We encourage feedback on any and all issues of concern to residents. Please join us at our monthly meetings to discuss issues or send an email to President@khca.on.ca. We look forward to hearing your views!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CYCLISTS

Bicycles are vehicles and cyclists have the same rights and the same responsibilities as motorists.

Ride Defensively. Be predictable.
Ride in a straight line.
Cycle on the right side of the road. Ride at least one meter from the curb.
Stop at all stop signs and all red lights.
Use proper hand signals when turning and when stopping.
Always check over your shoulder when turning.
Give Pedestrians the right of way. Ride on the road, not the sidewalk.
Use proper lighting when riding at night.

Bicycles must have a functioning bell which cyclists must use to warn pedestrians on joint pathways, such as in parks, that a bicycle is approaching.
Wear a CSA certified helmet. It is the law for cyclists under 18 years old.





Thursday, April 11, 2013

Combatting the Emerald Ash Borer



The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) simply gnaws its way under the bark of ash tree (all of the Frazinus species), until the tree is dead.     In Ottawa the ash trees are more than 20% of our total tree canopy.

As elaborated at   the EAB   can be controlled by having licensed professionals inject TreeAzin into the tree into its base anytime from June through august.      It is recommended that the ash trees be treated before you see damage because the tree is best able to take up the TreeAzin while it is healthy.    

The tree may need to be treated every two years for as many as three or four times.     Tests suggest that three or four applications will provide permanent control of the EAB

For an ash tree on private land, it is recommended that you get a professional opinion from  pre-approved professionals   as listed at the bottom that page

When it comes to trees on city of Ottawa property, contact 311 and obtain a file number of your report for tracing purposes.    Because there are so many ash trees here in Ottawa, you could even consider paying for the treatment of a City owned tree with the City’s  approval.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Minutes of KHCA March 4, 2013 Meeting


                                                              
Present:   Marc Labreche VP, chaired meeting, Kul Kapoor, Suraj Harish, Make Gangal, Byron Milliere,  Abdoz Nouraeyan, Charles Wu, Patrick Lee,  Suzanne Talbot, Michelle Wright (Councillor’s Staff), Alana Lavoie, Wing Ling, Jim Mahoney, Jim White, Kim Chong, John Ames and G. Koleyni.            Regrets: Rod MacLean, Councillor Hubley
Minutes of KHCA February 4 meeting were adopted
Fenced Dog Runs      Lorna presented Seattle pictures but could not easily be seen by everyone.     She will send the pictures to KHCA so we can share them.     The six residents present , who owned dogs, also offered similar example of fenced dog runs such as Kingston’s which is in a city park with road access.    A good opportunity to raise awareness of the need for more fenced dog runs, could come through both the Ottawa Kennel Club and the Bytown Kennel Clubs that setup kiosks at Kemptville dog show in the Fall.      Michelle suggested reaching out to other Community Associations to collaborate on this issue, and that Bridlewood CA would likely be interested.
Vanstone-Belleview           Because of the general feeling was displeasure and anxiety about where things were going, the councillor and KHCA president were asked to set up an informal meeting with Vanstone-Belleview residents as quickly as possible to see/hear the flood mitigation plan and ask questions and provide feedback.       The problem Number One with the next phase of Flood Mitigation in Belleview Area is that very many residents of the approximately 150 homes in the Vanstone-Belleview area want to discuss with City officials what is (or has been planned) for the upcoming Phase 2 of the work.     Residents want to address such matters as trouble spots, the need for concrete curbs, and the need to improve maintenance of the culverts and catch basins (snow removal and steam cleaning of the grates) as was once the practice.        A lot of survey work was done last Fall to prepare for reinvigorating the ditches and ensuring that all culverts are large enough by replacing the too small culverts.     Second coat of paving is expected as part of the City’s local improvement tax ($2,500) once all the lots had been developed.     Residents were encouraged to take dated pictures and reminded to report any dangerous situations to 311.    
Community Picnic        Suzanne Talbot is organizing a community picnic and needs volunteers to help.  The Picnic will be on Saturday, June 15(rain date Sunday June 16).       The theme of the first annual community picnic is:  Play!
Various        If there are Katimavik Hazeldean pathways within 600 meters of bus stops that are not being cleared of snow they should let us know because the  pathway  which lead to bus stops should be being cleared of snow.     Michelle Wright noted that Councillor Hubley’s next Meet and Greet Breakfast will be at Don Cherry’s on Saturday, April 6 from 9 to 11am.     Proceeds will go to the Kanata Food Cupboard.                                                                                                       Michelle also pointed out that the Ottawa Police Service has issued the attached Alert on door to door salespersons.    ((The Alert states that some door to door salespersons in the Stittsville-Kanata area have been using aggressive techniques and questionable tactics.   If you ask them to leave your property and they do not leave, please call Police at 613-230-6211.))                                                                                                                           
Meeting Adjourned at 9:20 pm.
Next KHCA Meeting:   Monday, April 8, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Parking Restriction | Interdiction de stationner

April 08, 2013
Le 8 avril, 2013
Issued at 5:15 p.m. / Émis à 17h15 City of Ottawa
Ville d'Ottawa
Street Sweeping Operations now in effect

The city's annual spring sweeping of streets and sidewalks is now underway and may result in noise and dust.

Residents in neighbourhoods in the core of the city such as Vanier, New Edinburgh, Sandy Hill and the Glebe, with 24-hour on-street parking, are reminded that day and night on-street parking restrictions will be in effect between Tuesday, April 9 and Saturday, April 13. Note that dates are weather dependant and are subject to change without notice.

These restrictions apply to all vehicles, including those with on-street parking permits, to allow for effective sweeping of the roads. Temporary no-parking signs will be posted prominently in these areas. Vehicles parked where temporary no-parking signs are posted could be ticketed and towed to nearby streets.

Your patience and cooperation in keeping vehicles off the streets during the spring cleanup is appreciated.

Street and sidewalk sweeping, improves public safety and helps prevent blocked catch basins of debris. Annually, the City sweeps over 6,500 kilometres of roadway and over 2,000 kilometres of sidewalks to keep Ottawa clean and green.
The City of Ottawa winter overnight parking regulations are now completed for the 2012-2013 season. The City would like to thank its citizens for their understanding and continued support in making our streets safer throughout the winter season.
For more winter parking information, please visit Winter Parking ( http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?5brrr-7pu30-g0trbz1&_v=2 ) or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

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Lancement des opérations de balayage des rues

Les opérations de nettoyage printanier annuel des rues et des trottoirs de la Ville sont en cours et risquent de provoquer du bruit et de la poussière.

Les résidents dans les quartiers du centre-ville, et notamment Vanier, New Edinburgh, Sandy Hill et Glebe, qui disposent de places de stationnement sur rue accessibles 24 heures sur 24, tiennent à rappeler que le stationnement sur rue sera restreint pendant la journée et la nuit, entre le mardi 9 avril et le samedi 13 avril. Veuillez noter que ces dates dépendent des conditions météorologiques et peuvent être modifiées sans préavis.

Ces restrictions s'appliquent à tous les véhicules, y compris à ceux qui sont dotés d'une vignette de stationnement sur rue, et ce, afin de procéder efficacement au nettoyage de la chaussée. Des panneaux temporaires d'interdiction de stationnement seront installés bien en vue dans les rues visées par ces opérations. Les véhicules garés à ces endroits pourraient faire l'objet d'une contravention et être remorqués dans des rues avoisinantes.

Nous vous remercions de votre patience et de nous aider en évitant de garer votre véhicule dans les rues visées par le nettoyage printanier.

Le nettoyage des rues et des trottoirs permet d'améliorer la sécurité du public et contribue à empêcher les débris de boucher les puisards. Tous les ans, la Ville nettoie plus de 6 500 kilomètres de chaussées et plus de 2 000 kilomètres de trottoirs afin de conserver ses rues propres et vertes.


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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Highlights from Councillor Hubley's e-newsletter for Q1 2013


On March 4, the Transportation Committee focused on the proposal for Downtown Moves: Transforming Ottawa’s Streets. Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit is scheduled to begin operation in 2018. The idea behind the Downtown Moves Study is to provide a plan for how people will move through Ottawa’s downtown once LRT decreases bus activity in the downtown core from 2,600 to 600 buses daily.
I was disappointed to see that a report costing over half a million dollars provided no detail on how many parking spots would be lost. I want to be certain that Kanata taxpayers are getting good value for their hard earned tax dollars. The fact is that most people travelling from Kanata to downtown will travel by car, and I don’t want to see cycling lanes replace the parking spots you rely on. I will not support projects coming out of the Downtown Moves report until I know exactly how much it will cost, and what impact it will have on people driving from Kanata.

Notice
City of Ottawa Bylaw and Regulatory Services are reporting an increase in the number of parking tickets being issued in Kanata on a complaint driven basis.
On street parking is permitted for up to 3 hours only between 7am to 7pm under City of Ottawa Parking Regulations of BY-LAW 2003-530.
If cars on the street are blocking emergency vehicle access or preventing garbage trucks and buses from passing, we have a problem that affects the whole area. Frequent issues on a street can lead to the street being designated “No Parking” so please remind visitors to be respectful of your neighbours.
As well, you must allow at least 1.5 metres from a driveway when parking on the street.
The information link below contains more in depth information relating to all the Parking Regulations:
http://ottawa.ca/en/taxonomy/term/2290/parking/regulations/on_street_restrictions/C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/whiteda1/My%20Documents/ACT  
Safety Tip
We have received reports of issues with residents being approached by aggressive door-to-door sales people. Please make sure to check the City of Ottawa’s Residential Protective Plumbing Program website for more information when approached by door to door sales representatives offering quotes on protective plumbing work for your home.


Click here for full document.

Regular meeting: April 8, 2013

All residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean are welcome to the Monday, April 8, 2013 Meeting of the Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association in the Community Room of Katimavik Elementary School.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm and will feature a presentation on the City of Ottawa Better Neighbourhoods funding program and such other matters as residents may raise.
Residents are also invited to become a member of the Community Association. The membership fees are currently $5.00 per year per family.