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:
Males - $10.00
Mass Schedule for November 2017
Roman Catholic Services
St. Louis - Sunday @ 11:00 a.m.
Domremy - Saturday @ 7:00 p.m.
River’s Edge Villa—Saturday @ 3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Church Sunday Worship Services are at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
· Application forms may be collected – Village Office,
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 .
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.
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: email@example.com 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.
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:
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
For 2016, waterworks revenues covered 102 percent of the waterworks expenditures.
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.
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.
Important Community Notice!
St. Louis Volunteer Fire Department
Call for New Members
The St. Louis Fire Department proudly serves the R.M. and Village of St. Louis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are looking to grow our team.
As volunteers we are always on call, with compensation for time when providing service and attending training.
We are asking people from the Village and R.M. of St. Louis to step up and become active volunteers. If you have a medical background or first aid training your skills would be a great asset to the team.
Our intent is to preserve and strengthen our fire department by building a core group of dedicated, mature and reliable members to ensure that our fire department remains fully operational, providing high quality emergency and fire protection services.
Without the support of volunteers, these services cannot be provided safely, if at all. Please seriously consider becoming a part of this worthy community service organization.
Our safety, your safety depends on it.
Anyone interested who may have questions or concerns regarding the roles and responsibilities related to becoming a member can feel free to contact Fire Chief James Brake at 306-961-9223. Contact information can also be left at the village office.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated support.
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.
NOTICE OF DATE CHANGE FOR THE
NOVEMBER 2017 REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Pursuant to Subsection 122(3) of The Municipalities Act
Notice is hereby given, that the Council of the Village of St. Louis in the Province of Saskatchewan is changing the date for the November 2017 Regular Meeting of Council.
The November 2017 Regular Meeting of Council originally set for Monday November 13, 2017 @ 4:00 P.M. will now be held on Monday November 6, 2017 @ 4:00 P.M.
Issued at the Village of St. Louis this 5th day of October 2017.
Mr. Robin Boyer