City of Ottawa 2021 budget
October 2020 - MVCA submits 2021 Budget Requests
The Manotick Village and Community Association has submitted a number of requests for consideration in the development of the 2021 municipal budget. The majority of our requests relate to roads and pedestrian safety and some of them have been on our list for a number of years.
We are again asking for funding to be allocated to provide for sidewalks on Main Street from Eastman to Century Road, on Eastman Avenue, and on Currier Street. We have also requested a second pedestrian crosswalk on Main Street, possibly at Beaverwood and Main.
We continue to push for the construction of the extension of Earl Armstrong more quickly than planned and for the creation of the roundabout at Prince of Wales and Bankfield.
The Association is also asking for the extension of the median on Bridge Street at Main street to deter left hand turns out of the mall (which are illegal), a dedicated bike lane on Bridge Street, the use of bollards on the sidewalks at Bridge and Main – particularly on the eastern corners – to deter trucks from cutting across the sidewalk, and a speed camera at Manotick Public School on Bridge Street. We are continuing to work with Councillor Moffatt on finding ways to reduce the truck traffic on Bridge Street and hope that funds will be allocated to any proposed solutions.
Details on the budget, along with a survey you can complete, can be found here: https://engage.ottawa.ca/draft-budget-2021 . You can also submit a question and see the questions and answers that have been posed to date. There will also be an opportunity to provide input when the draft budget goes to Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee for review on Thursday, December 3.