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Reminder - Holding Offenders to Account April 17, 2019

Waiting out tickets and fines to have them written off is no longer an option. Individuals who have incurred fines and penalties in violation of City bylaws will be held accountable. Anyone with outstanding fines older than 30-days could be affected.

Individuals with outstanding fines may have their vehicle seized and sold, to recover fines and costs, as authorized by The Cities Act. All fines owed to the City including the costs associated with the towing, seizing and impounding of the vehicle must be paid before the vehicle is released.

The Community Safety Officers enforcement of on-street parking allows City crews to provide services and maintenance in a timely and effective manner. Effective and proper maintenance of streets and assets adjacent to the street saves the City money. Savings come from reducing the number of major repairs and replacements, extending the life of both the street and assets.

Holding offenders accountable ensures they will responsibly follow the same bylaws as everyone else. This makes it fair to those who respect on-street parking restrictions, handicapped parking locations, and other parking restrictions and regulations.

Resources:

The Cities Act

(2) A city may recover any fine that remains unpaid, with costs, by seizing and selling any vehicle owned by the person against whom the fine is imposed, wherever the vehicle is found in Saskatchewan.
www.publications.gov.sk.ca/freelaw/documents/english/Statutes/Statutes/c11-1.pdf

Pay fines online
www.cityofnb.ca/city_government/administration/pay_your_bills_and_fines.html

For more information:

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

Alyssa Nash, CSO Receptionist
306-445-1775 | anash@cityofnb.ca

Council Agenda for Apr. 8 April 8, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C53-2019Full.pdf

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

Fairview Heights Lots Sale April 4, 2019

The City of North Battleford hereby invites interested individuals and/or companies to bid on the
purchase and development of the following properties:


1. 2421 Buhler Avenue
Lot 2 Block 54 Plan 102162710 Ext. 0
6-unit condo lot
R2-Low Density Residential District
30,635 Square Feet


2. 2422 Buhler Avenue
Lot 2 Block 55 Plan 102162710 Ext. 0
5-unit condo lot
R2-Low Density Residential District
29,673 Square Feet


3. 2424 Buhler Avenue
Lot 4 Block 56 Plan 102188774 Ext. 0
Multi Storey condo/apartment lot
R4 – High Density Residential District
62,300 Square Feet


These properties are being sold individually by bid. The properties were serviced in 2015 by the City of North Battleford and are being sold as is. The City withholds the right to refuse any and all offers. To the best of the City’s knowledge, there are no past uses which may cause environmental concern.

Sealed bids must be submitted to the City of North Battleford by hand or by regular mail at 1291-101st Street, P.O. Box 460, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6.All bids must be filled out on provided bid forms which are available at City Hall. Bids must be received prior to 2:00:00 PM Local Time on April 30th, 2019.


Bid forms are available at City Hall or online at www.cityofnb.ca.

For more information please contact:
City Hall
1291-101st Street
North Battleford, SK
(306) 445-1700



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Public Notice Rezoning April 4, 2019

Public Notice Rezoning

Rezone from Community Service District to Low Density Residential District, legally described as Lots 15-20, Block 21, Plan C24.

https://www.cityofnb.ca/pdfs/public_notices/public_notice_36_PN-1800B103ST.pdf



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Street Cleaning April 3, 2019

The City of North Battleford’s two street sweepers are out clearing gravel, dirt and debris left over from the winter. Street sweeping has begun this week with the first round of street cleaning estimated to be complete within a couple of months.

When cleaning a street, the sweeper operator starts in the centre and works out towards the curb. If the sweeper is in the middle of the street, drivers are asked to slow down and move to the side or take another route. Drivers and pedestrians should use caution when approaching a street sweeper as they are slow-moving and may cause dust and debris to fly around in the vicinity.

Street sweeping follows the same priority map as snow clearing: the main thoroughfares and downtown streets are completed first, followed by residential areas. Once the first round of street cleaning is complete, the sweeper falls back onto a regular schedule. Following the on-street parking restriction schedule allows for optimal street sweeping as the sweeper is able to clean from curb to curb.

The sweeper mists the street while rotating brooms sweep debris and dust up into the hopper. When the hopper is full, the contents are transferred to a dump truck and transported to the Waste Management Facility.

Parking Restrictions

Community Safety Officers will enforce on-street parking restrictions. To avoid being ticketed, remove vehicles from the street during the streets scheduled restriction date and time. On-street parking restrictions are not solely for street cleaning. Street parking restrictions allow multiple City of North Battleford crews to perform numerous works and inspections that would be seriously impeded or delayed if vehicles are not removed, causing delays in services provided to residents. The parking restrictions remove the need to notify each resident individually of a date and time to have their vehicles off the street.

Scheduled inspection and maintenance on streets include but are not limited to:

  • Winter maintenance – snow removal, plowing or sanding

  • Tree maintenance – pruning or removal

  • Street sweeping

  • Street care – pothole and crack filling

  • Line painting

  • Sidewalk repair

  • Catch basins – inspection and repairs

Failure to remove your vehicle during the street parking restriction date and time will result in a $20 fine. Late payment (after 14 days of issue) will result in a late payment penalty doubling the fine to $40.

Resources
Snow clearing priority map
www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/CNB_Snow_Street_Plowing_Map_11_X_17.pdf

Parking restrictions map
https://cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/CNB_Parking_Restrictions_Map_Schedule_I_February_2017_24X30.pdf

Parking fines can be paid online, paying early saves you money by avoiding penalty
www.cityofnb.ca/city_government/administration/pay_your_bills_and_fines.html

For more information:

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



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New Waste Reminder App March 27, 2019

The City of North Battleford is migrating to a new waste and recycling reminder app, Recycle Coach. The City of North Battleford Recollect app will stop working on April 7th, 2019.

Moving to Recycle Coach saves the City approximately $4,000 annually while providing more features to residents.

Residents still can look up their pick-up dates from the City’s website any time at www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/waste_recycling/waste_pickup.html. Residents can download Recycle Coach from the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store for free. With Recycle Coach, residents can:

  • Stay organized with custom curbside collection and events calendars

  • Receive collection reminders and real-time updates on service disruptions

  • Become recycling experts with a comprehensive "What Goes Where?" search tool, including local disposal information and collection requirements for common and uncommon items

  • Use the problem-reporting tool, equipped with geolocation, to notify municipal customer services about issues like missed collections

Get Vocal

Ask your Google Home or Amazon Alexa device for information about recycling and receive specific instructions on what goes where. Readily knowing what goes where reduces recyclables in the landfill and reduces contamination in the recycling stream, improving the efficiency of both.

Apps

Install Recycle Coach onto your device, and search North Battleford to add your location. Add the Recycle Coach skill from your smart device’s settings to access the “What Goes Where” tool, additional voice skills will be added in the future.

For more information:

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

 

Tammy MacCormack, Assistant Director, Utility Services

306-445-1738 | tmaccormack@cityofnb.ca



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Parking Restrictions in North Battleford March 27, 2019

Street parking restrictions allow multiple City of North Battleford crews to perform numerous works and inspections that would be seriously impeded or delayed if vehicles are not removed, causing delays in services provided to residents. The parking restrictions remove the need to notify each resident individually of a date and time to have their vehicles off the street.

The City of North Battleford is reminding all drivers to obey all traffic signs and street parking restrictions, including residents and visitors with recreational vehicles. Offenders will be ticketed by Community Safety Officers.

Failure to remove your vehicle during the street parking restriction date and time will result in a $20 fine. Late payment (after 14 days of issue) will result in a late payment penalty doubling the fine to $40.

Scheduled inspection and maintenance on streets include but are not limited to:

  • Winter maintenance – snow removal, plowing or sanding

  • Tree maintenance – pruning or removal

  • Street sweeping

  • Street care – pothole and crack filling

  • Line painting

  • Sidewalk repair

  • Catch basins – inspection and repairs

Recreational vehicles must not obstruct, interfere with or interrupt the free passage of traffic on any public highway. Vehicles cannot be parked on any sidewalk or curb crossing. Also, no person shall park or leave parked at any time, a trailer, or recreational vehicle detached from the vehicle used for moving that trailer or recreational vehicle.

Recreational vehicles include but are not limited to; campers, tent trailers, fifth wheel trailers, vehicles pulled on trailers – boats, jet skis, all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles.

Resources

Dates and times of on-street parking restrictions can be found on the City of North Battleford website https://cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Schedule_I_Traffic_bylaw.pdf

Parking fines can be paid online, paying early saves you money by avoiding penalty www.cityofnb.ca/city_government/administration/pay_your_bills_and_fines.html

For more information:

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



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New Building Canada Fund March 26, 2019

The City of North Battleford is excited to announce it has received funding for sanitary sewer trunk upgrades through the New Building Canada Fund. The Federal and Provincial governments will each be contributing $4,533,333.00 to the approximately 14-million dollar project.

This funding agreement with both the Federal and Provincial government allows our City to improve and expand our infrastructure ensuring the protection of our waterways and the sustainable growth of our City.” announced Mayor Ryan Bater, adding “Without this funding agreement the City would not be able to complete this project on its own”.

With the climate bringing more extreme weather, this sanitary sewer trunk upgrade will help alleviate flooding issues in many areas of the City. The upgrade will increase capacity to handle water surges from intense storms and large runoffs. Future growth of the City will benefit from this increased capacity.

The City would like this opportunity to thank the Federal and Provincial governments for this funding to improve our City’s infrastructure and the City’s ability to help protect residents from potential flooding.

For more information:

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



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2019 No Frills Block Parties March 26, 2019

2019 No Frills Block Parties

 

Frazer’s No Frills is the official sponsor of
block parties in the City of North Battleford for 2019. This partnership with the City of North Battleford will provide block party organizers with a 200-dollar No Frills food voucher. City Council has waived the application fee for block parties this year as well.

Block parties are a fun way to introduce your neighbourhood to each other. Neighbours that know each other look out for each other, they feel a sense of community and belonging.

Changing strangers to neighbours increases your safety and security and provides you with opportunities to save time and money. When you know your neighbours, it is easier to spot unusual activity and more likely your neighbours will tell you about something unusual around your home. It is an opportunity to share skills or resources, they might be able to assist you with new technologies and they could assist you with harvesting your vegetable garden. The opportunities are endless.

There are many locations to host your block party, these different locations provide for different party activities.

  • Your Street/Block – A street closure and barricades are required. This is great for getting the whole block together.

  • Your Lawn/Backyard – Some blocks are smaller and a lawn/backyard can be the perfect place to host.

  • Your AlleyBecause the people behind you are your neighbours as well.

  • A City ParkFree to use, spacious and has playgrounds, great for young families. However, please call 306-445-1755 so extra trash bins are available. Bring a BBQ, no portable fire pits permitted.

  • Don Ross Community CentreWeatherproof, great for parties of any sizes and features a kitchen. Booking a facility can be done in person at the Don Ross Centre, by phone at 306-445-1755 or 306-445-1790.

  • Credit Union CUplexBooking a facility can be done in person at the Don Ross Centre, by phone at 306-445-1755 or 306-445-1790, block parties at the CUplex are ineligible for the 200-dollar food voucher.

    • Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic CentreNo matter the weather, the Aquatic Centre is a fun place for a block party, comes with food options.

    • NationsWEST Field HouseWeatherproof and with many sports available to play, food options available and the bouncy houses can be rented.

There are many activities that can make your block party fun, unique and memorable.

  • Live music have a local band show off their talents.

  • Paint a street mural – they are great in calming traffic, encouraging drivers to slow down.

  • Plant gardens – an alley party could have everyone plant something in their alley and get together again after harvest for a potluck.

  • Games from bean bag toss to trivia, games are fun for everyone.

  • Art alley – beautify your back alley with a neighbourhood art alley project.

  • Invite the Fire Department – when has your fire extinguisher last been checked? Or organize home fire safety checks.

  • CUplex funbubble soccer, swimming, turf time, sports and bouncy houses (additional cost for some items).

  • Cleaning party – beautify your neighbourhood with everyone lending a hand.

Food is a great way to bring people together, it could be a fun way to get to know someone culturally as well. There are many options for feeding a block party.

  • Barbecue

    • The host provides the BBQ and guests bring their own meat.

    • Organizers purchase all that is needed and neighbours provide some money.

    • Grill stations, certain foods cooked on specific grills.

  • Picnic – everyone brings their own meal.

  • Potluck – everyone brings one dish to share with everyone. This is a great way to share your cultural foods with the neighbourhood.

  • Catered – everyone pitches in on the cost and the meal is purchased.

  • Cook-off – organizers pick a theme for the friendly competition and everyone cooks their favourite dish.

  • Backyard Campfire – have neighbours over to roast some hot dogs and marshmallows, if you have a safe fire pit.

Hosting and attending a block party is a great way to make your neighbourhood a safer and friendlier space. Once you know everyone you could add yourselves to a social media group, set up a group email/chat and everyone can easily keep informed about the neighbourhood. You could find your new fishing partner, round out the curling team, form a bulk buying group or find the best and closest babysitter.

Visit www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/blockparties.html for a block party planning guide, the block party application and printable resources to help you to reach your neighbours.

For more information:

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

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



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Council Agenda for Mar. 25 March 25, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C52-2019.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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