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May 11, 2017: Wellington Village Community Association; AGM is coming – May 16th.

May 11, 2017: Wellington Village Community Association;
AGM is coming – May 16th.

By WVCA.

The WVCA, which covers the neighbourhood bordered by Island Park Drive on the west, Scott Street on the north, Holland Avenue on the east and the Queensway on the south, has been exceptionally busy this past year. Our winter membership drive expanded our mailing list to over 1,300 households. Residents on our mailing list are ensured of staying informed with weekly news summaries, important updates, and invitations to participate in polls for significant issues affecting the neighbourhood.

Our 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held next week, on Tuesday May 16th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ottawa Bagel Shop and Deli (1321 Wellington Street West). Councillor Jeff Leiper will be present to speak to some of the top issues affecting the community. The possible impacts of the expiring Island Park covenants will also be presented. As well, local historian Dave Allston will show some recently-unearthed video footage, providing a special time-travel glimpse from inside the engine of a CPR train travelling on the old tracks alongside Scott Street in the 1960s. The AGM is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours, learn more about issues in the community, and share your concerns and ideas. We would love to see you there.

The WVCA is particularly focused on three broad issues throughout the 2016-17 year:

  • parks/greenspace,
  • traffic concerns,
  • and development.

These three issues consistently show up as significant concerns of our community residents.

Some of the key specific topics covered by the WVCA this year were;

  • the Spencer Street rehabilitation project (including the proposed bike lanes and loss of parking),
  • the Kitchissippi Parking Strategy,
  • Scott Street changes and the ‘complete street’ final phase for the street,
  • traffic calming measures throughout the community,
  • concepts for establishing new park or green space within WVCA’s borders,
  • the READ group and their work to upgrade Rosemount Library,
  • the proposed patio at the Wellington Diner
  • and, most recently, the GLAD Cleaning the Capital day on Saturday April 29th.

This is just a sampling of some of the neighbourhood topics we participate in. The input and insight of our residents is more important than ever as the issues become more contentious and the neighbourhood continues to undergo significant change. We encourage everyone in Wellington Village to get involved, or at the very least to visit our website and join our mailing list in order to stay informed and have opportunities to provide input to the shaping of our shared neighbourhood.

You can find us at: http://www.wvca.ca , or on Twitter: @theWVCA .

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