As you are probably aware, Rogers Communications applied to place cellular antennas in our community. After significant opposition was raised by the community and as was discussed at our September meeting, your executive followed up with the City of Surrey to confirm what next steps would be. We also followed up with Rogers, who to date has not replied.
Below is an email thread between the Fraser Heights Community Association and the City of Surrey. It is self explanatory regarding Rogers’ withdrawal of the proposal.
Thanks to all that participated. It is through action from our residents that your Community Association remains strong.
Ed MacIntosh, President
Fraser Heights Community Association
From: “Neuman, Scott” <SNeuman@surrey.ca>
Subject: RE: Rogers Antenna Status: 157 Street @ 110 Avenue
Date: October 4, 2019 at 4:27:23 PM PDT
To: Edward MacIntosh
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Below is an update received from Sgt Mike Spencer of the RCMP, who was at our last general meeting.
I know that we don’t have another FHCA meeting until the new year, so I’m hoping that you will help me reach out to the Fraser Heights residents with some information I would like to share with them.
For starters, there were a couple of questions that I had been asked at the September FHCA meeting that I was unable to answer at the time, and I would like to provide feedback to those.
Question #1) “Do we still experience problems with Marijuana Grow Operations in Fraser Heights?”
As I mentioned at the meeting, I was not personally aware of any ‘problems’ relating to Marijuana grow operations in Fraser Heights (acknowledging that it used to be a significant problem), however I inquired with our Crime Analysts and asked them to provide me with details regarding Grow Op complaints.
- According to the Crime Analyst I spoke to, we have not received a complaint regarding a Marijuana Grow Operation since 2016.
Question #2) “Can you speak to the “ten year” stats?”
Although I was not in a position to confidently speak accurately to the “10 year” stats (the statistics that detail the crime in the city over the past 10 years) while I was presenting at the meeting – but anyone who is interested can see the following:
- Overall crime (by volume) has been trending downward since 2014. Similarly, the overall crime rate has been trending down over the last decade, despite the increase experienced in 2014. In 2018, for the fourth consecutive year, crime overall (by both volume and rate) decreased from the year previous.
- The total number of Criminal Code offences in 2018 was below the 10-year average (6% lower). In fact, it is the lowest it has been in the last 10 years.
- The crime rate decreased 6% from the year previous, and 25% from 2014. The crime rate in 2018 was lower than the 10-year average (16% lower), and the lowest it has been in the last 10 years. It has decreased each year in the last decade (from the year previous), with the exception of the spike in 2014.
- Surrey’s Crime Severity Index (CSI) has been trending downward since 2009. The 2018 CSI value is down nearly 9% from the year previous and the lowest it has been in the last decade.
- The Violent Crime Severity Index has also been trending downward over the last 10 years, and despite a small upswing in 2015, reached a 10-year low in 2018. The Non Violent Crime Severity Index has also been trending downward over the last decade.
A detailed version of the ’10 year’ statistics can be found on the Surrey RCMP website at http://surrey.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=2202&languageId=1&contentId=61356
Also of note to Fraser Heights residents, there has been a significant decrease in the number of Theft From Autos over the past month. In looking over the statistics for the entire City of Surrey, TFA’s continue to be a problem – predominantly around large malls, Skytrain stations, and dense neighbourhoods (all places where cars are routinely parked and left unoccupied). HOWEVER, the Fraser Heights ‘only’ experienced four (4) of these incidents in the 28 day period commencing September 11th. It seems obvious to me that our collective efforts are starting to pay off, the most important aspect being that residents are being more diligent than ever at ensuring their doors are locked and their valuables are removed from their vehicles when they are being left unoccupied – even (and especially) when they are parked in their driveway.
This is excellent news and I was actually hesitant to even share it out of fear that it may inadvertently or subconsciously cause some complacency. Please do not entice these criminals back into your neighbourhood by making them believe that ‘business’ is good again in Fraser Heights. REMAIN DILIGENT, NEVER ASSUME IT WON’T HAPPEN TO YOU, AND DON’T MAKE IT EASY FOR THEM 🙂
Thanks for caring,
Note that the meeting below has had the start time changed from 7:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Still on Wednesday, just starting at 7:00 pm.
FRASER HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MINUTES
September 18, 2019
President’s report/Opening remarks
- Web site – fhca.ca
- Ed MacIntosh, president
- FHCA is a volunteer non-profit organization – we volunteer our time (no payment is received by any volunteers) to represent the community dealing with issues that affect our community such as safety, traffic, development.
- The FHCA will meet 3 times this year (Sept 18, Jan 29, May 6).
- FHCA helps shape policy and issues that involve our community
- If you have problems in our community, please send your information to us and we will look into these issues (go to Contact Us on the fhca.ca website or send email to Directors@fhca.ca). This is our primary site to collect comments from residents about community issues so we know about them and can send them on to the City.
- Membership is free and open to all residents but donations to help pay for rental of meeting facilities, AV equipment, insurance etc. is very welcome. If you are not currently on the email list, go to our website and sign up (on the right side of website page – click on become a member). You will receive three notifications and three reminders of the upcoming meetings per year. There may also be notifications of open houses or events affecting FH residents.
Treasurer’s report: The report was given with the current financial status.
RCMP update on safety and security – District #2 Commander for Guildford/Fleetwood, Sgt Mike Spencer (Community Response Unit). You can contact Sgt. Mike Spencer through the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specific officers can
access this email to insure your issue is dealt with in a timely manner. Mike can also be reached at: email@example.com and voicemail messages can be left for him at phone # 778-593-3396 if your concerns
Have Your Say!
Surrey Truck Parking Task Force
Presenting Options Phase – Engagement begins Sept 28
Open House and Online Survey
The supply of authorized truck parking facilities in the City of Surrey has been a long-standing issue. Surrey’s Truck Parking Task Force is working to develop creative options to increase supply to better meet the needs of truck operators and the community. To generate practical and effective solutions by early 2020, getting the input of a wide range of local truckers and residents throughout the process is key.
Now in Step 4 of a five-step process, staff will present and solicit public input on draft options under consideration for Surrey’s Trucking Parking Strategy. Attend the information meeting to learn more and share your input:
- Saturday, September 28 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Surrey City Hall, Atrium (13450 104 Street, Surrey).
To learn more about the issues, visit the project page. Can’t make the meeting? Launch of the online survey and materials presented at the open house will be available on the webpage beginning September 30 through to October 21.
Following is a public notification from Rogers Communications Inc. about their proposal to replace two light poles with 15 metres light pole/antennas.
Purpose of the Notice
This notification package is an invitation to the public to provide comments regarding two proposed light pole replacements / wireless communication facilities to be located near the intersection of 157 Street and 110 Avenue in Surrey, BC at the coordinates: Pole 1: 49.202466° N, 122.786783° W, Pole 2: 49.202596° N, 122.786922° W
Rogers Communications Inc. (“Rogers”) strives to improve coverage and network quality to remain the leading wireless provider in Canada. Rogers has become aware of the need to improve services in areas of Surrey. The proposed location will achieve the necessary coverage objectives for our network and improve services to the surrounding community.
Rogers is proposing a wireless installation which consists of two light pole replacements with taller light poles inclusive of wireless equipment on the top of the pole with the existing light fixture attached at the same height. Once completed the antenna systems will measure 15.0 metres in height. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), formerly Industry Canada, is responsible for the approval of this antenna system and requires Rogers to consult with the nearby public and local municipality.
The antenna systems will be located here: