April 2014 Newsletter
Welcome to spring Ward 14!
I want to start off by telling you about the upcoming Anderson Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) open house. Residents of Willow Park, Maple Ridge, and Lake Bonavista will want to pay close attention. The open house will be held in May 15th from 3 to 8 p.m. at Southcentre Mall’s Centre Court. In the TOD saga that has lasted about four years, it will be one of your last opportunities to provide input.
The City will be presenting its final concept plan for municipally owned land surrounding the Anderson LRT station during the open house at Southcentre. You can learn more at www.calgary.ca/AndersonTOD, but in general the plan will outline new land-use regulations for the City-owned land before it is eventually sold, and will include details about potential changes to LRT parking. So if you feel this affects you, then make an effort to attend.
But if you didn’t get to this column in time, you can share your opinion on Anderson TOD—or any other municipal topic—at my next ALDERTALK session. I will be at Deer Run Community Hall on April 26th from 12 – 2 p.m. and everyone is welcome to join. I’m sure we will have a great discussion. You can find the 2014 schedule for ALDERTALK at www.calgary.ca/aldertalk.
While it is now spring, we all know that the weather in this city does not necessarily agree with the calendar. Hopefully when this column finds you at a time when doing spring yard work is a real possibility. As the temperatures gradually get warmer the City will be rolling out an annual program to help you with your yard work. Between April 18th and June 1st, all three City landfills will waive fees for residential loads of leaves, branches, plants and other yard and garden material (no sod or soil). The City will compost this material, turning it into what is, in my opinion, a very useful resource. All you need to do is make sure the materials are left loose or in a paper yard waste bag, and head to the nearest landfill.
I use this column to share information that I hope you find valuable, but above all I want you to know that my staff and I are always available to hear your questions and concerns. You can always contact my office by phone at (403) 268-1653 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a warm and happy April!