An new plant for processing all kinds of plastics will be opening in the next month in Central Saanich. The process is clean--it produces no noxious emissions--and the product is a kind of highly compressed "plastic lumber" suitable for such purposes as building.
One of the most impressive features of the new plant is that it will take all kinds of clean plastic, from "soft" to "hard" types--and you will not need to know whether the plastic is type 1 or type 2 or any other technical classification.
This is a fine opportunity for our area to test the feasibility of recycling plastic in Victoria. Roger will be at our next meeting to discuss the details of the plan.
Our treasurer of many years, Peter Ferris, is also unable to continue. Peter is now working in Nanaimo; for the time being he is commuting, but he may have to move, and in the meantime the Malahat takes up too much of his time to allow him to keep up in the Association. Councillor Jane Lunt, who represents our area on Council, will be in attendance at the meeting.
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 19 May, 1998
Sundance School, Bank Street, 7:00p.m.
On the Agenda:
- Election of Officers
- Redfern Park
- Plans for recycling
- Coffee, cookies, and neighbourly chat
I am writing to tell you that I shall be unable to continue as President of the South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association after our next meeting. I shall be undertaking a major administrative job at my place of work, and will regrettably have insufficient time to carry on my duties as President.
This is not a case of "burn-out." I intend to remain active in the Association, and look forward to seeing you at our regular meetings. And I will respond to any queries neighbours may have until the new President's name is available for publication in our next Newsletter.
If any readers of this Newsletter are interested in keeping South Jubilee as the varied and attractive place it is at present, I ask you to come to the next meeting, and to volunteer as a member of our Board. We are in need of new faces to ensure that the Association continues to represent our residents vigorously in the face of continuing pressure for change.
I would like to thank the many neighbours who have made my tenure as President so pleasant, and who have worked so hard on the various interest groups we maintain: land use, traffic, and public safety.
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Remember that if you have items to contribute, or particular issues you feel need to be discussed at our meetings, you should contact the Editor (1520 Davie Street) or fax the Association's number: 598-7899.
The topic will be on the agenda for our next meeting.
Each year we block off Leighton Road opposite Redfern Park and provide music, free food, an amazing raffle of prizes from local businesses, and activities where neighbours can socialize and celebrate the quality of the area we live in.
An event of this kind needs volunteers to make it work. If you are interested, please call Dorrie Murphy at 598-9533.
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The Plan is the result of extensive consultation with residents of the area. Two members of our Association represented our interests in the planning process, Roger Smeeth and Pat Jones.
The approved plan allows for several improvements in safety for neighbourhood streets. There will be a number of ways in which shortcutting traffic will be discouraged through the use of speed humps and road narrowings at the entrance to the neighbourhood. And we are assured that we will get a four-way stop at Bank and Leighton.
Some of the changes will take place this year, within the current very modest budget of $37,000. Others will, as usual, await the availability of money.
Now that the plan has been approved, the Association will need to undertake a plan for steady lobbying so that the plan will be more than just another piece of paper.
The hearing is scheduled for the Council meeting on May 28. Residents are invited to attend, and to express their views on the proposed development.
When the previous service station was demolished, the zoning reverted to the normal category for Oak Bay Avenue, one that permits a combination of one storey commerical and two storeys residentialbut no gas stations.
Chevron has spent some time and effort designing a gas station that they believe will fit into the neighbourhood. At a meeting last year, our Association recognized the value of the design, but voted not to support the application for rezoning, in view of our neighbourhood Vision, and the aim of the Oak Bay Avenue Plan to combine residential and commerical uses.
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