• 04 Sep 2020
    Keeping in Touch with Residents- Message from the Mayor

    With school starting soon, let me take this opportunity to welcome all of our kids back to school, We know school will look and feel different this fall, however, if we all continue to follow the recommendations of public health and our school divisions, we will be more assured that everyone will be able to stay safe and healthy in our new learning environment.

    As of yesterday, there are 36 active cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. To date, we have had 1,634 cases, 1,574 people have recovered. The number of deaths is now at 24.

    A reminder that COVID-19 testing is 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.

    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 as is the MAP with occupancy limits; Northridge Centre and Heritage Centre are also open for rentals, with provincial guidelines. The Sports Centre is also open.
    • The Aquatic Centre is now closed for the season.
    • Wheatland Regional Library (located in the Civic Centre) has reopened to patrons. Visit the Library’s website or contact them to learn about their safety guidelines.  

     

    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, just a few reminders. Registration is now open for fall programs. You can also register your garage sale in the Fall Monster Garage Sale taking place September 18 and 19th.  Remember all garage sales must follow the guidelines of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan. Finally, back lane and general clean-up will begin at the end of September so please check your pick-up week and the list of accepted items.

    Stay safe everyone and have a great first week of school!

    Sincerely,

    Mayor Kent Muench 

     

    Links to Important Resources

    Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
    Re-Open Saskatchewan
    Featured articles on mental health services available in Saskatchewan
    COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool and the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus
     

    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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