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).
– Stay Clear of Sanding Trucks- Crews apply a mixture of salt and sand on our streets and intersections to ensure safer driving conditions. If you are near or behind the sanding truck you are reminded to stay back 15m to allow the truck to disperse materials and to prevent materials from potentially hitting your vehicle.
Our crews strive to delivery 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.
February and March Council Meeting Dates
Committee of the Whole- February 11th
Regular Council – February 18th
Committee of the Whole- March 10th
Regular Council- March 17th
The Regular Council Meetings are located at Martensville City Hall Council Chambers.
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 Council and Committee of the Whole Schedule can be obtained at martensville.ca
Keeping Hydrants Clear of Snow
With the recent snowfall, the City of Martensville and the Martensville Fire Department would like to ask residents for their assistance with keeping the fire hydrants clear of snow, parked vehicles, and other obstructions.
Clearing snow from the hydrant helps keep hydrants visible and easily assessable which will save valuable time in the case of an emergency. Property Owners may be subject to fines for burying or obstructing hydrants.
To find out more including the Snow Management Bylaw, please visit Martensville.ca
Water Line Freeze Ups- Service Interruptions
If you have an interruption of water service to your home, you may have a waterline freeze up.
If you experience a waterline freeze-up, or any other interruption in service, please call (306) 931-2166 to report your issue.
If this happens outside of regular business hours, please follow the prompts to be transferred to the emergency after-hours contact. Thank you for your co-operation!
Winter Fun Fest is February 17th!
Winter Fun Fest is coming and features plenty of indoor and activities. Some of the activities include a bonfire and Hot Dog Roast, Street Hockey, Snowshoeing Sleigh Rides, Inflatable Bouncers, Laser Tag, Crafts, Face Painting and so much more. Activities are taking place at, and in the area of the Martensville Athletic Pavilion and Kinsmen Park. The day caps off with Fireworks at 6:30PM
Visit the events calendar on Martensville.ca for more information.