The yearly meeting of Calgary Ward 2 community associations, Calgary Police Service, and our Alderman Gord Lowe took place this week on Tuesday the 18th. I attended on behalf of the Hawkwood Community Association. The meeting is an opportunity to share successes, discuss community concerns, and receive a City Hall update from Alderman Lowe. Here are some important points I think will be relevant for Hawkwood Residents:
Calgary Police Service (CPS) Update
Generally, things in our area are quiet.
- There have been recent car prowlings to steal garage doors openers and use them to break into homes. Please lock your vehicles and consider not leaving openers in vehicles that live outside
- The CPS HUB Alerting & Reporting system is a great way for residents to stay informed of police events
Royal Oak Community Pace Car Program
- Royal Oak is test driving a community pace car program that has been successfully implemented in communities along the East Coast.
Stampede Activities in our Area
Ranchlands is hosting a free Stampede Breakfast on July 6th. They have extended a gracious invite for Hawkwood residents.
The Hamptons is hosting a pre-Stampede breakfast at their outdoor rink on June 29th between 9:00am and 11:30am
- The Hawkwood Community Association’s WCEF grant application was approved and will be put before the Committee on July 4th where it is expected to pass
- The City has provided 10 one day passes to the Calgary Zoo. The HCA will award them to volunteers or award them as prizes at community events
- TELUS “Streetlight” Program
- Proposed series of clustered cellular phone antennae mounted on lamp posts in the city at approx. 5′ elevation from the ground
- One is proposed near the Baptist Church on John Laurie Blvd.
- Alderman Lowe does not support the current plan. Instead, he wants the cabinets holding the antennae to be at ground level, and potentially landscaped where appropriate.
- Northwest Recreation Center concept drawings will be released in September
- The HCA will post a link when they are available
Cell Tower in Hawkwood Update
- The City has issued a letter of non-support. This is the most stringent response the City can issue and effectively forces the send the matter to Industry Canada for consideration.