• 26 Apr 2021
    Keeping in Touch with Residents- Message from the Mayor

    I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend, and fingers crossed the forecast predicting great weather this week is correct!

    Last week, the age group for those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine dropped to 44, and it will drop to 40 soon. Additional vaccines will also be arriving. This is all great news. To date, more than 399,745 vaccines had been administered in Saskatchewan.

    At the same time, case numbers seem to be coming down slightly, which is also great news, however, we continue to see increasing cases of the variant in our province, as well as deaths. On behalf of everyone at the City of Martensville, my condolences go out to all of the families who have lost a loved one. We must all continue to follow the public health guidelines to avoid unnecessary deaths and future lockdowns. Please wear your mask in all public places, follow the safe distance guidelines, stay home if you are feeling ill, and wash your hands often. Up to 10 people can gather indoors, but it should be the same 10 people.

    When it’s your turn for the vaccine, appointments can be booked online at www.Saskatchewan.ca/COVID19  24 hours a day, or you can call 1-833-SASKVAX (833-727-5829) from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week.

    If you feel any symptoms of COVID, please seek referral to a community testing centre by phoning the Healthline at 811 or your family physician, or visit the Drive-Thru testing site in Saskatoon, located at 3630 Thatcher Avenue. It is open weekdays from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and weekends from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 for more information on testing or to take the online self-assessment.

    As of yesterday, there are 2,515 active cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. There have been 39,932 cases and 36,942 of those have recovered, and 473 people have died from the virus.

    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.

    A re-cap 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 MAP is open but all drop-in programs and pick-up games are cancelled.
    • Water service will not be discontinued due to non-payment or overdue account status.

    We have recently set our mill rates for this year and assessment notices with tax notices for the 2021 Tax Year will soon be sent out to property owners. Please note, this is a revaluation year so assessment values may have changed.  Watch for information about revaluation with your notice, visit our website for more information, or contact City Hall if you have questions about your notice.

    A reminder on support for businesses:

    • Interest on property taxes and utilities for commercial or industrial properties retroactive from November 2020 is suspended until July 31st, 2021.

    At the City, we’re making plans for the summer.  Buster Days will be held June 4-6. Activities will include a swim day, fitness in the park, bingo, drive-in movies, virtual cooking classes and fireworks. Registration will be required for all events. Please see our Facebook page and website for more information.

    Finally, last week we paid tribute to all of the volunteers, service groups, sports organizations, and coaches. Thank you again to who volunteers in our community to make it a great place to live! 

    Have a great week everyone and stay safe!

    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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