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Visioning Report 3 Page 01


Planning, Transportation & Land Use Committee

Mount Pleasant Community Association

Terms of Reference

Purpose: The Planning, Transportation & Land Use Committee (PTLU) will work to ensure that community planning, development and transportation is appropriately addressed to provide a safe and comfortable community for current and future residents. 

Composition: The PTLU will be composed of:

  • Chairperson - Director, Planning, Transportation & Land Use
  • Ex­officio member ­ President, Mount Pleasant Community Association
  • Five (5) to eight (8) general members from the Community
  • New members may be added to the PTLU after attending a minimum of three PTLU meetings and being approved by the current members 
Activities: The PTLU will:

  • meet monthly, or as required, to discuss issues and applications that come before it
  • draft and provide to the City of Calgary submissions on applications reviewed by the PTLU on behalf of the Community
  • attend meetings and events related to planning, development or transportation that may affect the Community
  • communicate with Community residents and developers to ensure information exchange and education
Members: Committee members should:

  • Attend PTLU meetings on a regular basis 
  • Assist in the drafting of submissions to the City on applications
  • Be engaged in local and city wide planning matters outside of their role in the committee
  • Be knowledgeable of the planning documents that apply to the City of Calgary and Mount Pleasant, including the Municipal Development Plan, Area Redevelopment Plans and the Land Use Bylaw
  • Engage in research and information gathering to support their role on the committee and the above objectives
  • Ensure that all discussion during committee meetings is on topic and is respectful of the other members and the committee purpose in general
  • Not represent the Community Association externally unless explicitly authorized by the Committee to do so
  • Forward any issues for Committee discussion to the Chair for assessment, dissemination to the Committee  and inclusion on a meeting agenda as appropriate
  • Notify the Committee chair of any visitors that may be interested in attending a PTLU meeting so the Chair can coordinate their invitation
  • Follow good ethical practices ensuring that anytime a real or perceived conflict of interest is present it is disclosed and the appropriate action is taken
  • Continually look for ways to improve Mount Pleasant as a community in support of the community vision

 Chairperson: The Chair will: 

  • Provide a meeting agenda to all members prior to the meeting
  • Maintain meeting decorum and ensure meeting is managed in a suitable manner 
Quorum: 4 members














What’s Happening

  • Annual Mount Pleasant Christmas Party

  • The Survey Results Are In!

    Take a look at the survey results for the potential hall renovation or new hall. We ran this survey for several months trying to get as much feedback from all of you as possible. Here are the results. Check them out and if you have anything more to add please email: halldirector@mpca.ca   

    Given that we recently had a local community member planted some trees in the green space on 20th Ave (Dog Park) and on the boulevard the City has provided the following key point: Trees and shrubs are regulated under the Street Bylaw and under section 68(6) : No owner or occupant of private property adjacent to a Street shall plant any trees, plants, or shrubbery of any nature on the Boulevard without first obtaining a line assignment and excavation permit from the Director, Roads. – Essentially to plant on a city boulevard you need permission from the Roads Department All trees planted by Urban Forestry are sourced in accordance with the Clean Plants Program. This insures that the plant material we receive is free from pests and disease. The introduction of unknown trees and shrubs into a greenspace could potentially bring pest or disease that has an overall impact on the urban forest. Urban Forestry would not be aware of the “ random trees” so they would not be added into our inventory system. Our tree inventory is how we determine maintenance schedules, watering schedules, and regular inspections for health and risk. Appropriate placement and planting is essential so there is no interference or damage caused to underground utilities. Proper placement also allows maintenance activities such as mowing to remain efficient, and allow enough spacing so machinery and trees are not damaged.