May 30, 2011
Hydro Power Outages
As many of you know there was a particular outage resulting from a recent thunderstorm on May 20th as well as several power outages/flickering of power on several occasions affecting areas of Stittsville. I have been in touch with Norm Fraser, Chief Operating Officer at Hydro Ottawa on these concerns for some background information.
At 8:23 pm on Friday, May 20th, a power outage affected 6600 customers in Stittsville when lightning damaged electrical equipment. Power was restored to 6115 customers within moments. The remaining 485 customers were restored at 1:58 am, after crews replaced an overhead fuse, a lightning arrestor and repaired a padmount transformer. It took some time to locate and correct the problem, and extra personnel were called in to assist with this effort.
As it relates to the many other power outages our community has been dealing with, I have been advised by Mr. Fraser that Hydro Ottawa is working towards improving the power supply to our community. They are currently investing between 20 to 25 million dollars constructing new capacity and in upgrading their infrastructure in and around the Stittsville area. In the meantime, if you have sustained any damages during electrical disturbances residents normally have options available. The full list of options is available on my website.
As well, when a power outage occurs at your home, do not hesitate to contact HydroOttawa staff immediately to report this by dialing 613-738-0188.
I certainly appreciate your frustration on this and, as mentioned, when I
have more information I will be updating the community.
Trustee M. Curry Park on Hartsmere Drive gets new Dogs on Leash Designation
Due to the addition of a new school to be built and open this September on Hartsmere Drive as well as Guardian Angels Elementary School and the soccer fields in the vicinity, I spoke to Regulatory By-Law staff on this to have them review the designation of this park. That review has been done with staff recommending that the designation of Trustee M. Curry Park should be changed from a ‘Dogs Allowed’ label to a ‘Dogs on Leash’ park. I concurred with this assessment and as such, the park designation was done and signs installed. By-Law staff will be updating this link to show the proper designation of this park.
Certainly there are several other parks in Stittsville that are labelled as ‘Dogs Allowed.’ The link below, found on the City of Ottawa’s website www.ottawa.ca, will give you the opportunity to view all the parks, their designations, and their addresses.
Celebrate the summer at Shad’s Park Party!
My annual Park Party and BBQ is just around the corner. We’ve lined up a full day of fun activities at Village Park, located on Abbot Street at the corner of Stittsville Main Street on Saturday, June 11th from 12pm-4pm.
I look forward to seeing you all on June 11th for a day of fun!
2011 Hydrant Full Flow Notification
Please note that between May 30 – June 10, 2011, fire hydrant testing will take place in the neighbourhoods of Beaverbrook, Kanata Lakes, Katimavik Hazeldean, Maplegrove, Marchwood Lakeside, and Terry Fox Business Park.
If residents in the area experience brown or rusty (discoloured) water, they should not drink the water or wash laundry. While discoloured water is not harmful to your health, it can stain laundry. If laundry is stained from discoloured water, please contact the City’s Call Center at 3-1-1. Residents may also detect a loss in water pressure.
For additional information contact: Water Hydrant Supervisor, Jeff Brown (613) 580-2400 Ext. 22225.
For additional information, please visit the link below:
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 located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, located at 1500 Shea Road. The hours of operation are Mondays 9-2pm, Wednesdays 3-8pm, Fridays 9-5pm, and Saturday 9-1pm. 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.