NEWS & EVENTS
PLUS Industries invites you to visit their new website

The Board of Directors, staff, and participants of PLUS Industries are excited to announce the release of our new website. We invite everyone to visit our website and take a virtual tour of the people, programs, and places that are part of our organization.  Enter our online Website Contest - two lucky winners will win a $100 gift certificate.  Entry deadline is November 30, 2017.  Visit: https://www.plusindustries.ca/ 

New Landfill Hours

Please be advised that effective Tuesday, November 14th, the hours at the City Landfill will be changing to 9:30 am - 5:15 pm, Monday to Saturday. 

[Tues, Nov 14]
Historic Post Office Window Restoration Project

The Melfort Preservation and Rehabilitation Committee is continuing conservation and restoration of the Melfort Historic Post Office with the removal and repair or replacement of all windows on the main floor of the building.  Have your name engraved on a heritage postal box...a tax deductible legacy gift for family and friends.

 
NEWS

Shadd Drive Beautification Project Review

 Shadd Drive Beautification                                                                  
July 31, 2015

Several weeks ago the City rolled out a plan for beautification of the buffer strip on the West side of Shadd Drive. Part of that plan called for the removal of a significant number of mature trees. In its place, new trees would be planted in accordance with a tree planting plan developed by Nadi Design.
Since the plan was presented, there has been considerable discussion about the removal of mature trees.  Given that, the City reviewed the proposed plan to determine what and if any changes could be made. Since the review, we have determined that we will not remove the original number of trees as proposed and would rework the plan to incorporate a large number of the existing trees.  
However, there are some trees that will have to be removed. Trees that are dead or appear to be sick will be removed. There are locations where trees have been planted too close together, which will be thinned out to make the grouping look better. Some trees need to be pruned, trimmed back or removed completely to allow maintenance equipment to pass through. If it is deemed feasible, some trees will be relocated to other locations on Shadd Drive. As well, hedges/shrubs will be assessed as to whether they should be trimmed to improve their appearance or removed completely. 
Vacant areas along Shadd Drive will be planted in accordance with the new tree planting plan and worked to tie in with existing trees as best as possible. This plan will also be used for future plantings along Shadd Drive when trees need to be replaced. 
The City is well aware of the value trees provide to the overall appearance of the community. Our ultimate goal is to beautify the City for residents and visitors alike.
Michael Hotsko, RMA
City Manager

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