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News from the City of North Battleford

Community Perceptions Survey – Final Report Released July 16, 2019

The “Perceptions of Safety in North Battleford: Household Survey Report” has now been released and is available on the City of North Battleford website https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/NorthBattlefordBaselineSurveyReport_2019.pdf. The report addresses three key objectives:

  • Understand the perceptions and experiences of crime and safety in North Battleford

  • Develop a baseline report for future comparisons of crime prevention and safety programs and initiatives

  • Identify specific areas in the City that may be the focus of the above-mentioned programs and initiatives

In 2018 The City of North Battleford determined that they needed more information about the perceptions and experiences of crime and safety of its residents and asked Dr. Tarah Hodgkinson, an external researcher to conduct a series of surveys to evaluate their efforts over time. In partnership with Northwest College, a substantive 51 question survey was conducted in the Fall, 2018. The survey provided a good representation of the population of North Battleford with over 600 residents completing the survey. Dr. Hodgkinson presented her preliminary findings to City Council on June 24, 2019. The final report is now complete.

The survey provides a baseline intended to identify issues important to participants and also allow for future evaluations of any programs or policies implemented to address crime and safety in the City. Key findings include:

  • Overall, residents feel safe in their neighbourhoods but express some concerns about certain neighbourhoods in the City

  • There are concerns about alcohol and drug use and their relationship to crime more generally

  • More than half of the participants had been victimized with the majority being a victim of theft

  • There is general support for local police and justice system

  • Participants generally knew their neighbours but were less likely to participate in neighbourhood level activities

City officials are currently reviewing the final report and will be developing action items to follow up with local community members and stakeholders.

For more information:

Dr. Tarah Hodgkinson
t.hodgkinson@griffith.edu.au

 

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



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Council Agenda for July 15 July 15, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C59-2019.pdf

Council meetings are open to the public. The meeting starts at 6:15 pm, at Council Chambers in City Hall.

2019 Capital Works Project Update – June 27th June 27, 2019

100th Street 11th to 12th Avenue and 12th Avenue 99th to 100th Street

Underground utility work is planned to begin July 2nd and will proceed for approximately three weeks, with roadway reconstruction work to follow. The 1100 block of 100th Street will be closed to traffic, but pedestrian access to businesses will remain open from the back alley. Roadway reconstruction is expected to be completed by September 13th. Water service disruptions are expected on the 1100 block of 100th Street while the underground pipe work proceeds. Businesses will be notified prior to service disruptions and affected addresses will be on a drinking water advisory. Downtown businesses will remain open with alternate access in place. Visitors to downtown businesses are encouraged to plan their trips ahead and to leave a little extra time to find parking. Motorists using 100th Street and Railway Avenue as a route through the city are encouraged to use Territorial Drive as an alternate route to get around the city and to avoid traffic congestion downtown while the work is underway. Underground work will be performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

 

King Street Station Parking Lot

Parking Lot construction is progressing as planned with completion expected July 12th. Some disruptions to areas immediately adjacent to the parking lot are expected, but no service disruptions or prolonged road closures are expected. The completion date has been delayed as a result of the recent wet weather. Parking Lot construction work will be performed by K&S Asphalt.

 

Airport Runway Rehabilitation

Resurfacing of runway 12-30 is underway and is expected to be complete by July 5th. The airport will be closed while the work proceeds. Runway resurfacing work will be performed by K&S Asphalt.

 

113th Street South of 13th Avenue

Underground Utility work is complete, and road restoration is underway. Road closures will be in effect, and access to affected addresses will be disrupted while the work proceeds. Roadway restoration is expected to be completed by July 5th. Underground work will be performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

 

Foley Drive Rehabilitation

Underground utility work is complete and roadway rehabilitation is planned to begin July 8th and is expected to be complete by July 28th. Underground utility work was performed by city crews, and roadway work will be performed by K&S Asphalt.

 

Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Sewer Lining

Crews are working on preliminary inspections at various locations around the City and will be returning in August to install liners. Affected addresses will be notified prior to the work happening in their area. CIPP Sewer Lining work is being performed by Insituform Technologies.

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.

For more information:

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

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



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Community Safety Officers Promoting Bike Safety June 27, 2019

School is out and children are embarking on summer adventures with their bicycles. City of North Battleford Community Safety Officers are reminding parents and guardians to stress the importance of safety to young cyclists, especially the use of helmets. Children ages 10 to 19 have the highest rate of hospitalization due to cycling-related head injuries and other injuries compared to all other age groups1.

Young cyclist are refining their motor skills and judgment abilities. The Community Safety Officers will be watching for youth cyclists and ensuring they are wearing bike helmets. Helmet use reduces the risk of head injury and brain injury by up to 85%2. Community Safety Officers have a limited amount of bike helmets to give away to kids they identify as in need of a properly fitted and secure helmet.

Community Safety Officers will be acknowledging youth who are practicing safe cycling with positive ticketing. Youth who have been “caught” will be awarded a certificate and a pass to the Credit Union CUplex Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre, provided by the Leisure Services Department.

This program is possible by funding provided by the Community Safety Officers and individual members of the public. Thank you to North Battleford Canadian Tire for providing the helmets at cost.

Adults are encouraged to be positive role models with bike safety by wearing helmets and promoting, encouraging and engaging in bike safety.

Tips

  • Always use a bike helmet

  • Use reflective stripes on clothing and bicycles to make the cyclist more visible to motorist

  • Know and obey traffic rules when cycling on the road

  • Stop for all stop signs

  • Look before turning

  • Learn and use bike hand signals

Resources

Traffic Bylaw 1946 – Bicycle Operations, Part IX
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Bylaws/1946_Traffic.pdf

For more information:

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

 

1Saskatchewan Health, 2007

2Thompson DC, Rivara F, Thompson R, 2009



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Downtown Parking Workshop June 25, 2019

Topics to be Covered:

  • Parking Requirements in downtown North Battleford
  • Demand for leased surface parking
  • The management of parking
  • Occupancy rates/perceptions surrounding parking
  • User – pay parking
  • Parking time limits
  • The City’s role vs. the downtown landowner’s role
  • Public information surrounding parking downtown


RSVP your attendance by Tuesday, July 2nd  to

City of North Battleford
2691 – 101 Street
North Battleford
1-306-445-1798
bkitchen@cityofnb.ca

Council Agenda for June 24 June 24, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C58-2019.pdf

Council meetings are open to the public. The meeting starts at 6:15 pm, at Council Chambers in City Hall.

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