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Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper
May 8, 2015
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Road closures on May 24 for Race Weekend

Multiple streets will be closed in our ward for the Race Weekend marathon and half-marathon. Over 19,000 participants will wheel, run and walk through the 'hood on Sunday, May 24, with some pretty significant road closures. Hope everyone gets out to cheer! Closure details at http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/road-closures-race-weekend.

May 20 Committee of Adjustment hearing applications

Applications have been made for Sunnymede, Tweedsmuir, Athlone, Carruthers, Granville, Atlantis, Dawson, Breezehill North, Carleton and Madison, to be heard on May 20. Details at http://kitchissippiward.ca/node/135.

Crossing guard at Rosemount/Wellington

Construction by Tamarack/Doran at the site of the former Bethany Hope Centre have made an ordinarily wonky crossing even more uncomfortable lately. My thanks go to Taggart for agreeing to pay the cost of a crossing guard for the remainder of this school year. I've heard from many of you how much you appreciate the new measure. I will be seeking similar commitments from builders at any new major projects that have an impact on school crossings moving forward. It's uncertain whether we can find the funding to continue the guard next school year given tight fiscal constraints, but I'll be spending the summer working on it.

Ev Tremblay re-seeded

My thanks also go out to Ashcroft for its repsonsiveness to my request to repair the damage caused by its sub-contractors' parking on City land. Affected areas were recently hydro-seeded and fenced off to allow the new grass to grow, and some further clean-ups were accomplished in addition.

Holland/Parkdale corridor sharrow study

The City has been focusing new attention on the Parkdale/Holland corridor of Wellington West with an eye to improving safety for cyclists. In the latter half of May, Carleton students will be filming current behaviour with respect to cyclists taking the lane or not, and driver behaviour. In late spring, new sharrows will be painted in place, along with other pavement markings to encourage cyclists to get out of the "dooring" zone, and for car drivers to share the road. Pavement markings will encourage cyclists to stay one meter away from car doors with a new dashed line. And "cycling priority" signs will be affixed to posts. When those are in place, Carleton will film anew to assess what changes result. I'm looking forward to seeing the results.

Wellington Village Community Association AGM

The Wellington Village Community Association will be holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 7:30 PM at Fisher Park Public School, room 112.

Hintoburg 5k is on!

The 9th annual Cyclelogik Hintonburg Centennial 5k Run/Walk and Newswest 1k Kids Run will be held July 12, and registration is open! Visit www.hintonburg5k.ca for details. Yes, there is cake.

McKellar Park Community Association AGM

The McKellar Park Community Association is holding its annual general meeting on May 31, from 7:30-9:30 pm at the McKellar Park Field House (539 Wavell). 

Country music appreciation event at the Legion

The Westboro Legion (389/391 Richmond Road) is hosting its Country Music Appreciation Event on May 24, from 1:30-7 pm. Tickets are $10. All profits go to support musicians, the Legion branch 480, and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. More details at: http://www.rcl480.com/PDF/Posters/CountryMusicAppreciation.pdf.


On Saturday, May 2 as part of the Hintonburg Happening, Twiss and Weber hosted the Big Hair Air Band competition. The Wellington West BIA's Zach Dayler, local songstress Amanda Rheaume and I were roped in as judges. Congrats to Katherine Clarke-Nolan from Dress For Success and her team for bringing home the top prize!


For more, visit our site at KitchissippiWard.ca.

Want to speak with the councillor? Catch him at a Ward Pop-Up office:

Firday, May 15, Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington Street West), 1-4 pm. If the weather is nice, we'll be outside in the park!

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Jeff Leiper, Councillor, Kitchissippi Ward

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