NOTICE: Special Meeting November 5th @3pm

Notice of Motion - Special Meeting

Cloverdale Community League

3:00 PM on Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Cloverdale Community Hall

 

BACKGROUND

 

On October 11th, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Cloverdale Community League (CCL Board) met for its regular monthly meeting.

During the course of this meeting, the CCL Board exercised its discretion to call a special meeting on matters concerning the operation of the rink for the 2017/18 season.  This special meeting was called in accordance with Article 3 of the CCL bylaws.  The relevant section of our bylaws is provided below for your reference. 

Article 3 of the CCL bylaws states that a special resolution:

a. Means a resolution at any meeting for which 21 days notice has been provided, requiring a vote of three-quarters (3/4) majority. A special resolution will be required for all Bylaw revisions, significant financial matters outside the approved budget and over $5000.00, policy issues, or other major issues as specified in these Bylaws or at the discretion of the Board

Two motions concerning the operation of our community rink were put forward to the CCL Board.

(i)                 MOTION: ”If we do not have anyone volunteer as a rink manager, hire ice maker/managers and the COE rink shack contract by the end of November then we suspend the operation of the rink for one season”.

RESULT: Defeated

(ii)               MOTION: ”Motion to hold a special meeting to present the pros and cons regarding the operation of the rink and rink shack to reach a decision as to whether to operate the rink for the 2017/18 season”.

RESULT: Carried

The CCL Board viewed the decision to continue to operate the rink as a major issue for the community.

 

PURPOSE

 

1.       To discuss the pros and cons regarding the operation of the rink and rink shack to reach a decision as to whether to operate the rink for the 2017/18 season.

2.       To vote on a Special Resolution to suspend operations of the rink for the 2017/18 season.

Event on Infill and Candidate opinions. September 28th 2017


On September 28th we (The Infill Development in Edmonton Association) are hosting a City wide infill candidate forum! We understand that infill is a pressing topic in this year's election, so we wanted to give each Candidate an opportunity to share their opinions. 
We would like to invite you to come to the Hyatt Hotel Downtown between 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm to speak to your potential Councillors and Mayor about your infill questions. 

Here is a link to the event: https://www.picatic.com/event15043051506957

CIVIC ELECTION DEBATE September 27th 7-9pm

Edmonton Wards 6 and 8 all-candidates civic election debate on the future of downtown river valley development.

Wednesday, September 27, 7 – 9 p.m.

Cloverdale Hall: 9411 97 Ave.

 

Hosted by the Cloverdale, Riverdale and Rossdale Community Leagues.

Moderators: Paul Bunner (Cloverdale), Jodine Chase (Riverdale), Lynn Parish (Rossdale).

 

All candidates who are officially registered at the close of nominations on September 18 will be invited to participate in the debate.

 

Format and questions for debate:

1.   Welcome and introductions by Paul Bunner.

2.   All participating candidates will have 3 minute opening statements. The order of speakers will be based on a random draw. The order will shift forward by one for each of the subsequent questions. The time allotted for opening statements and answers has been calculated to fit the debate into two hours. However, depending how many candidates participate, it may go longer.

3.   All candidates will have two minutes to respond to each of the following questions:

·       General development question (Bunner): Cloverdale Beach was the story of the summer of 2017 in the downtown river valley. Does it mark a change in how Edmontonians, and the City government and administration, view the recreational development potential of the valley?

·       Rossdale-specific development question (Parish): What is your vision for the future of West Rossdale within the whole concept of the River Crossing concept and how do you foresee bringing it to fruition? Do you think it is important that it is brought to fruition?

·       Riverdale-specfic development question (Chase): How will you involve our communities into any plans and decisions made regarding the future of the downtown river valley? We want to be involved robustly (i.e., with a real say, not only information) from the outset. How will you ensure that this happens?

·       Cloverdale-specific development question (Bunner): Do you support integrated planning and development of recreational, commercial and cultural amenities that will be accessible by LRT at the Muttart Station?

 

4.   The remainder of the debate (roughly 40 minutes) will be dedicated to questions from the floor. Each candidate will have one minute to respond to each of the questions.

5.   Wrap up and thank you. (Bunner)

 

Addendum:

The following questions were assembled by the organizers as reflective of top-of-mind issues for residents of the valley communities. We offered them to the candidates for consideration as questions that may be asked from the floor, or as issues they may wish to address in their opening remarks.

 

1.   What measures do you support to deal with random camping, littering and vandalism in the valley parklands?

2.   Do you think Mill Creek daylighting should proceed and if so, which design option?

3.   What future do you see for Rafters Landing and the Edmonton Queen?

4.   Do you support the development of riverbank private commercial amenities such as restaurants and cafes?

5.   What do you hope to see come out of the Gallagher Park Master Plan, including the Edmonton Ski Club redevelopment?

6.   What kinds of future development do you see happening in McKinney Park?

7.   What is your view of high-density top-of-bank residential development such as the Aldritt Tower?

8.   Under the North Saskatchewn River Valley Bylaw major developments in the river valley have to be found to be essential by Council in order to proceed, yet there is very little definition of what is “essential” on any given day. Do you think the bylaw should be amended to provide more certainty for river valley communities?

9.   Do you think there is a balance to be achieved in representing residential communities close to downtown, and the downtown area? How would you propose to manage that balance?

10.  Do you support a bus service that travels in a circular route around the inner city, inlcuding river valley communities?

11.  In the 1980's Council had a vision for Villages in the Valley for the areas of Rossdale, Riverdale and Cloverdale. Arguably the concept has been watered down as time has gone on. What obligation do you feel a council has to maintain plans that residents have relied upon?

12.    What is your vision for the downtown river valley? How do you prioritize between conservation (i.e., preservation and restauration), access, programming and infrastructure? What, for you, would be examples of programming or infrastructure?

13.    Edmonton's Ribbon of Green plan has been focusing on acquiring and protecting river valley land at the fringes of the city, where new development is occurring or will occur (at the ends of the ribbon). Will you push for an additional Ribbon of Green priority of protecting the river valley downtown (in the middle of the ribbon), and how?

Neighbourhood Connector Wanted!

JOB OPPORTUNITY IN CLOVERDALE

 

Cloverdale Community League is currently seeking a resident of our neighbourhood for the role of Neighbourhood Connector. This is a paid, part time position with an expected contribution of 10 hours per week, and is expected to last for 6 months, based on currently available grant funding.


 

The purpose of this role is to support the implementation of the Abundant Community Program in our neighbourhood, an Asset Based Community Development program intended to develop and promote a vibrant neighbourhood life, while reducing social isolation. The Neighbourhood Connector is responsible for identifying, mobilizing, encouraging and supporting the Block Connectors. For more information on this program, please click on the following link: https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/for_communities/abundant-community-edmonton.aspx.


 

Responsibilities of the Neighbourhood Connector may include:

·  Various initiation and start up tasks, such as creating a block map for our neighbourhood and working with the neighbourhood support team to implement a database.

·  Attending citywide neighbourhood connector gatherings

·  Revising the Block Connector Introduction Letter and the Neighbourhood Conversation Guide for your Neighbourhood

·  Identifying and orienting new Block Connectors and accompanying them on their first neighbourhood conversations

·  Providing ongoing support and encouragement to the Block Connectors

·  Ensuring regular and accurate data entry into the selected database

·  Supporting the creation of  new activity groups of shared interest

·  Reporting to the neighbourhood leadership team


 

As a potential Neighbourhood Connector, you have:

·  Existing relationships within the neighbourhood; you are viewed as a local leader and connector

·  Confidence and passion to seek out and enlist a Block Connector from each block in the neighbourhood

·  Leadership ability to direct and motivate Block Connectors to connect with their whole block

·  Tenacity and sufficient organizational skills to engage the entire neighbourhood

·  Boldness and social skills to engage any neighbour

·  Hospitality to convene the Block Connectors for encouragement and “team support”

·  Teaching ability to guide the Block Connectors to competence in initiating conversations

·  Interest in the information collected in conversations, to ensure collection and relevant follow-up action

·  Care, grace and patience to work with all levels of ability and commitment among Block Connectors

·  Communication skills to correspond with Block Connectors, the Support Team and the neighbourhood leadership.


Please email resumes to president@cloverdalecommunity.com.   Closing date for applications is October 10, 2017. Cloverdale Community League would sincerely like to thank all applicants for their interest. Together we can turn strangers into neighbours.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY IN CLOVERDALE

 

Cloverdale Community League is currently seeking a resident of our neighbourhood for the role of Neighbourhood Connector. This is a paid, part time position with an expected contribution of 10 hours per week, and is expected to last for 6 months, based on currently available grant funding.


 

The purpose of this role is to support the implementation of the Abundant Community Program in our neighbourhood, an Asset Based Community Development program intended to develop and promote a vibrant neighbourhood life, while reducing social isolation. The Neighbourhood Connector is responsible for identifying, mobilizing, encouraging and supporting the Block Connectors. For more information on this program, please click on the following link: https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/for_communities/abundant-community-edmonton.aspx.


 

Responsibilities of the Neighbourhood Connector may include:

·  Various initiation and start up tasks, such as creating a block map for our neighbourhood and working with the neighbourhood support team to implement a database.

·  Attending citywide neighbourhood connector gatherings

·  Revising the Block Connector Introduction Letter and the Neighbourhood Conversation Guide for your Neighbourhood

·  Identifying and orienting new Block Connectors and accompanying them on their first neighbourhood conversations

·  Providing ongoing support and encouragement to the Block Connectors

·  Ensuring regular and accurate data entry into the selected database

·  Supporting the creation of  new activity groups of shared interest

·  Reporting to the neighbourhood leadership team


 

As a potential Neighbourhood Connector, you have:

·  Existing relationships within the neighbourhood; you are viewed as a local leader and connector

·  Confidence and passion to seek out and enlist a Block Connector from each block in the neighbourhood

·  Leadership ability to direct and motivate Block Connectors to connect with their whole block

·  Tenacity and sufficient organizational skills to engage the entire neighbourhood

·  Boldness and social skills to engage any neighbour

·  Hospitality to convene the Block Connectors for encouragement and “team support”

·  Teaching ability to guide the Block Connectors to competence in initiating conversations

·  Interest in the information collected in conversations, to ensure collection and relevant follow-up action

·  Care, grace and patience to work with all levels of ability and commitment among Block Connectors

·  Communication skills to correspond with Block Connectors, the Support Team and the neighbourhood leadership.


Please email resumes to president@cloverdalecommunity.com.   Closing date for applications is October 10, 2017. Cloverdale Community League would sincerely like to thank all applicants for their interest. Together we can turn strangers into neighbours.