Watch for Icy Pathways!
Parks & Rec asks residents to please use caution when out on the leisure trail system. Erratic thawing and freezing weather conditions are making parts of our trail system very icy. Crews are out sanding and/or removing icy sections as much as possible.
Snowmobile Regulations- Traffic Bylaw
The City of Martensville has received numerous complaints about snowmobiles being driven through city streets, parks, municipal reserves and drainage systems. The parks, drainage ways were built for residents to use for walking, x-country skiing, tobogganing, and other outdoor winter activities. The safety of those utilizing these areas is becoming a concern. Driving snowmobiles on city streets also creates a traffic hazard.
Snowmobilers are asked to abide by local bylaws including:
• Entering and exiting the City utilizing the most direct street route between their residence and city limits.
• Not operating a snowmobile in excess of 20km/hr
• Operating only between 7AM and 10PM
• Not operating a snowmobile in any park, public or municipal reserve
• Not operating a snowmobile on Centennial Drive other than to cross or obtain fuel.
For the complete traffic bylaw please visit martensville.ca. The City of Martensville wishes a safe winter season for all residents.
March 2018 Council Meeting Dates
Regular Council Meeting – March 6, 2018.
Committee of the Whole – March 13, 2018.
Regular Council Meeting – March 20, 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
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.
Watch for Snow Removal Signs and Postings Throughout The Rest of Winter
If you see the Crews you have to Move! Reminder to watch for Snow Removal signs/ postings through the rest of winter. All vehicles must be moved off the street for snow removal or risk being ticketed and towed to another location. See more winter reminders in this months issue of ‘The Banner’ @ www.martensville.ca.
Never Lose a Bill, Save Paper and Avoid those Late Fees!
The City of Martensville offers a number of services to help you conveniently receive and pay for your utilities or property taxes.
Apply for e-Billing to receive your monthly utility bills through email – Apply for Pre-Authorized Payments, to avoid late payment fees – Apply for the Tax Installment Payment Plan for equalized monthly tax payments. For more information on these services contact or visit us at City Hall or visit Martensville.ca