WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT: Flood Outlook Statement

Date: April 15, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Prepared by: South Nation Conservation

SOUTH NATION WATERSHED – South Nation Conservation (SNC) is downgrading the watershed statement “Flood Watch” issued on April 6th  to “Flood Outlook” as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information regarding th e forecasted weather and the potential of flooding throughout the SNC jurisdiction .

Higher than normal water levels are still present throughout most of the SNC watershed and some nuisance flooding may still be observed in low lying areas.   However, water levels throughout the SNC watershed are receding and returning to normal.  Environment Canada is forecasting sunny weather for the remainder of the week with a 40% chance of showers on the weekend. Daytime highs are forecasted to be approximately 10°C.

Residents however are still advised to stay away from rivers as water levels are still high and river banks are slippery.  Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.

SNC cautions residents to be aware of the potential for flooding, fast flowing water and the associated risks.

SNC staff will continue to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the

Flood Forecasting and W arning program and daily updates during this event.

SNC encourages the public to visit our webpage at  www.n at ion .on .caand to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas (i.e. high water elevations, road inundation, ice break-up, etc.).   

All enquiries can be sent to Jason Symington at  jsymin gt on @n at ion .on .caor Sandra Mancini at  sman cin i@n at ion .on .ca. For additional information please contact at SNC 1-877-984-2948

Forwarded To: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory

 

Clarence-Rockland responds to the Canadian Union of Public Employees

Clarence-Rockland responds to the Canadian Union of Public Employees

January 22, 2014

Clarence-Rockland – The City of Clarence-Rockland is disappointed that the Canadian Union
of Public Employees (CUPE) has chosen to negotiate a new collective agreement through the
media. In fact, according to the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, Michel Bellemare, such an
approach is counter-productive to achieving an agreement.

“The City is looking forward to arriving at an agreement that is fair and reasonable for
employees, as well as responsible and affordable for the taxpayers of Clarence-Rockland”, said
Mr. Bellemare.

To date, the City and CUPE have agreed on many issues. However, compared to the City’s few
proposed changes, the union’s numerous demands have inevitably prolonged negotiations.
Also, many of the union’s proposals would have a negative and unacceptable impact on
managing the City’s operations. Moreover, many of CUPE’s financial demands and proposals
would increase costs to taxpayers to an unacceptable level.

The City has submitted fair and reasonable proposals to the union. “In fact, it is difficult to
understand how the union could justify a strike in light of everything the City is offering its
employees in this new collective agreement”, said Mr. Bellemare. If, unfortunately, employees
and the union decide to strike, the City is ready to ensure the continuity of most of its services,
including obviously emergency services, waste collection, snow clearing, and other usual
services at city hall.

Contrary to recent statements by the union, there has been no “hardening” of the City’s position.
In fact, the negotiating team has received a mandate from City Council to negotiate an
agreement that is fair and reasonable for employees, as well as responsible and affordable for
the taxpayers of Clarence-Rockland. That mandate has not changed, and includes
improvements to the terms and conditions of employment.

The City looks forward to continuing negotiations in order to arrive at an agreement that is fair
and reasonable for employees, as well as responsible and affordable for the taxpayers of
Clarence-Rockland. Therefore, the City hopes that it can count on the union’s cooperation in
reaching an agreement as soon as possible.

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Information :
Julie Chartrand
Communications Agent
613-446-6022 ext. 2227

The City adopts its 2014 budget

The City adopts its 2014 budget

December 23rd 2013

Rockland –Clarence-Rockland City Council has approved a balanced budget of $29.3
million for 2014, investing more in municipal infrastructure while maintaining service
levels, including funding grants to minor ice sports associations.

Property taxes will increase by 1.9%, which amounts to about $30.40 annually for a
family home valued at $244,000.

For its 2014 budget process, City Council adopted four main objectives: approve the
budget before the next fiscal year, maintain levels of service, establish strategic priorities,
and plan for the future.

Projects related to growth

Under capital expenditures, City of Clarence-Rockland has budgeted the sum of $4.4
million for projects related to growth, in addition to the $13.7 million reconstruction of
Caron Street.

Projects related to growth include:

  • Design of the Rockland Fire Station ($200,000) 
  • Waste water plant screen ($1,200,000) 
  • Storm sewers master plan ($200,000) 
  • Municipal garage expansion ($340,000) 
  • Phase 2 and 3 of the skatepark ($100,300) 
  • Improved pedestrian safety at the Laurier and Notre-Dame intersection ($65,000) 


Repair and replacement projects

$4.3 million for repairs and replacements, including:

  • Cheney Bridge ($1,200,000) 
  • Surface treatment ($375,000) 
  • Resurfacing ($200,000) 
  • First phase of St-Joseph Street ($315,000) 
  • Ditches ($300,000) 
  • Work on Edwards Street water loop ($320,000) 

"I am proud of the adoption of this balanced budget that allows us to invest in our
infrastructure and plan for the future while keeping the tax increase at an acceptable level
for the residents of Clarence-Rockland”, said Mayor Marcel Guibord

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For information :
Julie Chartrand
Communications Officer
613.446.6022 ext 2227

Joint Statement Regarding Clarence-Rockland YMCA-YWCA

Joint Statement Regarding Clarence-Rockland YMCA-YWCA

Since 2008, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region and the City of Clarence-Rockland have 
been partners in providing the residents of the community with services and programs that assist 
them in leading active and healthier lives. Thanks to this partnership, the Clarence-Rockland 
YMCA-YWCA is able to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of over twelve thousand 
people annually and has become truly integrated in the fabric of this vibrant community. 
This partnership has just celebrated its first 5 years of operation. With that foundation of learning 
in place, and as a matter of course, the partners will be negotiating the terms of a new agreement. 
During this negotiation process, there will be no disruption or changes to programs and services 
offered. However, in the event that an agreement is not reached, in 2015 the Y would hand over all 
operational responsibilities of the facility to the City. 
Together, the City and the Y have brought vital facilities, programs and services to a community that 
may not otherwise have such opportunities. By working together, this partnership supports an 
inclusive community gathering space where personal growth is achieved, children are nurtured and 
families stay healthy. 
 
It is this common ground that inspires both the City and the Y to work towards reaching a 
successful and positive outcome. 
 
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For more information, please contact: 
Andrea Bailey 
Acting Director, Marketing and Communications 
613.237.1320 Ext. 5045 
andrea.bailey@ymcaywca.ca 
 
Thérèse Lefaivre 
Director of Community Services 
City of Clarence-Rockland 
613-446-6022 Ext. 2226 
tlefaivre@clarence-rockland.com 
 

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