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Call for Expressions of Interest March 17, 2021

The City of North Battleford is a partner with the Province of Saskatchewan regarding the Battlefords Housing Authority. As such, from time to time, the City of North Battleford appoints Directors to the Board of the Battlefords Housing Authority. Initial appointments are for three years, subsequent appointments for two years. This is a volunteer board.

The City is now calling for Expressions of Interest from individuals who may have an interest in
sitting on the Board.

The following individuals are not eligible:

  • A tenant in a Housing Authority managed rental unit,
  • Someone related to a current Board member , the Housing Authority Manager or a Housing Authority employee, and
  • Someone currently employed by the City of North Battleford, the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Interested individuals should submit an Expression of Interest in the form of a Letter outlining education, work and volunteer experience as well as any other information that may be relevant. Deadline for submission is March 31, 2021. Submit by email to Mayor@cityofnb.ca.

City of North Battleford Spring Melt March 17, 2021

One of the first signs of the arrival of spring is potholes. “We are working to ensure that our roads are safe for everyone. Motorists are asked to slow down and all traffic obey barriers to keep our workers safe,” said Director of Operations, Stewart Schafer.

Potholes form with the current thaw and freeze cycle, while many of these potholes are often hidden underwater. Drivers are to be cognizant whenever driving through standing water because those hidden potholes can cause damage to vehicles. Drivers should slow down to avoid splashing pedestrians. It is impolite to splash pedestrians and could cost you a fine of $100.

Potholes occur when moisture enters cracks in the pavement. When the moisture freezes and expands, the ice puts pressure on the cracked area. During the spring melt, this happens numerous times causing the pavement to break and crumble” explains Director Schafer. “Vehicles running over potholes cause further damage to the pavement.”

Potholes can pose a serious driving hazard. Until the City can perform pothole repairs drivers are asked to:

  • Slow down

  • Drive with caution

  • Avoid driving through accumulated water on the streets; if possible

  • Report problem potholes online at www.cityofnb.ca click “Service Request” and fill out the form or report them by calling 306-445-1700

City of North Battleford crews are aware of problem areas, however, in some cases, the melting process must be complete in order to repair certain damages.

Additional information can be found under “Potholes” of the FAQ section of the City website at www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/frequently_asked_questions.html.

 

For more information:

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

Council Agenda for Mar. 8 March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021, Full Agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C08-2021.pdf
This meeting is being held via Zoom, starting at 6:30 pm
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City Shocked by Closing of The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords March 2, 2021

The City of North Battleford is shocked and disappointed by the announcement that The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords is closing on March 31st, 2021. The organization informed the City that they are closing due to significantly reduced funding from senior levels of government.

Mayor David Gillan stated “Discussions have already taken place with regional leadership about this issue.” adding “The City will be working with regional leadership to look for solutions to keep this essential service available in our community.”

The City of North Battleford has been a strong supporter of The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords since it was established in the City. Since 2019 the City has provided annual grant funding of $25,000 to The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords. Additionally, the City donated $2,500 of profits to the organization from the State of the City address last year.

The City of North Battleford will continue to work with regional partners to push for adequate funding from senior levels of government to ensure this vital service is provided in our community.

 

For more information:

David Gillan, City of North Battleford Mayor
306-445-17
25 | mayor@cityofnb.ca

Canadian Award for Financial Reporting February 25, 2021


City of North Battleford Finance Department
City of North Battleford Finance Department

T
he City of North Battleford has been awarded the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), for the City’s 2019 Annual Report. Approximately 84 communities throughout all of Canada receive this award annually. Previous winners of this award include the cities of Toronto, Winnipeg and Saskatoon. This award is a significant achievement for the City and all staff involved to produce this report. The City is proud to provide residents with a comprehensive, transparent and easy-to-understand financial document.

We are proud to provide transparent financial reporting that exceeds national standards to the residents of North Battleford," said Director of Finance Steve Brown, adding "I would like to congratulate all the staff of the Finance Department, winning this award was a team effort. This award is a reflection of the daily hard work and excellent service our staff provide to the public, thank you”.

City Manager Randy Patrick was pleased that the City had received this prestigious award and recognized the efforts by staff saying “I would like to acknowledge the hard work by the finance staff lead by Steve Brown to produce this document. I would also like to thank Council for their support in moving us forward with this report”.

2019 Annual Report

The award-winning 2019 Annual Report can be reviewed on the City’s website.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/ReportsAndPublications/2019_Annual_Report.pdf

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:

Randy Patrick, City Manager
306-445-1727 | rpatrick@cityofnb.ca



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Council Agenda for Feb. 22 February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021, full agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C07-2021.pdf
This meeting is being held via Zoom, starting at 6:30 pm
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Thank You to Public Skating Sponsors 2020 February 20, 2021

The City of North Battleford Parks and Recreation Department would like to recognize and thank the following Services Clubs for their commitment and support toward the Free Public Skating Programs during 2020

· Bonaventure Lions Club

· Kiwanis Club of the Battlefords

· North Battleford Elks Club

· North Battleford Kinsmen Club

· North Battleford Lions Club

· North West Hockey Development

· Rotary Club of the Battlefords

· St. Josephs Knights of Columbus #7336

· The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #70

2020 was a different and difficult year. Although restrictions and provincial guidelines affected many activities, fortunately public skating was deemed an allowable activity, although the maximum number of skaters was reduced to 30 per session.

The generous financial contributions from these organizations allows us to offer free public skating sessions throughout the year. During 2020 a total of 131 hours of free skating programs were offered and 2,217 participants attended.

Providing children and adults with a fun, family friendly recreational activity is an asset and benefit many residents can take advantage of.

The Free skating programs will continue to the end of March, with the following times:

Don Ross Arena. Preschool and Senior skating Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:30 am and 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

Access Communication Centre: Public Skating Saturdays 12:15 – 1:45 pm.

Additional public skating times are added to the schedule during holidays and school breaks, information can be found on the City Calendar at www.cityofnb.ca

Sponsoring the skating programs is only one of many community programs and projects these service clubs contribute to throughout the year.

Thank you!

Council Agenda for Feb. 8 February 8, 2021

February 8, 2021, Full Agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C06-2021.pdf

This meeting is being held via Zoom, starting at 6:30 pm

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Or Telephone: 1-587-328-1099 or 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 855 -703-8985 (Toll-Free)

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Responsible Pet Ownership February 3, 2021

Pet ownership is a rewarding privilege – pets enrich our lives with companionship and unconditional love. To ensure a safe and healthy co-existence between your pet and the residents of North Battleford, be a responsible pet owner and a good neighbour by following these guidelines.

Required Responsibilities

All dogs and cats owned within the City of North Battleford must be licensed and wearing a tag issued by the City. Municipal Enforcement Officers will make every effort to reunite licensed dogs or cats if they should stray. Pet licenses are available for purchase at City Hall during regular business hours.

  • Pets must remain on their owner’s property, and they must be leashed whenever in a public area unless they are at the off-leash dog park

  • Pick up after your pet, on and off of your property and dispose of waste properly

  • Ensure your pet does not bite, injure, chase or threaten anyone or other pets

  • A maximum of five animals allowed per home

Additional Tips for Responsible Pet Owners

  • Spay or neuter your pet – discounts available on annual pet licenses

  • Discourage consistent howling, whining and barking

  • Provide for socialization, exercise, playtime and mental stimulation for your pet

  • Groom your pets as necessary

  • Book annual veterinarian check-ups and have booster shots done as required

Cats are non-native predators that kill countless songbirds each year. Cats can become community nuisances by digging in your neighbour’s yard and defecating on their property. Creating an outdoor enclosed cat run will protect it from traffic, wildlife, poisons and diseases without trespassing on another person’s property.

Resources

The Animal Protection Bylaw No. 1888
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/1888_Animal_Protection.pdf

Schedule of Fees
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Schedule_D.pdf

Off-leash Dog Park Location
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Off-Leash_Dog_Park_10-16-2014.pdf

For more information:

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

Council Agenda for Jan. 25 January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021, Full Agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C05-2021.pdf

This meeting is being held via Zoom, starting at 6:30 pm
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