(via the Carp Road Corridor BIA)
The Carp Road Corridor business association held their annual general meeting on November 12.
Members attending the meeting discussed local business priorities including how power outages and voltage drops result in manpower, production and equipment wear costs. The business association will compile a record for future discussion with Hydro One.
There was also discussion on polling all members on their interest in pursuing extension of municipal water in to the business area.
Members present voted to approve the overall work plan for the business association and a budget of $115,000.
The Carp Road Corridor Business Association represents businesses along Carp Road from Rothbourne Road to March Road. The area is designated in Ottawa’s Official Plan due to the high concentration of employment.
Formed in 2011, the Business Association holds an Annual General Meeting this year planned for November 12, 7:30 am at Irish Hills Golf and Country Club.
Items to be reported on include BIA activities advocating for municipal water in the Corridor, investigating hydro reliability in the area and meeting with OC Transpo to discuss transit services in the area. A work plan and budget for 2016 will be presented for the approval of members attending the meeting.
For information, contact Roddy Bolivar at 613-314-7597.
(Photo: Phil Sweetnam and the Stittsville Village Association supported roundabouts for at least some of the intersections on Carp Road. He told StittsvilleCentral.ca earlier this summer that roundabouts work well in other communities, and would work well along Carp Road as well.)
At next Wednesday’s Transportation Committee meeting at City Hall, staff will recommend traffic lights instead of roundabouts along Carp Road. Continue reading
(Above: Peter Kondruss, owner of Kondruss Galleries on Carp Road. Photo by Barry Gray.)
A public meeting on Wednesday night will give residents and businesses a chance to weigh in on plans to widen Carp Road between Hazeldean and the Queensway, including whether traffic lights or traffic circles are a better choice.