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Tonight’s annual January community meeting just winding down

January 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Maple Leaf’s own speed sign and radar gun were on display Wednesday night.

Crime took a holiday during the snow last week, and also at Wednesday night’s annual January community meeting.

In place of a discussion of crime and public safety, which drew police officials, City Council members and scores of neighborhood residents to the meeting in 2010 and 2011, the agenda started with a discussion of emergency preparedness.

That was followed by an overview and partial update on the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, which opens next year, with many more details promised at a meeting in April. (Spoiler: the proposed 90-foot zip line appears to have been replaced by a “hill slide.”) Update Jan. 26: We get to KEEP the zip line! See comment below from Donna Hartmann-Miller, chair of the parks committee and Wednesday night’s presenter on this issue. We apologize for misunderstanding.

Development in the Northgate area was also discussed at the meeting, which is the January general meeting of the Maple Leaf Community Council. The council has a special page on its website dealing with the development issue.

Of particular interest are changes in bus service when LINK light rail opens in 2021. The direct bus service from Maple Leaf to downtown will be largely replaced by light rail from Northgate.

We’ll be circling back on some of these issues in coming weeks.

Tonight’s meeting is almost over (we posted briefly, below, when it started) but the community council is also looking for direction from residents on the development and light rail issues, and on what other issues the council should emphasize. You can join their community email lists here.

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