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City encourages extreme caution for motorists, pedestrians due to rapid and dramatic temperature changes January 26, 2023

City of North Battleford road crews have been addressing glare ice road conditions for most of Thursday, but the upcoming weather forecast means that conditions of City roads and sidewalks will be cause for concern into Friday. 

Environment Canada is forecasting rainfall, high winds, and a sharp decline in temperatures overnight Thursday and into Friday morning. Although City roads crews were salting and sanding roads Thursday, this process will need to be redone again on Friday throughout the City.        

As such, the City of North Battleford asks that motorists allow for extra travel time on Friday morning to arrive safely at their destinations. Crews will be dispatched early on Friday and motorists are asked to respect distance between their vehicles and City road equipment.
             


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For more information:
Candace Toma, Public Relations Coordinator
306-441-0713 | publicrelations@cityofnb.ca

TIPPS program users notified of any installment adjustments due to approved 2023 property tax rates January 23, 2023

The City of North Battleford issued information letters for about 1500 property owners last week who are part of the TIPPS (Tax Installment Payment Plan Service) program.      

The TIPPS program allows pre-authorized monthly payment installments for residents’ property taxes. With approved rate changes for 2023 property taxes, Administration has reviewed each TIPPS user’s installment information. This adjustment process is new for 2023 and was announced by the City late in summer 2022.     

The City’s Finance Department has estimated the 2023 taxes based on each property in the City. Users of the TIPPS program whose installment amounts are within a $7 difference per month (either greater or less than the taxpayer’s current installment payment amount) will continue to pay the same installment amount for 2023.                    

Taxpayers whose installment amounts will change by more than $7 (either greater or less than $7) per month have been issued letters by the City advising them of their installment rate adjustments moving forward. Once the 2023 tax notices are issued, we will recalculate the outstanding balance and provide an updated installment amount to those who will have an outstanding tax balance as of December 31st, 2023. This adjustment will be to ensure that neither overpayment or underpayment occurs relating to the approved 2023 tax rates in the City.      

If you have questions about the TIPPS letter you received, or if you have questions about your payment amount, please contact the City’s Tax Clerk at 306-445-1706 or taxes@cityofnb.ca.     


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For more information:
Candace Toma, Public Relations Coordinator
306-441-0713 | publicrelations@cityofnb.ca

Council Agenda for Jan 23 January 19, 2023

Agenda
Start time 6:30 pm
Zoom meeting link
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City of North Battleford announces James Johansen as newest Director on Corporate Leadership Team January 12, 2023

The City of North Battleford announced today that James Johansen will join senior leadership as the new Director of Engineering, Planning, Asset Management and Infrastructure (EPAI).

Mr. Johansen holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a Civil Engineering Technologist Diploma and is a Member with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. 

He has extensive knowledge and experience stemming from a more-than 27 year career working with municipalities and engineering consulting firms, primarily providing expertise in engineering-related services to municipalities. Mr. Johansen will oversee four divisions within the City, including Engineering, Planning, Asset Management, and Infrastructure.

“I look forward to getting to know the people of North Battleford as I serve in this assignment. I appreciate that there will be challenges and hope we will work together to overcome them and make North Battleford a better community,” commented Johansen.

City Manager Randy Patrick notes that he is very pleased with Mr. Johanssen’s addition. “I’m happy to welcome James to the Corporate Leadership Team. I am sure he will prove invaluable leadership in moving the City forward with exciting initiatives that maximize the useful life of City assets and provide the best value possible for our taxpayers.”

Mr. Johansen has relocated to North Battleford from southeastern Alberta and begins with the City of North Battleford on January 16, 2023.

            


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For more information:
Candace Toma, Public Relations Coordinator
306-441-0713 | publicrelations@cityofnb.ca

Planning Committee Meeting Agenda, Jan 16 January 12, 2023

Agenda
Zoom meeting link
Webinar ID: 864 3632 3489 - no passcode required
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Telephone: 1-587-328-1099 or 1-647-374-4685 or 1-647-558-0588 or 1-778-907-2071 or 1-780-666-0144 or 1-204-272-7920 or 1-438-809-7799 (Toll Free)
International numbers are available

Council Agenda for Jan 9 January 5, 2023

Agenda
Start time 6:30 pm
Zoom meeting link
Webinar ID: 838 6742 8813 No Passcode Required
Telephone: +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 780 666 0144 (toll-free)
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City Snow Removal Underway January 3, 2023

City of North Battleford Roadway crews are busy removing snow from our streets following the major snow event over the Christmas holidays. Although crews were out Christmas Day and Boxing Day working hard at clearing away accumulated snow along collector roads, crews continue to prioritize snow clearing in the city. “The focus this week will be snow removal in residential areas,” stated Waterworks and Roadways Supervisor, Joe Gagne. Plows will be clearing around illegally parked vehicles. To avoid any inconvenience and parking penalties, please obey restricted parking signs within the city.

To assist Roadway crews in effectively removing snow from your neighbourhood and to avoid receiving a parking ticket, please be sure to:

  • Remove your vehicles from the street during your on-street parking restriction day

  • Only place recycling and trash bins out during your pickup days

  • Do not shovel snow onto the street

With Priority 1 streets cleared, the City is now removing snow from residential streets according to our snow-plowing routes. While removing snow in Priority 2 zones, our crews are also working to clear snow from bus stops, fire hydrants, and school zones.

Remove your vehicles during your on street parking restriction and avoid a ticket and allow Roadway crews to efficiently clear the street.
Remove your vehicles during your on street parking restriction and avoid getting ticketed.

Sometimes, intersections are closed during snow removal and blockades are set up to prevent accidents. Drivers must respect street closures and find alternate routes as it is not safe to pass plows, graders, and sanding trucks. Drivers are also reminded to reduce their driving speeds and to adjust to winter driving conditions. These precautions will ensure the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and City snow removal crews in these areas.

Sidewalks

Property owners are responsible for removing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Residential properties have 48 hours to remove snow after a snowfall.

If you have had someone remove snow from your sidewalk, driveway, or steps, please help recognize them for their kind work by nominating them as a Snow Angel. You can nominate your Snow Angel today by sending their name, address, and a description of what they did to

City of North Battleford
PO Box 460
North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6

or

For more information:

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