Dear Varsity View residents:
The best thing about winter in Saskatchewan is how it helps us appreciate the longer and warmer days of spring. I love those first warm days in Saskatoon when people flood out onto the MVA trails and parks and share the euphoria of the new season – hopefully coming soon.
As you read this we are right in the final stages of getting the Varsity View Local Area Plan to City Council. Thanks so much to all of the residents who have spent their valuable evenings in meetings with each other debating ideas for your neighbourhood into the future on parking, traffic, parks, infill, cycling, safety, the University, and more. The document is rich with information and ideas about Varsity View and worth reading especially if you live there! It is available on-line – probably easiest to find if you search Varsity View Local Area Plan on Google.
(City of Saskatoon link to VVCA LAP)
I am interested to hear your feedback about the snow clearing/removal operations that we have had so far in 2013/14. While we didn’t have as much snow as last year, with the additional funding from the budget we did change quite a few things up and are doing a review of the program to see what worked and didn’t work. I am also hopeful that we are going to see a much improved street sweeping program this spring too.
The Neighbourhood Infill Design Guidelines/Granny suite recommendations should be coming to Council this spring – after a great deal of work by many Ward 6 residents providing input and direction to this process.
We are also into a very important stage with the Growth planning work we are doing through the Growing Forward/Shaping Saskatoon planning process. We are getting down to brass tacks on overhauling and modernizing the Transit system, developing an Active Transportation Master Plan, determining the best way to build “density corridors” and sorting out the best way to get people across the river. This is laying a foundation now for a new design our City for the future. There will be more public meetings, and you can check out www.growingfwd.ca to learn more and provide your ideas.
If you want more information on this or anything else – please check our my website at www.charlieclark.ca – and you can sign up for my riveting civic e-newsletter too!