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PUBLIC NOTICE: MOUNTAIN STREET AND PARKHILL DRIVE REPAIRS

The City of Morden will be reconstructing concrete swales and sidewalk ramps, as well as installing a new storm sewer on the west and east sides of the Mountain Street / Parkhill Drive intersection. The project will improve the drainage and safety of the intersection.

The City’s noise by-law limits construction work hours to between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays; we do not expect to be working outside of these hours.

Please stay a safe distance from the working area, and be vigilant for moving vehicles and equipment. To report any unsafe activity at the site, please contact the Project Manager.

The construction schedule will be starting August 6, 2019, and tentatively completed by the end of August 20, 2019.

Access through Parkhill Drive East will be closed to complete the work in a safe and timely manner. Please use Gilmour Street access until all the barricades are removed. One lane will be open at all times to access Parkhill Drive West. Please watch for construction crews and moving equipment when going through the intersection.

Contractor Project Manager
Schulz Concrete
Ed Schulz
204-823-0892
Tatiana Sinchenko
Engineering Assistant
204-822-4434

Public Notice: Grant St Storm Sewer Installation And Road Repair

The City of Morden will be installing storm sewer and repair the road at the railway tracks on Grant St. This project will improve traffic safety and resolve drainage issues that currently exist in the area.

The City’s noise by-law limits construction work hours to between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays; we do not expect to be working outside of these hours.

Please stay a safe distance from the working area, and be vigilant for moving vehicles and equipment. To report any unsafe activity at the site, please contact the Project Manager.


Schedule of construction beginning July 23, 2019,
and tentatively finished by the end of August 15, 2019.

Grant St will be closed at the railway tracks for the duration of the work.

Concrete works Contractor Storm Sewer Works Contractor Project Manager  
Schulz Concrete
Ed Schulz
204-823-0892
Horizon Earthworks
Allan Jones
204-384-1103
Tatiana Sinchenko
Engineering Assistant
204-822-4434
 

Public Notice: South Railway St Storm Sewer Installation

The City of Morden will be installing a storm sewer and filling the ditch on the south side of S Railway St from Mountain St to 9th St. This project will improve traffic safety and resolve currently existing maintenance issues related to the ditch profile.

The City’s noise by-law limits construction work hours to between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays; we do not expect to be working outside of these hours.

Please stay a safe distance from the working area, and be vigilant for moving vehicles and equipment. To report any unsafe activity at the site, please contact the Project Manager.


Schedule of construction beginning July 10, 2019
, and tentatively finished by the end of July 30, 2019.

One lane closure is expected for this section of S Railway St but the full closure is possible to ensure traffic and pedestrian safety. Access for local traffic will be maintained at all times.

Contractor Project Manager  
Bernie’s Backhoe Service
Bernie Giesbrecht
204-822-4825
Tatiana Sinchenko
Engineering Assistant
204-822-4434
 

Public Notice: 7th Street Repairs

The City of Morden will be installing storm sewer at N Railway backlane/7th St intersection and across N Railway St and reconstructing sidewalks and curbing on the east side of 7th St from back lane to N Railway St. The project will improve drainage in this challenging area, as well as accessibility and safety for all active transportation users.

The City’s noise by-law limits construction work hours to between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays; we do not expect to be working outside of these hours.

Please stay a safe distance from the working area, and be vigilant for moving vehicles and equipment. To report any unsafe activity at the site, please contact the Project Manager.

Schedule of construction beginning July 4, 2019, and tentatively finished by the end of August 20, 2019.

7th St from N railway back lane to N Railway St and N Railway St from 7th St to 6th St will be closed on and off during construction period when construction crews are on site. Parking will be restricted in the area. Please watch for the signs and barricades. Pedestrian access to Legion will be maintained at all times.

Concrete works Contractor Storm Sewer Works Contractor Project Manager  
Schulz Concrete
Ed Schulz
204-823-0892
Horizon Earthworks
Allan Jones
204-384-1103
Tatiana Sinchenko
Engineering Assistant
204-822-4434
 

Water Safety Day Planned for July 6

A Water Safety Day is planned for Saturday July 6, 10-12pm at Lake Minnewasta. The event will feature a Water Safety Info Table with the Manitoba Lifesaving Society, Buckles (lifejacket mascot from Red Cross), Lifejacket Lending Station and Regional Connections Info Table. Two presentations are also scheduled with Manitoba Lifesaving Society throughout the morning.

10:00AM – Everything you Wanted to Know about Lifejackets (But Were Afraid to Ask)!

10:30AM – Keeping Children Safe In, On and Around Water!

11:00AM – Everything you Wanted to Know about Lifejackets (But Were Afraid to Ask)!

11:30AM – Keeping Children Safe In, On and Around Water!

Part of the day will be making sure the public is informed about changes at the beach this year. There are no beach safety officers on duty, but there is a lifejacket lending program operating from 11-4pm daily (subject to weather conditions).

The City of Morden and Lake Minnewasta staff would like to encourage swimming lessons, wearing lifejackets and parental supervision as the most important factors to prevent drowning. Part of the reason for the change has been difficulty with staffing, but another reason is to avoid giving parents and caregivers a false sense of security. Whether staff are scheduled or not, swimming at Lake Minnewasta has always been at your own risk, and it has always been the responsibility of caregivers to keep children within arm’s reach.

“We hope to see lots of people at our Water Safety Day. We’re glad to have the support of Manitoba Lifesaving Society and Canadian Red Cross” said Stephanie Dueck, Rec Programmer for the City of Morden.


DUTCH ELM DISEASE AND WHAT MORDEN IS DOING TO HELP

Morden’s larger American Elm trees, like those along Thornhill St, are estimated to be between 90 and 110 years old. These trees have the potential to live for roughly 100 more years as these towering gems are only nearing or at mid-life. The average elm provides over $200/year in annual benefits and have an appraised value of $15-$20K per tree. You could say that these trees are part of what makes Morden, well, Morden! To explore more information about trees in Morden please visit mordenmb.com/trees to view the full Urban Forestry Plan.

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