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Council Agenda for Oct. 15 October 15, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C63-2019.pdf

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

New Bus for the Battlefords Handi-Bus October 11, 2019

This morning the Battlefords Handi-Bus unveiled a new addition to its fleet, bus #61. This addition was possible by co-operation between the Province, the City of North Battleford and the Town of Battleford. This new bus will ensure safe and reliable transportation that is vital to improving the quality of life of those with mobility issues.

Present for the event was The Battlefords MLA Herb Cox, City of North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater and Councillor Greg Lightfoot, Town of Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie and Councillor Gordon Yarde, Transit Manager Paul Robertson, Transit board member Debbie Logan, individuals from Battlefords Trade & Education Centre and riders of the Handi-Bus.

The Handi-Bus is an important means of connecting individuals to economic opportunities, public services and opportunities to become active in the community. Accessible transportation for people of all abilities builds a stronger and more inclusive community.

The Province of Saskatchewan through the Transit Assistance for People with Disabilities (TAPD) provided $55,000 in funding. In a 70/30 split, the City and Town provided $38,500 and $16,500 respectively. The Kinsmen Foundation through Telemiracle also contributed to the bus purchase by providing a grant for $10,000.

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-17
13 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

Water Pressure System Check October 10th October 9, 2019

The City of North Battleford Water Works Department will be performing a water pressure system check on Thursday, October 10th, 2019. This system check will isolate the water distribution system in the Northeast area of the City. The water pressure system check is scheduled to start at 9:00 am and will continue for several hours.

This water pressure system check will allow for the preparation for upcoming work on the primary distribution line from the Territorial booster station.

Throughout the entire process, the water will be safe for consumption. Pressure fluctuations, pressure reductions and water disturbances may be experienced by residents in the Northeast area of the City.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

For more information:

Tammy MacCormack, Assistant Director of Utility Services
306-445-17
38 | tmaccormack@cityofnb.ca

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-17
13 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

Water Tower System Check October 1st September 27, 2019

On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, the water tower will be isolated from the water distribution system. The City of North Battleford Water Works Department will be performing a system check on the water tower. This proactive diagnostic testing will provide useful information to understand the performance of the water tower. Identification of possible performance and maintenance issues allows for strategic maintenance decisions to be made, ensuring the longevity of this iconic asset.

During this system check, the water will be safe to consume. Pressure fluctuations, pressure reductions and water disturbances may be experienced throughout various areas of the City while the system check is performed.

The water tower is scheduled to come out of isolation and reconnected to the distribution system on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019.

For more information:

Tammy MacCormack, Assistant Director of Utility Services
306-445-17
38 | tmaccormack@cityofnb.ca

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-17
13 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

Council Agenda for Sep. 23 September 23, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C62-2019.pdf

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

Completion of 1100 Block of 100 Street UPAR September 19, 2019

Another stage of Downtown revitalization has been completed. A ribbon-cutting ceremony that reopened the 1100 Block of 100th Street was completed this morning at 8:00 am, to the delight of everyone.

This infrastructure project replaced a problematic section of 60-year old water main and replaced all of the water and sewer service pipes to the buildings adjacent to the street. Some of these connections were lead pipes that were installed over 100-years ago. This investment drastically improves the quality and safety of water for our City today and the future.

Badly deteriorated sidewalks and roadway have been replaced, enhancing the overall aesthetic of Downtown North Battleford. Improvements to the streetscape include accent paving, stonework, tree planting, benches, lighting, bollards, waste bins and decorative banners.

A walkable Downtown is fundamental to a vibrant Downtown and is key to pedestrian safety. Curb extensions at intersections shorten the crossing distance and time pedestrians are in the street. They also improve the ability for pedestrians and motorists to see each other. As well the curb extension facilitates more orderly parking.

Underground work was performed by Unicon Pipelines Limited and roadways work was performed by K&S Asphalt.

Thank you to the public who continued to support affected businesses during our short construction season.

For more information:

Jennifer Niesink, Director of Planning and Development
306-445-17
18 | jniesink@cityofnb.ca

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-17
13 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca



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Council Agenda for Sep. 9 September 9, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C61-2019.pdf

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

Drivers Urged to Slow Down in School Zones September 3, 2019

The start of September brings with it a whirlwind of emotions for students as they return to school. All this excitement might mean that students are not paying attention while on sidewalks, roadways and in crosswalks. The public is urged to use caution and to be aware of school buses and school zones. Drivers must be aware of students and slow down in all school zones and near children.

Community Safety Officers will be out monitoring and patrolling school zones. Drivers who fail to stop five-metres from the front or rear of a school bus that is displaying its safety lights and stop arm will incur a fine of $360.00, under the Traffic Safety Act.

The school zone speed limit in the City is 30km/h from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Please, observe your speed and driving behaviour while in these zones. Speeding in school zones is a serious and potentially deadly offence. Speeders in school zones will face a fine of $300.00, with fines increasing the more you exceed the 30km/h speed limit.

The City of North Battleford Fire Department will have a presence at all the schools in the City to remind drivers that school is back in session and to please slow down.

Let’s make it safe for our children.

For more information:

Ross MacAngus, CSO Unit Commander
306-445-1775 | rmacangus@cityofnb.ca

Trevor Brice, Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services
306-445-1779 | tbrice@cityofnb.ca

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-17
13 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca



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Property Tax Deadline August 29, 2019

August 31, 2019, is the due date to pay property taxes without penalty. The City will apply a penalty of 1.8% to any outstanding 2019 tax amounts commencing the first day of September 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

  • 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

  • In-person at City Hall – 1291-101st Street, during business hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Or place in the after-hours drop box, located at the northeast door, closest to the 13th Avenue and 101st Street intersection.

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:

Steve Brown, Director of Finance
306-445-17
94 | sbrown@cityofnb.ca



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Council Agenda for Aug. 19 August 19, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C60-2019.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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