City of Sault Ste Marie News Bulletinshttp://www.cityssm.on.ca/Latest Newsen-USPhysician Recruitment <p align="justify">We’ve got a prescription for the lifestyle you desire. The Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee would like to welcome you to a community where life is at a relaxed pace, you have immediate access to outdoor activities and attractions and where you can enjoy life to the fullest at a cost of living that is well within your means. <br /><br />It's all right here.....in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario!<br /><br />Visit <a href="http://www.saultmed.com/">www.saultmed.com</a> for more information.<br /></p>Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Begins April 22 <p align="justify">The City’s Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Program begins April 22 for city collection areas and April 28 for contract areas. <br /><br />Leaf and yard waste should include grass, plant clippings, leaves and small branches no larger than 1/2 inch in diameter. <br /><br />Unacceptable items are household garbage, plastic containers, gravel, stone, brick, rope, wire, metal, carpet, landscape cloth, etc. Damage to compost equipment is caused when these items are placed in the leaf and yard waste bags. <br /><br />Bags found to have none acceptable items will be termed to be waste and left behind. Leaf and yard waste bags must not exceed 20 kg. <br /><br />Material produced from the compost program is used by City departments such as Public Works, Parks, and Cemeteries to help reduce the cost of purchasing top soil for municipal projects. <br /><br />The Leaf and Yard Waste Program will end November 21 for city collection areas and November 28 for contract areas. <br /><br />For additional information, view <a title="Leaf and Yard Waste" href="http://www.cityssm.on.ca/Article_Page.aspx?ID=412&amp;deptid=1" target="_blank">Leaf and Yard Waste </a>or call 705-759-5201. <br /><br /></p>Notice of Pay and Display Machines on Queen StreetSault Ste. Marie’s Parking Enforcement office has installed four new solar-powered Pay and Display machines along Queen Street between East and March Street; three on the north side and one on the south. The Pay and Display machines are expected to be operational starting Monday, September 15, 2014. <br /><br />The Pay and Display machines accept all Canadian and American coins, as well as MasterCard and Visa. The minimum payment for coins is 5 cents for three minutes, and the maximum is $2 for two hours. The minimum payment for use of a credit card is $1 for one hour, and the maximum is $2 for two hours. <br /><br />Once payment has been inserted into the Pay and Display machine, a tag will be issued with an expiry time. The tag must be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle with the expiration time clearly visible.<br /><br />If the time has not expired, the tag can be used at other municipal parking meters or Pay and Display machines. The tags cannot be used on private property or permit-only lots such as Bell Avenue or the International Lot. <br /><br />For more information, contact the Parking Enforcement office at 705-759-5320. <br /><br />Nominations Accepted Until Oct. 31 for Municipal Heritage Award <p align="justify">Nominations for the 2014 Municipal Heritage Committee Heritage Award are now being accepted by the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee. This award recognizes individuals, groups or community organizations for outstanding contributions to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the City’s heritage resources as defined in the City’s Cultural Policy. <br /><br />Awards may be given for the following contributions: <br />• A heritage property that has been maintained or that is an enhancement to a neighbourhood or the community;<br /><br />• An addition to a historic property or new construction (infill) that is sensitive to the historic context of the property of a neighbourhood or the community;<br /><br />• Restoration or adaptive reuse projects;<br /><br />• Other contributions to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of heritage resources. <br /><br />The heritage activity must directly relate to the community of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. <br /><br />An individual, group or community organization may make one nomination each year.<br /><br />View <a title="Heritage Award Policy and Nomination Form" href="/contentadmin/UserFiles/File/CityDepartments/CSD/Awards/Heritage%20Award%20Nomination%20Form%202012.pdf" target="_blank">Cultural Policy and Nomination Form</a> <br /><br />Forms can also be picked up from the Recreation and Culture Division, Level 2, Civic Centre. <br /><br />Completed nomination forms should be submitted to:<br />The Municipal Heritage Committee, c/o Joe Cain, Manager of Recreation and Culture, Level 2, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6. <br /><br />Deadline for nominations is <strong>4:30 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2014. </strong><br /></p>November 5 Open House - Building Permit FeesAn Open House is scheduled to review the proposed increase to the City of Sault Ste. Marie building permit fees. <br /><br />In order to keep the fee structure in line with actual service costs, a 1% fee increase is proposed and would become effective January 1, 2015. <br /><br />The Open House will take place on: <br /><br /><strong>Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 2 to 3 p.m. <br /></strong>Plummer Room, Level 3, Civic Centre – 99 Foster Drive <br /><br />For those individuals who wish to make representations with respect to a new fee schedule prior to approval by City Council, the following information will be available: <br /><br />1. Annual 2013 fee report showing costs of operations relating to permit issuance and building inspection. <br />2. The proposed new fee structure showing an approximate 1% increase. <br />3. Rationale for the fee increase. <br /><br />For more information, contact the Building Division at 705-759-5410. <br /><br />Don Maki <br />Chief Building Official <br /><br />Holiday Festival on Ice Tour Coming to Essar Centre <p align="justify">The 2014 Holiday Festival on Ice tour is coming to the Essar Centre on <strong>Sunday, December 7. <br /></strong><br />The event will feature Canada’s biggest Olympic stars including 2014 Olympic Silver Medalists Tessa Virtue &amp; Scott Moir and 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist, Patrick Chan. <br /><br />They will be joined by four-time world champion, Kurt Browning; Olympic Medalist, Gabrielle Daleman; and Olympic Medalist and World Champion, Jeffrey Buttle, as well as other world and national champions. Additional performers to be announced closer to the event date. <br /><br />This all-star cast will perform holiday-themed routines as part of their program. A view of the champions from ice surface seating will be available to purchase, allowing you a once in a lifetime up close and personal experience. <br /><br /><strong>Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 4 and are priced from $55 plus applicable fees per ticket. <br /></strong><br />Tickets can be purchased online at <a title="Essar Centre" href="http://www.essarcentre.ca" target="_blank">www.essarcentre.ca</a>; by phone at 866-775-9422 and in-person at the Essar Centre box office. <br /><br />For more information about the Holiday Festival on Ice Tour – call 705-759-5251. <br /></p> Remembrance Day Operations <p align="justify">The following City facilities will be <strong>closed Tuesday, November 11 </strong>due to Remembrance Day: <br />• Cemetery office <br />• Centennial Library and Churchill and Korah Branches <br />• Children’s Centres (Jessie Irving, Maycourt, Best Start – Holy Family site) <br />• Civic Centre <br />• Ermatinger∙Clergue National Historic Site <br />• Essar Centre office and Box office <br />• Seniors’ Centres (Drop-In and Steelton) <br />• Public Works and Transportation. <strong>For 24 hour emergency service requests, call 705-759-5201. <br /></strong>• Social Services (Ontario Works, Social Housing, Community Child Care, &amp; Accessibility office) <br />• Transit office <br /><br /><strong>Community Centres <br /></strong>All facilities are open for scheduled events including: <br />Essar Centre, John Rhodes arenas, McMeeken Centre, and the Northern Community Centre. <br /><br /><strong>John Rhodes Pool <br /></strong>The John Rhodes Community Centre pool is open November 11 for regular <br />programs and swims. <br /><br /><strong>Refuse, Recycling, Leaf &amp; Yard Waste Collection <br /></strong>No collection on Tuesday, November 11. Collection for the remainder of the week will be one day late. Refuse, recyclables, leaf and yard waste must be placed curbside by 7:30 a.m. to ensure pickup.<br /><br />The landfill site is closed November 11 but will be open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 15.<br /><br />The Household Hazardous Waste Depot at 115 Industrial Park Crescent is now closed for the season. <br /><br /><strong>Transit Services</strong> <br />Regular Transit and Parabus service will operate on Tuesday, November 11. There will be free transit service on November 11 from 9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. to accommodate persons attending Remembrance Day services at the Essar Centre. Please note that at 11 a.m. Sault Transit buses will pull over to observe 1 minute of silence.<br /><br />The Transit office will be closed November 11. For transit information call 705-759-5438. <br /></p>Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend <p align="justify">Residents of Sault Ste. Marie are reminded that Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.<br /><br /><strong>Clocks should be turned back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 2</strong>.</p> No Parking on City Streets Between Midnight and 6 a.m. <p align="justify">Motorists are reminded that as of midnight October 31 there is no parking of vehicles on city streets between midnight and 6 am.<br /><br /><strong>Under By-law 77-200 there is no parking on city streets between midnight and 6 a.m. from November 1, 2014 through to midnight April 30, 2015.<br /></strong><br />Persons who disobey this by-law will receive a $15 fine and may have their vehicle towed. If your vehicle is towed you are responsible for the additional cost of the towing and storage fee at the compound.<br /><br />Even when there is no snow the by-law is in effect. Weather predictions may be incorrect and when snow occurs officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service are kept busy tagging and towing cars to assist the crews from the Public Works and Transportation Department with snow removal.<br /><br />The Public Works and Transportation Department thanks motorists for their cooperation. For additional information, call 705-759-5201. </p>Public Sale - Surplus Parking Meter Lower Housings <p align="justify">The City of Sault Ste. Marie is offering for sale twenty-five (25) used Lower Housings for MacKay MKH 3000 Twin Parking Meters. These housings are surplus to our needs.<br /><br />For further information or to obtain a bid document, please contact the Purchasing Division at 705-759-5299 or by email: <a href="mailto:purchasing@cityssm.on.ca">purchasing@cityssm.on.ca</a>.<br /><br /><strong>If interested, you may respond by fax (705-541-7094), email (<a href="mailto:purchasing@cityssm.on.ca">purchasing@cityssm.on.ca</a>), or hand delivery (99 Foster Drive) prior to 4:00 p.m. Friday November 14, 2014. <br /></strong><br />Please address technical questions to Mr. Don Scott, Manager Transit and Parking at 705-759-5848 or by email: <a href="mailto:d.scott@cityssm.on.ca">d.scott@cityssm.on.ca</a>. <br /><br />Tim Gowans <br />Manager of Purchasing <br />705-759-5298 <br /><a href="mailto:t.gowans@cityssm.on.ca">t.gowans@cityssm.on.ca <br /></a></p>