Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North


IN THE NEWS

City and Community news and and events, my newspaper column, Public Service Announcements and much more:


Proposed changes bus service to Kanata North

Information, map and feedback form on OC Transpo’s website:
http://www.octranspo.com/routes/proposal_revised_service_and_new_park_ride_in_kanata_north

PUBLIC MEETING – BUS SERVICE & CHANGES TO BUS ROUTES
Thursday August 18, 7-9 pm
Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata (Minto Room) 
4101 Innovation Drive 

Due to the new Park & Ride that is currently under construction in Kanata North (on Innovation Drive); bus routes to service the new station (Innovation Station) will undergo major changes starting January 1st, 2017 (temporary connections will occur if the Park & Ride is completed earlier). A City wide change in January 2017 will eliminate express fares so all of these routes will be regular fare for everyone.  The new rush hour routes will follow a March/Teron Road route in rush hours. They will also provide all-day access providing service along Flamborough Way to and from the Park & Ride. The present 64 will be renumbered with a start at Huntsville and will serve the Terry Fox Park & Ride before going downtown. The 165 route will be extended to link with the Briarbrook community and Kanata Centrum. The 182 will have extended trips to Kanata North to improve connections to employment areas. The objectives of these changes include; improved service for Morgan’s Grant and Briarbrook residents, new direct service from Innovation station to downtown, increased service levels and these routes in 2018 will network to the LRT at Tunney’s Pasture. Details on these changes will be available at my picnic, on takeaways on the busses and will be posted on my website. Attend the meeting on Aug. 18th to make your final comments and suggestions, if possible send them in earlier on the comment form at OCtranspo.com and to marianne.wilkinson@ottawa.ca. 


Kanata Food Cupboard looking for donations of school supplies

Message from Karen Waters: Hope everyone is enjoying the summer like we are. We are also working on our Back to School Campaign, we are looking for school supplies for both elementary & high school students. We are in need of all supplies, such as backpacks, calculators (scientific), combination locks, markers, pencil crayons, math sets, duotangs, pencil cases, scissors, geometry set etc.
Donations can be dropped off at any of the grocery store bins in Kanata or the Walmart Centrum, our warehouse is also open Monday to Friday from 9am to Noon, except for stat holidays

Any questions please contact me at coord@kanatafoodcupboard.ca


Meetings at City Hall July 11 – 15

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Built Heritage Sub-Committee – Monday, July 11, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Update on Strategic Initiative 42: Heritage Inventory Project, Phase One (Inside the Greenbelt)
  • Application to Alter the Somerset House, 352 Somerset Street West, a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Centretown Heritage Conservation District

Planning Committee – Tuesday, July 12, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Kanata North Urban Expansion Study Area – Integrated Official Plan Amendment and Environmental Assessment
  • Highway Name Change Application – Nortel Drive
  • Development Charge Complaint – 300 Greenbank Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 570 Hazeldean Road
  • Application to Alter the Somerset House, 352 Somerset Street West, a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Centretown Heritage Conservation District
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 950 Terry Fox Drive and Part of the Unaddressed Parcel Immediately to the North
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 318 Lisgar Street
  • Update on Strategic Initiative 42: Heritage Inventory Project, Phase One (Inside The Greenbelt)
  • Permanent Signs on Private Property By-Law Review
  • Status Update – Planning Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending June 30, 2016
  • Waiver to Permanent Signs on Private Property By-Law – Mural at 595 Gladstone Avenue

Ottawa Public Library Board Meeting – Tuesday, July 12, 5 p.m., Champlain Room
Public Delegations are requested to register in advance

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall


Public Art for the Innovation Station Park and Ride

Innovation Station Public ArtLynda Cronin’s public art proposal Tempus has been selected for the new Innovation Park and Ride on Innovation Drive, Kanata. Tempus will be made up of several undulating petals of different shapes gradually decreasing in size , organized around an aluminum  column. Each petal will be painted a different colour to represent the movement of light from sunrise to sunset. Cronin’s artwork is inspired by time, movement and sustainability, and the essential role that sunrise and sunset has in determining nature’s daily rhythms. The daily commute rhythms of transit users aligns with nature, and directional arrows within the petals mirror the navigational system of transit and pick up and drop off points. Tempus will be installed in a central location beside one of the platforms within the Park and Ride facility.

Describing her proposal, Cronin writes that “there is an abstract organic feel to the work reflecting the sustainability of intelligent transit systems as they relieve pressure on the natural ecosystem, carrying many passengers on a collective journey.”

Lynda Cronin was born in Dublin, Ireland and studied at the National College of Art and the University of Ottawa. As multi-disciplinary artist, she uses a wide variety of media and art-making strategies in order to communicate meaning  drawing references to geography, social migration and history within her work. Cronin is an active member of the arts community, and has received many awards from Canada Council, Trillium, Ontario Arts Council and others.

The City of Ottawa initiated a two-stage public art competition for Innovation Park and Ride in February 2016. After reviewing comments from the public, a peer assessment committee selected Tempus based on criteria that included artistic excellence, strength of proposed concept as well as how the proposal integrates with the style and function of the building.

Tempus is scheduled to be installed in 2017 when construction of the park and ride facility is complete.


Meetings at City Hall July 4 – 8

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Finance and Economic Development Committee Tuesday, July 5, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Appointment to the Orléans Business Improvement Area
  • Institutions Designated as Eligible for a 2016 Annual Levy Pursuant to Section 323 (1), (2), (3) and (5) of The Municipal Act
  • Ottawa Economic Update
  • Ottawa Tourism Summit
  • Sparks Street Business Improvement Area and Mall Authority Governance Review
  • Lansdowne Partnership Plan Annual Report
  • Brownfields Grant Program Application – 245 Rideau Street
  • Expropriation of Lands, Brian Coburn Boulevard Extension, Navan Road to Mer Bleue Road
  • Declaration of Surplus 5045 Innovation Drive

Transportation Committee – Wednesday, July 6, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Review of Winter Operations on Roadways
  • Temporary Outdoor Patio Encroachment – 204 Rideau Street

10th Annual Kanata North Picnic

Come and enjoy a free BBQ, cotton candy and snow cones while supplies last, children’s play zone (with bouncies, face painting, adventure zone and petting zoo), entertainment stage including new acts, community information booths, fire trucks and police vehicles to visit and more!

Please bring a donation for the Kanata Food Cupboard as well as your refillable water bottles – water supply onsite.

 

Picnic for Newsletter

 

ENTERTAINMENT
Emcee David Gourlay

Crash the Clown
Maria Hawkins
Capital City Dance Group
Sri Lanken Dance Group
Jegatheeswaralyay Fine Arts Dance Studio
Emma Lamontage
Andrew Cassara Band
Kanata Chinese Seniors Performance
Guitar Groovers
Highland Dancers
WEJ Guitar Club

Majic 100 Radio Van

ACTIVITIES
Petting Zoo

Bouncies
Adventure zone
Face painting
Science and crafts

INFOTAINMENT
City vehicles including police car,
 ambulance and fire truck.
A wide variety of City and community organizations
Bring your bike to try the OC Transpo Rack n’ Roll
Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Kanata Food Cupboard

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PICNIC SPONSORS

Sponsors for web


Meetings at City Hall June 27 – June 30

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Transit Commission Special Meeting Monday, June 27, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Para Transpo Service – Standards for Eligibility and Booking

Ottawa Police Services Board Monday, June 27, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Amendment to Procedure By-Law No.3 of 2014
  • Chief’s Verbal Report
  • Board Committees:  Review
  • Implementation of Ontario Regulation 58/16 “Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances – Prohibition and Duties” (Street Checks)
  • Board Policy CR-18: Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances – Prohibition and Duties
  • Ottawa Police Service Annual Report: 2015
  • Compliance with Ministry Standards: 2015 Annual Report
  • Outstanding Board Inquiries & Motions: June 2016
  • Letters of Commendation

Planning Committee – Tuesday, June 28, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Confederation Line Proximity Study Fees – Zone of Influence
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Minimum Parking Requirements
  • Kanata North Urban Expansion Study Area –  Integrated Official Plan Amendment and Environmental Assessment
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 27, 33 and 35 Scissons Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 80, 110, 140, 151 and 180 Cope Drive
  • Application For Demolition and New Construction at 565 and 575 Old Prospect Road, Properties Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District
  • Resolution of Appeal: Magee House, 78 Lisgar Street – Designation Under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Designation of the Former Overbrook Public School, 149 King George Street, Under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Waiver to Permanent Signs on Private Property By-Law – Mural at 1475 Caldwell Avenue

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee – Wednesday, June 29, 10 a.m., Gloucester Lions Hall at the Fred Barrett Arena, 3280 Leitrim Road

  • Thomas Baxter Municipal Drain – Appointment of Engineer
  • Hawkins Municipal Drain – Appointment of Engineer
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 255 Wall Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 2605 Stagecoach Road

 


TRANSPORTATION ACTION COMMITTEE KANATA NORTH – SEEKING VOLUNTEER

I am looking for a volunteer to design a website banner and logo for my Transportation Action Committee Kanata North (TACK). TACK is a dedicated group of volunteers that assist me by reviewing the transportation needs of Kanata North residents and advocates on their behalf. If you are a high school student, this is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours and add to your portfolio. If you are interested, please contact Karrie Turner in my office at Karrie.Turner@Ottawa.ca. For more information on TACK, click here.


June 24 LRT Adjustments

The Transitway from Merton Street to Tunney’s Pasture station is closing on June 24. Tunney’s Pasture station will remain open. Starting Monday, June 27, all buses will serve a new platform on the upper level of Tunney’s Pasture. Over the weekend of June 24 to 26, temporary detours will be in place at Westboro and Tunney’s Pasture during the transition to the new platform.

Routes 60, 64, 65, 68, 92, 93, 96, 403 changes – detoured onto Scott Street between Tunney’s Pasture Station and Merton Street. One minute of additional travel time required, under normal traffic conditions.

There will be no impacts to routes 118, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 168, 182, 188, 201, 203, 401, 402, 404, 405, 406, 454.

<Click here> for more information


Meetings at City Hall June 20 – 24

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

 

Audit Committee – Monday, 20 June 20, 9:30 a.m. Champlain Room

  • Office of the Auditor General – Report on the Fraud and Waste Hotline
  • Office of the Auditor General – Report on the Review of Client Service Centre Laurier Cash Handling Process and Cash Discrepancies

Ottawa Board of Health Monday, June 20, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chair of the Board of Health Verbal Report
  • Medical Officer of Health Verbal Report
  • Ottawa Public Health’s Plan to Foster Mental Health in our Community
  • Developing an Adaptive Workforce for the Future
  • Enhanced Harm Reduction Services in Ottawa – Data, Guiding Principle and Next Steps
  • Prohibiting the Use of Waterpipes in Public Places and Workplaces

Environment Committee – Tuesday, June 21, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Status Update – Environment Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending June 14, 2016
  • 2015 Drinking Water Quality Management System Annual Report
  • Financial Statements for in-House Solid Waste Collection – External Audit Results 2015
  • Water Service Post Adjustment Fee – Review and Proposed Update

Accessibility Advisory Committee – Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m., Champlain Room

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, June 22, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee – Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m., Champlain Room


Announcement – Light Rail Environmental Assessment (EA) to Kanata

Light Rail Environmental Assessment (EA) to Kanata was announced last week.  With my colleagues, I’ve been pushing for this as it is needed before funding can be approved for construction.  The EA will be done from Bayshore (the terminus for phase 2) to Canadian Tire Place.  It will determine the route and provide costing for each stage. The study will take about 2 years and will include public information sessions.  I’m very pleased that this critical report will finally be undertaken to move forward the timeline for LRT to come to Kanata.


Expansion Lands Report at Planning Committee

EXPANSION LANDS REPORT for lands along March Road, from Maxwell Bridge to past St Isidore’s Church, is scheduled to go to the Planning Committee on June 28th at 9:30am. The staff report will be posted on Ottawa.ca one week before the meeting.  These lands are to include about 3,000 new homes, schools, parks, natural areas and shopping locations.  Detailed plans and servicing for the development will take about  2-4 years.


Meetings at City Hall June 13 -June 17

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Planning Committee – Tuesday, June 14, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Treasurer’s Report on Growth-Related Revenues
  • Ontario Municipal Board Appeals Settlement – Phase II of Low-Rise Infill Housing Study
  • Riverside South Community Design Plan Update, Official Plan and Zoning Amendments
  • Front-Ending Report – Shea Road Pump Station
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 890 Greenbriar Avenue
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 2280 City Park Drive
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 224 Cooper Street
  • Confederation Line Proximity Study Fees – Zone of Influence

Ottawa Public Library Board Meeting Tuesday, June 14, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

Transit Commission – Wednesday, June 15, 9:30 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

  • Bus Service Identification – Evolution to Coordinate with the O-Train Confederation Line Multimodal Operations
  • OC Transpo 2018 Route Network – Transformation to Coordinate with the O-Train Confederation Line Multimodal Operations
  • OC Transpo Fare System – Restructuring to Coordinate with the O-Train Confederation Line Multimodal Operations
  • Capital Adjustments and Closing of Projects – Transit Commission

Community and Protective Services Committee – Thursday, June 16, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • 2016 Aboriginal Working Committee Update
  • Status Update – Community and Protective Services Committee Inquiries and Motions – for the Period Ending June 9, 2016
  • Commemorative Naming Proposal – Richardson Heritage Park
  • Commemorative Naming Proposal – Bill and Marion Atwell Baseball Diamonds

Information Technology Sub-CommitteeCANCELLED – Friday, June 17, 10 a.m., Champlain Room


New Pedestrian Crossovers in Ottawa

pxo_signOn January 1st, 2016, the Highway Traffic Act was revised to include a regulation that identifies a new type of Pedestrian Crossover. As a result, municipalities can now install Pedestrian Crossovers on low speed, low to medium volume roads. 

Pedestrian Crossovers are designated areas that allow pedestrians to safely cross roads where vehicles must yield to pedestrians when crossing. Pedestrian Crossovers are identified by specific signs and pavement markings. In some cases, but not always, they may also have pedestrian activated flashing beacons.

With the introduction of the new law, Council approved a three year pilot project on September 9, 2015 to study the use of Pedestrian Crossovers in Ottawa. Thirty-two Pedestrian Crossover locations are planned to be installed by the end of June, and up to another 20 crossings will be installed throughout the remainder of 2016. 

The City of Ottawa website has more information on pedestrian crossovers, and includes a list of the initial locations: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/road-safety/pedestrian-crossovers

Kanata North Locations:

  1. Badgeley at Goulbourn Forced
  2. Kanata at Keyrock/ Stikine
  3. The Parkway between Teron and Leacock

The installation of the new Pedestrian Crossovers requires a significant change in travel behaviour for all road users to ensure a safe road environment for pedestrians at these crossings. For this reason, a strong emphasis will be placed on the communications and
outreach for this initiative and includes: 

Pre-launch information campaign

Before unveiling the new Pedestrian Crossovers to the public, a pre-launch campaign, beginning May 24th, will let road users know that Pedestrian Crossovers are coming to Ottawa, what they are and how to use them. The pre-launch campaign will include stakeholder outreach, a Weekender article, and social media messaging. The City of Ottawa’s website includes information about the Pedestrian Crossovers, including what they are, how they work, the rules for pedestrians, cyclist, and drivers at the crossings, and a map of locations. Link to City landing page on pedestrian crossovers: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/road-safety/pedestrian-crossovers

Media event

The City is having a media event in mid-June to officially unveil one location, with the majority of others being uncovered in the following days. The location chosen by the City for this event is the new crossover on The Parkway, Kanata North, and it will be held on June 13th.

Education and awareness campaign

Following the media event, an awareness campaign will include a comprehensive Communications Campaign as well as a Stakeholder Outreach Plan that will roll out during the summer and fall. Staff will work closely with Ottawa Police Service to ensure consistency in messaging and approach. Tactics will include social media, bus ads, digital billboards/screens, newspaper and radio advertisements. Buckslips and an e-poster will be distributed to road safety stakeholders to encourage them to help the City share information about the new Pedestrian Crossovers. Residents will be encouraged to provide feedback via the City’s website on the implementation of this pilot program.

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Richardson Ridge Nature Trail

This summer, construction will begin on a nature trail on the city-owned open space lands located between Kanata Estates and Richardson Ridge.

At this month’s Town Hall, there will be a presentation and Q&A,on the construction of the Richardson Ridge Nature Trail, by the developer – Regional Group:

When:   June 20, 2016 7pm
Where: Kanata Seniors’ Centre, Owen Prince Room
                2500 Campeau Drive (Mlacak Centre)

This trail:

  • Is expected to be completed and open this fall
  • Is approved as part of the Richardson Ridge subdivision and is designed to respect the existing natural features and mature vegetation in this location
  • Will vary in width between 1 and 2 metres and consist of a wood chip foot path, and
  • Will require selective tree removal and trimming of hazards that will assist in the ultimate trail alignment.

The initial trail finding work and associated selective tree and hazard removals is expected to begin June 6, 2016 and continue throughout the summer months. 

Over the summer, additional work including grading, installation of way finding and trailhead signage will be required to complete the trail. Please see concept plan below. Protective fencing will be installed at the ends of the open space block until the work is complete.

Please refrain from accessing these lands until the trail work is completed and the protective fencing is removed.

If you have any questions, you can contact:

Steve Cunliffe, The Regional Group of Companies Inc.
1737 Woodward Drive, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON   K2C 0P9
Tel: (613) 230-2100 ext. 7302
Fax:(613) 230-2962

Councillor Marianne Wilkinson
Phone: 613 580-2474
Email: marianne.wilkinson@ottawa.ca

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Meetings at City Hall June 6 – 10

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Crime Prevention Ottawa Board Meeting – Monday, June 6, 5 to 7 p.m., Colonel By Room

Finance and Economic Development CommitteeTuesday, June 7, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • 2015 Year-End MFIPPA Report – Summary
  • Appointment to the Glebe Business Improvement Area
  • Status Update – Finance and Economic Development Committee Inquiries and Motions – for the Period Ending May 27,2016
  • Capital Adjustments and Closing of Projects – City Tax and Rate Supported
  • Financing Lease Agreements 2015
  • 2015 Investment and Endowment Fund Report
  • Proposed 2017 Budget Timeline and Consultation Process
  • Municipal Capital Facility Designation and Agreement for the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards
  • Reimbursement of Funds City-Riverside South Corridor Agreement
  • Delegation of Authority – Acquisition and Sale of Land and Property – January 1, 2016 to March 30, 2016 (First Quarter)
  • Declaration of Surplus of Property – 1708 John Quinn Road
  • Application for Approval to Expropriate Lands for the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel at Seraphin-Marion Private and Confederation Line at 32 Elgin Street

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Built Heritage Sub-Committee – Thursday, June 9, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Application for New Construction at 667 Bank Street, a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Clemow Estate East Heritage Conservation District
  • Application for Demolition and New Construction at 565 and 575 Old Prospect Road, Properties Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District
  • Designation of the Former Overbrook Public School, 149 King George Street, Under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Resolution of Appeal: Magee House, 78 Lisgar Street – Designation Under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Update on Strategic Initiative 42: Heritage Inventory Project, Phase One (Inside The Greenbelt)
  • Status Update – Built Heritage Sub-Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending May 27, 2016


Public Art at Innovation Station Park and Ride

Have your say! Public art is coming to the new Innovation Park and Ride The City of Ottawa invites you to have your say about art proposals for the Innovation Park and Ride. Artists Detlef Gotzens, Karl Ciesluk, Jean-Yves Vigneau and Lynda Cronin have developed proposals for the transit facility. Only one proposal will be selected. The selected artist will fabricate and permanently install their artwork at the Innovation Park and Ride.

Submit comments at the open house or by completing an online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T3NCNLF

Open house

Date: Tuesday June 7, 2016
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Location: Richcraft Recreation Complex – Kanata, 4101 Innovation Drive, Kanata

The open house is an opportunity to meet the artists and members of the project team. View renderings, models and detailed proposals. Ask questions and submit comments during this event.

Online survey

Complete the online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T3NCNLF) by June 9.

Your comments are important. All comments are considered by the committee selecting public art for the Innovation Park and Ride.

Using a percent of the project’s total budget, art commissions are planned for public sites and are awarded to artists based on a peer assessment committee’s recommendation. Funds for public art have been allocated from the Innovation Park and Ride development.

For more information:
Telephone: 613-244-4429
Email: publicartprogram@ottawa.ca
Web: http://ottawa.ca/en/liveculture/commission-program
Innovation Park and Ride http://ottawa.ca/en/taxonomy/term/3783
Public art at Innovation Park and Ride http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/transforming-ottawa/public-art-innovation-park-and-ride


Meetings at City Hall May 30 – June 3

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Ottawa Police Services BoardMonday, May 30, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Notice of Motion:  Amendment to Procedure By-Law No.3 of 2014
  • Chief’s Verbal Report
  • Appointment of Special Constables – RCMP – Indemnification
  • Byward Market Street Ambassador Program – 2015 Annual Report and 2016 Funding
  • 2016 Audit Plan
  • Performance Report: First Quarter 2016
  • Outstanding Board Inquiries & Motions: May 2016
  • Letters of Commendation

Transportation CommitteeWednesday, June 1, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Airport Parkway (Brookfield Avenue to Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport) and Lester Road (Airport Parkway to Bank Street) Widening Environmental Assessment Study – Recommendations
  • Greenscaping Pilot Project – Somerset Street East
  • Status Update – Transportation Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending May 20, 2016
  • Waiver of Prohibiting Provisions of the Encroachment By-Law on Bank Street
  • Designation of a Community Safety Zone on Portobello Boulevard

Agriculture and Rural Affairs CommitteeFriday, June 3, 10 a.m., The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive

  • Status Update – Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Inquiries and Motions – for the Period Ending May 27, 2016
  • Water Environment Strategy – Phase 2
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 1613 Devine Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 3940 Dunning Road


Ticks and Lyme Disease

Black-legged ticks taken from two people in Kanata North were found to be carriers of Lyme disease, so it is important that you know how to avoid ticks and remove them quickly if they attach to you. Ticks feed during the spring and summer months so be on the outlook.  Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Tick habitats include tall grass, bushes and woods. If a tick attaches to you and is removed within 24 hours, the bacteria will not transmit. Remove any tick as soon as possible with tweezers or a tick remover (available from Ottawa Health and I have some in my office). Once it has been removed, wash the bite site with soap and water. For more information visit Ottawa.ca/Lymedisease.


Public Art at Innovation Park and Ride

The City of Ottawa invites you to have your say about art proposals for the Innovation Park and Ride. Artists Karl Ciesluk, Lynda Cronin, Detlef Gotzens and Jean-Yves Vigneau have developed proposals for the transit facility. Only one proposal will be selected. The selected artist will fabricate and permanently install their artwork at the Innovation Park and Ride.

Submit comments at the open house or by completing an online survey.

  • Open house
    Date:Tuesday June 7, 2016
    Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
    Location: Richcraft Recreation Complex, 4101 Innovation Drive, Kanata
    The open house is an opportunity to meet the artists and members of the public art project team. View renderings, models and detailed proposals. Ask questions and submit comments during this event.
  • Online survey
    Complete the online survey between May 30 and June 9.

Your comments are important. All comments are considered by the committee selecting public art for the Innovation Park and Ride.

Using a percent of the project’s total budget, art commissions are planned for public sites and are awarded to artists based on a peer assessment committee’s recommendation. Funds for public art have been allocated from the Innovation Park and Ride development.

For more information:
613-244-4429

publicartprogram@ottawa.ca
Commission program
Innovation Park and Ride
Public art at Innovation Park and Ride


Wild Parsnip

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Wild parsnip’s yellow flower

Wild parsnip is an invasive plant that is increasingly common within the City of Ottawa in areas of uncultivated land, roadside ditches, nature trails, as well as on and surrounding rural and residential properties. Wild Parsnip may pose a health risk to humans. The plant sap contains chemicals that may cause skin and eye irritation and make the skin prone to severe burning and blistering when exposed to the sun. The blisters typically occur one to two days after contact with the plant. This can result in long-term scarring of the skin. The best way to avoid contact with Wild Parsnip is to become familiar with what the plant looks like so you do not accidentally get burned.

You can find more information including how to identify wild parsnip, how to avoid wild parsnip, and how to report wild parsnip on City property on the City website <click here>. Residents can also contact the Ottawa Public Health Information Line (613-580-6744) for more information about the health impacts of wild parsnip.

May 15, 2016 Update

Staff have chosen a number of parkland locations for treatment. The contractor will use a combination of boom spraying (hydro corridors maintained by the City) and spot spraying. 

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Click on the links below to load maps. Location of treatment is marked in red.

Richcraft Recreation Complex
Holly Acres Park
Jim Malone Park
Kanata Town Centre Stormwater Pond
Statewood Drive Stormwater Pond
Insmill Park


Previous Update on the City of Ottawa 2015 Wild Parsnip Strategy:

The City of Ottawa proactively started tracking wild parsnip along roadways in 2014 before the weed was declared noxious.   In January of 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMFRA) declared wild parsnip a noxious weed, which prompted the Public Works Department to develop a strategy to control its spread. The 2015 Wild Parsnip Strategy was developed as a pilot project based on the data gathered since 2014 with the goal of testing the effectiveness of both herbicide application and mowing.

The pilot involved herbicide applications to over 260 km of roadsides and several select areas of park land. The pilot herbicide application is complete and locations with targeted mowing are ongoing. At this time the information gathered from OMFRA as well as the City’s contracted agronomist have confirmed that herbicide application is more effective in the spring and in the fall on juvenile plants. Additional roadside cutting is currently underway and additional herbicide application will be considered for the fall.

warning parsnipBased on early results of our 2015 Wild Parsnip Strategy, it appears that any area that is regularly maintained, such as parkland, has little wild parsnip.  Along pathways, because staff cut on either sides of the trail, anyone who goes beyond the areas maintained would be doing so at their own risk.  This would also apply to small or passive pathways that we do not officially maintain. Having said that, the City is  taking action whenever they find locations close to public use that are highly infested.  For the remainder of the summer, the City is posting signage or increasing cutting if possible. (I am in contact with the City on the RRCK trails, and the Hydro Corridor).

Wild parsnip, for the most part, will begin to dry up in August; the sap from the plant contains the chemical, so if residents do not break the plant there is less chance to potentially get a reaction.  The best method is to avoid the plant.

At this point, the plant will begin dropping seeds, a stage at which enhanced mowing can work against the strategy to control the plant as there is a risk of spreading the seed.

Due to the reduced effectiveness of increased cutting at this point in the plants maturity and to minimize the spread of wild parsnip seeds, only regular mowing in parks and along roadsides will continue for the remainder of the season.

Communications

The City is working with Public Health to develop a flyer that will be given out to residents at community fairs and events to help them identify wild parsnip.  Information will also be shared electronically with school aged children and their parents when school resumes this fall. Corporate Communications also issues messages frequently via Social Media to identify and stay away from the weed.

Awareness Postcard

In addition to the installation of caution signs, the Public Works Department has also developed an awareness post card that will be distributed at public events such as fall fairs. The awareness postcard will also be distributed to City partners such as School Boards, Ottawa Public Health and staff. A copy can be downloaded here: Wild Parsnip Postcard – Carte postale sur le panais sauvage


Meetings at City Hall May 16 – 20

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Environment Committee – Tuesday, May 17, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Lemieux Island Water Purification Plant Intake Improvements Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study
  • Water Environment Strategy – Phase 2
  • 2015 Wastewater Annual Compliance Report
  • Draft Comments on the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Review of the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre

Community and Protective Services Committee – Thursday, May 19, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Paramedic Services Week
  • City of Ottawa Youth Action Plan 2016-2018


Meetings at Ottawa City Hall next week

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Transit CommissionMonday, May 9, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Status Update – Transit Commission Motions and Inquiries for the Period Ending April 29, 2016
  • 2016 Operating and Capital Budget Q1 – Transit Commission Status Report
  • Delegation of Authority – Contracts Awarded for the Period July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 for Transit Services
  • General Accounts – Write-Offs 2015
  • Cost Recovery for Festivals and Special Events

Planning CommitteeTuesday, May 10, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 980 Earl Armstrong Road
  • Leitrim and Related Stormwater Matters
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 283 Sussex Avenue
  • Status Update – Planning Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending April 29, 2016
  • Vacant Urban Residential Land Survey – 2015 Update
  • Inventory of Vacant Industrial and Business Park Land, 2014-2015 Update
  • Annual Development Report 2015
  • 2015 Planning and Growth Management Department Year-End Report

Ottawa Public Library Board MeetingTuesday, May 10, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory CommitteeTuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m., Colonel By Room

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, May 11, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall


Update: Kanata North Cycle In

A big thank you to the 25 volunteers who participated in today’s Cycle In Kanata North, set up by Envirocentre’s Sustain Kanata North, in partnership with the Transportation Action Committee Kanata North.  Five teams of cyclists, with varying levels of experience, cycled one of five routes from both inside and outside Kanata North, arriving at 555 Legget Drive.  Each team reported on aspects of their route, noting positives and negatives and suggestions for improvement. A detailed report will be sent to my attention in the next couple of months, and I will be meeting with Staff to find a way to address the areas highlighted in the report.

Group picture


Kanata Seniors Centre Annual Garage Sale

The Kanata Seniors Centre is holding its Annual Indoor Garage Sale on Saturday, May 14 from 8am to 12pm.  Books, movies, clothes, household items and much more!  Fundraiser for seniors programs at our centre.

When: Saturday May 14, 8am – 12 pm
Where: Kanata Seniors Centre – 2500 Campeau Drive. The Seniors Centre is in the same building at the Mlacak Arena, with parking at the rear of the building.


Meetings at City Hall May 2 – 6

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1.

Finance and Economic Development CommitteeTuesday May 3,9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Application Portfolio Management – Framework for Managing Legacy Technologies
  • Appointments to the Wellington West Board of Management
  • 2016 Operating and Capital Budget Q1 Status Report
  • 2015 – Purchasing Year in Review
  • Conservation Authorities – 2016 Levies
  • 2016 Tax Ratios and Other Tax Policies
  • Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Alignment Improvements
  • Revitalization of Byward and Parkdale Markets – Proposed New Governance Model and Amendments to By-Law No. 2008-449 Related to George Street Plaza Renewal Project
  • Declaration of Surplus of Property – 1973 Boyer Road
  • 651 Longfields Drive – Amended Purchase and Sale Agreement with Sequoia Community Church or Possess the Land

Transportation Committee Wednesday, May 4,9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Use of Photo Radar in Canadian Municipalities
  • Photo Radar on Local Streets
  • Veteran Parking on Remembrance Day
  • Centretown Local Area Parking Study
  • Leitrim Road Realignment and Widening (River Road to Bank Street) Environmental Assessment Study – Statement of Work
  • Front-Ending Agreement for the Brian Coburn Boulevard from Mer Bleue Road to Tenth Line Road – Revised Costs
  • Commemorative Naming – Max Keeping Bridge
  • Multi-Way Stop at the Intersection of Meadowbreeze Drive at Wheatland Avenue

Agriculture and Rural Affairs CommitteeThursday, May 5, 10 a.m., The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive

  • The 2016 Canadian Plowing Championships
  • Official Plan and Zoning: Flood Plain Mapping Updates Phase 1
  • Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program – 2015 Annual Report
  • Siting of Wind Power Projects

Review of the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Designations for the Properties at 6219 and 6317 Dwyer Hill Road


Kanata North Cycling Map is now available

Kanata North Cycling MapThe Kanata North Cycling Map was an initiative of my Transportation Action Committee Kanata North (TACK) and printed in partnership with Sustain Kanata North. It outlines all cycling routes in Kanata North, and is colour coded based on skill level. 

You can pick up your copy at the following locations:

♦ My ward office (2500 Campeau Dr/Mlacak Centre) 9:30-3:00 Mon-Fri. If my staff is away on lunch, the main office at the Mlacak Centre has some on hand
♦ Beaverbrook Library, 2500 Campeau Dr
♦ Kanata Senior’s Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr
♦ Richcraft Recreation Complex, 4101 Innovation Dr

♦ Stay tuned for more locations

 

Find more information and volunteer for TACK and Sustain Kanata North

An electronic copy will be available once the new TACK website launches.