Column: Feb. 5, 2015

Improvements to My ServiceOttawa
Ottawa residents now have the ability to view, print and pay their property tax bill and water and sewer bill online at through My ServiceOttawa. By creating a My ServiceOttawa account, residents can securely access and customize online City services and information that matter most to them including:

  • Paying bills online or setting up preauthorized payments
  • Viewing account summaries, bill history and last payment information
  • Changing mailing address
  • Viewing personalized garbage and recycling calendar
  • Viewing the status of service requests

Set up an account today by going to and selecting the My Service Ottawa button at the top of the web page.
Summer Student Employment Campaign
As reminder to interested young residents, the City of Ottawa 2015 Summer Student Employment Campaign opened on February 2 and runs until February 27. Students interested in summer employment can apply online at This is a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience, so get your resumes in!
City of Ottawa Budget 2015
The City of Ottawa Budget for 2015 was tabled at the City Council meeting on February 4. Before the Budget is finalized at the Council meeting on March 11, there will be series of City-run public consultations. In last week’s column I noted all of the consultations scheduled across the city. I would like to remind Ward 5 residents that the upcoming session for the west-end area is happening on Tuesday, February 10, 7:30-9:30pm at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, 180 Katimavik Rd.
Also as a reminder, my annual Ward 5 public consultation is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, from 7pm to 9pm in the Roly Armitage Hall at the West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Rd. City staff will be on hand to provide an overview, to answer questions and hear feedback from residents. Visit for all the latest on the Budget 2015.