Councillor’s View - Thank you for Keeping Stittsville Clean
September 30, 2016
As the summer months wind swiftly to a close, I would like to take a moment to recognize all of the unsung volunteers who contribute to keeping the village of Stittsville attractive-looking.
Property maintenance can be a stressful endeavour after a long week of work, play, and physical exertion but it is one that is very much appreciated not only by your neighbours, but all members of the community who pass through. Though it may not be voiced, your efforts are certainly noticed.
I would particularly like to thank those of you who extend their reach beyond their own property lines and into the community – The Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society who ensures our flower beds look great underneath the “Welcome to Stittsville” Signs as well as anyone who maintains the City portions of the property lines or goes that extra mile in ensuring litter is discarded appropriately.
With the Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital campaign well on its way this fall, these efforts are even more noticeable with community groups coming out in full swing. Over previous weeks, the Rotary Club of Stittsville and the Jackson Trails Community Association have cleaned up their areas, resident Tracey Haw organized a team clean-up at the entrance of Fringewood and just last week, A Lorne Cassidy students registered their team to clean up the school grounds! Heading out this weekend is a group of family and friends cleaning up West Ridge and Beverly.
My office will be taking part as well next week, Friday, October 7th at Stittsville Main and Hazeldean Road from 12-3:30. I encourage any residents who are interested to join along with a group or even start campaigns of their own. You can do so here at Ottawa.ca.
As autumn encroaches and the leaves begin to fall once more, I would like to thank residents in advance for their dedication to raking their bags of colourful leaves. Remember that leaf and yard waste is not to be mixed with regular garbage but alongside green bin items. Only use compostable paper bags, a garbage can (clearly identify that it is yard waste), or cardboard boxes when setting leaves out for collection.
Thank you all for all you do to keep our community beautiful.
If you know of anyone in particular deserving of recognition for cleaning up Stittsville, please contact me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca as I would love to hear about it!