Information about the proposed TELUS communications tower (Richmond)

TELUS is proposing to build a 40m communications tower at 6117 Perth Road in Richmond. The following notification was sent out by TELUS to homeowners within 120 metres of the proposed tower. There is a public meeting, hosted by TELUS, on May 1 at the Richmond Library between 6-7pm.  Below are also two pictures, one showing the exact location and the other showing you what it would look like if the tower was installed.

Re: Notice of proposed antenna system

Public Notification

  1. City of Ottawa
  2. Ward Councilor
  3. Member of Parliament
  4. Local Resident Groups
  5. Landowner within 120 metres of the proposed tower

1. TELUS is proposing an antenna system located at 6117 Perth Road (see Appendix 1 for tower location and conceptual photo) which consists of the following: a white monopole tower and an equipment shelter of approximately thirteen (13) square metres. It is not likely that lighting or markings will be required. TELUS has submitted applications to Transport Canada or NAV Canada to confirm the requirements for lighting and markings. Once completed, the antenna system will measure 40 metres in height.

Industry Canada is responsible for the approval of this antenna system and requires TELUS to review this proposal with nearby public and the local municipality. After reviewing this proposal, the City of Ottawa will provide its position to Industry Canada and TELUS.

2. The purpose of the proposed tower is to increase network capacity and improve wireless voice and data service to TELUS customers travelling through, residing in, or working in the Village of Richmond and surrounding area.

Currently, there are no existing antenna system structures or buildings of sufficient height on which to locate TELUS equipment. The closest existing structure is approximately 1 kilometre away from the proposed tower location. TELUS closest site is located approximately 3.5 kilometres. The location of these two sites does not meet the coverage objective.

3. To meet the objective, the proposed tower must be located within the area to cover and be at a sufficient height. The proposed structure is 40 metre monopole. The antennas will be installed at the top of the monopole and flush-mounted to the tower structure. In addition to the monopole, an equipment shelter will be located within the fenced compound area.

4. TELUS attests that the proposed installation will be installed and operated on an ongoing basis so as to comply with Health Canada's Safety Code 6. The installation will also comply with any future changes to the Code as may be amended from time to time.

Industry Canada requires all wireless carriers to operate in accordance with Health Canada's Safety Code 6 which regulates human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields from emitting devices.

For further information regarding Safety Code 6, please consult: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewhsemt/pubs/radiation/radio_guide-lignes_direct-eng.php

5. TELUS confirms that the proposed monopole will respect good engineering practices including structural adequacy. The proposed monopole is a CSA engineered tower which complies with a 37-01 CSA Standard.

6. As per Transport Canada's Aeronautical Obstruction Clearance, no lighting or special markings are required on the tower. The only lighting proposed as part of the development is a small wall-mounted fixture above the doorway of the equipment shelter.

Standard Land Company, on behalf of TELUS, invites you to attend our Community Information and Comment Session at the Richmond Public Library, 6240 Perth Street, Richmond, on May 1, 2014 between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, or, within 30 calendar days of the date of this notice (ending May 11, 2014), to provide by e-mail or letter your comments, and/or request to be informed of the City's position on the proposed antenna system.

Omar Lababidi
Standard Land Company Inc.
Suite 600, 366 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5H 4B2
Toll Free: 1-877-598-1116
E-mail: commentsONT@standardland.com

TELUS will respond to all reasonable and relevant comments or concerns, and that the City will be taking into account comments from the public and TELUS' response to each when providing its position to Industry Canada and TELUS.

Appendix 1

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For additional questions regarding overall planning and development, please visit the City of Ottawa's frequently asked questions page.

Public Open House - Carp Road Snow Disposal Facility

The City of Ottawa has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to establish a new snow disposal facility in the City’s west end.  The City’s strategic snow disposal plan (2002) had identified the need to provide for 308,000 cubic metres of capacity within one or more snow disposal facilities in the west end.

The Process:  This study is being planned as a Schedule B project in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, as amended 2011, which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.

A Public Open House will be held to present the study process, evaluation criteria and alternative solutions being evaluated, as well as provide the public with an opportunity to discuss the study with the study team and to provide input and comment. 

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Goulbourn Municipal Building Council Chambers
2135 Huntley Road, Ottawa, ON  K2S 1B8

Public comments are welcome throughout the study. All comments received will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, and will become part of the public record.

Additional information is available on the City of Ottawa website at Ottawa.ca

If you would like to be added to our project mailing list or have project related questions, please contact:

Ravi Mehta, Project Manager
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 21712
Fax: 613-580-2587
Email: Ravi.Mehta @ottawa.ca

PUBLIC NOTICE: Fernbank Road at Shea Road - Intersection Modifications

The City of Ottawa is proposing to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Fernbank Road and Shea Road. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring of 2012.

This intersection is located approximately 1.5 km east of the intersection of Fernbank Road and Stittsville Main Street. Shea Road meets Fernbank Road at two off-set T-intersections, and the intersection currently operates with stop signs on Shea Road. This intersection handles moderate traffic volumes and the traffic conditions have met the minimum criteria for the installation of traffic control signals.

The City of Ottawa has reviewed the operations at this intersection and has recommended a single-lane roundabout as the preferred method of traffic control. In addition to the construction of a roundabout, the proposed work includes the realignment of Shea Road north of Fernbank Road and the addition of pedestrian facilities at the intersection. Street lighting and paved shoulders will also be provided at the intersection..

This project is being undertaken to improve the intersection’s overall operation.

Open House:
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Stittsville & District Community Centre, Hall
10 Warner Colpitts Lane

At this open house, the public will be able to:
- Review plans displaying the recommended design;
- Identify any issues that have not been addressed; and,
- Provide comments on the recommended design.

Your Ward Councillor and City staff will be available to discuss the project and answer any questions. Your feedback is an important part of the consultation process.

For further information on this project and/or to submit comments, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

Krista Tanaka, P. Eng., P.E.
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Crescent, 5 West
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 6J8
Tel : 613-580-2424 ext. 23597
E-mail: Krista.Tanaka@ottawa.ca

Should you wish to provide comments regarding this project, please submit them by Tuesday June 14, 2011.