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Only Debit Payments at the Waste Management Facility April 2, 2020

Effective April 2nd, 2020 the Waste Management Facility is no longer accepting cash payments. This is an effort to protect staff and the public by mitigating the exposure and spread of COVID-19.

Payment at the Waste Management Facility will be completed by debit card, with tap payments recommended. The restriction on cash payments will be in place for an indefinite amount of time.

The Waste Management Facility remains open to the public. The hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm – no vehicles admitted after 5:45 pm. Closed Sunday and Statutory holidays.

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

For more information:

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

Community Grants Meeting March 30, 2020

To mitigate the exposure and spread of COVID-19 the regularly scheduled North Battleford Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grants Adjudication Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 will not be held in-person. Members of this Committee will vote on Community Grant applications via email.

The schedule for meeting dates, previous agendas, information about Community Grants and the Community Grant application can be accessed here https://www.cityofnb.ca/city_government/committee_meetings/community_grants_adjudication_committee.html

For more information:

Cheryl DeNeire, Director of Leisure Services
306-445-1743 | cdeneire@cityofnb.ca

 

 

 

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

 

Pothole Season March 27, 2020

With the Spring thaw, the City of North Battleford is asking motorists to drive with due care and to pay attention to the road conditions. With the Spring thawing and freezing cycles, more potholes are appearing. Potholes occur when moisture enters voids in the pavement, freezes and expands. This expansion puts pressure on the surrounding pavement causing it to deteriorate. During this season, this cycle is repeated daily causing potholes to become larger and more numerous.

Motorists are advised not to drive through pools of water on the street, they are encouraged to drive around them if it is safe to do so. If it is impossible to drive around the pool of water, the City’s Operations Department recommends driving slowly through the water, as there may be deep potholes hidden under the surface of the water.

Potholes can serve as a serious driving hazard and until the City can perform pothole repairs drivers are asked to:

  • Slow down

  • Drive with caution

  • Avoid driving through pools of water, if possible

  • Report problem potholes to City Hall by calling 306-445-1700

The City of North Battleford Operations Department is aware of most problem areas and will address them as the weather and their schedule permits. However, some pothole repairs must wait until melting is complete to be properly repaired.

Additional information can be found under “Potholes” of the FAQ section of the City website at https://www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/frequently_asked_questions.html.

For more information:

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

 

 

 

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

Handi-Bus Closed and Reduced Service from Public Transit March 25, 2020

The Battlefords Handi-Bus has been temporarily shut down because of the COVID-19 virus.

Additionally, effective immediately North Battleford Public Transit is implementing service reductions in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to protect their employees.

The reduced service schedule is Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with only one bus running on Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A community effort is required to limit the exposure and spread of COVID-19, please practice social distancing and remain home whenever possible.

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

For more information:

Paul Robertson, Transit Manager
306-445-7796 | battlefordstransitmanager@sasktel.net

 

Special Council Meeting March 25, 2020

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

City of North Battleford Council

will be held

Friday, March 27, 2020

 commencing at 2:15 p.m.

Meeting will be conducted via electronic means

 

Pursuant to exemptions within The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the discussions will be held incamera.

The meeting will therefore be closed to the public.

 

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss:

 COVID–19 Pandemic Planning – Advice to Council

 

Any questions or concerns, please contact the

Director of Legislative Services – 306-445-1719

City Playgrounds Closed March 24, 2020

Effective immediately all outdoor City of North Battleford playgrounds are closed. The closure is an effort to curb public gatherings and to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community. The closure is for an indefinite period of time during this global pandemic.

Schools in North Battleford have closed their playgrounds as well.

A community effort is required to limit the exposure and spread of COVID-19, please practice social distancing and remain home whenever possible.

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

For more information:

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

 

What Not to Flush March 20, 2020

The City of North Battleford would like to remind residents that the only flushable wipes that they should be flushing is toilet paper. Flushing inappropriate items can lead to the damage of homes, neighbourhoods, the wastewater treatment system. As you increase your efforts in disinfecting work and living spaces to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please keep those cleaning materials including “flushable” items out of your toilet.

Though it may be convenient to flush other bathroom items down the toilet, doing so only creates clogs and damage. Please do not flush these items, send them into the trash:

  • Adhesive bandages

  • Cat litter

  • Cigarette butts

  • Cotton balls and swabs

  • Deceased goldfish or pets

  • Diapers

  • Fabric items

  • Floss

  • Food waste

  • Hair

  • Paper towels

  • Pills

  • Tampons and applicators

  • Tissues or napkins

  • Wipes of any kind, including those that claim to be “flushable”

Toilet paper is designed to disintegrate in the sewer lines. “Flushable” products are made of stronger materials than toilet paper and do not disintegrate. Instead, they get stuck in sewer lines and cause sewer backups. When you are finished using these “flushable” products, use the garbage to dispose of these items.

For more information:

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

City Hall Closing to the Public as COVID-19 Precaution March 19, 2020

North Battleford City Hall will close its doors to the public effective Monday, March 23, 2020. During this indefinite closure, employees at City Hall will continue their usual work and general inquiries can be made by calling 306-445-1700.

This precautionary measure will protect employees and the public from exposure and the spread of COVID-19.

Payment Options
Heavy Haul Permits, Parking Fines, Taxes, Utility Bills, Accounts Receivables and Criminal Record Checks can all be paid online at the City’s website. Individuals and businesses can make their payments at this link
www.cityofnb.ca/city_government/administration/pay_your_bills_and_fines.html

Utility bills and property taxes can be set up for automatic monthly direct debit payments that are averaged for the year. The Water Installment Payment Plan Service (WIPPS) and the Tax Installment Payment Plan Service (TIPPS) forms can be accessed from this link www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/taxes_utilities/make_payment.html. Completed forms and a scan/high-quality image of a void cheques can be submitted by email. Send the WIPPS documents to ub@cityofnb.ca and TIPPS documents to taxes@cityofnb.ca.

For those who have to make payment by cheque, use the drop box at City Hall at the corner of 13th Avenue and 101st Street, or send it by mail to PO Box 460, North Battleford S9A 2Y6.

Utility Connections and Disconnections
Utility disconnections and connections can be completed by phone during the closure of City Hall, call 306-445-1700.

Permits and Business Licenses
Individuals looking to purchase permits and business licenses can arrange those over the phone by calling 306-445-1700.

Council Meetings

The City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23rd has been cancelled. The City of North Battleford is working to establish Council meetings through electronic means with the assurance of providing accessibility to the public.

COVID-19 Information
Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

For more information:

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

City Looking to Support Local Groups March 19, 2020

The City of North Battleford is looking into ways it could support local volunteer groups and organizations as they are affected by this unprecedented global pandemic.

The City will explore ways that it can support local groups that provide services to those in need in the Battlefords. As a community, we must explore ways we can assist those most vulnerable like the elderly and immune-compromised residents at this time while practicing social distancing.

Local volunteer groups looking to request assistance can contact localsupport@cityofnb.ca

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 today.

For more information:

Ryan Bater, Mayor of North Battleford
306-445-1725

 

City Facilities Closures March 17, 2020

The City of North Battleford is operating under its Pandemic Plan to ensure the continuation of priority services and to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Battlefords. These precautions will take effect Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 and will be in place indefinitely.

The following facilities will be closed:
•    Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre
•    NationsWEST Field House
•    Allen Sapp Gallery – The Gonor Collection
•    Chapel Gallery
•    Civic Centre Arena
•    Don Ross Arena

City of North Battleford Leisure Services run programming and drop-in classes will be postponed during these closures. Passes and memberships will be extended for the length of time of these closures. Private bookings may proceed if they do not exceed 200 people. These private bookings must not have speakers or attendees who have travelled internationally in the last 14 days.

During this time there will be no public access to the North Battleford Fire Hall, Water Treatment Plant and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Waste Management Facility will remain open to the public.

As a community everyone can play a role in reducing exposure and spread of COVID-19 by practicing proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend of your elbow), washing your hands often with soap and water for a recommended 20-seconds, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and practicing social distancing. To help limit the spread of COVID-19 the City is asking people to limit their access to City Hall by conducting phone meetings and paying bills online. Online payments can be accessed by going to www.cityofnb.ca and clicking on “Make Payment” in the top right corner. Heavy haul permits, parking fines, taxes, utility bills, accounts receivables and soon to be available, criminal record checks can be purchased online.

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus today.

For more information:

Ryan Bater, Mayor of North Battleford
306-445-1725

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