October 24, 2011
New Traffic Light for Wintergreen
I am happy to report that the intersection of Wintergreen/Mulkins and Stittsville Main Street will have a traffic light installed. I was recently advised by staff in the Traffic Department that this intersection met the warrants for a traffic control signal in 2011 and has been added to the list of locations being recommended for installation of a traffic control signal in the draft 2012 Capital Budget under the New Traffic Control Signal Program.
This is good news for the community as this new traffic signal will assist residents to exit from the Wyldewood community as well as residents using the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena and Alexander Grove Park. Through continuing efforts and advocacy for this control signal, a positive result has emerged.
The community, including myself, has advocated for this traffic light for some time. Through a sustained effort and hard work by all parties concerned, it is wonderful to see positive results.
Attention – Ottawa Youth! Be heard. Have your say. Let’s Chat Youth Café!
The Ottawa Police Service and the Ottawa Police Services Board is hosting a Let’s Chat Youth Café because they want to hear from you! Come join a real police-youth conversation and explore the questions and issues that matter to you and your friends in small group table chats.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Use OC Transpo or Free On-Site Parking
It’s our turn to listen.
Additional OC Transpo Service
Starting in 2012, Route 96 from Stittsville in the morning peak period (06:30 to 08:30) and to Stittsville in the afternoon peak period (16:00 to 19:00) will be increased to every 15 minutes. Service on Route 261 will be increased from four trips to five during both periods. Service on Route 263 will also see an increase of four trips to five during the morning peak period as well. The additional costs of approximately $255 000 to provide these trips will be included in the 2012 Transit service budget. A further $124 000 will be included to fund improved midday service within Stittsville starting in September 2012.
With the inclusion of Stittsville in the UTA and its equal participation in
all transit funding, the equivalent 2011 transit taxes in Stittsville would have
been approximately $545 instead of approximately $406 (for a typical house
assessed at $304 800). The costs of the service increases on Routes 96, 261 and
263 with the increased midday service will be funded by using part of the
increased tax revenue. To share a brief timeline, this process started in 2002;
by 2005 Stittsville’s Town Transit Area started and by 2008, a 3 year deal was
put in place to continually adapt transit service in Stittsville.
Looking for your Input: Public Consultation
The Building Code Services Branch is reviewing the Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law 2005-439. Since its adoption, the by-law has been monitored to identify changes in response to industry-led technological developments, to address anomalies or to clarify regulations to promote voluntary compliance. This specific review addresses technical anomalies and general changes to the by-law. It does not include City Council’s directive regarding the review of digital signs; this is a separate item which will be presented to Planning Committee in March 2012.
The review of the by-law has been completed and we are ready to launch the public consultation. This consultation will consist of the following:
The web page was recently released within the Public Consultation By-law
Special Fundraising Event
The Rotary Club of Ottawa Kanata Sunrise will present the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean with the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition for her world wide efforts to help under privileged children. A special fundraiser being held at the Ottawa Convention Centre on Monday November 28th will include this presentation.
The funds raised at this gala event will be shared between the Michaelle Jean
Foundation and the Ryan’s Well Foundation. Sponsorship information is available
on this web site
www.changinglivesnov28.ca. Ticket information is available on this website
as well. This promises to be a special evening to meet Michaelle Jean and hear
about her foundation’s plans and her future work with youth. Also Ryan Hreljac
will be attending to discuss his foundation’s successes and lend his support 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 9-2pm, 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.