August 22, 2011
New Bryanston Gate Park Renderings
City Planners have issued a new rendering for the
Bryanston Gate Park re-construction. The colour plan
graphically illustrates the new revised park layout based on
the stormwater management requirements. The City is finished
negotiating with Tartan regarding the park works that are
needed in the area and is currently waiting on a timeline to
be issued for when these works can be put into place. Due to
the timing and the necessary time Tartan will require to
complete their work, the park seeding will most likely occur
in the spring. The rendering will shortly be posted on my
www.shadqadri.com, moreover, if you wish to make
comments regarding the rendering, contact information will
be posted on my website as well.
Stittsville Village Fest 2011
It’s that time of the year again as the Stittsville Village Association proudly presents its annual Village Fest on Saturday, September 10th at the Village Square Park at the intersection of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street. For years, Village Fest has been integral in bringing the residents of Stittsville together for a full day of fun for the whole family. This year’s event runs from 11 am to 4 pm.
The events will start with the People Parade which will
meet at the corner of Shea Road and Abbott Street. The
parade will proceed up to Village Square Park where the fun
will continue. Decorate your bicycle, your wagon, your
stroller, and even yourself or put on a special hat and walk
with us. There are prizes to be won!!!!!! The People Parade
will begin at 11am and entertainment at Village Square will
continue until 4:00 pm. Hope to see you there.
Iber Road Resurfacing
The firm Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd.(Cavanagh) has been contracted by the City of Ottawa to carry out the road resurfacing work on Iber Road from south of the Hazeldean Road intersection to north of the Abbott Street intersection.
As part of this contract, Cavanagh is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is completed. Their company will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to your day to day business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the resurfacing work.
As part of the road resurfacing work, the contractor will remove existing asphalt and adjust current maintenance holes and valve chambers. The resurfacing also includes paving the existing granular shoulder on both sides of the roadway; furthermore, this proposed work may require resurfacing a portion of some driveways along Iber Road. The resurfacing work started this week and it is expected to be completed by mid September 2011. During this period the contractor will control traffic flow on Iber Road and they apologize in advance for the inconvenience this work may cause you.
Should you have any question, or require further
information regarding this work on Iber Road, please contact
City site inspector Kevin McNeill at (613) 286-1778 or
Thomas Cavanagh at (613) 225-0780.
Older Adult Plan Sets the Stage for New Seniors Strategy
With Ottawa’s seniors population expected to double in size during the next 20 years, the City’s Older Adult Plan provides new and vital data to help the City meet the growing and changing service and program needs of Ottawa’s aging population. Three reports tabled at Thursday’s Community and Protective Services Committee offer an invaluable picture of who Ottawa’s older adults are today, how a major demographic shift will reshape our community in the next two decades and what services and programs the City currently offers to older adults.
The Older Adult Plan outlines trends in Ottawa’s aging population and identifies strengths, gaps and opportunities to enhance services for seniors. Research shows an increased number of older adults will live in suburban and rural areas, compared to three-quarters of Ottawa seniors who live in urban areas today. The Plan also shows that while most Ottawa seniors are financially secure, unattached people, women and recent immigrants are among the most vulnerable groups in the seniors population.
The Older Adult Plan also sets the stage for the Mayor’s
“Seniors Summit” this fall at City Hall. Key dates and
registration information will be released in the upcoming
weeks. The months following the Summit will feature
community consultations, co-hosted by the City and Age
Friendly Ottawa. The Summit and community consultations will
help the City develop an action plan next spring, with
concrete recommendations to address the needs of current and
future older adults living in Ottawa.
East African Fundraising Effort
In an effort to help provide some relief to those victims
experiencing drought in East Africa, Mayor Jim Watson has
decided to host a fundraiser at City Hall on Wednesday,
September 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $100
each and all donations will be eligible for an Income Tax
For ticket information please contact 613-580-2496. If
you have any additional questions, you can direct them to
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 9-1pm, 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.