Column: June 18, 2015

Kinburn Side Road – resurfacing project

Recently I’ve received a few inquiries regarding the road resurfacing work being done on Kinburn Side Road (from Woodkilton Road to 80m west of Hwy17). Residents are wanting to know why resurfacing work is not happening in the village of Kinburn.

The section of Kinburn Side Road within the village limits has a number of items that have to be coordinated and completed before any road surfacing happens. There are drainage issues that were raised by residents and a desire to have improved pedestrian/sidewalk connections. Both of these necessitate detailed review and design that is broader than a typical resurfacing project. They may also necessitate the need to alter the road profile. In addition, there are existing sections of the drainage system and culverts that are being investigated further due to identified needs. These works need to be completed before the final surfacing of the road in the village section is completed.

As a result, the Kinburn Side Road project is being approached in two phases. Phase 1 will resurface the large portions that do not have broader design needs and this will be completed in 2015. Phase 2 has been initiated and includes detailed investigations and design for the construction of the coordinated works in the village section. Construction will follow when the design work is complete in 2016. Confirmation of the construction schedule for Phase 2 will be determined later this year once the design process has progressed.

Facility Allocation Policy Review

The Facility Allocation Policy used for the allocation of arenas, sports fields and ball diamonds is being reviewed. A public consultation is being held at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, June 23, 6:30pm – 9:00pm.

City hosting Primer Budget Session

City Treasurer Marian Simulik and Deputy City Treasurer Isabelle Jasmin will host a one-hour budget session, guiding City Councillors, media and members of the public through a primer to explain how Ottawa spends and how the annual budget is put together. Question and answer period to follow.

When:    Wednesday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Champlain Room (English) or Honeywell Room (French)

Those planning to attend are asked to notify Grace.Okeefe@ottawa.ca to help gauge expected attendance.