The City of Saskatoon provides many services to the Community and is concerned about development and activities in the neighbourhood.
Ward 6 – Councillor Cynthia Block
Cynthia Block is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, a journalist and a communications specialist. She has had a life-long interest in public policy, and a strong preference to use evidence and data to drive decision-making. On Council, her priority issues include basic services, sustainability, indigenous reconciliation and downtown revitalization.
Cynthia would like City Council to focus on a longer time horizon in decision-making. Through partnerships with other levels of government, business, industry, community groups, residents and organizations in the surrounding geographical area, we have an opportunity to build a more modern, progressive and sustainable 21st century city.
Cynthia is married with two teenaged children and Belle, a great Shepherd-cross. Free time is often spent on the spectacular Meewasin Trail.
The fastest way to get questions answered is to go online: www.saskatoon.ca Then search: Contact Your Councillor. It’s a useful tool that allows a seamless path from you to me and the civic administration.
Community Association News:
Check the City page here for information on Community Associations, as well as Resources available for Associations..
The City of Saskatoon Leisure Guide is your community source for a variety of arts, culture, and recreational activities throughout the year. Select from Drop-in Programs, which do not require pre-registration and provide the public with access to the City’s recreation facilities and to instructor-led classes, or from Registered Programs, which include an instructor who leads the participants through a pre-defined set of activities.
Over 100,000 copies of the Leisure Guide are distributed throughout Saskatoon and a limited surrounding area three times per year. If you do not receive your guide within two days of the scheduled delivery, they are available for pickup at any of the six Leisure Centres, Mendel Art Gallery and Public Libraries. You can also report missed deliveries to (306) 657-8531 and one will be delivered to your home within 48 hours. Be sure to Keep the Guide throughout the entire season!
See this City page for information on delivery, registration dates and distribution of the Leisure Guides.
Now faster than ever, Leisure Online allows you to conveniently register online for all your favourite programs with the click of a button.
School Speed Zones:
Maximum 30 kph! The 30 kph maximum speed limit is designed to give motorists more time to react and brake in an emergency – such as when a child runs out unexpectedly onto the street. Reducing the speed limit allows more time for motorists and pedestrians to react in hazardous situations. It could avoid a tragedy.
The 30 kph speed limit is in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, September to June – including statutory holidays. School zones are marked by reflective, fluorescent yellow-green signs.School zones begin at the 30 kph sign and end at a sign indicating a greater speed limit (normally 50 kph).
The penalty for speeding in a school zone is the same as any other speeding offence. You would be fined for the offence and penalized three SGI demerit points.
See more information on other school and walking programs on the City website here.
Do you have a rental suite for students, or thinking about creating one? Check the City of Saskatoon’s Secondary Suite Guidelines and Zoning requirements in this downloadable PDF. You can contact the City Building Standards Department at 975-3236 (voice mail) for more information or questions. The Building Standards Branch provides a variety of forms and brochures available for download here.
The annual freeze/thaw cycle this time of year means that potholes are appearing on city streets, and if they are full of water, it’s impossible to tell how deep they are. Motorists are reminded to:
- Slow down when they encounter a pothole, gravel bed, or a pool of water, to avoid the possibility of vehicle damage and splashing pedestrians.
- Increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to give yourself more time to see potholes and puddles.
- Avoid driving through puddles with straight edges as they could be covering a settled pavement cut with sharp edges which could cause more vehicle damage. When pavement is cut for water or sewer repairs and permanent patching isn’t possible, the temporary fill may settle at this time of year, causing holes on the roadway.
City crews are engaged in temporary pothole patching as the streets begin to dry from the snow. Residents are encouraged to help the City locate potholes and settled pavement cuts by reporting them to Public Works at 975-2476. Permanent patching will begin when weather conditions permit, and asphalt inventory is available closer to April. Potholes are caused when moisture enters a crack in the pavement, then freezes and expands in cold temperatures. The expansion puts pressure on the crack, causing the asphalt to break away, resulting in a pothole.
For more information, visit www.saskatoon.ca.