Pinecrest residents have no interest in paying own roadwork

In June, the city asked whether the residents would be interested in a local area service improvement project on 27A and 29th Avenue South

Residents of the Pinecrest area were asked by the city whether they were interested in funding a large part of fixing their local road; the initial feedback has not been supportive of the project.

In June, the city asked whether the residents would be interested in a local area service improvement project on 27A and 29th Avenue South, from 3rd to 7th Street South.

Out of the 59 letters that were mailed to the residents of Pinecrest, the city noted it received only 16 responses, all of which were not in favour of the proposed improvement project.

Those property owners who chose not to submit a response to the letter were noted as not in favour of the project.

“Therefore, based on the preliminary letter of enquiry, there is not sufficient initial support to conduct further investigation and to obtain cost estimates, or for the city to initiate the formal petition process required to obtain consent of the owners affected,” noted city staff.

The city laid out two potential scenarios in the enquiry letter. One is for conventional road surfacing and other is seal coat surfacing.

The work be undertaken by a local area service bylaw and funded 80 per cent by the Pinecrest benefitting property owners and 20 per cent by the entire city through general municipal property taxation.