September 5, 2011
Bryanston Gate Park Redevelopment
The Bryanston Gate Park redevelopment is scheduled to commence on September 6, 2011.
The site redevelopment will expand the existing Bryanston Gate Park and provide the community with a full sized mini-soccer field, a separate seasonal rink with lights and formal pathway connections through the site.
Construction activity is scheduled to commence on September 6. With the exception of the play equipment and swings, a major portion of the park will be closed off during construction activity. Please ensure that children are supervised while playing in the open portions of the park throughout the construction period. During the initial grading of the park, which is anticipated to take a maximum of three weeks, all efforts will be made to keep access open between Alon Street and Mojave Crescent.
For additional information, please contact:
Fernbank Road Reconstruction – Terry Fox Drive to Eagleson Road
Please note that the reconstruction of Fernbank Road, between Terry Fox Drive and Eagleson Road, will start the week of September 4th, 2011. The work is scheduled to be completed by end of November 2011. The General Contractor for the work is Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited.
This work may result in some inconvenience for some residents such as minor delays in traveling through the construction zone, noise, dust, and possible vibrations during construction.
The project involves full roadway reconstruction, curbs and sidewalk installation on both sides of Fernbank Road, installation of a storm sewer, and new street lighting. As part of the construction, the existing watermain crossing Fernbank Road at Romina St/Templeford Ave will need to be lowered. During this watermain relocation, for residences on Romina Street between Fernbank Road and Brigitta Street, a temporary water service may have to be provided and occasional interruptions in service may occur. These water service inconveniences will be kept to a minimum.
For information on conducting your own Building Surveys, or on other information such as Private Services/Owner Changes/Improvements or Temporary Traffic-related modifications, please contact
Traffic enforcement has back-to-school focus in September
While students will be hitting the books, Ottawa Police will be hitting the streets with a focus on school bus and school zone safety, as well as tailgaters, during September’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP).
In 2010, tailgating caused 4,950 rear-end collisions and resulted in two deaths and 1,345 injuries, with 13 of them being life-threatening. Rear-end collisions account for one-third of Ottawa’s total collisions. School zone and school bus safety are also serious issues. Over the past five years, 41 collisions occurred on Ottawa roads where motorists violated the school bus traffic control regulations. Eleven injuries resulted from these collisions and one injury victim was a school-age child exiting a school bus.
The penalties for a driver passing a stopped school bus with its upper red
lights flashing include fines ranging from $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points
for a first offence. A second offence yields the driver a fine between $1,000
and $4,000, six demerit points and a possible jail sentence of up to six months.
Penalties may not be limited to the driver. The vehicle owner may also be
charged for school bus traffic control violations, with fines ranging from $400
Mayor’s Seniors Summit invites residents to shape City’s future
Ottawa’s seniors have an exciting opportunity to help the City plan for the future as Mayor Jim Watson hosts the Seniors Summit on October 3rd at City Hall. Participants in the Seniors Summit will have a chance to ask the Mayor questions about City services as well as share their ideas on how to facilitate a more senior-friendly city. The keynote speakers are David Cork and Dr. Louise Plouffe, who will provide their unique perspectives on seniors and their influence in today’s society. City staff and elected officials will be on hand at the Summit to participate in six discussions groups, with each group focusing on a different topic. The topics for discussion are:
In the weeks following the Seniors Summit, the City will host a series of community consultations to build on the information gathered at the Summit. All the information gathered this fall will lead toward adoption of an Older Adult Plan by Council in 2012.
Participants must register for Summit and will be asked to choose their preferred topics of discussion upon registration. Registration can be done online at ottawa.ca/seniors, or by calling 3-1-1. Space at the Seniors Summit is limited.
For those unable to attend the Seniors Summit, the Mayor’s speech and
Question and Answer session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. will be broadcasted live on
Rogers 22, Rogers 23 and online at
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 situated in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, located at 1500 Shea Road. Please note the summer hours of operation are Mondays 9-2pm, Wednesdays 3-8pm, Fridays 9-5pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm. 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.