At the MPCA meeting on April 13, 2015 in the Montgomery School Library, we were treated to a look at the Science-Trek classroom and the new outdoor classroom. Thanks to Montgomery School principal Miranda Lowe for our tour.
Montgomery Place Garage Sale – May 2, 2015 – Remember, there is no selling on city or school properties without proper authorization. This includes parks and boulevards. Also, if you post signs, remember to take them down.
Local Area Plan (LAP) – We need your input to frame the future of Montgomery Place. Visit www.saskatoon.ca/go/lap . Plan to attend the launch and visioning meeting at 7 pm, Thursday, May 28 in the St. Dominic School gym. A LAP traffic meeting follows on Wednesday, June 10, also in the St. Dominic gym. Do you want the neighbourhood speed limit lowered? Do you want safer pedestrian and cyclist crossing at the intersection of 11th Street, the Circle Drive off-ramp and Dundonald Avenue? Do you want more grooming in the boulevards? Share your hopes through the LAP.
11th Street Development – The first row of four attached homes in the Westbow Construction site went up quickly, with the exteriors being finished now. For the North Ridge parcel, congratulations to University of Saskatchewan student Dalton Males from Ortona Street who suggested the winning name – Highlander Ridge. The name honours the Seaforth Highlanders, a Vancouver-based infantry regiment that saw action in Sicily, Italy and Holland during the Second World War. See http://www.northridge.sk.ca/blog/highlander-ridge .
Heritage Designation – The Historic Sites and Monuments Board has asked the MPCA to obtain a letter of support from the City of Saskatoon for Montgomery’s application to be deemed a Canadian heritage neighbourhood. Our request is working its way through city committees.
Pet Owners –Please be responsible. Walk your pets on-leash, and pick up after them.
Roads – The barrier erected at the south end of Dundonald Avenue where it meets Burma Road is being bypassed by drivers. The No-Exit sign on Dundonald has been twisted around. City rep Karen Farmer will look into this.
St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area – South of Chappell Yards is a forest of mixed trees planted by the city in 1972. Later, the growing forest was named after one of the city’s early environmentalists Dr. Richard St. Barbe Baker who was one of the first students to attend the University of Saskatchewan in 1909. Known as the Man of the Trees, St. Barbe Baker is recognized as a pioneer of social forestry. Today the forest area is littered with garbage and refuse. A cooperative clean-up day is hopefully being organized sometime in June.
Montgomery School – The Science-Trek program received more than 100 applications for the 28 spots available. Science keeners come from all corners of the city to attend this Grade 8 program. Remember to contact Trish at 306-203-6225 if you can help transform the outdoor classroom.
St. Dominic School – Enjoy the Dessert Theatre “Goldilocks on Trial” at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 29. Traffic around the school continues to be a concern.
City of Saskatoon – City rep Karen Farmer will look into the street sweeping schedule, hoping to have Montgomery Place swept before the May 2 Garage Sale. She will also investigate the black knot fungus on chokecherry trees near the Rec Building in Montgomery Park.
Next Meeting – Tues. May 12, 2015 at 7 pm – Montgomery School Library. All are welcome.