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 February 2018

 

Roman Catholic Services

St. Louis -  Saturday @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Domremy - Sunday @ 9:00 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.

 

 

VILLAGE OFFICE CLOSED

Please note that the St. Louis Village Office will be closed the week of Monday February 19, 2018 through Friday February 23, 2018.

Regular office hours will resume on Monday February 26, 208.

 

Thank you.

 

 

ST. LOUIS CURLING CLUB

The St. Louis Curling Club presents their Annual  “2 Man Bonspiel” on:

 

Friday February 2, 2018

Saturday February 3, 2018

Sunday February 4, 2018

 

Food and drinks available for lunch each day at the Curling Rink.

 

Banquet / Calcutta on Saturday night at the Community Hall beginning at 5:30 PM.

 

Everyone welcome.

 

ST. LOUIS SENIOR HOCKEY

St. Louis Senior Hockey team would like to say THANK YOU to all their fans, sponsors and volunteers for making them a success.  The team is having another great season in the Twin Rivers Hockey League. The team is in third place, as of January 25, 2018, just 1 point back of first place, with 3 games left in the regular season.

Watch for upcoming posters for exciting playoff and Provincial action beginning in February.

Come out and support these local young men who are committed because they love the game and enjoy entertaining the fans.

 

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR 2018

 

Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Roll for the Village of St. Louis for the year 2018 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the Assessor from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M and 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.:

 

Monday to Friday January 26th, 2018 to March 9th, 2018, except for Monday February 19th, 2018 to Friday February 23rd, 2018.

 

A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.

 

Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment or classification to the Board of Revision is required to file his or her notice of appeal, accompanied by a $25.00 appeal fee which will be returned if the appeal is successful with:

 

The Assessor

Village of St. Louis

Box 40

St. Louis, Sask.

S0J 2C0

 

by the 9th day of March, 2018.

 

Dated this 26th day of January, 2018.

 

 

Robin Boyer

Assessor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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