"Vanier Safety Meeting"
Together for Vanier Working Group on Beautification Tuesday, October 23th, 2007 - 5:30 to 7:30 pm Vanier BIA – 289 Montreal Road 1. Welcome and Introductions Rita Chalabi welcomed everyone and participants introduced themselves. 2. Approval of the Agenda Agenda was approved with amendments- Remove Parks and Recreation Presentation 3. Approval of the Minutes Minutes from September 25th were approved by members 4. Committee Objectives Nancy talked about the follow-up to the Presentation from By-law and Public Works and Services: 2 Parks were adopted, 1 cleaning project A micro-neighbourhood Grant to CSV to hire a coordinator for 1 year at a smaller neighbourhood level We need to have clear objectives and how do we meet them Debbie Ste-Aubin and husband started the procedures for the adoption of a Park. They would like to have the benches removed from Carillon Park –update at next meeting–CPTED (Marianne) to have a better plan for the benches Concrete Projects: After discussions the group decided that there was some immediate projects and others to be discussed at further meetings. Immediate Projects: 1. Kiwanis Park (Lafontaine and Levis) clean-up Youth groups from City Church have cleaned up the park Don’t ask for orange vest because residents will think you work for the City- Together for Vanier needs an identity (Sandwich board- T-Shirts written “Ensemble pour Vanier/Together for Vanier”) City to adopt the park and have a sign saying City Church in partnership with “Ensemble pour Vanier/Together for Vanier” Mould on slides and broken swings-dangerous for children United Way has grants of $25,000 that would be available for such projects and Capital project with City Church-Park development Action: Michael Justinich to communicate United Way information to City Church and Franceska to follow-up with City Church members regarding the Capital projects 1 Add information about Together for Vanier/Ensemble pour Vanier on Georges Bédard’s newsletter and website. BIA newsletter can have a section for Together for Vanier/Ensemble pour Vanier 2. Empty Lot- Mr. Lorenzo Nicolini CSV Vanier and BIA to meet with owner and discussed what can be done with empty lot- (i.e. Public Art-Summer Concerts) BIA to approach Public Art City Church members to keep it clean 3. Graffiti Removal Debbie St-Aubin and other residents have been removing some graffiti’s in various areas in Vanier (mailboxes, hydro post etc) get supplies from Public Works BIA has a contract to have the graffiti’s cleaned up on buildings Other Projects-Next Steps 1. Communication Plan Reporting tips-being distributed and well used Police fridge magnets were distributed with number to call Recruit more people to be part of this committee-Members to approach their neighbours and recruit residents from Centre Pauline Charron Promote Vanier outside of Vanier-MEOW-CanWest-Now group-3 publications throughout Ottawa (West-East-Orleans) BIA Newsletter and Website –show positive side of Vanier 2. Prettiest house or business in Vanier Contest with prize Show the nice corners of Vanier Have a specific decorated area in Vanier 3. Business cleanup: BIA did an inventory with pictures and will follow-up 4. Street Audit: Train the Trainer Michael, Nancy and Bob to follow-up Other Lighting-Marier and Carillon Debbie and Elaine to try and get the City to put more lighting 5. Discussion 311 calls-When you make calls make sure you ask for a Reference # BIA is committing to work on beautification in Vanier with residents (i.e. Montreal Road, Beechwood and McArthur) Have a 12 foot banner to Welcome people in Vanier Why does City give licences to Pawn Shop owners, it doesn’t look good on Montreal Road Can we get a lower tax for people who own property? No Need to attract new businesses 2 3 projects are in the works: Claridge Homes-new project Hintonburg common, St- Denis redevelopment Group and L’Épine (Amélie on River Road) Change people’s mentality-Make it a place where people want to live and be proud to live in Vanier Wabano is a good support for aboriginal residents Michel Gervais said that in collaboration with University of Ottawa’s Photography program, the students have been taking pictures of the nicest venues in Vanier-Those pictures could be posted for tourists and residents-Could post them in the Empty building windows What has been done in other area of Ottawa? o Bob Ralph gave a brief description on what the Rideau BIA do: Remove event posters on posts-Black posts are privately owned Police have foot patrol on Rideau Ambassador are walking on the street and getting to know the people Hired a private security company to patrol Rideau street – drug abuser are intimidated by them. 6. Committee Chair Rita Chalabi was voted in as chair Elaine Leger voted as vice-chair Members to rotate for minute taking-Suzanne to take minutes at the November meeting 7. Next Meeting November 20th, 2007 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Racine, Robert & Gauthier at 180 Montreal Road 3 Working Group on Beautification-Tuesday, October 23rd-5:30 to 7:30 p.m. BIA offices - 289 Montreal Road Name/Nom Telephone/telephone E-Mail/Courriel Present Beaulieu, Marguerite 613-742-0176 Mbeau.email@example.com Beaudoin, Mark 613-580-2424 x 41464 Mark.Beaudoin@ottawa.ca Bélanger, Mauril 613-992-4766 firstname.lastname@example.org Berthelet, Hélène 613-580-2424 x28465 Helene.Berthelet@ottawa.ca Chalabi, Rita (Chair) 613-741-1185 Rita.email@example.com Coffey, Ann 613-746-8668 Ann.firstname.lastname@example.org Daviau, Margot 613-741-0469 none Demers, Francine 613-580-2424 ext. 22454 Francine.Demers@ottawa.ca Devoy, Desmond email@example.com Dutrisac, Pierrette 613-746-5127 none Faucher, Serge 613-241-3680 Serge.firstname.lastname@example.org Gervais, Michel 613-744-2892 email@example.com Gnarowski, Franceska 580-2424 ext. 28881 Franceska.Gnarowski@ottawa.ca Graves, Grace 613-842-5395 firstname.lastname@example.org Graves, Peter 613-842-5395 email@example.com Greer-Close, Kate 613-421-1374 Katandtike@yahoo.ca Hocking, John 613-746-5274 firstname.lastname@example.org Justinich, Michael 613-580-2424 ext. 24232 Michael.Justinich@ottawa.ca Lavergne, Léo (613) 741-0562 email@example.com Leger, Elaine 613-745-9524 Leger271@rogers.com Leuty, Andrew 613-745-8026 Andrew_leuty@pch.gc.ca Marcoux, Christian 613-746-4339 firstname.lastname@example.org Marleau, Lucie Lucie_marleau@pch.gc.ca McCann, Paul 613-580-2424 x13363 Paul.McCann@ottawa.ca O’Reilly,Jill 613-746-5999 email@example.com Parisien, Danielle 613-742-7917 French only Ralph,Lise and Bob 613-747-5546 firstname.lastname@example.org St-Aubin, Debbie 613-746-5274 email@example.com Soikie, Evan 613-745-0405 firstname.lastname@example.org Toole, Grant (613) 741-0562 email@example.com Valiquet, Susanne 613-745-0040 firstname.lastname@example.org Worsfold, Nancy 613-580-2424 ext. 28518 Nancy.Worsfold@ottawa.ca 4