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City of Martensville Weekly Update (January 11, 2018)

by City of Martensville

January 2018 Council Meeting Dates:

Regular Council Meeting January 16th 2018

Meetings will take place at the Canalta Hotel Conference Room, 611 Centennial Dr S. and 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 www.martensville.ca.

Indoor Water Conservation Tips:

• When you want a drink, don’t let the water run until it is cold. Instead, refrigerate a jug of tap water and save 7-12 litres of water per minute.
• Don’t let the tap run when rinsing dishes or washing fruit and vegetables and save 7-12 litres of water per minute.
• Don’t pre-rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Instead, scrape off food first using a spatula. Soak very dirty pans and dishes before washing.
• Run the dishwasher only when it’s fully loaded and save 70-190 litres of water with each load you eliminate.
• Repair any leaks. Turn faucets off firmly. Check and replace any worn out fixtures, washers, O-rings and hose connections.
• Avoid using garbage disposals. Disposals require lots of water to operate properly. Instead, start a compost pile.
• Save as much as 10 litres of water per minute with a low-fl ow showerhead.
• Don’t overfill and fill less than a full bath. Better yet, you’ll save water by taking a short shower instead.
• Replace an old toilet with a water-efficient model and save as much as 14 litres of water per flush and 70 litres per person, per day.
• Check for leaks in your toilet by adding a few drops of food coloring to the tank. Coloring will appear in the toilet bowl if it’s leaking

Snow Clearing- Pathways and Cul-de-sacs:

During this winter season, the City of Martensville asks citizens to refrain from attempting to clear pathways and cul-de-sacs. There are associated risk of damage to trees and grass adjacent to the pathways as well as potential hazards such as rocks or benches.

City Crews will clear cul de sacs in accordance with snow removal procedures. Removing your own snow from the cul-de-sac can potentially obstruct right of ways, signage, access to valves and utilities, and garbage pick-up.

Please Contact City Hall with any issues in respect to pathways or cul-de-sacs.

Keeping Our Pets Safe During Extreme Cold:

If your pet spends time outdoors during cold winter days, consider these guidelines and several signs to watch for to ensure your pet is comfortable and safe.

Temperature Guidelines
– Certain breeds of ‘sled dogs’ can remain outside for hours, not all dogs fare as well in cold and snow
– Cold temperatures should not become a problem for most dogs until it falls below -7°C at which point cold adverse dogs might begin to be uncomfortable
– If you have a small breed dog, dogs with thin coats, or very young, old or sick dogs, special attention should be provided if the temperature is below 0°C.
– The dangerous weather threshold for outdoor play is -10°C to -15°C no matter the type of breed of dog you have
– Once temperatures get below -6°C, health problems like hypothermia and frostbite are possible
– Cats should not be left outside

Tips for a Safe and Comfortable Winter
– Provide a shelter for your dog if it is outdoors for part of the day for any reason. Ensure the shelter is dry, draft free, and large enough for them to move comfortably but small enough to hold in body heat. Have the floor elevated and covered with cedar shavings or straw. The doorway should be covered with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.
– Ensure your dog has access to unfrozen water and fresh food.
– Be with your pet outdoors and watch for signs if your animal is getting uncomfortable. Observe if your dog is shivering, acting anxious, whining, slowing down, searching out warm locations, or holding up one or more paws. At this point, it is time to head indoors.
– Extreme signs of discomfort and coldness include frostbite on the tips of the ears or discolored paws.
– Consider protecting your pet against the cold temperature by bundling them up in dog jackets or booties.
– Do not leave a pet in a cold vehicle

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