CityPage February 13, 2020 Edition

Posted On Thursday February 13, 2020

In this week's edition:

Take the Recreation Survey, Product Exchange Centre Closure, Regional Transit Commission, and more ...


Take the Recreation Survey

Help us do even better!

A survey addressing satisfaction, needs, and levels of service of recreational facilities and services is now available.

This 10 minute survey will cover customer satisfaction, as well as a gap analysis of existing programs. The survey will get a picture of where things stand now and what residents may be looking for in the future.

More info at fortsask.ca/RecSurvey


Product Exchange Centre Closure

The Centre began as a way to give reusable items a second chance. Unfortunately, waste materials, damaged and unsafe products were frequently being dropped off. The Product Exchange Centre will accept reusable items until 5:00pm, February 23. Items can be picked up until 5:00pm, March 1 after which the centre will close permanently. Residents with useful items that can be safely reused are encouraged to donate one of many local charities accepting second-hand products.

More info: waste@fortsask.ca | 780-992-6218


Regional Transit Commission

The Regional Transit Services Commission Transition Team comprised of representatives from 13 Edmonton area municipalities worked with a team of consultants lead by EY to develop a business case for forming a regional commission. The final report was released on January 22 and in February and March, each municipal council will vote on participating in a regional transit commission. Fort Saskatchewan City Council will vote on March 10.

The report, Accelerating Transit in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region: Building a Regional Transit Services Commission, is available at fortsask.ca/RTSC


Harbour Pool News

Public Swims

No School Extra Public Swim

Date: Friday, February 14
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm

Family Day STAT Public Swim

Date: Monday, February 17
Time: 1:30 - 4:30pm
A special thank you to Fort Saskatchewan Lions Club for sponsoring this swim.

Community Loonie Swim

Date: Saturday, February 22
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
A special thank you to Doderai Dental for sponsoring this swim.

The Winter Swim Schedule is now in effect.

Harbour Pool Customer Service: 780-992-6162


Lunch and Learn: Busting Myths on Government Procurement

Want to get that contract with the government? Frustrated with the process? Do you want to learn how to gain an advantage?

Join us as representatives from the City of Fort Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada discuss the procurement process with government, followed by a question and answer period.

Mark Morrissey with the City of Fort Saskatchewan will share with local businesses how to gain an advantage for local procurement, the prequalification process, where to look for the list of requests for proposals, and who to talk to when you are looking for information.

Register now


Snow Removal Priorities

Priority #1: Highways
Completed within 6-8 hours of the end of a snowfall.

Priority #2: Arterial Roads
Completed within 12-16 hours of the end of a snowfall.

Priority #3: Collector/Main Streets
Completed within 30-40 hours, once priority #2 is completed

Priority #4: Industrial/Central Business District
Managed after priority #3 and as needed.

Priority #5: Residential Streets
Snow clearing begins when compacted snow is 75 mm (2.95 inches) thick.

Priority #6: Lanes
As required to maintain traffic and emergency vehicle movement.

City staff work 11 pm – 4:30 pm on weekdays, and 4 am – 2 pm on weekends to provide optimal snow removal services. If it begins to snow again while crews are working on residential streets, they go back to clearing the priority areas before picking back up where they left off in the residential areas.

A map of snow removal routes is available at fortsask.ca/snow.

More information: publicworks@fortsask.ca / 780-992-6248



Me and My Money

Learn about Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income, Savings accounts, reverse mortgages, ATM's, savings and credits.

Date: Monday, February 24
Time: 10:00am
Location: Fort Saskatchewan Library


Spring Registration Day

Enjoy a one night, one stop registration, volunteer recruitment, and information showcase of recreation, culture, service groups and community organizations.

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Lions Mane and Pride, Dow Centennial Centre

Registration forms are available at fortsask.ca/RegistrationDay.



More Service Hours for Route 580

Fort Sask Transit Route 580 to Edmonton Clareview changed this week.


Employment Opportunities

Take your career in the right direction

For more information and a complete listing of all open competitions, please visit fortsask.ca/careers.



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