Councillor Theresa Kavanagh’s office publishes a weekly online newsletter, the Bay Ward Bulletin. The Bulletin is loaded with useful and timely information on what the city (and our councillor) is currently working on, and gives residents a chance to share their views. Given the flood of emails we all receive, it is easy to overlook a great source of local news. Here are a few of the issues that the Bay Ward Bulletin recently reported on.
Council and Committee Meetings: The link below gives access to the various city meetings that may affect Crystal Beach Lakeview. Also at times a cure for late night insomnia! Go to: https://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/agendaminutes/english.aspx
COVID-19: Ottawa Public Health, in collaboration with the City of Ottawa, continues to explore how best to support residents and businesses as provincial and local COVID-19 restrictions are modified, while aligning with the Province of Ontario’s Response Framework to Help Keep the Province Safe and Open. Go to: https://www.baywardbulletin.ca/covid-19-seeking-community-feedback/
Input on Winter Maintenance Quality Standards: There have been complaints about snow clearing from sidewalks and ditch maintenance during the inevitable freeze-thaw cycles. Calling 311 to report problems is an important tool for residents. The city logs calls and if enough calls are made about a particular issue, it will get the attention of the appropriate department. The city is looking for feedback – so give them some! Go to: https://www.baywardbulletin.ca/looking-for-your-input-winter-maintenance-quality-standards/
Help for Seniors to Clear Snow: The city has offers two programs for seniors to help clear the “white stuff” that covers our driveways. One assists in finding a reputable snow clearing service and another offers financial aid. Go to: https://www.baywardbulletin.ca/some-seniors-can-get-help-clearing-snow/
Tree Protection By-laws: We live in a mature neighbourhood with many great old trees. The city has changed the by-laws in regards to the definition of a “distinctive” tree. It used to be 50 centimetres in diameter and now is 30 centimetres. Learn what this could mean for trees on your property. Go to: https://www.baywardbulletin.ca/the-tree-protection-by-law-effective-date-is-jan-1-2021/