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City of Calgary Bylaw Changes Survey

The Community Standards Bylaw promotes good neighbour relationships through regulation of neighbourhood nuisances like fire pit use, noise, weeds and grass, and untidy properties.

Over the past year, the City of Calgary has conducted a review of this bylaw to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of Calgarians.  The review found that while most of the Community Standards Bylaw meets citizen needs and effectively addresses neighbourhood issues, there are some areas of the bylaw that can be improved.

A number of bylaw changes are being considered and we would like your feedback on these changes, you can find the survey here.  Your input is greatly appreciated and it will be used to help make decisions on the proposed amendments to the Community Standards Bylaw that will be provided to Council later this year.

 

Annual Crestmont Cleanup June 26

Hard working familyIt is that time of year again on June 26th, 2016 (9am – 1:30pm) when all of Crestmont gets out to clean up their yards, garages, and basements and gathers up the debris and garbage to bring down to the Crestmont Hall where the City of Calgary has packer trucks waiting.  GEEP will also have bins for electronics and the Crestmont Community Association will have food, coffee and snacks.

Make it a fun day for your family!  We will have pick-up sticks, vests, gloves and garbage bags at the hall so you can take your family out into the neighbourhood green spaces to pick up garbage and debris that blow in from the wind.

This is a FREE event for everyone, although we encourage you to get or renew your Crestmont Community Association Membership if you have not already done so.

Items accepted include:

  • furniture decor items
  • yard waste & grass clippings
  • materials from minor repair work
  • general garbage
  • mattresses (although we STRONGLY encourage you to recycle your used mattress instead!)
  • household electronics
  • metal
  • tires
  • barbecues

Items NOT accepted:

  • chemical products or containers
  • paint
  • antifreeze
  • oil or oil filters
  • car batteries
  • propane tanks

Recycle IconWe will also set up a free table for items that are still in good condition that you no longer wish to keep. Someone else in the community may be able to use it. It’s all about recycling items in a safe manner.

This is a family friendly event and a good way to teach our children the value of keeping all our spaces clean and to feel like they can contribute in a positive way by giving back to their community.

Please check back here for any updates / changes prior to June 26th.

City of Calgary and Techno Trash ready for deposits Bart Benoit makes burgers and hot dogs Techno Trash accepting old electronics for recycling Workers having fun on the job

 

 

 

Neighbour Day Block Party

On June 18th, the CCA with MLA Deborah Drever and the City of Calgary are throwing a community Block Party from 12pm – 3pm to celebrate Neighbour Day!

Block Party Location

The party will be on the west side of the storm water pond at the end of the 500 block of Cresthaven Place (see map above).  There will be Spolumbo’s Sausages and buns, drinks, prizes, games and fun for all ages.  Just look for the big bouncy house and all the happy people enjoying the company of their neighbours.

Stay informed and visit our website for all the details and any last-minute changes.

Please R.S.V.P. for this event as we would like to make sure there is enough food etc.

We look forward to seeing everyone out for this wonderful event.

 

 

Important Message from The City of Calgary

City of Calgary LogoClearing Snow and Ice from Sidewalks

Clear and safe sidewalks are essential for many Calgarians, especially those with disabilities, older adults, and children who walk to and from school. Under the Street Bylaw 20M88, the owner(s) and/or occupant(s) of a private property are required to clear snow and ice from sidewalks in the front or to the side of their property within 24 hours of a snowfall. If the sidewalk is not cleared within that time, The City may have the snow and ice removed from the sidewalk at the property owner’s expense. If you own a rental property, you are responsible for ensuring that adjacent sidewalks and pathways are cleared.

Snow Angels

Keeping sidewalks shoveled, ice-free and safe can be very challenging for older adults and other Calgarians who have limited mobility. The Snow Angels campaign encourages citizens to clear snow and ice from the sidewalks of their neighbours who may be less able to do it themselves. Watch for people in your neighbourhood who could use help removing snow and ice and lend them a hand. For more information please visit www.calgary.ca/snowangels.

Tips for Shoveling Snow and Ice

  • Stretch before you begin to shovel;
  • Keep warm and wear layered clothing;
  • Use an ergonomic shaped snow shovel to help reduce back pain and make shoveling easier;
  • Space your hands on the shovel to increase leverage;
  • Lift with your knees, not your back;
  • Clearing snow soon after it falls can prevent snow and ice from building up on your sidewalk;
  • After removing the snow, you can apply road salt/de-icer wherever necessary. This makes it easier for pedestrians to walk past your house;

 

Southwest Calgary Ring Road Information Sessions

On Nov. 18, City Administration is bringing a report to Council’s Transportation and Transit Committee on the southwest portion of the Ring Road. The report is expected to include the recommendations resulting from the Council-directed Traffic Review and an overall project update.

Prior to that Committee date, The City will be hosting three public information sessions in late October and early November. The information sessions will provide an update on The City’s work as it relates to the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR):
– Updates on the design progress for the connections from Calgary’s roads
– Recommendations for any changes to the neighboring streets and intersections based on the Council-directed Traffic Review
The Government of Alberta is also attending all three information sessions to address questions and comments about the SWCRR itself. Here are some more details about the events and what you’ll see:

Info Session #1
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.
Southland Leisure Centre (second floor pool viewing area), 2000 Southland Dr. SW
What you’ll also see:
– An update on the Southwest Transitway project (planning phase)
– An update on the ENMAX work as it relates to the SWCRR (construction phase)

Info Session #2
Thursday, Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m.
Bethany Chapel (front foyer area), 3333 Richardson Way SW
What you’ll also see:
– An update on the Southwest Transitway project (planning phase)
– Information on the 37 Street S.W. storm trunk project (construction phase)

Info Session #3
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m.
Bishop O-Byrne High School common area, 333 Shawville Blvd SE
What you’ll also see:
– Information on the future Providence Development (planning phase)

If you are unable to attend these events, the information will be provided online at www.calgary.ca/swrr during the week of October 26.