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Lamplighter - May 2017

  • Upcoming AGM
  • Beautification Projects - Spring Cleanup
  • Update on the Cumberland Trails Washout and Closed Area
  • Community Garage Sale
  • Canada 150 Celebrations

Boaters - Please Stay off the Ottawa River!

Ottawa – Waves can breach sandbags and inundate properties in flooded areas. Boaters are asked to stay away, and to treat the shoreline areas of the Ottawa River as no-wake zones along Fitzroy Harbour, Constance Bay, Armitage, Crystal Bay, Britannia, and Cumberland.

 

Debris in the water can also pose a hazard to boaters.

Flooding Assistance Cumberland

Please note that all information regarding flood management in Cumberland is being coordinated through the City of Ottawa. Find information here http://ottawa.ca/en Updates on volunteer and supply requirements are being updated on FB page Cumberland Community and Cumberland Ontario.

New Grants Available through the Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program

MAY 1st DEADLINE

The Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program (ORCWP) provides funding for projects that protect surface water and groundwater quality.

Landowners completing projects in the next year may be eligible for grants of up to $15,000 depending on the project they are undertaking. The next application deadline is May 1, 2017.

New grants are available! Grants are available for 18 kinds of projects related to nutrient management, soil protection, water management, land stewardship, and education and innovation.

The City needs your input-please complete the survey

Please take a moment to provide feedback to Stephen Blais by completing the survey below. It is important that he receives comments from the rural portion of the Ward. "This survey is being conducted to obtain a better understanding of the needs of the residents of Cumberland Ward and how your representative and the City of Ottawa is responding to these needs. Your responses will be strictly confidential and not associated with your personal information in any way. "

Cumberland Ward 19 Survey

Notice of Adoption of Official Plan Amendment 180 / Avis d'adoption de la modification 180 du Plan officiel

Amendment 180 outlined below with respect to growth projections, employment land review and agricultural land review and or you requested notice for one or more of the associated Official Plan Amendments #140, #141 or #150 that remain under appeal.

Please find attached the Notice of Adoption of Official Plan Amendment #180. OPA #180 amends the Official Plan in relation to growth projections, employment land review and agricultural land review.

Lamplighter - January 2017

Catch up on the news about Cumberland by reading the Lamplighter! In this issue:

  • Mark your calendar CCA AGM - Tuesday, June 6, 7pm
  • Beach 'Buoys' in Cumberland Family Beach Party
  • Outdoor Rink Reservation
  • Tales from the Trails
  • Wilsondale Trails (formerly Cumberland Trails) Map
  • Scouts update
  • Calendar of Events
  • NEW: Advertizing opportunity (support local businesses) Contact us at info@cumberlandvillage.ca)

Lamplight - October 2016

Catch up on the news about Cumberland by reading the Lamplighter! In this issue:

  • October 29th Halloween Pub Night
  • Christmas in Cumberland
  • Home & Village Tour
  • Tales from the Trails
  • Beautification
  • 174 Working Group Update
  • Volunteers Needed-Out Door Rink
  • Harvest Market
  • Glimpes of Cumberland XIXth and XXth Centuries

Rural Connections - August

Civic Events Funding Program

  • Local not-for-profit organizations such as community groups and recreation associations are invited to apply for funding to provide one to two-day community events with free admission that foster civic pride and develop community cohesion. These events are held in a specific geographic district in Ottawa, and encompass a broad range of activities and family entertainment.
  • The event does not need to be held on a statutory holiday. Your community event can now be celebrated anytime during 2017. 

New In 2017

Rural Connections - July

Rural Association Partnership Program

  • If you are an Ottawa organization operating a rural fair, a farmers’ market or a rural business organization such as a Chamber of Commerce or Business Improvement Areas, you may be eligible for funding of up to $7,500 through the City of Ottawa’s Rural Association Partnership Program (RAPP).
  • The second-round of RAPP funding is now available with applications being accepted until Friday, August 19 at 4 pm.

The objectives of the RAPP are:

Appeal to the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change regarding the Environmental Study Report Ottawa Road 174 / Prescott-Russell County Road 17 Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

On July 4, 2016 the Cumberland Community Association (CCA) 174 Working Group submitted an Appeal to the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change regarding the Environmental Study Report Ottawa Road 174 / Prescott-Russell County Road 17 Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule C Study. The Environmental Study Report (see report summary in Appendix A of the attached Appeal document) recommends widening Ottawa Road 174 between Trim Road and Canaan Road from one to two lanes in each direction with a concrete center barrier. 

Wild Parsnip Coverage Map, Photos, Information

Attached you will find a map of the city noting wild parsnip infestation, ranging from spotty to heavy in patches throughout the Cumberland Village area. This is a dangerous plant that can cause long term issues. Some information from http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and-environment/plants-and-animals/w... is below. Please visit the city website for more information on the City strategy for dealing with it, reporting it, and for additional health and safety information regarding it.

Draft Community Design Principles - Community Planning

Update on community planning

CCA is working on guidelines for long-term development in Cumberland. This project is an extension of the Community Vision exercise (2008-2011) and the Updated Secondary Plan for Cumberland Village (2011).

Through the planning exercises, Cumberland residents told us they are proud of where they live, value nature and the outdoors and the small-town pace of life. At the same time, new commercial and residential growth would help make our village more sustainable.

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