The City of Moose Jaw has released the official 2016 municipal election results. For Mayor: Fraser Tolmie 5949 (Elected) Deb Higgins 3469 Corey LaBuick 760 Robert Thomas 617 Dennis Brigham 328 For City Council: Crystal Froese 5119 (Elected) Scott McMann 4435 (Elected) Don Mitchell 4272 (Elected) Brian Swanson 4130 (Elected) Chris Warren 3964 (Elected) Dawn Luhning 3954 (Elected) Heather Eby 3624 Gerry Gieni 3256 George Fowler 2977 Jan Radwanski 2855 Michelle Power 2676 Tara Gish 2273 Terry Gabel 2044 Jeremy Hanson 1843 Tabitha Fielder 1777 Don McKenzie 1646 Clayton Clysdale Finnell 1503 Jeff Nelson 1296 Miranda Baichiu 1233 Lauire Collicott 944 Rece Allen 855 Jillian Hunt 758 Aaron Patterson 648 In total, the number of ballots received for Council and Mayoral votes was 11,305 out of a possible 27,500 eligible Moose Jaw voters. This results in a voter turnout of 41.1%. Resolution/Referendum Results: “That the City of Moose Jaw’s replacement of water and sewer mains be funded from general city-wide revenues and/or from reserve funds and not from Local Improvement Project special assessments.” For/Affirmative 8,361 Against/Negative 2,186 Approximately 6.6% (750) of total voters (11,305) did not respond to the resolution/referendum question.
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK Purpose: Myron Gulka-Tiechko, Returning Officer, will issue the official election results from the October 26, 2016 municipal elections. Copies of the official results from the school board, council and mayor elections will be available.
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.