Hello Ward 6, and I hope you have been enjoying the great spring weather!
So many things change this time of year, and the City is gearing up for park and golf course maintenance, the annual street sweep and beautifying our city with flowerpots and streetscaping.
The spring sweep is already underway in business districts. A pre-sweep is also happening on designated streets to improve drainage and remove the worst debris prior to the full residential sweep, which will include requirements for on-street vehicle removal. The full residential sweep schedule will be posted here in mid April:
Potholes & Construction
There is a lot happening in our city this time of year. If you want to know about construction in your area, back lane maintenance or how to report a pothole:
The farmers market at River Landing is getting ready for the outdoor season, and it will be bigger and better than last year. The onsite building repairs are complete, and the next phase of operations and venue operator are expected to be announced soon. The outdoor market will begin in May.
Council has approved in principle a 10- year plan to better manage Saskatoon’s urban forest. The Urban Forestry Management Plan will coincide with the Green Infrastructure Plan and the Climate Adaptation Strategy. Our urban forest has been under attack in recent years due to insect infestations, and this plan will help the City better coordinate maintenance and replacement.
Things to Know
Hazardous Waste – The first drop off date of the year is this Sunday, April 11th.
Green Bins – You must sign up before the end of April to get the early bird rate of $65. Pick ups begin in May.
Weekly garbage pickup and green cart pickups begin in May.
Upcoming at City Council April 26th:
- Victoria Avenue All Ages and Abilities cycling expansion south of 8th Street. The administrative report and debate at committee can be found here.
- Boulevard Gardening Review
- Roof Repairs at the Marr Residence
A third wave of the coronavirus is hitting many areas across Canada, and Saskatoon is being urged to be vigilant, even as we have good reason for optimism with the expansion of the vaccine program. With the emergence of more Variants of Concern in our province, it is more important than ever to get checked out if you have any symptoms, and please take the opportunity to get the vaccine when it is offered.
A final note, I want to give a huge shout out to everyone who participated in the Ward 6 Virtual Town Hall on Community Safety.
Special thanks to the Saskatoon Police Service for presenting and answering resident questions. If you missed the live event, you can watch it here:
Stay well, and enjoy spring!