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Pleasantview Community League Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm

Online via Google Meet


Log in to hear about what’s been going on in your community this past year, including updates on the playground renewal and the neighbourhood renewal. Guest speakers include City Councillor Michael Janz and reps from the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Police Services, and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL).


We’ll be holding elections for several board positions, including President, Treasurer, Secretary, Programs, Facilities, Memberships, and Director-at-Large. The AGM is also an opportunity to voice your concerns about the community.


And … there will be door prizes!



To register for the AGM, please email secretary@pleasantviewcommunityleague.ca



Building Great Neighbourhood-Pleasantview:

Pleasantview has been chosen for neighbourhood renewal beginning construction in spring 2022 with anticipated completion in 2023.

Latest Update:

Construction Update -

May 2022

Beginning this spring, Pleasantview will be experiencing Neighbourhood Renewal construction. The construction work consists of removal and replacement of public sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, as well as street lighting, reconstruction and paving of the road. The construction in front of your house could be up to 12 weeks (weather dependent).

106 Street Construction Impacts

Work is underway which will temporarily impact the mobility network surrounding 106 Street from 53 to 56 Avenue. The first stage of construction is to construct a retaining wall along the west side of 106 Street from 54 to 56 Avenue. The work will start on May 19, 2022, with anticipated completion by the end of October, 2022.


On-street signage will direct people walking, rolling, cycling and driving to alternative routes.


While walking and rolling: While walking and rolling (strollers, wheelchairs and walkers), pedestrians of all ages and abilities are directed to use the sidewalk on the east side of 106 Street.

While driving: Vehicle traffic will be impacted and will be directed to alternative routes with on-street signage:

  • Southbound vehicle closure with detours along 56 Avenue, 105 Street and 55 Avenue to Calgary Trail

  • Northbound vehicles will use the existing lane

  • Vehicles will still have access to Mount Pleasant Cemetery with the staged closure

While cycling: To enhance the comfort and safety of this bike detour along local roadways, the following measures will be in place:

  • Southbound dedicated bike lane

  • Northbound cyclists use the existing lane

Please see this map of the Pleasantview neighbourhood for the work planned in 2022.

Contact the Project Team

If you have any questions please contact Aladdin Benayad, Delivery Project Manager, at aladdin.benayad@edmonton.ca.

Visit edmonton.ca/BuildingPleasantview for more information.

Links:

Project updates: Click Link Here

Project Final Design Digital Booklet: Click Link Here

Project Final Design Youtube Presentation: Click Link Here

Sidewalk Improvement Fees:

The Board received a couple of inquiries regarding the sidewalk improvement fees. I was able to touch base with a couple of the project managers overseeing the Pleasantview Neighborhood Renewal project and was provided with the following information:

  1. If residents are opposed to paying their portion of the neighbourhood renewal improvement fee, is there any other appeal process other than what is outlined in the information package they received with their Local Improvement Notice?

Response: No, that is correct. If a resident is not in favour of sidewalk reconstruction they may file a petition against the improvement as outlined in the information package they received in the mail with their improvement notice.

  1. There are a number of new builds in the area and folks are wondering if consideration will be given to leaving recently replaced driveway/crossings as is? And if so:

-Do residents have to make a formal request to have their property reviewed? and,

- If it is determined a portion or all of the driveway access can remain, will their improvement fee be revised?.

Response (as per email ):

..In the spring detailed design walks are completed to verify the proposed design created by the engineering consultant. During the detailed design walks, the designer confirms catch basin elevations, slopes on the boulevard, existing grades on lots, pavement structures, longitudinal drainage on the city sidewalk, grades on driveways/crossings and private & boulevard connectors. The designer has to ensure the complete streets guidelines are being met when they are designing each street and avenue. There are other requirements that need to be met by Epcor drainage and other utility companies during the design and construction of the neighbourhood as well.

1.) Each street/avenue will be reviewed in the spring/summer. Residents do not need to contact us.

2.) No, the improvement fee is only for the sidewalks. Driveways/crossings are not charged back to the residents.

Note: I was also verbally advised that residents will know ahead of time whether or not newer driveway crossings will need to be replaced to meet the above construction guidelines.

Have a great day all,

Joan, Civics Director

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Edmonton Sport Council on your Community League

The Sport Council is funded primarily by a grant from the City of Edmonton to support sport, active recreation and active living for all Edmontonians. We maintain two online databases that are free to access through our website [https://www.edmontonsport.com/]:

- a database of sport and active recreation organizations [https://www.edmontonsport.com/activity_search]

- a database of sport and recreation facilities [https://www.edmontonsport.com/facility_search]


Survey Results


-What We Heard Report for the first Playground Survey: Click here

-Decorative Street Light Survey Results!

New Local Opportunities

River Valley Parkrun, Edmonton

How are your New Year’s health and wellness resolutions going? Not too well? Mine, too. There is no need for concern, there is no need to wait until January 1st, it’s never too late to start again. Spring is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to recommit to a healthier lifestyle.

Say ‘hello’ to “parkrun,” an international organisation tasked with providing free weekly 5k events at more than 1,850 locations in 23 countries across five continents. Whether you are young or old or in your prime, whether you are there to run, walk, jog or volunteer the reasons to take part are clear. You will be a witness to the improvements in the mental and physical health and fitness of yourself and others. There is an opportunity to meet new people and to be part of both a local community and a much broader international movement.

Edmonton’s event goes every Saturday morning at 9 o’clock from near the parking lot for Victoria Park, on River Valley Road. Rest assured that you won’t be the last to finish. One of the most important volunteer roles is ‘tail walker,’ who, as the name suggests, walks behind the other participants. The emphasis, whether you walk with a young child, go round in a wheelchair, jog, run hard or volunteer, is on what you can do rather than what you can’t. You are always welcome either by yourself or with a group of family, friends and teammates.

Below is a link to Edmonton’s event, but before you click it, I suggest you do the Google thing and see what others are saying about “parkrun” in places around the world. Also, check out a few of the videos such as this one on YouTube to get a feel for the atmosphere. Then you can hone in on the details of Edmonton’s very own event.


When you are ready, parkrun will also be ready to welcome you. I hope to see you there!

-Brian Clark

In short, River Valley Parkrun, Edmonton:

· What:

  • Is a weekly (52 weeks a year) 5km run (that also welcomes walkers / joggers / wheelchair participants / dog walkers).

  • Is free (no financial cost to participants) to ensure accessibility.

  • Tracks and posts times / positions so participants can monitor personal progress.

  • Requires no long-term commitment for participants (although once most have tried it once they tend to return!)

  • Aims to promote accessible physical activity for all ages using a volunteer-driven model that has proven effective elsewhere in Canada and around the world.

  • Started on 15th June 2019, ran for 39 weeks until March 2020 and recommenced in September 2021.

  • Has so far attracted 550 different participants who have completed 1,729 parkruns in Edmonton covering a total distance of 8,645km (as of March 23, 2022).

  • Has already attracted 'parkrun tourists' to Edmonton from as far afield as Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, and Myanmar.

  • Relies entirely on volunteers: a total of 70 individuals have volunteered so far.

  • Is one of 32 parkrun events held weekly in locations across Canada and currently one of over 1,850 events held globally, which attract a combined total of more than 120,000 runners and 23,000 volunteers weekly

· Where:

  • Takes place along the Edmonton river valley bike trails (using the same course each week).

· When:

  • Starts and finishes across from Victoria Park skating oval at 9 am every Saturday morning.


Further details can be found at:

https://www.parkrun.ca/rivervalleyedmonton/ (local event website)

https://www.facebook.com/RiverValleyParkrunEdmonton (local event Facebook page)

https://www.parkrun.ca/ (parkrun Canada site)

https://www.parkrun.com/ (international site)

Or email the local organizers at: rivervalleyedmonton@parkrun.com


Catch Basins:

Our crews are working 24/7 to respond to catch basin ponding requests. Catch basins are the drains in your neighbourhood that allow water to drain into the storm water system. Thank you to the residents who are submitting those catch basin requests through 311. There are over 63,000 catch basins across the city, so knowing where these issues are helps us get to them in a timely manner.


Did you know? The Open Data Portal has a map of every catch basin here: https://data.edmonton.ca/Externally-Sourced-Datasets/Drainage-Map-View-Catch-Basin-Leads/8ma6-xpt5