This month we have some ARAC agenda items and presentations that are pertinent to Rideau-Goulbourn. Find out more about upcoming construction and this weekend's Jane's Walk in Burritts Rapids!
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Good afternoon!

I hope you're enjoying the sunny weather we've been having this week. It's the perfect time to go for a walk. In fact, this weekend you can participate in Jane's Walk in Burritts Rapids. This event should be fun and informative - I hope you'll have a chance to join in!

As you'll see below, I've included next week's ARAC Agenda. My column earlier this week included more details about how some of the agenda items and presentations will likely impact Rideau-Goulbourn residents. The presentation on wild parsnip has the most widespread and immediate impact across the ward as the season for it to bloom is rapidly approaching. We'll provide you with any updates on how the City will be managing wild parsnip this year after the presentation.

Finally, as the warmer weather is here to stay and the snow is gone for a few months, we'll start to see construction crews out working hard to complete work that's scheduled for 2015. Find out more about what work is being completed in Rideau-Goulbourn this year below.

Have a great weekend! 


ARAC - May 7, 2015, 10:00am

Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive

View full agenda and supporting documents on

Items on the agenda for this meeting will include:

  • Presentation - City of Ottawa's Wild Parsnip Strategy
  • Amendments/modifications to the development Charge By-Law - re: special sanitary sewer charge in Richmond & Manotick
  • Devine Municipal Drain (Cumberland)
  • Zoning Amendments for:
    • 1670 John Quinn Road (Osgoode)
    • 4837 Albion Road/4910 Bank Street (Osgoode)
    • 6891 McDiarmid Road (Osgoode)
    • 1674 Yorks Corners Road (Osgoode)
  • Zoning of part of 1883 Bradley Side Road, Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre (West Carleton)
Once the committee has gotten through the agenda, they will sit as the Court of Revision on the Monahan Creek Municipal Drain to deal with the municipal drain assessment. 

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.

2015 Construction in Rideau-Goulbourn

The winter of our discontent has ended and our second season will now begin: Construction. Allow me to take this opportunity to summarize some of the construction projects you can expect to see in and around Rideau-Goulbourn this summer.
Just last week, Cavanagh Construction was awarded multiple projects including:
  • Century Road West (McCordick Road to Prince of Wales Drive),
  • Cedarview Road (420m North of Cambrian Road to 380m South of Strandherd Road),
  • Long Island Road (Bridge Street to 100m West of Lena Avenue), and
  • Abbott Street at the Shea Road intersection, in Stittsville. 
This summer, Rideau Valley Drive South (Dorack Drive to Lockhead Road) will also have work completed.  As soon as I know project start dates, I will share that information.
Other construction projects that may impact residents from Rideau-Goulbourn include the Greenbank Road widening (Malvern Drive to Strandherd Road) as well as LRT construction with the closure of the Transitway, between Blair Station and Hurdman Station, which will begin on June 28th.  I will be sure to continue providing construction updates throughout the summer.

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