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Otonabee (Ward 1) PB

Ward 1: Otonabee Hits April 7th Deadline With 6 Projects Submitted!

Posted Saturday, April 9, 2016

  1. Improvements to the DelaFosse Library Story Corner.  
    1. Team leader Kim Zippel:  kimzippel-at-nexicom-dot-net, 705-740-0587
  2. DelaFosse Branch Library Curb Appeal.
    1. Team leader Dennis Lavesque:  dennisal-at-sympatico-dot-ca, 705-745-6669
  3. Installation of Signs that Identify Harper Creek and Harper Park.
    1. Team leader Rene Gareau: rene.gareau-at-sympatico-dot-ca, 705-741-4560
  4. Crawford Trail Extension – Gillespie/McKellar to Monaghan Rd.
    1. Team leader Janice Adams: shibumi-at-cogeco-dot-ca, 705-745-4291
  5. Pollinator Gardens – 706 Pinewood Drive.
    1. Team leader Hélène Denis: doctorhd-at-live-dot-com, 705-741-3711.
  6. Cameron St. Tot Lot.
    1. Team leader Alain St. Jean: cameronstreettotlot-at-gmail-dot com, 705-745-8188

Check out these projects on their individual pages and contact the team leader if you have suggestions, or would like to help plan the project.  You can also post comments beneath the project for the team leader to read.


You can contact  Richard at: rfreymond-at-peterborough-dot-ca, 705-742-7777 Extension 1862

 Update on Otonabee Ward Brainstorming Sessions

Posted Friday, February 19, 2016

The time, date and location has been released for the first public gathering for Otonabee Ward residents.

Date:  Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time:  6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Location:  The Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.

All ages welcome.  If you can’t make it at 6:30, drop in when you can because the conversation will be ongoing.  

And if you can’t make the meeting, you can still share your ideas with  neighbours, contact your ward councillors, or submit your project online through the City’s website.

First Dates Set for Otonabee Ward Brainstorming Sessions

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2016

Summary:  The next meeting will occur next week, time and date to be announced shortly.  Our second brainstorming session will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd at the Canadian Canoe Museum starting at 6:30.  If you cannot attend one of these meetings, you can host your own gathering and invite your councillors; you do not have attend a meeting to  register your project on the city’s website.

Councillor Contact Information

Dan McWilliams 

Lesley Parnell 

Last evening Councillor Dan McWilliams sat down with the citizens from Otonabee Ward who attended the City’s Participatory Budgeting orientation.  With a large map of the ward to work from, the discussion began.  Optimism and enthusiasm bubbled up, and nearly everyone took home a Project Leader Handbook.

In addition to Councillor McWilliams, Richard Freymond will be the staff contact person for Otonabee Ward, answering all questions, and helping citizens to vet their projects to determine eligibility within the guidelines of the pilot process.  Richard can be contacted by email at:  or at city hall: 705.742.7777 Extension 1862

The next Ward 1 meeting will take place next week, but the date is to be determined.  It looks like either Wednesday, or Thursday evening will be the best nights. The second meeting has been set for 6:30 p.m. at the Canoe Museum on Wednesday March 23rd, closer to the deadline to submit  a Project Registration form which is April 7th.

Please encourage your Otonabee Ward neighbours to come out next week; I’ll have the date up on the website calendar as soon as it is confirmed.  

If you cannot attend an evening meeting, Councillor McWilliams made it clear that he will attend neighbourhood meetings, or meet with individuals.  Projects can be registered on the city’s website without needing to attend a meeting; the advantage of the gatherings is to grow an idea with your community & get lots of people involved.

Stayed Tuned for News Following Tonight’s Orientation Session

Posted Wednesday February 17, 2016

The 2016 Participatory Budgeting Pilot Project “My Peterborough” will kick-off with an Orientation Session tonight, Wednesday February 17, 2016.

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Evinrude Centre Banquet Hall 911 Monaghan Road

All City residents are encouraged to attend the orientation session, which will provide details on the participatory budgeting process, including the guidelines and timelines.  There will be a question period following the presentation.  Members of Council will be available to discuss next steps of participatory budgeting for each ward.

Otonabee Ward 1