NEWS & EVENTS
2017 Property Tax Deadline

The City Office will be closed on June 30th in recognition of Canada Day.  Due to this closure, the deadline to pay your 2017 property taxes without penalty has been extended to Monday, July 3, 2017.

[Mon, July 3]
Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for Canada Day celebrations on July 1st - set up, take down, serving cake, helping with activities.  If you can donate some time, please contact the Melfort Museum at 306-752-5870 or e-mail melfort.museum@sasktel.net.  Thank you!

[July 1]
Play Canada Day Melfort 2017

Join us at Main Street Memorial Garden for Canada Day celebrations - entertainment, activities, barbeque, followed by live-streaming of the Rider Game at the NLP Palace and Fireworks at the ball park.  Click here for more event info...

[Sat, July 1]
 
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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