Discussion at the MPCA meeting on April 11, 2017 included:

Saskatoon Food Bank Canvas – Because the Food Bank cannot pick-up in Montgomery Place on their city-wide collection day (May 6), there will be a truck parked at the Rec Building in Montgomery Park on Thursday, May 4, 3:30-7 pm.

Montgomery Place Garage Sale – Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 6.

Meet Our MP – Saskatoon West Member of Parliament Sheri Benson invites residents to a Come-and-Go on Tuesday, May 23 from 4-6:30 pm in the Montgomery School Library.

Proposed Street Closures – The proposed closing of Spadina Cres., Ave. H and 11th St. at the Water Treatment Plant is scheduled to go to a Public Hearing before City Council on May 23.

Transit Changes – Changes are anticipated to bus routes on the City’s west side. See the Transit presentation report on our website at www.montgomeryplace.ca/changing-bus-routes Cory Shrigley from Transit will attend our June 13 meeting to explain the upcoming changes.

South Berm – The “berm” along the south perimeter of Montgomery continues to rankle. The City is insistent that trees cannot be planted along the top of the hillock, making it less a barrier than the original trees removed in order to build the berm. Without trees, the flat top of the hillock entices ATVs, dirt bikes, even trucks. Noise and dust pollution worsen.

Vimy Oaks – A former Montgomery Place resident has applied to purchase an oak sapling for donation to a park in Montgomery Place. We sincerely appreciate this gesture.

Park Enhancement at the Cairn – Because it is anticipated that improvements to the area will surpass $2000, the matter must be discussed and voted on at the AGM in October. Meanwhile, planning will continue. Please share your ideas with anyone on the MPCA executive.

Speed Board – The purchase of a speed board for sole use in Montgomery Place will also have to be approved at the AGM in October.

MPCA Newsletter Deliveries – There are still some Canada Post delivery challenges, especially on Elevator Road. While we investigate, extra copies are available at both schools.

Walks In the Dark – If you walk Montgomery Place roads at night or in the early morning, please remember to wear light or reflective clothing and to walk on the roadside facing traffic.

Community Watch – On Vimy Day, April 9, the Canadian flag was stolen from the cairn. Both schools were paint-balled, along with graffiti on play structures in Montgomery Park.

Indoor Programs – New fitness equipment was purchased; a warm thank you to Fitness Solutions for generous service and excellent pricing. Summer fitness and yoga classes are scheduled in Montgomery Park. Fitness will be from 5:45-6:30 pm followed by Yoga at 6:45-7:45 pm every Tuesday from June 6 to August 15. Registration is $50 for 11 weeks; $8/class for drop-ins. Contact Candace at keepingupwiththejoneses@sasktel.net.

Community Consultant – The public Grand Opening of the COC- Civic Operations Centre – on Valley Road takes place on June 4, 2017 from noon to 5 pm, during the Doors Open Saskatoon event. Tours of the facility will start every 20 minutes.

Montgomery School – Drainage remains a concern. Literacy for Life week is May 1-5.  No school May 19-22.

St. Dominic School – Track & Field is May 17. World Catholic Education Day on May 25 will be celebrated with a Liturgy at 11 am. No school May 18-22.

Next MPCA MeetingTuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7 pm in the Montgomery School Library. First, meet at the cairn at 6:30 pm to discuss placement of the National Historic Site sign.