Kitchener Park Construction! Keep an eye on the park please!

New playground equipment is being installed now! Spray park operations should be unaffected.

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Jasper Ave Redevelopment June Meeting

Jasper Avenue Redevelopment Meeting: Summary Notes                                       

June 1, 2015  Attendance: 55 people

 

 

Meeting Opening

Oliver Community League Board Member Jarrett Campbell began the meeting with a presentation that provided participants with background information on the Jasper Avenue renewal, including an overview of the capital planning process and the potential opportunities that could be leveraged.

After the initial introduction and presentation on background information, participants broke into six small groups to brainstorm two initial questions:

1: What is your vision for a renewed Jasper Avenue?

2: What groups need to be engaged as part of this process? How should they be engaged?

Discussion #1: What is your vision for a renewed Jasper Avenue

  • ·         A frequently raised point by participants was safety. Those in attendance at the meeting believe that the most important part of a renewal of Jasper will be to make the street safer for pedestrians.
    • o   The current design of the road makes it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians in uncontrolled crosswalks, who may be up to seven lanes away. Every crossing on Jasper should have some sort of signal device (i.e. traffic lights or pedestrian lights).
  • ·         More broadly, participants believed that a renewed Jasper Avenue needs to strike a better balance between the needs of pedestrians and the needs of people commuting by car.
    • o   Importantly, session participants recognized the importance of Jasper Avenue as a commuter route for people travelling out of downtown by car, but also noted its importance as the main street in Oliver – a neighbourhood with a high number of people who commute by bicycle and by walking. The redesign should not give preference to one of these groups over the others.
  • ·         Participants believed that it was a false dichotomy to suggest that road lanes would have to be removed in order to accommodate wider, more pedestrian friendly sidewalks. Rather, they believed that lanes could be made more narrow in order to accommodate the expanded sidewalk.
    • o   Participants believed that narrower lanes could have the additional benefit of lowering the average speed of traffic. Drivers base their speed on what they feel is safe, not on the posted speed limit. The existing wide lanes encourage drivers to exceed the 50 kilometre per hour speed limit, adding to safety concerns.
  • ·         It was suggested that the design process examine other high-pedestrian traffic areas of the City for examples. These included 124th Street, 118th Avenue, and 82nd Avenue.

Discussion #2: What groups need to be engaged as part of this process? How should they be engaged?

  • ·         Participants want both the Community League and the City to engage broadly with the community, and with Edmontonians as a whole. They specifically asked that in addition to Oliver residents the following groups be targeted for engagement:
    • o   Local seniors
    • o   Local business owners and operators
    • o   Communities to the west of Oliver (Glenora, etc)
  • ·         A wide range of engagement techniques were recommended, including:
    • o   Door-knocking
    • o   Pop-up/street-level engagement booths
    • o   Design charrettes
    • o   Community meetings
  • ·         In addition to engagement, participants asked the League to ensure that information about the Jasper Avenue redesign is frequently distributed throughout the process so that residents are able to stay up to date. This could include information sharing through:
    • o   The Community League website
    • o   The Yards and other local media outlets
    • o   Direct mail/postcards
    • o   Information displayed at local businesses
  • ·         Lastly, participants recommended the Community League ensure that representatives from the City are involved in the process and in attendance at engagement events to help answer questions from the general public.

The Process Going Forward

  • ·         The Community League will finalize a consultation process in the coming weeks and will publicize further details online as they become available.
  • ·         The Community led process will conclude in early Fall 2015. A summary of the results from this process will be presented to the City once the City led consultation begins.

 

 

 

 

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Summer Swim Times

Bring your membership card and have fun!

Outdoor Pool Schedule:

 

Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool

May 30 – August 29, 2015: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Oliver Outdoor Pool

June 14 - Sept 6, 2015: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool

May 31 – August 28, 2015: Sunday & Tuesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday & Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Mill Creek Outdoor Pool

May 30 - Sept 6, 2015: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Summer Student Position

Oliver Community League requires a summer student to help plan, coordinate, and execute community events.  Starting June 1 for 8 weeks; 30 hours/week.  Variable hours.  Reporting to board of directors and working alongside office manager.

Ideal candidate will be a post-secondary student of an event planner program, a self-starter, and enjoy working with a diverse and dynamic community.

For more information or to apply, please email info@olivercommunity.com  with SUMMER STUDENT in the subject line.  Applications close May 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF OLIVER COMMUNITY LEAGUE

Join us for our Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, April 29, 7 pm
10326 118 Street (Oliver Community Hall)

Why attend?
- Meet your neighbors and league representatives
- Have your say in who is on your league’s board of directors
- Review your league’s financials
- Celebrate your league’s successes

More information on the board positions that are available coming soon.

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Molson Judicial Review Unsuccessful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

We are disappointed to announce that the Oliver Community League's judicial review of the Molson Site redevelopment was rejected by the Court of Queen's Bench.

Although the court found no breaches in procedural fairness upon which to overturn the development's approval, many Oliver residents were deeply unsatisfied with the rezoning and the re-zoning process and the League remains committed to advocating on their behalf.

Regardless of this specific case, we will continue to work with the City of Edmonton to ensure that development in our community is done in ways that meets the needs of all our residents, and meets up to the City's goal of creating walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented neighbourhoods.

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Capital Budget Advocacy

The Oliver Community League is advocating on behalf of its residents for the 2015-2018 Capital Budget. We are particular concerned with the proposed treatment of Jasper Avenue. This is the document we have provided to our Mayor & Council:

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Molson Judicial Review

Oliver Community League Files Judicial Review Against Molson Site Redevelopment

Based on concerns with the process, the Oliver Community League (OCL) applied for a judicial review of the Molson brewery site rezoning. This application was followed by several Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act requests. The League believes the information contained in the FOIPP response confirm there were a number of irregularities in the process.

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Special General Meeting

You are cordially invited to the Oliver Community League’s upcoming special general meeting!

The meeting will be taking place on Monday, 15 September 2014 in the Oliver Community League Hall (10326 118 St) starting at 7pm. The meeting is open to all members and the public is also welcome.

This is a great chance to learn more about what the league is working on and what’s coming up in the future. We’ll be considering several financial items and getting important feedback from community members on the league’s draft strategic plan. More SGM information and materials can be found here.

Oliver Community League memberships for the 2014-2015 year will be available at the door and are free!

We hope to see you there!

For more information please contact Ryan at secretary@olivercommunity.com.

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The OCL is hiring!

The Oliver Community League is hiring!

 

Over the past several years the Oliver Community has added considerable capacity in many areas. To help accommodate some growth pressures the league is looking to hire a part-time Office Manager.

Our ideal employee is someone who is passionate about improving their community & their city, is capable of working independently and who lives in or near Oliver.

 

Responsibilities are:

• Filing, scanning and uploading documentation;

• Membership & financial data entry;

• Answer incoming calls & emails and direct and/or provide information;

• Ordering office supplies and other related tasks;

• Typing of memos, forms and lists;

• Create, coordinate, organized and distribute documents;

• Communicate with various board members in an effort to compile and assemble documentation;

• Work on own initiatives and independently manage responsibilities;

• Other related administrative tasks as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, etc.);

• Proficiency in Quickbooks (training in this area can be provided);

• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills (both verbal and written);

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;

• Ability to multitask, prioritize work and work in a unique non-profit environment;

• 1 - 3 years of experience working in an administrative capacity.

 

The league hall is located at 10326 – 118 St. There is an office at the hall. We will also be open to alternative working arrangements such as working from home.

There is considerable opportunity to grow this role. A successful candidate will have the ability to explore expanding the scope of the position, subject to league constraints (funding mostly).

Salary dependent on the qualifications of the candidate.

If you are qualified and are interested in applying for this position you are asked to submit your resume and covering letter via email to Jarrett Campbell at president@olivercommunity.com

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