Ward 8 Updates

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Ward 8 Update
Home Flood Protection Program

Every home has some risk for flooding during spring snow melt and rain storms. The City of Saskatoon and SGI CANADA are sponsoring a national pilot program to help Saskatoon homeowners understand their flood risk and take measures to protect their property from flooding.

Saskatoon homeowners can register now for a free or partially-subsidized professional Home Flood Protection Program home assessment – valued at $450 - to help identify their flood risks. The subsidized Home Flood Protection Program inspections will be available to the first 400 Saskatoon homeowners to register in 2018. 

Up to 100 homes that meet the criteria for high flood risk areas are eligible for a free home assessment. Other homeowners are eligible for a subsidized rate of $125. (Homes that qualify for free assessments will have already received a notice from the City of Saskatoon indicating their eligibility.)

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City Council in Brief
Council in Brief - April Update

In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the April 2018 City Council meeting.

  • 2018 Property Tax Levy
  • Residential Fire Pit
  • Storm Water Pond Safety Review
  • Joni Mitchell Promenade - River Landing
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Ward 8 Update
Street Sweeping 2018

As soon as the roads are dry in early spring, the City begins a spring sweeping blitz to remove heavier dirt and debris that gathers over the winter. Beginning in April, yellow No Parking signs are posted on scheduled priority streets to notify drivers of upcoming curb-to-curb sweeping through neighbourhoods. In mid-October, street sweeping occurs in select neighbourhoods to reduce the potential for spring flooding.

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Ward 8 Update
Greystone Heights - Proposed Community Garden Public Information Session

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

Greystone Heights - Proposed Community Garden

Monday, April 9th, 2018

7:00 pm –8:30 pm

Greystone Heights School, library

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Ward 8 Update
Saskatoon Talks Trash - Curbside

Saskatoon is reviewing curbside waste collection. The review includes garbage and recycling collections, how garbage is paid for, a city-wide organics collection program, and more.

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Ward 8 Update
Climate Change

Share your ideas on climate action in Saskatoon!

The following information was gathered from the City of Saskatoon's Low Emissions Community Plan page:

The City of Saskatoon (City) is currently creating a climate action plan that will identify how we, as a community, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and respond to the local causes and effects of climate change. The plan will guide our actions and investments as a City, as well as outline ways the City can support community initiatives. 

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Ward 8 Update
Ward 8 Community Associations

Community associations are non-profit organizations made up of volunteers from your neighbourhood. In Ward 8, we have five active Community Associations. Community Associations enhance the quality of life of the people within the neighbourhood by:

  • Planning and organizing affordable sport, culture and recreational programs in the fall, winter and spring
  • Creating a community newsletter
  • Operating the community rink
  • Organizing community events, such as neighbourhood clean-ups, BBQs and special days in the park

There are many ways to get involved, ranging from volunteering to participating in events. Find out more information about Community Associations on the City website or read on for links to each Community Association.

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Get Involved
City of Saskatoon Transit Plan Engagement Starts Now

*News Release* At its November 20, 2017 meeting, Saskatoon City Council approved the Preferred Configuration for a re-envisioned transit system based around Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The report brought forward by Administration presents recommendations for an appropriately-sized future Bus Rapid Transit system that will support the City’s anticipated growth.

This approval provides direction to HDR to move forward in developing a Functional Plan that will further refine the scale and cost of the new Bus Rapid Transit System, and anticipated changes to existing transit services.

 

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City Council in Brief
Rising to the Challenge: City Council Sets 2018 Property Tax Increase at 4.70%

Following extensive review of the 2018 Preliminary Corporate Business Plan and Budget, November 27 and 28, 2017, Mayor Charlie Clark and City Councillors​ approved the 2018 Business Plan and Budget which includes a property tax increase of 4.70%. While continuing to face significant non-tax revenue pressures such as declines in provincial funding, the approved budget will fulfill and maintain the City’s investment plans, service level commitments and dedicated civic programs that residents rely on.

The 4.70% property tax increase will be allocated as follows: 2.78% attributed to provincial funding reductions, 1.17% to Police Services, and 0.75% to be invested in all remaining civic programs and services. Without a funding gap left as a result of declines in provincial funding, the 2018 property tax increase would have been 1.92%.

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Ward 8 Update
30 Day Waste Challenge

"Did you know 58% of residential waste, and 40% of multi-unit garbage, is made up of food and yard waste? The lack of oxygen in our landfill means organics break down slowly and they produce methane, which is a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide."

Our home participates in quite a few types of composting. Our compost story for #yxetalkstrash this week includes grasscycling, vermicompost, green bin and backyard composting.