Please note that all information regarding flood management in Cumberland is being coordinated through the City of Ottawa.
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Updates on volunteer and supply requirements are being updated on FB page Cumberland Community and Cumberland Ontario.
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. "
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.
The details of the proposed tax on stormwater are contained in the links below for residents to read. The CCA is reviewing the proposals and welcome your feedback which we can incorporate into our response to the proposal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, invite Ottawa residents to become volunteers for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in the nation’s capital.
Ottawa – Ottawa Fire Services is placing a city-wide fire ban into effect immediately to prevent the rapid spread of fire due to grass and brush fires. This ban will remain in place until conditions improve and the green grass starts to show through dead tall grass.
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has established permanent sites across Ottawa where well owners can drop off their water samples and pick up new bottles for future testing. This makes it more convenient for residents living on residential well systems to have their well water tested for free. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit website offers a list of drop-off sites, as well as times when water samples are accepted. You may also pick up water sample bottles for future testing.
In the spring of 2015, Robert and Hilary Merritt created an organization called Cumberland Cares that would raise money to help a number of charity projects in the Dominican Republic. The intent was to create a group willing to travel to the island nation to build a home and provide funds to other needy causes. Furthermore, they wanted the funding for the home and other projects to come from the community of eastern Ottawa as a way to connect residences with a common goal.