August Council Meeting Dates
Committee of the Whole Meeting- August 13th
Regular Council Meeting- August 20th
The Council Meetings are located at Martensville City Hall Council Chambers in Martensville City Hall at 37 Centennial Dr. S.
All Regular Council Meetings and Committee of the Whole Meetings are open to the public. All meetings commence at 5PM.
Those wishing to address or do a presentation to Council must be placed on the agenda. To be placed on the agenda please contact the City Clerk’s office at City Hall or visit the website for details.
The full Council and Committee of the Whole Schedule can be obtained at martensville.ca.
Property Tax Payments
A reminder that 2019 Property Taxes are due July 31, 2019.
Commencing August 1, 2019 penalties will be added to all outstanding accounts at 1% per month.
Property taxes can be paid by debit, cheque, cash or online banking. Payments may also be placed in the mail slot at City Hall afterhours or weekends.
We also have the T.I.P.P.S (Tax Installment Payment Plan Service) that can be utilized. See all our payment options on Martensville.ca, and look for the Pay My Bills icon.
Nuisance Abatement Bylaw Information
The Nuisance Abatement Bylaw controls ‘nuisances’ on properties within the City of Martensville in order to improve the safety, health, enjoyment and welfare for residents in the Martensville. Nuisances include dilapidated buildings, land overgrown with grass and weeds, untidy or unsightly property as well as junked vehicles or open excavations.
Some specific items include:
– The owner or occupier of property adjacent to a boulevard or lane shall ensure that the portion of the boulevard or lane adjacent to the property, up to the centre line of the lane, is kept free and clear, at all times of weeds, uncontrolled growth of grass, plants and tree/shrub overgrowth.
– No owner or occupier of property adjacent to a boulevard or lane, or any other person, shall deposit or cause, suffer or permit the deposit of any garden, vegetation, waste materials or tree branches on or upon a boulevard or lane adjacent to the property, up to the centre line of the lane.
– No owner or occupier of property adjacent to boulevard or lane, or any other person, shall deposit or cause, suffer or permit the deposit of household furniture, building materials or tires on or upon a boulevard or lane adjacent to the property, up to the centre line of the lane.
Owners are responsible for their property’s appearance and maintenance in order to keep Martensville a clean and healthy community for all residents.
For further information on this bylaw, please visit Martensville.ca or contact City Hall.
Save Water and Save on Your Utility Bills! Water Conservation Tips
• Water your lawn deeply, but not more than once a week. During periods of extended rain, water even less frequently.
• Water new lawns every other day until the grass reaches 5 cm; then water less frequently.
• Set a tuna can in each of your sprinkler zones and time how long it takes to fill it with water. That’s how long you should run your sprinkler once a week if your lawn is dry.
• Use drip irrigation and/or sprinkler systems that are timed to turn on and off automatically. Remember to turn them off if it’s raining.
• Don’t water your lawn during the hottest time of the day. Instead, water early in the morning or in the evening. Don’t water when it’s rainy or windy.
• Check the sprinkler position to make sure you don’t waste water by watering the street, sidewalks or driveway.
• Xeriscape Landscaping – Group plants according to their watering needs. Plant water-saving plants, trees and shrubs. Use mulch to retain moisture in the soil. All of this can save 10-35 litres of water per minute.
• When mowing your lawn, only cut the top 1/3 of the grass and leave clippings behind. They will help the soil retain moisture and provide natural fertilizer.
• Wash your car at the car wash. Washing at home with a hose for ten minutes uses 300 litres of water and sends soap, oil and other chemicals to the river through storm drains. At a car wash, run-off is captured and disposed of properly.
• Use a broom when cleaning your driveway or walkway. Washing with a hose uses almost 200 litres of water.
Indoor Water Conservation Tips
• When you want a drink, don’t let the water run until it is cold. Instead, refrigerate a jug of tap water and save 7-12 litres of water per minute.
• Don’t let the tap run when rinsing dishes or washing fruit and vegetables and save 7-12 litres of water per minute.
• Don’t pre-rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Instead, scrape off food first using a spatula. Soak very dirty pans and dishes before washing.
• Run the dishwasher only when it’s fully loaded and save 70-190 litres of water with each load you eliminate.
• Repair any leaks. Turn faucets off firmly. Check and replace any worn out fixtures, washers, O-rings and hose connections.
• Avoid using garbage disposals. Disposals require lots of water to operate properly. Instead, start a compost pile.
• Save as much as 10 litres of water per minute with a low-flow showerhead.
• Don’t overfill and fill less than a full bath. Better yet, you’ll save water by taking a short shower instead.
• Replace an old toilet with a water-efficient model and save as much as 14 litres of water per flush and 70 litres per person, per day
• Check for leaks in your toilet by adding a few drops of food coloring to the tank. Coloring will appear in the toilet bowl if it’s leaking.
• Run the washing machine only when it’s fully loaded. Each load you eliminate saves 70-190 litres of water.
• Check washing machine hoses for cracks that could result in leaks.
• Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks. Read the water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.