September is here!

Dear Neighbours,

Hope you are enjoying this last long weekend of the summer, and now that September is here there is lots to tell you about:

1. September 10th – St Luke’s – Bridge and Luncheon Wednesday September 10th at noon. To reserve a table call 613-542-5501 Monday-Friday 9am to noon, $10 per person. Also Beef Dinner Saturday September 27th 6:00pm. Adults $15, kids under 12 years $7. Please call 613-542-5501 to reserve tickets. Corner of Princess and Nelson.

2. Starting September 20th – Kingston Archery Club offers lessons at the indoor range (St. Luke’s basement). For details and registration see http://www.kingstonarcheryclub.org/

3. September 21st – Williamsville Community Association Fall Fun Fit ‘n’ Food event at the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market. Join us for fun healthy demos and seasonal fresh produce. Don’t miss family yoga, drumming workshop, old-fashioned races, history walk around the M-Centre grounds, jujitsu, massage therapy and more. Starts 10am, detailed schedule to come.

4. Fall programming at the Kingston School of Art starts soon at the corner of Princess and Victoria. For details see www.ksoa.info

5. City updates that may affect Williamsville
Film Permits Issued: Communications has issued a filming permit on behalf of the City:
 Hand Made Media Inc. for this week’s filming of a music video for the Glorious Sons. The video will be shot, in part, in the Memorial Centre parking lot. The producers were interested in the barns as a backdrop. The shoot at the Memorial Centre takes place after operational hours and is a theatrical scene involving a parked car with two passengers inside. The City has been assured this scene will not involve music, noise or lights that would disturb neighbours. Other locations involved in this video include: the Kingston Drive-In, the Plaza Gentleman’s Club, the Kozy Inn and a private apartment on Brock Street. The City has reserved appropriate parking on behalf of the production.

Solid Waste:
2 untagged garbage bag collection:
Residents of Kingston will be entitled to place out curbside two untagged bags or containers of garbage for collection on their first collection day after the Labour Day holiday (Monday September 1st). Bags or containers of garbage must weigh under 22 kilograms (44 pounds) and be smaller than 135 litres in capacity.


Post-secondary student initiatives: With the return of students to Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College and RMC, the Solid Waste Division will be participating in a number of events through the month of September in an effort to share information on the City of Kingston’s Solid Waste programs. Staff will be attending the Graduate Students Orientation (September 2) and the Sidewalk Sale (September 5) at Queen’s University and the Kingston Connect event (September 9) at St. Lawrence College. In partnership with the Queen’s University Alma Mater Society, recycling box giveaways have been coordinated for September 12, 15 & 16; students will be able to pick up new Blue and Grey recycling boxes from the corner of University Avenue and Union Street from 10 a.m. to noon on the above dates.

Utilities Kingston
Be Aware: Utilities Kingston does not Conduct Door-to-Door Sales
Utilities Kingston has received several calls from concerned customers who have been approached at their doors. These individuals falsely represent themselves as being affiliated with Utilities Kingston in an attempt to remove or change out water heater rentals, or access furnaces and air conditioners. We do not go door-to-door to rent water heaters and have not given permission for these companies to remove Utilities Kingston water heaters from customer premises. It is the customer’s responsibility to contact us before allowing another company to remove a Utilities Kingston water heater. Otherwise, charges may incur. Concerned residents can visit our website at www.utilitieskingston.com to learn what to do when approached at the door. For example, we let them know they always have a 10-day cooling-off period when signing a contract in their home. Residents should make sure to get a copy of the contract before the salesperson leaves their house, and review it thoroughly.

6. Williamsville District Candidates Meeting – Williamsville Community Association is planning a district candidates meeting for early October. Candidates Jim Neill and Ed Smith will attend. Details to follow. The municipal election is Monday October 27th.

7. Princess Street Reconstruction – is proceeding and we ask as always for your continued support of our Williamsville businesses through this final phase of the project.

Please note: A temporary water shut down is currently scheduled to take place on Wednesday September 3rd from 5 a.m. until noon. This shut down will impact properties on Princess Street between Nelson Street and Frontenac Street, and is required to complete work on the water main in the intersection of Princess Street and Albert Street. Properties that will be impacted by the shutdown will receive hand-delivered notice of the shutdown from Utilities Kingston a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Thanks, Derek Ochej City of Kingston- Public Works Services, Public Education and Promotion Coordinator, (613) 546-4291 ext 2703 dochej@cityofkingston.ca

The next WCA working group meeting is September 15th. Please get in touch if you are interested in attending.
Williamsville Community Association
representing Businesses, Agencies & Residents