The City of Calgary is looking ahead to 2015-2018 and calling for “citizen and community input on balancing quality City services with affordable tax rates for the next four years. Action Plan 2015 – 2018 is running in-person public engagement events in every city ward with over 20 events in 18 days.” In our area, city reps. will be on hand on Friday, March 7, 4-8 p.m., at Market Mall (between Target and Safeway), and Tuesday, March 11, 10-2, at Northland Village Mall (Centre Court). Or, you can have your say on-line by clicking here. For more information about the Action Plan, click here.
The MCA is looking ahead to the beginnings of another season at the community garden. We’ve created a garden tab up above, on the right, so people can learn about the garden and get updates easily. It will be there through the whole season. Updated 2014 forms are coming soon, as are links to info. about affordable rain barrels and composters. Reminder: ”Seedy Saturday” is coming up on March 15th, 2014, 10am to 3pm at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre (1320 5 Ave. N.W.). For more info, click here .
The MCA held its Annual General Meeting on Feb. 25. There was great attendance and a lot of good news. Click on the link below to read the report that was distributed at the meeting, outlining the year’s activities and the MCA’s financials.
AGM Report 2014
The West Campus Development Trust (WCDT) has submitted an application to The City for Planning Commission and Council approval of a major development plan on the lands east of Shaganappi, between 16th Avenue and 32nd Avenue (on both sides of Children’s Hospital). Over this past eighteen months our community association (and the public) has actively participated in an intensive consultation process with the WCDT, addressing such issues as traffic, crowding, and greenspace. Now, Montgomerians have a chance to weigh in directly with the City, as the application makes its way through the approvals process. Read on to learn how.
The political map of Calgary has been redrawn and we’ll soon be in a new riding, which should make for very interesting elections coming up. Click through to see a map of “Calgary Confederation” and the redrawn map the Calgary riding boundaries as a whole. Continue reading
Yes, we start working on it this far ahead! We hope to make the Eighth Annual Clean-Up and Recycling Event, scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014, the biggest and best yet. If you would like to contribute to this event in some capacity, either in the planning stages or on the day itself, contact the Community Association at 403-247-3116 or email@example.com . We are especially in need a someone to take the point position and lead the volunteer team.
Membership in the Montgomery Community Association is about the best bargain you’ll ever find. It gives you free access to programs ranging from weekly children’s playgroup to the garden to the monthly senior social, confers voting rights at the AGM, and gives you an easy way to support the MCA’s activities, ranging from maintenance of the community centre to such popular programs as the community clean-up. Single/Family membership is just $20 with deep discounts for seniors, and business membership is $30. For more information and the requisite forms to fill out, visit the membership tab above or click here.
Come down to the community centre, noon-3:00 for some skating, hot-dog roasting, and other good family fun. Click on the poster to the right for more details.
Thinking about participating in the Neighbourwoods program? The MCA will be door knocking through March and the deadline to order trees is the 31st. For more information on the program click here.
The paved pathway in Bowmont Park along the river is still closed, for the most part, through at least the end of January. The fencing has moved a bit, opening some sections of pathway at different times, but users should continue to plan on using the alternate route for the next while. For more info. and a map of the closure, click here and page down to the section on the Northwest.
If you are thinking about having a garage/yard sale this spring, we’ve got a great opportunity for you. Sign up for the Parade of Garage Sales on April 26 and we’ll advertise to get people to Montgomery and distribute paper and electronic maps of the sales in the community that day. More people, more business, everybody happy. For more info, click on the notice on the right.
Do you know someone in our community who has a dog or cat and might benefit from this program? It offers free alteration to qualified low-income applicants with healthy animals, to help people be able to keep their pets and prevent the rise in the number of strays. For more information, click here.