Effective March 25, City-owned playground structures will close until further notice. This action was necessary because the shared surfaces people touch – especially playground equipment – should not be used right now for the health and safety of your family, and to eliminate the potential for gatherings at play. For more information go to saskatoon.ca/covid-19
With the COVID-19 situation changing rapidly, Saskatoon residents are reminded to sign-up for notifynow, an important free public safety messaging service from the City of Saskatoon.
The notifynow system can send important public safety messages to citizens in a timely, trusted, and targeted manner. It’s important that when you sign-up, you tell us how to best reach you. Choose one or several of these communication methods:
· via a voice message to your home, work
· call to your cell phone
· text message
You can also add family member’s addresses, such as your child’s school or parents’ home, through the customization tools.
It’s easy to sign-up for notifynow! Visit saskatoon.ca/notifynow
Community Recreation has revamped the Spring Play Programs for 2020. The sessions are intended to engage children and youth in physical activities while developing new and improved skills. All equipment is provided. All programs are free to participate in and are intended for ages 10-14. All programs are led by qualified instructors. Participants must register in advance. For more information call 306-975-3378.
Session Details: April 14 from 9:00am-12:00pm, Cosmo Civic Centre Gymnasium (3130 Laurier Drive)
Registration Code: CD2380-01
Session Details: April 14 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Cosmo Civic Centre Gymnasium (3130 Laurier Drive)
Registration Code: CD2380-01
Session Details: April 15 from 9:00am-12:00pm, Cosmo Civic Centre Gymnasium (3130 Laurier Drive)
Registration Code: CD2380-03
– 1st Session Details: April 15 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Canadian Bowling Centre (217 Fairmount Drive)
Registration Code: CD2380-04
– 2nd Session Details: April 16 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Canadian Bowling Centre (217 Fairmount Drive)
Registration Code: CD2380-06
March Open Houses
14th Street East Corridor
Open house to discuss a bike lane along 14th Street from Cumberland to Sask Cres.
- present general information to the public regarding active transportation and neighbourhood bikeways;
- provide participants an opportunity to discuss concerns, considerations and possible improvements regarding all forms of transportation in their area; and
- to help inform the neighbourhood bikeway designs that will be specifically tailored for each corridor’s transportation needs.
Neighbourhood Bikeways Project.
Wednesday, March 4
7-9 pm (come & go format)
Emmanuel Anglican Church. 609 Dufferin Ave.
May Open Houses
The objectives of the second phase of public engagement open houses, occurring in May (dates to be determined), will be:
- present the neighbourhood bike designs;
- communicate how previous public input informed the designs;
- collect public feedback on the designs to help prioritize the projects; and
- summarize public feedback on the designs for the final report to City Council.
At the completion of each phase, summaries of the engagements will be added to the Engage page.
Water Main and Lead Connection Replacement Project – Public Information Session Invitation
Earlier you were notified that during the 2020 construction season the City will be completing a water main and lead connection replacement project on Clarence Avenue between College Drive and 8th Street and on Aird Street between Clarence Avenue and Munroe Avenue. Since this notification, we have also added additional locations to this project which include:
- Temperance Street from Clarence Avenue to Wiggins Avenue South;
- The back lane of Aird Street and Temperance Street from Munroe Avenue to Wiggins Avenue South;
- Munroe Avenue from Temperance Street to Aird Street.
The water main and lead connection replacement project scheduled in your neighbourhood this construction season will include the following improvements and will occur in phases in order to minimize the disruptions to residents:
- Replacement of water mains;
- Lead connection replacements;
- Restoration of roadways, resulting in smooth, ‘like new’ road surfaces;
- Rehabilitation of sidewalks.
For a detailed overview on the project and to have your questions answered, you are invited to attend a come and go public information session:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Albert Community Centre
610 Clarence Avenue
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
You are also encouraged to sign up to receive updates prior to and during the project. To sign up, please e-mail email@example.com and provide your name, address and contact information.
Sharpen your Skates! Family day Skate will be held on Monday, February 17 from 1:00-4:00pm at Cosmo Civic Centre. Best of all, it’s totally FREE!
Skating not your thing? Many non-skating activities will be available and held in the gym!
I hope you can join Councillor Cynthia Block for a special Coffee with Your Councillor this month, with a focus on community safety.
With Special Guest Insp. Dave McKenzie
Wednesday, Feb 26th, 2020
D’Lish by Tish Café
7:30am – 9am.
City of Saskatoon Community Recreation has revamped the Winter Play Program for 2020. Throughout January and March there will be 6 learn-to sessions offered for children and youth between the ages of 6-12. The sessions are intended to engage children and youth in physical activities while developing new and improved skills in classic Canadian or Indigenous winter sports. All equipment is provided. All programs are free to participate in.
The learn-to sessions include:
- Snowshoe Making (10-12 yrs)- Tuesday, January 21 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre
- Learn-to-Curl (8-12 yrs)-Monday, January 27 (PD Day for Public Schools) from 1:00-5:00pm at CN Curling Club
- Learn-to-Snowshoe (6-12 yrs)- Saturday, February 1 from 1:00-4:00pm at Dr. Seager Wheler Park Rec Unit
- Learn-to-Snowskate (6-12yrs)- Saturday, February 8 from 1:00-4:00pm at Greystone Heights Rec Unit
- Learn-to-Altai Skis (6-12 yrs)- Sunday, February 9 from 1:00-4:00pm at Montgomery Park Rec Unit
- Learn-to-Curl (8-12 yrs)- Monday, March 9 (PD Day for Public Schools) from 1:00-5:00pm at CN Curling Club
Email and report from the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners:
“The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners sincerely appreciates the interest of you and/or your organization in community safety.
The attached report is in follow up to the issues raised by more than 80 residents and community group representatives, from all areas of the city, at the Board’s October 16, 2019 Community Consultation.
The Board of Police Commissioners listened to your views, captured the messages you delivered, and has identified the actions the Board can take, within the scope of its mandate, and is pleased to report this directly to you and your organization.”
In the 2020 construction season (May – October), an important water main construction project will occur on Clarence Avenue from College Drive to 8th Street East and on Aird Street from Clarence Avenue to Munroe Avenue. A letter was recently sent to those residents adjacent to the work area notifying them about this upcoming project.
The project occurring next construction season on Clarence Avenue and Aird Street is still in the planning stages so information is limited at this time. In the meantime, until more information becomes available we recommend that community members sign up to receive project updates prior to and during this project. To sign up, email the City at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, address and contact information.
The replacement of older water mains and the lead service lines (lead pipes) that deliver the water services into homes in Saskatoon’s most established neighbourhoods is a priority for the City. In 2017, the City committed to removing all lead pipes by the end 2026.
The water main and lead pipe replacement project scheduled to occur in your neighbourhood next construction season will include the following infrastructure improvements:
• Replacement of 780m of water main
• Replacement of 48 lead pipe
• Restoration of roadways, resulting in smooth, ‘like new’ road surface
• Rehabilitation of sidewalks.
Over the next several months, the City will provide opportunities for residents to learn more about this important infrastructure project:
• For all residents who have lead pipes, a City representative will be in touch with you over the next couple of weeks to discuss the details and anticipated impacts of this work.
• In early 2020, an information session will be held in your neighbourhood where you will have an opportunity to learn more about the project and ask any questions you may have. • Prior to construction beginning, you will receive a construction notice with important information about the project.
Councillor Cynthia Block hopes to see you at the next Coffee with your Councillor, a come ‘n go event, and an opportunity to meet in person to discuss civic issues that matter to you.
Sunday, December 8th, 2019
D’Lish by Tish Café
3pm – 4:30pm.
A number of “come and go” style open houses will be held near Saskatoon’s Residential Parking Permit zones. Proposed amendments to the current program will be presented. Attendees are encouraged to provide feedback on potential options for amendments.
Varsity View Zone
Emmanuel Anglican Church
609 Dufferin Avenue
Thursday, November 28th
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Members of the public can provide feedback on proposed amendments to the Residential Parking Program by filling out this online survey. The survey will be open for submissions until Friday, December 13th at 5:00 p.m.
Do You Know the City’s Regulations Around ‘Parking for Rent’?
Through the Varsity View Local Area Plan (LAP) process, residents noted concerns about residential properties in the northeast portion of the neighbourhood renting out off-street parking spaces to non-residents, which they felt unnecessarily increased commuter traffic flow on local streets and contributed to poor aesthetics in the neighbourhood.
Rental of parking to non-residents on residential property for compensation is not permitted as per the City of Saskatoon (City) Zoning Bylaw No. 8770. To ensure that residential property owners are aware of the regulations and bylaws that apply to rental of parking on their properties, information was distributed to the residential properties in the northeast portion of the neighbourhood, as per Varsity View LAP Recommendation 5.5 – ‘Parking for Rent’ Notification.
For more information and to view the Varsity View LAP online, visit saskatoon.ca/lap.
Making a Bylaw Complaint with the City
Residents can make a bylaw complaint to the City’s Bylaw Compliance Section by phone at 306-657-8766, by email at email@example.com, or on the City’s website at saskatoon.ca/webform/report-bylaw-infraction. All complaints received are kept confidential. All concerns are investigated and can take varying lengths of time to resolve due to the enforcement process.
RE: Declutter your gutter! Fall street sweeping starts October 15
The annual Fall Street Sweeping program starts Tuesday, October 15. Cleaning up leaves in the fall prevents them from collecting in gutters causing flooding in the spring.
Only the leafiest streets within the following neighbourhoods will be swept: Buena Vista, Caswell Hill, City Park, Exhibition, Holiday Park, King George, Mayfair, Nutana, Riversdale and Varsity View.
Check out the area maps at saskatoon.ca/sweepto see which streets are included. Note: the schedule is different this year and there are no neighbourhoods where every road is swept.
Watch for the yellow No Parking signs and move vehicles off the street by 7 a.m. on your sweeping day. Tickets and towing will occur so we can access the full curb lane.
How can I prepare?
- Clean up leaves that can blow onto the street. Please do not push or blow leaves onto the street.This is illegal and residents may receive a Bylaw Notice. Excess leaves can delay the cleaning schedule or even cause the entire street to be skipped.
- Place yard clippings in your City of Saskatoon green cart or consider taking them to one of the City’s compost depots for free. Learn more at saskatoon.ca/compost.
Find your area sweeping sweeping schedule at saskatoon.ca/sweep. Stay up to date with the City of Saskatoon Service Alerts for any unexpected changes that may affect the sweeping schedule.
The public is welcome to attend a community meeting with our City of Saskatoon Police Liaison. Do you have questions about policing, community safety, crime? Bring them to the meeting and ask!
It is set for 6:30 pm, Brunskill library, Thursday October 24th. Please let your neighbours and friends know.