March 21, 2011
Community led meeting on Carp Landfill EA process
I am encouraging residents to attend a community meeting on Monday, March 28th between 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in regards to the Environmental Assessment Process of Waste Management’s proposal to expand the Carp Road Landfill into the West Carleton Environmental Centre.
I would like to congratulate the coalition of community members who organized this meeting and give residents a chance to voice their opinions and concerns regarding landfill expansion plans. Some residents feel that the process has been rushed and the community has not had a fair opportunity to express their concerns over a possible landfill expansion. Please attend this meeting and have your say. Your comments will be forwarded to the appropriate individuals at Waste Management and the Ministry of Environment.
OC Transpo’s 2011 Network Optimization Proposals
OC Transpo needs your feedback into proposed network service changes to support Budget 2011. They have presented a network optimization proposal that aims to make routes more direct, productive, and reliable, while ensuring that fares are kept down and that Ottawa’s transit system remains sustainable in the long term.
The service proposals alone are designed to save $19.5 million annually starting in 2012 and $6.5 million in 2011. Combined with additional efficiencies, OC Transpo anticipates finding savings of $22 million annually and $7.3 million for 2011.
This network optimization proposal creates a financially sustainable footing for OC Transpo now, and for the future. Without these changes, public transit alone would increase property taxes by at least 5 per cent by 2016.
The vast majority of customers – more than 90% – will not be affected by the proposed changes. However, as OC Transpo looks to eliminate some of the runs that weave in and out of streets, some transit users will have to walk a little farther to get to their bus stop. The hours of service on some routes will be reduced.
OC Transpo is launching a comprehensive public consultation process so all
residents can access information and participate in an online survey at
The public Open Houses will take place on:
You can also contact OC Transpo at 613-741-4390.
Feedback is being collected until April 7. Upon completion of the public consultations, OC Transpo will prepare the final recommendations for the network. They will be presented at the Transit Commission meeting on April 20, 2011, when public delegations will have the chance to address the Commission. A final decision will also be made on April 20.
When changes are approved, they will go into effect in September, when the fall service schedule is taking place.
Final week to submit nominations for Stittsville Appreciation Awards
My office is still accepting nominations for the Stittsville Appreciation Awards, recognizing the remarkable contributions individuals and businesses have made in our community.
Categories include the Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year, Senior of the Year (age 65 and older), Youth of the Year (19 and younger), and Business of the Year.
Nomination forms can be obtained from my ward office, or on my website, located at www.shadqadri.com. Nominations must be received March 31st, 2011. Winners will be announced at the Appreciation Awards evening, which will be held on April 19 at 7 pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex.
Please include a detailed, written submission outlining why you are nominating a particular individual or business.
Register for the annual spring Clean up the Capital campaign
The City of Ottawa in partnership with Tim Hortons has the annual Spring Cleaning the Capital Campaign. Each year, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works Department sees entire communities – including schools, neighbourhood organizations and associations, businesses, families, friends and individuals take up the Cleaning the Capital challenge. A record 91,300 participants made Cleaning the Capital 2010 the most successful campaign to date. With your help, Cleaning the Capital can be bigger and better in 2011.
Registration is quick and easy. All you have to do is select a cleanup location where litter or graffiti has accumulated over the winter months. It can be a park, woodlot, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway, schoolyard or any public property requiring tidying up. Once you have chosen your cleanup location, you can register online at ottawa.ca/clean or by calling 3-1-1. Cleanup Starter Kits for litter pickup and/or graffiti removal projects are available to all registered volunteers. Litter Pickup Starter Kits include disposable vinyl gloves, garbage bags and leaf-and-yard waste bags. Graffiti Removal Starter Kits include graffiti removal wipes, masks and gloves. All kits come with helpful project and safety information to guide your cleanup project.
The campaign runs from April 15th to May 15th. By submitting your online
Cleanup Reports by May 31st, you will also be eligible to win one of the prizes
donated by our generous sponsors.
Always listening and acting on your concerns
As your Councillor, I always welcome your keen input and ideas on how we can 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. The hours of operation for the winter are Mondays 9-2pm, Wednesdays 3-8pm, Fridays 9-5pm, and Saturdays 9-1pm. Please do not hesitate to pay us a visit.