December Council Meeting Dates
Committee of the Whole – December 11th
Regular Council Meeting – December 18th
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
Be Safe This Holiday Season
The City of Martensville and the Martensville Fire Department would like to remind you to have a safe and merry holiday season. Here are some tips to ensure safety around the home and out on the road.
Placing, decorating and disposing of a Christmas tree:
• The tree should be placed at least three feet from any heat source like fireplaces, radiators, candles and heat vents.
• Tree decoration light strings should be approved by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), discarded if damaged, and never left on when leaving home or going to sleep.
• Trees should also be disposed of quickly after celebrating the holidays.
• Remember to check your home’s smoke detectors during the holidays and test them monthly.
• Everyone in your home should understand a smoke detectors sound and know they are to exit a building quickly and calmly before calling the fire department.
• Remember to check around the house to ensure electrical cords are not stripped or exposed, not overloaded and not covered with carpeting or other flammable materials.
• Never leave open flames such as candles or fireplaces unattended.
• Never leave cooking pots or pans unattended on the stove or in the oven when preparing Christmas dinner.
• Be sure to check the weather and the province’s Highway Hotline before getting on the road.
• Make sure your car is in good mechanical condition, preferably with snow tires, and plan ahead to ensure you have enough gas.
• If you do get stuck in an isolated area, don’t try and walk out. Stay with the vehicle.
• Always travel with an emergency kit in your vehicle.
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 watervalves 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 off 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.
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