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Agenda for August 20 August 20, 2018

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting. https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C39_-_2018_Full_Agenda.pdf

Council meetings are open to the public. The meeting starts at 8:00 pm, at Council Chambers in City Hall.

NBFD Responds to Structure Fire at 2311th Ross Crescent August 13, 2018

On August 11th at 4:58 am North Battleford Fire Department were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 2311th Ross Crescent.

On arrival at the scene, crews were faced with obvious smoke and flames from the ground floor. The fire was quickly brought under control, extinguished and tenants evacuated.

Two pumpers, four utility vehicles and 18 firefighters, including two Chief Officers, were on scene. RCMP, WPD, SaskPower and SaskEnergy supported the Fire Department on the scene.

All tenants were safely returned to their apartments. The fire is currently under investigation.

 

For more information:

Trevor Brice, Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services
306-445-17
78 | tbrice@cityofnb.ca

Heat and Air Quality Advisory for the City of North Battleford August 9, 2018

The City of North Battleford is under a heat warning, with temperatures expected to reach the mid 30’s today and the high 30’s on Friday. The City of North Battleford Fire Department is urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves, family, friends and neighbours over the next few days. Added to the heat warning is reduced air quality due to the smoky conditions caused by the wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia.

Smoky conditions are expected to impact the Province today, Friday and possibly into the weekend. The reduced air quality may cause coughing, throat irritation, headache and shortness of breath. Avoid spending time outside and find indoor spaces with clean air and good ventilation during this time.

“It is important that people know if they are at increased risk because of high heat, that they keep hydrated and even modify their activities.” Fire Chief Trevor Brice advised and added, “We are asking if you could keep tabs on friends and neighbours who might be at elevated risk, during this period of high heat.”

The North Battleford Fire Department suggests residents take the following precautions:

  • Drink plenty of cool liquids, before you feel thirsty
  • Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, as they will dehydrate you
  • Wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing
  • Consider rescheduling activities to cooler hours of the day
  • Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, for any length of time

Watch for symptoms of heat illness, which includes:

  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Unusually rapid breathing and heartbeat
  • Extreme thirst

If you experience any of these symptoms during extreme heat, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids. Increased observation is urged for vulnerable people, including children, seniors, those with mental health conditions, people with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers as well as those who are socially isolated.

Heat stroke is a medical emergency, call 911 immediately if you are caring for someone who has a high body temperature and is either unconscious or confused. While waiting for help cool the person right away by moving them out of the heat and to a cool place if possible, applying cold water to large areas of the skin or clothing and fanning the person as much as possible.

The City of North Battleford Fire Department is thankful for residents checking in and caring for others who are at elevated risk of heat and smoke exposure.” expressed Fire Chief Brice.

Please call the Saskatchewan HealthLine at 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with heat or smoke.

Keep up-to-date with emergency alerts by visiting http://emergencyalert.saskatchewan.ca/ or downloading the app in the iOS or Android store by searching “SaskAlert”.

This news release was completed using files from Health Canada.

For more information:

Trevor Brice, Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services
306-445-1778 | tbrice@cityofnb.ca

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communication Coordinator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

 



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Capital Works Projects 2018 August 7, 2018

101st Street – 12th to 14th Avenue

Roadway reconstruction work is complete along the 1200 block of 101st Street and the block is opened to vehicles and pedestrians. Tree planting and street fixture installation is planned for the coming weeks, which will result in some short-term localized road closures. The 1300 block is closed to traffic and pedestrians while roadway reconstruction is underway. The 1300 block will remain closed for 6-8 weeks. Access to affected businesses will be disrupted while the work proceeds. Please see the attached business access map showing alternate construction access locations on the 1300 block. The project is expected to be completed by September 14th. No further water service disruptions or drinking water advisories are expected. Roadways work is being performed by K&S Asphalt.

 

Deanscroft Avenue and 112th Street Storm Sewer

Storm Sewer Manhole installation is completed, with roadway restoration planned for the coming weeks. Underground work was performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

 

Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Sewer Lining Program

CIPP lining work is completed, the work was performed by Insituform Technologies.

 

Thomas Avenue and Abbott Avenue rehabilitation

The project is complete and opened to traffic. Underground work was performed by City crews, and Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

 

Douglas Avenue and 101st Crescent rehabilitation

Paving work is underway along Douglas Avenue and 101st Crescent from 101st Street to Dunning Crescent. Temporary localized road closures will be in effect as the work proceeds. The project is expected to be completed by August 10th. Underground work was performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

 

105th Street – 10th to 11th Avenue rehabilitation

Underground Utility work is completed and roadway reconstruction will begin August 7th. The road will remain closed while the work proceeds. A Drinking Water Advisory is in place while the new water pipes are being commissioned. Affected residents will be notified once the advisory has been lifted. Roadway reconstruction is expected to be completed by August 24th. Underground work was performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

 

98th Street 17th to 18th Avenue rehabilitation

Underground Utility work will begin August 6th along 98th Street from 17th to 18th Avenue. Road closures, water service disruptions, and drinking water advisories will be in place. Roadway restoration will follow the underground work, and is expected to be completed by September 21st. Underground work will be performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

 

 

15th Avenue Water Main connection – 107th to 110th Street

Underground Utility work is planned for September 4th to September 15th along 15th Avenue from 107th to 110th Street. Road closures, water service disruptions, and drinking water advisories will be in place. Roadway restoration will follow the underground work and is expected to be completed by September 21st. Underground work will be performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

 

20th Avenue Sanitary Sewer connection – 100th to 101st Street

Underground Utility work is planned for September 15th to September 30th along 20th Avenue from 100th to 101st Street. Road closures, water service disruptions, and drinking water advisories will be in place. Roadway restoration will follow the underground work and is expected to be completed by October 15th. Underground work will be performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

 

Civic Centre Parking Lot

Paving work is completed and the area is open to traffic.

 

Killdeer Park

Roadway and shallow buried utilities construction is underway and expected to be completed August 10th for Sandpiper Road and Finch Crescent. The area will remain closed as the work proceeds.

 

More detailed schedule information will be provided as it becomes available. Updates on the progress of the projects are available at www.cityofnb.ca, or by following the City of North Battleford on Facebook or Twitter.

 

The City urges motorists to use caution when travelling through the work zones, and respect the safety of workers. The patience and understanding of the public, residents and businesses in affected areas is appreciated during these important rehabilitation projects.

A business access map for the 1300 block of 101st Street is embedded below or follow the link below.

 

For more information:

 

Jennifer Niesink, Director of Planning and Development
306-445-1718 | jniesink@cityofnb.ca

 

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communication Coordinator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

 

 

 

https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Planning_and_Dev/MAP_1300_Block_Business_Access.pdf



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Central Park Shimmers August 2, 2018

Central Park has been transformed into a public space that is beautiful and welcoming. No longer the place of dead bushes and a non-operating water fountain. Now restored into a vibrant and appealing public space.

LED lights wrapped around trees, add beauty to the Park at night. LED lights are long-lasting and require low power. The lights are automatically turned on at dusk and off at dawn. These are in addition to the new benches, pathways and giant compass, installed last year.

Beautification projects like tree lights in Central Park bring environmental, social and economic benefits. This project is part of the Planning and Development 2018 Capital Budget and part of the overall Downtown Revitalization Action Plan. This project was awarded to and completed by L7 Electric.

 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles were used in the development of this project. The lights provide a beautification aspect, and a practical one as well, improved lighting for legitimate users. Illuminating public spaces reduces the risks of accidents and injuries. A brightly lit park deters criminals and allows people to use the park with confidence.

A place where people will want to gather, respect and enjoy together, is a place that builds civic pride. It also helps to reduce crime - a positive achievement for visitors, business and residents. The City of North Battleford is positive that this project will have a lasting positive impact. Central Park is being restored to a tremendous place to hold events, spend leisure time and host recreation events.

 
For more information:

 
Ryan Mackrell, City Planner
306-445-1705 | rmackrell@cityofnb.ca


Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Coordinator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca



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Monthy Summary - July July 31, 2018

City of North Battleford July news summary. Catch up, refresh and share what was new this past month.
 
The 2017 Annual Audited Financial Statements is now online for your review.
 
Downtown Parking - regular, and ongoing, enforcement of all parking regulations across the City
 
Randy Patrick Hired as North Battleford City Manager
 
The City of North Battleford is excited to offer E-Billing
 
City of North Battleford Neighbourhood Profiles Now Available
 
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Feedback - We are always looking for ways to improve how we reach our residents. If you have questions, comments, concerns please let us know, email dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca
 

City of North Battleford Neighbourhood Profiles Now Available July 27, 2018

Neighbourhood Profiles compiled by the City of North Battleford Planning and Development Department are now available. Neighbourhood Profiles provide insight into City and neighbourhood demographics and trends.

Formalized neighbourhoods, adopted this year, makes Neighbourhood Profiles possible. Neighbourhood boundaries were submitted to Statistics Canada who was able to use the geographical reference points to break down North Battleford’s census data.

The City is represented by the following formalized neighbourhoods: Centennial Park, College Heights, Deanscroft, Downtown, Fairview Heights, Killdeer Park, Kinsmen Park, Maher Park, McIntosh Park, Paciwin, Riverview, Sapp Valley and Yellow Sky.

These Profiles will assist the City and agencies with local and social planning. The Profiles can also assist with the search for a new home or residence.

Neighbourhood Profiles incorporate information on the following topics:

  • Homeownership
    • Neighbourhood home ownership percentage
    • Neighbourhood home value percentage
    • Neighbourhood median household income
    • Neighbourhood unemployment percentage
  • Amenities
    • Park space by percentage of neighbourhood
    • Number of Schools in the neighbourhood
  • Population by age segment
  • Level of education by percentage in a neighbourhood
  • The primary mode of commuting
  • Dwelling type and a total of dwellings

The Neighbourhood Profiles can be downloaded from the City of North Battleford website at https://cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Planning_and_Dev/North_Battleford_-_Neighbourhood_Profiles_FINAL.pdf.

For more information:

Jennifer Niesink, Director of Planning and Development
306-445-17
18 | jniesink@cityofnb.ca

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Coordinator
306-445-17
13 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca



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Subscribe to Paperless Utility Billing July 27, 2018

The City of North Battleford is pleased to announce paperless utility billing. By enrolling in E-Billing customers will no longer receive a paper bill in the mail.

Utility customers can enroll for E-Billing by completing the application at https://www.cityofnb.ca/e_billing_subscribe.html. Once registered customers will be emailed their bill on their normal billing date and payment options will remain the same.

Customers can cancel enrollment to E-Billing at any time and return to paper billing. To unsubscribe to E-Billing complete the application at https://www.cityofnb.ca/e_billing_unsubscribe.html.

Customers are responsible for notifying the City of North Battleford Utility Department of any changes regarding the e-mail account used to enroll in E-Billing.

Customers can automate and equalize their utility payments with the Water Installment Payment Plan Service (W.I.P.P.S.). Payments are done by direct withdraw and occur on the 20th day of each month or the next business day. Customers can join W.I.P.P.S. by applying in person at City Hall or completing the application online https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/WIPPS_Application.pdf and bringing it to City Hall.

The City of North Battleford is excited to offer E-Billing. It is a fast and efficient means to get billing information to utility customers. It also allows the City and customer to reduce paper usage, protecting the environment.

 

For more information:

Margarita Pena, Acting Director of Finance / Finance Manager
306-445-17
16 | mpena@cityofnb.ca

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Coordinator
306-445-17
13 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

 



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