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OSCA Traffic and Safety Committee Report to the Board February 19, 2019

Update on Top Five Active Priorities

  1. PXO at Seneca and Colonel By

Actions Taken since last report – extraordinary meeting of the T&S Committee to firm up our position re structure of the crosswalk; CBC interview January 30; prepared online and OSCAR article including request for feedback; discussed with Shawn at his pop up office Feb. 1. He introduced a further option of a full traffic light. Wrote letter to Shawn with TS position. He replied indicating that he will meet with OPS next week and NCC following week. Replying to input received from article.

Progress Assessment – good public momentum, awaiting outcome of Councillor’s negotiations

Next Steps–

To be determined following Councillor’s meeting with OPS and NCC

Board Action/Decision: None requested

Result Anticipated – PXO constructed and functioning at Colonel By Drive and Seneca by the end of 2019.

2.        Bank Street Intersection Project

Actions Taken Since Last Report– reminder of need to respond to TS request sent to City officials; Councillor met with City officials and announced in his newsletter that approval given to eliminate the use of the beg buttons at Aylmer, Cameron and Belmont/Glen at certain times of the day

Progress Assessment – on track

Next Steps –

Follow up with City officials to get details of the approval and start date Check why Riverdale and Bank not included

Check on status of advanced pedestrian signals

Board Action/Decision: None requested

Results Anticipated – advanced pedestrian signal at all intersections on Bank Street in OOS; EW “beg buttons” not required between 7 am and 7 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 6 pm on weekends

3.        2019 Bike Rally and Rodeo

Actions Taken Since Last Report – steering committee is continuing its work on planning for a full weekend Bike Rally and Rodeo to be held May 31, June 1,2 2019; invitation sent to Councillor and staff and positive response received

Progress Assessment – on track

Board Action/Decision: None requested

Next Steps – Article for the March OSCAR, invitation to be sent to other communities in Capital Ward, planning meetings continue

Results Anticipated – Bike Rodeo and Rally held May 31, June 1, 2 2019

4.           “VisionZero”ExploratoryDiscussions/StrategicPlanning

Actions Taken Since Last Report– TS Committee has agreed to committee role, ways of working, goals and has had some discussion on priorities

Progress Assessment – on track

Board Action/Decision: None requested

Next Steps – objectives and priorities to be finalized at next TS Meeting in time for discussion at the March Board meeting

Results Anticipated: T&S Plan and priorities for 2019-20 completed by March 2019

5.        Permanent Structural redesign at Bank and Echo Ramp 

Actions Taken since last meeting; None

Progress Assessment – stalled, may have to go back to the beginning

Board Action/Decision: None requested

Next Steps:

Decide on priority of this and lead at next meeting of the TS Committee

OSCA Traffic and Safety Committee Report to the Board - January 9, 2019

Update on Top Five Active Priorities

  1. PXO at Seneca and Colonel By

Actions Taken since last report – OSCA President discussed this briefly with Catherine McKenna and staff and a follow-up letter was sent to her office – awaiting response; briefing note sent to Shawn Menard and project discussed with his staff

Progress Assessment – slow but positive

Next Steps –

Reminder note to be sent to NCC contactShawn to meet with City engineer (P. Sammon)

Other like-minded organizations and institutions to be brought into the discussion for their support, possibly media

Short update article to be provided for February OSCAR

Another discussion with Catherine McKenna at her New Year’s levy

Board Action/Decision: None requested

Result Anticipated – PXO constructed and functioning summer of 2019.

2.        Bank Street Intersection Project

Actions Taken Since Last Report– response received from City officials indicating

request will be considered; discussion with Shawn Menard’s office at TS Meeting

Progress Assessment – on track

Next Steps –

Reminder note to be sent to city officials on Monday

Shawn to link discussions on intersections in the Glebe with OOS request

Board Action/Decision: None requested

Results Anticipated – advanced pedestrian signal at all intersections on Bank Street in OOS; EW “beg buttons” not functioning between 7 am and 7 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 6 pm on weekends (May change with discussions with Shawn)

Program Commitee report to the OSCA Board

In attendance: Meeting was cancelled due to storm. Report below was submitted online in lieu of a meeting

  MEETING Notes - Tuesday, February 12th- Meeting held via email

1.      BUDGET- Proposed changes

2018 unaudited year end attached with written report.

i.    Proposed cancellation of rental at Southminster United Church as of March 31st,2019 (savings of $22K gross, $18-$20K net some regs will be lost, some episodic programming can be made up)

After 4 uses space at a cost of $11K annually.

The 20-30 children who attend programs could easily be absorbed into programs at FH.

Note- Southinster Church has been consulted on the cancellation of rental and are amenable to the cancellation.

ii.   Proposed cancellation of episodic programming due to cancelled space

Cost of $11K annually.

Revenue for Episodic= $24K annually. Expenses= $13K +$8K OSCA fixed costs

+$11K rental=$32K

In order to make budget this year (2019) expenses need to be cut. Revenue for some Episodic programming can be recuperate with programs being offered at 5:30pm, on weekends, and occasionally during after 4

  1. Status of episodic after-school programs

Staff will offer some programming evenings and weekends. Not all will be cancelled.

Darcy is running 3 JK-SK programs (one at the Library) and we’re keeping the very popular Chess and Young Rembrandts Cartooning

Some programs may be incorporated into After 4. Staff are planning for Fall and discussing options

  1. Fees for After-Four and Breakfast Club -Proposal to increase by $10 monthly

82 children registered in A4 and 36 in Breakfast club

$10 per child increase (from $210-$220 for A4 and $175-$185 for BC) Revenue- $7080for the full year as of 2020, $4720 for 2019

4.      Proposal to cancel After-Four Part-Time Spots and review of communication

10 children at $45 more per month (from $175/month to $220) Revenue - $2700 for the full year as of 2020, $1800 for 2019.

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