July 4, 2011
Hazeldean Road Construction Update
In a continuing series of updates, here is the latest news regarding the Hazeldean Road development. A major portion of the construction work on the Carp River Bridge has been completed and the tentative construction schedules for the remaining activities are as follow.
The parapet wall and the concrete sidewalk work on the bridge is slated for first week of July 2011 while the water proofing on the Carp River Bridge deck is scheduled for the 3rd week of July.
The construction of east and west approach slabs are in progress and should be completed towards the end of July. The concrete curb work has been completed and here is the timeline for the remaining activities:
Extension of construction work on phase I has been awarded to Cavanagh Construction. The scope of this work includes the resurfacing of Iber Road from the south limit of Hazeldean Road to approximately 850m south of that and including the paved shoulder on both sides. The additional work is expected to be completed by late July to early August 2011.
One-day depot for household hazardous waste July 9
The City of Ottawa is pleased to join forces with the Kanata Research Park Organization to host a one-day mobile household hazardous waste collection depot on Saturday, July 9th. The depot will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kanata Research Park, 411 Legget Drive.
This depot provides a convenient way for residents to help keep the environment free of hazardous household waste such as pesticides, paint thinners, and pool chemicals.
Residents are reminded
that this depot is for household waste only (maximum 100
litres). No commercial waste will be accepted. For a
complete listing of acceptable household hazardous waste,
visit the City’s website at ottawa.ca/hhw. For more
information on waste management and recycling, visit
www.ottawa.ca/recycle or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).
Seniors’ Breakfast a success!
The Annual Canada Day
Seniors’ Breakfast was held on Friday July 1st and had a
great turnout once again. I would like to thank everyone for
their participation and their food bank donations. I would
also like to thank Sector Chief Gerry Pingitore and his
staff for the use of their fire hall and volunteering their
time to help. Further thanks to Dominic D’Arcy and
Scrumptious Catering for the entertainment and food, the
Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Norm Sterling and Fire Chief
John deHooge for attending, the many volunteers for their
help and my staff for all the work they put into organizing
and seeing the event through.
Reasons to Stoop and Scoop
As a dog owner, by complying with the City of
Ottawa's Animal Care and Control By-law and removing waste
left by your pet, you will help eliminate a source of
pollution. You will be making a difference and here’s why:
First, dog waste adds up. The 93,000 dogs in Ottawa produce
an estimated 45,000 pounds (20,500) kilograms) of waste per
day! When you stoop and scoop, sidewalks, parks and green
spaces are much cleaner. Second, leaving your dog's waste in
areas where children play exposes kids to parasites such as
roundworms, as well as bacterial infections so it is also a
health hazard. Third, no matter where you live, spring
run-off or heavy rainstorms dilute dog waste and wash it
into streams and storm sewers so it is an environmental
hazard. Fourth, removing dog waste is responsible. If we all
clean up after our dogs, public opinion of dogs and dog
ownership will be much more positive. And finally, dog waste
can cost you. The City of Ottawa's Animal Care and Control
By-law requires that dog waste be removed from public
property. If you do get caught "in the act", you may be
fined. So please take the time to pick up after your dog or
‘cat,’ if that is the case, and help keep Stittsville a
clean and healthy place to live.
Always listening and acting on your concerns
As your Councillor, I always welcome your keen input and ideas on how we can sustain and improve Stittsville. Please contact our office anytime by phone at 613-580-2476 or by e-mail at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca.
My ward office is located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, located at 1500 Shea Road. Please note the summer hours of operation are Mondays 9-1pm, Wednesdays 3-7pm, Fridays 9-4pm, and Saturday 9am-12pm. Please do not hesitate to pay us a visit. I welcome your call or email to arrange an appointment.
If you are not part of my electronic outreach list and would like to be added, please contact my office to ensure you receive pertinent information concerning our community.
Further information about any of these articles can be found on my website or you can contact my office to obtain details.