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

    I hope everyone is enjoying these few days of beautiful late summer weather.

    First of all, I want to thank everyone in our school system – teachers, administrators and custodians, for the work they are doing in our schools to keep them safe and healthy for our students, while ensuring they receive the best education possible.

    To our students, thank you for being so diligent and following the new rules that are in place at your schools. School looks and likely feels a lot different for you this year, but if we all continue to follow the recommendations of public health and our school divisions, hopefully these measures will be only temporary.

    As our public health experts are saying, as a province overall, we are doing well when it comes to containing the COVID-19 virus, however, we all need to take extra care and precautions at events like large gatherings. Remember, only 30 individuals should be gathering indoors together, and safe distancing needs to occur.

    I also want to thank everyone for continuing to Love What’s Local as they shop for goods and services in our community. And a big congratulations to the local and area businesses who have been named finalists in the Warman Martensville Business Excellence Awards: Martensville Lions, Paws Republic, Pharmasave, SoulPower Fitness, Shercom Industries, The Medicine Shoppe, Awasis Boutique, Canalta Hotels, Lakeview Insurance, Martensville Plumbing and Heating, and Team Iron Elles Personal Training. The awards will be presented virtually on Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. Visit prairieskychamber.ca for more information.

    As of yesterday, there are 109 active cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. To date, we have had 1,757 cases, 1,624 people have recovered. The number of deaths that have occurred in the province is 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, Wheatland Regional Library, the MAP, the Sports Centre, Northridge Centre and Heritage Centre are all open with occupancy limits in place and safety guidelines being followed.

    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. Back lane and general clean-up is September 28th for the areas South of Main Street and October 5th for areas North of Main Street. Drop-in adult pickleball and our new elementary volleyball program begin soon, and you can find out more about Culture Days at Martensville.ca.

    Stay safe everyone and enjoy the start of fall!

    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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