Speeding, Libraries and Farmers' Markets in Rideau-Goulbourn

In this column two weeks ago, I highlighted some upcoming budget changes with regard to infrastructure renewal. However, I also mentioned that, in the short term, the City was looking at doing what they could to address some current infrastructure needs in Richmond. In recent weeks, Council approved additional funding and some of that has been allocated to Strachan Street, from McBean to the dead end beyond Cockburn. This project is currently out to tender.

Reporting Speeding in your Community

My office receives many emails/calls about speeding in different communities. Although we are always happy to investigate traffic calming measures, the most effective action that residents can take is to report speeding to the Ottawa Police Service (OPS), which you can do online at OttawaPolice.ca. This is the only way the incident is formally reported and helps OPS plan accordingly. This small step could make a bigger difference in your neighbourhood.

Ottawa Public Library

The North Gower and Richmond libraries have multiple events planned this summer. The North Gower branch is hosting a weekly “Summer Family Storytime” on Tuesdays from 10:30-11 am until August 15th. In Richmond, catch a “Family Reading Adventure” every Wednesday from 10:15-11 am until August 23rd. The Richmond branch is also hosting “Get Crafty” weekly on Fridays, 1:30-5 pm until August 25th. You can also visit the Manotick and Munster libraries to check out books for the whole family!

Our Local Farmers’ Markets

Rideau-Goulbourn is home to two great Farmers’ Markets! The North Gower Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 1 pm and The Manotick Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm. Both run until October 7th. For more information, visit: www.ngfarmersmarket.com or www.ManotickFarmersMarket.com.


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. For information on Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.

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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