Hawthorne Park – council meeting

From SaveSurreyParks:

Save Hawthorne Park – Final Stage of the Campaign~please stand with us Monday, Oct. 23rd!

The City of Surrey is planning to put a two-lane road through Hawthorne Park, located in North Surrey. This road will destroy a very sensitive ecological area and change the nature of the park forever. The road is being built to support LRT and to provide convenient vehicle access for several prime lots that are waiting to be developed.

We submitted over 5,000 petition signatures on July 24th to the council, and we then submitted over 13,000 Elector Response Form (ERF) signatures on September 22nd.

At this point the council has not changed their minds and is planning to start construction on the road in January 2018. We need you to stand with the community to protect Hawthorne Park.

This battle is not just about this park but all of our parks. If Hawthorne Parks falls then it is so much easier for the city council to go after the rest of the parks using the same process.

The council will be deciding Hawthorne Park’s fate at an upcoming council meeting, and we are asking you to attend to show your support for all our parks.

Can you please share this info to those on your mailing list? Thank-you for any help you can give.

Date: Monday, October 23rd
Time: Arrive at 6:30 pm to get ready (council meeting starts at 7:00 pm)
Location: Surrey City Hall 13450 – 104th Avenue

Please join us on Facebook – “Save Hawthorne Park” https://www.facebook.com/groups/443005682741874/

For more info: https://savesurreyparks.ca/

Open house on gypsy moth ground spray program in Surrey

Open house on gypsy moth ground spray program in Surrey

A community open house about the 2017 gypsy moth ground spray treatment proGypsy mothgram in Surrey will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017, 3:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which will take place in the multi-purpose room at Fraser Heights Recreation Centre, 10588 – 160 St. in Surrey.

Members of the B.C. gypsy moth technical advisory committee, representatives from the ministries of Environment and Agriculture, and other experts will be in attendance to answer questions and provide information about the 2016 trapping season and the proposed 2017 treatment areas.

The 2016 gypsy moth trapping data reveals that a population of gypsy moth appears to be establishing itself in the northwest corner of the Guilford neighborhood in North Surrey. Trapping results for the last three years show the gypsy moth surviving in this residential area bordered by the former Surrey Landfill and the south approach to the Port Mann Bridge.

If left untreated, the moth could threaten trees and farms in Surrey and spread to new areas of the province via vehicles and the movement of household goods and other materials.

The gypsy moth is an introduced pest species. The caterpillars feed on tree leaves and can damage forests, farms and orchards. In recent years, large gypsy moth populations have defoliated sections of forests and residential areas in Ontario and the eastern United States.

Learn More:

Learn more about gypsy moths, threats and treatment: www.gov.bc.ca/gypsymoth

FINAL Public Open House: East Fraser Heights / Abbey Ridge Development Plan

WHAT: FINAL Public Open House East Fraser Heights / Abbey Ridge Local Area Plan Stage 2
Final Report & Land Use Concept Plan (see map below, between 172 Street and 182 A Street)

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm ( Presentation @ 6:30 pm.)

WHERE: Fraser Heights Secondary School Hub Area and Theatre 16060 108 Avenue, Surrey

This is to advise that City staff will be holding a Public Open House on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 regarding the Abbey Ridge Local Area Plan (LAP). This Open House will provide residents, owners, and other interested parties with an opportunity to view and comment on the proposed Local Area Plan (LAP) and Stage 2 ‘Final Report’ for the Abbey Ridge area. The purpose of this meeting is to show refinements of the Land Use Concept Plan, transportation, design and development guidelines, an engineering servicing plan, and a financial strategy that will fund infrastructure, phasing of development, and community amenities for the Abbey Ridge LAP.

City staff will be on hand to answer questions during the evening and will give a brief presentation at approximately 6:30 pm. Feedback from the Open House will be considered and documented before a final Stage 2 Report and Local Area Plan is presented to Council.

If you have any questions or comments, please phone me at 604-591-4606 or email me at DLuymes@surrey.ca. For plan history and information, please visit our website at http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/17185.aspx. The LAP area is shown on the map on the reverse side of this page.

Yours truly,

Don Luymes Manager, Community Planning



Open House, Proposed Development at 166 Street & 104 Avenue – May 9

The Fraser Heights Community Association has received the following invitation regarding an Open House on a proposed development:

Invitation to an Open House
Proposed Development at 166 Street & 104 Avenue, Surrey
Surrey Project No. 7914-0322-00

Date: May 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Fraser Heights Recreation Centre, Gymnasium #2 (10588 160 St., Surrey, BC)

On behalf of the developer, we would like to invite you to attend a Public Information Meeting where representatives from CitiWest Consulting Ltd and owners will present details of the proposed residential development at the above site.

The developer has previously hosted a public information meeting on January 7, 2016. The feedback from this meeting was taken into consideration when preparing the revised proposal.

The purpose of this Public Information Meeting is to seek input from the area residents for the proposed development and answer any questions, which may arise prior to presenting the project back to City Council.

The revised proposal is to rezone from the RA zone to the CD zone (based on the RF zone), the RF zone and the RF-G zone. The site is designated within the Official Community Plan and this will remain as Urban. There is a Development Variance Permit, which deals with setback relaxations due to tree retention, Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline right-of-way, and some irregular shaped lots. The proposal also includes park dedication, preservation of a watercourse, and a greenway over the TMO right-of-way, which includes a path.

Please join us with your concerns, comments and questions. We welcome your support. If you have any questions you may contact CitiWest Consulting Ltd at 604-591-2213.