Beaumont Newsletter July 2017

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ER HDTONGAETR EGBLROWM SEINENGIRYOUR COUNCIL KEEPING YOU CONNECTEDGBEAUMONT COMMUNIQUÉVILLE DE / TOWN OFBEAUMONTJuly 2017 | www.beaumont.ab.caBeaumont Transit Launches September 5 We are less than two months away from the start of Beaumont’s new commuter transit service to Century Park. The service will operate four trips in the morning and six trips in the afternoon. “Beaumont’s commuter transit will be a convenient and affordable transportation solution for many people,” said Mayor Camille Bérubé. “In time, as ridership increases, we expect to increase the number of trips per day. And when the new Mill Woods light-rail transit station is completed, the ride into Edmonton will be even quicker.” Passengers can park at the Ken Nichol Park and Ride then take one of the brand new coaches to Century Park in Edmonton where riders can seamlessly integrate into the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS).The fare is $3.25 one way from Beaumont to Century Park. Riders then need to purchase an ETS fare to continue their journey. Beaumont will offer an integrated monthly pass that will allow access and travel on both the Beaumont Transit and the ETS systems. Three New Flyer Excelsior coaches were built especially for Beaumont, and they feature wider seats with lumbar support and more legroom than standard transit buses. “The coaches really are a cut above in terms of quality,” said Mayor Bérubé. “They are comfortable and quiet, so using Beaumont Transit will be a pleasant and affordable experience.” Many details are still being finalized so check back to our web page frequently for updates at Municipal Census Results According to the latest municipal census, Beaumont’s population has now topped 18,320. That’s an increase of 3.4 per cent over 2016, and it means an additional 600 people chose to make their homes in Beaumont. The annual census helps determine our eligibility for government funding. Each person counted in the census attracts in excess of $257 in funding from other levels of government.Kathy BarnhartKerri BauerThank you, residents, for making the 2017 municipal census a success.Perry HendriksBruce LeCrenMayor Camille Bérubé 780-929-8368 Councillor Kathy Barnhart 780-721-5504 Councillor Kerri Bauer 780-929-2441 Councillor Perry Hendriks 780-929-5102 Councillor Bruce LeCren 780-709-4431 Councillor Bill McNamara 780-929-8215 Councillor Louise White-Gibbs 780-929-2233 Email links for Mayor and Council are online at INFORMATIONThis was the third year Beaumont used an online census tool, and 49.5 per cent of you responded using the electronic system. A successful census provides data for planning programs, services and facilities for you and your family.Beaumont CouncilMayor Camille BérubéMAYOR AND COUNCIL CONTACT INFORMATIONBill McNamaraLouise White-Gibbs 5600 49 Street Beaumont AB T4X 1A1 780-929-8782 /BeaumontAB T4Xbeaumont Follow us on Social Media for Best Results Water in the early morning between 6 and 10 a.m. Do not water when it’s windy. This will increase water absorption. Soaking your lawn once per week produces a healthier lawn than watering several times per week. Water your lawn only when needed, to a maximum of one hour a week, or 2.5 cm (1”) or less if it rains. You can measure this by placing a container such as a bowl or ice cream pail on your lawn while watering. When the water level reaches 2.5 cm (1”) you can shut off the sprinklers. This method helps produce a deeper root system which is less likely to be damaged by drought. Position your sprinkler so water lands on the lawn or garden, not on paved areas.Residential Water Conservation There are a number of actions that homeowners can take to help reduce water consumption, and the first step is to check your commodes. A leaking toilet can waste much more water than you might imagine. According to one source, a leaking toilet can waste anywhere from 120 to 2,000 litres per day. Check your toilets periodically to ensure they are not leaking by placing two drops of food colouring in the tank. If the water in the bowl turns the same colour, the toilet is leaking and it probably needs a new flapper valve (they’re cheap). In addition, Beaumont residents are encouraged to use the even/ odd watering system. On even days of the month, property owners of even numbered addresses can water outside. On odd days of the month, property owners of odd numbered addresses can water outside. Water for municipal operations such as firefighting, water distribution system, sanitary sewer system and municipal construction are exempt. However, Beaumont observes the even/ odd rule for landscape watering outside municipal buildings. Commercial water use is exempt when the water being used is for business purposes (car washes, building construction, water to carry out business activities). Commercial businesses should observe the even/odd rule for landscape watering.Trees and Shrubs When watering trees and large shrubs, water around the drip-line of the tree (area below the branches where water drips naturally from leaves) not directly at the trunk.Try Grasscycling Grasscycling is the natural recycling of grass by leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing. Clippings quickly decompose, returning valuable nutrients to the soil. Grasscycling improves the quality of your lawn while saving you the time and energy it takes to dispose of your clippings. Mow your grass frequently and cut about 2.5 cm. The clippings will decompose quickly.Integrated Pest Management: Spraying for weeds and pests Beaumont is committed to maintaining safe and healthy urban environments. As controlling weeds and harmful pests is important for ensuring the enjoyment and sustainability of our park spaces and trees, we have reintroduced the application of herbicides and pesticides for periodic use in problem areas. Also, we will spray spruce trees infected with the yellow-headed spruce sawfly, which has the potential to destroy all spruce trees in Beaumont if not controlled. All spraying will be done by licensed and experienced practitioners to ensure application is done effectively, safely and according to the herbicide/pesticide’s application requirements. Contractors will work in the early morning or late evening hours to limit traffic in the area and prevent direct exposure while spraying is taking place. • Where required, the turf broadleaf program will begin on school sports fields only when school is out in July and August. • The fall turf broadleaf program will be begin September 15 and run through October 31, weather permitting. • All broadleaf treatment locations will have signs posted indicating product used, application rate and date applied. • Required noxious weed control will be completed throughout the year. Extensive measures will be taken to inform the community when and where spraying will occur, including ample signage around the proposed spraying area a minimum of 24 hours prior to spraying and 48 hours after spraying. For more information on Beaumont’s integrated pest management program, visit the website at Events Community & Protective Services Open House July 20 The annual CPS BBQ, a free event for the entire family will take place at the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre, 5303 50 Street. Come out from 5 to 7 p.m. and enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks, a photo booth and lots of activities for kids, all brought to you by the Beaumont Fire Department, RCMP and Municipal Enforcement staff. Food bank donations are greatly appreciated. Fall Awareness Event September 7 The annual Fall Awareness event takes place at Eaglemont Christian Church, 5002 62 Street, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This event is an opportunity for community groups to help promote their programs, services, accept registrations, memberships and recruit volunteers. It’s a great opportunity for residents to see what programs and services are available.Be sure to attend this exciting event. Details are online at more information about the event contact the Community Events Coordinators at780.929.2848AETR DTONGGHERor visit the town Roots Fair Mark your calendars: the Beaumont & District Agricultural Society invites you to the 2nd annual Rural Roots Fair on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27. Designed with families in mind, the Rural Roots Fair is a free, fun event for every age group. The two day event takes place at the Beaumont Ag Society Fairgrounds, located in Beaumont, just west of RR243.Also featured will be the Ag Society’s newest project, the Gobeil Heritage Barn, and the Gerry Patsula Community Gardens.COMMUNITY AWARENESS & REGISTRATION EVENT Eaglemont Christian Church 5002-62 Street Beaumont, ABFor details and to register please visit the site at Rural Roots Fair is focused on promoting outdoor and agricultural sports and activities within Alberta’s Capital Region. This years’ fair features a large kids area, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, crafts for all ages, face painting, a “Meet the Maker” marketplace and the opportunity to experience many exciting sports and activities that our region has to offer.FallThursday, September 7 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Tour de l’Alberta The Tour de l’Alberta cycling event is coming to Beaumont on Sunday, July 23. The Tour is among the largest one day cycling rides in Western Canada and is a staple on the local sporting event calendar. The Tour features rides for every age and skill level, including a Family Ride, 50 km, 100 km, and 160 km events.VILLE DE / TOWN OFBEAUMONT
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