AGM Agenda – November 2017

AGM Agenda Nov 2017


New West Environmental Strategy Reminder

Royal City, Green City

October 25th at the Anvil Centre from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

This event will be an excellent opportunity to help shape the strategy, which will affect New West residents, network amongst colleagues, listen to great speakers from a variety of sectors and enjoy some free drinks and snacks!

Further information on the strategy can be found at

Thank you,

Gurtej Tung  |  Engineering Outreach Coordinator

T 604 636 4316  |  E




Dear Queen’s Park Residents,

We appreciate receiving a number of messages regarding the traffic counters and construction in the neighbourhood.

The data which is being collected at the moment will not be valid given the construction in the neighbourhood. We will arrange for follow up traffic counts once construction is completed.

Traffic counts are usually carried out city-wide in the spring and the fall in anticipation of the plans, strategies, policies, etc., that will be occurring. At this time there was a disconnect between the request for counts and planned construction work.

We hope this helps clarify the situation but please feel free to get in the touch with Gurtej Tung (, Engineering Outreach Coordinator or Jerry Behl (, Transportation Engineer, if there are any questions.

Thank you,

Gurtej Tung  |  Engineering Outreach Coordinator

T 604 636 4316  |  E

Queen’s Park Traffic Calming Plan- Phase 1 Summary Report

Dear Queen’s Park Residents & Businesses,

Thanks again for participating in the first phase of the Queen’s Park Traffic Calming Plan!

We heard important feedback, both in person and online, on transportation in the neighbourhood and have consolidated that information in a report that can be found here.

The next steps in the traffic calming process are:

  • Data collection in October 2017;
  • Phase 2 of public engagement, in the Fall of 2017, providing information on what was heard and possible engineering measures to address the issues that were raised;
  • Design of engineering measures in Winter 2017;
  • Begin construction of some traffic calming measures in Summer 2018.

If there are any questions please let myself or Transportation Engineer Jerry Behl ( know.

We look forward to reconnecting with you soon.

Thank you,

Gurtej Tung  |  Engineering Outreach Coordinator

T 604 636 4316  |  E

City of New Westminster  |  Engineering Services


New West Urban Solar Garden Public Information Session October 19th


You are invited to attend the second Public Information Session for the New Westminster Urban Solar Garden. Details of the event are below:

Date:  Thursday, October 19th

Time:   7 PM to 8:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Location:  Health Sciences Association of British Columbia<; (Main Office) at 180 East Columbia Street (a short walk from the Sapperton Skytrain Station)

Seating for this event is limited! Reserve your seat now at this link<;.

Want to learn more about the Urban Solar Garden?  Our second Public Information Session will build off the discussion and feedback from our first event in July, and will cover:

*   The City of New Westminster’s vision for an Urban Solar Garden.

*   Identification of potential City locations to host the solar array.

*   Recent developments in PV technology and examples of community solar projects in BC.

*   Indicative per-panel pricing, typical per-panel solar production, and investment payback details.

Want to Pre-subscribe to the Urban Solar Garden?

Pre-subscriptions to the Urban Solar Garden will open at the end of the Public Information Session, and customers with a New Westminster Electric Utility account will have the opportunity to reserve their spot in the Urban Solar Garden via monetary deposit. Subscriptions will be sold on a per panel basis, with a limit of 10 panels per subscriber. Subscriptions to the garden are limited and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

In order to measure the interest in this initiative within New Westminster, 75% of the Urban Solar Garden needs to be pre-subscribed by Friday, November 17th, for the project to move forward.

Subscription details, including deposit amount required, are currently being finalized, so please expect an update on this prior to the Public Information Session, via email and on

Can’t make it to the event?

All information regarding Urban Solar Garden, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and subscription details, will be made available on

prior to the event, to help you determine whether the Urban Solar Garden is right for you. Both the July and October events will be summarized and will be made available on the website a few days after the event.

If you have any questions on the Urban Solar Garden, please contact Ryan Coleman (Program Coordinator for Energy Save New West) at 604-515-3818 or via email at

We look forward to seeing you there, and stay tuned for future updates!