CityPage April 8, 2021 Edition

Posted On Thursday April 08, 2021

In this week's issue: Whipper Snippers looking for volunteers, Boulevard sweeping, YouthFest events, Public Hearings notice, Notice of Annexation, and more...


Thank you!


 


Whipper Snippers

Looking for volunteers

Make a big difference in someone’s day.

Whipper Snippers is a volunteer program where individuals, organizations, businesses, families and youth can commit to assisting with yard work for a local resident in need.

More info: 780-992-6267 | FCSSinfo@fortsask.ca


Boulevard Sweeping

Weather permitting, City crews will begin the Spring Street Sweeping program

Watch for signs in your area. Signs will be posted two (2) days prior to sweeping. Crews will be working during the evening on the highways & City arterial streets. We encourage you to sweep winter sand off your boulevard and place near the curb, prior to the sweeping in your area.

Priorities are as follows:

  1. Highway and City arterial streets

  2. Central business district and collector streets

  3. Residential streets and paved lanes

  4. Parking lots

Motorists – For your protection, exercise caution when approaching the street sweeper. Watch for dust clouds and remain a safe distance behind the sweeper.

Temporary curb ramps can damage street sweepers and must be removed by the homeowner. Mobile basketball nets may hang over the road and be hit by City street sweeping equipment.

More info: publicworks@fortsask.ca | 780-992-6248


 
Youth Fest 2021

Poetry Workshop

Join Katherine Abbass as she walks you through the steps of making and creating poetry.

Date: April 9, 2021
Time: 7 - 8pm (Virtual)

Musical Theatre

Presented by the Citadel Theatre

Join Crystal Hanson who has taught Musical Theatre at the Foote Theatre School for more than 10 years and toured with Alberta Opera for four seasons.

Date: April 18, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm (Virtual)

YouthFest Registration

To register: fortsask.ca/YouthFest

More info: 780-992-6267 | fcssinfo@fortsask.ca

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We've updated our Community Standards Bylaw

The Community Standards Bylaw reflects the values and standards of the City of Fort Saskatchewan: to have a welcoming and vibrant community to live and work in. This bylaw covers everything from noise, nuisances, unsightly premises and public disturbances.

The newly updated version can be found at fortsask.ca/bylaws. We encourage all residents to review our community standards, so we can continue to make Fort Saskatchewan a safe place to live, work and play.

More info: 780-997-7930


Recreation Survey is online

Setting Priorities for Recreation Investment

Recreation Survey postcard

City Council is asking your household to prioritize recreation facility projects based on your thoughts. Use the code from the post card that you received in the mail and go online to complete the questionnaire on your priorities.

The survey and the projects capital and operating costing information are available at fortsask.ca/RecSurvey. Participants have the option of entering to win a $100 grocery gift certificate for a local store.

If you would rather complete a paper copy of the questionnaire please contact recinfo@fortsask.ca.


Caregiver Support Group

Do you care for an aging parent, spouse, friend, or other person close to you? You are a caregiver. Would you like to connect with other people in similar situations?

When: 3rd Tuesday of the month (starting April 20th)
Where: Lions Mane Room, Dow Centennial Centre

Please call 780-992-6267 to register.

Face coverings must be worn in the building and can only be removed when seated in the meeting room. Physical distancing is required.


Youth care package

Could you use a pick me up? Do you know someone who could use a boost? This care package is for you!

To get a care package or to nominate a friend contact Kristi kwahl@fortsask.ca or text/call 780-945-7141.

Youth Advisory Committee


Public Hearings Notice

Old Fort and Ross Creek Park Neighbourhoods Redistricting - Bylaw C7-21

Bylaw C7-21 creates a new R1A land use district and proposes to redistricts the affected lands from R1 to R1A. This amendment proposes to restore specific regulations that were in place prior to adoption of the current Land Use Bylaw (C23-20) on August 25, 2020. 

Below are the key changes being proposed in R1A – Single Detached Downtown Core Residential District:

  •   Minimum lot width increased from 11.0m to 14.5m for interior lots and from 11.2m to 16.0m for corner lots.
  •   Minimum side yard increased from 1.2m to 1.5m.

Lands within the redistricting area are:

Bylaw C7-21 Schedule B

For more information on this application and to review Bylaw C7-21 visit: fortsask.ca/publichearings. You can also contact Planning and Development Department at 780-992-6198.

Southfort Meadows Stage 6 Rezoning - Bylaw C10-21

An application to rezone lands in the Southfort Meadows neighbourhood has been submitted by Al-Terra Engineering Ltd. on behalf of Southfort Development Corp. The application rezones lands from:

  •   UR - Urban Reserve to RC - Comprehensively Planned Residential District,
  •   UR - Urban Reserve to PU - Public Utility District, and
  •   UR - Urban Reserve to PR - Parks and Recreation District.

Bylaw C10-21 Schedule A

The RC - Comprehensively Planned District accommodates a range of low density housing forms, and allows for the efficient use of lands. The RC District would be applied 2.04 ha (5.04 ac) of lands.

The PU - Public Utility District is being applied to a 2.79 ha (6.89 ac) site east of Greenfield Link. This site will include a storm water pond and trails. 

The PR - Parks and Recreation District is being applied to a 2.96 ha (7.31 ac) site west of Greenfield Link. This park site will include an outdoor rink, change room facilities, a parking lot, and trails.

For more information on this application and to review Bylaw C10-21 visit: fortsask.ca/publichearings. You can also contact Planning and Development Department at 780-992-6198.

Land Use Bylaw Omnibus Amendments - Bylaw C11-21

Assisted Living, Child Care, and Eating & Drinking Establishments (Limited) uses

Administration is updating Land Use Bylaw C23-20 regarding Assisted Living Facilities, Child Care Facilities, and Eating & Drinking Establishments (Limited).

Below are the key points to the changes being proposed in this omnibus amendment:

  •   The two use class types for Assisted Living are being consolidating into one use: Assisted Living Facility.

  •   Child Care Facility definition is being amended to remove ‘without overnight accommodation’ to allow for child care facility operators to provide child care in accordance with provincial regulations.

  •   Eating & Drinking Establishment (Limited) is being deleted from two fundamental use provisions as this use type is no longer in the Land Use Bylaws. This is a typographical correction.

For more information on this application and to review Bylaw C11-21 visit: fortsask.ca/publichearings. You can also contact Planning and Development Department at 780-992-6198.

Public Hearings date

In following with COVID-19 physical distancing practices, Council Meetings are being held in Webex, and live streamed to the City of Fort Saskatchewan’s YouTube Channel.

The Public Hearings for Bylaw C7-21, Bylaw C10-21, and Bylaw C11-21 will be held on:

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Video conference

Speaking at the Public Hearing

Please register via legislativeservices@fortsask.ca or 780-992-6200 by 12pm Tuesday, April 13.

Submitting written feedback

Please email written comments to landuseplanning@fortsask.ca by 12pm, Tuesday, April 13.


Notice of Annexation

The City is proposing to annex a portion of Range Road 223 adjacent to the Western boundary of Section 34-54-22-W4 from Strathcona County.

Proposed Annexation Area Map - Range Road 223

The City of Fort Saskatchewan Council, at their March 23, 2021 council meeting, approved that the City file a notice of intent to annex a portion of Range Road 223.

The City and Strathcona County support this annexation request as it provides the greatest certainty and clarity for adjacent property owners and both municipalities for the long term management and operations for this portion of Range Road 223. 

The City is asking if you have any comments or concerns to please provide them in writing by May 1, 2021 to:

Dean McCartney
Manager, Development Planning
10005 – 102 Street,
Fort Saskatchewan, AB  T8L 2C5
Dmccartney@fortsask.ca

For more information please visit fortsask.ca/annexation.


Fort Sask Transit service update

Route 580 service to Edmonton’s Clareview Station will see reduced service starting April 26, 2021 until further notice. The service will be reduced from 13 to 4 hours per day. The four (4) departure times that will remain from the current schedule are:

 •  5:26 am
 •  6:24 am
 •  5:38 pm
 •  6:40 pm

There will be no changes to fares or routing at this time. We are monitoring the current situation to determine when to resume normal service.

More info: goforttransit.catransit@fortsask.ca | 780-992-6218


Employment Opportunities

Take your career in the right direction

Would you like to work in a fast-paced, customer-focused organization that respects and values its employees?

To apply, find out more information, or check-out a complete listing of all open competitions, please visit fortsask.ca/careers.


See something in need of repairs? Report it!

Do you have a service request or a question for the City of Fort Saskatchewan? The City is here to help. Fortreport.ca is our new online system designed to help us track and act on requests and questions.

If you see something in need of repair or have a question, let us know at fortreport.ca.