CityPage June 10, 2021 Edition

Posted On Thursday June 10, 2021

In this week's issue: Traffic Survey, Fort Sask Pride Week, Legacy Park Family Festival, Property Tax Time, Candidate Information Session, and more...


Traffic Safety in Fort Saskatchewan

With the adoption of Vision Zero, a pledge to eliminate serious injury and death from roads, the City is seeking ways to make our streets safer for all users and modes of transportation. City Council is looking for feedback from residents on proposed speed limit changes and traffic calming measures.

The proposed ideas include:

 •  Local Roads: speed limit reduced to 40 km/hr
 •  Collector Roads: speed limit maintained at 50 km/hr
 •  Arterial Roads: speed limit increased to 60 km/hr
 •  Traffic calming measures along the 95A Avenue and Westpark Drive corridors

Have your say!

Visit fortsask.ca/trafficsurvey for more information about the project and to provide feedback online between June 8 to 22, 2021.

Paper copies of the information materials and survey are available upon by request by calling 780-992-6200.

Vision Zero


Fort Sask Pride Week


The 26th Annual Legacy Park Family Festival

June 1 - 18

This year features an online video series!

Get an insider's peek into the creativity and commitment of talented individuals, performers, community groups, businesses, and city departments — all who help make our city the special place that it is.

Choose your favourite or watch them all: fortsask.ca/familyfestival


Candidate Information Session

Interested in running in the 2021 Municipal Election, but don’t know where to start. Join us for a Candidate Information Session! 

The session will cover topics, such as understanding the role of an elected official, information on the campaign and election process, and the time commitment and expectations that will be placed on members of Council. 

It’s a great opportunity to meet and listen to other potential candidates, ask questions about campaigning and the municipal election process. 

The session will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 16 at 2pm.

To register please e-mail elections@fortsask.ca or call 780-992-6200.


Policing Committee Meetings

The Policing Committee provides civilian oversight to the provision of efficient and effective policing in your community. If you have any concerns, comments or suggestions related to policing matters in your neighbourhood, feel free to attend the meetings to share your voice.

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: 5pm
Location: Webex Virtual Meeting (200 Town Crest Road – Protective Services Building)

Register to attend: policingcommittee@fortsask.ca | 780-997-7906


Property Tax Time

Fort Saskatchewan 2021 combined assessment and property tax notices were mailed out on May 20, 2021. Property taxes are due on or before June 30, 2021.

Important dates

June 30, 2021
Final date to pay property taxes without penalty

July 27, 2021
Final date for assessment complaint submission

How to pay your property taxes

 •  We encourage residents to use contactless payment options, as most City facilities have limited access

 •  Credit card payments for tax accounts are now accepted through PaySimply, a secure, third party payment provider which accepts Visa, MasterCard and AMEX for a service fee (2.5%). The City of Fort Saskatchewan does not retain any portion of the service fee. If you wish to pay by credit card visit: fortsask.ca/taxes

 •  Sign up for the pre-authorized monthly payments with the Fort Electronic Payment Plan (FEPP): fortsask.ca/fepp

 •  Telephone or internet banking through your financial institution (your seven digit roll number is your account number). Please allow 7 days for receipt of payment.

 •  At most chartered banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Please allow 7 days for receipt of payment.

 •  Mail (make your cheque payable to City of Fort Saskatchewan) and enclose the remittance portion of the tax notice. (Date of receipt is the Canada Post date on the envelope)

 •  Payment can be deposited in the “mail deposit” located at the main entrance of City Hall 10005-102 Street (please enclose the remittance portion of the tax notice).

Late payments

• Failure to receive a tax notice or loss of a tax notice will not be accepted as a reason for late payment.

More info: fortsask.ca/taxes | 780-992-6228


Lifejacket Loaner Station

Harbour Pool has partnered with the Lifesaving Society to host a Lifejacket Loaner Station to our community, starting May 26 until September 5, 2021.

Lifejacket loaner station

More information at fortsask.ca/swim


Water your lawns on odd/even days

To promote water conservation, residents are encouraged to water their lawns on the odd/even schedule. If your house number is odd, please water on odd numbered days. If your house number is even, please water on even numbered days. Your cooperation in conserving water in this manner is greatly appreciated.

Sprinkler


Check out the City's new Blog: Fortitude

Fortitude

fortsask.ca/fortitude | fortsask.ca/blog


Employment Opportunities

Take your career in the right direction

Would you like to work in a fast-paced, customer-focused organization that respects and values its employees?

To apply, find out more information, or check-out a complete listing of all open competitions, please visit fortsask.ca/careers.


See something in need of repairs? Report it!

Do you have a service request or a question for the City of Fort Saskatchewan? The City is here to help. Fortreport.ca is our new online system designed to help us track and act on requests and questions.

If you see something in need of repair or have a question, let us know at fortreport.ca.