On Monday October 3, FHACA will host its Annual General Meeting to discuss community activities and plans for improvements. It’s also a great opportunity for you to let your Association know what you’d like to see in our community, and to volunteer to help make our community better!
Councillor Keith Egli will be present, to answer your questions about City of Ottawa issues.
Bus Rapid Transit on Baseline
Come and hear about plans for transformation of Baseline Road, including exclusive bus lanes and separate cycling lanes.
The Park Planning Committee has been hard at work since its inception at last year’s AGM. During the fall, it surveyed residents to gather results on park usage and community desires. Initial results were posted on the website earlier this year, and the Committee has spent the past several months interviewing residents and visiting twelve parks in the surrounding area to further research ideas.
At the AGM, the committee will present its findings, discuss park amenities found elsewhere that may help to improve our parks, and outline future steps. There will be time for questions and comments from those in attendance.
The Association held a community meeting last winter to gather residents’ concerns and suggestions, and then met with city staff to discuss possible action. As a first step, we have requested that our City Councillor, Keith Egli, allocate some of his Ward 9 Traffic Calming fund to new interactive speed boards on streets that were identified as having high volumes of speeding traffic. Speed boards are being installed on Sunnycrest, Deer Park, Farlane, and Beaver Ridge, on a rotating basis.
At the AGM, we will seek further ideas as to our next steps. Our Road Safety Committee has only one member at present, so future action will depend on having more volunteers come forward. This requires a longer-term commitment to identify and advocate for possible improvements.