Comments welcome by email, mail, or by going to the North Gower library
Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt, who is on the Board for the Ottawa Public Library, just got back to us with lots of suggestions on how to take part in the process of consultation and planning for a Central Library in Ottawa.
Here’s what he said:
Thanks for your email and your desire to get more people involved in providing input. Of course you already know the ways in which the public can get involved – through the public session being held on March 31st (now full with a wait list), online from the evening of March 31 through April 6, and in person at the Main Branch this week.
As we move forward, there will be more opportunities to get involved and have a say in planning for a Central Library. However, at this stage, you are more than welcome to gather written comments. All written comments can be sent to Elaine Condos, Division Manager, Central Library Project at Elaine.Condos@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca. You can also send them by mail to Elaine at the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2. If anyone wants to drop off letters of comment at the North Gower branch, I’d be happy to gather them myself if that works as well.
The report on this will be presented to the Board on June 9th, 2015 and anyone in welcome to attend as a delegation and present comments directly to the Board at that time. There will also be an opportunity to provide comments in writing at that time.
As you know, the North Gower branch can also be used by any constituents who don’t have home access to the Internet. I’m sure that the staff would be pleased to assist them in getting to the online website to provide their comments. The webcast will be available for viewing (it will be archived on the Central Library website – ottawacentrallibrary.ca).
City Councillor Rideau-Goulbourn ward 21