Community and Protective Services Committee Items This Week

This week, Community and Protective Services Committee gathered in discussion of a variety of items leading into the autumn season.


The recommendation to formally permit driveway markers for snow plows was approved by the Committee after its successful pilot project last year. Markers made of wood, plastic or fiberglass are limited to installation between October 20 and April 30 while a two-year pilot will be conducted by the City to consider the allowance of metal markers subject to size and placement restrictions.


Additionally, minor amendments were approved for the Property Standards By-Law in relation to outdoor lighting, graffiti and other minor administrative updates.


The Committee also receive the Ottawa Paramedic Service’s annual report, which provides an overview of the Ottawa Paramedic Services and highlights the performance of some of the successful programs and services delivered in the previous year. The service continues to see an increase in demand, with a three-per-cent increase in responses during 2016, driven in part by the city’s growing population. Response times for the most urgent calls have also improved, due to recent investments approved by City Council.


These reports will be considered by City Council on Wednesday, September 13.