It's hard to believe fall is just around the corner! But that means the RIchmond Fair is too. ARAC returns this week after a short break over the summer.
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Good afternoon <<First Name>>,

Last time I wrote to you, school had just ended for the summer and now we're all preparing to get back into our fall routines. I hope you had a relaxing summer and were able to enjoy the beautiful weather we've had.

As we head into September, you'll notice that the wild parsnip across the city has dried up and gone brown. For the most part, at this stage of the season, there should be little danger to being around or handling the plants, but please continue to use caution. I'll be meeting with City Staff this fall to begin discussing how we'll be moving forward with our wild parsnip management and controls in 2016. We'll have more information for you early next spring.

Don't miss the Richmond Fair!
Every year I look forward to the third weekend in September. I spend the weekend at the Richmond Fair which gives me an opportunity to see and talk to so many residents. Please be sure to come out and enjoy the Fair and stop by my booth to say hi!

Learn more about the fair - September 17-20 - on their website.

If there's anything I can do for you, please hit reply and send me an email or call my office at 613-580-2491. 


ARAC - September 3, 2015, 10:00am

Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive

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Items on the agenda for this meeting will include:

  • Presentation by the Carleton 4-H Club, "The Real Dirt on Farming"
  • Commemorative Naming - Doug Thompson Pathway
  • Status update on ARAC Inquiries and Motions up to August 27, 2015
  • Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program (RCWP) Review and Renewal (Presentation)
  • Street Closure - 3128 Moodie Drive
  • Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-Law Amendment Applications for 1705 Old Prescott Road (Stanley Subdivision)
  • Comprehensive Zoning By-Law 2008-250: Anomaly Amendments Q3 2015
ARAC always includes an open mic session at the end of each meeting for anyone who would like to come and speak to any issue. 

Read more about the agenda in Scott's latest column.

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Fall/winter recreation registration opening soon

Manotick Arena Expansion and the Manotick Secondary Plan review

Dickinson Square, Manotick Secondary Plan and Goulbourn development updates

Updates on Dickinson Square

ARAC returns and Long Island Road

Wild parsnip season is winding down, but we'll be working on how to manage it in 2016 over the winter. As always, visit our website to learn more about how you can manage it on your property and steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, and pets.

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