Parks & Recreation is reminding the public that if the lights are off at an outdoor rink, the rink has been deemed unsafe for use. Due to the above normal temperatures recently, lights at the following outdoor rinks have been shut off effective January 19th: Sunningdale Rink – Daffodil Drive Smith Rink – 13th Ave SW & Hastings St Regal Heights Rink – 1400 Block 13th Ave NW Oxford & 4th Ave skating Pad – 400 Oxford St W Veterans Peace Park Rink – 1604 Admiral Cres Westheath Rink – Wellington & Spadina St W Once the temperatures return to normal and the rinks have been maintained, lights will once again be set to come on daily from approximately 5:00pm – 10:00pm For more info on Outdoor skating rinks, please click here http://www.moosejaw.ca/parks/recreation/outdoor-rinksskating-pads For information on Indoor skating and shinny times, click here http://www.moosejaw.ca/parks/recreation/public-skating
Due to safety issues caused by continued slumping and bank erosion at the south eastern portion of the alleyway, the City has decided to close a portion of the laneway at 4th Avenue SW. This permanent lane closure is effective beginning Friday, January 20, 2017. Waste and recycling collection for residents in this area will move to front street pick up effective January 26, 2017. Affected residents will be notified by a notice delivery in their mailboxes. Slumping and erosion issues have been identified in various areas of the City and Engineering is monitoring them. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Engineering department at 306-694-4448.
Original issue Dec 5, 2016. Reissue Jan 17, 2017 The City of Moose Jaw Planning Department would like to remind businesses and residents that the City’s Clean Sidewalks Bylaw is in effect. City Bylaw No. 5514 requires that every sidewalk in the Central and Local Business Districts, and every sidewalk abutting or flanking any business outside these districts, be cleared by the owner or occupant within 48 hours following the end of a heavy snow fall. Please also note that accumulations of snow and ice at any time are to be removed. The entire Clean Sidewalks Bylaw can be viewed at http://www.moosejaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/Bylaw-No.-5514_-Clean-Sidewalks-Bylaw-1.pdf . The majority of our businesses make every effort to conform to this Bylaw, but on occasion, the City is required to clean the sidewalks at the owner’s expense. For the protection of patrons, residents and employees, the City encourages everyone to comply with this bylaw. Please be reminded that this bylaw will be enforced throughout the winter until spring thaw. NOTE: This bylaw does not apply to single-family dwellings in the business districts or the City. If you have questions regarding this operation, please contact the Engineering Department at (306) 694-4448 or Bylaw Enforcement at (306) 694-4553.
To facilitate the winter opening of the dual left-turning lanes at the Main and Thatcher intersection, crews will be setting up barricades to redirect traffic while some work is completed. Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday), work will begin on the traffic lights and the installation of lane lines to allow for the opening of the lane currently closed. Once completed, these repairs will assist with a more fluent traffic flow in the intersection and surrounding area. Drivers and pedestrians in the area are encouraged to slow down and be respectful of detour signs and barricades while this work is in progress. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Engineering department at 306-694-4448.
The City of Moose Jaw Engineering Department would like to inform the public that Snow Hauling will begin on Sunday, January 15 at 10:00pm. Hauling will occur overnights during 3 to 4 days. City crews will be piling and hauling the downtown metered areas as well as around the schools, as safety permits. The first sites scheduled to be cleared are 1st Ave NW & 1st Ave NE and Main Street. No placards will be using during snow hauling. However residents are asked to continue to respect all No Parking signs in the City. Please slow down around snow hauling/removal equipment, remembering that City crews are doing important work to keep our streets safe and clear. City Engineering appreciates your cooperation. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Engineering at 694-4448. The list of streets and schools scheduled for snow hauling are listed below: Snow Hauling Streets Main Street Manitoba St to CNR Tracks 1st Ave NW Manitoba St to Oxford Street 1st Ave NE Manitoba St to Caribou St Fairford Street 3rd Ave NW to 4th Ave NE Manitoba Street 3rd Ave NW to 3rd Ave.NE River Street 1st Ave NW to 1st Ave NE High Street 9th Ave NW to 2nd Ave NE 2nd Ave NW Manitoba St to Athabasca St River Street 2nd Ave NW to 3rd Ave NW Ominica Street 2nd NW to Main Street Cordova Street Main Street to Langdon Crescent Stadacona Street 2nd Ave NW to Main Street Athabasca Street 2nd Ave NW to 5th Ave NE Hochelaga Street 1st Ave NW to 1st Ave NE Caribou St 1st Ave NW to 1st Ave NE Ross St 1st Ave NW to Main Street 2nd Ave NE Fairford St to River Park Drive 4th Ave Bridge 4th Ave SW Home Street to Coteau St Lillooet Street 4th Ave SW to 5th Ave Sw 9th Ave NW/SW CNR Tracks to Warner Street Schools SaskPolytechnic Vanier Central Peacock Cornerstone Christian Riverview Sunningdale Lindale Palliser Heights St. Micheal’s William Grayson King George St. Agnes Prince Arthur St.Margaret’s St. Mary’s Westmount Sacred Heart
Properties in Iron Bridge are now eligible to receive up to two free boulevard trees from the City of Moose Jaw. Properties in West Park and Westheath are also eligible. These trees are for planting on the city boulevards adjacent to private properties in these new subdivisions. Homeowners can choose from a list of trees which can be found online, along with the application pamphlet, at http://www.moosejaw.ca/parks/horticulture/boulevards-and-citytrees/ boulevard-trees-for-new-subdivisions. Application pamphlets are also available from the Parks Department at City Hall. Once the trees arrive in May or June, homeowners who ordered trees will be contacted with pick up dates and given instructions for planting and care of new trees. After 3 years the City will take over maintenance of the trees. Tree orders must be submitted to the Park and Recreation office by March 31, 2017 to qualify for this year’s delivery. For additional information please contact the City of Moose Jaw Parks and Recreation Department, 4th Floor City Hall or visit www.moosejaw.ca.
The City of Moose Jaw has initiated its annual Boulevard Tree Pruning program which will take approximately one month. This pruning is part of the City’s Urban Forest’s Maintenance Program to improve the health and safety of the City’s trees. The public is advised of the following: Sawyer’s Tree Service is the contractor completing the boulevard tree pruning for the City of Moose Jaw Pruning operations will take place from 7:00am to 7:30pm in designated areas only. When possible, “No Parking” signs will be posted in these designated areas 24 hrs in advance of the pruning, and will remain up until the work is completed (estimated to be 2 to 3 days per block). Vehicles not adhering to the signs will be ticketed and possibly towed. Entire blocks will be pruned at a time; streets will not be blocked off unless traffic becomes a safety issue. City-owned Boulevard trees on the following blocks will be pruned: BLOCKSTREET1100 1st Avenue North West 1000 Clifton Avenue 1100 Clifton Avenue 1200 Clifton Avenue 1100 7th Avenue North West 1300 7th Avenue North West 800 Monk Avenue 1000 Monk Avenue 1000 8th Avenue North West 800 Elgin Avenue 1100 Elgin Avenue 1300 6th Avenue North West 1300 Algoma Avenue 1300 Grafton Avenue 1300 Redland Avenue 200 Lillooet Street E 200 Home Street East 100 Maple Street East 200 Maple Street East Southside only The City reminds the public to respect the No Parking areas to ensure the safe and efficient movement of the pruning crew and equipment.
The City of Moose Jaw has received approval from the Ministry of Government Relations to adjust the City’s boundaries to annex lands from the RM of Moose Jaw No. 161. The annexation involves approximately 3800 acres from the RM of Moose Jaw which will be used for economic development opportunities in the City’s southeast corner. “This (annexation) has been in the works for more than a year and this is a testament to the strong working relationship we have with the RM of Moose Jaw,” stated Mayor Fraser Tolmie, making the announcement public at his first State of the City Address today in Moose Jaw during a Chamber of Commerce event. The additional land adds to the economic development opportunities for the City, such as the industrial park. The last time the City annexed land from the RM was in 2009, with the addition of Iron Bridge in the northwest area. Growing Our City – Investing in Our Future 2017 Land Annexation