• Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:51 PM | Haysboro Office (Administrator)

    22 February 2017

    TO: Haysboro Community Association Board FROM: Office of Councillor Brian Pincott, Ward 11

    SUBJECT: February Ward 11 Update

    Follow-Up Items

    • N/A

    Monthly 311 Report Summary

    • Top 5 Service Requests in January for Haysboro:

    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’s Urban Pipeline Replacement Program

    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

    • South Crosstown BRT

    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.

    • SW Transitway BRT At this time, the project team is finalizing the designs of the north portion of the SW BRT, from Glenmore North to downtown. The project team expects to go to tender very soon, with construction beginning this year.

    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!

    • Water Main Replacement on Horton Road SW As part of the Water Main Replacement Program, The City has identified the need to replace a water main on Horton Road SW from 9508 Horton Road SW to 9705 Horton Road SW. The construction was expected to take place in November, but due to the cold weather, the project is postponed until Spring 2017.

    Ward Wide Items

    • A Message from Brian
    • 2017 Property Assessments

    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.

    • Calgary South West Ring Road The City of Calgary is beginning work on their portion of the Southwest Ring Road-related projects. The City project team met with the board in June 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 info@swcrrproject.com. 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

    • Council News in Brief Stay on top of City Council and Committee items and outcomes.
    • Introducing CityTalk

    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.

    • Snow & Ice Removal Be informed about how The City handles snow events, and monitor road conditions and plowing routes via this dashboard.

    Contact Us

    Kim Warnke Community Assistant caward11@calgary.ca www.ward11calgary.ca 403-268-2495

    Teigan Kopec Executive Assistant eaward11@calgary.ca www.ward11calgary.ca 403-268-2476


  • Friday, January 20, 2017 1:56 PM | Haysboro Office (Administrator)

    Follow-Up Items

    • ATCO low pressure gas line installation The installation of a new line will be within the utility corridor, and will follow the existing high-pressure route within 5m. ATCO will be open trenching a large part of it, and is willing to work with Haysboro if any co-construction of a pathway is possible.
    • Pedestrian Overpass 90th Avenue and 14th Street SW Thank you for your letter and comments on the pedestrian overpass. The Standing Policy Committee on Transportation and Transit met on Wednesday, January 18th to receive an update on Administration’s work, and proposed alignment options. Please note this was a ‘receive for information’ meeting only. Administration will meet with your board, and we will let you know when a ‘decision-making’ meeting will take place.

    Monthly 311 Report Summary

    • Top 5 Service Requests in December for Haysboro:

    o Roads – Traffic or Pedestrian Light Repair

    o Bylaw – Snow & Ice on Sidewalk

    o Finance – TIPP Agreement Request

    o Roads – Snow & Ice Control

    o Calgary Transit – Employee Conduct

    Community Specific Items

    • South Crosstown BRT

    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.

    • SW Transitway BRT At this time, the project team is finalizing the designs of the north portion of the SW BRT, from Glenmore North to downtown. The project team expects to go to tender very soon, with construction beginning this year.

    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:

     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

    • Water Main Replacement on Horton Road SW As part of the Water Main Replacement Program, The City has identified the need to replace a water main on Horton Road SW from 9508 Horton Road SW to 9705 Horton Road SW. The construction was expected to take place in November, but due to the cold weather, the project is postponed until Spring 2017.

    Ward Wide Items

    • 2017 Property Assessments

    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.

    • Calgary South West Ring Road The City of Calgary is beginning work on their portion of the Southwest Ring Road-related projects. The 

    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 info@swcrrproject.com.

    • Christmas Tree Recycling

    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.

    • Introducing CityTalk

    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.

    • Snow & Ice Removal Be informed about how The City handles snow events, and monitor road conditions and plowing routes via this dashboard.

    Contact Us

    Kim Warnke Community Assistant caward11@calgary.ca www.ward11calgary.ca 403-268-2495

    Teigan Kopec Executive Assistant eaward11@calgary.ca www.ward11calgary.ca 403-268-2476


  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    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.

    The following projects are scheduled for southwest Calgary in 2017:

    • ·         Acadia to 14 Street
    • ·         14 Street from 90 Avenue to Kooteney Street SW
    • ·         90 Avenue from 24 Street to 14 Street SW
    • ·         South Glenmore Park Project

    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

    403-245-7155

    adam.chambers@ATCO.com




  • Monday, January 09, 2017 12:19 PM | Haysboro Office (Administrator)

    Dear Haysboro ,

     

    Yesterday, 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.

     

    Annual market value assessments are legislated under the provincial Municipal Government Act.  The assessment process is how property taxes are distributed among all property owners to meet The City’s budget needs to pay for services all Calgarians benefit from like police, fire protection, transit, parks, recreation and more. Please note that business tax bills are mailed out in February, and property tax bills in late May.

     

    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. You may also conduct more in-depth assessment research and can access sales, community and property reports.

     

    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.

     

    Please note that The City is eliminating the Business Tax in 2019 through a gradual transfer of the business tax revenues to the non-residential property tax. Business owners will see an approximate 20 per cent decrease in the 2017 business tax rate due to consolidation. Non-residential property owners will see an estimated additional 4.6 per cent increase in their 2017 non-residential property tax rate. Consolidating the taxes into a single, easy to understand real estate-based assessment and tax system for non-residential property owners will make Calgary more competitive and attractive for business. Please note that Business Tax Consolidation will not impact your property/business assessment nor will it be reflected on your assessment notice. It will not increase the amount of revenues collected by The City.

    Sincerely,

    Brian

     

    Brian Pincott
    Councillor, Ward 11
    The City of Calgary

    Phone: 403-268-5056
    Fax: 403-268-8091
    Email: 
    ward11@calgary.ca
    Web: www.ward11calgary.ca


  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016 3:50 PM | Haysboro Office (Administrator)

    ATCO to upgrade natural gas line in your neighbourhood

    ATCO will be in or near your neighbourhood in the coming weeks to plan upgrades to your natural gas distribution system. Please see the following information on how you might be impacted. Visit ATCOGas.com/UPR and click on Acadia to 14 Street under the projects tab for specific information on this project including a map of the route.

    Timeline:

     Preliminary work scheduled from November – December, 2016.

     Construction scheduled sequentially along the route April – October 2017, weather permitting.

    What you can expect:

     2016: ATCO and contractors conducing preliminary work including surveying, line locating and site visits.

     2017: Road detours and lane reductions will occur sequentially along the route as the project progresses. More details to be provided when available.

    This project is 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 403-245-7155 adam.chambers@ATCO.com

    http://www.atcopipelines.com/upr/Projects/Documents/Acadia-to-14th-Street-MAP.pdf


  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 4:19 PM | Haysboro Office (Administrator)

    Ward 11 Summer Newsletter 2016

    Welcome to the fourth iteration of your Ward 11 newsletter. We hope you find this information helpful to inform and update you on key issues and happenings in Ward 11.

    Notes:

    Ward 11 Brian’s Beat
    I frequently write short blog pieces sharing my thoughts around particular issues or happenings in Ward 11. Recently, these include my thoughts on the Tsuu T’ina First Nation proposed developments, the Sliding Scale Transit Passes, and on the Budget. Thank you to all who contributed to that discussion.

    Community Newsletters
    Each month, I have an entry in your community newsletter. My entries are posted on my website in case you missed it.

    Council and Committees
    Council and committee meetings take a pause in August and will resume in September. You can always view the full schedule, along with the agenda, minutes and video records online.

    Notices of Motion
    A Notice of Motion brings forward an intent to direct specific action from Administration. My most recent Notices of Motion are on creating Gender Neutral Washrooms in City-owned facilities, on creating Permanent Park Space along the 37th Street SW Corridor and a Motion Arising on building a Pedestrian Overpass at 14th Street and 90th Avenue SW in conjunction with the SW Transitway BRT.


    News:

    20th Street SW Bikeway
    Construction is progressing on the 20th Street SW improvements. Roadmarking and signage installations are underway and expected to be complete mid-August.

    50th Avenue SW Corridor Study The City of Calgary is currently in Phase 2 of its Transportation Corridor Study of 50th Avenue SW between Crowchild Trail and 14A Street SW. As part of Phase 2, the project team is reviewing feedback provided through community engagement to develop potential design concepts.

    Anderson Pedestrian Overpass
    Construction is well underway on the Anderson Pedestrian Bridge crossing Anderson Road near 37th Street SW. The bridge foundations are complete, and the retaining walls are nearing completion. The steel arch and concrete deck were installed on July 23rd, 2016.

    Calgary South West Ring Road
    As we approach the start of the Government of Alberta’s construction on the Calgary Southwest Ring Road in late 2016, The City of Calgary began work on their portion of the Southwest Ring Road-related projects. Learn about the projects and their timelines.

    Crowchild Trail-Flanders Avenue Interchange The construction on the Crowchild Trail-Flanders Avenue Interchange is on track to open to traffic in fall 2016. Landscaping and final finishing work will begin in spring 2017, with all interchange construction complete in summer 2017.

    Little Free Library Community Information Event
    On June 9th my team and I, and some amazing community partners hosted a community information event on Little Free Librairies. We’ve compiled some information to help you get started with your very own little library.

    River Park, Sandy Beach, Britannia Slopes Redevelopment
    Many of the Phase II improvements are complete including the Sandy Beach parking lot and washroom, removal of the invasive Caragana and the escarpment fencing in River Park. Please be aware of some area closures as the project team works on the living fences and pathway improvements.

    SW Transitway BRT
    The SW Transitway project is a new 22 km bus route that will run from Woodbine to downtown. Council approved the recommendations moved by the Transportation and Transit Committee on July 25th, 2016 to pursue option 1, to coordinate the phasing of construction work with that of ATCOs.


    Please feel free to share this newsletter with your network, and encourage your neighbours to subscribe to these updates.

    Wishing you a great long-weekend, and a great rest of your summer!

    Sincerely,

    Brian & the Ward 11 Team


  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:28 PM | Haysboro Office (Administrator)

    On Monday, July 25th, 2016, I brought forward a Motion Arising to direct administration to begin work on design and subsequent construction of a pedestrian overpass across 14th Street at 90th Avenue SW, with the goal of having it completed for the opening of the full  SW Transitway BRT. Council approved my motion.

     

    The overpass will make it easier for residents in Haysboro to safely access services at Glenmore Landing, the Calgary Jewish Community Centre, and the planned SW BRT station. Pedestrians currently need to cross six lanes of traffic which poses difficulties for seniors and children. This overpass will increase connectivity between communities and amenities, promote walking and cycling, and increase safety.

     

    This pedestrian connectivity is something residents have raised consistently, and something we’ve been talking about for while. While the City will be doing a lot of work in the area, we can take advantage of the construction that will be going on and integrate it into the SWBRT. Coordinating these projects in conjunction with each other saves tax payer dollars and construction headaches.

     

    The exact cost of the overpass still needs to be determined. Administration will report back to Council in the fall with an estimated cost and funding mechanism. Generally, pedestrian overpasses cost $6 million.​ 


  • Wednesday, July 06, 2016 3:05 PM | Haysboro Office (Administrator)

    On Monday, June 27th 2016, City Council considered our 2017 operating budget and gave direction to City Administration for developing next year’s budget. The direction that City Council gave was to create a budget with a 1.5% tax increase, and a tax rebate for the final 1.5% so that it will be a 0% property tax increase in 2017. 

    We used a variety of tools at our disposal, including the use of one time reserves to achieve a 0.0% tax increase. But, it does include a small amount of service reduction across the city. City staff will work on minimizing the impacts of those service reductions and will come back to City Council in November with what cuts are in place at Budget Finalization.

    I heard from many people in response to my last budget email asking for your input. I will use that input to share with administration as they look for budget savings across the various departments. I truly appreciate the thought and consideration that so many people gave to me. A majority of people were interested in seeing their taxes be as low as possible, but were concerned about the impacts on service. There was generally a strong desire to see services maintained across the city. I am collating that information now and will be using it in a submission to city staff to help direct them in developing the city budget.

    Police and Fire: Many residents believe they should not be exempt from budget cuts.

    Council Members: Many residents believe Council salary should be decreased. Please note that Council salary is determined by a Citizen Committee.

    City Staff: It’s about half and half between those who believe this budget should be maintained or decreased.

    Transit: It’s about half and half between those who believe this budget should be maintained or increased.

    Waste: Many believe the budget for waste collection should be decreased – to stop or postpone the Green Cart Program or to make collection bi-weekly for all carts.

    Parks: Many residents expressed that they would volunteer to be the caretaker of their local park.

    Thanks and I will keep you informed as we move forward with developing next year’s budget.

    Sincerely,
    Brian

    Budget Graph.pdf


  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:50 AM | Haysboro Office (Administrator)

    Dear  Community Association Team,

    We ‘re excited to inform you that Realzim eSociety is organizing the first annual Kite Festival at Shaw Millennium Park, on Saturday July 16, 2016 with the support of city of Calgary. Realzim eSociety is a flagship product of Intellizim corporation- a Calgary innovation that offers a SMART Engagement Network for purposeful engagement for things that matter.

    The Kite Festival is being held to foster citizen participation and share the rich and vibrant culture of different countries and ethnic groups. The day is packed with a variety of fun activities for the whole family. The event is also in support of “Stop the Drop” campaign to help kids stay in school.

    Please join us to celebrate purposeful community engagement and multicultural heritage. Together, we can make this event a celebration of valuing cultural diversity of the Calgary Spirit – making it from the best city in the world, to the best city “for the world!” Let’s give flight to our ideas!

    You can visit our website at: www.calgarykites.com.

    I’m attaching the Kite Festival flyer as well as the brochure of Realzim network.  If you are interested in participating, please contact us to discuss further details. We look forward to hearing back from you.

    Regards,

    Preete Raina

    Lead Administration Executive

    Direct: 587-333-0203

    www.intellizim.com


  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:47 AM | Haysboro Office (Administrator)

    Provide feedback on the Land Use Bylaw wording for sports ramps


    In June 2015, City Council directed staff through a sports ramp notice of motion to talk to Calgarians about their opinions on skateboard/sports ramps on private residential properties. Project outreach and communications have been promoted to the public through a number of media sources, newsletters and face-to-face opportunities. We now have engagement summaries and information updates available at calgary.ca/sportsramps. We’ve also added independent representative telephone survey results completed by Harris Decima. This survey reached a representative demographic of all Calgarians and has a ±4.4 percent margin of error at a 95 percent confidence level. An executive summary is available in the report and you can also refer to a high level summary of this representative telephone survey.

    On June 1, 2016, skateboard/sports ramps were discussed and recommendations were approved at the Standing Policy Committee meeting on Community and Protective Services. From here, Council will consider the proposed amendments to the Community Standards Bylaw (noise) in Attachment 1 of the report and the proposed Land Use Bylaw regulations as set out in Attachment 2. Once directed by Council, Land Use Bylaw amendments will be presented to the Calgary Planning Commission on September 22 and then tentatively to City Council for a public hearing on November 7. Links to the report and attachments follow:

    Cover Report CPS2016-0229 -Details on the sport ramp proposal
    Attachment 1 -Proposed amendments to the Community Standards Bylaw (noise)
    Attachment 2 -Proposed Land Use Bylaw regulations
    Attachment 3– Summary of Public Engagement
    Attachment 4 – Letter of support
    2016 June Preliminary Land Use Bylaw Wording – Sports ramps on private residential properties –
    for discussion purposes.

    Action Item: We would like your feedback on the Land Use Bylaw wording to implement into Attachment 2. A meeting for this discussion has been scheduled for June 22, 2016 from 5 to 7pm at City Hall. If you would like to attend, please email
    Loretta Sequeira and include your contact information. Once you have emailed Loretta, directions and information on the meeting room will be forwarded to you in a meeting notice.

    Questions about sport ramps? Visit our
    sports ramps Notice of Motion page, sports ramps engagement page, or contact 311.

     

     

    Loretta Sequeira

    Planning Strategy

    Calgary Growth Strategies

    Planning & Development

    The City of Calgary | Mail Code #8117

    P.O. Box 2100, Station M, Calgary, AB, T2P 2M5

    T 403.268.2249 | F 403.268.3542 | www.calgary.ca

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