Help start Neighborhood Watch in Summerlea

Help Summerlea Start a Neighborhood Watch Program

Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce theft. Neighborhood Watch fights the isolation that crime both creates and feeds upon. It forges bonds among area residents, helps reduce burglaries and robberies, and improves relations between police and the community they serve.

Why establish a Neigborhood Watch in Summerlea?

It works! Throughout Canada, dramatic decreases in buglary and related offenses are reported by law enforcement professionals in communities with active Watch Programs. In today’s transient soceity, community have become less personal. Many families have two working parents and children involved in many activities that keep them away from home.

An empy house in a neighborhood where non of the neighbors know each other is a prmiary target for burglary. A Neighborhood Watch also helps build pride in our community and serves a a springboard for efforts that address other community concerns such as recreation for youth, and a Block Parent program.

What does a Neighborhood Watch do?

A Neighborhood Watch program is about neighbors helping neighbors. They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors. Members meet their neighbors, learn how to make their homes more seure, watch out for each other, and the neighborhood, and report activiitres that raises their suspicions to The Edmongont City Police

What would be my reposnisibilitie as a Neighborhood Watch member?

Be Alert!

Know you neighbors and watch out for each other.

Report suspicious acitivities to the Edmonton City Police.

Learn how you can make yourself and Summerlea Safer.

Come and talk to us Septemeber 26th during the Picnic in the Park!

Best Regards, Terry Howlett and Ralph Tuominen – Summerlea Executive

September 2015 President’s Message

Hello Summerlea! An update on some important communications received by the Community League over the summer months. These are items that impact our neighborhood and we need to be a strong voice to City Council and let our concerns be heard. Please attend Councillor Knack’s Town Hall meeting on Monday, Sept 14th. There is strength in numbers! Hope to see you there.

The Summerlea Storm Water Surcharge Relief Project has been rescheduled to begin Spring of 2016. The purpose of the project is to reduce the risk of flooding to our neighborhood. It entails the construction of a large diameter pipe to an existing trunk sewar along 95 Avenue into the existing storm water management facility (The Tera Losa Pond). The delay is due to land aquisition requirements. Prior to the commencement of the project, The City will host another public information session to provide the updated information on the project.

Regarding the School Surplus Site Development…..Over the spring and summer, the City has been working with the communities of Ogilvie Ridge and Keheewin in preparation for the fall, when the City will begin testing a new public engagement process in a series of open houses in the communities. To date, we have no timelines for public engagement or development for Summerlea. The League’s stance remains that we wish to preserve the park area.

In late August we received a “Notice of Proposed Cell Tower” from Rogers Communications. Rogers is proposing to construct a 20m monopole telecommunications (cellular) tower facility and supporting ground-level equipment cabinets on the ground level within the City of Edmonton at 17504-90 Ave. This location is between the WEM motel and the overflow parking lot. The Community League and Executive Members have responded to Rogers regarding concern of location for a variety of reasons. Please check the website for details of the proposal. In addition, you will find a template letter titled Summerlea Cell Tower Proposal Objection. We encourage you to follow suit, and send your objections to this project to Rogers.

For futher details and contacts for the above proposals please go to www.summerlea.org.

Hope to see you on September 26th. Bring your junk to the bins, purchase your 2015/2016 Membership, join us for some old fashioned games, and enjoy a hot dog and snack with your neighbors!

Sincerely, Christine Belter-President

 

Cell Tower Objection Letter Template

Please copy and Paste into an email adding your name, contact and any other info you wish to add. Email to mark.innes@rci.rogers.com, and Erica.peacock@edmonton.ca

Septmber 12, 2015

 

Name

Contact Info

 

Attention: Mark Innes

Re: Objection of Cell Tower in Summerlea

Legal Land Description, Plan 8322082, Block 29, Lot 7

 

Dear Sir:

Please note, as a resident of Summerlea, I am against the development/construction of a cell phone tower In Summerlea for the following reasons:

  1. I am concerned about the long term, Environmental/Health concerns a cell tower could have on the residents of Summerlea. I am sure you are aware of the numerous studies, citing environmental/health dangers from cell towers. Has Rodgers done an Environmental/Health impact study concerning the building of a cell tower, specifically for Summerlea residents?

 

  1. What effect will a cell tower have on property values in Summerlea? Has Rogers done any research on the effect a Cell tower will have on property values in Summerlea?

 

  1. Should a cell tower be built so close to a residential area? Is this the best location for a cell tower in Summerlea? Why can’t Rodgers place the cell phone tower on top of the Hotel at West Edmonton Mall? Wouldn’t this location create a better signal for Rodgers customers? (…and it is owned by the same stakeholders… and they do not lose the revenue from the cell tower?) Wouldn’t this be a win/win situation?

 

  1. Why was I not notified of the possible construction of a cell tower close to my property?

I am sure that until these issues are addressed/answered….no cell tower will be constructed in Summerlea.

 

Regards,