In brief, here are two items of public interest that were discussed during the February 2019 City Council meeting.
- Recycling Services for 2020 and Beyond
- Parking Time Restrictions in Residential Neighbourhoods
In brief, here are three items of public interest that were discussed during the January 2019 City Council meeting.
- Curbside Waste and Organics Program Update
- Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Plan
- Decorative Lighting Bylaw
In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the December 2018 City Council meeting.
- Motion to rescind decision on a variable bin waste utility
- Flood control strategy
- Absences and support for City Councillors
- Garden and garage suite regulations
The 2019 property tax increase of 4.40% is a result of a 3.79% increase for civic services, and a 0.61% increase for Police Services approved by Council during their deliberations on November 26 and 27, 2018.
To find out information on spending of City Council and the Mayor's Office, please visit the following link posted on the City of Saskatoon website: saskatoon.ca/city-hall/city-council-boards-committees/council. Under "Council Expenses" you can find hyperlinks showing a breakdown of expenses, including communications allowance, travel expenses and car allowance.
The policy guiding City Council's Communications and Constituency Relations Allowance can be found here.
In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the November 2018 City Council meeting.
- Waste utility and organics program
- Downtown arena/convention centre
- City Council remuneration
- Low Emissions Community report
Here are some of the common numbers and links that may be useful in regards to navigating City Hall, including: numbers for important City Hall contacts, online city apps, Ward 8 community associations, and city grants available to communities.
In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the May 2018 City Council meeting or committee of Council.
- Appointment of New City Manager
- Cannabis Zoning Regulation
- 2019 Indicative Mill Rate
- Updates to Elections Procedures
In addition to regular road maintenance, the Building Better Roads program is aiming to improve another 206 lane kilometres of roadway and replace more than 20 kilometers of sidewalk during the 2018 construction season. Since the establishment of a dedicated road levy in 2014, 876 lane kilometers of roadway have been improved and 36 kilometers of sidewalk have been replaced under the program.
When the 2018 construction season is complete, the Building Better Roads program will have rehabilitated 1,085 lane kilometres of roadway. That’s roughly the one-way distance from City Hall to Salmon Arm, BC. The 56 kilometers of sidewalk replaced would create a path the distance from City Hall to Borden.
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.)