• 09 Apr 2020
    Touching Base with Residents-Message From the Mayor

     

    As we enter the Easter long weekend holiday, I want to say thank you to our residents for helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While we would all like to be gathering with our extended families this weekend, medical experts are telling us our efforts to stay home are making a difference in the number of cases we are seeing in our province. Thank you to all of the health care workers and first responders living in our community. You truly are heros and we thank you for your service.

    Thank you to our City staff who are working hard to ensure our priority programs and services remain in place. They are also taking measures to ensure our infrastructure is protected. For example, crews are beginning our wastewater discharge process one month early to adjust to increasing wastewater levels due to more residents being at home during the day.

    I also want to thank everyone who is supporting our local business and remembering to “Love What’s Local” as they shop for essential goods.

    There are over 270 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, with 103 people recovered to date. The number of deaths in Saskatchewan from COVID-19 remains at three. This week, the Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that they are preparing for the possibility of between 3,000 and 8,000 deaths in our province. It is more important than ever that we continue to follow the safe distancing guidelines and stay at home as much as possible.

    The City of Martensville continues to work with, and to share information we receive from the Province, our own Emergency Services and other municipalities to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.

    Below are some ways the City will help support businesses and residents in the short-term:

    • Interest charges on utility bills will be 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 will be extended from July 31 to October 30, 2020.
    • All interest charges on property tax owing will be suspended until November 1, 2020.
    • Business license renewal notices will be delayed until normal operations resume – all expired business licenses will remain valid until further notice. 

    The following page provides important links to residents and business owners. On behalf of everyone at the City of Martensville, have a wonderful holiday long weekend and thank you for doing your part to helping us get through this stressful time.

     

    Sincerely,

    Mayor Kent Muench 
     

    Links to important resources:
    Featured articles on mental health services available in Saskatchewan: www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media.
    COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool and the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus: www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus.
    A reminder to sign up for online services available at the City of Martensville: www.Martensville.ca
    Our City’s webpage dedicated to information on the pandemic: www.martensville.ca/covid19.
    City of Martensville social media links: https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Martensville-368636493247166
    Twitter: @Martensville
    Business Task Force (City of Martensville, City of Warman, Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce:
    https://www.prairieskychamber.ca/
    Federal Government supports for business:
    Information on the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and Business Credit Availability Programhttps://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

     

     

     

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