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Road Closure

Beaver Ridge Road will be closed from Eagle Lane to Warbonnet Drive on Thursday July 20th.

Online opportunities next week to have a say on City projects

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa wants your input on the projects, policies, programs and services that affect your daily life. From open houses to workshops and online consultations, your feedback helps shape City decisions.

 

The following online opportunities to provide feedback are available next week:

 

The City is formalizing rules for driveway markers used by snow plow contractors following a pilot project. Residents and stakeholders are invited to provide feedback. Comments can also be e-mailed to leslie.charles@ottawa.ca.

Residents are invited to provide feedback on possible minor amendments to the Property Standards By-law

 

The City offers residents a variety of opportunities to share information, consult and collaborate. Stay informed on upcoming engagement opportunities to see your ideas, suggestions and concerns incorporated into the work that impacts you and your community.

 

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law 2016-326 – Technical Anomaly Amendments

Technical Anomaly Amendments

The Technical Anomaly report will recommend amendments to modify the provisions of certain provisions and to correct minor errors in the Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law. These amendments have been combined in an overall City Wide review as a means of efficiently modifying the By-law.

Proposed Changes to the Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law

Background

Since the adoption of the Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law 2016-326, the By-law was monitored to identify any necessary changes in response to industry-led developments, to address anomalies or to clarify regulations. It is recommended to amend the By-law for the following areas listed below.

Section 101

A small information wall sign is permitted in the By-law. Most would be installed within pedestrian or driver visibility. The By-law requires signs projecting over 5 cm of a wall to have a minimum 2.5 metre underside clearance. This provision is intended for a larger identification wall sign. It is recommended that this provision not apply to an allowable information wall sign found in Section 139 and Table 3B.

Section 122

For some rural zones, it was intended that a message centre on a ground sign would be permitted on lots for other uses in specific rural zones (RU, AG, ME and MR) for only golf courses and recreation centres with a limited area of 25 percent of the total ground sign area. To achieve this, Table 1A of the By-law will be revised by adding endnote 8 for the above rural zones.

Section 139 – logo sign illumination

Former regulations allowed illumination for logo wall signs in business park zones. This designation was removed in the new By-law. It is recommended to alter Table 3A to allow illuminated logo signs in IP zones and to add an endnote for this zone to only have illumination when a logo sign is located at least 60 metres from a residential zone.

Sections 139 and 152

In these sections, Tables 3A and 4A regulate wall and canopy sign provisions in the Sign By-law. There are a number of inconsistencies in the tables regarding provisions for wall compared to canopy signs which should be revised for consistency.

Section 164 – static billboards

A few setback provisions for billboards from the former By-law were inadvertently left out of the new By-law. It was discovered that Table 6A has some omissions of provisions which include no 30 metre setback to a residential or institutional zone for RC, RG and RH zones, no 300 metre setback to residential zones for billboards in an O1P zone and the wording needs correction to enhance clarity for the rural billboard setback provision to an adjacent building.

Section 165 – digital billboards

Table 6B needs to be revised to include a 60 metre setback from a ground sign with an electronic message centre to a digital billboard for commercial/industrial zones in order to be consistent with other provisions in the By-law.

How to comment on these proposals

The City of Ottawa would like to receive any comments concerning this proposal. Please forward comments to the undersigned via mail, telephone, facsimile or e-mail by July 14, 2017. Comments received will be considered in the evaluation of the proposal.

Paul Blanchett
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive, 3th Floor
Nepean, ON   K2G 5K7
Mail Code 04-11
613-580-2424 ext., 41421
Fax: 613-580-2688
Email: paul.blanchett@ottawa (link sends e-mail)

Next Steps: Committee and Council review in September of 2017.

Ward 9 Movie in the Park

Join us Saturday, August 26th at 8pm for a movie in Tanglewood park! Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Please bring a chair, family members and friends!
We will be showing the movie “Moana” at 8pm. If it should rain, we will be showing the movie inside the Tanglewood community building. Hope to see you all there!

 

2018 Route Network Update – Ottawa West

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Have your say on upcoming and ongoing City projects

 

 

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa wants your input on the projects, policies, programs and services that affect your daily life. From open houses to workshops and online consultations, your feedback helps shape City decisions.

 

Residents wishing to get involved can participate in upcoming opportunities:

 

Monday, July 10

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Public workshop: Property Standards By-law Review

McNabb Recreation Centre, Assembly Hall

180 Percy Street

A review of the Property Standards By-law is being conducted and residents are invited to provide their feedback on possible amendments.

 

In addition, there are a number of ongoing online consultations where residents can offer their feedback. They include:

The City is formalizing rules for driveway markers used by snow plow contractors following a pilot project.  Residents and stakeholders are invited to provide feedback.  Comments can also be e-mailed to leslie.charles@ottawa.ca.

Residents are invited to provide their feedback on possible minor amendments to the Property Standards By-law

 

The City offers residents a variety of opportunities to share information, consult and collaborate. Stay informed on upcoming engagement opportunities to see your ideas, suggestions and concerns incorporated into the work that impacts you and your community.

 

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Canada Day Celebration Information

Keep your Canada Day celebrations healthy and safe

 

Ottawa – Before you celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, and especially if you’re heading downtown, please review these tips to help keep your Canada Day weekend healthy and safe.

 

Security

From June 30 to July 2, visitors to Parliament Hill will have to undergo a security screening and a bag check at either of the two tents set up for these purposes. For more information about security and restricted items on Parliament Hill, consult the Parliamentary Protective Service website.

 

Party safe

Whether you’re going out for a drink or plan to party all night long, know these party safe tips at StopOverdoseOttawa.ca and don’t forget to #MakeItUnforgettable

 

Plan a safe ride home. Plan how you’ll get home before the party especially if you don’t have a designated driver; plan your free OC Transpo bus route or cab ride in advance. Impaired walking or cycling is not a safe way to get home. Find tips from the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines on how to reduce your risk.

 

General safety

  • Check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly – including planning ahead where you will seek shelter in adverse weather.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat illness and take action immediately.
  • Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated when active or outdoors.
  • Be mindful of food safety before and after handling food.
  • Be Sun Smart – wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and light and loose clothing.
  • Do not bring glass containers downtown as they may accidently break and cause serious injuries to you or someone else.
  • Wear properly fitted and comfortable footwear.
  • If you take medication, bring it with you and include a current list of prescribed medications.
  • Keep a close eye on children and teach them to stay where they are if they get separated from you.
  • Know where the nearest lost-child tent is located.

 

Water Safety

If you are celebrating Canada Day around water, remember to:

  • Always keep children within arm’s reach, in and around water.
  • Ensure that children and weaker swimmers wear lifejackets or personal flotation devices (PFD) in and around water.
  • Supervise and swim with children only when free of alcohol, drugs and distractions. Know what to do in an emergency, including CPR and calling 9-1-1

 

Fireworks                                       

  • Purchase fireworks from a reputable retailer and follow the label directions.
  • Fireworks must be discharged on private property, and by someone 18 years or older.
  • Fireworks must not cause danger to or nuisance any person and other property.
  • If you are heading downtown to see the fireworks, keep within designated areas only. Fences protect you from danger; do not climb over them to get a better view of the fireworks.
  • Fireworks often frighten pets. Leave them in the safety and comfort of home.

 

More regulations and requirements are listed on the Fireworks By-law on ottawa.ca.

 

As a reminder Ottawa is smoke-free. There is no safe level of secondhand smoke, even outdoors. Smoking, including the use of water pipes, is prohibited in many public areas. This includes:

  • All City property, including parks, playgrounds, beaches, and sports fields.
  • All bar and restaurant patios.
  • All school and hospital properties.

 

For more information and tips, visit the Ottawa Public Health blog, ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1.

Road Closure Notice

Merivale Road from Prince of Wales Drive and Fallowfield Road  will be closed from 7:00PM Friday, July 7, 2017 to 5:00PM Monday July 10, 2017 due to construction.

Slow Down for Us signs

With school ending we have just received 200 Slow Down for us Signs!

Anyone who is interested in receiving a sign for their lawn, please email at ward9@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2479.

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