Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward, Ottawa | (613) 580-2485  | jeff@kitchissippiward.ca
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21
Apr

LPAT decision: Roosevelt long semis

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal has overturned the Committee of Adjustment (CoA) decisions against long semis proposed for 508 and 512/14 Roosevelt Avenue. Residents had successfully fought lot area variance applications by Falsetto Homes and Kenwood Homes at the CoA that were sought to build long semis on the two (to be subdivided into four) properties.

20
Apr

Human Needs Task Force update

The Human Needs Task Force today provided a comprehensive update of its initiatives to date serving the most vulnerable in our city. Federal and provincial funding has begun to flow into the City, and will be put quickly to support at-risk residents.

I've posted the full memo below for reference. 

 

16
Apr

Q&As regarding garbage and leaf and yard set out

On April 9, the City put out messaging around the spring cleanup here: https://ottawa.ca/en/news/spring-cleaning-during-covid-19 that I had in my newsletter. In response, there have been multiple resident inquiries, so staff at the City have put together the following Q&A.

16
Apr

OC operator positive for covid-19; route 14 history

Today, we received confirmation that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. The operator last worked on April 11 and may have been experiencing symptoms as early as April 10. The operator received the COVID-19 test on April 14 and continues to self-isolate at home. To protect the privacy of the individual, we will not be releasing their name.

15
Apr

Zoom Pop-Up!

Kitchissippi, we miss you! That's why we've organized a Zoom Pop-Up for you to speak to Jeff directly about any questions or concerns you may currently have. 

Friday, April 24 10:30-12:30

Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/99150083788

We look forward to chatting with you further!

15
Apr

Westboro Beach re-development

The National Capital Commission has filed for site plan permission to begin re-shaping Westboro Beach with a new pavillion and parking lot. The application that is currently in front of Planning staff is to construct the parking lot in Atlantis Woods.

12
Apr

OPH letter to community associations

Ottawa Public Health has distributed some great content today with a letter to community associations that they've asked councillors to distribute. The letter, in French and English, helps clarify who should be tested, guidance for people who need to seek care about where to go, helping children cope during the pandemic, physical distancing for parents, teens and children, support for older adults as well as others, guidance on physical distancing, and maintaining positive mental health. Click the pdfs below for more info.

10
Apr

Shopping etiquette advice from OPH

Are you planning to head out for some essentials this weekend? Ottawa Public Health has some tips for you to ensure your and store staff's safety. (click on the files below to see a larger version).

10
Apr

Pedestrian signals will still require pressing the button

In response to a direction to staff initiated by Councillor Menard at our City Council meeting a couple of weeks ago to reduce the need to press "beg buttons" to activate a pedestrian signal, City staff has sent a response back to us. While I've been working with staff over time to ensure more and more of our pedestrian crossings see the pedestrian signals put on an automated cycle, there are still too many that don't give pedestrians a walk signal within a reasonable time.

8
Apr

Spring clean-up guidance from Ottawa Public Health

It is the time of the year where we would normally be promoting Cleaning up the Capital however given the current COVID-19 situation this will not be taking place. Ottawa Public Health has prepared the information below.

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