The City of Ottawa has approved 1131 Teron, with changes to setbacks (back yard setback 2.5m increased to 4.5m, Teron Road setback increased from 3m to 6m). The KBCA will not appeal this to the OMB, but will vigorously defend the community position at the OMB if the developer appeals. OMB appeal deadline is July 23, 2014.

The Taggart group has applied for a zoning change for a  retirement residence to be added to the 100 Varley property. There will be a public meeting Weds, July 16 @ 7:30 PM at the KBCA Community Centre.

1131 Teron Rd.

Despite arguments from the KBCA, Bill Teron, Marianne Wilkinson and various Community Members, both the Planning Committee and the City Council have approved the development application for 1131 Teron.

Based on our understanding of the OMB process, its risks and likely outcome, which includes factoring in recommendations from our Professional Planner, Dennis Jacobs, the KBCA will NOT challenge the decision at the OMB.

However, should the developer take the decision to the OMB, the KBCA will vigorously defend its position that this proposal fails on Community Compatibility (with the understanding that the City is obligated to defend its decision) before the OMB.

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Several changes were motioned and approved at both Planning Committee and City Council which will reduce the building sizes:

  • Building setback from the back lot line was increased from the requested 2.5m to 4.5 m. This impacts the Bethune homes [South] East (down Teron) from the 3 storey condo unit
  • Building setback from Teron was increased from 3m to 6 m, which impacts both the 9 and 3 storey condos

The net change is that the developer has less room for both underground parking and for the 9 and 3 storey condos, which almost certainly means less units and provides more space for screening both from homes in Bethune Court and along Teron Road.

For background information on challenging City decisions to the OMB, please read the following on http://www.keeptotheplan.ca “Think twice about appealing to the OMB.pdf”

100 Varley

The Taggart Group has applied for a zoning change for 100 Varley to allow for a 5 storey, 117 unit retirement residence adjoining to the existing 8 storey apartment building. The details on this can be found at the City of Ottawa “devapps” site:  http://app01.ottawa.ca/postingplans/appDetails.jsf?lang=en&appId=__904V59 . The KBCA and interested community members, including John Mlacak and Bill Teron, met with the Taggart group and our Planner, Dennis Jacobs, on 6 occasions. These were very productive meetings with a great deal of community input to which Taggart responded, modifying their proposals multiple times for both the building and landscaping. The outcome is by far the most Beaverbrook compatible development proposal in recent years. While the KBCA will want to follow through in ensuring the Site Plan and actual development meet the expectations of the community, we will not oppose this zoning application. How Taggart worked with the Community should be a model followed by all developers and incorporated in to the City Official Plan process.

There will be a public meeting Weds, July 16 @ 7:30 PM at the KBCA Community Centre.

Neil Thomson, President, Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association

 

Want to play with your friends and neighbors? Let’s meet in the park!!!

Where: Soccer field at Stephen Leacock school, 25 Leacock drive, Kanata

Who: Kids (U11/U12), Kids (U8/U9/U10), Kids (/U6/U7), Kids (U4/U5), Mom and Dad who love soccer

When: Every Tue 7:00-8:00PM, June 24th to Aug 26th, 2014 (Except July 1st)

Cost: Families take turns bringing fruit and freezies. We also need donation $5/player to cover the cost for field booking fee charged by City of Ottawa, first aid kit and equipment for training. 

Contact: The following people are contacts for Registration, rain cancellation etc

Lianne (Jasper & Daniel Nie's mom), 613- 591-9883, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Demetria (Daniel Duran's mom) 613-254-8701, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We need Coach and assistant coaches as well, parents please volunteer! 

Activities: First half hour basic soccer skill training, second half hour soccer games.

Outfit: Shin guard (mandatory to prevent injuries), soccer shoes, proper clothes (soccer club uniform preferred), water bottle, soccer ball

 

Residents who will be directly affected by the proposed installation sites for community mailboxes (CMs) have received a follow-up letter from Canada Post.

The letter broadly spoke to questions regarding location, security, and accessibility.  Several volunteers, the KBCA, and Marianne Wilkinson's office have been gathering information and working together to prepare a co-ordinated response to Canada Post.

We have reason to believe that the next step in the community consultation process is about to begin.  Canada Post will be calling door to door to give homeowners exact details as to where their CMs will be located, and to register any concerns owners may have.

They will make two attempts to meet with you, and failing that, will leave a "door knocker" which will supply a phone number to call to make an appointment.

It would be most effective if those households directly affected were to call Canada Post now, at 1-844-454-3009 and ask for a confirmation as to when they might expect the planning officers to be calling on them.  As the Canada Post employee will not be able to confirm this, it is then very important to ask for a "service ticket" for confirmation of the date of your consultation. This registers you into their system, and will ensure an answer in the next 5 working days.

Any other questions or concerns you may have about the proposed CMs are best directed through this process.  The key is to obtain a "service ticket" number.

By Elise Farrell, KBCA Vice-President 

A Bicycle parade along the pathways of Beaverbrook will start off the renewed Mayfair celebration on Victoria Day, Monday May 19. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., everyone is invited to join the fun at the community centre at 2 Beaverbrook Road. 

Community association President Neil Thomson said families are asked to start out on bicycles at 10:00 a.m. from different streets along paths to the community centre. Parents are asked to accompany children on the bikes.  Prizes will be awarded for best decorated bikes –in the two-wheel and three-wheel categories. 

The bicycle parade will be followed by a pet show with a difference – no animals. “At a Mayfair years ago, a little girl broke into tears when her cat ran away and was never found,” said KBCA Secretary Jim Shearon. “We don’t want to lose any pets. So you have 60 seconds to tell us about your pet.” There will also be a poetry reciting contest. Children and adults are invited to recite a favorite poem.

At 11 o’clock Ottawa Fire department Station 42 will drive one of the big fire trucks into the DNAgenotek parking lot at the corner of Beaverbrook and Teron Road, where it will be on display to the public for one hour. . 

At 12 noon, hot dogs, including a veggie option, and fruit drinks will be served free of charge. Please bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation for the Kanata Food Cupboard. Members of the Suzuki Violins will perform, featuring Ethan Balakrishnan, who will play in an international competition in Minneapolis.  

At 12:30, Bill and Jean Teron will tell us about the beginning of Beaverbrook and how a young couple was brave enough to make a dream come true. 

Gaelic football is the national game of Ireland. Players can run with the ball, provided they bounce it, and they can kick the ball to a team-mate. At 12:45, Noel McGinnity, a Beaverbrook resident from County Monaghan, will present a short game at the Beaverbrook community centre as part of the Mayfair celebration.

The most popular event of Mayfair is expected to be a “Sound of Music Sing Along” from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  Audience members will vote on the five most popular songs from the movie and will sing along with the action on the screen. Bring cushions to sit on the floor.

Mayfair schedule, Victoria Day, Monday May 19

All events at Community Centre, 2 Beaverbrook Road
 
10:00  Start of bicycle parade along paths to Beaverbrook Community Centre.
 
10:30  Pet Show (no animals) and Poetry reciting at Community Centre 
We don’t want to lose any pets. In 60 seconds, tell why you love your pet.
Poetry reciting contest. Adults and children; recite your favorite poem.
 
11:00 to 12:00 Fire truck in DNAgenotek parking lot, 2 Beaverbrook Road.
 
12:00 to 12:30 Hot dogs (Veggie option) and fruit drinks at Community Centre
 
12:15 to 12:30 Suzuki Violins concert
 
12:30  Jean and Bill Teron us about the beginning of Beaverbrook
 
12:45  Gaelic Football demonstration game
 
1:00 to 2:00 Sing-along-Sound of Music at Community Centre 
 

Community partners, with help from Ottawa Public Health, are offering a Growing Healthy Screening Clinic.  The Clinic will assess the growth and development of children up to 6 years of age.

Who should come to the Growing Healthy Screening Clinic?

  • Children under the age of 6 and their parent or guardian.
  • Children who may not be developing as expected.
  • Children whose parent or guardian has questions about their development.

What will happen at a Growing Healthy Screening Clinic?

You and your child will meet with the following consultants for assessment, and discussion.

  • Immunization Assessment – Ottawa Public Health
  • Dental assessment – Ottawa Public Health
  • Nutrition assessment – Ottawa Public Health
  • Behavioral assessment – Crossroads (English) 
  • Speech and language Screening – First Words (only for children up to 5 years old and children NOT enrolled in senior kindergarten)
  • Developmental assessment – Ottawa Children Treatment Centre
  • Promotion of literacy – Parent Resource Centre  

There will be a play area, snacks, and information on child development, literacy, immunization and other topics related to raising a healthy child.

Will there be childcare available for my other children?

There will be limited capacity to care for your other children. Please discuss this when you call to register.

Please call to register, space is limited.  Families must register ahead of time.

Date:  Thursday June 12, 2014
Host Agency:  Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Event Location:  Kanata Beaverbrook Community Centre, 2 Beaverbrook Rd.
Contact:  Colleen Taylor, (613) 591-3686 x228 (leave a message)

The KBCA is holding its annual Clean-Up Day and Picnic on Saturday, May 3rd. This year the focus will be on picking up the garbage along the pathways and trimming any bushes that are obstructing the paths. Participants are to meet at 10:00 am in the tennis courts next to the Beaverbrook Community Centre at 2 Beaverbrook Road. Bring your gardening gloves and pruners, and wear long-pants and closed-toe shoes. The Clean-Up Activity will be followed by a Picnic at the Community Centre. Come and enjoy hotdogs and drinks and participate in an interactive science demo by Smart City Science called “Sticky Science” – fun for the whole family!