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]
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

Spruce Haven Park Development commences in 2016

MELFORT (June 21, 2016) - The City of Melfort is pleased to announce the approval of a construction plan and financing for the new Spruce Haven Park Recreation Area. The Phase 1 construction plan, estimated at $10.3 million, calls for the development of a skate park, washroom, water stations and skating arena to be constructed over the next five years.   This development will provide Melfort residents and visitors with new recreational opportunities that will enhance their well-being and, in turn, will support the new Play Melfort brand.
The approved construction plan will see the installation of water/sewer and temporary power in 2016, Skate Park and roadways in 2017, washroom and water stations in 2018 and a skating arena and parking lot paving commencing in 2021. This plan will be funded by internal borrowing from City reserves. With a five year phase in, the project becomes more manageable from a finance perspective and results in cost savings by deferring facility operating and capital costs. Future plans, for this area, will see the installation of two soccer pitches, walking paths, and a spray park.
Melfort City Council had reviewed a number of financing options and construction phase in plans prior to choosing this option. The intention of this plan is to provide quality recreational services along with managing the City’s finances to ensure completion of necessary capital infrastructure projects with a focus on maintaining adequate levels of service with minimal tax increases for Melfort residents. 
The City will immediately begin the process for engineering and design of the area along with preparing tenders for the installation of sewer/water and power to the site with an estimated cost of $2.3 million. In addition, a Request for Proposals will be prepared for the development of a $721,000 Skate Park with construction expected to start spring of 2017. 
 
For more information contact:
Teri Scaife, Director of Community Services
Phone: (306) 752-5911

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