Epcor West Edmonton Transmission Line Project

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Epcor is proposing to build new transmission lines from their Poundmaker to Meadowlark substations.

Each of the segments in the map above is a potential route for the new above ground transmission lines. Segment A would follow the Anthony Henday Utility Corridor and the Whitemud Drive Corridor. Segments B through G would require building new lines in Glenwood, above ground, and between homes and the sound barrier along 170th street.

Any route selected by Epcor requires the approval of the Alberta Utilities Commission. Your property in Glenwood might be directly adjacent, or in close proximity to a potential route that could mean the construction of new transmission lines in Glenwood. If this is the case, you can make a submission to the utilities regulator.

Vist http://bit.ly/transmissionlines1 to download the information packet from Epcor which includes contact information for the Utilities Commission. Visit http://bit.ly/transmissionlines2 to view a cross section of where the lines would be placed in Glenwood on the east side of the sound barrier

Please contact the Glenwood Community League if you have questions about this notice – 780-489-7571 or glenwoodcommunity@hotmail.com. The community league would appreciate hearing your thoughts so we can also write to the Utilities Commission reflecting the opinion of our residents.

Lend a hand to your community, join a ‘work bee’ this Saturday!

Just a reminder that THIS Saturday, April 6th from 9am to 5pm we are looking for some volunteers to drop by the Community Hall to help out with our Spring Work Bee. Please let us know if you are able to help out for an hour or more. We are providing some refreshments for helpers so come on out and help us tear some things down, put some things up, empty cupboards, sweep the parking lot and several other little jobs. Many hands make light work!!! Comment here if you can make it for some of the day… Thanks!

This New Year, Cast a Vote for Glenwood!

Please a take a moment and back your community in the 2013 edition of Avenue Edmonton’s Best Neighbourhoods survey!

Our second annual Best Neighbourhoods survey is up and ready for you to fill out. Just like last year, by filling out the survey, each respondent is entered into a draw for some great monthly prizes, including meals at some of Edmonton’s finest restaurants. The January prize? We have a $100 gift certificate to use at Cibo Bistro. – via AvenueEdmonton.com

Zoning Bylaw Amendments for Residential Zones and Mature Communities

City Administration is proposing a large series of amendments to the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (which establishes rules for the built-form of residential developments in mature communities) and a number of residential zones. The changes are being proposed as part of an implementation strategy for the Residential Infill Guidelines (policy passed in 2010 which lays out desired locations and guidelines for infill development, and multiple housing types. Some of the changes include loosening the restrictions on front-garages, giving development officers more discretion as to their location and design. Others include allowing duplex and semi-detached housing in certain locations under the RF1 zone. Which currently requires a rezoning to another residential zone (typically RF3 or RF4).

Some information from the EFCL is available here, as well as dates for community workshops on the subject. Below are presentation materials from the city and the complete Council report showing mark-ups of all the proposed changes. We hope to have a more readable breakdown of the proposed changes available in the future. For now however, please give these a read, and contact us with your feedbank. Thank you.