Here’s some useful information about community compensation from an article on StittsvilleCentral.ca. We believe this is the first time that a summary has been published of all the community compensation that Waste Management has paid for the “old” Carp Road landfill since 2001. You can read the full article here: Stittsville misses out on bulk of landfill compensation
Stittsville Village Association president Tanya Hein also wrote a great follow-up letter outlining why the compensation process needs to be more transparent, and some ideas for how to improve it: LETTER: Landfill compensation needs community consultation.
Also, StittsvilleCentral.ca has shared this map and list of compensation projects:
|2002||Kanata South||Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre(1)||$50,000|
|2009||Kanata South||Bridlewood Splash Pad (Bluegrass Park)||$40,000|
|2011||Kanata North||Richcraft Recreation Complex Skateboard Park||$80,000|
|2010||Kanata South||Katimavik Pool Gazebo Shelter||$40,000|
|2014||Stittsville||Kemp Woodland Stewardship||$25,000|
|2005||West Carleton||West Carleton Arena Fund(2)||$100,000|
|2006||West Carleton||Carp Splash Pad||$20,000|
|2007||West Carleton||Buy the Village Green(3)||$60,000|
|2014||West Carleton||Constance and Buckham’s Bay Project Sandhills(4)||$35,000|
|Total amount funded||$450,000|
|Amount remaining in the fund||$163,673|
|1. The funding is believed to have been used for landscaping work when the centre was constructed.
2. The money helped fund the construction of what’s now known as the Cavanagh Sensplex, a public-private partnership between the City and the Ottawa Senators.
3. A community fundraising project aimed at purchasing a parcel of land in Carp to preserve as a public space.
4. A community centre project, part of a joint venture between the city’s Parks & Recreation department, the Ottawa Public Libary, and the community.