NEWSLETTER – COUNCILLOR TIFFANY PAULSEN – JUNE 27, 2016
1. UPDATE ON BOYCHUK ON HIGHWAY 16 INTERCHANGE
The City has shortlisted three proponents (Graham, Flatiron and PCL), who have been invited to submit design/build proposals on the Highway 16 and Boychuk interchange. The Request For Proposals to the three proponents is currently out and expected to close by early fall. The intent is to have a contractor in place this year and have the work started.
2. CITY LAUNCHES NEW eBILL PROMOTIONAL CONTEST: RUSH – GO GREEN WITH eBILL!!
The City of Saskatoon is encouraging residents to choose to do one little green thing – to help make a big green difference!
Choose to say goodbye to your traditional paper utility bill, and make the choice to rush and go green by signing up for eBill paperless utility billing, it’s better for the environment and more convenient for you!
“If the City gained ten per cent more customers on eBill, we could save approximately 513 kilograms of paper per year,” says Shelley Sutherland, Director of Corporate Revenue. “Any time we can use less paper and leave less of a carbon footprint savings add up. Our eBill service has always been a customer focused initiative, but it’s also an environmental initiative for the City as we are all committed to savings, service and sustainability.”
All new customers who sign up for eBill up until November 30, 2016 will be entered into the eBill Contest. There are two planned draws: an early bird draw on October 1, 2016 for (1) Samsung digital tablet, and a grand prize draw December 1, 2016 for a pair of 2017 Season Tickets to the Saskatchewan Rush Lacrosse Club.
All valued utility bill customers presently on eBill are automatically entered into the eBill Contest.
“Our goal is to increase the number of residents participating in eBill by at least ten per cent this year,” Sutherland says. “We are confident our new promotional campaign featuring the many faces of Bill – our fun new eco-green emoji-like character – and the chance to win great prizes, will encourage residents to choose eBill right from the start of their utility hook-up, or to switch over to eBill if they’re presently on paper-billing.”
Choosing eBill instead of traditional paper billing, reduces paper clutter and a need to file. eBill is easy to use, secure and gives customers 24/7 access to their utility account history and current consumption charges. eBill customers also receive an email notification when their bill is ready for online viewing at My Utility Account on the City’s website, saskatoon.ca.
It’s easy to sign up for your ebill! So rush – get in to win and go green today!
3. FURTHER TRAFFIC BRIDGE DESIGN UNVEILED!
Another piece of Saskatoon’s Bridging to Tomorrow project was unveiled last week. The committee was presented with a rendering of what the pathways on the south side of the new Traffic Bridge will look like.
To see the rendering – as well as watch the work on the Traffic Bridge LIVE! – click here – https://www.saskatoon.ca/business-development/major-projects/current-projects/north-commuter-parkway-traffic-bridge-replacement-project
“The rendering shows three meter wide pathways on each side of Victoria Avenue extending down the new bridge embankment and connecting to the existing Meewasin Trail,” said Dan Willems, Director of Major Projects. “The design concept will provide greatly increased functionality by enhancing pedestrian and cyclist access between the new Traffic Bridge and the Meewasin Trail in Rotary Park.”
The City’s Bridging to Tomorrow contractor, Graham Commuter Partners (GCP), will formally submit the design to the Meewasin Valley Authority over the summer months to complete Development Review. The new pathway connections will be completed with the new bridge, which remains scheduled to be complete in October 2018.
Anyone can follow Bridging to Tomorrow construction progress at saskatoon.ca/bridging. The webpage includes video updates, photos, and live webcams showing construction of the new Traffic Bridge and North Commuter Parkway. Construction viewing areas are also in place at River Landing and on the Meewasin Trail just north of the GCP construction trailer site, and from the Meewasin Trail located just east of the cul-de-sac at the north end of Kinnear Avenue (north of Silverwood Golf Course).
4. Outdoor Pools Now Open – How to Save on Admission!
Make a splash this summer! Lathey Pool and Riversdale Pool will open for the season on Wednesday, June 15, and George Ward Pool and Mayfair Pool will open on Monday, June 20, 2016.
General admission to the outdoor pools provides access to a variety of aquatic drop-in activities (i.e. public, lane, parent and tot swims, and aquafitness classes) for patrons of all ages. Children under six years of age are admitted free to outdoor pools, when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Available again for the summer, are the popular outdoor pool bulk tickets! Purchasing a pack of 10 outdoor pool bulk tickets provides a 20% discount off of the regular general admission rates.
Swimming lessons are offered for all ages and abilities at each outdoor pool. Please refer to the City of Saskatoon’s Summer Leisure Mini Guide (www.saskatoon.ca/leisureguide) for more details.
Outdoor pools will close immediately if lightning occurs, and if the temperature is 14 degrees or lower, or during steady rain conditions. Check Drop-in Online (www.saskatoon.ca/dropinonline) and sign up to get Service Alerts for updates.
To find an outdoor pool location near you, please visit www.saskatoon.ca/outdoorpools