KANATA NORTH NEWS Marianne Wilkinson Councillor, Kanata North PICNIC TIME IN KANATA NORTH

Rain or shine come to the picnic. This annual event is paid for by sponsorships (not your taxes) and is fun for the entire family – from toddlers to seniors. Enjoy a free barbeque, bouncies, face painting, crafts, cotton candy and more for the kids, entertainment for all, displays and of course you can fill me in on your suggestions, concerns and questions – or just have a friendly chat about our great communities. July 28th, 4-8 pm, Sandwell Green (next to the Parkway and opposite the Earl of March Secondary School where you can park your car or bikes).

PARK UPDATES
Work will be starting soon on the two Briarbrook Parks – Brookside Park on Klondike and Sandhill Park. You should already be seeing work going on at the Klondike site. The Sandhill Park is being put out for tender this week for both the work that is the responsibility of the developer and the installation of equipment and finishing that the City does. The developer will be paying the City for their portion of the work, which will speed up the development. It takes 2-4 weeks for the tender to be finalized and work to start but in the meantime the developer has cleaned up the site and cut the weeds. Additional items discussed included timing of the construction of Sandhill north of St. John’s Church and completion of sidewalks near the school. Final permits from the province and City for Sandhill Road are expected soon with construction first of an extension of the watermain and sanitary sewer and then the roadwork, which includes a sidewalk on the park/school side of the road. The late start means it will not be completed by the time school opens, although I’ve been assured that much of the excavation work should be completed by then. Until it’s finished children walking to school should use Marconi – where the developer has agreed to provide temporary asphalt paths to fill in the holes where the concrete sidewalk has not yet been installed (as the homes there have not yet been constructed).

CONSTRUCTION SEASON
Over the next two years you will need to be cautious in choosing a route to travel as a number of long overdue roadworks will be underway. Kanata Ave. should now be open after installation of services but will close later when the road itself

is constructed to urban standards. I am in the process of arranging a time for a public meeting to see the final design plans for Kanata Ave and the first part of the Goulbourn Forced Road, so watch for the date in the next issue of this paper. I also expect to have a tentative start date for the construction of Terry Fox from Flamborough to the Second Line and the commencement of the widening of March Road by then.

DEVELOPMENT AT SHIRLEY’S BROOK AND HELMSDALE
The zoning request for this property will be going to the Planning Committee on August 25th. I am setting up a meeting for local residents to discuss this in a few weeks and will announce the time and place by next week. If you wish a personal notification of this meeting please contact my office, preferably by email. Most concerns expressed relate to the site plan, which will show the specific development. This plan has not yet been submitted to the City but the comments made will be considered when it is received.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
July 28, 4-8 PM, KANATA NORTH WARD PICNIC, the Parkway, across from the Earl of March High School. Free barbeque, children’s play area, entertainment, exhibits and more.

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