River Ward Councillor Maria McRae provided the following report to the community in advance of tonight's CCA meeting.
False house calls prompt warning from City
Ottawa - The City of Ottawa has received reports of unknown salespeople approaching the homes of residents and identifying themselves as City employees. They claim the city requires access to the home to perform water quality tests.
Any visits by City staff that may require access to homes or businesses are scheduled in advance unless an emergency situation exists. Residents are also provided with advance notice of projects that might impact them.
Residents are reminded that all employees requesting access must show City-issued photo identification.
Residents who are directly contacted by persons claiming to be City employees for City business are asked to check identification, and, if concerns remain, contact 3-1-1 before allowing access. Residents are also asked to report any suspicious phone calls or visits to police.
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For more information:
Original release here.
The Highway 417 Westbound Carling Avenue on-ramp will close on Monday, March 5, 2012 for a period of two weeks. The closure is part of the Carling Avenue and Merivale Road reconstruction project and will facilitate the final connections of the new large diameter water main serving over 400,000 residents.
This is a joint project with the Ministry of Transportation in support of Queensway rapid bridge replacement projects at Carling Avenue and Kirkwood Avenue.
The City of Ottawa thanks you for your patience during construction. For more information on this project, please visit ottawa.ca.