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Dear Neighbours, 

With six months in office, a State of Emergency and Canada Day come and gone, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made together. 

Going forward, you can expect to receive a newsletter from me every quarter and various updates regarding important matters and events in between. 
I am honoured to serve as your Councillor and as Deputy Mayor. I have been appointed to the Ottawa Public Library Board, the Community and Protective Services Committee, the Finance and Economic Development Committee, the Transportation Committee and am serving as the Council Liaison to the Accessibility Advisory Committee. 
These appointments have helped me to begin delivering on the promises I made to you during the 2018 election including improving accessibility at Petrie Island, attracting major employment to the East End and bringing a musical instrument library to the Cumberland Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. 

I’d like to introduce you to Peter, Jessica and Michaël, the incredible staff in my office. Many of you have already worked with them to solve emerging issues in our community. I am very proud to have a friendly, capable team working with me to keep you in the loop and up to date. 

If you do not already, I would encourage you to follow me on Twitter @MatthewLuloff or on Facebook at @matthewluloff4orleans. We post relevant information nearly every day, and this is the best way to keep in touch with us on what’s going on in our beautiful community

My office has been incredibly busy working for you on service requests during our challenging winter and now with summer park maintenance and roadwork. We took on extra staff this winter to find streets in need of attention and we will continue to work with you on road maintenance issues.

We are always here to help and having a 3-1-1 reference number always makes it easier to advocate on your behalf. If you see something in need of attention, never hesitate to reach out. We are here for you. The online self-serve page provides direct links to submit a variety of service requests and is the quickest way to ensure your request gets to front line staff. 

This spring we held an information night on transit and LRT Stage 1 and we plan on hosting another information session on LRT Stage 2 this fall. It has been a very frustrating process with delays and detours and we cannot wait to get the train moving. 

Earlier this year, Mayor Jim Watson and I presented Al Tweddle the City Builder Award for his 50 years of contribution to our community. Between his work on Petrie Island and his continued support of our local rinks, Al has been an absolute staple of our community and we were proud to celebrate him.

Most recently, the 10th annual Orléans Canada Day Senior’s Bingo was an absolute success. Our local businesses provided nearly 100 prizes to our event and over 150 seniors joined us for a tradition that I am committed to continuing for years to come. 

In between these newsletters, you can find regular updates form me and my colleagues in our local paper, the Orléans Star, and in Heart of Orléans BIA magazine, The Beat

It is an absolute honour to serve you and I look forward to chatting with you at an event this summer. 

See you soon! 


Come Say Hello! 

My community office is now open across from the front desk at the Ray Friel Centre. Please give us a call or send us an email anytime if you’d like to meet and I’d be so happy to get together with you to help in any way I can.  

Stage 2 LRT Construction 

Early construction activities for Stage 2 LRT have begun along the 174. More information regarding the key activities taking place in the east end for the remainder of 2019 are available here. A information session on what we can excpect for this project over the next few years will take place this fall, stay tuned for the details! 
Make The Right Call 

9-1-1 should only be used in life threatening or crime in progress emergencies (i.e Use and/or threats of violence, reporting impaired drivers). 

(613) 236-1222 may be used for all non-emergency reports, especially when an officer is required in person (i.e minor motor vehicle collisions, public intoxication). Online reporting can be used quickly and effectively for all non-emergency reports (i.e Traffic violations, drug complaints). Online reporting helps the Ottawa Police Service determine areas where more enforcement may be required. 

Parks & Pathways 
School is out, summer is here and I am grateful to be able to spend more time outside enjoying our many greenspaces!

This is a good time of the year to remind ourselves to be mindful of the spaces we use and the other people who use them. We are all neighbours . We should treat each other as such - with respect, patience and kindness. 
My dogs, Elliot and Norman love going to the off-leash park. However, Laura and I make sure they are always in our control and never within 5 meters of a children's play area or pool. Make sure you know the regulations when you bring your furry friend along with you. This interactive map is a great tool. 
My wife is the runner in our family but we both enjoy walking together. Whether you're running, walking, inline skating on the sidewalk or a pathway, make sure you stay to the right. Shoulder check before you pass someone, you never know who might be coming up behind you! Make sure your presence is known to others as well, so that you don't end up giving someone a scare. Of course, no shared pathway would be complete without cyclists! No matter your cycling skill level, make sure you are also keeping to the right, ringing before you pass, leaving adequate passing space and obeying posted signage.

We are all responsible for ourselves in making sure greenspaces can be shared and enjoyed by all.  
Changes to the Green Bin Program

Pet waste (including dog waste and kitty litter) and plastic bags are now accepted in the Green Bin. 

If you are currently using paper products (like my family!) and it works for you, please continue. 

There is no need to purchase plastic or compostable bags. You can reuse common ones around your home such as grocery, bread or milk bags. The plastic bag option is just one of many that are tailored to residents’ comfort level and interest. The other options include:
  • Paper bags
  • Newspaper linings in the kitchen counter container
  • The use of cereal boxes and milk cartons to contain food waste
More information about the Green Bin Program and recent changes
St. Joseph Blvd. Resurfacing 
The resurfacing work on St. Jopseh Blvd. has been on-going since May. As the project team continues to make progress, the Portable Variable Message Signs will also be moved and updated to keep you informed about traffic impacts. The presence of the Ottawa Police Service continues to be used as required to assist with all traffic movement at signalized intersections.

This work continues to have a medium impact on all traffic. It's important to remember that no traffic delay is worth a life. Be mindful, be safe and share the road with all users and the project workers. 

The overall project status is "green" so we can look forward to completion in early October! 
Pools - A Message from By-Law & Regulatory Services 

There is nothing better than jumping into a pool on a hot summer’s day. However, sadly, ever year a number of Canadians drown in backyard pools. These deaths are preventable.

The City’s Pool Enclosure By-law is designed to increase the safety of all pools and hot tubs.

While requirements vary, the following rules apply regardless of when your pool enclosure was constructed:

·         All gates in a pool enclosure must be self-closing and equipped with a self-latching device and a lock located inside the enclosed area

·         All pool owners must ensure every gate around the pool in closed and locked at all times, except when the pool area is in use

·         Pool enclosure gates adjoining public spaces like parks or public pathways must be locked at all times, except when the gate itself is in use.

·         Portable and blow up pools that hold water at a depth of two feet or more are a potential safety hazard and require a compliant pool enclosure

If you are planning to install a pool this summer, please remember to obtain your pool enclosure permit for everyone’s safety. 

For more detailed information about pool enclosures and permits, please visit the following page.

By-law & Regulatory Services is a proud partner of the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition and wishes you and your family a fun and safe summer.

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