Category Archives: Civics

Citizen Patrol Information Meeting

What: A presentation about the Citizen Patrol will be held in the Community Room at the police station. Residents are encouraged to attend, especially if patrolling is something you would like to do.

Who: Hosted by the Hudson Bay Park / Mayfair / Kelsey-Woodlawn Community Association.  You are invited to attend if you live in any of our 3 neighbourhoods and would like information about what Citizen Patrol is and how you can help form one in the community.

Why:

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Where: In the Community Room at Saskatoon Police Services, 76 – 25th Street East

When: Wednesday, August 30 from 7 PM – 9 PM

 

 

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Public Service Announcement

The City of Saskatoon invites residents to participate in the third round of open public engagement for the Growth Plan to Half a Million (Growth Plan).

Public Meetings are being held at TCU Place on Tuesday, March 3rd:

Main Events – Growth Plan Focused Discussions
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East
Daytime Session: Noon to 2 p.m. OR Evening Session: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Online survey is here if you can’t make it to a meeting: http://shapingsaskatoon.ca/projects/growing-forward-shaping-saskatoon

PSA:
The City of Saskatoon invites residents to participate in the third round of open public engagement for the Growth Plan to Half a Million (Growth Plan).

Input is being sought on the recommended long-term plans for a new transit system with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT); a new river crossing at 33rd Street; BRT lanes on the University Bridge; and, redevelopment along major corridors like 8th Street, 22nd Street, and Preston Avenue.

The public also has an opportunity to provide feedback on the recommended implementation priorities for putting specific features of the Growth Plan in motion over the short- , medium- , and long-term.

Detailed project information and an online survey will be available at www.growingfwd.ca beginning Wednesday, February 25, through Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

In addition to online engagement, there are several public events being hosted for residents to learn more and provide input into the development of the Growth Plan.

Main Events – Growth Plan Focused Discussions
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East
Daytime Session: Noon to 2 p.m.
Evening Session: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Growth Plan Campus Consultation
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Louis’ Loft, 93 Campus Drive
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The input gathered during this round of engagement will help to develop the long-term plans for corridor redevelopment, transit, and core area bridges, as well as set the direction for an implementation plan. We will be back in the fall to share what we heard and confirm the final Growth Plan with the public.

Once complete, the Growth Plan will help to guide future infrastructure investments so residents will have more choices for how they live and move around the city as Saskatoon grows to half a million people over the next 30 to 40 years.

For more information on the Growth Plan or to sign up for project update notifications, please visit www.growingfwd.ca .

Saskatoon is changing. It’s how we manage change that is important. Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon is a public planning initiative to develop a Growth Plan to Half a Million that will help guide future infrastructure investments so residents will have more choices for how they live and move aro…
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Missed the Hudson Bay Park Traffic Review meeting on April 30th?

If you were unable to attend the Hudson Bay Park Traffic Review meeting on April 30th, or want to add a comment or concern that you were unable to address at the meeting, please contact Traffic Safety Engineer, Justine Nyen:

Justine Nyen, Traffic Safety Engineer
Transportation, Transportation & Utilities Dept.
Email: justine.nyen@saskatoon.ca
Ph: (306) 975-2454

The meeting minutes can be found here: http://shapingsaskatoon.ca/discussions/hudson-bay-park-neighbourhood-traffic-review/topics/traffic-issues-and-solutions-5

Public Meeting – Traffic Review for Hudson Bay Park

IF YOU LIVE IN THE HUDSON BAY PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD NORTH OF 31ST STREET, WEST OF AVE. H NORTH, EAST OF EDMONTON AVE – THIS NOTICE IS IMPORTANT TO YOU.

Hudson Bay Park Neighbourhood Traffic Review
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Henry Kelsey School
16 Valens Drive

Residents of the Hudson Bay Park neighbourhood are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss traffic concerns in their area. The meeting will be hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation Division.

A presentation will be made providing background information on the City’s Traffic Management Program, as well as previously identified traffic concerns in the Hudson Bay Park neighbourhood. The presentation will be followed by a small group workshop to identify solutions to current concerns and other traffic issues, and a question and answer session.

The Transportation Division will use the feedback received during the meeting to conduct appropriate traffic counts and studies and to develop an area-wide traffic plan for the Hudson Bay Park neighbourhood, which will be presented back to the neighbourhood in late 2014.

Parkway Closure

This is a public service announcement regarding the potential closure of the walkway at 34th Street and Ave. J and Ave. I north

Thank you for your attention to this time sensitive matter!

An application has been made to the City of Saskatoon to PERMANENTLY CLOSE this walkway.

Where is it? Ave I north and 34th Street west

Aveneu I pathway

For those coming from the west, it leads to 34th street and the community of Mayfair.

This route is often used to access businesses on 33rd (with the advantage of walking, biking, wheeling, on a less busy, dusty, slushy street), it is used by children returning home from Henry Kelsey school, as well by people travelling to the Mayfair library, the spray park/ A.H. Browne park, Mayfair Community school with it’s playground, soccer field and daycare and more.

This application is now moving forward. If the community wants to have a voice and to be heard, there will be only one chance to do so.

The applicants have until the end of November to submit their final paperwork at which time it will go to council. What can we do as a community?

Present a petition at the council meeting signed by community members asking that the application to close the walkway be denied. 2) Speak at the council meeting voicing our reasons for wanting the walkway to remain open. What can we do individually?

  1. Sign the petition when presented with the opportunity.
  2. Help gather signatures.
  3. Spread the word by sharing this message.
  4. Speak at the council meeting if/when the time comes.
  5. Express your concerns to the local city councillors (Darren Hill is our local city councillor while Pat Lorje represents Caswell Hill)

Signing the petition: The petition can be signed at the following locations:

** Communication among neighbors is the key to affecting change! This walkway closure would also affect other neighboring residents such as Caswell Hill and Westmount. Please consider including them in your conversations as well. Volunteering to gather signatures can be as simple as getting a handful from the neighbors you already talk to, over the next month. Ask for a petition. Collect a few signatures. Many handfuls together is what is going to make the difference. It doesn’t have to be daunting or uncomfortable. It can simply become part of the conversations already taking place between neighbors in our community. Try starting with” Hey have you heard that walkway is going to be closed?’ To obtain a petition please email Vivian at saveourwalkway@outlook.com

Local area plan progresses

From the 2013 Fall Newsletter

The Mayfair and KelseyWoodlawn Local Area Plan  (LAP) is now well underway.

Local area planning gives residents an active role in determining the future of their neighbourhood. Residents, business owners, property owners, community groups and other stakeholders form a
partnership with the City of Saskatoon to develop goals and strategies aimed at improving the long-term success of their community

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Local Area Plan so far. Since the launch in December 2012, meetings have been held on the following topics:

Setting a vision for Mayfair and Kelsey-Woodlawn;

  • Land use and zoning;
  • Culture, history and heritage;
  • The North Downtown Master Plan and SIAST’s future plans;
  • Neighbourhood safety; and 
  • Traffic.

In addition, a meeting was held in March for business and property owners who are interested in forming a Business Improvement District in the area. Also, during the summer a workshop was held on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, followed by numerous Safety audits.

To see notes and summaries of past Local Area Plan meetings, and for information about future meetings, please visit http://www.saskatoon.ca/go/lap.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Youth For Christ’s meeting space, 1338 Ave. B North at 7 p.m.  The meeting will include a recap and short discussion of
previous meetings and an outline for the rest of the LAP process.

Other meeting topics in the fall will include municipal services; parks and recreation; and the second traffic meeting, where the neighbourhood-wide traffic plan will be presented back to the community. After the formal meetings have concluded (likely in early 2014), the LAP will be drafted with feedback and input from the neighbourhoods.

Everyone is welcome to attend future LAP meetings, even if you have not been to any before.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

Konrad Andre
Senior planner, City of Saskatoon
306-975-3465
konrad.andre@saskatoon.ca

Next Local Area Plan Meeting

The next meeting of the Mayfair & Kelsey-Woodlawn Local Area Plan will be on:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
7:00 PM
Youth for Christ Saskatoon – 1338 Avenue B North – Upstairs (Corner of Avenue B and 35th Street)

Topic: Recap of topics discussed in the first half of 2013, upcoming topics, and the steps to writing and reviewing the plan. As well, a U of S student will present her findings from the Cultural Mapping exercise done in the neighbourhoods this summer.

Councillor’s Comment: Children’s Safety Village

There have been several inquiries on the proposed Children’s Safety Village, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to provide you with an update.

The Saskatoon Cosmopolitan Couples Club (SCCC) has identified Pierre Radisson District Park as a suitable location for a Children’s Safety Village. Some suggest this proposed amenity would provide a catalyst for the development of the Hudson Bay Area Park system, in particular Pierre Radisson District Park.

A public information meeting was held in May 2011 to hear from the residents in the area.

If approved, a program plan review and survey will provide a strategy to ensure the Children’s Safety Village is designed and built to incorporate current and future activities, both formal and informal, within the park system. It will be crucial to ensure all stakeholders including the SCCC, neighbourhood residents, sport user groups and transportation be involved in the public
consultation stage of this project.

The SCCC will be responsible for both building and operating the Children’s Safety Village and is required to submit a detailed business plan to the City of Saskatoon. If city council approves the business plan, the SCCC estimates it will take approximately two years to secure the estimated $5.1 million for construction and $100,000 annual operating costs (based on 2011 cost estimates) for the Children’s Safety Village. To date, the city’s leisure services department has not received a business plan from SCCC and there has been no timeline identified on when we will see one.

For more information on the Children’s Safety Village, there are some “frequently asked questions” on the city website  – click “L” for leisure
services under the heading “What’s New.”

At the next budget deliberations, leisure services will be submitting a capital project, requesting funding for the Hudson Bay Area Park program plan review. Subject to city council approving this capital project, public consultation and park program review, survey and site analysis for Pierre Radisson Park could begin in 2014.

This capital project is not dependent on the Children’s Safety Village proceeding.

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to email me at Darren.hill@saskatoon.ca and be sure to include your name, address and a contact phone number.

Darren Hill
Councillor, Ward 1
Email: Darren.hill@saskatoon.ca
Twitter: @darrenhill1
Facebook.com/darrenhill.ca