MESSAGE FROM COUNCILLOR TIFFANY PAULSEN – APRIL 13, 2015
1. SPRING CLEANING: STREET SWEEPING & POTHOLE BLITZ BEGINS!!
The Spring Street Sweeping Blitz programs and the Pothole Blitz program will begin on Monday April 13. These programs are designed to address the high-traffic (priority) streets over a three week period. The Priority 1 streets will be swept at night to enhance public and crew safety and reduce the impact for drivers. The Priority 2 streets will be swept during the daytime hours.
The Spring Sweeping Blitz is designed to collect the bulk of the debris left behind over winter and benefits the Accelerated City Wide Neighbourhood Sweeping program by making it more efficient and cost effective. The Blitz will also remove sand and debris from medians where snow was stored. There will be no parking enforcement applied during the Blitz programs. Sweepers will go around parked vehicles.
· When weather permitted, crews were out as early as March 30, pre-sweeping many high-traffic streets in advance of the Blitz.
· A new coordinated approach to first sweeping medians and boulevards on high-priority streets will be more efficient and reduce traffic impact.
Once the Blitz sweep programs are complete, the Accelerated City-Wide Neighbourhood Sweeping begins and will continue for approximately six weeks, weather dependant. Should the Blitz sweep programs progress as scheduled the City Wide program is expected to start on May 4. During the City-Wide program parking enforcement will be applied in order to allow for a full curb-to-curb sweep. Further information will be provided closer to the program start date.
The Spring Pothole Blitz will be focused along many of the same high-traffic streets as the Spring Street Sweeping Blitz programs. Pothole repairs for all remaining streets will also continue throughout the Accelerated City Wide Neighbourhood Sweeping program. Hot-mix asphalt is now available and is being used to repair potholes. Residents are encouraged to report locations with the online Report-a-Pothole map or call Public Works Customer Service at 306-975-2476.
The Spring Sweeping Blitz Schedule is available at saskatoon.ca/betterroads. Stay tuned for the Accelerated City-Wide Neighbourhood Sweeping Schedules to be posted soon.
2. WILDWOOD GOLF COURSE AND HOLIDAY PARK AND SILVERWOOD DRIVING RANGES NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON
The City of Saskatoon’s Wildwood Golf Course and Holiday Park and Silverwood Driving Ranges are now open for the season. Holiday Park and Silverwood Courses are being targeted to open late next week, and updates on the scheduled opening dates will be posted at www.saskatoon.ca/golf.
Holiday Park (Phone: 306-975-3325; 1630 Avenue U South)
Silverwood (Phone: 306-975-3314; 3503 Kinnear Avenue)
Wildwood (Phone: 306-975-3320; 4050 8th Street East)
Online tee time reservations are available during the season at www.saskatoon.ca/golf. Golfers are able to book 9 or 18 holes of play for groups of one to four players up to ten days in advance at any of the three municipal golf courses. Online tee time reservations are not available for same day bookings. Same day bookings can be completed by phone or in person. A valid email address is required to make tee time reservations.
3. SUMMER HOURS AT THE SASKATOON LANDFILL
Beginning Monday, April 13, 2015, the Landfill will be operating on summer hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. Summer hours are in effect until mid-October.
The Landfill is located off of Valley Road, south of 11th Street and accessible by residents and commercial customers. The entrance fee remains at $10 per vehicle per visit this year; however, some changes to other disposal fees are available on our website.
Advise the scale attendant if you are bringing in recyclables, as some materials can be recycled for free. Please follow all signs and/or instructions from Landfill staff.
For more information about the Landfill, including service alerts, and the City’s Waste and Recycling programs, visit saskatoon.ca/garbage.
City Councillor – Ward 9
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