The MPCA meeting on October 13 began with a short regular meeting and concluded with the MPCA Annual General Meeting. Thank you to Montgomery Place residents who joined Association executive to discuss issues of interest to our community. This summary contains reports on 2014-15 projects as well as monthly reports.
Rail Concerns – Over the past year railway concerns have been daunting. The MPCA and Councillor Lorje have worked tirelessly, with many more hours ahead, to address noise,
frequency of trains, length of trains and safety.
Viterra – Montgomery Place residents continued to deal with noise from the elevator, particularly the constant and unrelenting noise from equipment on the east side of the elevator.
National Heritage Designation – With a City of Saskatoon endorsement of the Montgomery Place request for heritage designation, it is now a waiting game.
Infill in Montgomery Place – North Ridge and Westbow construction firms began
developments on the north side of the 3200 block of 11th Street West.
City Properties – The City of Saskatoon has sold all properties on Caen and Dieppe Streets and Dundonald Avenue. The properties were bought in anticipation of Circle Drive being built along Dundonald Avenue. The only property unsold is the north end of Caen Street (3102 Caen), the backyard of which is usually underwater. The subdivision of this property was withdrawn and it is now for sale as the original property.
Garage and Granny Suites – MPCA President Barb Biddle will prepare a letter lodging
formal objections to garage and granny suites in Montgomery Place.
Civic Operations Centre – A berm for sound attenuation is important on the south
perimeter of Montgomery Place, both for road and train traffic.
Circle Drive – A berm on Montgomery’s east boundary is also essential for sound
attenuation, buffering the intense and constant road and train traffic noise.
Summer Roadwork – Resurfacing on Cassino, Mountbatten and Ortona Streets has been
met with mixed reviews.
LAP – The MPCA drafted a Vision Statement in time for the Oct. 20 Local Area Planning meeting where drainage, property maintenance, storage and home businesses were discussed. The next LAP meeting will be held on Nov. 19 at St. David’s Trinity United Church at 7 pm. Topics will include land use, zoning and infill. The next LAP traffic meeting is scheduled for Dec. 8, at 7 pm in the St. Dominic School auditorium.
Montgomery Park Rink Coordinator – Call Barb Biddle or Ben Schmidt if you can help the kids of our community for the 2015-16 skating season.
Montgomery School – Montgomery School has 264 students. Unfortunately drainage issues were not addressed and next spring may be challenging. There will be no school from Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 27. The Remembrance Service is Nov. 9 at 1 pm. All are welcome. The Winter Carnival is scheduled for Dec. 10.
Vandalism – If you see anyone on the roof of Montgomery School, please call the City Police immediately at 306-975-8300. School staff is investigating a security camera in the outdoor classroom area that would set off an alarm if the space is breached.
St. Dominic School – St. Dominic has 167 students. There will be no school Nov. 11-13; three-way conferences are Nov. 26-27. The Remembrance Liturgy is Nov. 10 at 10:45 am.
City of Saskatoon – Take advantage of reduced leisure rates at Saskatoon leisure facilities.
Next Meeting – Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 in the Montgomery School Library.