2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – Fairfield Park
This is a very very brief summary of key issues I’ve been working on specific to the Fairfield Park neighbourhood, and initiatives that I look forward to working on. I am very thankful to have had the support of many many residents who’ve been also working to make our neighbourhoods safer, healthier and a great place to live and play! Thank you!
- Over the past four years, I’ve hosted multiple community events and produced videos on crime prevention, your role in crime prevention, what is happening in our neighbourhood and more.
- To review many updates on crime, please go to www.JaniceLukes.ca and use the search engine and enter the word CRIME
- The Waverley West ward is one of the safest areas of Winnipeg – but we still have crime. I will continue to host education events, and work with any groups of residents who want to develop a more detailed crime prevention plan for their neighbourhoods.
Recreation and Parks
- $100 million in funding has been secured for a new recreation center, to be located beside the new elementary and high school just south of Bridgwater Forest. Public consultations will start early November 2022.
- I’ve added benches to Keslar Park and have plans to add more trees in 2023 to this small, yet very busy park.
- I’m in discussions with the city to also look at the installation of solar lighting along the pathway. Many people use the pathway network at the park to access the pathway system around the ponds.
- Many tree plantings have occurred in many of the parks and near ponds in Richmond West, and the goal is to continue adding trees to our public spaces.
- I’m also working with Southeast Collegiate staff and students on a variety of projects in the Waverley West ward (Mother Language Plaza, park names, street names)
Lee Blvd and Traffic Calming
- Overall the roads are generally in good condition in Fairfield Park, with the focus being on traffic calming and traffic controls.
- Lee Blvd east of Barnes Ave continues to have speeding vehicles. The city has conducted two traffic studies on this section of Lee Blvd. and the results indicated there are not enough people speeding to merit traffic calming. This is a problem because there are no sidewalks and the quality of life is being impacted because of the speeding. This year (2022) the city has piloted new traffic calming infrastructure on cycling routes and I will go back to the drawing board with the engineers and continue working towards having this section of Lee Blvd. traffic calmed.
- Traffic calming has been installed on Keslar which is proving to be very effective.
- The intersection of Lee Blvd and Waverley is slated to have intersection lights installed in 2023. Some intersection roadwork needs to be completed before that occurs.