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Notice of Preparation of Assessment Roll June 13, 2019

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL

City of North Battleford

Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the City of North Battleford for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the Assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following days:

June 13 to and including July 12, 2019

A bylaw pursuant to Section 184(1) of the Cities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal with:

City of North Battleford

1291-101 Street

Box 460 North Battleford, SK. S9A 2Y6

Dated this 13th day of June 2019

Steve Brown, City Assessor

2019 Capital Works Project Update June 12, 2019

113th Street South of 13th Avenue
Underground Utility work is underway and is expected to be complete by June 14, with road restoration to follow. Road closures will be in effect, and access to affected addresses will be disrupted while the work proceeds. Roadway restoration will follow the underground work and is expected to be completed by June 28. Underground work will be performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

King Street Station Parking Lot
Parking lot construction is planned to begin this week with completion expected July 5. Some disruptions to areas immediately adjacent to the parking lot are expected, but no service disruptions or prolonged road closures are expected. Parking lot construction work will be performed by K&S Asphalt.

Airport Runway Rehabilitation
Resurfacing of runway 12-30 is planned to begin June 17 and is expected to be complete by July 5. The airport will be closed while the work proceeds. Runway resurfacing work will be performed by K&S Asphalt.

Foley Drive Rehabilitation
Underground utility work is complete and roadway rehabilitation is planned to begin July 8 and is expected to be complete by July 28. Underground utility work was performed by city crews, and roadway work will be performed by K&S Asphalt.

100th Street from 11th to 12th Avenue and 12th Avenue from 99th to 100th Street
Underground utility work is planned to begin July 2 and proceed for approximately 3 weeks, with roadway reconstruction work to follow. The 1100 block of 100th Street will be closed to traffic, but pedestrian access to businesses will remain open. Roadway reconstruction is expected to be completed by September 13th. Water service disruptions are expected on the 1100 block of 100th Street while the underground pipe work proceeds. Businesses will be notified prior to service disruptions and affected addresses will be on a drinking water advisory. Downtown businesses will remain open with alternate access in place. Visitors to downtown businesses are encouraged to plan their trips ahead and to leave a little extra time to find parking. Motorists using 100th Street and Railway Avenue as a route through the centre of the city are encouraged to use Territorial Drive as an alternate route to get around the city and to avoid traffic congestion on local roads around downtown while the work is underway. Underground work will be performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadways by K&S Asphalt.

Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Sewer Lining
Crews are working on preliminary inspections at various locations around the city and will be returning in August to install liners. Affected addresses will be notified prior to the work happening in their area. CIPP Sewer Lining work is being performed by Insituform Technologies.

More detailed schedule information will be provided as it becomes available. Updates on the progress of the projects are available at www.cityofnb.ca, or by following the City of North Battleford on Facebook or Twitter.

The City urges motorists to use caution when travelling through the work zones, and respect the safety of workers. The patience and understanding of the public, residents and businesses in affected areas is appreciated during these important rehabilitation projects.

For more information:

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

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

Council Agenda for June 10 June 10, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C57-2019.pdf

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

Council Agenda for May 27 May 27, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C56-2019.pdf

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

Fire Ban Lifted for the City of North Battleford May 17, 2019

The fire ban that was put in place for the City of North Battleford on April 22nd, 2019 has been lifted.

Environmental conditions have improved to a level that allows burning to take place. Although the grass has greened and we have had wet weather, it doesn’t take much for the ground to dry out and become a higher fire risk.

If you are in the City of North Battleford and want to use a fire pit you need a permit. You can get a fire pit permit from City Hall by paying a $20 fee, then make arrangements with the Fire Department for an inspection.

Review the City of North Battleford Rules and Regulations for fire pits by visiting this link: https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Firepit_Rules_and_Regulations.pdf

For more information:

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

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

2019 Water Line Flushing May 14, 2019

The City of North Battleford will begin the 2019 unidirectional flushing on Tuesday, May 21st with an estimated end date of Friday, May 31st. The benefits of unidirectional flushing maintenance ensure that the City’s water distribution lines are operating efficiently and water quality is optimal.

Unidirectional flushing is done by moving water through the lines at a high velocity creating a scouring action. Water is then discharged, removing any material buildup from the line. The material removed from the lines through the flushing process is harmless and requires no special treatment.

Maher Park, McIntosh Park, Kinsmen Park and Riverview neighbourhoods will all be affected. A western portion of Centennial Park and Sapp Valley and most of the Downtown neighbourhoods will be affected.

Before the scheduled flushing starts, Water Main Flushing” signs will be placed on the affected blocks. Flushing will start at 7:30 pm and run overnight until 7:00 am. When the flushing has completed the signs on the street will be removed. In some cases, water main flushing of a block may take a few nights. In these cases, residents may use the water as normal during the day time hours. Once the flushing is completed in your area, it is recommended to run a tap outside or one inside closest to your water meter for a few minutes until the water runs clear.

Residents and businesses are advised not to use water while their lines are being flushed and shut down water softeners if possible during the scheduled flushing times. Water use while the flushing is active can result in stained laundry, plugged filters, and damage to hot water heaters. The City will not assume responsibility for damages.

If you use medical equipment requiring a continuous water supply, please call City Hall immediately. If you are a commercial customer that operates during the flushing hours, please contact City Hall for more information.

Resources

Map of 2019 water line flushing locations
www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Operations/2019Flushing.pdf

CORRECTION

  • It was stated that residents will receive an information flyer.  Flyers will not be distrubted.
    22 May 2019, 2:47 PM

For more information:

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

Tammy MacCormack, Assistant Director of Utility Services
306-445-1738 | tmaccormack@cityofnb.ca

Council Agenda for May 13 May 13, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C55-2019_Full.pdf

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

Household Hazardous Waste Day on May 11th April 24, 2019

On Saturday, May 11th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, residents of North Battleford are once again encouraged to take advantage of the City’s 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.

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.

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



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Tough Decisions Lead to Staff Reductions and Layoffs April 22, 2019

North Battleford City Council has recognized the need to re-establish a strong financial foundation for the City. To accomplish that, the executive management team has seen substantial change with a number of management changes occurring during 2018. At the request of Council, Administration has been working collaboratively on a lengthy and in-depth review of City operations. The focus was to identify areas where efficiencies could be found and processes changed to bring about organizational efficiencies.

Many areas for improvement have been identified and savings continue to be realized in the 2019 budget, but since then, there have also been decreases in commercial assessment, loss of long-term service agreements, and slowing City-owned land sales to balance our investments. The review also identified areas within City operations where processes such as purchasing procedures could be improved with better checks and balances. These problems have been identified and a plan is in place to improve – over time these improvements will be evident.

In order to maintain an adequate, acceptable level of service to City residents using the reduced finances available, a very difficult decision was made to reduce staffing levels throughout the City including permanent staffing layoffs. “This type of decision is not one that any organization wants to make,” stated Mayor Ryan Bater, “it affects valued individuals and friends throughout Administration. We can assure that the decisions were made in good faith and with every attempt to minimize the impact on employees and the City.”

Service levels that the public have come to expect will be maintained to the best of the City’s ability. These tough decisions are necessary to attain long-term financial stability for the City, and ensure that the City is spending within its means. Rebuilding our foundation going forward will take time but can be accomplished with efficiencies and working together.

For more information:

Ryan Bater, Mayor
306-445-1728 | rbater@cityofnb.ca



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Council Agenda for Apr. 22 April 22, 2019

Here is the agenda for tonight's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C54-2019_Full.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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