NEWS & EVENTS
Notice to All Pet Owners

Reminder that annual dog and cat license fees are due January 1, 2018.

[2018]
Sask Lotteries Community Grant Program

Applications for the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program are now available at City Hall.  Deadline for applications is Wed, February 28, 2018.  Projects must take place between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Waste Collection Carts

Did you know that waste carts are not to be stored on city property. Waste collection carts must be returned to their usual storage place on private property on the day of collection or be subject to a fine of $25 for a 1st offence and $50 for a 2nd or subsequent offence.  Thank you for your attention to this regulation.

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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