Ever wonder what happens when you call 311? The March Rural Community Association will be hosting an open house on the city of service of 311. On April 8th at 7:30 at the old Town hall at March and Klondike come and learn about what happens when you call in. 311 is the City of Ottawa’s point of contact between its residents and its services. We will also be talking about possible ideas for the March Central Community Center. We have been approached by Eli & the City Parks and Recreation department regarding the community center on Riddel Drive. The March Central Community Center is currently rented out to a private group which uses it as a school. The city has been notified that this group wishes to give up some of the lease. This means some of the space will be returning to be used as community space. We have been asked if there is any particular group or need that this space would serve. The goal is to have a general idea of what is needed out of this community space so renovations can happen to support it this summer. The current idea is to turn it into Multi-use space. Saying that if there is prevalent need in the community it may be used otherwise. The idea of the MRCA assuming more responsibility for the space was raised. Opinions and ideas on this would be appreciated as well. At our last meeting we had the City of Ottawa in to talk about the Greenbin program. Christine came and talked about waste collection in the City of Ottawa. The City of Ottawa has a reminder system in place for residents who would like a reminder on what type of collection it is that night for their house. The system can let you know through email, phone, and twitter. Christine as well informed us about what types of what goes where. Residents searching where an item belongs is it the blue box, black box, green bin, Take it Back! Retailer or garbage? By using the Waste Explorer they can find out how to dispose of thousands of different items. Links to both can be found on the March Rural Community Associations website. The website is www.marchrural.ca. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing you there!