Community Voice Column – May 24, 2019

Thank you to all the volunteers, emergency staff, bylaw, and city staff who supported residents affected by the flooding. More volunteers will be needed in the coming weeks to assist with cleanup efforts. Stay tuned for details.

With the unanimous support of my colleagues at the Finance and Economic Development Committee, I added the Kanata Lakes Golf and Country Club to our agenda and tabled a memo prepared by the City Clerk and Solicitor. This memo outlined next steps, including: Should ClubLink proceed and submit an application for subdivision approval and/or a zoning amendment, the City of Ottawa will proceed to seek a determination from the Superior Court of Justice on the enforceability of the agreements. This is a very necessary next step and a strong commitment from the city to enforce the Forty Percent Agreement.

Spring’s arrival unfortunately means the presence of mosquitos and ticks. If bitten, it is important to remove ticks as soon as possible. My ward office at 2500 Campeau has Tick Removal Kits available for residents. Feel free to stop by and get one. The Kanata North Nuisance Mosquito Control Program is in its final year, and GDG Environnement will continue to treat Kanata North throughout the coming months.

Currently, I am compiling residents’ feedback and working with the city to determine next steps for the program. Please continue to email me your thoughts.

As communicated previously, Hydro One is planning to undergo vegetation maintenance in the hydro corridor from the 417 to Steacie Drive. Another round of one-on-one consultation with impacted homeowners will occur prior to any work commencing. I will continue to provide updates as I have them.

#SeriousTechLivesHere! It was a pleasure joining the Kanata North Business Association in welcoming Minister Bains to the Kanata Tech Park. We also hosted Ministers Fullerton and Smith to highlight the amazing innovations happening right here in our community. Congratulations to Sciemetric and InGenius on your continued growth, success and beautiful new office space. Pleasure attending your office grand openings!

I had the opportunity to attend the opening of Lunch Matters at ISSACS in the Kanata Centrum. Lunch Matters is a program that supports students with exceptional needs with training and employment. You can visit the students at ISSACS every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a delicious lunch.

Many communities across Ottawa came together to Clean the Capital, including 17 groups from Kanata North. Congratulations and thank you for keeping our community clean!

My team is available Monday-Friday 8am-2pm at the Mlacak Centre. Stop by please to say “hello” or should you have any questions or concerns.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • June 9th: Kanata Race Day
  • June 15th: Run for Women Ottawa
  • June 18th: Kanata North Community Meeting