NEWS & EVENTS
Culture Fest Melfort 2017

Celebrate Culture Days at Culture Fest Melfort!
Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kerry Vickar Centre

[Sat, Sept 30]
Notice of AGM - Main Street Melfort

Main Street Melfort
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:30 pm
Kerry Vickar Centre - Affinity Credit Union Room

[Fri, Sept 22]
NLP Walking Program

The Walking Program begins at the NLP Arena concourse, Monday, September 18th, running Monday to Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Free to the public!

Dutch Elm Disease Detected in City

Be advised that Dutch elm disease has been detected in the City of Melfort. The City is now undertaking the process of removing infected trees and firewood.

NLP Pool Maintenance Shutdown

The Northern Lights Palace Pool will be closed for seasonal maintenance from Monday, September 11th to Sunday, October 1, 2017, with reopening scheduled for Monday, October 2nd.

[Mon, Sept 11]
Celebrate Canada 150 All Year!

Canada Day may be over, but we are still celebrating Canada 150 all year!  Show your Canadian spirit with a Canada 150 T-Shirt.  Available for $15.00 at the Melfort & District Museum for a limited time only.  Call 306-752-5870 for information.

 
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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