The Beer and Burger Fundraiser was a great success. Sixty six people attended and $2000 was raised. Thanks again to RU Computing for donating the computers for the raffle. Thanks also to Alice’s Restaurant and to all the volunteers.
Congratulations to all the winners:
The lap top: Stephano Monpetit
The computer: Anthony Jeffs
The Spa Day at Sandra’s Head to Toe Salon: Ronan McShane
The Number One Mine Heritage Kiosk. For those of you who don’t know this kiosk at the foot of Milton St. and Esplanade is the site of the former Number One Mine where one of the greatest mining disasters occurred in 1887. Charles Torhjelm was instrumental in getting this monument placed in 1999 but it had gotten a bit shabby over the years. A new roof has been put on and the kiosk refurbished.
There will be a celebration on May 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM to mark this event and remember the miners. More details coming as they unfold.
The Balmoral. Anne Hodge introduced herself to SECA as the new Director. Welcome aboard Anne! She has years of experience in social services in Ottawa and stressed the need for community feedback to the project. She told us that there were several new residents and that they were hoping to get a grant or funding to build a new entry way, replace carpets and create a storage area. They are also hoping to get two evening support workers so the Balmoral will have someone in attendance 24/7. There has been an additional grant for the successful Peppermill meals project and the Wesley Street low barrier housing project is now underway.
Tea Wagon, There was a pot luck on March 29 and on Saturday April 9, starting 10AM at the Irwin St, cul de sac, there will be a sanding party. Bring your sanders or sand blocks! At the end of the month there will be a Tea Wagon paining party which will be filmed.
The Miners Heritage Picnic will be Saturday June 25. All the rides, music and acts are on-board for this year. Volunteers wanted for the great event.
Social Media. Charles suggested the possibility of having a seminar on the use of social media. We decided that July might be a good time for this.
Zoning By-law. Gord spent quite a lot of time studying the zoning regulations and reported to us on the changes occurring. We are pleased to find that the changes are very close to the Neighborhood Plan. The new consolidated zoning is much less complicated and far more user-friendly than the old system. For links to the current zoning, the Neighborhood Plan and the new consolidated zoning see:
Zoning Links & Maps
Current Zoning Bylaw
Draft Revised Bylaw
Current Zoning Map
Draft Zoning Map
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* Using Tools on right, zoom in and find property
* Left click on property
* Right Click and when box appears click on property report for information including zoning
Video Links to Council 7-11 Decision
Feb 28th 2011 – Click on 9:01pm
Recommendation to Staff Business License Amendment 9:01pm
March 14th 201 – Click on 10:43pm
Business License Bylaw turned down by council 10:43pm
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