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NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW July 28, 2015 CHANGES TO MOOSE JAW FIRE DEPARTMENT MOOSE JAW – The Personnel Committee of Moose Jaw City Council passed a number of motions at a meeting that occurred following the regular meeting of City Council on Monday, July 27, 2015. Provincial Emergency Communications Centre The first motion was related to the decision to utilize the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre for the Fire Department’s Dispatch Services. “This is a change that brings our Dispatch Service to a level that matches fire services across the province,” said Deputy Fire Chief Brian Wilson. “The technological enhancements and ability to respond more quickly will improve safety to the residents of Moose Jaw,” he added. This change will enhance safety by reducing the amount of time required to dispatch firefighters. Before this change, all 911 calls originating in Moose Jaw were being answered by the Provincial Call Centre and were then being transferred to Moose Jaw`s local centre where the caller would have to repeat the information initially given. By eliminating that step in the process and utilizing the technological improvements offered by the Provincial Call Centre, service to the public and fire safety will be vastly improved. The Provincial Call Centre has a minimum of seven dispatchers available at all times. The local call centre only ever had one staff member at a time. Office Manager Position The second motion was related to the filling of an Office Manager position for the Fire Department. The person in that role will lead the Fire Department in administrative tasks such as handling confidential personnel files, assisting with the budgeting process, and answering inquiries from the public. Fire Department Mechanic The third motion directed Administration to leave the Fire Department`s Mechanic position vacant. The City’s existing Fleet Services has been performing these duties on a full-time basis since the position became vacant in April and had been assisting and filling in with these tasks prior to the position being vacant on a permanent basis. The City’s Fleet Services will maintain a routine maintenance schedule, and any specialized work required of the Fire Department’s fleet will be outsourced to shops with specialized equipment, which is the same process that existed when there was an in-house mechanic. Responsibility for Staffing The fourth motion transferred the responsibility for setting manning levels from City Council to the Fire Department. The change will give the Fire Department greater flexibility to appropriately staff the Department in the manner they determine to best fit the public’s requirements. “It’s highly unusual for Council to dictate specific manning levels for a City department, as was the case here in Moose Jaw with the Fire Department for many years,” said Mayor Deb Higgins. “Council sets budgets and expectations of levels of service. Ultimately, it’s up to the experts in that department to determine how to best meet those service levels,” she added. Funding for These Changes The fifth and final motion directed Administration to reallocate funds within the Fire Department as necessary to put into place the changes from the first four motions. A list of the technological, operational, and organizational improvements being implemented along with their associated costs is attached. Media Contact: Brian Wilson, Deputy Fire Chief City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 692 2792 email@example.com The following is a list of technological, organizational, and operational improvements that the Moose Jaw Fire Department has started to implement. These improvements will update the City’s Fire Department to match the current standard across the industry. These are not annual costs. In the future, most of the anticipated $240,000 in annual savings will result in lower operational costs for the Fire Department while the enhancements will increase public safety and service to the public. Computer-Aided Dispatch Licensing - $20,000 The licensing for CAD software will equip the Moose Jaw Fire Department with the ability to receive information from a call immediately to the Fire Department’s vehicles. Information such as the call address, nature of the call, property information, information on vulnerable occupants, closest hydrants and routes to the call including updated road closures. Computer and Docking Stations - $36,000 The hardware will be installed in the Fire Department’s vehicles to be able to receive the information from the new Computer-Aided Dispatch system. Tele-staff - $32,000 With this new system, call-outs will be automated and allow the Fire Department to appropriately staff major events much faster. For example, a major fire that requires more firefighters will now be able to staff an additional truck for the fire much more quickly. Presently, during major events, call-outs to increase staffing levels occur manually. It involves going down a list of all the firefighters and calling each of them individually to attend the event. Provincial Emergency Communications Centre contract costs for remainder of 2015 - $20,000 Callers of 911 were already connected to the provincial call centre by default. By utilizing the provincial centre for Moose Jaw’s calls, the step of transferring emergency calls to a local call centre will remove a step in the process of responding to calls, allowing for a faster response time. With a minimum of seven dispatchers on staff at all points in time, there is greater redundancy for 911 calls in Moose Jaw. The Moose Jaw dispatch centre only had a minimum of one staff member available at a time. Every Fire Department in Saskatchewan except Regina and Saskatoon utilizes a centralized dispatch centre. Update phone system - $10,000 The new phone system will include the ability to handle non-emergent calls, including the ability to send text messages to out-of-office personnel. Presently, non-emergency phone messages are distributed manually by pen and paper, an unreliable system for the public looking to have their calls addressed and for personnel who are often out of the fire hall. 15 Wing Alarm System – $12,000 The Fire Department’s responsibilities include monitoring the fire alarms for Canadian Forces Base 15-Wing. This cost is associated with properly equipping the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre with the hardware to continue to monitor those alarms. Severance and the hiring of an Office Manager position – Dollar value is confidential Will work with the Moose Jaw Professional Firefighters Association Local 553 toward the hiring of an office manager position to lead administrative work of the Fire Department. Will work with the Firefighters’ Association and impacted employees with a view to a fair settlement based on past service.
The City of Moose Jaw, pursuant to Zoning Bylaw No. 5346 is considering an application to allow for a proposed “Type II Manufactured Dwelling (less than 26.25’ wide)” on Lot 1, Block 5, Plan 81MJ08260, civically known as 424 9th Avenue North-West, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, which is a discretionary use within the R1 Large Lot Low Density Residential District. The application, and any representations, will be considered by the Municipal Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Scoop Lewry Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 228 Main Street North. The application, and any representations, will also be considered by City Council on Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 228 Main Street North. Written submissions must be received by the Office of the City Clerk, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J8, by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015. Myron Gulka-Tiechko – City Clerk/Solicitor
The City of Moose Jaw, pursuant to Zoning Bylaw No. 5346 is considering an application to allow for a proposed “Contractor’s Office and Yard” on Lot 1, Block 5, Plan 81MJ08260, civically known as 55 Lancaster Road, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, which is a discretionary use within the C3 Vehicle-Oriented Commercial District. The application, and any representations, will be considered by the Municipal Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Scoop Lewry Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 228 Main Street North. The application, and any representations, will also be considered by City Council on Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 228 Main Street North. Written submissions must be received by the Office of the City Clerk, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J8, by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015. Myron Gulka-Tiechko – City Clerk/Solicitor
The City of Moose Jaw, pursuant to Zoning Bylaw No. 5346 is considering an application to allow for a proposed “Photography Studio” on Block E, Plan 101970604, civically known as 1403 Caribou Street East, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, which is a discretionary use within the M4 Industrial District. The application, and any representations, will be considered by the Municipal Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Scoop Lewry Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 228 Main Street North. The application, and any representations, will also be considered by City Council on Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 228 Main Street North. Written submissions must be received by the Office of the City Clerk, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J8, by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 . Myron Gulka-Tiechko – City Clerk/Solicitor
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW July 20, 2015 LIFESAVING SOCIETY NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENTION WEEK JULY 19 – 25, 2015 MOOSE JAW – National Drowning Prevention Week is promoted in July each year by affiliates of the Saskatchewan Lifesaving Society. Activities this week support the Lifesaving Society’s mission to prevent drownings. The City of Moose Jaw is promoting National Drowning Prevention Week at the Phyllis Dewar Outdoor Pool and the Kinsmen Sportsplex. Lifeguard staff will be providing drowning prevention education, including demonstrations of rescues, and the opportunity for swimmers to participate in the Lifesaving Society Swim to Survive standard. For more information on drowning prevention, and the complete schedule of events for the week, visit www.moosejaw.ca, or check out the City of Moose Jaw Facebook page. Media Contact: Shelly Howe, Recreation Program Supervisor City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 694-4483 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW July 17, 2015 CHANGES TO MOOSE JAW FIRE DEPARTMENT MOOSE JAW – The Moose Jaw Fire Department has undertaken changes in an effort to improve public safety to residents of Moose Jaw. Effective Friday, July 17, 2015, all fire calls to 911 originating from Moose Jaw will be dispatched from the province-wide 911 dispatch centre in Prince Albert, SK (PA911). Equipped with a minimum of seven staff members at all times, this new Dispatch Centre for the City of Moose Jaw will be able to enhance safety to Moose Jaw residents 24 hours a day. With this change, Regina and Saskatoon will be the only Fire Departments in Saskatchewan whose Fire Departments have an internal Dispatch Centre. “The cost for us locally to staff the Moose Jaw Fire Department Dispatch Centre with more than one person is prohibitive,” said Moose Jaw Fire Chief Rod Montgomery, who has been a firefighter in the City of Moose Jaw for 25 years. “Ensuring there are always at least seven people answering calls enhances public safety for our residents.” PA911 is already the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for 911 calls throughout the province, with the exception of Regina and Saskatoon. This means that when someone calls 911 to report an emergency, all of these calls initially go to the PA911 Call Centre, and are then routed to the local Dispatch Centre. With this change, 911 calls will not have to be routed to Moose Jaw, quickening the time with which the local Fire Department can respond. “By having the same Centre that receives the 911 call also dispatch our firefighters, we believe we can improve our response times to life threatening emergencies”, Montgomery said. Prince Albert’s Dispatch Centre will also be able to provide improved technology that will increase safety locally including: The ability to text 911. Improved services for the hearing impaired and other disabled 911 callers. Computer-aided dispatch that will provide firefighters with GPS routes, updated road closures, and other up-to-date information while responding to calls. Existing secondary and tertiary redundant dispatch centres in the event of a dispatch centre compromise. “These are modern technologies. With this change, the level of service for residents in Moose Jaw will match, if not exceed, what’s available in the rest of Saskatchewan,” said Chief Montgomery. Coupled with the Dispatch Centre changes, the Fire Department will be adding a new position to the Department’s complement at the North Fire Hall to staff the front counter during business hours. “This person will be charged with not only assisting with administration, but also answering inquiries from the public and will help ensure Moose Jaw residents receive the best possible level of service,” said Chief Montgomery. Media Contact: Rod Montgomery, Fire Chief City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 692-2792 email@example.com
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW July 15, 2015 TRANSIT ROUTE CHANGES DURING ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS MOOSE JAW – Moose Jaw Transit wishes to inform residents of impacts to transit services during the road improvement project at the intersection of Manitoba Street East and 2nd Ave. NE. A number of transit stops from the Manitoba Street East intersection south as far as Lillooet Street will be out of service until the road improvement project is complete. The work is expected to be completed by Saturday, July 18, 2015, dependent on weather conditions, at which time the stops will reopen. Moose Jaw Transit apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information, please contact Moose Jaw Transit at 306-694-4488. Media Contact: Mark Sture, Transit Manager City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 694-4488 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW July 14, 2015 ROAD WORK TO INTERSECTION OF MANITOBA STREET EAST & 2ND AVENUE N.E. BEGINS TODAY MOOSE JAW – Road improvements to the intersection of Manitoba Street East and 2nd Avenue NE begins today. The road work will include minor excavation, asphalt cutting, asphalt patching and paving. Drivers can expect delays as traffic is re-routed around this area. Two-way traffic will be accommodated in the west-bound lanes of Manitoba Street East. The upgrades to the intersection and portions south of the intersection are slated to continue for the rest of this week. The intersection is expected to be reopened Friday afternoon pending unforeseen weather conditions. Media Contact: Colin Prang, Manager of Engineering Services City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 694-4491 email@example.com
Wednesday, July 15th 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lewry Cres. Jasmine Ct. Marigold Cres. Kalmia Cres. Iris Dr. Holly Cres. Indigo Cres. Wintergreen Dr. Thatcher Dr. Nettle Pl. Nettle Pl. Wintergreen Dr. East Paved Portion Paved Portions of West Park Subdivision Marshall Cr. (VLA) General Cres. Admiral Cres. Normandy Dr. VLA Gate Marquis Ave. Normandy Dr. Admiral Cres. Botting Bay Bingham Rd. Marquis Ave. Admiral Cres. Iron Bridge Subdivision Thursday, July 16th 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. River St.W. 2nd Ave. N.W. 5th Ave. N.W. Stadacona St. W. 2nd Ave. N.W. 16th Ave. N.W. Hochelaga St. W. 1st Ave. N.W. 16th Ave. N.W. Monday, July 20th 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Duffield St. Tapley St. 4th Ave. S.W. 6th Ave. S.W. Maple St. Lillooet St. Home St. 6th Ave. S.W. 2nd Ave. S.E. Ominica St. W. 2nd Ave. N.W. 10th Ave. N.W. 16th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. South Paved Limits 15th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. South Paved Limits 14th Ave. N.W. Athabasca St. South Paved Limits 13th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. South Paved Limits 12th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. South Paved Limits 11th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. South Paved Limits 10th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. South Paved Limits 8th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. Athabasca St. 7th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. High St. W. 6th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. Stadacona St. Tuesday, July 21st 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. Manitoba St. 3rd Ave. N.W. Caribou St. Manitoba St. 2nd Ave. N.W. Caribou St. Manitoba St. James St. 9th Ave. N.W. 11th Ave. N.W. Henry St. 9th Ave. N.W. 11th Ave. N.W. Francis St. 9th Ave. N.W. 11th Ave. N.W. Edmonton St. 9th Ave. N.W. 11th Ave. N.W. Hall St. 9th Ave. N.W. 11th Ave. N.W. Carleton St. 9th Ave. N.W. 11th Ave. N.W. Carleton St. Simpson Ave. 13th Ave. N.W. Wednesday, July 22nd 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Brown St. 10th Ave. N.W. Albert St. Albert St. 9th Ave. N.W. 14th Ave. N.W. Montgomery St. 9th Ave. N.W. 14th Ave. N.W. 10th Ave. N.W. Brown St. Laurier St. 10th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. Albert St. 12th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. Brown St. 14th Ave. N.W. Caribou St. Albert St. Francis St. 11th Ave. N.W. Simpson Ave. Bogue Ave. Brown St. Francis St. Simpson Ave. Brown St. Francis St. Grayson Cr. Albert St. Grace St. Hopkins Cr. Albert St. Grayson Cr. Hawthorne Cr. Holdsworth Cr. Thursday, July 23rd 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Corman Cr. Rorison Ave. Prince Cr. Princess Cr. Regal Cr. Regal Pl. Queen Cr. King Cres. Lane at 1313 King Cres. Gordon Rd. Pascoe Dr. & Pascoe Cres. Prince Charles Pl. Rutherford St. Dunn St. Maybery Cres. Friday, July 24th 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Simcoe St. 11th Ave. N.W. Thatcher Dr. Laurier St. 9th Ave. N.W. Simcoe St. Chester Road North of Thatcher Dr. Chester Road South of Thatcher Dr. Paved Portions of Grayson Business Park The street cleaning schedule is subject to change due to weather. Be alert for discoloured water in your area during sweeping operations. Street sweeping operations can be dangerous. Motorists should drive with caution when passing street sweepers. Maintenance areas tend to be dusty and visibility may be restricted. Parents are advised to keep children away from all street operations. Stones and other flying debris are hazardous. PARKING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE ENFORCED BY THE CITY POLICE. Please watch for sign posting in your area. Vehicles will be ticketed.
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW June 22, 2015 CITY OF MOOSE JAW ANNOUNCES COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw is pleased to announce it has hired its first Communications Manager, Wilbur McLean. McLean arrives from the City of Medicine Hat, where he has spent the past five years as a Communications Officer. McLean begins work with the City of Moose Jaw on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Originally from Toronto, McLean began his career as a newspaper and radio reporter, spending time in Quebec and Eastern Ontario before transitioning to the Prairies, where he worked with a rural school division in southern Alberta before his time with the City of Medicine Hat. His experience includes acting as public information officer for two flood emergencies in southern Alberta, and working to effectively communicate a variety of major projects to the public in Medicine Hat such as smart metering, solar and wind projects by the City, and other activities involving the City of Medicine Hat’s unique Energy Services Division. “Our commitment to our citizens is transparency and accountability”, said Matt Noble, City Manager. “The Communication Manager will increase the City’s ability to better serve the residents of Moose Jaw by improving the means and frequency with which the City interacts with the community at large”, he added. McLean can be followed on Twitter @wilmclean. Media Contact: Matt Noble, City Manager City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 694-4427 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW June 16, 2015 WATER CONSERVATION RETURN TO NORMAL MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw would like to thank residents and businesses for their conservation efforts and responding to last week’s request for a staged, gradual return to normal water usage. The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant is able to meet demand for Regina and Moose Jaw, and reservoirs are near full. Starting today, residents and businesses may resume normal indoor and outdoor water use. City operations will also return to normal. Water is essential, and the City encourages everyone to make conservation a normal practise. Media Contact: Josh Mickleborough, Operations Manager Director of Engineering Services PHONE # (306) 694-4427 JMickleborough@moosejaw.ca
Watch for a copy of the Summer Guide delivered to Moose Jaw household mailboxes the evening of Tuesday, June 2nd! Click here for the online version
Bathroom: Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth or shaving; only use water when you need to rinse. Reduce the time you spend in the shower – even if it is just a minute or two. Turn off the shower when you are shampooing. If you use the tub, bathe in only a few centimetres of water instead of a full tub. Kitchen: Use the dishwasher only when there is a full load. Do not pre-rinse dishes – most modern dishwashers do not require this step. When washing by hand, use a basin to rinse dishes instead of using running water. Pour yourself a drink of cold water from a pitcher from the fridge instead of running the tap. Wash fruits and vegetables in a partially filled sink instead of rinsing them under running water. Laundry Room: Wash clothes only when there is a full load. Outdoors: Use a broom instead of a hose to remove debris from your driveway or sidewalk. Bathe your pets outdoors in areas that need water. Install a shut-off nozzle on your water hose; a garden hose left running can waste up to 20 litres per minute. Water your lawn and gardens once a week. Follow an odd-even watering schedule. Water in the morning or late evening to avoid evaporation during the heat of the day. When watering your lawn, ensure the spray does not reach your sidewalk or driveway. Use drip irrigation for trees and shrubs. Direct downspouts towards shrubs and trees. Use mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation. Allow your grass to grow slightly taller to promote water retention in the soil. The most important water saving tip is to regularly check for leaks around your home. A leaking toilet or faucet can cost you hundreds of dollars a year.
Click here for map 2nd Ave. N.W. from Athabasca St. to Stadacona St. 3rd Ave. N.E. from Lane N. of Athabasca St. to Caribou St. 4th Ave. N.W. from 200 ft N. of tracks to 300 ft. N. of tracks 5th Ave. N.E. from Caribou St. E. to Hochelaga St. E. 5th Ave. N.E. from Hochelaga St. E. to Athabasca St. E. 9th Ave. S.W. from Lillooet St. to Iroquois St. 9th Ave. S.W. from Iroquois St. to Duffield St. 10th Ave. S.W. from Coteau St. to Duffield St. 11th Ave. N.E. from Caribou St. to Ross St. Athabasca St. W. from Main St. N. to 1st Ave. N.W. Athabasca St. W. from 7th Ave. N.W. to 8th Ave. N.W. Avens Rd. from Thatcher Dr. to Blue Sage Dr. Caribou St. E. from 60 m E of 8th Ave. N.E. to 45 m from 9th Ave. N.E. Caribou St. E. from Main St. N. to 1st Ave. N.E. Caribou St. W. from 13th Ave. N.W. to 14th Ave. N.W. Diefenbaker Dr. from Main St. N. to Highland Rd. Elisia Dr. from Dogwood Rd. to 41 Elisia Dr. Grey Ave. from Caribou St. to Oxford St. Henleaze Ave. from MacDonald St. to Saskatchewan St. Henleaze Ave. from Saskatchewan St. to Hall St. High St. W. from Main St. N. to 1st Ave. N.W. (westbound) Hochelaga St. W. from Main St. N. to 1st Ave. N.W. Home St. E. from Park Dr. to ~350' W. (top of hill) Intersection of 4th Ave. N.W. and Caribou St. W. Intersection of 3rd Ave. N.W. and MacDonald St. Iroquois St. W. from 10th Ave. S.W. to 11th Ave. S.W. MacDonald St. W. from 4th Ave. N.W. to Henleaze Ave. MacDonald St. W. from 1st Ave. N.W. to Lane E. of 1st Ave. N.W. Main St. N. from Hochelaga St. to Athabasca St. Main St. N. from Athabasca St. to Stadacona St. Main St. N. from Stadacona St. to Ominica St. Manitoba St. W. from 1st Ave. N.W. to 2nd Ave. N.W. Manitoba St. W. from 2nd Ave. N.W. to 3rd Ave. N.W. Oxford St. W. from 7th Ave. N.W. to Monk Ave. Park Dr. from Home St. to 1800' south Regal Place Vaughan St. W. from 11th Ave. S.W. to 12th Ave. S.W. Wellington Dr. N. from Wellington Place to 16th Ave. S.W.
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW April 28, 2015 OFF-LEASH DOG PARK IS OPEN! MOOSE JAW – It’s official!! The City of Moose Jaw’s Off-Leash Bark Park is open and ready for your furry friends to use. The new Bark Park includes two separate enclosed areas – one for small dogs under 18 inches and a larger dog area for those over 18 inches. The Park is the first of its kind in Moose Jaw that allows the opportunity for dogs to run and play off-leash. Park amenities include accessible pathways & parking stalls, benches, doggie doo bag stations, trash receptacles and a few “tunnels” to play hide and seek in. A water tap will also be provided and installed at a later date. Some areas of the Park that were recently developed will take a bit of time for the natural grasses to grow back. In the fall of 2014, the City initiated construction of the Park with the remainder of the work being completed within the last month. The Park is located in Hamilton Flats on the 1500 block of Manitoba Street West. Dog owners are encouraged to get out and enjoy the new off-leash Park. “Rules and regulation signs are posted at the entrance to both the small and large dog park areas, and residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these rules for the full enjoyment of all users,” said Kelly Mentanko, Operations Manager. “There are some very basic rules like please pick up after your dogs, owners must carry a leash at all times, dogs must have a valid City licence and dogs must be in view of their owners and under their control at all times,” he added. The City of Moose Jaw would like to encourage users to provide their feedback on the Off-Leash Dog Park to the Parks & Recreation Department. Media Contact: Kelly Mentanko, Operations Manager City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 694-4447 email@example.com
Street Sweeping Schedule It’s Spring, which means that Street Sweeping has started! The Engineering Department strives to keep the City clean, parked vehicles are a problem. It will take approximately 9 weeks to complete the initial sweeping of the streets in the City. Signs will be posted in all areas 24 hours prior to sweeping, with the exception of the business metered area. An early shift crew will be utilized for cleaning streets #1, #2, & #3 below (Residential streets are not included). The City of Moose Jaw is asking your co-operation by refraining from parking vehicles on the street when your area is being cleaned. PARKING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE ENFORCED The following schedule will be followed in cleaning City streets: Main Street North Metered Areas Downtown: 2nd Ave NW to 2nd Ave NE / Manitoba St. to Ross St. Parking adjacent to High Schools, and SIAST, 4th Ave Viaduct and 9th Ave SW/NW Arterial and Collector Streets and Bus Routes Residential Areas:North of Caribou St: 9th Ave NW to 5th Ave NE 4th Ave NE to 11th Ave NE: Oxford St. to Manitoba St. South Hill (including Churchill Park) Sunningdale VLA Areas Caribou St. to Ominica St.: 5th Ave NW to 16th Ave NW West of 9th Ave NW: Caribou St. to Laurier St. The street cleaning schedule is subject to change due to weather. WATCH FOR ADVERTISEMENTS DURING THE SWEEPING PERIOD FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON AREAS TO BE SWEPT. BE ALERT FOR DISCOLOURED WATER IN YOUR AREA DURING SWEEPING OPERATION. If further information is required, please call 306-694-4448.
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW April 17, 2015 PROVINCIAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2015 FLOOD EVENT APPROVED MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw has just received notification from the Ministry of Government Relations that the flood event that occurred on the dates March 17 to 19, 2015 will be recognized by the Province under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) as a claim event eligible for disaster relief. Residents who experienced property damage during the March 17 to19, 2015 flood event are eligible to submit claim applications up to September 19, 2015. To qualify, a property owner must apply and submit the following: (1) denial of insurance coverage from their insurance carrier; (2) a statement indicating the claim resulted from the flood damage which occurred in and around March 17 to 19, 2015; (3) a copy of the applicant’s driver’s license; and (4) a copy of their 2015 property tax assessment. Any residents who may be eligible can obtain application forms from the City Manager’s Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall. Information on procedures and property eligibility can be found on the government website at: http://gr.gov.sk.ca/BeforeYouApply or http://gr.gov.sk.ca/AfterYouApply Residents can also contact PDAP directly by calling 1-866-632-4033. Media Contact: Matt Noble, City Manager City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 694-4427 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS RELEASE MOOSE JAW April 17, 2015 CITY OF MOOSE JAW AND MOOSE JAW FIREFIGHTERS’ ASSOCIATION LOCAL #553 INTEREST ARBITRATION AWARD HANDED DOWN MOOSE JAW – Arbitration Chair, A. Robson Garden, issued an Interest Arbitration Award for the City of Moose Jaw and the Moose Jaw Fire Fighters’ Association, International Association of Firefighters, Local 553. The Firefighters have been without a contract since December 31, 2010. The binding Award results in a 13% wage increase and covers the period from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014. Wage increases for a First Class Firefighter shall increase January 1, 2011 by 2% and by 2.1% July 1, 2011; shall increase January 1, 2012 by 2% and .8% July 1, 2012; shall increase January 1, 2013 by 2% and 1.1% July 1, 2013; and shall increase by 3% January 1, 2014. As well, a .5% increase to pension contributions shall be retroactive to January 1, 2011. Going forward, an additional .5% shall be allocated for health and dental benefits. “This recent arbitration process will have significant retroactive costs,” said City Manager Matt Noble. “We accept this Award and we are pleased we can now update the Collective Agreement with our professional firefighters until the end of 2014. Regrettably, it means this Collective Agreement has already expired,” said Noble. “The decision adds to the increasing cost of providing tax-supported emergency services and reinforces the need to address this fiscal challenge on a community and province-wide basis,” he added. The City, in its presentation to the Arbitration Board, addressed the criteria pursuant to the newly-proclaimed Saskatchewan Employment Act and was the first municipality to have an Interest Arbitration Award heard under these new provisions. The Interest Arbitration Hearing took place in Moose Jaw from October 6 to 8, 2014. Bruce Siemens was the Firefighters’ Association Nominee while Kenneth Cornea was the City’s Nominee. The City was represented by its Counsel, John Saunders. Media Contact: Matt Noble, City Manager City of Moose Jaw PHONE # (306) 694-4427 email@example.com