This page is available for community members to post any news items on a monthly basis.

 

If you have something that you would like to post on the website for the upcoming month, please drop off any items at the Village Office by the 25th of the month.

 

Submissions can also be made by e-mail:

St. Louis Bowling Alley now offers glow bowling.  If interested, for information or bookings contact Ellen at 422 - 8237.

2017 Dog Licenses are now available from the Village Office.  Please stop by and license your pet for 2017.  Fees for 2017 will be:

 

Females- $10.00

Males - $10.00

 

Mass Schedule for September 2017

 

Roman Catholic Services

St. Louis -  Sunday  @ 9:00 a.m.

 

Domremy - Sunday @ 11:00 a.m.

 

River’s Edge Villa—Saturday @ 3:30 p.m.

 

Anglican Services

Emmanuel Church Sunday Worship Services are at 9:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome.

 

 

2017 Waste & Recycle Collection Schedule is now available.

 

SPEED LIMITS

Please be aware that the Village has a speed limit of 40 km/h on all streets, including Riverside Drive. (except in School Zones, which are marked, where it is 30 km/h).

 

There is an increasing problem with speed on Riverside Drive and the Village will be installing more signage to educate the public.  The RCMP will be enforcing speed limits.

 

Please ensure to drive with safety and within the posted speed limits on municipal streets.  If the problem persists Council will be looking at further alternatives to controlling the speed on Riverside Drive.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

 St. Louis Housing Authority

 

·        3 bedroom family social housing units available.

·         Rent is calculated based on 30% of gross monthly income

·         In order to qualify for family social housing you must have at least one dependant

·         Assets below $50,000

·         An annual income below $48,500

·         Contact info – St. Louis Housing Authority,

         Box127, Phone 306-961-7654

,    Email- stacyd@sasktel.net

·         Application forms may be collected – Village Office,

 

SIGN CORRIDOR

Please be advised that the Village of St. Louis has been approved for an advertising sign corridor on the southeast side of the intersection to Provincial Highways # 2 & # 25, travelling north.  Opportunities are now available for local businesses to advertise within the Sign Corridor.  Any business or service club wishing to advertise in this corridor must be located within the municipal limits of the Village of St. Louis or within 10 kms of the Sign Corridor.

 

There is currently space for 20 advertisers at this location and advertising spots will be allocated on a first paid basis.  Permit application will be available from the St. Louis Village Office beginning April 4, 2016.

Each permitted advertiser will be required to provide the Village with a 4’ x 8’ advertising sign constructed of approved material (at their cost).  The Village must give approval of all sign proofs before you have it constructed and installed.

 

There is a $300 installation fee (materials and labour) and an annual advertising fee of $200 (administration, land rental and maintenance).  This is payable to the Village of St. Louis at the time of application.

 

Contact the St. Louis Village Office for more information .

  

 Utility Accounts

St. Louis Village Council is currently reviewing the utility account billing process.  As expenses to the Village are incurred and paid for on a monthly basis and invoice billing only done quarterly, it is imperative that all accounts remain current.  The Village is not in a position to allow utility accounts to remain outstanding past the 20 day due date.

 

Village Council is considering various options to ensure prompt payment of utility accounts, including monthly billing, interest charges on past due accounts, transferring past due charges to tax accounts and disconnection of services, where warranted.

 

Please ensure that your utility account is current to avoid additional charges or service disconnection.  Your prompt payment ensures that no financial strain is placed on the municipality and that required service and maintenance levels can be maintained within the water and wastewater utility.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

  

 

Account Payments

With the closing of Affinity Credit Union on June 30, 2017, the Village will be challenged with maintaining timely deposits of all payments received.

 

In order to reduce the amount of cheques and cash received for payment of tax and utility accounts the Village is exploring options to give our customers payment alternatives to cash and cheque.

 

Currently the Village accepts on-line payments via Affinity Credit Union’s on-line banking platform and is looking at adding other financial institutions as needed.  The Village can receive an e-transfer of funds to our e-mail address: villageofstlouis@sasktel.net for any account payment you wish to make.  Also, the Village is exploring automatic debits from accounts that can be set up monthly or quarterly.

 

In person payments currently include cheque, cash and debit card.  Council has explored options regarding credit card payments and would have to charge a surcharge to accept credit card payments.

 

It is asked that all tax and utility account holders consider payment options that do not require cash or cheque. The preferred option for the Village would be debit payments in person or any on-line method that they have available to them including on-line banking and e-transfers.

 

Thank you for your consideration of using alternative payment methods to cash and cheque and if you have any questions, please contact the Village Office.

 

OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING

The Village of St. Louis Council invites everyone out to the official Grand Opening of the new Municipal Maintenance Building located at 305 South Hill Drive.

 

An open house will be held on Thursday September 14, 2017 from 5—7 PM, whereby members of the community are welcome to have a walk through look at the new building.

 

This building was constructed late in 2016 and has been occupied since January of 2017.  The project was completed this summer with the installation of chain link fence and gravel entrance way.

 

The total cost of construction on this project was approximately $300,000.  Funding was provided by municipal savings and internal reserve transfers, that has allowed this project to be completed without creating any financing or long term debt to the community and its’ taxpayers.

 

This building houses both Maintenance equipment and Fire Department vehicles and is a vital instrument in maintaining municipal services.

 

It is anticipated that this building will be able to provide service to the community for the long-term future and meet any future needs that we may have.

 

Thank you.

 

St. Louis Village Council

 

2017 PROPERTY TAXES

Please note that 2017 municipal and school property taxes are now payable and due to the Village of St. Louis prior to December 31, 2017.

 

Be aware that the following discounts apply for the balance of the year for early payment of the municipal portion of 2017 property taxes:

 

September discount 3%

October discount 2%

November discount 1%

 

If you have already made payment of your 2017 taxes, the Village of St. Louis thanks you.

For any questions regarding taxation or your account, please contact the Village Office.

 

 

ANNUAL WATERWORKS INFORMATION

ANNUAL FINANCIAL OVERVIEW (2016)

 

Total 2016 waterworks revenues (as reported in the Financial Statements) (R) - $262,046

 

Total 2016 waterworks expenditures (as reported in the Financial Statements) (E) - $199,733

 

Total Debt Payment on Waterworks Infrastructure Loans (D)   - $56,796

 

Comparison of waterworks revenues to expenditures plus debt payments, expressed as a ratio                                                                                            $262,046                 =   1.02

                 $256,529

 

For 2016, waterworks revenues covered 102 percent of the waterworks expenditures.

 

RESERVES

 

Reserves available for waterworks capital infrastructure at July 1, 2017 - $ 173,820

 

 

The following additional information on the waterworks is available at the Municipal Office:

 

The August 14, 2017 Waterworks Rate Policy and Capital Investment Strategy

 

Capital plans in place and the related sources of funding for the projects.

 

2016 Financial overview of the waterworks

 

Waterworks reserve information

 

A copy of the 2015 Waterworks Assessment

 

2016 Notice to Consumers regarding quality and sampling information.

 

 

 

 

SKATING RINK BOARD MEETING

The St. Louis & District Skating Rink will hold an open informational meeting Sunday September 17, 2017 at 7 PM at the Skating Rink.  Set-up of the 2017-18 operating season will be planned.

Anyone interested in sitting on this Board is asked to please attend.

 

 

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