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Saskatchewan Municipal Board Hearing set for December 8, 2015 Regarding 2016 Cast Iron Water Main Local Improvement ProjectRatepayers of the City of Moose Jaw are advised the Saskatchewan Municipal Board (SMB) Hearing related to the City of Moose Jaw’s Spring 2016 Cast Iron Water Main Replacement Program has been scheduled.WHAT: SMB Hearing regarding Spring 2016 Cast Iron Water Main Local Improvement ProjectWHEN: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.WHERE: Golden Nugget Centre – 250 Thatcher Dr. East (Exhibition Grounds)The purpose of the SMB hearing is to give ratepayers of the City of Moose Jaw an opportunity to address the proposal. The hearing will be run by the SMB. They will use information collected at the hearing to assist in making their decision regarding the City’s application.Properties in the following locations are part of the application for the Spring 2016 program:Ominica St. between 6th NE and 8th Ave. NE 9th NW between Edmonton St. and Francis St. 4th NE between Athabasca St. E and Hochelaga St. E Main St. N between Caribou St. and Ross St. Manitoba St. W between Main St. N and 1st NW 6th SW between Vaughan St. W and Grandview St. W Keith Crescent between 6th SW and 7th Ave. SW River St. W between 2nd NW and 3rd Ave. NW 3rd NW between Manitoba St. W and River St. W 8th NW between Oxford St. W and Hall St. W Complete information regarding the application and the Cast Iron Water Main Replacement Program in general are available at www.moosejaw.ca/cast-iron
Nomination FormPurposeActing in an advisory role for the City, the Committee shall provide the City with policy advice and recommendations on matters respecting:any matter arising out of The Heritage Property Act; designation of municipal heritage properties or districts; the development or alteration of heritage properties; and any other heritage property related matter that is referred to the Committee. MembershipThe Committee shall consist of the following members:one member of City Council; one person nominated by the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce; and four persons residing in Moose Jaw. Aims & DutiesTo provide advice to City Council:on any matter arising out of The Heritage Property Act or the regulations thereunder. on any changes to the criteria for evaluation of properties of architectural or historical value or interest with respect to heritage designation. on buildings, properties and artifacts to be designated under The Heritage Property Act. on policies related to conserving heritage properties and areas. on current heritage conservation legislation and to recommend proposed changes to municipal legislation to conserve heritage properties and areas. on ways to increase public awareness and knowledge of heritage conservation issues. on any other matters relating to buildings and areas of architectural or historical significance. on properties and artifacts owned by the City. Heritage Properties Map
Members of the public are invited to a cheque presentation where the City will receive funding from the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association’s Community Rink Affordability Grant.The City of Moose Jaw will receive a total of $12,500 in funding through the program: $2,500 for each of Mosaic Place, the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre, Kinsmen Arena, and both ice surfaces at the Pla-Mor Arena.Moose Jaw North MLA Warren Michelson, Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence and Moose Jaw City Councillor Patrick Boyle will be in attendance.The event will last approximately 15 minutes. WHAT: Community Rink Affordability Grant Cheque PresentationWHEN: Friday, November 20 at 6:45 p.m.WHERE: Kinsmen Arena – 855 MacDonald St.
CITY OF MOOSE JAW PUBLIC NOTICE Budget Committee Meeting (to review the Capital Budget) Friday, December 11, 2015 Herb Taylor Room Moose Jaw Public Library from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Work is underway on a sewer connection on Main Street North between Civic Centre Drive and MacDonald Street.A deep excavation will extend across all the northbound lanes and the median and Main Street traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction.The work is expected to be completed on Sunday November 15, 2015, weather permitting.
The City of Moose Jaw is pleased to announce the completion of upgrades to the Veterans Field of Honour section at the Moose Jaw Cemetery. The project was a collaboration of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Veterans Affairs Canada, and The Last Post Fund with assistance from the City of Moose Jaw. This three year project revitalized the memorial section by having new concrete bases installed to support the veteran monuments and new and refurbished veterans’ monuments installed. The entire area was then landscaped and sodded by Cemetery staff.Operations Manager of Parks and Recreation, Kelly Mentanko states; “One of the mandates of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is the care and maintenance of Veteran monuments across Canada. The City of Moose Jaw was fortunate to have them commit to and co-ordinate funding from Veterans Affairs Canada and The Last Post Fund over a three year period to refurbish the entire Veterans’ Field of Honor section in the old Moose Jaw Cemetery.”The City of Moose Jaw’s contribution to the project was to provide local supervision of the work and complete final landscaping of the area. “The work by cemetery and administrative staff on this project is greatly appreciated,” Mentanko added.The City of Moose Jaw would like to thank the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Veterans Affairs Canada and The Last Post Fund and City staff for their work on this project.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONSNOTICE OF VACANCIES ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS The City of Moose Jaw relies on the assistance of its Boards, Committees and Commissions in a broad range of civic matters. Many of these Boards, Committees and Commissions involve citizen representatives. As of December 31, 2015, a number of appointments to the City’s Boards, Committees and Commissions will expire. In addition, there are a number of vacancies on Boards, Committees and Commissions on appointment rotation beginning September 1, 2015. Applications are now being accepted from residents interested in taking an active role on one or more of the following Boards and Committees.Past appointees are also invited to seek reappointment by renewing their applications. To assist City Council in choosing applicants for appointment, we request that you provide us with information about your background through the attachment of a resume to your application. Application forms can be picked up at the City Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall or on the City’s website: www.moosejaw.ca.The City of Moose Jaw wishes to acknowledge and thank all citizens who have served on the City’s various Boards and Committees in the past. Your contribution to our city has been greatly appreciated. BOARDS/COMMISSIONS ON A CALENDAR YEAR APPOINTMENT ROTATION:DEVELOPMENT APPEALS BOARDThe Board hears and determines appeals pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007 respecting development permits and variances to the City of Moose Jaw's Zoning Bylaw. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. The term is for three years and there are four vacancies.HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEEThe Housing Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice and recommendations to City Council on issues affecting housing and housing projects in our community. Meetings are held bi-monthly or at the call of the Chair. There is one vacancy from Moose Jaw Coop Housing, Moose Jaw Building Industry, Moose Jaw Construction Assoc. and Wakamow Aboriginal Community Assoc. There are two Moose Jaw banking industry vacancies and two citizen-at-large vacancies.MOOSE JAW BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERSThe Board sets policy for the management of the Moose Jaw Police Service as set out under The Police Act. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. The term is for one year and there are two vacancies.MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSIONThe Commission advises and assists Council on community planning and development within the City. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month. There is one citizen-at-large vacancy.MOOSE JAW PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARDThe Board undertakes the duties and responsibilities set forth in The Public Libraries Act, 1996. Meetings are monthly (and/or as required). The term is for one year and there are fifteen vacancies. Interested citizens must also be willing to sit on the Palliser Regional Library Board.PALLISER REGIONAL LIBRARY BOARDThe City’s representation on the Board, pursuant to The Public Libraries Act, 1996 is comprised of members of the local library board, being the MJ Public Library Board. The term is for two years and there are currently three vacancies. Members are required to attend two semi-annual meetings of the Board and others as required.DOWNTOWN FACILITY AND SOCCER/FIELD-HOUSE FACILITY BOARDThe Board oversees the management of the “Downtown Facility and Field House Facility” and is comprised of eight members appointed by Council as follows – three members of City Council, the Parks and Recreation Director and four members of the community. Meetings are held at the call of the Chair. The term is for three years and there is one member at large vacancy.The Board is a competency-based board who are recommended for appointment based on meeting a matrix of skill sets including interpersonal and governance competencies, as well as technical and strategic competencies (legal, financial management, marketing, communications and industry-specific skills.) A description of the competency matrix and application is available on the City of Moose Jaw’s website or by contacting the Clerk’s Office.Prospective candidates are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire and provide in confidence a resume highlighting relevant skills. Short-listed candidates will also be asked to an interview with the Nominating Committee of the Board who will recommend candidates to City Council BOARDS/COMMITTEES ON A SEPTEMBER 1ST TO AUGUST 31ST APPOINTMENT ROTATIONThere are also existing vacancies on the following Advisory Committees:CULTURAL DIVERSITY ADVISORY COMMITTEEThe Committee advises Council on matters pertaining to short-term and long-term strategies to reduce racial tension and promote cultural harmony. Meetings are held monthly or at the call of the Chair. There are four citizen-at-large vacancies.ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONThe Commission acts in an advisory capacity to City Council and does research and planning of programs necessary for economic development of the City. Meetings are held at the call of the chair (approx. once a month). There is one youth-at-large (under the age of 25) vacancy, and one citizen-at-large vacancy.ENVIRONMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEEThe Board is responsible for providing advice to City Council on environmental matters and for planning and co-ordinating educational events. Meetings are held bi-monthly or at the call of the Chair. There are two citizen-at-large vacancies.HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEEThe Committee is responsible for providing advice to City Council on any matter regarding the designation of municipal heritage properties or districts and the development or alteration of properties, once designated. There is one citizen-at-large vacancy.MURALS PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEEThe Committee is responsible for the management, control and supervision of the painting of murals. Meetings are held monthly. There are three citizen-at-large vacancies.PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEEThe Board provides advice to City Council respecting the policies of the Parks & Recreation Department and respecting the operation of the City’s parks and recreational facilities. Meetings are held the call of the Chair. There are three citizen-at-large vacancies.SPECIAL NEEDS ADVISORY COMMITTEEThe Committee advises Council on matters pertaining to accessibility issues, including the special needs transit system, etc. Meetings are monthly or at the call of the Chair. There are six citizen-at-large vacancies.TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEEThe Committee provides advice and recommendations to City Council on matters referred to the Committee respecting traffic and parking matters as well as matters related to the City’s transit system. Meetings are held bi-monthly or at the call of the Chair. There is one trucking industry vacancy and two citizen-at-large vacancies.YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEEThe Youth Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to City Council on issues affecting the youth of our community, including changes to municipal programs to make them youth friendly. Meetings are held at the call of the Chair. The term is until June 30, 2016. There are vacancies for 4 youth (age 18 to 25) not currently attending schools.WAKAMOW VALLEY AUTHORITYThe Board's duties are the control, planning and development of Wakamow Valley. Meetings are held monthly or at the call of the Chair. There is one citizen-at-large vacancy. Meeting days and times vary depending upon the Board or Committee and are subject to change.Residents interested in appointment to one or more of the above boards or committees are invited to submit or fax (694-4528) an application form which can be obtained from the City of Moose Jaw website located at http://www.moosejaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/boardsapplicationform_2006.pdf OR from the City Clerk's Office, 2nd Floor, 228 Main Street N., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. For further information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 694-4426. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 12:00 NOON on NOVEMBER 9TH Myron Gulka-TiechkoCity Clerk/Solicitor
The public is advised that SaskEnergy began installing a new natural gas service line on Main Street North today. The work has shut down traffic in the two northbound lanes on Main Street North between Saskatchewan Street East and Civic Centre Drive. The southbound lanes will support traffic in both directions for the duration of the work. Drivers are asked to obey signage in the area and be mindful of work crews. The SaskEnergy gas line installation is expected to take about one week, which will be immediately followed by the installation of a new water service line at the same location, which is also expected to take about one week. The lines will serve the commercial development adjacent to the Town ‘n Country Mall currently under construction.
Members of the public are advised that Diefenbaker Drive is a heavy truck route as well as the route utilized by emergency service vehicles travelling to and from the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital.There is no parking permitted on either side of Diefenbaker Drive. Signage will soon be installed on this route to that effect. Members of the public can expect City of Moose Jaw Police to monitor the area and strictly enforce the no parking signage once it is installed.Drivers should also be aware that the new traffic signals at the intersection of Main Street and Diefenbaker Drive will be activated in the coming days.
The Moose Jaw Police Association and the City of Moose Jaw are pleased to announce the opening of the new Bike Skills Park. The Police Association recently completed the construction of the new park and it is now open to the public. The Park is located next to Yara Centre on the 1300 block of High Street West.Signage on site regarding rules and regulations will be installed, related to the following:Park RulesBe ResponsibleThis is an unsupervised facility Safety FirstHelmets are mandatoryOther protective gear is highly recommended Bikes OnlyNo motorized vehiclesNo radio controlled vehicles Respect Your ParkNo riding in wet conditionsUse trash bins!Know your limits – ride within them No Graffiti or Tags No Pets No Alcohol or Smoking Open Dawn to Dusk The Moose Jaw Police Association and the City of Moose Jaw thank the community for its contributions to this new facility and encourage users to provide any and all feedback they may have to the Parks and Recreation Department on their experiences going forward.