WHAT HAPPENED AT COUNCIL THIS WEEK
Council Discusses Kinsmen Park Master Plan and Taxi Service
The first City Council meeting of November took place on Tuesday the 5th. Council started the meeting with a delegation from Crosby Hanna regarding the Kinsmen Park Master Plan for Martensville. According to Mayor Muench, the proposed plan has evolved over time. Muench also noted that the total budgetary cost is large so any development would happen in phases over time.
Included in the Agenda for the November 5th meeting was correspondence from Mark Bracken, the Executive Director for Saskatchewan Games Council, which invited Council to consider submitting a bid to become the host community for the 2022 Saskatchewan Games. The year 2022 would mark the 50th anniversary of the games. Council did not believe that the community currently had the facilities in place to take this on; however, would like to look at this option again for the 2026 games, as at that time, Martensville will hopefully have a new recreation facility constructed.
Dillon Shewchuk, Community Economic Development Manager spoke to Council regarding the renewal of RIIDE’s Vehicle for Hire application with the City of Martensville. RIIDE has been present in the community since last year with two dedicated vehicles in Martensville and an option to grow as large as ten. Shewchuk recommended that Council approve the renewal. Council was in favour of this.
Councillor Bob Blackwell requested that an item get added to the agenda regarding the construction that is currently taking place on 3rd Avenue South. Due to a lack of communication between contractors and homeowners; residents in the area have been upset over the inconvenience that the roadway work is causing. Blackwell requested a motion that the affected six homes receive a month of City of Martensville utilities waived.
CITY OF MARTENSVILLE WEEKLY UPDATE
November Council Meeting Dates
Committee of the Whole – November 12th
Regular Council – November 19th
The Council Meetings are located at Martensville City Hall Council Chambers in Martensville City Hall at 37 Centennial Dr. S.
All Regular Council Meetings and Committee of the Whole Meetings are open to the public. All meetings commence at 5PM.
Those wishing to address or do a presentation to Council must be placed on the agenda. To be placed on the agenda please contact the City Clerk’s office at City Hall or visit the website for details.
The full Council and Committee of the Whole Schedule can be obtained at martensville.ca.
Take Part in Martensville’s Future – Be Part of the Official Community Plan Update
The City of Martensville is reviewing and updating our Official Community Plan, and we need your help. Official Community Plans are important. They guide growth, development and change for at least the next 10 years… and Martensville is going to grow!
Your opinions and voice are being requested at an Engagement Event to be held on:
Tuesday November 26, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm in the front Foyer of City Hall at 37 Centennial Drive South.
This event will be informative and ask you to leave with us your written comments on a variety of topics such as:
-A Place to Call Home – Residential Policies
-A Thriving Economy/Martensville Works – Commercial and Industrial Policies
-Adding Choices to Get Around – Transportation
-Quality, Efficient Community Services
-Managing Your Taxes – Financial Policies
-An Environment for Future Generations – Environmental Policies
Please save the date in your calendar and come out to this important event. Snacks and refreshments will be available at the venue for all participants.
For further information, please contact: Bonnie Gorelitza, Planning Manager at 306-683-5564, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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SNOW AND ICE CONTROL PROGRAM – What You Need to Know
The program aims to facilitate the handling of emergencies by Police, Fire, and Ambulance services during the winter months, reduce the hazards of icy conditions to motorists and pedestrians, and minimize the economic losses to the community and industry resulting from unsatisfactory winter driving conditions.
Information on general program procedures and the City’s Priority Map is available online at Martensville.ca, but here are a few ways you can help our crews keep our streets as clear and safe as possible:
– Do not shovel, blow, or push snow from private property onto the street – this causes snow ridges on your driveway when our plow cleans your street.
– Do not plow or pile snow on streets – this can block access to manholes and water valves and be a safety hazard.
– Clear your driveways in advance of the city’s snow clearing operations – this helps our operators clear your street more efficiently.
– Do not park your vehicle in an area where it could obstruct snow removal procedures – this hinders our operations and could result in a snow ridge blocking your vehicle in place.
– Do not leave large piles of snow at the corners of driveways – this snow can be caught by a raised snow-gate blade and topple over into your driveway or the street.
-Prevent snow from piling up on the front of your driveway by moving it near your tree/lawn areas behind your walkway.
-Watch for posted areas for Snow Removal- In case of snow and snow removal, crews need to have roads cleared of all vehicles on posted streets. If you are going out of the City over the holidays, please have your vehicles off City streets.
Vehicles left on the street per the traffic bylaw are ticketed and towed (to a non-posted area).
Our crews strive to deliver excellent services, however sometimes weather can be unpredictable, and snow and ice control activities may vary. Every reasonable effort will be made to remove snow and ice and create safe driving and walking conditions in a timely manner.