• 21 Aug 2020
    Keeping in Touch with Residents- Message From the Mayor

    This has been quite the week of warm weather - I hope everyone was able to find fun and relaxing ways to cool off in this end of summer heat.

    As we head back into a new school year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to remind residents, and students particularly, of the basic messages our public health experts continue to press to contain the spread of the virus in Saskatchewan:  

    • physical distancing to maintain two metres of separation;
    • implementing proper hygiene practices (coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your elbow);
    • frequent handwashing; and
    • following provincial public health orders.

    As of yesterday, there are 149 active cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. To date, we have had 1,590 cases, 1,419 people have recovered. The number of deaths is now at 22.

    COVID-19 testing is also available for anyone who wishes to be tested. Call the HealthLine at 811, call your family physician, or take the online self-assessment at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.

     

    Thank you for continuing to support our local businesses – it is encouraging to see so many people “Loving What’s Local” by choosing to support business owners and entrepreneurs in our community.

    Our City and Emergency Services continue to work with other municipalities and to share information from the Province to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.

    An update on City programs and services:

    • All priority programs and services continue to be provided.
    • The alternating water meter read/estimate schedule continues. With water usage typically higher in warmer months we encourage residents to keep accounts accurate and current by submitting your reading on your ‘estimate’ month.
    • City Hall is open.
    • Martensville Athletic Pavilion and the Aquatic Centre are open with occupancy limits.
    • Northridge Centre and Heritage Centre are open for rentals, Provincial guidelines must be followed by users.
    • Sports Centre is closed, will reopen August 30th.
    • Wheatland Regional Library (located in the Civic Centre) office is closed, curbside holds,

    pick-up and book returns; contact the library for information. Doors to reopen to patrons on August 31st

     


    The City is helping to support businesses and residents in the short-term through the following:

    • Interest charges on utility bills is 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 is extended from July 31 to October 30, 2020.
    • All interest charges on property tax owing are suspended until November 1, 2020.

    In closing, this week the City, through a public private partnership with Canwest Commercial and Land Corp. and North Prairie Developments Ltd., announced that the City’s future multi-purpose recreation facility will be the anchor attraction at Trilogy Ranch, a new major 680-acre residential and commercial development located just west of Highway 12 and bordering the City’s current west boundary. We are so grateful to Canwest and North Prairie Developments who are contributing the land for the facility to the City of Martensville, which is valued at approximately $3 million.

    As you may know, over the past five years, the Martensville Community Recreation Project (MCRP), a local volunteer-led charity, has raised over $365,000 for the new facility. This project is aligned with the City’s Recreation and Parks Masterplan, and we thank all residents who contributed to the plan through the household surveys and public consultations that were held as well as supporting the volunteer led efforts and fundraising by the MCRP

    Take care everyone and stay safe!

    Sincerely,

    Mayor Kent Muench 

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    A reminder to sign up for online services available at the City of Martensville:
    Our City’s webpage dedicated to information on the pandemic
    City of Martensville social media links:
    Facebook
    Twitter: @Martensville
    Business Task Force (City of Martensville, City of Warman, Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce)

     

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