The City will be installing new water mains on Clarence Avenue between 8th Street and College Drive starting Monday, June 22 at 7:00 a.m. This work is expected to take about 5 months to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. Detours will be in place guiding motorists around the construction zone while this work is underway.
Phase 1– Clarence Avenue from 8th Street East to 12th Street East – beginning June 22 for approximately 4 weeks. Phase 2– Clarence Avenue from 12th Street East to Colony Street – approximately 5 weeks. Phase 3 – Clarence Avenue from Colony Street to College Drive – approximately 6 weeks. Phase 4 – Temperance Street from Munroe Avenue to Wiggins Avenue – approximately 7 weeks.
For more information on the Clarence Avenue Water Main Replacement Project, please visit saskatoon.ca/watermain.
Councillor Cynthia Block will host a Virtual Block Party on June 4 at 7pm through Facebook Live to learn more about what is happening in your neighbourhood. The Mayor will also join our event to help answer your questions.
What’s on your mind? Let’s talk.
• Roads and Sidewalks • Taxes • Climate • Core Services • Safety • Something else? Submit your questions in advance at: bit.ly/ward6blockparty
To add a little Block Party flavour, the Mayor and Cynthia will each make a potluck dish, and make a contactless delivery following the event. All you have to do is share one of your favourite recipes in the event comments to be eligible for the draw. Cut off time to submit is 7pm on June 4.
Birds in Real Danger, Saskatoon (B.I.R.D.S) aims to reduce bird-window strikes in the city, and we need your help to do it! All you need is a camera (your phone works great!), some paper, a pen, and a few bags, and you can help document evidence of birds injured or killed by window strikes.
Hundreds of birds are treated at Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation after striking windows – and those are just the ones lucky enough to survive the impact and be found by a caring person.
With the ongoing development of larger buildings, many covered in glass and on or near the riverbank, the City of Saskatoon may well see an increase in the number of bird injuries and mortalities from collisions with glass structures. By documenting occurrences of bird collisions with windows, and by educating the public on the issue, BIRDS aims to gain support for the adoption of bird-friendly guidelines for buildings.
If you’d like to join us in looking for evidence of window strikes in Saskatoon’s downtown area, on the University campus, or even in your own neighborhood, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners, in its role as a conduit between the public and the Saskatoon Police Service, is hosting a Community Consultation focusing on:
Crime and community safety in our neighbourhoods, and
Strategies being used by city-wide and community-based groups to enhance community safety.
Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in this highly interactive Consultation. The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners will be at the discussion tables to hear, on a direct basis, what YOU and your organizations have to say on these issues.
The meeting will include presentations by these groups, with discussion to follow with all attendees on each topic:
· Safe Community Action Alliance: SCAA purpose, processes and community safety strategies. · Community Associations: Crime and community safety in their neighbourhoods, and initiatives they employ to increase community safety. · Saskatoon Police Service: Key elements of its Strategic Plan, canvassing for issues that matter to you, in your neighbourhood, and in your community.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, 19th Street and Avenue B
Your views, your Community Association’s views, your organization’s views, your neighbourhood’s views, are important. The Board of Police Commissioners wants to hear from you!!!
Residential Parking Program Review Varsity View Open House
The City established the Residential Parking Program (RPP) Bylaw in 1999 in response to parking concerns in residential areas that experience significant on-street parking congestion. The program designates certain streets as Residential Parking Zones which limit non-resident parking to a short period of time.
With the rapid growth of the
city in recent years, demand for on-street parking has increased. A comprehensive review of the RPP is
required to identify revisions to the bylaw that will better address current
needs and pressures.
We invite you to provide your input in the following ways: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4 to 8 p.m. Albert Community Centre, 610 Clarence Ave. S. Come & Go Format