What amenities do you want to see at ‘Bingham Crossing’?

The Bingham Crossing development will be located just west of Calgary in Springbank, a retail and lifestyle centre development.

The development is a partnered initiative by Rencor Developments and United Communities, and the two groups are looking for feedback from Springbank residents as to what types of amenities they would like to see in the development.

Over the next couple of weeks, Springbank residents will be getting phone calls where they will be asked to share input on retail, services and other amenities for Bingham Crossing.

Those community members not included in the survey are invited to contact Ron (403-263-4449 or renaudr@rencor.ca) or Paul (403-265-6180 orPDouglas@unitedcommunities.com) to pass on their thoughts.

You can find out more information about the Bingham Crossing development on their website here.

Vote for Springbank Hill!

If you love living in Springbank Hill, now is the time to recognize your community by voting for it in the 2015 Best Neighbourhoods Survey. The annual survey is put on by Avenue Magazine, and ranks the top 50 voted on communities in Calgary.

The new survey asks respondents to compare more than two dozen characteristics and amenities in order to rank their importance. These rankings will then be used to weight neighbourhoods’ scores on those amenities based on the data collected from third-parties including the City of Calgary, the Calgary Police Service and other sources.

The survey is open online until February 28, 2015, and the results will be tallied and will appear in the August edition of the magazine. Springbank Hill sadly did not make the list year and now is the time to give it the credibility it deserves!

Please note: only communities within Calgary’s city limits are available to be voted on for this survey so Rocky View County communities aren’t on the list.



Volunteer for Rocky View Committees and Boards

Rocky View County is seeking residents to be members of several committees and boards. The following positions are currently available:

  • Agricultural Services Board (ASB): 2 members
  • Assessment Review Board: 3 members
  • Development Appeal Committee: 4 members
  • Family & Community Support Services Board: 1 member
  • Subdivision Appeal Committee: 7 members
  • Bragg Creek Design Review Committee: 2 members
  • Marigold Library Board: 1 member
  • Bearspaw Glendale Recreation Board: 3 members
  • Beiseker Regional Recreation Board: 1 member
  • Rocky View East Recreation Board: 1 member
  • Rocky View West Recreation Board: 4 members

A full list of the terms and requirements of each committee and board position is up on the Rocky View County website. Information on how to apply for one of these positions can be found online here.

Springbank Land Donated to Rocky View County

A 31.66-acre private land donation has been made to Rocky View County, from the River Ridge Estates Corporation (valued at $1,685,000). The land includes three properties, located in Springbank (near Spring Gate Estates).

Future uses could include: a natural stormwater solution that may provide future local and regional stormwater solutions; preservation of the lands within the Elbow River valley; expansion of the open space and trail network system in the area; or community support for the protection of a natural landscape. [Rocky View Weekly]

The County says the first step is to acquire the land and the potential uses will be explored with the community and nearby landowners in the next few years. The donation was approved with a 6-2 vote at the last Rocky View County meeting.

More on this land donation can be found in this week’s edition of Rocky View Weekly here.

Upcoming Events at Springbank Park

Enjoy all that the Springbank Park For All Seasons has to offer, whether you’re a Springbank resident or not. Here’s some upcoming events at Springbank Park:

SPFAS Casino
July 24 – 25
More information

Springbank Western Heritage Antique Show
July 26 – 27
More information

Calgary Highland Games
August 30
More information

The SPFAS provides recreation facilities and space for special events and meetings, and has partnered with many partners to provide sports programs and social activities to the community as well.

Emergency Preparedness: Farm Flood Prep

It’s Emergency Preparedness Week, and after the flooding last June, flood preparedness is the focus of this week. The best way to prepare for floods is to take action before there is a problem.

The Government of Alberta website has outlined some flood preparation tips, specific to rural homeowners and residents. Here’s the steps you should take:

• Locate potential hazards in relation to water sources
• Secure potable water if there is a flood warning
• Identify high elevation areas for relocation
• Inspect dams and canals annually
• Have an Emergency Plan

It’s also always important to stay informed on weather alerts and trends for your area, so you can have time to prepare for when disaster hits. For weather alerts, check here.

And more the complete list of tips for farm flooding preparedness, read the post on the Government of Alberta website here.