Earl Armstrong Road, between Limebank Road and Bowesville Road, will be closed starting Monday, October 21, 2019 to Friday, December 6, 2019. This closure is to accommodate maintenance work by Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc., on the pipeline. Please look out for detour signs.
With the upcoming, major service changes, you should have received a pamphlet from OC Transpo in the mail which outlines the changes or you can visit www.octranspo.com to learn more. The notable changes in ward 22 include:
If you would like an opportunity to familiarize yourself with LRT, I encourage you to take part in one of the Customer Familiarization Opportunities offered by OC Transpo. This would be a good chance for your questions to be answered and to learn more about how to use LRT.
To see dates and register for a tour please visit: https://www.octranspo.com/en/news/article/customer-familiarization-opportunities/
If you live on any of the following streets, please be advised that Bell Fiber work has begun or will be beginning soon:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office.
The Stonebridge Working Group (SWG), following the September 30 community update meeting, has released a message concerning the meeting and the levy. If you live in the Stonebridge Community, please take the time to read the full message here.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has formally submitted a request for capital funds to build a high school in Riverside South; a much needed high school. If a high school opened tomorrow – it would already by over-crowded. One would think that would make Riverside South a priority with the provincial government. It doesn’t, because we are competing with every other school board in the province for capital funding. We need your help to ensure our request is considered. Here’s what you can do. Please write to:
Hon. Stephen Lecce
Minister of Education
5th floor, 438 University Ave.
Toronto, On M7A 2A5
If you choose email, please CC:
I would suggest either writing a letter of support and mailing it, or sending an email to Stephen Lecce and CC those listed above. Make sure to include Riverside South High School in the subject line.
My office has been informed that the City received a petition to re-designate Chapman Mills Park from ‘no dogs’ to ‘dogs on-leash’. Signs will be installed throughout the park informing the public of the proposal and will allow the residents to submit their feedbacks and comments to the proposed dog designation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this petition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we have just passed the one year anniversary of the tornadoes which devastated several pockets of our beautiful City, including Riverside South, the Riverside South Emergency Preparedness Team has launched the Riverside South Management Plan.
This plan supports the City of Ottawa Emergency Plan in the event of a crisis, and will allow for resources to be used in areas of greater need as determined by the City of Ottawa. This will include important information on what individuals and the community need to do to be prepared for an emergency will be added to this site along with procedures and a framework of what and how available resources will be used in an emergency.
For more information please visit: https://www.riversidesouth.org/emergency
The City's Forestry fall planting program is scheduled to begin October 2 and will run, weather permitting, until the end of November. This includes tree planting in parks, at City facilities, and along streets. Please find the full list of all planting locations in ward 22 here. Please note, this is a proposed list of locations and is subject to change; all locations may not be completed this year.
In addition to these planting locations, there will be two community plantings this fall:
If you have any questions or concerns about the planting please contact my office.
Construction is slated to begin this month for the roundabout at Golflinks and Longfields. This work is being done to improve the level of service, safety and functionality of the intersection. This work will involve the installation of a single-lane roundabout. Construction will begin this month, with an operational roundabout completed by December 2019.
Final asphalt, curbs, and sidewalks will be completed by July 2020. Access through the site along Longfields and Golflinks will be maintained at all times. Lane reductions will be required during the construction periods but will be restricted to non-peak traffic periods.
Thank you to everybody who took the time to complete the Stonebridge Working Group (SWG) survey following the July 30, 2019 community meeting. This meeting was to discuss the golf course. Please see information provided by the Stonebridge Community Association regarding the survey results: Responses were collected from 1368 individuals between July 30th and Aug 20th, 2019. After applying a filter to only include homeowners living in Stonebridge, the total number of responses used for analysis purposes was 1039, which is a significant sample size for a community of approximately 3300 households.
Survey Question: What is your first reaction to the proposed solution?
Survey Question: If a vote on the levy was to be held today, how likely would you be to vote in favour of it?
Based on the above, the SWG feels that the community has demonstrated enough interest in the proposal to move to the next step, which is to ask the City to administer a community-wide vote on the levy. In the meantime, we will continue to make improvements, where appropriate, to the proposal in order to address as many remaining concerns as possible. We are still planning on organizing another community meeting in the early fall to provide you with further details. See the full message here.
If you live on Gracewood Crescent or Len Lunney Crescent, please expect to see new “No Parking” signs in the next month or so.
Gracewood Crescent: The signs will be installed at both curves in the Crescent.
Len Lunney Crescent: The signs will be installed on the curve, near 25 Len Lunney.
These signs are being installed on the curves as a result of investigated safety concerns, to improve sight lines and road width.