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

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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