NEWS & EVENTS
Notice of SAMA Open House

Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) will be conducting an open house on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at City Hall to meet individually with property owners to discuss their assessment.

[Wed June 7]
2017 Budget Release

The 2017 budget was a challenging budget requiring difficult decisions to be made to balance the budget while ensuring key programs such as infrastructure maintenance and repair and the transfer to infrastructure replacement are not compromised.

Melfort Skatepark

Quick facts about the Skatepark development process

·         June, 2016:  Council approves Phase 1 of the Spruce Haven Park Development, which includes a budget of $720,700 for the construction of a Skatepark and site servicing. See:  Press Release 

·         July, 2016:  An RFP is issued for the Skatepark Design and Development, which is awarded to New Line Skateparks Inc.

 
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Melfort Skatepark

Quick facts about the Skatepark development process

·         June, 2016:  Council approves Phase 1 of the Spruce Haven Park Development, which includes a budget of $720,700 for the construction of a Skatepark and site servicing. Press Release 

·         July, 2016:  An RFP is issued for the Skatepark Design and Development, which is awarded to New Line Skateparks Inc.

·         July, 2016:  The City Engineer prepares engineered plans for the site services (water, sewer, storm sewer, roadways, parking lots) and issues a public tender.  Site services are designed to support a future building (arena, fieldhouse, lobby and auxiliary spaces), skate park, soccer pitches, washrooms, water stations, parking lots and storm sewer to Frost Drive to support land development east of Frost Drive.

·         Sept, 2016:  A public Skate Park Design Workshop is held by New Line Skateparks to obtain public input and engage youth in the design process.

·         Oct, 2016:  The site servicing tender is awarded to low bidder, George Sterner Trucking Ltd. for a contract amount of $1,272,915.  It is the intention of the City to start installation in the fall of 2016, but inclement weather delays construction until 2017.

·         Dec, 2016:  New Line Skateparks holds a public workshop to present the concept design plan for the 15,400 sq. ft. Skate Park. Click here for a pdf of the Concept Design Plan.

·         May-June, 2017:  Installation of site services.

·         July, 2017:  Construction of the Skatepark to commence.

·         Fall, 2017:  Completion of the Melfort Skatepark, an exciting youth-friendly facility for skateboarders, scooters and BMXers.

“Power to the Young People
Involving young people in the Placemaking process is good for the stakeholders, community organizations, the young people themselves – not to mention the wider community in general…..Organizations are able to make better informed decisions about youth projects, social issues, and community concerns with actual youth involvement. We grow strong young entrepreneurs when engaging young people in Placemaking.”
- Cheryl Millard, excerpt from Young People and Placemaking:  Engaging youth to create community places

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