• 19 Mar 2020
    Local Services Update and Reminders Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic and State of Emergency

    The City of Martensville continues to work with its stakeholders in the region in keeping with information being provided by the Province and the Saskatchewan Health Authority to implement safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    The health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees is our top priority.  The City is committed to ensuring as much as possible that core programs and services are not impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

    As of 5:00PM, March 19th., the following is for the information of Martensville residents, business owners, and visitors to the community:

    • City Hall and the MAP Reception areas are closed to the public effective immediately.  Residents and Customers are requested to carry out transactions electronically such as online banking, preauthorized payments or TIPPS.  Cheques may also be dropped off in the drop slot at City Hall.  Questions or inquiries can be directed to City Hall via phone (306-931-2166) or email (inquiry@martensville.ca) during this time.
       
    • After Hour Water and Sewer emergencies should still be directed through the Emergency line at City Hall, (306) 931-2166, ext.1. 
       
    • Protective Services- There are no changes in duty or status to Protective Services such as the RCMP, Martensville Fire Department, and Ambulance Service.
       
    • Water and sewer- These services remain unimpacted and unchanged, including water quality testing. Meter reading will continue to take place; however staff will not be doing reads of meters located inside of homes or occupied buildings.  In these cases, estimates will be taken or reads can be provided into City Hall.    In respect to water and sewer emergencies, city staff will not be able to enter resident homes at this time and private contractors should be considered.  The City of Martensville will no longer charging interest on water and sewer accounts indefinitely to assist residents impacted by COVID -19 impacts.
       
    • Garbage and recycling- Services remain in place and on schedule with no anticipated service delays at this time.
       
    • Road maintenance- will continue as required, including snow removal, and is not expected to change at this time.
       
    • Local Business and Commerce – Many local businesses have altered hours, changed the way services are delivered or may have decided to close temporarily.  Local businesses should be contacted directly for information regarding hours or services as many may have been impacted directly by the State of Emergency.  The Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce has been receiving information on the status of businesses in the region.  This information is on the Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce website.  www.prairieskychamber.ca

    This is an evolving situation and the City will continue to provide regular updates in respect to any changes in protective or core services.  Updates available through our website and social media.

    The City encourages residents to continue to take preventative measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These include:

    • Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend of your elbow);
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
    • Maintain safe food practices; and
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

    COVID-19 Resources:

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    For more information, contact:

    Dillon Shewchuk
    Community/Economic Development Manager
    City of Martensville
    (306) 931-2166

     

     

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