With a beautiful summer underway, I hope everyone is enjoying this last week of August.
With a busy month of updates underway, I will just jump right in. This months newsletter contains updates specific to our ward, what to expect before Council this month and details about upcoming Community Association AGMs.
- Brighton Gate West and Meglund Cres rezoning and discretionary use applications
- On Demand Transit changes
- Farmers' Market
- Downtown Event and Entertainment District Site Options
- Community Association AGMs
There is a lot to celebrate this month! June is both Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month. Find ways to recognize and learn more by checking out OUTSaskatoon and the Office of the Treaty Commissioner for events taking place this month. While there are many ways to participate, these are just two places to start.
I also want to congratulate all the grads who are celebrating graduations this month. Mazel tov to you and your families!
Items of interest this month include:
- Rezoning and discretionary use applications in Brighton
- Farmers' Market Update
- Small Dog Off-Leash Dog Park
- Green Infrastructure 10 Year Implementation Plan
As our beautiful fall turns into some colder weather, I have prepared some updates for our Ward 8 neighbourhoods.
Here are a few items of interest on the upcoming City Council agenda:
- Timing for waste and organics utilities
- Exploration of a bylaw regarding gathering limits
- Code of Conduct Complaint
- SaskWater Master Service and Transition Agreement
- Allowing pets on leash in Kiwansis Memorial Park
- Information for 2022/2023 budget
Have you heard about discussions regarding speed limits in residential neighbourhoods? Perfect, we want to hear from you!
Take a peek at safe, outdoor and indoor winter programming options for this winter during the pandemic. Check out activities that have been made available by Community Asociations in Ward 8, the City of Saskatoon, Meewasin Valley Aithority, and Wanuskewin.
An annual $61 million budget for road rehabilitation and maintenance ensures Saskatoon’s streets, bridges and sidewalks remain safe and long-lasting.
Neighbourhood snow removal gets underway ❄️❄️
The City started removing snow from residential streets on Dec. 2 in response to the severe snow accumulation in November that left many residential streets impassable.
The 2020-2022 Projected Asset Preservation Plan is now available. It includes the asset preservation projects projected for the next three years on our roadway and sidewalk assets, water and sewer assets, as well as our bridges and structures assets. Roadway and Sidewalk asset preservation management is a process of monitoring, maintaining, and preserving our roads and sidewalks effectively throughout their lifecycle. The goal is to employ effective decision-making to optimize a cost-effective mix of treatments, to maximize the number of roads and sidewalks treated to improve the networks as a whole.
The 8th Street East Water Main Replacement Project begins June 1, 2020 and will include the replacement of water mains, restoration of roadways and the rehabilitation of sidewalks.
In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the October 2019 City Council meeting. I was proud to Chair this meeting of City Council as the Deputy Mayor.
- Reseller Rate for Regional Customers of Saskatoon Water
- Saskatoon Freeway Project Update – October 2019
- Approaches for Addressing Existing and Emerging Protocol Issues
- Municipal Wards Commission - Establishment of Municipal Ward Boundaries