I know that the question of fire pit restrictions has caused significant conversation and debate in our city. I take seriously the health and safety concerns that people have about backyard fire pits and I think the best way to address these issues is to better enforce our existing bylaws around nuisance fires and neighbourhood noise instead of creating new restrictions. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch over the past few weeks on this issue by phone, email, or by leaving feedback at my www.saskatoonfirepits.ca page.
I sincerely hope you and your family had a restful and fun Christmas season. Despite the bitter cold we experienced over the holidays, I hope you had a chance to get out and experience some of the great winter activities in our city. From the Enchanted Forest at the Forestry Farm to the Meewasin Rink downtown, we are lucky to have great outdoor opportunities in a community that experiences all four seasons!
Neighbourhood traffic safety is an important issue in our community. I am happy to report that both Willowgrove and Silverspring have had full traffic reviews with the recommendations being implemented this year. Erindale and Arbor Creek are currently being reviewed and if you’re interested in more details for those neighbourhoods, the next review meeting is being held on Tuesday, September 19th from 7pm to 9pm at Father Robinson School. These reviews help improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow in our community.
I’m sure you’ve noticed and I am pleased to report that the McOrmond and College overpass is under construction. This is a priority project that I have been advocating for during my time on Council, so it is great to see shovels in the ground!
You’re invited to join Zach and your Ward 10 neighbours for a free BBQ. Come celebrate our great community with food, entertainment, and lots of family fun.
5th Annual Ward 10 Community BBQ
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 from 4pm – 8pm
Alice Turner Library (on the lawn)
Attridge Dr & Nelson Rd