November 28, 2011
Children's Christmas Card Contest
Just a reminder that I am once again ho-ho-holding my Christmas Card
Contest for children in our community. I encourage your children to express
their artistic and creative
A team of judges will choose a total of four designs from the three different categories. Two designs will be chosen in the age group of up to 6 years old, one design from an artist age 7 to 10 and one from age 10 to 13.
When working on your art, please ensure you do not use glitter paints or
stickers, as it must be suitable to copy onto the front of the Christmas cards.
Please submit your child’s entry no later than noon on Friday December 2nd to
Councillor Shad Qadri, 110 Laurier Ave. W, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1, or drop-off your
creation to my ward office, located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, 1500
Shea Road, Mondays from 9am-2pm, Wednesdays from 3-8pm, Fridays 9am-5pm and
Saturdays 9am-1pm. I am excited to see the creations of our youngsters.
Green Bin Collection Going Biweekly
The City of Ottawa reminds residents that biweekly collection of the green bin will start beginning the week of November 28, 2011 and end in March 2012. Please refer to your collection calendar for your neighbourhood schedule.
Leaf and yard waste collection continues throughout the year with the organics collection program. Residents can put leaves and other yard waste in the green bin, in paper yard waste bags or in a garbage can that can be placed next to the green bin on collection day.
Residents are reminded that plastic bags of any kind, including compostable plastic bags, sanitary products, diapers and animal feces are not accepted in the green bin.
Information about acceptable items for the City’s Green Bin program and
about all of the City’s waste management can be found at ottawa.ca/recycle. The
City’s website also
Winter Overnight Parking Regulations in Effect
As we prepare for the winter months, the City of Ottawa is reminding residents that winter overnight parking regulations will be in effect from November 15, 2011 to April 1, 2012. These regulations ensure the City’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists. Your safety is the City of Ottawa’s top priority. The City enforces winter overnight parking restrictions between November 15 and April 1 when Environment Canada forecasts a snow accumulation of 7 cm or more. This includes any forecast for a range of snow of more than 7 cm, for example 5 to 10 cm.
When winter parking restrictions are being enforced, vehicles are not allowed to park on any city street between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. These restrictions are in place to help the City clear the way for you. Vehicles parked on the street when a restriction is in effect will be ticketed, even if it does not snow. On-street parking permit holders are exempt from winter overnight parking restrictions.
For more information on winter overnight parking regulations and planned snow
www.ottawa.ca/winterparking or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401)
Another Successful Parade of Lights
This past Saturday the Stittsville Parade of Lights provided for
another fun filled and cheerful evening. I wanted to take time to thank the
local fire departments for their help as well as the Stittsville Village
Association, the Stittsville Lions Club and local businesses for their
participation; furthermore, their understanding regarding the road closures. I
would also like to thank the Honourable Gordon O’Connor MP for Carleton-
Mississippi Mills and my councillor colleagues, Allan Hubley and Scott Moffatt,
their families and friends for their participation. Thanks to my office staff
for their help in organizing our participation in the parade, but most of all,
thanks to the community for welcoming Santa to Stittsville once again this year.
2012 City Budget Update
Here is the latest update in the 2012 Budget process. The Draft budget is operating with lowest proposed tax increase in five years at 2.39 per cent. All standing Committees of Council in addition to the Transit Commission, Board of Health and the Library Board have considered the 2012 draft budget for their respective areas. The Police Services Board will meet on November 28th to finalize its budget while a special meeting of Council will be held on November 30th for consideration and approval of the 2012 budget recommendations from all of the Committees of Council and relevant boards.
It is anticipated that the budget for services supported by the water/sewer
rate will be tabled at a special Environment Committee meeting in January, but I
will keep the community apprised of any further developments.
Fernbank Road Closure Update
At the request of the contractor and the concurrence of the Project
Manager, the Road Close Authorization on Fernbank Road (Ward 23) from Terry Fox
Drive to Eagleson Road has been extended until Monday, 5 December 2011.
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- pm, 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.