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Civic Centre Arena Naming Rights Proposal September 15, 2020

The City of North Battleford is excited to announce that it has received a naming rights proposal from Access Communications for the Civic Centre Arena.

It is a compelling proposal, and Administration will bring the proposal forward to the next Council meeting,” stated City Manager Randy Patrick. The next Council meeting is Monday, September 28th.

Details of the proposal will be provided after it is presented to Council.

About Access Communications Co-operative

Access Communications Co-operative is a not-for-profit service co-operative that is 100% Saskatchewan-owned. Access Communications began serving customers in 1978 and now serves over 235 communities and 160,00 sq km of rural areas in Saskatchewan. To learn more about the co-operative, visit www.myaccess.ca.

For more information:

City of North Battleford
Randy Patrick
, City Manager
306-
445-1725 | rpatrick@cityofnb.ca

Access Communications
Fran Moran, Communications Manager
306-565-5369 | fran.moran@myaccess.coop

Council Agenda for Sept. 14 September 14, 2020

This meeting is being held via a Zoom webinar. Starting at 6:15 pm
Full Agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C81-2020.pdf

Here is the link to join the webinar
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83831988993?pwd=M3VQbGNLdnNvRmVOWkpXZGlRWUpNdz09
Webinar ID: 838 3198 8993
Password: 579755

Or you can phone in and listen to the meeting by phone Dial: 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 1-587-328-1099 or 855-703-8985 (Toll-Free)
Or iPhone one-tap: +16473744685,,83831988993#,,,,,,0#,,579755#  or +16475580588,,83831988993#,,,,,,0#,,579755#
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbaaV1BcKJ

City Makes Surplus Goods Available For Auction September 10, 2020

City of North Battleford surplus and unused goods will be available at online auctions. An online auction allows for an open, fair and public manner of disposing of surplus goods and allows residents to obtain products at great prices.

The City has joined GovDeals.ca to auction off the surplus goods. The site specializes in auctioning government goods. Residents can look up City of North Battleford surplus goods at www.govdeals.com/northbattlefordsk or navigating to “Government Surplus Auctions” under the Resident Services section of www.cityofnb.ca.

Individuals who intend to make a bid must be a registered user of the site. Accounts can be created at this link www.govdeals.com/register/ and filling out the required fields. Please note that all auction end times are in Eastern Standard Time.

For more information:

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

Household Hazardous Waste Day on September 19th September 3, 2020

On Saturday, September 19th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, residents of North Battleford are once again encouraged to take advantage of the 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. Please label items if you know what the materials are.

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.

COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of participants and employees is paramount. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 at this event strict guidelines by residents must be followed. Residents participating in the event must remain in their vehicles for the duration of the drop-off. To reduce the possible spread and exposure to COVID-19, residents are encouraged to attend this event without passengers. Do not attend this event if you are sick.

  • Load materials into the car trunk or truck bed of your vehicle

  • Approach the Shop at 11112 6th Avenue

  • A greeter will control access into the yard, answer any questions and screen products for drop-off

  • When directed, drive your vehicle into the building to the drop-off location

  • Turn off your vehicle, do not exit your vehicle

  • Staff will remove the household hazardous materials from your vehicle

  • If required staff will inquire about unlabeled materials, for proper disposal

  • When completed continue forward to exit the building and follow the signs

  • Exit the grounds onto 6th Avenue


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

Map of how to enter and exit the HHWD event

Waived Fees to WMF Ending September 8th September 2, 2020

The City of North Battleford will be discontinuing the free entrance and the waiving of tipping fees at the Waste Management Facility, offered to those individuals who suffered damage from the heavy rains on July 7th & 8th. The last day residents can deliver flood-damaged goods without charge will be September 8th, 2020.

Regular hours of operation at the Waste Management Facility have resumed September 1st, 2020. The regular hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. No vehicles will be permitted entrance after 5:45 pm. In a continued effort to protect staff and the public from the possible spread of COVID-19, cash payments will not be accepted at the Waste Management Facility until further notice.

Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP)
The Provincial Government approved the City of North Battleford as eligible for PDAP.
Forms are available on www.cityofnb.ca and at City Hall. Please only visit City Hall if it is necessary, wear a mask if possible and follow physical distancing measures. If you are sick do not visit City Hall.

For more information:

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

Drivers Urged to Slow Down in School Zones September 2, 2020

The return to school, after an extended absence because of COVID-19, students are returning to school. It is a whirlwind of emotion – seeing their friends finally, the excitement of being in a new grade and classroom, returning to their classroom with masks, understanding the new procedures to protect each other from the possible spread of COVID-19. All this excitement might mean that students may not be paying attention while on sidewalks, roadways and 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:

Al Manibal, CSO Unit Commander/Supervisor
306-445-1775 |
amanibal@cityofnb.ca

Lindsay Holm, Director of Protective Services/Fire Chief
306-445-1777 | chief@cityofnb.ca

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

Commercial Tax Subsidy August 31, 2020

Local businesses are important to our community. They provide more than services and productslocal businesses support local teams, organizations and charities. Local businesses play an important part in the quality of life and activities we all enjoy.

The COVID-19 pandemic had brought a sizable portion of our local economy to a standstill, and for many businesses, it is not business as usual. To help alleviate the financial pressures that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on businesses the City of North Battleford is introducing a commercial tax subsidy.

What it is

  • The City of North Battleford will subsidize a line of credit loan for the 2020 Commercial Property taxes

  • The program is only for commercially assessed properties

  • Duration of interest subsidy is for three months: October, November and December, 2020

Limit

  • The interest rate subsidy is capped at 4%

Eligibility

  • Any property with their property tax in arrears as of December 31st, 2019, is not eligible

  • 2020 Property Taxes need to be paid by September 30th, 2020, to be eligible

Requirements

  • Owners will be required to sign a subsidy agreement with the City of North Battleford.

  • Owners will be required to provide the following proof as part of the application.

    • Proof that the owner of the property accessed at least one of the Federal COVID-19 business assistance programs

    • Written confirmation from a local financial institution that the line of credit exists.

    • Payment of the monthly interest subsidy is subject to written confirmation from the local institution that the interest was paid.

For more information about this program or to make an application, please contact the City of North Battleford Tax Clerk at 306-445-1706.

For more information:

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

Waste Management Facility Resumes Regular Hours August 27, 2020

Residents of Saskatchewan were kept home from work and school to protect each other and to ensure our health care system was not overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The response helped slow the spread of the virus – saving many in the process. This response caused a dramatic reduction of visitors after 5:00 pm, leading to an adjustment of hours of operation for the Waste Management Facility.

With services returning to regular hours under the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, so has demand for the regular hours of operation at the Waste Management Facility. Starting Tuesday, September 1st, 2020, the Waste Management Facility is resuming regular hours of operation.

Regular hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. No vehicles will be permitted entrance after 5:45 pm. In a continued effort to protect staff and the public from the possible spread of COVID-19, cash payments will not be accepted at the Waste Management Facility until further notice.

For more information:

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

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