Happy New Year from the MPCA

Discussion at the MPCA meeting on a biting cold December 14 included:

Rinks in Montgomery Park – The Rec Building will be open for public skating Sat. & Sun. 1-4 pm when temperatures are above -25C, including wind chill. During the week, the rink lights will be on until 11 pm each evening, but the Rec Building will not be open. The light on the skating pond stays on all night, but hockey sticks are not allowed on the pond.

Drainage – Barb Biddle reported that when Montgomery Place homeowners build driveways or affect drainage in ways that are non-compliant with City bylaws, the City has yet to mandate a completion deadline for compliance when offenders are cited.

Civic Operations Centre (COC) – The COC opened officially on December 13. Buses will move into the COC in January, including transit-related equipment and materials. If you have noise or other concerns, email hilary.gough@saskatoon.ca For more see: www.saskatoon.ca/news-releases/citys-new-civic-operations-centre-completed-early

Electronic Billboard – The billboard on the 11th Street off-ramp, when driving north off Circle Drive South, has been dimmed thanks to a request made by Councillor Hilary Gough. Email Hilary at hilary.gough@saskatoon.ca with your comments.

National Historic Site – MLA Danielle Chartier alerted the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly to Montgomery Place’s designation as a National Historic Site on November 9, 2016.

Local Area Plan (LAP) – Contact our LAP planner at Melissa.Austin@saskatoon.ca or
306-986-1695 with your questions.

Indoor Programs – Winter registration is January 11, 2017. See the class line-up here.
We need a participant registered in Pickle Ball to take the lead on Fridays from 8-9:30 pm at St. Dominic School. We are still looking for a Line Dance substitute teacher.

Deliveries – Help letter carriers and delivery people have a safe path from the street to your mailbox this winter. Keep your driveways and sidewalks clear of ice and snow.

MPCA Member-at-Large – Pat Lorje was appointed as a MPCA Member-at-Large.

City of Saskatoon – Southwest Transportation Study (formerly known as the 11th Street Corridor Review) – The City of Saskatoon minutes of the November 22 Southwest Transportation Meeting are now online at shapingsaskatoon.ca/discussions/southwest-transportation-study-formerly-11th-street-corridor-review
See the MPCA report at www.montgomeryplace.ca/city-plans-spark-lively-exchange
Southwest Saskatoon residents and those living in the surrounding rural area are particularly dismayed about the proposed closing of Avenue H at the Water Treatment Plant and the closure of parts of Spadina Crescent south of the plant.

Community Consultant – Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. Contact Elan Ballantyne at 306-975-3380 or elan.ballantyne@saskatoon.ca

Montgomery School – Happy Holidays from all of us at Montgomery School. School resumes Jan. 4, 2017. Science Trek students plan to repair the basketball backboards. The Home and School plans a Skate-A-Thon fundraiser on Jan. 24.

St. Dominic School – Classes resume Wed. Jan 4, 2017. Kindergarten Open House will be held Thurs. Jan. 26, 7pm in the Library. No school Fri. Jan. 27. Regarding the parking and safety issue on Crerar Avenue east of the school, hopefully we have found a solution to keep everyone safe and happy.

Next MPCA Meeting – Tuesday, January 10, at 7 pm in the Montgomery School Library.