Metro Vancouver has released a series of infomation pieces to help make recycling of Food Waste hassle free....without smells or pests!
DEVELOPMENT: Changing The Entrance Into The Quayside
The new PLAZA 88 Tower at the foot of McInnis Overpass and the BOSA RIVERSKY Development [view Story Board here] adjacent to River Market - will change the way we enter and view our entry way into the Quay. McInnis Overpass will never be the same again! Click on the links in this text to read the latest info on these developments.
WANT TO SAVE THE PARKADE?
Seems the Parkade won't go down without a fight. If you are interested in joining a growing number of people who want the parkade saved then contact organizers at:
New Westminster Police: Community Policing Committee
CLICK PIC to access the minutes from the January 15, 2015 meeting which QCB Past President JAMES CROSTY attended as the QCB representative.
Ever wonder what the City's ADVISORY PLANNING COMMITTEE
The QCB executive believe that after ten years of negotiating with all four rail companies, it has earned the right to be included in any/all discussions regarding this crossing.
It is also QCB's opinion that the Quayside area is relatively small geographcially and that the majority of our condo complex's are affected by this crossing. Everyone at the Quay will hear the bells and be affected by corssing-arms and whatever else is implemented to resolve rail noise matters.
Your QCB representatives will continue to request a place at the table during these discussions.
Quay resident LT [name withheld for privacy] wrote J. Singh Biln, P. Eng.Director Community Relations
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Watch this video of Fraser Surrey Docks and watch as the dust cloud spreads from the loading of a ship...straight into Queensborough.
Please lodge your concerns to PORT METRO VANCOUVER.
AIR QUALITY concerns are growing after incidents such as a discharge of Soy dust from the docks oocured last year. Port Metro fines FSD for breech of 'air quality management bylaw'. Click the link for the story in 24 Hours Vancouver
RESOURCES ON COAL
What are your thoughts about this latest Q2Q development?
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On February 4, 2015 approximately 70 Quayside residents, guests and other interested parties gathered together at the New West River Market for the 2015 Quayside Community Board's AGM. Unlike most Resident Assoc. AGM's, the QCB AGM is often well attended due to the interest of the Quayside residents in their community and also the quality of the guest speakers invited to address the audience members.
This year we were honoured to have newly elected New West Mayor JOHNATHON COTE address the audience on two subjects important to the Quay: Transportation and Waterfront Vision. Mayor Coté also remained at the podium to answer a few questions posed by Quayside members.
We invite you to watch the three videos of Mayor Coté addressing the AGM.
MAYOR COTE: Transportation
In this address, Mayor Coté recognizes that 52% of residents in New West have highlighted 'transportation' to be the number one issue. There were 122 recommendations made from the 2014 Master Plan, noting that outside transportation influences will impact the city.
MAYOR COTE: Waterfront Vision
In this address, Mayor Coté expresses his vision of a walkway from Sapperton Landing, through Westminster Park and the Esplanade ending with a Q2Q pedestrian bridge from Quayside to Queensborough. Of great interest to the audience was his announcement that the Q2Q bridge will be: One: A draw bridge style for both walking and emergency vehicles, Two:
The city, through the Casino agreement, has 6.2 million of the estiamted 10 million to build, and Three:
MAYOR COTE: Q&A
Mayor Coté was generous with his time and offered to answer questions from the audience on a variety of topics. The following are the questions. Watch the video for the answers. QUESTIONS: 1: Will there be emerengy vehicle access on the Q2Q bridge, 2: Increased capacity on the Esplanade once Q2Q is built (ie: security), 3: Bosa Development at the River Market area, 4: The poor condition of the Esplanade infrastructure, 5: Destruction of partial parkade, 6: Increase skytrain capacity and last 7: The future development of Muni Park.
ADDITIONAL GUEST SPEAKERS
The QCB is also dedicated to bringing other community initiatives to their members even if it doesn't directly impact the Quayside community. This years we were pleased to have HYACK FESTIVAL ASSOC. President Don Swindells discuss their 2015 promotional calendar, including the SHOW 'n' SHINE which is now under the control of HFA and is taking place on July 12th. The audience was also engaged by speaker and found of the GROUP OF FIVE & FRIENDS Benevolent Society; Gerda Suess. The G5 raises funds annually to purchase equipement for Royal Columbia Hospital and this years goal of $6000 is to purchase a minute cast saw for removing plaster from enfants and new borns. Also speaking was Jim Lowrie DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING FOR NEW WEST who addressed the always excitable topic of Whistle Cessation. Last our guest speaker was Marnie Kurylo of SAVVY SPACE SOLUTIONS who spoke to the timely topic of Spring cleaning and condo organization.
Please watch the video presentations of each speaker below.
Please note, that Savvy Space Solutions video can be found on the left side column under QUAY ISSUES as a special feature on Spring cleaning.
HYACK FESTIVAL ASSOC. President Don Swindells
GROUP OF FIVE & FRIENDS Benevolent Society
To help achieve their goal of purchasing, the G5 will be hosting a luncheon Wednesday, May 6th at the Bavaria Haus in New Westminster. Please
CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER
Of particular interest in Mr. Lowries address was his statement regarding the Quayside Drive rail crossing that the city will "reach out to engage immediate stratas and perhaps if it is deemed appropriate we will reach out and engage the QCB". This statement came as a surprise at the QCB AGM given that ALL the condo developments in the Quayside area are affected by this rail crossing at Quayside Drive - not just one or two. We trust the QCB will indeed be invited to the discussions on this crossing.
2015 AGM REPORTS, AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
The QUAYSIDE COMMUNITY BOARD (QCB) is comprised of one delegate and one alternate from eighteen of eighteen residential buildings in the geographical location known as 'The Quayside' in New Westminster, BC, Canada. The group of dedicated members represent just over 2200 units and an estimated 4500 plus individual residents in this close-knit community. QUAYSIDE is a jewel on the Fraser River and the board is dedicated to keeping it as such. Meeting on the last Wednesday of each month, this board works on issues and matters related to the well-being of their community. In addition, the board works with local and surrounding businesses to ensure that the members of the overall community continue to live in an area that is clean ,safe, managed growth and above all enjoyable.
The Quayside Community Board is devoted to: Assisting Strata Corporations, Housing Cooperatives and Community Planning for the Quayside area.
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