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Law Enforcement

The Hub

In support of community engagement efforts, The Calgary Police Service is pleased to introduce The Hub Messaging System, a community automated notification system that delivers vital information to residents and business owners within the City of Calgary.

The Hub Messaging System will utilize sophisticated software by strategically sending information to a selected geographic area made possible through a community member sign-up webpage. Messages will be prepared and delivered by the Calgary Police Service through email, voice, and text messaging. Message types and user delivery profiles can be tailored to meet the needs and preferences for each registered community member. Community members can choose to change their profile or unsubscribe at any time.

Link for more information and to Register

Traffic Issues

As Calgary has continued to grow, Mount Pleasant has seen an increase in traffic volume. While much of this traffic does not cause concern, there there are times where issues arise.

We encourage residents with concerns to report their traffic issues to the Calgary Police Service, by searching Traffic Service Requests on Calgary.ca.

If you have questions or want more information on how the MPCA manages traffic issues please contact Nelson Hein at ptluse@mpca.ca

Residential Break-and-Enters

Many house break-and-enters are committed by culprits looking for easy opportunities — if you take those opportunities away, you can help protect yourself and your property. The majority of house break-and-enters occur during the day time when residents are away; however, they can also occur at night, usually when no one is home.

The Calgary Police Service suggests these quick and easy ways to help protect your home:

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Mount Pleasant Residents: “There has been an increased criminal activity in the community.”

Over the last several weeks the Calgary Police Service has noticed that an unusually high number of Break & Enters are occurring within the Mount Pleasant area. There are two types of occurrences happening.

1) Unforced entries in to the rear detached  garages. This means that the man door or the overhead door of the garage has been left unlocked or inadvertently left open. 

2) Forced entries to garages, where the criminals are prying or kicking the doors in order to gain access.

The first type is very easily remedied-  this accounts for almost  70% of the incidents occurring

a) PLEASE LOCK YOUR DOORS, this includes your garage, house and cars.

b) Don’t leave anything of value inside your vehicle. We are finding that people tend to leave wallets, extra car keys, cell phones, purses and garage door openers inside their car, (that you forgot to lock),  parked on the street or driveway or even inside the garage The theft of any of these items will give someone access to your home, garage, your car, banking information and identity. Etc. etc., etc. …. 

c) make sure that your garage overhead door closes completely after exiting and before driving off.

YOU are your best defense against this every happening to you.

The second, 2) is a little harder to solve;  The solution to this is being vigilant and watching out for your neighbour’s. Kicking in a garage door creates noise.

a) If you hear strange noises coming from yours or your neighbour’s house, go and check on it.

b) You as residents know which vehicles belong on your street and in your alleyways. If you see a strange vehicle parked behind your house, go out and check on it. 99% of the time this vehicle will be doing something legitimate. It’s the 1% we are looking for.

c) As community residents you also know what is “ normal ” for your street and community. If you see a house or persons that doesn’t  fit in with the “normal” in the neighbourhood, start a conversation with your neighbor and see what they have noticed.

d)  If you have concerns about a person or house please send Cst. Gord Denison and e-mail outlining the issues and location.

Let’s all work together in making our neighbourhood a safer place.

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Email: gdenison@calgarypolice.ca

Vandalism

Cut the costs of vandalism!

How to reduce vandalism in your neighborhood

Did you know...

  • That vandalism is never a victimless crime? 
  • Vandalism takes time and money to clean up or repair, whether it happens on private or public property.
  • Vandalism that includes hateful messages can hurt individuals or groups of people.
  • Vandalism can be dangerous, too - how would you feel if a child was injured because a stop sign was removed, for example, or if someone couldn't call 9-1-1 because a phone had been broken?

Every member of the community can help prevent vandalism. Here's how!

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Lock it or lose it!

Fast, easy tips to protect your vehicle against theftIt takes just seconds for a criminal to break into your vehicle. Less than a minute later, your valuables - even your entire vehicle - could be gone. It can take weeks to settle an auto theft insurance claim, and since claims are usually based on your vehicle's value rather than its replacement cost, it could leave you thousands of dollars short - all for the sake of a few oments of your time.

Since vehicle theft is often a crime of opportunity, the Calgary Police Service recommends these measures to make your vehicle less attractive to thieves.

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What’s Happening

  • PLEASE DON'T PLANT TREES ON CITY PROPERTY WITHOUT CITY PERMISSION

    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.
  • Addition & Renovation Verses New Hall

    Mount Pleasant Community Association Community Hall Addition & Renovation Verses New Hall Our Original Community Hall was constructed in 1959 and had the west side added in 1989, so we are dealing with essentially a 60-year-old structure. It has approximately 6500 square feet including the upper and lower halls. If you have had any involvement with the building, you recognize that it is very cut up and dated. About five years ago, during my Presidency, we established a need to renovate and add on to the Hall. We had Conceptual drawings prepared to: add a Board Room; Replace the Washrooms; Add an Office; Add on to and refurbish the Kitchen; Do Upgrades to the Basement; Replace the Furnaces and Rooftop Heating and Cooling Units. We did not have Construction Drawings, so we never gathered formal quotes, but our Committee, who are in the Construction Industry had put together a Best Guess of $1.250.000.00 to do the project. Any of the replacement renovations would be eligible for Provincial and City Grants that would recap either 50% of the costs and in some cases 75% of the costs. Any new construction would not qualify for any Grant Monies. When we went to pass a motion to expend more funds to move this renovation along, we had kick back from some of the newer Board members who did not have any of the background on the original concept. Their concern was investing that much money on an old building, would we not be better to build a completely new building, so I was tasked with putting the costs together to build a new hall where the east parking lot is and then razing the old hall and installing a new parking lot there. With the assistance of Catherine Gulinao, our NPC Officer from the City of Calgary, we went over what is required from the City to get approval for building a new structure as well as putting me in touch with representatives from other CA’s that are currently in the midst of constructing new facilities. With that in mind I will put together the Pros and Cons of both Renovating & Addition verses building a Completely New Hall. Renovation & Addition Pros: -We have the money required to complete this project (with the addition of Grants) in the bank. -It would require very little volunteer input -The Hall has some historical attachment for some long-time community residents. Cons: -We would lose some rental income while the renovations were going on. -We would still have a cut up building that may not have all the facilities to meet the needs of the current community residences. - We will have to spend $1,176,000.00 over the next 25 years (in 2018 $) to maintain the hall and replace worn out equipment.  As compiled by Stantec Consulting Inc. -We will still be dealing with a 60-year-old structure. New Hall Pros: -Building will be brand new so we will not have to spend a large amount maintaining the hall for a minimum of 5 years. -Building will be designed to meet the needs of the current community  Membership. -We would not lose rental income while the hall was being built. -A new building might give the community a boost and have more involvement with a hall that meets the members needs. Cons: -Costs. We would need to raise between $1.5 and $2.5 million to complete the project, depending on the size and amenities included. -Would make it farther to walk for Sportsplex users who currently park in the east lot. Now that you have some of the background to this issue we are asking all Community Residence to fill out a Questionnaire, that was compiled by our Community Member Jack Lucas, so we can gauge the Communities feeling about Renovation Verses New and to see if we can get a consensus of how the majority of the Community wants to proceed. We would ask that you take the survey online, http://bit.ly/2RZWPsU  or if you do not have computer access please call the Hall Manager, Nickie @ 403-282-1314, on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we will deliver a copy to your door. On behalf of MPCA I would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to read this as well as doing the survey, so we know where to guide the CA in the coming years. Yours, Murray Anderson, Past President and Hall Director -
  • Mount Pleasant Planning, Transportation & Land Use Blog

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  • MPCA Adults Game Day

    Except the forth Wednesday of the month We all need a break at least once a week to relax and chat with other adults.  Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 1:15 to 3:15 in the Upper Hall, 602 22 Ave. NW for games of your choice.  Our games are for fun only – we're not overly competitive and we do like to enjoy some conversation while we play. There are lots of options to choose from: bridge Scrabble crib euchre dominoes indoor badminton (if you'd like to get moving) In summer, we can go outside for bocce and horseshoes. Of course, we're eager to learn other games. If you would like to introduce one to the group, please bring any supplies needed and teach us the basics. We'll supply the coffee, tea, and water.  If you'd like to bring a donation for the Food Bank, we'll add it to MPCA's food drive boxes. If you have any questions or would like to join us, please contact Linda at lohanlon@telus.net or (403) 289-8390.