Community Voice Column – October 30, 2019

It’s been a busy month! Thank you to everyone who joined me at my community, golf course, and development meetings and also the Halloween Skate. I will continue to provide updates on the proposed golf course development as they become available.

On October 3rd I was joined by Councillor El-Chantiry, residents, city staff, and representatives from Valecraft Homes to discuss a planned development for a new subdivision at 1020 and 1070 March Road.

The City of Ottawa Budget 2020 is coming up. My #1 ask is March Road repairs, and many residents seem to agree. I will continue to press this forward with city staff. I will also continue to monitor the progress of the Campeau Road extension to ensure this stays on schedule.

As many of you know, the Mosquito Nuisance four-year pilot program has come to an end. Community consultations on the continuation of the program have started. The consultation period will run until January 8, 2020. Throughout this process, Kanata North residents will have the opportunity to express their opinion on the program at community meetings – visit kanatanorth.ca/events for details – and via an online platform. Please visit my website for details, relevant documents, latest updates, and to post your questions and feedback.

Please note that my ward office at Mlacak will be closed in the coming weeks to undergo renovations. My team and I will still be available and information on office hours and locations is shared via my website at kanatanorth.ca.

Our city experienced its largest service change in history with the opening of the new LRT. Additionally, Kanata North’s new Connexion route 266 has started running, which serves residents Monday-Friday at peak hours. I understand the frustration many of you are feeling as we’re adjusting to this change. Please know, I’m working closely with city staff to improve service for Kanata North residents. Please continue to reach out directly to me at Jenna.Sudds@ottawa.ca with feedback on the new service.

Happy to share that I have been updated on the Campeau Road extension. The majority of the pond work has been completed, and the city has granted preliminary acceptance. There are some final structures that need to be placed that are expected to be completed within the coming weeks. Currently, there are no unforeseen delays, and the project team is confident that all work will be finished. Next step is beginning the road construction. Timelines still indicate a fall 2021 completion.

Repairs to Goulbourn Forced Road are expected over the coming weeks. I will provide updates as more information comes in.

Congratulations to Kanata-Carleton M.P. Karen McCrimmon on your re-election. I look forward to continuing to work with you.

Upcoming Meetings

  • November 12th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Mosquito Consultation, John Mlacak Centre
  • November 19th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Mosquito Consultation, Richcraft Recreation Complex
  • November 26th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Community Meeting, Richcraft Recreation Complex