Kanata North Mosquito Control Program

The ballot for the Kanata North Mosquito Control Program is now closed.

Ballot Results

The Kanata North Mosquito Control Program levy consultation is now complete. City staff will report back to the Finance and Economic Development Committee and Council with next steps.

Staff from the Office of the City Clerk have reviewed and counted all submitted ballots. The ballot results are as follows:

‘YES’ to the Levy
3,764
‘NO’ to the Levy
984
Blank Ballots
8
Spoiled Ballots
52


Ballots will be preserved as records and retained in accordance with the City’s Record Retention and Disposition By-law.


Overview

In 2016, The City of Ottawa contracted GDG Environment for a four-year trial period, to control spring and summer mosquito larvae by applying a biological larvicide in Ward 4, Kanata North. The program was funded through a special-area levy, collected on property tax bills from 2016 until 2019.

On October 9, 2019, Ottawa City Council approved a community-wide vote to determine whether there is support to continue the Kanata North Mosquito Control Program.

The proposed continuation would take place from 2020 until 2023. The City has evaluated results from a request for proposals and GDG Environment has been selected to administer the program. The work would be funded by a special-area levy on your annual property tax bill. The cost of the special-area levy is anticipated to be approximately $16.85 per year.

Property owners in the catchment area will receive an information package in the mail from the City with background, information on how to vote, a ballot and a prepaid return envelope.

More information on the voting process is included below.

Ballot Question

The ballot question is: Do you support a levy to continue the Kanata North Mosquito Control Program?

Properties subject to the proposed special area levy will receive an information package that includes information on how to vote and one ballot in the mail.

Voting Information and Process

Ballots can be submitted from January 2 until January 22 at 4 pm.

Property owners have two options to cast their vote:

  • They can vote online at ottawa.ca using their unique ballot identification number included in their information package
  • They can mail their completed ballot to the City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Avenue West, using the prepaid envelope included in their information package.

Please note that only one ballot per household is permitted, either online or by mail.

Results

Staff from the Office of the City Clerk will receive and store the ballots in a secure location and will provide direct oversight in the ballot-counting process. Levy results will be available on ottawa.ca after voting closes on January 22 at 4 pm. Late ballots will not be accepted.

Contact Information

For more information on the Kanata North Mosquito Control Program, contact 613-580-2424 extension 23831 or mosquitolevy@ottawa.ca.

Ballot Results

The Kanata North Mosquito Control Program levy consultation is now complete. City staff will report back to the Finance and Economic Development Committee and Council with next steps.

Staff from the Office of the City Clerk have reviewed and counted all submitted ballots. The ballot results are as follows:

‘YES’ to the Levy
3,764
‘NO’ to the Levy
984
Blank Ballots
8
Spoiled Ballots
52


Ballots will be preserved as records and retained in accordance with the City’s Record Retention and Disposition By-law.


Overview

In 2016, The City of Ottawa contracted GDG Environment for a four-year trial period, to control spring and summer mosquito larvae by applying a biological larvicide in Ward 4, Kanata North. The program was funded through a special-area levy, collected on property tax bills from 2016 until 2019.

On October 9, 2019, Ottawa City Council approved a community-wide vote to determine whether there is support to continue the Kanata North Mosquito Control Program.

The proposed continuation would take place from 2020 until 2023. The City has evaluated results from a request for proposals and GDG Environment has been selected to administer the program. The work would be funded by a special-area levy on your annual property tax bill. The cost of the special-area levy is anticipated to be approximately $16.85 per year.

Property owners in the catchment area will receive an information package in the mail from the City with background, information on how to vote, a ballot and a prepaid return envelope.

More information on the voting process is included below.

Ballot Question

The ballot question is: Do you support a levy to continue the Kanata North Mosquito Control Program?

Properties subject to the proposed special area levy will receive an information package that includes information on how to vote and one ballot in the mail.

Voting Information and Process

Ballots can be submitted from January 2 until January 22 at 4 pm.

Property owners have two options to cast their vote:

  • They can vote online at ottawa.ca using their unique ballot identification number included in their information package
  • They can mail their completed ballot to the City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Avenue West, using the prepaid envelope included in their information package.

Please note that only one ballot per household is permitted, either online or by mail.

Results

Staff from the Office of the City Clerk will receive and store the ballots in a secure location and will provide direct oversight in the ballot-counting process. Levy results will be available on ottawa.ca after voting closes on January 22 at 4 pm. Late ballots will not be accepted.

Contact Information

For more information on the Kanata North Mosquito Control Program, contact 613-580-2424 extension 23831 or mosquitolevy@ottawa.ca.