City seeks winter maintenance quality reviews

WEST CARLETON – How’s the snow clearing in your neck of the woods?

The City of Ottawa is seeking resident input as staff works through its Winter Maintenance Quality Standards review.

“The city is reviewing the standards, with a focus on sidewalks and pathways, reducing rutting on residential roads, roads next to schools with no sidewalks and roads with bus stops,” staff released in a statement, “Residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback on their priorities as we update the standards.”

And that opportunity is now.

“The city maintains the transportation network based on classification and it’s the Maintenance Quality Standards that set the expectations for these classifications,” Coun. Eli El-Chantiry released in a statement yesterday (Dec. 29). “The City of Ottawa is reviewing the Winter Maintenance Quality Standards and wants to hear from you.”

In November city staff kicked off the project. Engagement opened this month with the project survey and virtual engagement sessions scheduled for January, 2021. The final report will be presented to council next September.

Input is being accepted at the Engage Ottawa website and you can find more information here. To provide feedback via Engage Ottawa you must register.