President’s Message – May 2015

Our next event is the Community Cleanup Program on May 16th from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Cambrian Heights Community Hall (600 Northmount Drive). This cleanup event is being held on a joint basis with Rosemont Community. This will involve household waste, yard waste home electronics and appliances, non alkaline car batteries and tires metals and reusable clothing. Please check for more details in the newsletter or on the website.

The annual CHCA Stampede Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, July 11th. This is always a popular event for the whole family so be sure to mark it on your calendar.

With the new fall year we are hoping to add additional events in the Fall to compliment our very successful annual Halloween Party at the end of October. Check our website for details of all social events, news and contact information. If you wish to volunteer for any of these events please do so by contacting any of the Directors listed in the newsletter or website. Get involved to support and make a better community!

The Cambrian Heights Planning Committee was formed to monitor and respond appropriately to development applications within our community. The most significant of these issues in 2015 is the change in how Secondary Suites are regulated for all R land use districts in wards 7, 8, 9 and 11 as proposed by City Council. These regulations would allow Permitted Use (e.g. basement suites) and Discretionary Use (e.g. backyard suites) in all R designated districts as approved by the Development Authority. The Cambrian heights Board will be considering at its April 13th meeting a resolution dealing with this proposal. We continue to invite residents to comment with their opinions to our address.

As mentioned last month we are planning further work on the Hall and to the kitchen facilities and are awaiting a decision on City support grants. The City has elected to request additional testing of the air ventilation systems prior to proceeding with the upgrades. These will be undertaken as soon as possible. When these upgrades are completed we will restore the kitchen to full cooking facility status allowing expanded utilization in the future. This and all other program activities are undertaken within the financial ability of the Community, which currently remains solid due to hall rental income and casino proceeds. We have additional long term plans for the facility that were highlighted at our April 26th Annual general Meeting. We encourage all residents to participate in the community activities and future planning by joining the association and communicating your thoughts either through emails or by attending one of our Board meetings which are always open to community residents.

On behalf of the Board;

Daryl Connolly, President

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