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Councillor McRae's June Report to the Carlington Community

Councillor McRae's June Report to the Carlington Community

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RIVER WARD CITY COUNCILLOR MARIA McRAE’S REPORT TOTHE CARLINGTON COMMUNITYJune 12, 2012Carling Avenue Integrated Road, Water and Sewer Project
As part of the Carling Avenue and Merivale Road reconstruction project, you may have noticedthe temporary closure of several Highway 417 on- and off-ramps. These closures are designed tofacilitate the reconstruction of the ramps, as well as the abandonment of the existing largediameter watermain.The Westbound Carling Avenue – Westbound Highway 417 on-ramp is currently closed, andwill reopen following completion of the work. The Eastbound Carling Avenue – EastboundHighway 417 on-ramp is scheduled for a one-day closure on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
Admiral Avenue Integrated Road, Water & Wastewater Project
Preliminary work on the Admiral Avenue integrated road, water and wastewater project isproceeding on schedule. Tender for the project recently closed and the contract will be awardedshortly. Residents may have already received a letter detailing options for replacement of yourprivate sanitary and water services.Some minor construction work, including tree trimming, is expected to begin at the end of thismonth. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the road closure and OC Transpo bus detour willbegin in early July.
Lady Ellen Place Integrated Road, Sewer & Water Project
Thank you to residents who attended the Open House for the upcoming Lady Ellen Placeintegrated road, sewer and water project. The project is expected to take place in the late summerand fall of 2012, however final timelines will be established following selection of a contractor.As part of this project, watermains will be replaced along a route from Lady Ellen Place,Laperriere Avenue, McBride Street, Caldwell Avenue and Morissett Avenue to the CarlingtonHeights Reservoir. Additional infrastructure improvements, such as new sidewalks and stormsewers, are also planned for select locations.
Interplanting in Carlington
Forestry staff are scheduled to complete interplanting in the Carlington community during thesecond and third weeks of June. As part of the City’s strategy to address the Emerald Ash Borer,new trees will be planted next to existing Ash trees. Interplanting does not mean that Ash treesare scheduled for removal – those timelines are based on the health of the existing tree.Residents on
Kingston Avenue
can expect to see interplanting taking place this month.
 
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Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel Project – Ottawa to Gatineau
The City of Ottawa is conducting an Environmental Assessment and Functional Design toidentify and develop a preferred solution that will provide additional storage facilities in thecombine sewer area and thereby reduce combined sewer overflows to the Ottawa River. Thisproject forms parts of the
 
City’s Ottawa River Action Plan.A third and final Public Open House will take place on
June 26, 2012
from
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
at
Ottawa City Hall
. A presentation at 7:00 p.m. will present the design alternatives for therecommended preferred solution. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss the studywith the study team and provide input and comments.
Final Property Tax Bills
Residents are reminded that all final 2012 property tax bills have been mailed to property ownersand are due on
Thursday, June 21, 2012
. Please contact the City’s Revenue Branch at 613-580-2444 or revenue@ottawa.ca if you have not yet received your bill. Options for bill payment are as follows:
 
Mail a cheque, pay at your financial institution, teller service or at any City of OttawaClient Service Centre.
 
Pay your current bill and then sign up for the City’s Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plan tospread the 2013 payments over 10 months.
 
Sign up for electronic billing and payment with epost™ or through most financialinstitutions’ Internet banking sites.More information can be found online at ottawa.ca/taxes
Splash Pads Now Open
.Most City of Ottawa splash pads opened on May 19, 2012 and will operate between 9:00 a.m.and 9:00 p.m. for the summer season. Wading pools will open on June 22, 2012. Schedulesincluding pool hours and special event dates will be released soon at ottawa.ca .Splash pads located near school yards will open once school activities conclude for the summer.
June OC Transpo Service Changes
Beginning on
Sunday, June 24
, annual summer adjustments will be made to the OC Transposchedule. As a result of ridership declines across the system during the summer months, thefrequency of service will be reduced on some routes, including
Routes 14, 85, 101 and 176 inCarlington.
 New transit services will be introduced for visitors to the Canada Agriculture Museum and theCanadian Aviation and Space Museum. New Route 185 and an extension of Route 129 willoperate every 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. OC Transpowill also offer service during several events taking place in Ottawa this summer. Extra trips willbe made on Canada Day, with free service offered after 10:00 p.m. Additional late eveningservice will also be provided on Transitway routes during the Ottawa Bluesfest.Once the new service begins, up-to-date schedules can be found using octranspo.mobi or theMyTransit iPhone app, by calling 613-560-1000 or by texting 560560.

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