May 3, 2012: City Hall Report.
City Hall Report.
By Katherine Hobbs, Councillor, Kitchissippi Ward.
Churchill Avenue Construction.
I encourage residents to come to the Churchill Avenue reconstruction open house on May 24 from 7 to 9 pm at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre. This will be a full replacement of the infrastructure and adjustments will be made to pavement widths, new concrete curbs, concrete sidewalks, road structure and separated cycling lanes. Construction from Carling to Duncairn is slated for late summer. Consult http://www.OurKitchissippi.ca for details.
Holland Avenue Construction.
A 100-year-old watermain needs to be replaced on Holland Avenue from Scott Street to Tyndall. The sidewalks will be widened to better assist pedestrians and Holland Avenue will be resurfaced. An open house will be held on Wednesday, May 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at Fisher Park Public School. Construction associated with this project is anticipated to begin between late June and early July 2012 and will be completed before the end of the 2012.
Bethany Hope Centre.
At the Ottawa Built Heritage Advisory Committee (OBHAC), the committee voted unanimously to recommend to Planning Committee that they recommend Council issues a notice of intention to designate the Bethany Hope Centre, 1140 Wellington Street West. The designation will protect the front lawn and historic front portion of the building. Designation at this site is critical as the Salvation Army is currently selling the property.
OC Transpo will introduce the PRESTO smart card on July 1: simply tap and go. The PRESTO smart card is the new way to pay your fare and this will allow residents to pay per month or per ride. You can complete your transaction on-line or by phone and have the option of automatically reloading your card each month, or maintaining a minimum e-Purse balance. The city is giving out 200, 000 free Presto cards and will distribute them through on-line orders and at city offices beginning June 10. The city will work with social agencies to distribute cards to those in the greatest need; one and two-ride disposable pre-loaded PRESTO cards will be available. These cards are different than the $6 PRESTO card, and cost around one cent to produce, and will have a comparable fare to PRESTO.
Western Light Rail Environmental Assessment.
We have heard quite a bit about the progression of the LRT through our downtown corridor but what about the western portion of the LRT? On June 19, from 5 to 9 pm, a public open house will be held at the Ukrainian Church at 101 Richmond Road. Come and see the proposals, we value your input.