The ward council meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. has a new location: Halls B and C at the Mlacak Centre. This will be followed by a session to give your views on the city’s Official Plan, from 7 to 9 p.m.
There will be a brief ward council meeting on Monday, February 25, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. to provide information on imminent issues – blasting for construction at 124 Battersea (Kanata Ave at former Richardson Side Road); zoning report for Outlet Mall; time capsules for the Richcraft Recreation Complex; new info on Town Centre zoning; public meetings on radon gas, blanding turtles and drainage for KNL lands.
At 7 p.m. we will continue on to an important community session where you can put forward your ideas, concerns and vision on how you want development in Kanata to proceed. I am sponsoring this event which will be led by local community associations. The City of Ottawa is updating its Official Plan which sets out how development will occur throughout the City. This is your opportunity to help to frame what will happen in Kanata – from buildings in the Town Centre lands along the 417, to what can be built at Klondike and March, and how everything will be serviced and funded. The Transportation, Cycling, Pedestrian and Infrastructure Plans are part of the plan for which there will be meetings later in the spring.
Kanata residents have long been involved in deciding how our area will be developed. Recent rezoning applications have caused concern about how changes will impact our communities. Attend the session and learn about what is planned, discuss and record your views and help the City revise the plan to fit community objectives.
In advance go to ottawa.ca/livableottawa and review the 12 areas that have been suggested for changes, see if anything is being missed, and come to our community forum with your views.
RADON GAS MEETING, MONDAY MARCH 4TH, 7-9 PM, MLACAK CENTRE
Come out and find out about this colourless, odourless radioactive gas that occurs naturally but can enter your home and become a health risk. Representatives from Health Canada will provide information and a representative from Tarion Warranty will inform newer home owners of their rights under New Home Warranties.
The meeting will also provide information on how to test for radon gas and the relatively simple actions that can be taken to reduce levels if they are found to be above Health Canada’s recommended levels. You are welcome to bring friends and family from other parts of Ottawa since radon gas can be found anywhere.
BLANDING TURTLES & DRAINAGE STUDY OPEN HOUSE
The meeting to present the final report on Blanding Turtles and the draft Drainage Study for the Beaver Pond and Shirley’s Brook has been rescheduled to Monday, March 18th. There will be an Open House starting at 6:30 pm with presentations followed by a question period for each study starting at 7:00 pm. Mark this date in your calendar and find out about the present state of drainage that will be used to develop a drainage plan for the KNL development in the South March Highlands.