Garbage and Recycling

FIXING THE GREEN BIN

FIXING THE GREEN BIN

City may finally allow plastic bags in the green bin

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased that the City is finally addressing the inherent problems with the Green Bin Program. The Green Bin Program could expand under a revised contract with Orgaworld Canada Ltd.

Blais voted against the move the bi-weekly garbage collection in 2011 because of the problems with the green bin contract and the reduction in core city services.

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Safety

LEFT TURN ARROW - TENTH LINE & VANGUARD

Left turn arrow - Tenth Line & Vanguard

My office has received concerns from residents in the community with regards to being able to safely turn left from Tenth Line Road to Vanguard Drive. Specifically, it is difficult for a left turning vehicle to see on-coming traffic when there is a vehicle in the opposing left turn lane.

City staff have developed a plan that would change the operation of the traffic signal from current operation where vehicles turn left on a green ball to one where vehicles can only turn left with a left turn arrow. At all other times, a left turn vehicle would face a red ball (similar operation to a vehicle turning left at Innes and Tenth Line).

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Development

Summerside West Subdivision Expansion

Public Meeting: Summerside West Subdivision Expansion

Mattamy has applied to develop the next three stages of Summerside West

The applications are to develop approximately 39 hectares of land for over 750 residential units. The subject lands are between Mer Bleue Road and Tenth Line Road, south of Sweetclover Way and Mandalay Street, east of Renaud Road. The new community will include an elementary school block, a neighbourhood park and alterations to McKinnons Creek.

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Safety

Blais delivers new Orléans fire station

Blais delivers new Orléans fire station

Safety greatly improved as east end expands

Stephen is pleased to announce a new Fire Station, located on Portobello Blvd. (beside the expanded Francois Dupuis Recreation Centre) is now open.

"The last fire station built in Orléans was in the early 1990's," says Blais. "I'm happy to deliver this $7 million dollar investment that will help to ensure the safety of our families and our homes for the next few decades."

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Budget

Strong Fiscal Management Leads to Budget Surplus

I wanted to give you a very quick update on today's budget debate at Ottawa City Hall.

This morning as a result of the strong fiscal framework we've put in place and the discipline to stick to our long-term plans City Council learned the City Treasurer is now forecasting a surplus of $15 million in 2017.

This is excellent news for taxpayers. Strong fiscal management has allowed us to successfully fend off an attempt to increase taxes far above the rate of inflation.

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