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.

2018 Dog Licenses are now available from the Village Office.  Please stop by and license your pet for 2018.  Fees for 2018 will be:

 

Females- $10.00

Males - $10.00

 

Mass Schedule for December 2017

 

Roman Catholic Services

St. Louis -  Saturday @ 7:00 p.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.

 

 

2018 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.

  

 

PUBLIC SKATING

For the 2017 –18 winter season the St. Louis Skating Rink will again be offering free Public Skating options for families to get active and have some fun.

 Thanks to generous sponsorships from SPRA Metis Recreation Grant, funding has been provided to the Rink Association to offer free Public Skating once per week all winter.  Public Skating under this program will be Sunday evenings from 7:00—8:15 PM October 22, 2017 to March 11, 2018.

 

 

 

WATER RATE INCREASES

 

With 7% increases on the purchases of treated water from Sask Water, the Village of St. Louis will be slightly adjusting the rates charged for water and sewer service for 2018.  The basic rate for 5,000 gallons of usage in a three month invoicing period will increase to $100.00 per quarter.  Residential & Commercial sewer rates for 2018 will also see a $5.00 per quarter increase to $65 & $110 per quarter, respectively.  The per 1000 gallon price charged to consumers, who use over the 5,000 gallon minimum in a three month period, will increase for 2018 to $16.32 per 1000 gallons.  The new rates will be reflected on all March 2018 invoices.

 

Users will see an increase in their invoices of approximately $15.00 every quarter based on using the same amount of water consumption as in 2017.  These quarterly utility invoices will continue to include a $15 per quarter infrastructure fee, lagoon capital fees and all monthly waste collection and disposal fees.

 

The Provincial government regulates and approves all water and sewer utility rates for municipalities to ensure that the utility is self sufficient and does not rely on other municipal funding sources including taxation and general revenues to cover water and sewer operating and capital expenses.  These expenses must all be covered with revenue generated by the water and sewer rate structure to consumers.

 

Also, please note that water and sewer accounts are due when rendered and if rates remain unpaid after 20 days from the date of mailing that the Village has the right to discontinue service without notice and a fee of $10.00 will be charged for re-connection.  The Village does not currently charge interest on past due accounts but is looking at this as a future option.  Unpaid utility accounts can be added to taxes on a property and collected through tax enforcement procedures, if required.  These are not options that the Village wishes to explore, so it is asked that all consumers please keep their accounts current.  The Village is not in a financial position to carry outstanding balances on accounts for customers.

 

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

The Village of St. Louis Council and employees would like to wish everyone a joyous and merry Christmas Season.

 

May you experience a safe, healthy and joyful Christmas and a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year.

 

 

VILLAGE OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS

Please note that the Village Office will be closed for the following business days during the Holiday season:

 

December 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2017 and January 1, 2018.

 

Please note that the last business days for clearing any accounts prior to year end will be Friday December 22, 2017 or Friday December 29, 2017.

 

The office will be open regular hours on these days.

Thank you

 

 

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.

 

Any accounts outstanding on January 1, 2018 will be subject to a 10% interest penalty.  Please ensure your tax account is cleared up prior to year end to avoid any additional charges.

 

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.

 

 

FAMILY PUBLIC SKATING TIMES

Thanks to grant funding under the Community Grant Program through Sask Lotteries, the Skating Rink will be offering free Family Public Skating for the following times:

  

Friday Dec 1/17—6:30—7:30 PM

Friday Dec 15/17—6:30—7:30 PM

Friday Dec 22/17—5:30—6:30 PM

Wednesday Dec 27/17—7—8:30 PM

Thursday Dec 28/17—7—8:30 PM

Friday Dec 29/17—5:30—6:30 PM

Saturday Dec 30/17—3—5 PM

  

Monday  Jan 1/18—3—5 PM

Friday Jan 5/18—5:30—6:30 PM

 

 

WASTE COLLECTION CARTS

Please be reminded that when placing waste collection carts out for Thursday collections that they should only be placed adjacent to the street after 6 PM on Wednesday and removed from the street by 6 PM on Fridays after collection days.  This is outlined in Bylaw Number Three of 2012, Sections 9(d), (e) and (f).

 

CURBSIDE AUTOMATED RESIDUAL WASTE COLLECTION

 

9.              (d)  The occupant shall keep the container on the property until after 6:00 PM the day preceding a collection day.

 

(e)  The occupant shall, before 7:00 AM on collection days, place the container at the curb or front street edge adjoining the property.

 

(f) The occupant shall, prior to 6:00 PM of the day following a collection day, remove the container and any uncollected waste from the curb or front street edge adjoining the property and store them on the property.

 

This will ensure that carts are not left out at the street for extended periods of time interfering with any Maintenance snow removal, grass cutting, street sweeping or repair efforts and ensures that the carts do not pose a risk to vehicle traffic along our streets.

 

Your cooperation is appreciated.                                                                                        Village of St. Louis

 

 

NEW YEARS EVE FIRWORKS SHOW and Wiener Roast & Hot Chocolate, Saturday evening, December 31, 2017, come early.  Bonfires going by 5pm, Fireworks show begins at 8pm sharp, in the Lions Park.  Everyone is welcome to attend, come slide with the kids, enjoy a free hotdog (courtesy of Trumier Electric) that you roast over the open fire and free hot chocolate, followed by a fantastic FIREWORKS Display.  Come down in the park to watch or park anywhere around the park. 

 

 

SANTA DAY Friday, December 22 at the school. 

Free lunch for all the kids and mom's, with all preschoolers welcome.  Visit from SANTA CLAUS right after lunch.  Bring your cameras.  Thank you to BUDDHA’S for their donation to the LIONS CLUB SANTA DAY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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