the conversation and a process that achieves written and detailed
documented outputs in a short period of time. The meeting was concluded in less than 2 hours.

In every sense this consultative public meeting has been a success. Close to 100 residents participated and the process allowed for open and respectful dialogue in plenary and in table-groups of 8.

The MVCA is grateful to you, Councillor Doug Thompson and you, Councillor Scott Moffatt, for hosting this rural public meeting. The MVCA also wishes to thank Adam Brown (Rural Affairs Office), Bruce Finlay (Official Plan), and Colin Simpson
(Transportation Master Plan) for their support and participation as well as the near hundred residents of Rideau-Goulbourn and Osgoode Wards who came to provide feedback on the rural impacts of the City of Ottawa’s 2013 Official Plan Review proposed policy changes.

Rural participation included residents from Ashton, Cumberland, Edwards, Gloucester, Greely, Kanata, Kars, Kemptville, Manotick, Metcalfe, Nepean, North Gower, Ottawa,
Pakenham, and Richmond, and representatives from the following organizations:

Great Ashton Community Association
Ottawa Citizens Against Pollution by Sewage (OCAPS)
Emerald Links Estates Community Association
Greely Lions
Greely Sand & Gravel
Lakeland Estates Lot-Owners Association
Country Club Village Association
Beckett’s Landing Community Association
Carleton Golf and Yacht Homeowners Association
Manotick Business Improvement Area
Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association
Manotick News
Manotick Messenger
Nicolls Island Community Association
Rural Ottawa South Support Services
Vibration Studios
Watson’s Mill Manotick Inc.
North Gower Recreation Association and North Gower & District Community
Osgoode Carleton Snowmobile Trail Club
Osgoode Village Community Association
Newcastle Developments
Richmond Village Community Association

Here then, please find attached the April 9 Rural Public Meeting: Summary & As-It-Was-Heard Report

On behalf of the MVCA,

Klaus Beltzner, B.Sc., M.Math., M.B.A.
President, Manotick Village and Community Association

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