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Some food truck policies more appetizing

Shirley Metcalf and her husband stopped by to enjoy some ice cream from Louis Schoenherr recently. Warman allows food trucks to set up in designated commercial areas, including the Warman Fire Hall parking lot.

There’s a growing appetite to have food trucks in urban areas to supplement local eating options. With that, communities have worked to set out their food truck guidelines.

Warman’s new policy makes one food truck vendor pretty happy. Louis Schoenherr runs an ice cream truck, which is gearing up for the season.

Schoenherr likes the old tradition of ice cream trucks driving through communities to provide cold treats on hot days. “We started up and we’re trying to do the same tradition as they did years ago,” he says. “But the cities are stopping us, except for Warman.”

Warman has defined three categories of mobile food vendors. Continue reading “Some food truck policies more appetizing”

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Warman to apply dust-free surface to Range Road 3051

The City of Warman will be applying a layer of SB-90 Road Dust Suppressant to a portion of Range Road 3051 along the city’s western edge.
Warman City Council voted at its May 23 meeting to allocate $30,000 to the project, slated to be done in the next few weeks.
The application of the dust suppressant is aimed at alleviating the problem of dust from heavy trucks drifting into adjacent residential areas.
Warman city administration presented a report to council from consulting engineering firm AECOM outlining five options. The application of SB-90 dust suppressant was the least-expensive option, and the treatment is expected to last between three and five years.
The oil-based treatment has been used in Hague, Hepburn and Blumenthal.
In his report to council, Warman City Manager Bob Smith said approximately 1.3 kilometers of the roadway will be treated.
The northern section of the road, which connects with Highway 305, will be left untreated since there is no urban development in that area at this time.

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SUMA officials meeting in Saskatoon

More than 100 representatives from Saskatchewan towns and villages are meeting in Saskatoon today for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) annual stand-alone sector meeting.

“This is a great chance for our members to discuss common concerns and solutions,” said Vice-President of Towns Rodger Hayward. “It’s the third year we’ve held a meeting like this outside our annual convention, because the response has continued to be so positive. Hometowns are where innovation happens — necessity is the mother of innovation after all — and SUMA is happy to facilitate these important discussions.” Continue reading “SUMA officials meeting in Saskatoon”

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