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Ambulance Station to be Constructed on Centennial Drive North

by Shanine Sealey

Martensville City Council held their monthly Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, April 12th. The meeting began with a presentation from the local RCMP who provided details regarding their calls for service for the month of March. A total of 121 calls for service were responded to throughout the month, and the report also noted that a total of 2688 calls, with 1432 being traffic/accident related, were responded to from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Currently, there are three vacancies within the department and three members on light duties. One of the vacancies will be filled by mid-May.

The next topic discussed at the meeting was in regards to an agreement made between the City of Martensville and the Martensville and District Lions Club. In 2019, the two entered into an agreement where the City would provide financing to the Lions Club in order for them to construct a shelter/shade within Lions Park in commemoration of their 40th anniversary. It was agreed that the Lions Club would pay back the total within a five-year period, which they did within two years.

The Lions Club has now requested a similar loan of up to $25,000, which would be used to purchase barrier free equipment for the Lions Park playground. The agreement would be the same set-up, with the loan being paid back within a five-year period, which the Lions Club would do through grant submissions and with funds raised through the Valley Street Stock event. Future plans to have barrier free rubber surfacing at the park is already in the works as well.

Council also discussed the 2022 Sask Lotteries Grant Funding Allocation, which is money that comes directly from proceeds of lottery ticket sales within the province and is based on a per capita formula. The City of Martensville received $74,243 in total. Local service groups, sporting clubs and schools put in their funding requests to the City of Martensville, and the money is allocated from there.

Additionally, Council covered a request from the province to have a subdivision that would allow for the development of an ambulance station at 710 Centennial Drive North, which would be located immediately north of Speedy Collision. The proposal also included a request to have a five-year economic development tax abatement, as the construction costs will exceed one million dollars.

The owners of the property and the development are Maunder McNeil and Associates, who will lease the building to Medavie. Construction is slated to begin in mid-April and be completed by mid-November.

“The ambulance has been operating in Martensville out of the fire hall, but we certainly look forward to a more permanent solution,” Mayor Kent Muench said.

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