Ward 8 Updates

City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - November Edition (2018)

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
Ward 8 Update
Useful Information - City Hall Edition

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.

City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - May Edition

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
Ward 8 Update
Building Better Roads Program

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.

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.)

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
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.

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


Greystone Heights - Proposed Community Garden

Monday, April 9th, 2018

7:00 pm –8:30 pm

Greystone Heights School, library

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.

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.