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Safer McCauley March Update

PROBLEM PROPERTIES, ACTION PLAN: – POSTPONED
City Council, Urban Planning Committee Meeting
Monday, March 16th, 1:30 p.m.

In consultation with community, the City of Edmonton Problem Properties Initiative has reviewed its practices and developed a new action plan. The plan will be presented to City Council’s Urban Planning Committee on March 16th. All are welcome to attend, and to register to speak. To view the action plan click on the meeting agenda link below, then click on “addendum.”

Meeting agenda: http://sirepub.edmonton.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=2655&doctype=AGENDA

Request to speak: http://coewebapps.edmonton.ca/rqspeak/

Online Reporting: Community members can now report a problem property confidentially online:

https://www.edmonton.ca/residential_neighbourhoods/report-a-problem-property.aspx

MCCAULEY DOG WALKABOUT: – POSTPONED
Thursday, March 19th. Meet shortly before 7 p.m. at Giovanni Caboto Park fountain.

Knowing our neighbours, and being present together outside our houses increases vibrancy and safety in McCauley. Join neighbours and fellow dog-lovers for a monthly 30-minute “pack walk” in McCauley. All are welcome. Bring your family and friends. Dogs are optional! We’ll explore a different area of our neighbourhood each time out.

NEEDLE CLEAN-UP:

Boyle Street Ventures (BSV) now picks up stray needles from private property. Barring any change to funding, this service is available free of charge, Monday to Friday (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-noon). Community members can call BSV at 780-426-0500 for service. Calls to 311 requesting needle clean up on private property are now referred to BSV. Capital City Cleanup continues to respond to calls regarding needles on public property. Crews from BSV and the Mustard Seed are proactively cleaning up needle debris throughout McCauley on a regular basis.

Needle boxes: We continue to encourage community members to practice safe needle disposal. If your household requires a free sharps container, please let me know.

COFFEE WITH A COP – POSTPONED

The Coffee with a Cop event tentatively scheduled for April 7th is postponed. The deployment of the EPS Downtown Division Beats Team is currently being redesigned. Upon the completion of that redesign, we will reschedule an opportunity for community members to engage with our local EPS members.

EDMONTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, SURVEY:

The Edmonton Community Development Company wants to hear you thoughts on the best possible use of the Paskin Site at 95 Street and 106 Avenue. Access their survey here: https://fs29.formsite.com/K9Ys0y/McCauley-Paskin-Site/index.html

Mark is REACH Edmonton’s McCauley Community Convener. He can be contacted at mark.davis@reachedmonton.ca.

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