My family and I were in Canmore this past weekend to enjoy a change of scenery from our
basement TV room. It was warm and sunny, contrasting with the snow-capped peaks visible
from town. In a way, that scenery speaks to the change of events we are witnessing right now. It
is still winter, but spring is looking at us from around the corner. The snow is melting, the sun is
getting a little warmer, and vaccines are rolling out. Maybe, please and thank-you, perhaps our
pandemic weary souls are seeing some hope?
As I write this, the Government of Alberta just announced a full transition into Phase 2 of the
new reopening plan. That means our community centre is able to open up to more activities
again. This is great news! Something we have been waiting a long time to hear. We certainly
look forward to adding more activities and programs as we can with this re-opening.
Even if there is still some uncertainty to what the next few months will look like, one thing for
certain, is that our community engagement is still strong. We put out a soft call for donations on
our website to help fund our ice rinks for the season, and wow the community sure stepped up!
Our goal was a lofty $1,000 to help with maintenance of the rink and some needed repairs to
our equipment. That goal was achieved and then some with the community generously donating
$1,125 towards our rink maintenance. Our community cannot be thanked enough for their
selflessness in helping us reach our goal. This will certainly pay off next season.
As I look back to the first few months of the year, there was a lot of uncertainty in what the future
would look like. Hopefully with this transition into spring, the vaccines, and hopefully, a more
stable reopening, we will have more stable steps forward.
I sure hope that the next few months bring some continued positive news. And that we can start
to come together as a community and give each other the human support that we have all been
missing, and craving lately.
Thank You SO much #Haysboro for stepping up and contributing to the HCA for the winter ice maintenance. We were able to maintain our equipment and continue to offer the residents of Haysboro a great ice experience throughout the winter months. We hope you all enjoyed the time out on the ice with your family. With your generous contributions we were able to exceed our original goal of $1,000. You guys are truly are AWESOME!
This has been a challenging year for us, as current health restrictions have limited our traditional revenue sources (Hall Rentals, Programs, etc). We truly appreciate all of you for what you have given us and YOUR community. THANK you a million times over
Well, we are still in uncertain times. COVID restrictions are still heavily in place, and our community centre remains closed at the time of writing. Even with no end in sight, I want to share some of our successes.
Our preschool program this year has been wonderfully successful given what was faced this past year. Some of the program challenges were increased sanitization protocols, reduced class sizes, and the ever present concern of COVID. Even with these challenges, the teachers, students, and parents stepped up to ensure we could have a safe and fun year. A newly added afternoon class for the winter session also ended having more children that we anticipated! Our preschool program continues to be a cornerstone in our community. It could not have happened without the dedication of those involved with it.
If anything has changed for the better this past year, it may be the increased importance that being outside has in our day-to-day lives. Our community is blessed to have prime outdoor space all around it: Heritage Park, North and South Glenmore Parks, the Glenmore reservoir, and access to the pathway system to name a few. Inside the community, the ice rinks have been the unsung hero of the season. Maybe I’m biased, but I think we have best rinks in the city!
I was at the rinks with my daughter recently. She is three and learning to skate. I am older than three, and re-learning to skate. As we both were gliding along, I looked at the families, the children, the seniors all enjoying themselves using the great facility we have. It brought a smile to my face. And then I fell on the ice. But I was still smiling.
I can’t thank enough those individuals who readied and maintained the ice surfaces this year. Your selfless contributions are really helping people escape this crazy year. On behalf of the community, THANK YOU!
Board meetings have now officially moved to the 3rd Monday of the Month. Starting at 7:00PM via Google Meet.
If you are interested in joining us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite.
Dear Haysboro ,
The City of Calgary is hosting an Open House regarding the Southland Crossing Land Use Amendment application. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, April 12th at the Southwood United Church, 10690 Elbow Drive SW from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
The application proposes to redevelop the Southland Crossing site to allow for four mixed –use high rise buildings with commercial storefronts and apartment towers above.
You can follow this application, LOC2015-0194, online using the Planning and Development Map Tool: https://developmentmap.calgary.ca/#property/LOC2015-0194.
Councillor, Ward 11
The City of Calgary
City of Calgary Water Services is continuing with a Water Meter Exchange Program that began on September 30, 2013.
The program is exchanging aging water meters that are reaching the end of their expected life of 15 to 20 years. The older meters are physically read by ENMAX Power each month. They will be replaced by a newer technology meter with an Encoded Radio Transmitter (ERT) that will allow the meter readers to remotely read these meters from a distance. The Meter Exchange Program will allow Water Services to reduce meter reading costs, provide you with more accurate bills, and replace an aging asset, ensuring meter accuracy.
The meter exchange program is being undertaken on a community by community basis and is targeting over 100,000 meters for replacement over the next 6-8 years. The program has focused on a number of communities across the City and has replaced over 48,000 meters since 2013.
In the next few weeks, The City will begin to contact customers in the communities of Haysboro, Kingsland, Palliser, Pump Hill, Bayview, Kelvin Grove, Chinook Park, Eagle Ridge, and Lakeview.
For more information or if you have any further questions about the Meter Exchange Program please call 311 or visit calgary.ca/watermeters.
The City of Calgary is moving into the last phase of design for the Southwest Transitway Bus Rapid Transit (SWBRT) project, and is seeking your input. An online tool will collect input from Calgarians beginning Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017.
Use the online tool to provide your input on the design and details of:
Input will be collected from Calgarians living and working near the future route, as well Calgarians who may someday make use of the city’s BRT network. The City will compile and analyze all feedback, along with technical and engineering considerations to inform the final design for the SWBRT. The City will post a “What We Heard” report which will be made available online in April.
The input collected online will also be used at a facilitated session in March with representatives of area Community Associations, institutions and citizen groups, to inform the workshop of the themes and comments provided by fellow Calgarians.
Sign up for the project mailing list to get up to date information on the online engagement that begins on February 22nd, 2017. Or, check back on the project website at calgary.ca/swbrt for the link to the online portal.
The SWBRT is one of four BRT projects that fill important gaps in Calgary’s primary transit network and provide reliable, efficient transit to communities. Along with the SWBRT, The City is implementing the North and South Crosstown BRT and the 17 Avenue SE BRT to provide more transit options for all Calgarians.
Councillor, Ward 11
The City of Calgary
Email: email@example.com Web: www.ward11calgary.ca
22 February 2017
TO: Haysboro Community Association Board FROM: Office of Councillor Brian Pincott, Ward 11
SUBJECT: February Ward 11 Update
Monthly 311 Report Summary
o Roads – Snow & Ice Control
o Bylaw – Snow & Ice on Sidewalk
o Finance – TIPP Agreement Request
o Water Services – Construction Information Requests
o Compliance – Business Licence Concern
Community Specific Items
ATCO is preparing for their work on replacing the gas lines under 14th Street SW, as part of ATCO's Urban Pipeline Replacement Program. Included in the pipeline renewal project are the following routes, please click on the links to view route details:
Acadia to 14th Street SW
14th Street SW from 90th Avenue to Kootenay Street SW
90th Avenue SW from 24th Street SW to 14th Street SW
South Glenmore Park Project
The South Crosstown BRT is route is primarily set and will not require new roadways. With the exception of three new stations planned in the future, existing stop locations will be used for the entire route. The South Crosstown BRT route will be the same as the current Route 306 from Westbrook to Heritage LRT Stations. The route will then extend east of Macleod Trail to Quarry Park.
o The online tool will be available on February 22nd, 2017 to provide input on the pedestrian overpass at 90th Avenue SW; the construction staging and phasing; station connections; parking; landscaping; and, noise attenuation. • Ward Community Event Fund The Ward Community Event Fund has been bolstered with a onetime increase of $5,000 per ward. This brings the total dollars we have available for Ward 11 community events to $15,000. Get your application in!
Ward Wide Items
On January 5th, 2017, The City mailed out over half a million Assessment Notices. The 2017 property assessments reflect the market value of a property on July 1st, 2016 and its physical condition on December 31st, 2016. The 2017 business assessments reflect the typical net annual rental value of business premises on July 1, 2016.
o Please review your assessment carefully. You can do so online by logging into Assessment Search at calgary.ca/assessment. Online, you can access details on your property to review the accuracy of the information The City has on file, and compare your assessment with other similar properties in your area to ensure your assessment is fair and equitable.
o The Customer Review Period is from January 5th to March 6th, 2017. If you have any questions about your assessment, please contact 403-268-2888. Changes can only be made to your 2017 Property Assessment during the Customer Review Period.
o The contractor, KGL Constructors (Kiewit, Graham, Ledcor) have set up a website to share information on construction, boundaries, schedule, traffic detours, design updates etc. at http://www.swcrrproject.com/. We recommend having a look at this website. You may contact their team at 403-212-0565 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. o SAVE THE DATE: The City will hold an information session on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm at the Oakridge Community Centre, 9504 Oakfield Drive SW to provide an update on the two Calgary-led ring road projects: 90th Avenue SW & Southland Drive connections Anderson Road SW widening
The City of Calgary recently launched CityTalk, a digital news magazine and digital compilation of current City of Calgary information in an easy to read format. CityTalk brings a host of City information together on one platform, including The City’s social media feeds and some of Calgary’s media feeds. The feeds are automatically updated 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Kim Warnke Community Assistant email@example.com www.ward11calgary.ca 403-268-2495
Teigan Kopec Executive Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org www.ward11calgary.ca 403-268-2476
o Roads – Traffic or Pedestrian Light Repair
o Calgary Transit – Employee Conduct
o ATCO is preparing for their work on replacing the gas lines under 14th Street SW, as part of ATCO's Urban Pipeline Replacement Program. Included in the pipeline renewal project are the following routes, please click on the links to view route details:
City project team met with the board in June 2016. We will share updates as they become available. The contractor hosted information sessions the week of November 28th, 2016.
o The contractor, KGL Constructors (Kiewit, Graham, Ledcor) have set up a website to share information on construction, boundaries, schedule, traffic detours, design updates etc. at http://www.swcrrproject.com/. We recommend having a look at this website. You may contact their team at 403-212-0565 or at email@example.com.
The City's Christmas Tree Recycling program will be drop-off only this year. The City will not be collecting trees door-to-door. Bring your tree to one of 13 drop-off locations.
ATCO to upgrade natural gas line in your neighbourhood
ATCO will be in or near your neighbourhood in the coming months to upgrade the natural gas distribution system while accommodating the City of Calgary’s Southwest Bus Rapid Transit Project. Please see the attached overview of the project or visit ATCOGas.com/UPR and click on Southwest Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project /ATCO’s natural gas pipelines under the projects tab for specific information.
These projects are a part of the Urban Pipeline Replacement (UPR) Program which modernizes the natural gas network and adds capacity to meet the growing demand for natural gas in Alberta’s largest centres. The installation of the new gas lines will employ all the latest technologies available and will meet or exceed building and construction standards to ensure continued safe and reliable natural gas service
ATCO thanks you for your cooperation and we will make every effort to minimize any inconvenience. We will complete our work in a safe, efficient manner and restore the work area to the same condition as it was before the start of the project.
For more information, contact:
Adam Chambers, P.Eng.,
Senior Engineer, ATCO
Haysboro Community Association
1204 89th Avenue SW. Calgary, AB. T2V 0W4.