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Action committee reminds residents of public hearing

Posters were placed on post boxes throughout Erin Ridge late last week

By: Victoria Paterson

  |  Posted: Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 06:00 am

DON'T FORGET  – Mail boxes around Eldorado Drive were adorned with reminder notices about the upcoming public hearing at city council chambers that will look at an amendment to the proposed school site at Eldorado Park.
DON'T FORGET – Mail boxes around Eldorado Drive were adorned with reminder notices about the upcoming public hearing at city council chambers that will look at an amendment to the proposed school site at Eldorado Park.
CHRIS COLBOURNE/St. Albert Gazette

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Posters reminding Erin Ridge residents about the upcoming school site public hearing could be spotted around the neighbourhood late this week.

The public hearing starts at 5 p.m. in the council chambers at St. Albert Place on Tuesday, Feb. 18. This is the second part of the hearing, which was officially opened Jan. 27.

The hearing is addressing amendments which would allow the francophone high school to be located anywhere in Eldorado Park. Under the current Erin Ridge area structure plan, the school site is limited to just under three acres on the northeast corner of the park.

Flyers from the Erin Ridge Residents’ Action Committee were put up around the area on postal boxes.

Residents attending the first half of the public hearing Jan. 27 found out the proposed new site for the school, which is along the western edge, would be increased to 3.5 acres according to draft designs.

The action committee is concerned if the amendments go through and the entire site is rezoned to a public and private service designation, they could lose the rest of the parkland.

Murray Lambert, a spokesperson for the action committee, said the posters are to encourage residents to let their wishes be known by coming out to the public hearing.

He said the signs are up “to basically publicize the fact that that park is in jeopardy now especially with the rezoning, and we wish to make people aware of it.”


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