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Halloween in North Battleford September 24, 2020

Since COVID-19 entered Saskatchewan, the City of North Battleford has been committed to following the expert public health measures and advice from the Provincial Government.

The City of North Battleford will not be legislating restrictions on Halloween. The City will follow all public health advice and restrictions set by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 for the most current and accurate information and resources related to COVID-19.

For more information:

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

Property Tax Deadline September 24, 2020

September 30th, 2020, is the due date to pay property taxes without penalty. The City will apply a penalty of 1.8% to any outstanding 2020 tax amounts commencing the first day of October and on the first day of each month thereafter to the end of the current year for each month the taxes remain unpaid and shall be added to the tax roll.

How to Pay Your Property Taxes

  • Online – with a credit card or a debit Visa at www.cityofnb.ca/paynow

  • Pay at your financial institution – in person, by telephone or online banking

  • Mail your payment to City Hall – City of North Battleford, PO Box 460, S9A 2Y6

  • Secure drop box located at the northeast door, closest to the 13th Avenue and 101st Street intersection

  • In-person at City Hall – 1291-101st Street, during business hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tax Installment Payment Plan Service (T.I.P.P.S.): Start using T.I.P.P.S. to make property tax payments easy and stress-free. Instead of making a large single payment by the tax due date, you can spread your payments out over the whole calendar year. Just ensure your tax account is current and you can start today. Payments are done by direct withdrawal and occur on the 10th day of each month or the next business day thereafter.

Resources:

T.I.P.P.S application: https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/TIPPS_Application.pdf

For more information:

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

City Confident about Financial Reporting Award Submission September 24, 2020

The City of North Battleford has submitted the City’s 2019 Annual Report to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). It was submitted for consideration for the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting. Last year 83 municipalities won this award and, the City is confident that the submission of the 2019 Annual Report will be successful.

The City of North Battleford 2019 Annual Report is available for viewing at https://www.cityofnb.ca/city_government/administration/publications_maps_and_reports.html

The City is proud to provide residents with a comprehensive, transparent and easy to understand financial document.

About the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Program

GFOA established the Canadian Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAnFR Program) in 1986 to encourage and assist Canadian local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles, as set by the Public Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.1

For more information:

Ryan Bater, City of North Battleford Mayor
306-
445-1725 | rbater@cityofnb.ca

 

Draft Joint Parks & Recreation Master Plan September 23, 2020

The City of North Battleford and the Town of Battleford partnered to develop a Joint Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The Master Plan assesses the current state of the spaces, facilities, programs and activities then made recommendations regarding the provision of parks and recreation services for residents and visitors over the next 10 years.

A draft of the Master Plan has been provided to give an overview of the key elements.  After reviewing the information please share your feedback by clicking on the accompanying link.
 
 
All feedback gathered will be reviewed and the Master Plan will be adjusted as necessary and finalized by the end of October.  Feedback will be collected between September 22nd and October 5th.

http://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50084557/Battlefords-MasterPlan-Review


If you have any questions regarding this survey or the Parks and Recreation Master Plan itself please contact Jordan Schechtel at jordan@battleford.ca or Cheryl DeNeire at cdeneire@cityofnb.ca

Planning Committee Meeting September 21, 2020

Full Agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/CommitteeAgendas/PC32-2020.pdf
This meeting is being held via a Zoom webinar. Starting at 5:15 pm.
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81214572647?pwd=MG5JL1N3bWc4NjFUNnJ5bHZHZW9Ldz09

Webinar ID: 882 5083 3724
Password: 223682
Or you can phone in and listen in to the meeting: 1-647-558-0588 or 1-778-907-2071 or 1-204-272-7920 or 1-438-809-7799 or 1-587-328-1099 or 1-647-374-4685 or 855-703-8985 (Toll-Free)
iPhone one-tap: +16475580588,,88250833724#,,,,,,0#,,223682#  or +17789072071,,88250833724#,,,,,,0#,,223682#
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kpyfBGz7l

Civic Centre Arena Naming Rights Proposal September 15, 2020

The City of North Battleford is excited to announce that it has received a naming rights proposal from Access Communications for the Civic Centre Arena.

It is a compelling proposal, and Administration will bring the proposal forward to the next Council meeting,” stated City Manager Randy Patrick. The next Council meeting is Monday, September 28th.

Details of the proposal will be provided after it is presented to Council.

About Access Communications Co-operative

Access Communications Co-operative is a not-for-profit service co-operative that is 100% Saskatchewan-owned. Access Communications began serving customers in 1978 and now serves over 235 communities and 160,00 sq km of rural areas in Saskatchewan. To learn more about the co-operative, visit www.myaccess.ca.

For more information:

City of North Battleford
Randy Patrick
, City Manager
306-
445-1725 | rpatrick@cityofnb.ca

Access Communications
Fran Moran, Communications Manager
306-565-5369 | fran.moran@myaccess.coop

Council Agenda for Sept. 14 September 14, 2020

This meeting is being held via a Zoom webinar. Starting at 6:15 pm
Full Agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C81-2020.pdf

Here is the link to join the webinar
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83831988993?pwd=M3VQbGNLdnNvRmVOWkpXZGlRWUpNdz09
Webinar ID: 838 3198 8993
Password: 579755

Or you can phone in and listen to the meeting by phone Dial: 1-647-374-4685 or 1-647-558-0588 or 1-778-907-2071 or 1-204-272-7920 or 1-438-809 -7799 or 1-587-328-1099 or 855-703-8985 (Toll-Free)
Or iPhone one-tap: +16473744685,,83831988993#,,,,,,0#,,579755#  or +16475580588,,83831988993#,,,,,,0#,,579755#
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbaaV1BcKJ

City Makes Surplus Goods Available For Auction September 10, 2020

City of North Battleford surplus and unused goods will be available at online auctions. An online auction allows for an open, fair and public manner of disposing of surplus goods and allows residents to obtain products at great prices.

The City has joined GovDeals.ca to auction off the surplus goods. The site specializes in auctioning government goods. Residents can look up City of North Battleford surplus goods at www.govdeals.com/northbattlefordsk or navigating to “Government Surplus Auctions” under the Resident Services section of www.cityofnb.ca.

Individuals who intend to make a bid must be a registered user of the site. Accounts can be created at this link www.govdeals.com/register/ and filling out the required fields. Please note that all auction end times are in Eastern Standard Time.

For more information:

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

Household Hazardous Waste Day on September 19th September 3, 2020

On Saturday, September 19th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, residents of North Battleford are once again encouraged to take advantage of the Household Hazardous Waste Day. The drop-off location will be the Public Works Shop at 11112 – 6th Avenue. The program is open to residents of North Battleford only, and no commercial loads will be accepted. Please label items if you know what the materials are.

Improper disposal of household hazardous waste can cause serious threats to human health and negatively impact the environment. Improper disposal of household hazardous waste includes pouring waste down the drain, pouring on the ground, into sewers or placing it in the trash.

COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of participants and employees is paramount. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 at this event strict guidelines by residents must be followed. Residents participating in the event must remain in their vehicles for the duration of the drop-off. To reduce the possible spread and exposure to COVID-19, residents are encouraged to attend this event without passengers. Do not attend this event if you are sick.

  • Load materials into the car trunk or truck bed of your vehicle

  • Approach the Shop at 11112 6th Avenue

  • A greeter will control access into the yard, answer any questions and screen products for drop-off

  • When directed, drive your vehicle into the building to the drop-off location

  • Turn off your vehicle, do not exit your vehicle

  • Staff will remove the household hazardous materials from your vehicle

  • If required staff will inquire about unlabeled materials, for proper disposal

  • When completed continue forward to exit the building and follow the signs

  • Exit the grounds onto 6th Avenue


The following materials are acceptable to be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Day:

  • Adhesives – contact cement, caulking, sealers, carpet and linoleum adhesives and glue

  • Aerosols – hair spray, insect repellent, lubricant spray, furniture cleaners

  • Automotive – carburetor cleaners, oil fuel

  • Cleaners – oven cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, spot remover, disinfectants, car wax

  • Fuels – gasoline, diesel, kerosene, lamp oil, oil/gas mixture

  • Mercury – mercury, thermometers

  • Oxidizers – chlorine, bleach, pool chemicals, fertilizers, hydrogen peroxide, septic tank chemicals

  • Poisons – lawn herbicides, garden chemicals, rat poison, gopher killer, insecticides

  • Solvents – paint thinner, acetone, alcohol, benzene, xylene, naphtha

Precautions

Please bring hazardous materials in their original containers with labels intact and do not mix products. If you do not have the original container label the materials. If you do not know the specific product name label with the product category from the list above. Ensure that you secure the product so that it does not leak or tip.

Resources

Recycle Coach

www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/waste_recycling/waste_pickup.html or install the app from the Google Play Store or the App Store for iOS. Find your waste pickup day, find out what materials go where and have reminders sent to you.

Accepted Material

www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Accepted_Materials_2018.pdf for the full list of accepted materials for the Household Hazardous Waste Day and the alternative locations for non-accepted materials.

For more information:

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

Map of how to enter and exit the HHWD event

Waived Fees to WMF Ending September 8th September 2, 2020

The City of North Battleford will be discontinuing the free entrance and the waiving of tipping fees at the Waste Management Facility, offered to those individuals who suffered damage from the heavy rains on July 7th & 8th. The last day residents can deliver flood-damaged goods without charge will be September 8th, 2020.

Regular hours of operation at the Waste Management Facility have resumed September 1st, 2020. The regular hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. No vehicles will be permitted entrance after 5:45 pm. In a continued effort to protect staff and the public from the possible spread of COVID-19, cash payments will not be accepted at the Waste Management Facility until further notice.

Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP)
The Provincial Government approved the City of North Battleford as eligible for PDAP.
Forms are available on www.cityofnb.ca and at City Hall. Please only visit City Hall if it is necessary, wear a mask if possible and follow physical distancing measures. If you are sick do not visit City Hall.

For more information:

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

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