[April 2015]

SPRING CLEANING?

Marnie Kurylo, owner of SAVVY SPACE SOLUTIONS was a guest speaker at the QCB 2015 AGM. Click the photo to hear her presentation of 'Organizing Condo Clutter; - the perfect topic for those living at the Quay - and timely! ....................

RECYCLING
FOOD SCRAPS

In recognition of
EARTH DAY April 22,
the QCB offers this important recycling information.


How To Guide For Apartments and Condos

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.

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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:

Fb: deferthedemolitian savetheparkage
Email: savethe parkade@shaw.ca

You can also click on the pic to go their website.

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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.
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Ever wonder what the City's ADVISORY PLANNING COMMITTEE
is or does? Click on the link in this text to read up on what the City would like you to know.

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QUAYSIDE
RAIL CROSSING & RAIL COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE


New West Director of Engineering JIM LOWRIE in his presentation at the 2015 QCB AGM stated the city will "engage immediate stratas [ed note: this would be Excelsior, Laguna Landing, the Q and the Promenade] and perhaps if it is deemed approriate we will reach out and engage the QCB", when talking about work to be done on the Quayside Drive Southern Rail crossing.

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.

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Concerns Over
DANGEROUS GOODS BY RAIL
Addressed By Rail Company

Quay resident LT [name withheld for privacy] wrote J. Singh Biln, P. Eng.Director Community Relations
& Chief Mechanical Officer of SRY Rail Link to address a number of her concerns.  Some of these issues were:  whistle noise, shunting, building near railways, laser pointers and dangerous goods.  Follow the links to read her letter and then Mr. Biln’s reply.  This communication shows Quay residents still have concerns when it comes to rail operations in our community and SRY Rail Link’s willingness to discuss them.

Initial Letter from
Quay resident LT


SRY Rail Link Reply

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Know More About
COAL

Please visit the
QCB April 2013
web post for more background and contacts on the coal issue.

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


389 LINKS TO FRASER SURREY DOCKS COAL TRANSFER PROPOSAL

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Q2Q BRIDGE NOW TO BE BUILT ON WEST SIDE OF TRACKS
This recent revelation was announced by Mayor Coté at the QCB 2015. Originally the Q2Q was to be built on the east side of the rail track affecting the area around Quayside Park and Promenade buidling. According to Mayor Coté the city has now decided the draw bridge will be built between the rail track and buildings Excelsior and Lagnuna Landing.

What are your thoughts about this latest Q2Q development?

To make a comment click on the 'B' at the top right of header or ACCESS THE QUAY BLOG SITE HERE



EVENT REVIEW

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:
"...The best location is on the other side..."
(ed note: west of rail track adjacent to Excelsior and Laguna Landing and not the original location on the east side where the Quayside Park is located)

CLICK HERE to access the official release of the
City of New West's 'Waterfront Vision'

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
2015 Promotional Calendar

GROUP OF FIVE & FRIENDS Benevolent Society
Founder Gerda Suess

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
CLICK HERE to read the invitation to attend. ALL WELCOME. All monies raised go to the purcahse of equipement for the Royal Columbia Hospital.

CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER
Director of Engineering Jim Lowrie | Train Whistle Cessation

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

Please click on the following links to access the
PRESIDENT'S REPORT and the TREASURER'S REPORT



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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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DATES to REMEMBERcalendar

MAY

6
Group of Five Fundraiser

10
Mother's Day

18
Victoria Day

23
Hyack International Parade
& Uptown Street Fest!

JUNE

14
Sapperton Days

21
Father's Day

Summer Solstice
Longest day of the year

JULY

1
Canada Day

12
Hyack Show 'n' Shine

22
Hammock Day - relax!

AUGUST

22
9th Annual
BOARDWALK festival & sale

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