Rogers cell towers – withdrawal of proposal

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.

Sincerely,

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

Cc: “Costanzo, Robert” <RACostanzo@surrey.ca>, FHCA Directors <Directors@fhca.ca>

 

Hi Ed

Thank you for reaching out to me. Continue Reading →

RCMP update

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,

Mike

FHCA Public Meeting – Sep 18th 7:00 PM

The Fraser Heights Community Association will be having its next general meeting this coming Wednesday.

Date:    Sep 18 2019
Time:    7:00 PM
Place:   Fraser Heights Secondary School Auditorium

Agenda (subject to change):

  • Opening remarks
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Safety & Police report, Sgt. Mike Spencer
    1. Comments on shooting in Fraser Heights
  • Rogers Communication Towers – 157 St & 110 Ave
    1. Report & Discussion
  • MLA Constituency report – Amna Shah
  • Candidate(s) for the federal election in Fleetwood-Port Kells
  • Traffic – upgrades on Golden Ears connector
  • Development – 42 townhouses (17494, 17502, 17524 110 Ave) – Public Hearing expected in October
  • Member’s concerns
  • Announcements

Please bring a cash contribution to support your community association.  Your generosity will be much appreciated.

Let your neighbours who might not already be members of the association know about the meeting. All residents of Fraser Heights are welcome.

Fraser Heights Wireless Poles Public Consultation

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

Introduction

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:

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Thefts in Fraser Heights

The Fraser Heights Community Association will be having a special general meeting this coming Tuesday.

Date:    Tuesday, July 9 2018
Time:    7:00 PM
Place:   Fraser Heights Recreation Center, Multi-purpose room #3

Agenda (subject to change):

Thieves are at work in our community!

There have been a significant number of thefts from vehicles in Fraser Heights recently. From June 1 – 17 alone, there were 16 reported thefts from vehicles in Fraser Heights. Sergeant Mike Spencer of the RCMP (our Community Association Liason Officer) will be attending this meeting to speak on this issue.

Please send any questions that may require research in advance to directors@fhca.ca so that they can be addressed at the meeting.

See you at the meeting!

Please let your neighbours who might not already be members of the association know about the meeting. All residents of Fraser Heights are welcome.

Increase in theft, and theft from auto

Response from Sgt Mike Spencer from the RCMP on theft from auto:
Hi Ed,
Thanks for your email.  I am aware of the recent spike in the TFA (Theft From Auto) files that have occurred in the Fraser Heights area.   Over the past 7 days there have been 7 reported incidents – although 5 of those incidents happened on the same date.
I can also tell you the following:
  • 6 of the 7 incidents were involving vehicles that had been left insecure (not locked).
  • the one locked vehicle had TWO windows smashed (particularly odd that it was two if the motive was to simply commit a TFA) and the only thing stolen from this vehicle was the garage door opener.
  • of the 6 vehicles left unlocked, 5 of them either had nothing stolen, or loose change (coins) stolen from the car.
  • the 6th vehicle had a power tool stolen from it.
  • video surveillance was obtained from 3 different victims
  • video showed that at least two subjects, who appeared to be male, were walking through these neighbourhoods checking vehicle door handles on the street and in driveways.
  • video showed that whenever the suspect(s) came across a locked vehicle, they peered into the car through the window, and then moved on to the next vehicle / driveway.
  • although much of the video was of very high quality, the darkness outside did not allow for a clear image of the suspect’s face, making it virtually impossible to identify him/her/them.

Continue Reading →

Proposed bus route through Fraser Heights

TO ALL RESIDENTS OF FRASER HEIGHTS

TRANSIT REVIEW

As you are aware, Translink is undertaking a review of the services provided, & new services to be added.

In this review, they are proposing Route 338 be added to Fraser Heights. While any additional transit options are welcome,we believe this is our opportunity to engage Translink in a conversation with our Community to suggest that additional services are needed. We have drawn on the map below 1) suggested rerouting of 337; 2) a suggested routing for 338; & 3) a rerouting of 501 to travel through Fraser Heights.

Please take the opportunity to send your opinions to Translink at the following address:

networkreview@translink.ca

Please cc your Association at: directors@fhca.ca

 

For your information, Route 501 currently travels along 104 Ave eastbound & enters Hwy 1 at the 160 St on ramp. It exits at 176 St, travels along Golden Ears way to the 96 Ave connector. It then travels 96 Ave & into Langley City Centre.

We would propose it travel through Fraser Heights as set out on the map below. It would intersect it’s current route at Barnston Drive & 96 Ave. This would be a tremendous benefit to residents of Fraser Heights travelling East. It would return West on the same Route.