How Munster residents should handle upcoming fire hydrant testing

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that the City of Ottawa would be testing fire hydrants throughout the village of Munster. That work was rescheduled and will now occur on November 16, 2012 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Testing ensures that hydrants are working well and verifies their flow capacity, facilitating future upgrades to the Munster-Hamlet drinking water pumping station.

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Budget 2013 Consultations Begin

Wednesday, October 24 marks the final Mid-Term Town Hall prior to the break for budget meetings. The City of Ottawa’s 2013 Budget will be tabled the same day as my Town Hall in North Gower. There will be public consultation on the budget in four different locations. The closest two will be at the Nepean Sportsplex on Monday, October 29th and at the John G. Mlacak Community Centre at 2500 Campeau Drive in Kanata on Wednesday, November 7th. Both consultations will feature local Councillors and the Mayor and will go from 7-9pm. Following these consultations, the budget will then pass through ten committees and boards of Council before full consideration of City Council on November 28. To comment on Budget 2013, e-mail budget2013@ottawa.ca, use the Twitter hashtag, #ottbudget, call 3-1-1 (613-580-2400), or fax 613-560-2126.

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