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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.



122 STREET RECONSTRUCTION

June 2018 - Starting, Monday June 11th and working right until the end of the season (October 31, or later depending on weather), 122 Street is getting reconstructed.
Traffic will be down to one lane in each direction for the duration of construction. Construction will start near 51 Ave on the north bound lanes.
Full details can be found at 122 Street Reconstruction - Grandview Community League


60 STREET LRT PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

The City will be installing mechanical arms at the 60th street LRT pedestrian crossing.


CAPITAL REGION HOUSING - LENDRUM REDEVELOPMENT

The City approved the rezoning of the land north of 60th Street. The Capital Regional Housing Corporation can now build a 6-storey building on the site that currently has two 3-storey apartment buildings.


CITY OF EDMONTON - BIG BIN EVENTS 2018

May 2018 - The City of Edmonton is hosting Big Bin events for household items that can’t be set out for regular waste collection. Twelve weekend events will be held in various locations throughout the City.
All events will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Visit 2018 Big Bin Events Schedule for locations and dates.


BUS NETWORK REDESIGN - ONLINE SURVEY

If you are unable to attend a community workshop, the City hopes to collect your feedback on the new draft bus network through their online survey. The online survey will allow you to explore the bus network and provide us with your ideas of how the draft network could be refined.
Bus Network Redesign Online Survey Survey is open until June 30


Bus Network Redesign April 2018

BUS NETWORK PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS
APRIL 12 - JUNE 14, 2018


The public's role is to share their ideas on how to adapt and adjust the new network to better serve more Edmontonians. At the workshops, allow about 30 minutes to view maps and share your feedback. There will be videos, information boards, maps and table stations where you can share your opinions on the proposed network.

Workshops take place from April 12 to June 14, 2018 at various locations in the city.
To find the City Schedule of Workshop Dates, the Proposed Route Types and Maps of the Bus Network Redesign, and a Link to Online Survey (April 12 to June 30, 2018) visit:
Bus Network Public Engagement :: City of Edmonton

Below is a list of upcoming workshops that are on the southside, but please confirm with the City Schedule prior to going in case details have changed:

  • Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at The Meadows Community Recreation Centre (Main Lobby) at 2704 - 17 Street
  • Wednesday, May 23 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at Southgate Mall (Centre Court - Bay)
  • Thursday, May 24 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at Southgate Mall (Centre Court - Bay)
  • Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Strathcona Library (Program Room) at 8331 - 104 Street
  • Saturday, June 9 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Bonnie Doon Mall (Promo Court)
  • Tuesday, June 12 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at Mill Woods Town Centre (Centre Court) at 2331 - 66 Street
  • Thursday, June 14 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at Mill Woods Library (Program Room) at 2610 Hewes Way

GRASS AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION CHANGES SURVEY

The City of Edmonton is asking residents to share their feedback and perspectives on possible changes to grass and yard waste collection services. Grass and Yard Waste Collection Changes Survey Survey is open until May 1


EDMONTON STREET SWEEPING

Street sweeping begins in April and can take up to seven weeks weather permitting. Please do not park on the street when street sweepers are scheduled to be in your area. Vehicles in violation will be towed out of the path of sweepers and may be ticketed.
For the Street Sweeping Schedule for your neighbourhood or where you work, visit: Street Sweeping Map


GROAT ROAD BRIDGES & ROAD RENEWAL PROJECT

Construction is slated to begin on April 23, 2018 with anticipated completion in the second half of 2020. Traffic on Groat Road from 87 Avenue to Victoria Park Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction to accommodate bridge rehabilitations including Groat Bridge, Emily Murphy Park Road Bridge and Groat Road over Victoria Park Road Bridge. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Cyclists are asked to dismount when crossing the bridge. Read more at Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal Project


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: April 26, May 31, June 28

Visit Cat Microchip Clinics :: City of Edmonton


IDENTIFYING WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO SENIORS' HEALTH IN ALBERTA

The Seniors' Health Research Priority Setting Partnership is conducting a Survey to determine the priority areas for seniors' health research. You are invited to take part if you live or work in Alberta and are:


SENIOR ANNUAL EDMONTON TRANSIT PASS

Residents of Edmonton, 65 years of age and older qualify for a Senior Annual Edmonton Transit Pass. Annual passes are non-transferable.
Senior Annual Passes are valid from April 1 of the current year until March 31 of the next year.
Passes go on sale each year at the begining of March and are sold until December.
They are not prorated regardless of when they are purchased.
The Senior Annual Pass can only be purchased at the Edmonton Service Centre or through the mail-in program.


Passes can be used for unlimited travel on all Edmonton Transit buses, the LRT and DATS (for registered DATS users). These passes are NOT accepted on the route 747 with service to Edmonton International Airport, or regional transit vehicles.
More info on application details and renewal can be found at Senior Fares:: City of Edmonton


SCHOOL ZONES ARE BECOMING PLAYGROUND ZONES

All school zones are scheduled to be changed to playground zones by the end of March 2018.
30 km playground zones are from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM (7:30-21:00) every day, not just school days.
Details, including a map can be found at School Zones Are Becoming Playground Zones:: City of Edmonton


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - MARCH 19

Public Hearing CRH - March 19

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall


City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider the proposed Bylaw 18324: Rezone Lot 1A, Block 18, Plan 1024711, from (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone, to (DC2) Site Specific Development Control Provision. This will allow for the redevelopment of this site with 2 new apartment buildings, each a maximum of 6 storeys in height, providing for a maximum of 126 residential units on the site. This could also allw for small, neighbourhood-serving commerical uses including a daycare and cafe.


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.


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.


BENCHMARK PROGRAM - CITY OF EDMONTON

bench

The next time you visit the Lendrum Park, rest a spell on one of the benches that was purchased through kind donations.

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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