As announced on Jan. 29, I am honoured to take on the responsibility of the role of vice-chair for the City of Ottawa transportation committee. This committee is tasked with administering all issues connected to the city’s transportation planning and infrastructure in accordance with the city’s Transportation Master Plan. The transportation committee will oversee $133.15 million in capital expenditures alone in 2013 making it a committee that monitors one of the largest portions of the city budget. I look forward to this new challenge and I am eager to work with my new committee colleagues to ensure this crucial element of the city continues to operate at a world class level.
I would like to remind all residents to help city crews to keep the catch basins clear on their street. Any blockage created by ice or debris leaves melted snow with nowhere to flow, and can cause mild flooding. If we all work together, we can ensure your streets remain clear, and avoid any unnecessary water build-up.
I am currently in the process of holding meetings with city staff with the goal of bringing more recreational activities to Kanata South this year and in the future. Please send me your suggestions as your input is an important part of my decision making process. The restrictions we have to manage are location which means is there land is available or can it be done in existing parks for example and the costs.
Feb. 9 – Hockey Day in Kanata: Come out to the Clarence Maheral Park Rink at 170 Castlefrank Dr. and enjoy some exciting minor hockey action as part of Hockey Day in Canada celebrations. It is my privilege to be joined by the Minister of State (Sport) the Honourable Bal Gosal for the puck drop at 10 a.m.
Feb. 9 – Lions Club of Kanata Winter Carnival: This year’s winter carnival will be full of family friendly fun for all ages, including a pancake breakfast, sleigh rides, a visit from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, Radical Science, and their annual euchre night. For more information, please contact Bill Switzer: 613-592-3223 (Home) or 613-831-9628 (Office).
March 6 – Women’s Day Celebration: I will be hosting my annual Women’s Day Celebration at the Kanata Recreation Centre in Salon A. Light refreshments will be served and my musical guest will be Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Gail Gavan and her band. The event will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. with free admission and attendance open to everyone.
We are preparing a quarterly e-newsletter to keep residents informed on activities in the ward and at city hall. To be added to the recipient list, please email my office or visit my website.
WORKING FOR KANATA SOUTH
It is my privilege to serve as your Councillor and to be a strong voice for you and your family at city hall. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23.