Announcements / Bulletins
The City of Edmonton graduates approximately 30 - 40 Master Composter Recyclers each year in order to help encourage residents to compost and recycle. Master Composter Recyclers help assist residents to reduce the amount of waste that needs to be picked up and processed by composting and recycling residential waste.
Thirty five volunteer hours are required as a component of completing the program. As such, I would like to offer my volunteer services as Compost Doctor to all Woodcroft community members.
As a Compost Doctor I will come out to individual homes and assess any problems residents are having with their compost or worm compost and will provide solutions to the problems they may be experiencing.
Anyone who has questions or would like to get in contact with me for a yard visit can email me (Sandy) at email@example.com.
Update: May 2012
It is not uncommon for us to see wildlife like rabbits and ruffed grouse in the neighbourhood, especially with the close proximity of the park. However, many may not be aware that a coyote has been seen at the north end of Coronation Park during daylight hours. This animal was not intimidated by the presence of humans and in fact followed one individual and his dog for quite a distance. For more information, click tips on dealing with coyotes in the city.
A person bringing a dog onto parkland remains subject to every provision contained in the Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw, #13145. This includes carrying a leash at all times, removing defecation, and having a dog license. According to the Parkland bylaw, dogs are permitted on parkland when a dog is:
- Leashed on an improved or unimproved trail;
- Leashed on a boulevard;
- Leashed and in an area governed by signage permitting dogs;
- In a designated off-leash area.
A dog may be on parkland in the above situations only if it is kept at least 10 metres from any playground, sports field or picnic site at all times.
When a dog is within an off-leash area it does not need to be on leash; however, the owner or any other person having care and control of the dog must carry a leash not exceeding two metres in length.
Next year our neighborhood is scheduled to be reconstructed, this means that the roads, sidewalks, etc…will all be totally redone. Because of this neighborhood reconstruction, we have the opportunity to replace standard street lights with decorative street lights. Decorative lights are the lights you often see in new neighborhoods. This summer, residents had the chance to vote for the type of decorative lighting and the type that was chosen is a black fluted pole with a heritage arm.
There is a cost to home owners for decorative lights. The cost is based on the size of your lot and there are two payment options. For example, if you prefer to pay a one time lump sum, the cost is $36.85 per metre. So if you have a 15 metre lot (50 feet), the cost would be $552.75. The second option is to pay annually over 15 years with your taxes. The cost for this is $3.31 per metre, so for a 15 metre lot, the cost would be $49.65 per year.
Throughout the month of October and November Woodcroft Canvassers have been going through the neighborhood asking owners of properties to sign a City of Edmonton Expression of Interest form, which would indicate that they want decorative lights in Woodcroft. If you have any questions, please contact Arlene at 780-481-4420.