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What’s Happening in Martensville This Week

by City of Martensville

Civic Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic- What you Should Know!

City Hall has reopened to the public; however with some guidelines currently in place. Continue to utilize online and contactless options when possible. Please do not visit City Hall if you are feeling unwell, experiencing flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with someone who is presumptive or tested positive for COVID-19. See more about the Reopening of City Hall on Martensville.ca.

Current Status of Public Facilities as of June 10th:
Martensville Athletic Pavilion – Closed
City Hall- Open – June 10th
North Ridge Community Centre – Closed
Heritage Centre – Closed
Sports Centre – Closed
Wheatland Regional Library (located in the Civic Centre) – Closed

City Staff are available to work with the public via phone or email. Questions or inquiries can be directed to City Hall via phone (306-931-2166) or inquiry@martensville.ca during this time.

Residents and Customers are requested to carry out transactions electronically such as online banking, preauthorized payments or TIPPS. Cheques may also be dropped off in the drop slot at City Hall.

After Hour Water and Sewer Emergencies – should still be directed through the Emergency line at City Hall, (306) 931-2166, ext.1.

Protective Services – There are no changes in duty or status to Protective Services such as the RCMP, Martensville Fire Department, and Ambulance Service.

Water and Sewer – These services remain unimpacted and unchanged, including water quality testing. Meter reading will continue to take place under the Read/Estimate schedule; however, staff will not be doing reads of meters located inside of homes or occupied buildings. In these cases, estimates will be taken or reads can be provided into City Hall. In respect to water and sewer emergencies, city staff will not be able to enter resident homes at this time and private contractors should be considered. The City of Martensville will no longer charging interest on water and sewer accounts indefinitely to assist residents impacted by COVID -19 impacts.

Water Meter Read/Estimate Schedule – Normally the Read/Estimate Schedule that takes place from October-April would be completed and the entire City would have water meter reads completed by City of Martensville Meter Readers. However due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Water Meter Read/Estimate schedule will extend into the foreseeable future.

Garbage and Recycling – Services remain in place and on schedule with no anticipated service delays at this time. Organics collection has also commenced.

Road Maintenance – will continue as required and is not expected to change at this time.

Playgrounds and Sports Fields – Playgrounds opened June 12th. Sports Fields are also closed until at least June 30th. These areas may have signage and/or be taped or quartered off with tape or barricades. We ask that the public please remain out of these areas.

Trails and passive park spaces remain open for use, but we continue to urge residents to incorporate safe practices.

Utility and Property Tax Updates – The City has implemented a number of measures to assist property owners and businesses during the pandemic, currently in place:

* Interest charges on utility bills will be suspended until November 1, 2020.
* Water service will not be discontinued due to non-payment or overdue account status.
* The deadline for property tax payments will be extended from July 31 to October 30, 2020.
* All interest charges on property tax owing will be suspended until November 1, 2020.
* Business license renewal notices will be delayed until normal operations resume – all expired business licenses will remain valid until further notice.

Stay Informed! -The City of Martensville has created a dedicated webpage to provide information, updates and additional resources around the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is accessible through the homepage at Martensville.ca. Please continue to follow us, media sources and information from the Province of Saskatchewan for the most current information around updates or new measures for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

Still Plenty to Do!- Martensville Mood Boost

Thanks for everyone taking part in the Martensville Mood Boost Activities! Our weekly theme from June 15 – 19 our theme is Wilderness Week, and from June 22-26 the them is Water Week! Wilderness week will feature an outdoor photo scavenger hunt. Find more details on the City of Martensville Facebook Page, and our Mood Boost Group page to see what’s coming up!

July Council Meeting Dates

Please Note: The upcoming Council Schedule may be subject to change based around any potential new developments around the COVID-19 Pandemic. Anyone interested in attending is strongly encouraged to contact the City Clerk prior to planning to attend.

Committee of the Whole- July 14th
Regular Council Meeting- July 21st

The Regular Council Meetings are located at Martensville City Hall Council Chambers.
Martensville City Hall – 37 Centennial Dr. S. 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

Organics/Green Bin Program and Pick-ups

The City of Martensville offers a Green Bin program through Loraas Organics. This service is by subscription only. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact City Hall to sign up for this service.

Pick up of the Green Bins has commenced with regular scheduled bi-weekly collection alternating between North/South Martensville and running from May until the end of October Pick-up take place on Tuesdays. The pick-up schedule can be viewed at Martensville.ca

For information or to sign up for this program contact the Utility Clerk at City Hall

2020 Tax Notice Error- Penalties

The Notices for the 2020 Tax Notices were recently delivered to property owners, however there is an error in respect to the ‘Penalties on unpaid current taxes’.

The 2020 Tax Notice should read, Penalties on unpaid current taxes will Commence November 1st at 1% per month.

We apologize for confusion around this error. If there are questions about this, assessment, taxation or ways to pay your taxes, please contact City Hall or visit us on Martensville.ca.

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