The City of Moose Jaw officially has a new Building Bylaw in effect! The new bylaw, Bylaw No. 5524 – The Building Bylaw, sees numerous updates and revisions such as: Expiry of Building Permits Increase of Permit Fees Noncompliance penalties Requirement for a Foundation Staking Plan and a Real Property Report Demolition permit procedures Fire Separations required between Dwellings and Attached Garages Requirement for Garage Slabs to be Reinforced Permits Required for Retaining Walls Requirement for Interior Basement Walls to be Floated Increased Regulations for Secondary Suites To read a copy of the bylaw, please visit the City website at moosejaw.ca, or follow the link: http://www.moosejaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/Bylaw-No.-5524-The-Building-Bylaw.pdf
To improve its service in the Sunningdale area, Moose Jaw Transit is expanding its route, effective February 6, 2017. There will be three additional stops on West Park Boulevard and Maplewood Drive (see map). Moose Jaw Transit is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2017 and is committed to providing continued customer service in the City. A complete map of the City’s Transit routes can be found at http://www.moosejaw.ca/engineering/city-transit/bus-routes. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Transit department at 306-694-4488.
Residents of the proposed year-long trial area, students, businesses and others affected in the area included in this trial are encouraged to attend to learn more about the PROPOSED permit parking program and how it may impact them. At the request of Council, a Public Information Session for affected residents will be held in the Macoun Lounge, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus, on February 2 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Emergency representatives will also be on hand to discuss the importance of the program in delivering timely emergency (ambulance, fire, police) services in the affected area. To find out if you live in the pilot area, check the map.Narrow Streets – Permits Property owners in the area will receive letters and surveys which can be mailed, dropped off or emailed to the Engineering department at City Hall. All residents in the area are invited to pick up a survey and complete it at the information session on February 2. Background: In September 2015, a public consultation was held to invite feedback from residents affected in the area of the proposed permit parking program. On April 4, 2016, Council considered a number of recommendations. On June 27, 2016, the following motion was approved: #5521 – 2016 Traffic Bylaw Amendment (No. 3) 476d THAT Bylaw No. 5521, 2016 Traffic Bylaw Amendment (No. 3) be tabled pending a public information session with residents who are directly affected in the pilot area. The amendment would have authorized parking on one side of the street only. Temporary parking permits will also be available during the proposed pilot period. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Engineering department at 306-694-4448.
City Engineering reports that 4th Avenue NW will be fully open to regular traffic by tomorrow morning. In the meantime, pedestrians and drivers are asked to obey all detours and barricades and stay clear of the area while the crews work. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Engineering department at 306-694-4448. Protecting Our City – Investing in Our Future
Effective today, drivers travelling west on Thatcher Drive North and turning left (south) onto Main Street North will have new traffic lights to obey. These protected left turning lanes are being implemented as an increased safety measure at this busy intersection. The dual left turning lanes will be open for more efficient traffic flow and drivers are cautioned to watch for the left turning arrow before proceeding through the intersection. The left turns will only be permitted when there is a green arrow. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Engineering department at 306-694-4448. Protecting Our City – Investing in Our Future
Due to an unexpected driver shortage, there will be reduced transit services on Routes 2 & 4 (Westmount & Sunningdale). Buses will run every 80 minutes between 10:35 am and 2:35 pm today. Service should resume to normal at 2:35 this afternoon. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Transit department at 306-694-4488.
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.