• 03 Jul 2020
    Keeping in Touch with Residents- Message from the Mayor

    I hope everyone had a great Canada Day and you were able to spend time with friends and family this week, practicing good physically distancing of course!

    I am pleased to note the Aquatic Centre will be opening tomorrow, July 4th with public swim times starting in the afternoon. The first sessions of swimming lessons are scheduled to start on July 6th.  Everyone at the pool will need to follow the safety measures that will be put in place. If you have questions on this, please let us know. We will provide more information on public swimming and other programs through the rest of summer.

    This week our province began opening up even more with most amenities listed in Phase 4.2 allowed to open. This includes indoor pools, indoor rinks, libraries, museums, galleries, and movie theatres permitted to re-open on July 6th.  The seating capacity of restaurants and licensed establishment also increases on July 6th to a level that allows for staff and customers to maintain 2 metres physical distancing.  Please call ahead, to any establishment as locations will only open as they implement their safety plans as guidelines are in place for many of these reopenings.  For more details the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan can be found online at www.saskatchewan.ca/re-open

    As of yesterday, there are 80 active cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. To date, we have had 795 cases, 701 people have recovered. Sadly, our number of deaths has increased to 14.  Please remember to follow the safe distancing guidelines being provided to us by our public health authorities. Public health is also reminding the public to get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are working outside the home. 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.

    A reminder on City programs and services:

    • All priority programs and services continue to be provided.
    • The water meter read/estimate schedule is being extended into the summer months because of pandemic.  With water usage typically higher in warmer months we encourage residents to keep accounts accurate and current by submitting during your ‘estimate’ month.
    • Sports fields have now re-opened, but user groups and teams should be aware of any guidelines around use and gatherings.
    • Garage sales are still not permitted as per the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan at this time.
    • Registration for swimming lessons is now taking place, you can view and book sessions through the website. Keep watching for updates around the pool for additional programs or news.
    • There is still time to get in on our Organics Program which will run until October. To sign up for this subscription program contact City Hall.


    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.

    Please take care and stay safe.


    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:
    Twitter: @Martensville
    Business Task Force (City of Martensville, City of Warman, Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce)



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