Mid-Term Town Hall Meetings

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In 2012, my office hosted a number of Town Hall meeting to mark the midway point of the Council term. As mentioned in a previous column, we are bringing back our Mid-Term Town Hall series with meetings throughout the ward, beginning in Burritt’s Rapids on September 20th and wrapping up on December 7th in Country Club Village.

These meetings will be an opportunity for me to provide updates on city-wide issues as well as issues pertaining to the host community.  They are general in nature and I welcome anyone who wishes to discuss any topic.  Some meetings may serve as opportunities to discuss specific issues in depth.  For instance, our main focus in Burritt’s Rapids will be on traffic enforcement along Donnelly Drive and Dwyer Hill Road.  At our Manotick meeting, I will be facilitating a specific conversation about David Bartlett Park. The meeting dates, listed below, will also be distributed in a mailed out newsletter and through advertising in our local newspapers.

The meeting dates are as follows:

  1. Tuesday, September 20th – Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall
  2. Wednesday, September 28th – Pierce’s Corners Hall
  3. Wednesday, October 12th – St. Patrick’s Parish Hall (Fallowfield Village)
  4. Monday, October 17th – Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre (North Gower)
  5. Wednesday, October 19th – Munster Community Centre
  6. Tuesday, November 1st – Christ Church (Ashton)
  7. Monday, November 7th – Goulbourn Town Hall (Rural Stittsville)
  8. Tuesday, November 15th – Manotick Arena
  9. Wednesday, November 23rd – Kars Recreation Centre
  10. Wednesday, November 30th – Richmond Agricultural Dining Hall
  11. Wednesday, December 7th – Canadian Golf & Country Club

All meetings will begin at 7:00pm and will run until approximately 9:00pm or whenever you get bored of hearing me speak.  I look forward to seeing you this fall.

Household Hazardous Waste Depot on September 18th

Residents can drop off their hazardous waste at a Household Hazardous Waste Depot on Sunday, September 18th, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, at Tunney's Pasture, Sir Frederick Banting Driveway. Residential electronic waste is also accepted at this site.

 Household hazardous waste includes the following items:

  • aerosol containers

  • propane cylinders

  • disinfectants

  • fluorescent bulbs/tubes

  • fire extinguishers

  • fertilizers and pesticides

  • mercury switches/thermometers

  • needles and syringes

  • pharmaceuticals

  • paints and coatings

  • oven and window cleaners

  • pool chemicals

  • batteries (automotive/household)

For a complete listing of acceptable household hazardous waste, please visit ottawa.ca/hhw. Residents are reminded that this depot is for household waste only (maximum 100 litres). No commercial waste will be accepted. To keep our waste collection operators and our environment safe please do your part by safely disposing of hazardous household waste such as used needles, propane cylinders and pool chemicals.

If you are unable to attend the depot, some hazardous materials can be returned to local retailers involved in the Take it Back program any day of the week during regular operating hours. The City hosts several Hazardous Waste Depots at locations across the city throughout the year. For information about upcoming dates, visit ottawa.ca/hhw.

Caring for Caregivers of Youth with Mental Health Needs

On Monday, September 19th, from 7:00- 9:00pm, The Oasis in Kanata, a place for caregivers of people with mental illness, presents Dr. Suntharalingam, an Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at CHEO.  Dr. Suntharalingam will discuss common psychiatric illnesses in youth, the importance of the emotional and mental wellbeing of their caregivers, and strategies and resources to help minimize caregiver burnout.  The session will be held at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive.  Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free.  Visit www.TheOasisKanata.ca for details.

If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491.