The preliminary election results showed a preliminary final total vote count of 11,305. Final vote tallies for the new six City Council members and Mayor are: Mayor: Fraser Tolmie 5949 Councillors: Crystal Froese 5119 Scott McMann 4435 Don Mitchell 4272 Brian Swanson 4130 Chris Warren 3964 Dawn Luhning 3956 Referendum Question: “THAT the City of Moose Jaw’s replacement of water and sewer mains be funded from general city-wide revenues and/or reserve funds, not from local improvement project special assessments.” The referendum passed with the FOR votes at 79.27% and the AGAINST votes at 20.73%. All preliminary results can be viewed online at: http://election.moosejaw.ca/ Poll by poll results can be viewed at: http://awsapps.moosejaw.ca/election_2016/electionresults/. Official results will be released on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm. The new council’s inaugural swearing in and first council meeting will occur on Monday, October 31 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers.
A number of residents have had issues with damaged waste bins in the City. Some of these bins are up to 10 years old. The Engineering department has just received a shipment of a new style of waste bins. Delivery of these replacement bins to residents will occur over the next 10 days. The department currently has a list of nearly 300 damaged bins to replace. If you have a bin that is damaged, please call Engineering to request a new one 306-694-4448.
To help residents safely dispose of household hazardous materials, the City of Moose Jaw coordinates regular Drop-Off Days. The next hazardous waste day will be on: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 1010 High St. W – Moose Jaw, SK Household hazardous waste includes corrosive, flammable or poisonous materials like aerosols, cleaning products, pesticides, fertilizers, batteries, lightbulbs and more. Putting these materials in your garbage or recycling, or pouring them down your drain, contaminates water and landfills. Note that paint is not accepted as part of the collection. However, SARCAN Recycling Depot at 50 Manitoba St. East does accept paint Monday through Saturday. SARCAN also accepts computers, computer components, and televisions.
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Phase 1 of the City’s Cast Iron Water Main Replacement Project is nearing completion, despite weather and other unforeseen delays. Faulty valves and the colder, wet weather experienced over the last month have delayed the project by approximately 2.5 weeks. The lack of dry, warmer weather has also delayed the asphalt portion of the project by approximately 3 weeks. Project progress by site location Complete: 8th Avenue NW; 9th Avenue NW (Edmonton to Francis Streets); 4th Avenue (Athabasca to Hochelaga Streets); Ominica Street (6th to 8th Avenues); Main Street (Caribou to Ross). 6th Avenaue (Grandview to Vaughan Streets) – All underground work complete. Open to traffic. Awaiting asphalt overlay, weather permitting. Manitoba Street (1st to Main) – Poor weather and faulty valves have delayed this project. However, progress is being made and weather permitting, should be complete within two weeks. 3rd Avenue (Manitoba to River) & River Street (3rd to 2nd) – Scheduled to be connected to temporary water on October 20. Summary of the steps involved in each site: Contractor appointments are set up with property owners who have submitted signed agreements. The contractor does a site visit to confirm connection material and to discuss scope of work with the property owner. The contractor notifies residents 3-4 days prior to temporary water being hooked up, indicating that access to their property will be required to provide temporary water. Once temporary water is supplied to residents on the cast iron main, the contractor replaces the main and service connections (as requested by property owners). The lines are pressure tested and disinfected and water quality and safety is confirmed through samples sent to the provincial lab. Concrete replacement, and installation of sub-base and base is completed. Asphalt repairs to trench locations are made, and the entire street is recapped with new pavement. The City’s interactive map indicates Phase 1, Phase 2 and completed Phase 1 sites. http://citymj.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0967d15edb43451aae5a3cb23a63f84a For additional information on the Cast iron Water main Replacement program please visit the FAQ at http://www.moosejaw.ca/cast-iron-water-mains/faq . Safety As with all projects, safety comes first. City Engineering reminds residents and children to stay a safe distance from equipment and to slow down when passing crews. Pedestrians and drivers are asked to obey barricades and detour signs to ensure safety of workers in the area.
Election Day for the 2016 Municipal and School Board elections is Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The 2016 Moose Jaw Civic Elections will include the election of municipal officials for one (1) Mayor and six (6) Councillors, and five (5) Public and four (4) Catholic school board trustees. Individuals considering running for Mayor, City Councillor, or as a Trustee for the Prairie South and Holy Trinity School Divisions, are encouraged to visit the City of Moose Jaw website to find out more about the process of becoming a candidate and all details related to candidacy and the municipal elections process. An informative Candidates’ Booklet is available for download from the City’s website at http://www.moosejaw.ca/2016-candidates-manual-web . The City’s election webpages provide detailed information on the following: Candidate Information Responsibilities of the Mayor, Councillors and Trustees Code of Conduct & Public Disclosure Requirements Qualification of Candidates Nomination Forms & Filing of Nomination Forms Campaign Advertising & Campaign Expense Limits Candidate’s Agents Summary of Important Dates Voter Information Polling areas and places Advance, special & mobile polls Ballots Nomination forms may also be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office located on the Second Floor, City Hall. Nomination forms for the Public School Board are also available from the Prairie South School Division No.210, 1075-9th Ave NW, Moose Jaw, SK and the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 22, 502-6th Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK. School board nomination forms will also be received at these offices. Municipal nomination forms will be received by the Returning Officer at the Office of the City Clerk/Solicitor, Second Floor, City Hall, Moose Jaw, during the following dates and times: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 -Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (With the exception of Saturday and Sunday) The nomination form for mayor and councillor candidates must be accompanied by a deposit of $100.00 in cash, certified cheque or money order, payable to The City of Moose Jaw. The deposit will be returned to candidates following the election who have fully complied with the Act, Regulations and Bylaw No. 5442 – Election Campaign Disclosure and Spending Limits Bylaw. For more information visit http://www.moosejaw.ca/election/information-for-candidates or contact the Returning Officer at 306-694-4426.