From the March 13, 2017 Meeting
6.1.2 2017 Goals and Objectives – Saskatoon Environmental Committee
*The Committee received a memo pertaining to goals and objectives of the Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee as information.
*The 2017 Goals and Objectives of the Saskatoon Environmental Advisory Committee are outlined in this memo.
7.2.2 Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report 2016
From the March 6, 2017 Meeting
7.2.6 Process for Privately Sponsored refugees Qualifying for Leisure Access Program and Discounted Bus Pass Program
*The report was forwarded to City Council for information.
*In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the City implemented a process to include privately sponsored refugees in the Leisure Access Program and the Discounted Bus Pass Program.
From the February 27, 2017 Meeting
8.1.7 Progress Update – South Caswell Redevelopment Project – Former Transit Facility Site
*City Council received the report as information.
6.1 Street Activity Steering Committee – Request to Amend Panhandling Bylaw, 1999, No. 7850 and Streets Use Bylaw No, 2954
*City Council requested the City Solicitor’s Office amend Panhandling Bylaw, 1999, No. 7850 to prohibit panhandling around active users and those queued for use around any public parking pay stations.
5.1.3 Municipal Heritage Property Designation – Third Avenue United Church – 304 3rd Ave. N.
From the January 31, 2017 Meeting
7.2.2 Traffic Noise Sound Attenuation (TNSA) Policy
*The Committee recommended to City Council that the policy be approved.
*A policy has been developed that defines the TNSA program, specifically providing details on assessment criteria, noise impact assessments, noise monitoring, noise barriers, and the monitoring of potential TNSA projects.
7.2.3 Neighbourhood Traffic Management – Feedback on Vertical Traffic Calming Devices
From the January 31, 2017 Meeting
7.2.2 North Commuter Parkway Bridge Naming Engagement Process
*The Committee approved the process to name the North Commuter Parkway, as outlined in the report.
The following are the hours of Civic Services and Facilities for Good Friday, April 14, 2017 and Easter Monday, April 17, 2017.
City Hall will be closed.
Pay Parking Stations will not require payment on Friday, April 14, and Sunday, April 16. Motorists are still required to park their vehicles within area time limits posted.
Pay Parking Stations will require payment on Saturday, April 15, and Monday, April 17.
The Municipal Impound Lot will not be releasing vehicles to the public.
The Provincial budget is having a large impact on our city. Because of the sudden changes announced by the province, the Administration has prepared an emergency report with some ideas for lessening the financial impact on citizens. The Province’s one percent increase of the PST and its cut to the Grants-in-Lieu of taxes (GILT) program have left the City of Saskatoon with $9 million hole in this year’s budget and $15 million in each of the following years.
“City Council has two goals for how we want to respond to these cuts,” says Mayor Charlie Clark.
Following the success of trial traffic reconfigurations at the Saskatchewan Rush game on March 24, the City of Saskatoon and SaskTel Centre are continuing to work on improving traffic flow to Rush home games. On Saturday, April 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Apex Street will once again be converted to a one-way street at the intersection of Apex Street and Thatcher Avenue to accommodate two lanes of inbound traffic.
Leave the car at home and take the bus to the Saskatchewan Rush game at SaskTel Centre tonight. Saskatoon Transit will have bus service from the downtown terminal departing at 5:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 6:55 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.
Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip), transfers, and passes will also be accepted.
Access Transit is also available using standard booking procedures. When leaving SaskTel Centre, buses will be located in front of the Rock 102 main entrance and will be departing immediately following the game.