Category Archives: City of Ottawa

Notices and other information from the City of Ottawa that is of relevance to our neighbourhood.

Ward 15: Looking 4ward – October 18

Via D. Huron, see also http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/hampton-iona-looks-4ward-future and https://hamptoniona.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/hampton-iona-looks-4ward-to-the-future/

Message from the Hampton Iona Community Group:

Think about the qualities that drew you to live in Hampton Iona. What made this part of Ottawa a place in which you wanted to live, raise a family and retire? How do you feel about the way your neighbourhood is developing now? What concerns you? What excites you? How do we retain the qualities that make this a special part of the city in which to live, while dealing with issues such as intensification and opportunities such as the LRT?

Come and join us on October 18th for a “big picture” conversation concerning the future of our corner of Kitchissippi Ward. With significant new development, infill and changing transportation systems, Hampton Iona and the rest of Kitchissippi Ward will look significantly different in 10 or 20 years. How can we have a voice in what our future will look like? What role can citizens play in designing our neighbourhoods and city; and coping with change? How can we make sure that our social and physical infrastructures keep pace with our population growth?


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#ButgetSpeak 2017 – October 17

From: “Mitchell, Fiona” <Fiona.Mitchell@ottawa.ca>
Date: October 4, 2017 at 11:49 AM
Subject: #BudgetSpeak 2017

Good morning everyone,

You are receiving this e-mail as a representative of one of our registered community associations.

We wanted to make you aware that this year, we are again hosting a #BudgetSpeak session alongside Councillors Chernushenko, Fleury, McKenney and Nussbaum.

Following a similar format to last years’ event, this session will consist of short plenary presentations with opportunities to provide input on four themes:

  • Winter walkability and accessibility
  • Arts, culture and music
  • Social services and housing
  • Reducing our carbon footprint

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Time Capsule Vote – Until September 26

From https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/time-capsule (visit that link to vote too):

During the Mayor’s 2017 State of the City address, he announced that as part of the 2017 celebrations, we would be assembling a time capsule that would be opened by Ottawa residents in 50 years’ time, when Canada will be celebrating its 200th anniversary.

In order for this to be a successful time capsule, the Mayor is looking for our constituent’s contributions. We have taken suggestions from the community and would now ask you to vote on your choice for item to be included in this time capsule, to represent Kitchissippi Ward from 2017. You have until Tuesday, September 26 to vote and we will announce the preferred item on Wednesday, September 27.

Day One in the Post-Car Era – on Pontiac

Daniel Buckles writes:

Hours after planters were installed on Pontiac as part of the Park extension/depaving project, a new temporary public use has taken shape. It inspires me to dream about a time when cars as we know them will no longer rule (and pollute) the land.

[Pontiac Street with barrier planters, and a hockey net]

Property Standards By-law Review

From: Woods, Kayla <Kayla.Woods@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 4:04 pm
Subject: Property Standards By-law Review

La version française suit

Good Afternoon,

This is to advise you about the City of Ottawa’s Property Standards By-law Review, which just recently began.

A comprehensive review of the Property Standards By-law was completed in 2013 and resulted in a new and updated by-law. However, a few additional issues were raised as part of the By-law Review Strategy approved by Council in 2015. This review therefore focuses on those issues which include:

  • Lighting (the term “abutting”)
  • Safe passage, specifically, snow and ice maintenance
  • Fences (the term “unsightly”)
  • Graffiti

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Consultation on Guidelines for Snow Plow Driveway Markers

From: Charles, Leslie <leslie.charles@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 2:52 pm
Subject: PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS RE FORMALIZING GUIDELINES FOR SNOW PLOW DRIVEWAY MARKERS/BALISES D’ENTRÉE POUR LE DÉNEIGEMENT

PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS RE FORMALIZING GUIDELINES FOR SNOW PLOW DRIVEWAY MARKERS

The City is formalizing current guidelines for snow plow driveway markers and is seeking feedback.

Background

Markers used by private snow plow contractors to identify their customers’ driveways are prohibited by various Ottawa by-laws.  However, a pilot program has been in place during recent winters to allow them on a trial basis, subject to specific guidelines.

The guidelines (detailed below) are primarily intended to standardize the use, locations and appearance of these markers, protect residents and the City’s snow clearing and removal equipment from unsafe installations, and minimize disruptions to neighbourhoods.  They are communicated to snow plow contractors when they apply for or renew their annual business licenses.
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Pontiac Depaving Park Expansion Update

Seen in councillor Jeff Leiper’s Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter #100:

Pontiac closure

We are finally in a position to begin closing off the portion of Pontiac between Cowley and Carleton to car traffic after months of discussions with the City. Sometime in early July, planters will go in to block off the road and we’ll work with the NCC to bring down their fence quickly after to join the NCC and City parks. It’s still uncertain when we can de-pave the stretch, and we’re working with the community association on that, as well as some parking restrictions in the area to deal with Tunney’s Pasture parkers.