Richmond's big weekend to celebrate its bicentennial starts tonight! For a full line up of events, visit:
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Photo Caption:  It was great having a little piece of home downtown at City Hall on June 1st at the Mayor's Annual Rural Expo. Thanks to all those who participated!  

In This E-Newsletter:

Summer Construction
New, Relaxed Parking Rules in Effect
Public Engagement Session on New OPS Campus 
Kirkham Park in Richmond
New Black, Blue and Green Bin Delivery System
Richmond 200
Garden Days in Manotick
Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Kars on the Rideau's Evening of Information

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Good morning,

Over the next few weeks and months, several construction projects may affect your daily commute. Road resurfacing projects will be undertaken on Rideau Valley Drive South, Potter Drive, and Barnsdale Road, between Twin Elm Road and Moodie Drive. Microsurfacing projects will also be undertaken along certain parts of Fourth Line Road, Eagleson Road, Dwyer Hill Road and Old Richmond Road. These were approved in early 2018 with the allocation of an additional $10M for road projects. Rideau-Goulbourn is the recipient of $2M of those funds. Finally, Gallagher Road, between Mackey and Malakoff, will receive its final treatment as part of the rural road upgrade that commenced last summer.

The replacement of the McBean Street bridge will commence shortly. The project has been awarded to Aecon. This massive project is expected to be carried out over the next 18 months. There will be impacts to traffic, specifically for heavy vehicles and buses. I will be providing a more detailed update on this project in the Richmond Hub shortly.

The sewer works along Martin Street are ongoing. As a part of this project, a Road Close Authorization has been granted for Fortune Street from Martin Street to Royal York Street. The road is scheduled to be closed from Friday, June 22nd to Wednesday, August 15th. On behalf of Richmond Village Ltd. (Caivan), Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Co. Ltd. will be undertaking the replacement of a sanitary trunk sewer. Notification signs will be posted. There will be a signed detour. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

Additional construction projects scheduled for this summer include the following replacements/rehabilitations:
  • Ashton Station Road Bridge
  • Munster Road Bridge (south of Jock Trail)
  • Old Richmond Road Bridge (south of Fallowfield Road)
  • Various culverts along Dwyer Hill Road, Longfields Drive, Roger Stevens Drive, Joy’s Road, Donnelly Drive, Eagleson Road, Rideau Valley Drive North
If you have any questions about these projects, please let me know.


New, Relaxed Parking Rules in Effect

Following the approval of the Traffic and Parking By-law Update 2017 report by Council on September 13th, 2017, the Traffic and Parking By-law (No. 2017-301), and corresponding set fines approved by the Ontario Court of Justice are now in effect as of June 1st, 2018.

As part of the approved report, a significant change in the new by-law relates to the long-standing 3-Hour Parking Rule, as it applies to weekends and statutory holidays. Under the previous by-law, on weekends and statutory holidays, motorists would only be allowed to park for three consecutive hours (between 7:00am and 7:00pm), on streets where there are no parking limit signs. As of June 1st, 2018, on weekends and statutory holidays, motorists are now able to park for up to six consecutive hours (between 7:00am and 7:00pm) on streets where there are no parking limit signs.

Public Engagement Session on New OPS Campus 

Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is hosting a Public Engagement Session where they will present their plans to develop a 15-acre City-owned site at 55 Lodge Rd, into a campus housing key OPS functions. The session will be held on Tuesday, June 26, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Rideau Valley Conservation Centre (3889 Rideau Valley).
OPS is committed to delivering the best policing services possible and meeting the needs of the community. The new Ottawa Police South Campus will ensure that all Ottawans have access to modern and efficient police stations with client service centres across Ottawa – in the east, west, the core and now the south of Ottawa.
The session will be an early opportunity for members of the public to provide their input into the campus design and how it can be best integrated with the surrounding community. Members of the OPS and the Project Design Team will be available to discuss plans for the new campus and answer questions.
Phase one of the project will include a new home for Frontline Operations, Tactical, Marine Dive Trail, Canine, Community Relations and a new Collision Reporting Centre. Construction is expected to begin in late 2019, with phase one completion slated for 2021. 

Kirkham Park in Richmond

Have your say on Kirkham Park in Richmond.

You have until June 26 to provide comments to: 

Jennifer Hemmings, Parks Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 20157

New Black, Blue and Green Bin Delivery System

A new delivery service has been implemented for residents looking to obtain a new blue, black or green bin. Recycling containers will be delivered directly to the resident’s home. To request a new bin, residents can:
  • Make an online request;
  • Contact 311;
  • Visit a City Client Service Centre.
The new delivery system will address the issue where residents had concerns about transporting the bins due to size. The service will also address and meet the requirements for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The containers will be delivered within five (5) business days of a resident's request.

Community Events
Richmond 200

Let the festivities begin! Tonight is the start of Richmond 200's big celebration weekend. Over the course of the weekend there will be entertainment, fireworks, a quilt show, parade, historical tours, food of all kinds and more! For a detailed list of events, visit:

Garden Days Manotick

As part of Garden Week Ontario, Manotick Horticultural Society will have a volunteers in the gardens they support during Saturday, June 16th. The volunteers will take 2 hour turns starting at the Post Office at 10 AM, at the AY Jackson Park at 12 PM, at the Veteran’s Walk Millennium Garden and Dickinson House from 11 to 1 PM and at the Public Library from 1 to 3 PM.

In addition, the RCL Brach 314, Manotick, will also have veterans and Park Committee volunteers in the Manotick Remembrance Park between 11 AM and 1 PM to share the story of the various perennial gardens dedicated to our services, the homefront and the Clapp Family, upon whose original property the park is built.
Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Sunday, June 24, 2018
OC Transpo Park and Ride
3355 Fallowfield Road

What is household hazardous waste?
If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots for City of Ottawa residents only. 

Liquid or hazardous waste from industrial, commercial and institutional sources is not accepted. The one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots are for residential household waste only.

Drop off the following at household hazardous waste depots include:  
*maximum 100 litres by volume
  • Aerosol containers
  • Propane cylinders
  • Disinfectants
  • Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Mercury switches/thermometers
  • Needles and syringes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints and coatings
  • Oven and window cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
For more information, visit:

Kars on the Rideau's Evening of Information

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