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The City of Moose Jaw’s Cast Iron Upgrade Program – UPDATE Delivering safe, sustainable, reliable essential servicesThe Saskatchewan Municipal Board approved Phase 1 of the Cast Iron Water main Upgrade Local Improvement Program (LIP) on March 9, 2016. The third and final reading of Bylaw #5518 – Cast Iron Upgrade Construction Bylaw - Phase 1 - occurred last night and was passed by City Council.This Bylaw allows the commencement of construction to replace the cast iron pipes with PVC (plastic) to ensure a clean, healthy water supply for Moose Jaw now and for future generations.A contractor has been secured for the project and construction will commence soon. Many variables are involved (equipment, weather, scheduling, etc.) that will ultimately determine the timeline for construction and completion of Phase 1.Residents will not be billed until all of the work in Phase 1 has been completed under the LIP. This could occur in fall/early winter 2016-2017.Options for residents to pay under the LIP program are as follows:Pay lump sum at once Finance for 20 years at 4% rate of interest, to be applied to property taxes. Construction costs for property owners will be based on frontage of rectangular properties and is currently estimated at $1857/metre ($566/foot). Costs for irregularly shaped lots (eg. pie-shaped) will be based on a calculated frontage. Under the LIP, property owners will pay 30% and the City will cover the remaining 70%.For example, on a 50 foot lot, total cost could be approximately $28, 300. The property owner’s portion would be $8490 and the City could cover the remaining $19, 810.Infrastructure replacement could include:New water main New hydrants New valves Service connection from the main to the property line Replacement of lead lines and no-corrode lines to the building Recapping of the entire roadway. Residents without lead will be able to choose whether or not the service connections on their property will be replaced.The City will provide updates as Phase 1 moves forward. For more information, please see www.moosejaw.ca.
The City of Moose Jaw is committed to helping residents help keep our City clean and beautiful. To assist with private residents’ spring cleaning efforts, the City is waiving the $8 entry fee to the Sanitary Landfill between May 1 -14, 2016. During this two week period, private citizens may dispose of yard wastes and household garbage at the Sanitary Landfill located on the 1800 block of Caribou Street East (east side of the Trans-Canada Highway) without paying the entry fee.Any individual wishing to dispose of Hazardous Waste may haul it to the City Landfill which will have designated a Hazardous Waste Collection Site.The City reminds residents that according to City Bylaw #5156, Section 23, tarpaulins are required to secure loads and that violations will be issued for loads not secured by a tarp. This will help to keep our roads and streets safe and free of debris as citizens do their spring cleaning.The Sanitary Landfill hours are Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 9 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. Please use caution when approaching the landfill and follow posted directions while on site.Residents can call the City Engineering Department at (306) 694-4448 or visit www.moosejaw.ca for more information.
As of Monday, April 25, all bulk recycling bins will be relocated to the lot on the west side of the City’s Public Works Complex – 1010 High Street.Two bins have been at the High Street location since last fall and more are being added for the convenience of residents. This central location replaces the bins located behind the Pla-Mor Palace at 855 Lillooet Street West.Acceptable recyclable materials include:Flattened corrugated cardboard and paperboard (eg: empty cereal boxes, empty detergent boxes, empty tissue boxes) Newspapers, flyers, inserts, junk mail, and envelopes Magazines, catalogues, telephone books, paperback books Brown paper bags, tissue roll cores, gift and packing paper, paper, egg cartons Copier paper, NCR (no carbon required) paper Paper and cardboard Aluminum and tin Soft drink and beer cans Foil trays and pie plates Household tin cans (please rinse) Plastic Containers with logo 1-7 Aseptic packaging & cartons Plastic bags, plastic drink bottles and plastic wrap Juice and milk cartons, milk jugs, tetra-pak containers and pouches (please rinse) As with all of the City’s recycling sites, we ask residents not to deposit or leave garbage at this recycling site, as it is unsightly and adds to City maintenance costs.More details can be found on our website at: http://www.moosejaw.ca/engineering/public-works/recycling/moose-jaw-recycles
The City of Moose Jaw is pleased to announce that Darrin Stephanson will be joining the Engineering Department as the new Municipal Operations Manager, effective April 25, 2016.Darrin has a strong process and project management background and will be a positive addition to the Engineering team. His operations and production management career spans more than 15 years, with his most recent position being with Nu Fab Building Products in Regina where he held the Operations Manager position. He previously held progressive roles over a 10 year period with Raider Industries in Moose Jaw.“We look forward to having Darrin join the City’s Engineering Department and to utilizing his skills and experience to help manage operations and provide responsive services to businesses and residents,” commented Josh Mickleborough, Director of Engineering.Darrin and his family are residents of Moose Jaw.
Street Cleaning Schedule May 2-6The City will post “No Parking” signs in affected areas 72 hours prior to sweeping, with the exception of the business metered area. We request the cooperation of residents to obey the “No Parking” signs, as it makes the cleaning much more efficient. Parking restrictions will be enforced.Note that the above street cleaning schedule may be impacted by weather. This schedule can also be found atwww.moosejaw.ca.Be alert for discolored water in your areas during the sweeping operation. Street sweeping operations can be dangerous. Motorists should drive with caution when passing streetsweepers. Maintenance areas tend to be dusty and visibility may be restricted. Parents are advised to keep children awayfrom all street operations. Stones and flying debris are hazardous. Please watch for signs posted in your area. Parking restrictions will be enforced by the City Police. Vehicles will be ticketed. For further information, please call 306-694-4448.
The City of Moose Jaw continues its Lane Maintenance Program this week in regions marked #5 and #1 on this map. this map.
City of Moose Jaw2016 Pothole Program PrioritiesApril 13, 2016 If you see a pothole that needs our immediate attention, please call the City’s Road Hotline (306) 694-4550 and leave a message. The City of Moose Jaw’s 2016 Pothole Program will officially begin on April 18, 2016. The City is committed to improving our streets and has developed a priority list, based on severity of potholes and traffic flow.Main St. N. Manitoba St. to CNR Xing Thatcher Dr. East Main St. to Tra Canada Hway #1 Thatcher Dr. West Main St. to High St. Manitoba St. West & East 5th Ave. N.W. to 9th Ave. N.E. 9th Ave. N.W./S.W. Thatcher Drive to Warner St. 9th Ave. N.E. Manitoba St. E. to Thatcher Drive Main St. South Subway to Grandview St. 1st Ave. S.E. Subway to Grandview St. 1st Ave. N.E. Manitoba St. to Saskatchewan St. 1st Ave. N.W. Manitoba St. to Saskatchewan St. High St. West Main St. N. to Thatcher Drive High St. East Main St. N. to 3rd Ave. N.E. Fairford St. E. Main St. to 9th Ave. N.E. Fairford St. W Main St. to 9th Ave. N.W. 4th Ave. S.W Viadut to Vaughan St. Coteau St. W 1st Ave. S. E. to Arlington Dr. Saskatchewan St. W. Main St. to 9th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. W. Main St. N. to 24th Ave. N.W. Arlington Ave. Coteau St. to Wellington Dr. Wellington Dr. (N) Arlington Ave. to 16th Ave. S.W. Saskatchewan St. E. Main St. N. to 4th Ave. N.E. Lillooet St. 9th Ave. S.W. to 4th Ave. S.W. Woodlily Dr. Thatcher Drive to Thatcher Drive Bluesage Dr. Thatcher Drive to Flax Road Flax Road Wood Lily Dr. to Calypso Drive 4th Ave. N.W. Saskatchewan St. to Thatcher Drive Athabasca St. E. Main St. N. to Manitoba Express. Athabasca St. W. Main St. N. to 9th Ave. N.W. 2nd Ave. N.E. Manitoba St. to Fairford St. Caribou St. E. Main St. N. to Landfill Grace St. 9th Ave. N.W. to Thatcher Drive MacDonald St. Main St. N. to 9th Ave. N.W. 16th Ave. S.W. Coteau St. to Warner St. 5th Ave. N.W. Manitoba St. (Viaduct) to Caribou St. Normandy Dr. 9th Ave. N.W. to VLA Gate 11th Ave. N.W. Normandy Dr. to Thatcher Drive 13th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. to Thatcher Drive Civic Centre & T&C Mall Rd. 4th Ave. N.E. Fairford St. to Saskatchewan St. 3rd Ave. N.E. Fairford St. to Athabasca St. E. Hall St. W. Main St. N. to 9th Ave. N.W. Warner St. 9th Ave. S.W. to 16th Ave. S.W. 12th Ave. S.W. Coteau St. to Warner St. Oxford St. W. Main St. N. to 9th Ave. N.W. Oxford St. E. Main St. N. to 4th Ave. N.E. Lillooet St. 4th Ave. S.W. to 2nd Ave. S.E. 2nd Ave. S.E. Lillooet St. to Coteau St. 1st Ave. S.E. Grandview St. to Grandview(The Hills) Athabasca St. W. 9th Ave. N.W. to 14th Ave. N.W. 7th Ave. S.W. Coteau St. to Valley View Centre 11th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. to Simcoe St. Vaughan St. 7th Ave. S.W. to 12th Ave. S.W. Duffield St. 7th Ave. S.W. to 4th Ave. S.W. 7th Ave. N.E. Fairford St. E. to Athabasca St. E. 11th Ave. N.E. Athabasca St. to Caribou St. Simcoe St. 9th Ave. N.W. to 11th Ave. N.W. Brown St. 9th Ave. N.W. to 10th Ave. N.W. 10th Ave. N.W. Brown St. to Albert St. Albert St. 10th Ave. N.W. to 11th Ave. N.W. 14th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. to Athabasca St. Main St. N. Service Roads East and West
Dog ownership has many benefits, but with ownership also comes responsibility. Bylaw #4495, the Dog Bylaw lists the following items as duties of a dog owner in the City of Moose Jaw.No owner or keeper of a dog shall permit his dog or dogs on any school ground, playground or posted parkland area except when the owner or keeper is attending a recognized training or obedience school for training his/her dog. Any owner of any dog found chasing any pedestrian, vehicle, horse or any other animal, on a public thoroughfare shall be in violation of Bylaw #4495 A female dog in heat shall be confined and housed in the residence of the owner or person having control of the dog, or taken to a licensed kennel during the whole period that the dog is in heat; except that a female dog may be allowed outside the said residence for the sole purpose of permitting the dog to defecate on the premises of the owner. If a dog defecates on any public or private property other than the property of its owner, the owner or keeper shall cause such defecation to be removed immediately. Where the owner of a dog fails to remove such defecation immediately, the owner shall be in violation of Bylaw # 4495 No owner or keeper shall permit his dog or dogs to damage public or private property. Every owner of a dog shall:Provide his or her dog with a collar; and Keep the tag issued securely fixed on the dog’s collar at all times. Every person requested by the License Inspector to do so shall forthwith deliver to him/her a statement in writing of the number of dogs owned by him/her. No owner shall permit any dog to be running at large in the City of Moose Jaw nor shall use a leash longer than two(2) meters in length when the dog is off the premises of the owner. Any dog not licensed after March 31, 2016 is in contravention of the Dog Bylaw (owners are subject to a $40.00 fine). A license for a dog is $15.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered. All other licenses are $40.00. Dog Licenses can be purchased at City Hall and the Moose Jaw Humane Society (694-4414)The City of Moose Jaw understands the joys of pet ownership, but must also ensure pet owners do not infringe upon the rights of all citizens. Please remember, dogs of any age need to be licensed in the City of Moose Jaw.