Support Your Neighbourhood Improvement Committee In order to meet the needs of the individuals who reside within the Residential Housing Units (RHU’s), formerly known as the PMQ’s, I am establishing a new Committee. The (NIC) will replace the Community Council and is aimed at improving the standard of living for RHU residents on the North and South Town Sites. The only way this Committee will work is if we receive the support of RHU residents. We need six volunteers to come forward to represent the six wards which include four on the Northside and two on the Southside.
Neighbourhood Improvement Committee
The new committee will aim for a more efficient approach of making life better within the RHU’s. Along with the six community members (to be determined) the committee will be chaired by the Base Administration Officer (B1) and will be represented by a number of ex- officio members such as the Base Chief Warrant Officer (BCWO), Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) and Base Construction Engineering (BCE).
I clearly understand that many of you already have extremely busy schedules, but the role of the NIC committee member is not intended to be intense or time consuming. The NIC rep gives the ward a voice and a direct connection to the
Base via the B1, who in turn has the ear of the Base Commander. The system is meant to bring issues of residents quickly and more efficiently to the forefront.
Many times residents have ideas for improvements, but those ideas never make it to the table. The NIC will seek public opinion on parking, garbage collection, green space, speed limits, community policing and any other issue
that concerns RHU residents. I am hoping this system will support what we have been trying to do through the efforts of Operation CleanSweep. If we don’t know your needs and wants we can’t make the improvements.
The NIC representative would be expected to attend two to four meetings a year and would essentially be the person ward residents go to with their ideas or submissions. These ideas would be brought to the table when the committee meets.
Volunteers are invited to register your name and ward number via email to PSP Manager Nathan Lane at Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
I welcome you to be a part of a committee that can make a real difference in YOUR community.
Commander CFB/ASU Petawawa