On Wednesday, January 8, any required 2014 Assessment Notices will be mailed to the owner’s property or properties located in Saskatoon. The Assessment Notice lets owners know the assessed value of their property, which is then used to determine how much property tax must be paid. Property Tax Notices will be delivered in May 2014, once education rates are determined as part of the provincial budget.
Traffic is currently restricted to one lane on Faithful Avenue between 51st Street and 52nd Street for an emergency water main repair.
All restrictions are expected to be lifted by the end of day January 7, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Drivers are reminded to allow extra time when travelling through the orange zone, watch for pedestrians and work crews, and for everyone’s safety, please obey all detours, signs and barriers.
Due to the extreme cold weather conditions this morning, garbage trucks were not able to begin collection as scheduled for Route 2 (Arbor Creek, Forest Grove, Parkridge and Silverspring). The temperature has increased slightly and collection on this route will be begin at 11:00 a.m. and extend into the evening until complete. Residents on Garbage Collection Route 2 are asked to leave their black carts out until collection occurs.
As of December 31, 2013, City of Saskatoon Building Standards has issued building permits valuing $1,088,500,000 ($1.1 billion), which again exceeded the record total permit value by 0.6 percent ($1,082,100,000).
The dollar figure translates to 5,020 permits issued, which was very close to the record total set in 2012 of 5,196 permits issued.
Residents are reminded that in 2014, your garbage and recycling carts will continue to be emptied on the same day of the week as they were emptied in 2013; the scheduled day did not change for this year. Carts must be placed for collection no later than 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day or it may be missed.
Traffic is being restricted on Confederation Drive northbound at 22nd Street due to a break on the water main. City crews will be on-site making repairs beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, but the restriction is in place now due to damage that occurred on the roadway. Traffic will squeeze to the curb lane for half of the block between 22nd Street and the main west entrance to the Confederation Park shopping mall.
Given the recent power disruptions in Central and Eastern Canada, the Saskatoon Fire Department and the Emergency Measures Organization would like to remind everyone that in the event of loss of electrical power during cold weather requiring the use of an alternative source of power, the following key safety rules should be followed:
23RD ST E CLOSED BETWEEN 2ND AVE N & 3RD AVE N
Start: August 21, 7:00 a.m. End: August 22, 6:00 p.m.
20TH ST & AVE B INTERSECTION FOUR-WAY STOP
(Traffic signal repairs)
Start: August 21, 9:00 a.m. End: August 21, 2:30 p.m.