(via Scott Moffatt,Councillor for Rideau-Goulbourn)
When we get these extreme weather events, there can tend to be adverse effects on certain operations. Last week’s rain was no exception as the Richmond Pumping Station was impacted.
This past Friday afternoon (April 7), the Pumping Station was nearing capacity and a by-pass was put in place to prevent a potential failure of the system. The by-pass diverted overflows directly into the Jock River. By-pass pumping from the Royal York Street Pumping Station ceased at 9:00pm that same evening. Continue reading →
A four-year-old zoning scrap between the City of Ottawa and a Goulbourn scrapyard could wind up back in court, as the area’s city councillor criticizes what he says is “blatant” noncompliance by yard management. Continue reading →
(Updated from an earlier post / media advisory via the City of Ottawa.)
Mayor Jim Watson, Stittsville Ward Councillor Shad Qadri and Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Councillor Scott Moffatt presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to John Brummell at today’s City Council meeting. Continue reading →
(Here’s a note shared by Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt today via email.)
“There simply is no perfect way to collect fees on the basis of fairness. Each and every property contributes differently. Short of any perfect solution, we have the proposal before us.”
In March and April of this year, residents were informed of the City of Ottawa’s Water, Sewer and Stormwater Rate Structure Review. Over the course of those two months, we shared much information on the matter and you were very involved in these discussions. Once again, I would like to thank everyone who contacted me, submitted comments to the City and attended the public consultation sessions. The April 7th meeting held in North Gower was attended by approximately 250 residents. Continue reading →
As many as six Stittsville street names could be soon be switched. That’s because they’re too similar to other street names in Ottawa.
The six being considered for change:
Long Meadow Way
But just because they’re on the list doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be changed. There are a number of factors that the City weighs in their decision, from historical significance to the number of affected addresses on the street. The city is currently asking residents for feedback and ideas for new names.Continue reading →
“Mayor Jim Watson has invited our RVA President, Tino Bevacqua, as well as other community leaders in the Rideau-Goulbourn Ward to join him and Councillor Scott Moffatt for breakfast on Nov. 30th. The purpose of the meeting is to open communication between the Mayor and community leaders. Our President plans to raise two broad topics with the Mayor, the coming 2018 celebrations and Richmond’s need for Community space. Are there other topics that should be considered in the context of this breakfast meeting?”
(ABOVE: Neighbours Susan Schaefer (left) & Joan McCagg. Photo by Jordan Mady.)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Three years ago, the Cash For Trash auto wrecking yard opened on Flewellyn Road, much to the displeasure of nearby homeowners. The operation appears to be in compliance with by-laws and environmental regulations, but a fire on July 8 brought resident concerns to the forefront again.
THE CLOCK HADN’T EVEN STRUCK NOON ON JULY 8 when 73-year-old Joan McCagg saw the thick, dark billowing smoke from her porch.
“When the fire started … I was going to go in town because we needed coffee and needed cigarettes. It was about 11 o’clock and I looked out and saw the smoke. I went out and looked, and called my son. He came out and I said ‘it’s a fire, isn’t it?’ and he said ‘oh yeah, it’s a fire,'” McCagg says. Continue reading →
Hydro Ottawa is experiencing a power outage in the Munster Village, Aston Village and surrounding s. area. The cause of the outage is: Currently under investigation. Hydro Ottawa crews are: Performing emergency switching to restore service to all possible affected customers. The estimated time of restoration is: 2015-03-21 10:00 pm. 441 customers are affected.
Power is out on a frigid Saturday night for over 1,200 customers southwest of Stittsville including Munster, Ashton and surrounding areas. Hydro Ottawa tells StittsvilleCentral.ca that the outage is due to Hydro One’s supply outage at the Beckwith Station. A pole fire in that area has left nearly 6,000 people in Carleton Place without power as well.
Some residents in Rideau-Goulbourn have been without power since around 10:00am this morning. Continue reading →
City Council today approved the new team of individuals who will lead and serve on Ottawa’s committees and boards, and who will serve as Deputy Mayors for the 2014-2018 Term of Council. Continue reading →