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22
Jan

Family Winter Bike Parade

2015 Winter Bike Parade information at City Hall

Looking for something to do this weekend? Join Jeff on Sunday and help celebrate winter cycling at the fourth annual Family Winter Bike Parade.  It starts at 10:30am at City Hall with an easy 6km group bike ride through Centretown.  Arrive back at City Hall for hot chocolate, treats and a panel discussion on Ottawa's winter cycling plans with Jeff, staff other area councillors.  

Further details can be found on the Citizens for Safe Cycling website at:

20
Jan

Applications at the Committee of Adjustment

Several applications in Kitchissippi for variances and divisions will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment on February 4. What exactly is the role of this committee? Good question, learn more about the mandate and structure of the Committee of Adjustment.  If you have any concerns regarding these applications, please contact Jeff at Jeff.Leiper@ottawa.ca.

15
Jan

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Open House Recap - January 13, 2015

The Heart Institute is expanding. On January 13, Ottawa-Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi and the UOHI's Marion Fraser hosted a public open house to take questions and concerns related to the project. I was in attendance with City planner Doug James, along with construction contractors PCL. In addition, Ottawa-Centre MP Paul Dewar sent a representative to stay abreast of the project. Approximately 50 people were in attendance.

14
Jan

Carruthers sewer work noise exemption - February 2-6

Alert for residents on Carruthers between Wellington West and approximately Ladouceur.

Residents on Carruthers between Wellington West and roughly Ladouceur may hear some low construction noise past 10 pm as a result of sewer work between February 2 and 6.

As part of its regular maintenance, the City is lining the sewers. The process is to snake a sock-like lining through the pipe, then blow it up with air. This lining molds to the inside of the pipe, and is dried to harden.

12
Jan

Ward Office: meet Katie Bonnar!

A series introducing you to the helpful staff who make up Jeff's Kitchissippi Ward office. Today, meet long-time community activist, Hampton-Iona resident, and arts enthusiast Katie Bonnar

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Katie Bonnar

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Councillor’s Assistant

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10
Jan

8-unit stacked townhome on Forward Ave: site plan open for comments

A developer is proposing to build a new 8-unit stacked townhome building with 5 parking spots at 190-192 Forward Avenue (near Lyndale) in Mechanicsville. The building is allowed under the existing zoning, and I haven't identified any particular concerns with it.

This is the proposal for a new 8-unit stacked townhome building with 5 parking spots at 190-192 Forward Avenue (near Lyndale) in Mechanicsville. The building is allowed under the existing zoning, and I haven't identified any particular concerns with it. The proposal is open for comment on the site plan - the details of how the building is designed, serviced, landscaped etc. Please let me know what you think!

10
Jan

AOE Arts Council consultation at GCTC January 19

AOE Arts Council is holding a handily-located consultation at the GCTC on January 19, 7 - 9:30 pm, as part of developing its strategic plan and priorities for the next five years. The session is one of several to be held January 19-25 in English and French.

Information about the consultation is available at http://www.artsoe.ca/en/resources/opportunities/details.aspx?id=385. AOE Arts Council's work is important, and this is a great opportunity to help shape its contribution in the coming years. Their request for public participation in these consultations is copied below.

9
Jan

Devonshire relocation meeting notes available

Update on proposal to relocate Devonshire Community Public School in 2015/16 to St. Ambrose due to renovations

Devonshire Parent's School Council has made their notes available from last night's meeting addressing the proposal to relocate Devonshire Community Public School in 2015/1

9
Jan

Heart Institute Construction Expansion - Open House on January 13

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is expanding to the south of the existing building with a new 5-storey extension plus sub-level parking. Phase 1 of the expansion kicks off this month, and will continue through May.

I and our MPP Yasir Naqvi, along with the Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association (CHNA), will be attending a public open house on January 13 starting at 7 pm in the Foustanellas Auditorium of the Heart Institute. The Institute's project lead and contractor PCL will be on hand to discuss the project timelines and neighbourhood impacts.

7
Jan

Corner store zoning

Jeff is seeking input on a few changes to small-scale commercial zoning rules - which are meant to "grandfather" existing stores in residential neighbourhoods such as corner stores, laundromats and cafes.

For over a year, now, the City has been studying a potential new zoning by-law amendment that would grandfather existing stores in residential neighbourhoods such as corner stores, laundromats and cafes. The study has also identified sites that could be re-zoned to allow such uses where they don't currently exist.

Planners are now seeking a final round of comment due February 6, in time to finalize the rules and make a decision at Planning Committee in mid-April.

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