Caring for OUR Community

2021 Summary

We want to thank everyone who worked on refreshing their fence this year!

  • We reached out to 93 residents with 18th Street fences with a letter and an asked them to complete a very brief survey. We received 22 responses to date which is a 24% response rate (well above the average external survey response rate of 15%!)

  • The City of Calgary crew has repaired the broken boards on the east side of 18th Street. Thanks to Evan Spencer from Ward 12 office for accelerating this request.

  • We were finally able to reach Telus via Twitter and they fixed and repainted their fence that was in a really bad shape

  • According to our informal estimate, approximately 9 out of 42 fences that required painting have been painted this year. That’s good progress!

We are working with Calgary Parks and Roads and are strategizing on how best to tackle landscaping on 18th Street

Please contact with any feedback or ideas on this issue.

By-law standards

18th Street Fences

It is the home owners responsibility to maintain fencing which helps our community maintain its character. To ensure consistent look of the community a color Riverbend Titanic Grey has been selected for painting of fences. This color can be obtained at the Riverbend Hardware and General Store (located in the Riverbend Centre: Unit 330, 8338 18 St SE ).

Property owners are required to maintain their fences in good condition as per the City bylaw. Fines can be up to $300.

Good Neighbor Guide

City of Calgary has developed a Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide that provides an overview of municipal bylaws governing neighbourhood issues to advise residents, business owners and service providers of their rights and responsibilities as members of their community

Responsible Pet Ownership

Riverbend has many parks and pathways and it is important for pet owners to be aware of Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw 23M2006 to ensure everyone is able to enjoy our beautiful spaces. Below are some City of Calgary resources on the topic. Violations of the bylaw should be reported by calling 311.

City of Calgary is recruiting volunteers for Off-leash Ambassador Program to promote responsible pet ownership. More details

Responsible Pet Ownership Version 2.pdf
17-01171849 Responsible pet ownership posters-LoRes2.pdf
17-01171849 Responsible pet ownership posters-LoRes1.pdf

Reporting to 311

Contacting 311 via phone or mobile app is the best way to report concerns, request services or ask questions.

If you can see, smell, or hear it and it’s a concern to you, or you just want an answer to a question about a City service, you can report it to 311.

The more residents who report things they see in their neighborhood that need to be resolved, the more data it gives The City of Calgary so that they can make sure that the right amount of resources are being provided in our neighborhood.

• Reporting potholes, noise concerns, or graffiti

• Reporting bylaw infractions and illegal dumping

• Finding out locations for recreational activities

• Requesting noise barriers

• Requesting traffic studies and handicap parking signs

311 Report on concerns reported by Ward 12 residents can be found here

We are working with 311 on developing a Riverbend specific report, which will be posted as soon as it is available