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Contact: Stephen Dobson civics@lendrum.org with your concerns.



Civics deals with issues concerning planning, development and other information coming from our City Council. Our Civics Coordinator puts together our Community Response, based on your feedback, on issues such as transportation; zoning, land use and development; and city bylaws that affect our community and its livability for all.

One of the key issues at hand for Lendrum residents is the development of the University of Alberta - South Campus.



An Afternoon with Women and the Arts - March 10, 2018 - Hosted by Lori Sigurdson

AN AFTERNOON WITH WOMEN & THE ARTS - MARCH 10

For International Women's Day, Lori Sigurdson, MLA for Edmonton-Riverview, is hosting "An Afternoon with Women and the Arts".

It takes place on Saturday, March 10 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
at Victoria Golf Course Clubhouse at 12130 River Valley Road, Edmonton.


The event will highlight local female artists who will perform and showcase their art. There will be a special guest performance by a local Juno nominated singer. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

The event is FREE. There are just 65 tickets and they can be obtained at Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2HfwNfj


TOWN HALL WITH LINDA DUNCAN MP - FEB 22

Thursday, February 22, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fulton Place Community Hall at 6115 Fulton Road ( 104 Avenue / 62 Street)

Come with your questions and concerns about Federal Government Issues.


Don't Skip the Chip Program

UPCOMING MICROCHIP CLINICS

Bring your licensed, crated cat into the Animal Care & Control Centre (ACCC) at 13550 - 163 Street for placement of a microchip during one of our monthly Microchip Clinics. Clinics take place on the last Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM on any of these days: February 22, March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28

Visit Cat Microchip Clinics :: City of Edmonton


FEBRUARY 1, 2018 - TRANSIT FARE INCREASE ON MONTHLY PASSES AND TICKET PACKS

Starting February 1, Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is adjusting fares by approximately three per cent for adult, post-secondary, youth and seniors’ monthly passes and tickets. Fare adjustments start with February passes, even if purchased in January.
Further details at Transit fares change February 1, 2018
Complete list of fare changes.


JANUARY 29, 2018 - EDMONTON JOURNAL ARTICLE

Stolte, Elise. "Lendrum rezoning pilot project aims to avoid 'dog-and-pony-show'."   edmontonjournal.com, 28 Jan. 2018, edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/lendrum-rezoning-pilot-project-aims-to-avoid-dog-and-pony-show.


NEW HOME BEING BUILT NEXT TO YOU? - JAN 24

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Lendrum Community Hall
Are you interested in how the development process works?
Would you like tips on working with and speaking to a builder constructing a house next to you?

Come to Lendrum Community Hall's boardroom to meet with a City Planner.
Please email civics@lendrum.org if you are going to attend. This session is to learn about the current process.

If you want to discuss potential changes to infill policies, the City will hold sessions later this year. You can check the City's infill website at Infill Edmonton: Important Info for Home Buyers and Builders for upcoming dates.


UPCOMING WORKSHOP: ADDING SUSTAINABILITY IN DESIGNING NEW HALLS - JAN 24

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the EFCL Office, 7103 - 105 Street NW
Reserve your seat on Eventbrite today!

This workshop is designed to help those leagues looking to build new halls or major renovations (over $1 million) with adding sustainability and durability thinking into this process. Shafraaz Kaba from Manasc Isaac Architects will be joining us to bring his experience with sustainable designing practices.

Come and join the EFCL Green League and guests for dinner and discussion about the major community league projects happening across the City!


TERWILLEGAR DRIVE CONCEPT PLANNING STUDY UPDATE - JAN 24

terwillegar jan 24 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Drop-In) St. Thomas More Parish at 210 Haddow Close

The City of Edmonton has launched a Planning Study to update the Terwillegar Drive Concept Plan with a goal to develop a free-flow freeway configuration (no traffic signals) between Whitemud Drive and Anthony Henday Drive. The study includes the review and updating of interchange plans for Terwillegar Drive/Whitemud Drive, 23 Avenue, Rabbit Hill Road and 40 Avenue/Bulyea Road, as well as overpass plans at Haddow Drive.
Read the Terwillegar Drive Concept Plan Bulletin January.pdf

If you are not able to attend the event, all information materials will be posted online at Terwillegar Drive Concept Planning Study :: City of Edmonton and accompanied by an online survey and Question and Answer opportunity.


bennett-architect-aerial view

NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - JAN 23

Tuesday, January 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Lendrum Community Hall at 11335-57 Ave

An application has been made to rezone 11420-60 Ave NW. If approved, the zoning for Lot 1A, Block 18, Plan 1024711 would change from (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone to (DC2) Site Specific Development Control Provision. The proposal includes:

  • Two 6 storey buildings;
  • Approximately 126 rental apartment units including social housing, assisted housing and market-priced housing;
  • Underground parking;
  • Possible ancillary commercial uses such as daycare, convenience store.

This is a Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) project. Previous consultation has taken place and details about the Lendrum Home can be found at : www.itstartswithhome.com

Read the letter including the illustrative intent drafted by Bennett Architect


BASICS OF URBAN PLANNING - DECEMBER 2

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
EFCL Office, 7103 105 Street NW

Register on Eventbrite

Is your neighbourhood dealing with development and planning issues? Want to learn how to engage more fully in the city’s land planning process for your league? New to a civics director role or need some more information?
Join us to get a better understanding of good planning practice and the land use planning framework. Once we've covered some of the theory we will focus on giving you a chance to apply your knowledge to real-world planning questions.

Key learnings from this free course will include:
- a basic understanding of the policy context and legal framework within which planning operates.
- a review of the roles, rights and responsibilities of the many stakeholders.
- help with the task of reviewing planning applications.


ENGAGEMENT EDMONTON - 2017

The City of Edmonton is excited to provide fun and coordinated engagement events throughout November and December of this year. Join in to discuss 14 unique topics spread throughout five evenings.
Share your voice on many important topics in one convenient location at one time.

All events are taking place from 4:00 to 8:00 PM
November 14: Southwest Edmonton: Blue Quill Community League at 11304 - 25 Ave NW
November 16: Southeast Edmonton: Mill Woods Town Centre Mall at 2331 - 66 Street NW

November 23: Northeast Edmonton: Archbishop O'Leary High School at 8760 - 132 Ave NW
November 30: Northwest Edmonton: Crestwood Community League at 14325 - 96 Ave NW
December 7: Downtown Edmonton: Edmonton Tower Main Lobby at 10111 - 104 Ave NW

Free food and warm beverages, Les Bucherons Maple Sugar Shack, children’s programming and much more will also be onsite for our event!
If you would like to attend one of theses events and need help getting to the location, please contact 780.442.4382.
Let us know you’re coming, find us on Eventbrite:engage-edmonton.eventbrite.ca
For more information, visit edmonton.ca/publicengagement


PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - RE: ROLLIE MILES ATHLETIC PARK - NOV 8

Wednesday, November 8, DROP-IN between 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Strathcona Composite High School at 10450 - 72 Ave NW

You’re invited to participate in a hands-on workshop where participants will work with identified priorities to explore how each facility amenity could be physically arranged in the park. This exercise will help inform the draft Functional Program for Rollie Miles Community Recreation Facility and Park.
For more information on the project, visit: Rollie Miles Athletic Field District Park Renewal


CITY OF EDMONTON RECREATION CENTRES NOV 1 - 30

The City of Edmonton is offering a free two-week trial at their recreation centres in November. Try before you buy! Conditions apply.
For more info visit Exclusive Membership Benefits :: City of Edmonton
Don't forget - you also receive a discount on recreation centre passes with your Lendrum Community League Membership!


PEDESTRIAN STREET CROSSING

October 29, 2017 - Lendrum has several uncontrolled street crossings on 60th Avenue. Children going to Avalon, cyclists and commuters regularly use these crossings.

If you have an questions about street crossings in Lendrum, please contact civics@lendrum.org
If you have concerns, the Lendrum Community League Board can review the concerns and potentially send a letter to the City.


CENTRAL AREA COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY LEAGUES (CACCL)

October 29, 2017 - The Central Area Council Of Community Leagues (CACCL) is an opportunity to discuss City planning among the community leagues of Grandview, Lansdowne, Belgravia, Parkallen, Pleasantview, Empire Park, Queen Alexander, Allendale, McKernan, Strathcona and Garneau.

CACCL last met October 18th and discussed concerns about the 109th Street Area Redevelopment Plan. The plan allows four story buildings and bars along 109 street. CACCL discussed the transition from large buildings to adjacent single family homes on 108 and 107 streets, the size of bars, and parking requirements.


PUBLIC MEETING ON ALBERTA HERITAGE SAVINGS TRUST FUND - OCTOBER 26, 2017

Heritage SavingsTrust Fund Oct 26, 2017 Info

You’re invited to attend the public meeting on October 26 at 7:00 PM at the Edmonton Federal Building at 9820 - 107 Street.

Did you know the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund is worth over $17 billion? The Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund invites you to learn more about our province’s primary long-term savings account.

Watch the archived video of the public meeting and answer the Feedback Survey at http://www.assembly.ab.ca/committees/abheritagetrustfund/


PITCH YOUR PROJECT - OCTOBER 25, 2017

Pitch Your Project Oct 25, 2017 Info

During the October 25, 2017 South West Recreation Network Event , the City invites your organization to bring forward your community project to pitch to the Network. These project pitches could be for a community event, a new program you want to offer, or even to help build new connections with neighbours or groups. These projects must be completed in 2017.


This will be a “Dragon’s Den” style of presentation and will be voted on by other members of the network in attendance. It is our hope this will inspire participants to share some of their great ideas, as well as get support to move these projects forward. The City of Edmonton will be funding up to $3,000 toward community projects that evening.

Submit your Project Idea by October 20th to: Anna.Vesala@edmonton.ca
To make your Pitch! RSVP to the Event
Read the full details of this exciting event on: Pitch Your Project.pdf 112KB


NEW BUS ROUTES BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

Starting September 5, 2017, Route 55 will continue to serve the neighbourhoods of Malmo and Lendrum. ETS will also introduce two new routes, Route 318 and 319, which will operate every 60 minutes during weekday midday and Saturdays.

Advocating to keep the Lendrum Bus Route was very much a multi-generational team effort: Great job Lendrumers and Lendrumites!
Thank you to Lendrum resident Glenn Miller for his steadfast advocating. Thanks to everyone who signed the petitions: more than 250 signatures, to Marlene for her great map showing the service cuts, Young Life for distributing the flyers, Seniors United Now for successfully bending the ears of the ETS Administration, and the Seniors Advocate of Alberta!


Maps and Schedules for new Bus Routes 55, 318, 319 effective September 5, 2017 732KB pdf


CITY OF EDMONTON LEISURE ACCESS PROGRAM & RIDE TRANSIT PROGRAM - EFFECTIVE JULY 4, 2017

The Leisure Access and Ride Transit Programs are both subsidy based and publicly funded programs designed to remove some of the financial barriers associated with using City of Edmonton operated recreation and attraction facilities and public transit. These programs are income based subsidies, available to Edmonton residents only, who meet certain criteria.
Visit City of Edmonton website to determine if you qualify.


CITY IS CONCERNED ABOUT DOOR TO DOOR SALES

The City of Edmonton's Neighbourhood Empowerment Team is interested in hearing about the experiences Edmontonians who are 55+ have had with door to door sales in the city. Share your experiences by completing this ONLINE SURVEY.

Contact Connie Marciniuk at connie.marciniuk@edmonton.ca or 780.975.3921 if you have any questions or would like to provide additional feedback not captured in the survey. Not all questions need to be answered to submit the survey.


CIVICS UPDATE: INFILL AND CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES


residential infill website

March 2017 - Do you have questions about infill and construction practices?
Visit the City of Edmonton’s new infill site City of Edmonton - Residential Infill
The site includes information on permitting and good construction practices for behaviour, safety, and potential damage to neighbours’ property. An infill project is the future home of your neighbour. Early cooperation and patience builds a good long-term relationship.

If Lendrum residents express sufficient interest, the Lendrum Community League can host a City of Edmonton presentation on permits and best practices for contractors. Contact civics@lendrum.org if you are interested. Please identify specific questions if you have any.
If there is sufficient interest the presentation would be in June at the Community Hall.
The presentation would focus on existing rules. Most of the information is on the City’s website or available through 311 and the presentation would highlight that information.

The presentation would not discuss the apartment building being considered for the north of Lendrum. A separate consultation process is underway for that project. Visit Capital Regional Housing Lendrum Redevelopment Of Lendrum Manor & Lendrum Villa for details.


INFORMATION ON COYOTES


Tips for Coexistence - In the fall of 2016, there was an increase in the number of Aggressive Coyote Encounters on the U of A South Campus

Coyotes are seen regularly on the University Farm and sometime travel into Lendrum streets and alley-ways at night.

The Edmonton Urban Coyote Project is a joint U of A / City of Edmonton website, where you can report coyote sightings and learn more about coyotes.

Coyotes :: City of Edmonton provides information on what to do if you encounter a coyote.

For safety tips for you and your pets visit read What To Do If You Encounter A Coyote and AB Environment and Parks Coyotes - FAQ


coyotes in Lendrum image by Shawn McCready
Photo by Shawn McCready

YOUR PET - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Your Pet - Your Responsibility

Dogs :: City of Edmonton - Everything you need to know about owning or interacting with a dog within the City limits.

Dog Off-Leash Areas :: City of Edmonton - 40 areas where your dog can run and play without having you on the other end of the leash. Lendrum does NOT have an off leash area.
The U of A Farm is NOT an off leash area.

Pets & Wildlife :: City of Edmonton

Found Pets at the Animal Care and Control Centre


FOUND PETS

The Found Pets Search is a public database of the dogs, cats and small pets currently being held for safe-keeping at the Edmonton Animal Care & Control Centre. The database is updated every 20 minutes, if need be. If you have lost a cat, dog or small pet, (or happen to be missing a chicken) start by using this search tool.


LENDRUM IS SEEKING DONATIONS FOR PARK BENCHES

bench

The next time you visit the Lendrum Park, rest a spell on one of the benches that was purchased through kind donations to the -
Benchmark Program :: City of Edmonton.

The City’s Benchmark Program was established to offer individuals and groups the opportunity to honour friends and loved ones, or to celebrate special events through the refurbishment of an existing park bench, or the installation of a new bench. A bronze plaque will be placed on the bench to serve as a lasting tribute. Opportunities also exist for park tables.

TYPE OF BENCH COST INCLUDES
New Park Bench (all styles) $4000 Installation of new bench on parkland with memorial plaque. Includes 10-year maintenance plan.
Existing Bench (aggregate and heritage styles only) $4000 Complete rebuild of an existing bench with the addition of a memorial plaque. Includes 10-year maintenance plan.
More details are at Benchmark Program :: City of Edmonton or contact Harvey Guhl at 780.504.7046 or athleticpark@lendrum.org to learn how you can help add more benches to the park.


CITY OF EDMONTON - RESIDENTIAL INFILL

May 25, 2016 - To improve the accessibility of information about the many process changes and educational tools in progress to improve infill activities, the City of Edmonton in May of 2016 launched a new infill website at cityofedmontoninfill.ca

To address the varied views and opinions on the topic, the City focused their messaging on three groups: communities, builders, and homebuyers.

The City considers it to be "a powerful tool in communicating the place infill has in Edmonton’s future".

On the website you may also sign up for the Evolving Infill Newsletter to learn about the latest infill related news and initiatives.

City of Edmonton - Residential Infill: News - Mature Neighbourhood Overlay Review

Mature Neighbourhood Overlay :: City of Edmonton



CITY OF EDMONTON - PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

The City of Edmonton is committed to involving the people affected by the decisions it makes. The City seeks diverse opinions, experiences and information so that a wide spectrum of information is available to decision makers. Please check Public Engagement :: City of Edmonton for Surveys and a list of topics under discussion.
Within the website you will also find the Online Comment Cards :: City of Edmonton. Making comments helps the City to improve facilities by telling what you loved and what you’d like to see changed.
For various topics of concern visit Residential and Neighbourhood :: City of Edmonton



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