Column: November 12, 2015

Update on the West Carleton Environmental Centre expansion

In last week’s column, I noted that earlier this year the City received a site plan control application from Waste Management of Canada for the West Carleton Environmental Centre to permit an expansion to the existing waste disposal facility.

When the application was received, the City put a holding provision (h) on the property which could not be removed until the site plan control application was approved. As of last week, city staff approved the application and recommended the holding provision (h) be lifted. As part the approval process, the City put in place 38 conditions that Waste Management must meet before the site plan could be registered and any work take place on the property. Waste Management has agreed and expansion work won’t begin until all conditions are met.

At the Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee on November 5, city staff presented an information report recommending the lifting of holding provision (h). Next, it will be presented at City Council where staff will recommend Council pass a by-law to lift holding provision (h).

It will still be some time before any work is started on the expansion. The City will continue to work closely with Waste Management as they fulfill their site plan conditions.

For more information on the planned expansion and the approvals process, visit my website (eliel-chantiry.ca). Under the “Latest News” section of the home page, I’ve provide some detailed background information as well as a Q & A document.

Temporary road closure

Please note that McGee Side Road from Spruce Ridge Road to David Manchester Drive will be closed from Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 20, 2015 to complete work on small culvert replacements. There will be a signed detour and local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

Nominate an outstanding young farmer

Do you know a farmer or a farm couple who exemplify excellence in their profession? Then why not nominate them for Ontario’s Outstanding Young Farmer through the Outstanding Young Farmers Program. A farmer or farm couple can be nominated as long as they are between ages 18-39, are farm operators and derive a minimum of two-thirds of their income from farming. Nominations are due by December 2, 2015 via oyfontario.ca/nominations.

Column: November 5, 2015

West Carleton Environmental Centre – Site Plan Control Application
 
The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control Application from Waste Management of Canada for the West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC) to permit an expansion to the existing waste disposal facility, which includes constructing a new landfill footprint and relocation of the primary site entrance with an associated widening of Carp Road. The plan also includes an expansion of the existing waste processing and transfer facility, as well as reconfiguration of the existing buildings and infrastructure.
 
Normally such applications wouldn’t need to go to Committee for approval, but as I felt this is a unique and very important issue for Ward 5, I requested it be reviewed by the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee at their November 5 meeting. Since the ARAC Committee is happening the same day as publication of this edition of my column, I won’t have any updates on the outcome until next week’s edition. In the meantime, please go to my website eliel-chantiry.ca to review the Site Plan Application in full. Rest assured though, there several important conditions that Waste Management need to meet before any shovels go into the ground.
 
Remembrance Day in Constance Bay
 
To honour veterans, all are welcome to attend the Constance Bay Legion’s Remembrance Day parade and ceremony on Saturday, November 7. The parade will form up at McConnell Lane and Constance Bay Road and will march off at 1:30pm. The ceremony will begin at 2pm at the cenotaph at the Legion, 377 Allbirch Road. Following the ceremony there will be a social hour at the branch.
 
I would also like to remind residents of City of Ottawa of some schedule changes for Remembrance Day, Wednesday, November 11. The City’s Client Service Centres will be closed on November 11. Green bin, garbage and recycling collection will continue in Ward 5 as usual – there will be no changes to service. For a full listing of all schedule changes, go to ottawa.ca.
 
The flags at all City of Ottawa facilities will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to honour the memory of all Canadians who have served our country. As well, most retail businesses are required to close until 12:30pm on November 11.

Column: June 11, 2015

Public Information Meeting – Urban Expansion Study area Kanata Highlands

The City of Ottawa is hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30-9pm regarding the Urban Expansion Study Area (820 Huntmar Drive). The meeting is being held at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road. There will be a presentation and a question and answer period. Residents that attend will find out more about the Urban Expansion Study planned for the Kanata Highlands. Once completed, the study will review the site’s availability for urban development.

As a result of the Ontario Municipal Board decision on Official Plan Amendment No. 76, this land is included within the urban boundary and designated “Urban Expansion Study Area” on Schedule B – Urban Policy Plan of the City of Ottawa Official Plan. The Comprehensive Study will support an Official Plan Amendment to re-designate the lands from Urban Expansion Study Area to General Urban Area.

Comments received before June 30, 2015 will be considered by city staff prior to finalization of the Study’s recommendations. For more information contact Louise Sweet-Lindsay, Project Manager, City of Ottawa, 613-580-2424 ext. 27586, email: Louise.Sweet-Lindsay@ottawa.ca.

Public Meeting for the WCEC Site Plan Control application

The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control application from the West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC) to permit an expansion to the existing waste disposal facility at 2301 to 2437 Carp Road and 512 William Mooney Road. The application includes constructing a new landfill footprint and relocation of the primary site entrance with an associated widening of Carp Road. The plans also include a minor expansion to the existing waste processing and transfer facility, as well as a minor reconfiguration of existing buildings and infrastructure. (CLICK HERE for link to the application material.)

A public information meeting has been scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2015, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Carp Agricultural Hall, 3790 Carp Road. I will be in attendance, along with city staff, Waste Management representatives, and personnel from the FoTenn Consulting team.

The public comment period is ongoing until June 25.  Residents can also provide comments directly to sean.moore@ottawa.ca.