Ward 5 News
Sandbag-Filling Stations & Water Levels
Google Maps image of John Shaw Public Works Yard
Sandbag-filling stations will be available at the John Shaw works yard at 4127 John Shaw Road and the March Road works yard at 2941 March Road by end of day Thursday, March 17. Deployment of sandbag-filling stations at this time is to ensure residents have early access to materials should they feel the need to begin preparations. The City of Ottawa does not have any information or indications of flooding risks along the Ottawa River at this time. The City encourages residents to be prepared for the possibility of flooding related to a fast spring melt and/or large or ongoing rain events. As always, residents are encouraged to remain up to date on river conditions.
For information on water levels and flood plains, see the following websites:
You are invited to participate in a Ward 5 Clean-up Challenge
I am issuing a friendly challenge to all West Carleton-March residents, community associations and businesses to take part in Ottawa’s Spring Cleaning the Capital Campaign. In addition to earning major bragging rights, the team that collects the most trash during their registered clean-up this spring will be eligible to win Tim Hortons gift cards (one per person, up to a maximum of 20). Invite me to your clean-up event so I can see how much garbage and waste was collected and removed from our beautiful Ward 5. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-580-2424 ext. 32246.
The Cleaning the Capital campaign is a citywide cleanup that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup projects must be registered, and participating teams, upon request, receive a cleanup starter kit to assist them with their projects. Fill out the online registration form at ottawa.ca/clean or call 3-1-1 to register your project. If you need supplies, remember to request your project starter kit and to select your desired pickup location while registering.
Important dates 2022
- March 15, 2022: Registration opens
- April 15, 2022 – May 31, 2022: Spring Cleaning the Capital campaign
- April 30, 2022: Registration closes
- June 15, 2022: Deadline to submit your online cleanup report.
City’s recreation and arts spring eGuides available now
Registration for City of Ottawa aquatic and other recreation and arts programming is underway now. Below is an overview of the programming available in West Carleton-March. To register and for details, please see the eGuide at bit.ly/3HH0aFz.
My office has received calls asking that motorists turn on their lights when driving at night. This is required under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and the Ottawa Traffic and Parking Bylaw. It increases your visibility to oncoming motorists as well as those travelling behind you. It’s especially important at this time of year when weather conditions can change suddenly. Please fully turn on your headlights regardless of the time of day. This will activate your tail lights as well.
Loggers Way Sewer Replacement Project – For residents who live on Loggers Way, from Kinburn Side Road to Early Avenue
Do you live within the project scope? Please refer to the below 5 Ws:
What: Sewer Replacement – Project scope covers 293m
Why: To address structural deficiencies
When: April 18, 2022 – June 10, 2022
Where: Loggers Way from Kinburn Side Road to Early Avenue
Who: Main Contractor – Core Civil Construction; Sub-Contractor – Englobe (for pre-construction inspections)
Traffic Impacts: A road closure will be in place for the duration of the project. Residents, businesses and emergency services will have full access.
Please note: If your property is located within the project scope, you have received a Pre-Construction Survey Notice. This pre-construction inspection is 100 percent voluntary. Its purpose is to document the existing condition of your home to get a baseline condition inspection prior to construction. Any potential or realized claims for damage go through the contractors, who are all insured against damages. Should you decide to not participate in this pre-construction inspection, you may have difficulties proving your claim and case to the contractors.
232 Donald B. Munro Drive Development Application – Public Meeting
A public meeting will be held in the coming weeks for a development application for 232 Donald B. Munro Drive. More information will be provided on my social media channels and the events section of my website as it becomes available. The zoning By-law amendment and plan of subdivision application is available at the City’s DevApps website:
1015 March Road Proposed Plan of Subdivision – Public Meeting
- Meeting details: The City of Ottawa will hold a public meeting April 4 at 6:30 pm on Zoom to discuss a proposed zoning By-law amendment and plan of subdivision application for 1015 March Road.
- Application: Property owner 13533441 Canada Inc. is proposing to develop one future mixed-use block, one future institutional block and a new street which will connect to March Road.
- Details: Additional information relating to the proposed plan of subdivision is available on the City’s DevApps website.
- Contact: Lisa Stern, Assigned Planner, City of Ottawa Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development Department, 613-580-2424 ext. 21108, or e-mail Lisa.Stern@ottawa.ca.
Seasonal load restrictions for heavy vehicles serving Ottawa
Seasonal load restrictions came into effect March 16. Commercial vehicles or trailers with a gross vehicle weight in excess of five tonnes or 11,000 pounds per axle will be prohibited on roads where restriction signage is posted, and on all truck routes identified as restricted on the Urban Truck Routes and Rural Truck Routes lists. These restrictions also apply to all non-truck routes. Heavy vehicles that exceed weight limits on restricted-load roadways during the spring thaw period will be subject to fines. Once the pavement strength has been restored, load restrictions will be removed.
Web Series for Military Families
I’d like to welcome new and returning Canadian Armed Forces and Veteran families to the National Capital Region. For more information on the programs and services available to support you and your family in your new community, please visit The Welcome, a virtual web series from Military Family Services in the National Capital Region and their community partners. For details, please visit Welcome to the National Capital Region.
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