CityPage September 17, 2020 Edition

Posted On Thursday September 17, 2020

In this week's issue: Fall Recreation Programs, Recycling Roundup, Snow Angels needed, Property Tax Reminder, and more...


Fall Recreation Programs Now Available!

2020 Fall Recreation classes begin September 21. Registration is now open: fortsask.ca/GoLeisure


 

 


Snow Angels Needed

Can you help a neighbour snow shovelling this winter?

People of all ages can take part!

 •  Individuals
 •  Organizations
 •  Businesses
 •  Work units
 •  Classrooms
 •  Families
 •  Church groups

To apply, go to: fortsask.ca/snowangels

More info: FCSSinfo@fortsask.ca | 780-992-6267


Property Tax Reminder

Residents and businesses have until September 30, 2020 to pay their 2020 property taxes without penalty. Payments received after September 30, 2020 will have penalties applied as follows:

October 1, 2020 at 3%   |   November 1, 2020 at 6%     December 1, 2020 at 9%

Make a Payment:

 •  Telephone or internet banking through your financial institution (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 your cheque payable to City of Fort Saskatchewan and enclose remittance portion of the tax notice (date of receipt is the Canada Post date on the envelope)

 •  Payment can be made at City Hall (Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm) or can be deposited in the ‘mail deposit’ located at the main entrance to City Hall (Please enclose the remittance portion of the tax notice)

 •  Credit card through the PaySimply portal at fortsask.ca/taxes (subject to convenience fee)

More info: finance@fortsask.ca | 780-992-6228


Fall Yard Waste Collection Events

October 5 - 9 | October 26 - 30

 •  Place extra yard waste out in brown paper yard waste bags, in addition to your green cart, on your collection day this week

 •  Yard waste placed out for collection in plastic bags will not be collected

 •  Bags must not exceed 50 lbs each

Reminder: Bi-weekly Green Cart collection starts November 2


Fort Saskatchewan's new Draft Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is ready for you!

The City’s Municipal Development Plan is a high-level, long range plan that will guide the growth and development in the city as our population grows to 50,000. Thank you to all the residents that have participated in shaping the Plan to date. After almost 4400 resident responses over several engagements, the Plan is in its final stages and ready for your review.

The Plan will be available online to review from September 10 to 27. Please visit fortsask.ca/mdp.

If you wish to review the Plan in person, with staff available to answer any questions, you can attend an MDP Open House being held in the Lions Mane Room of the Dow Centennial Centre, 8700 84 St, Fort Saskatchewan:

September 24, 3:30pm to 8:00pm
September 25, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Social distancing will be maintained throughout the Open House and Masks will be mandatory. If you have been out of the country in the past 14 days, been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive to COVID-19, or are experiencing any symptoms, please do not attend the Open House. We invite you to provide your feedback online.

More info: 780-992-6198


 

 


Harbour Pool News

The Harbour Pool re-opened September 8:

 •  Offering: Public Swims (Max. 50), Aqua Fitness Classes (Max. 10), Lane Swim (1 person per lane, unless cohort/family), Parent and Tot Swim (Max. 50) and Swimming Lessons.

 •  Patrons are required to come dressed in swimming attire — no locker use available at this time, storage bins will be provided.

 •  To allow for one-way traffic and a variety of activities all change spaces are now universal.

 •  Regular admission and membership fees are in effect.

 •  Masks required in all City facilities – masks are to be removed once on the pool deck and entering water for scheduled activity.

 •  Cleansing showers are strongly encouraged before entering the water for activities.

 •  Prolonged grooming and use of hair driers will not be permitted. (Exit time limit: 15 min or less)

 •  Limited viewing/spectator seating available.

 •  Whirl Pool and Sauna remain closed as per AHS guidelines at this time.

 •  Schedule and facility admission are subject to change based on demand.

More info: fortsask.ca/swimming | 780-992-6162


FST Announcements

Effective September 18, 2020, the Green Route (local route 584) will no longer be available.

Since September 1, 2020, local routes 582 and 583 are operating back to their regular schedule - Monday to Friday on a 30-minute frequency all day, and 60-minute frequency from 8:23 am to 1:26 pm. Saturday service is no longer available.

Please visit GoFortTransit.ca for the most up to date version of the schedule. Track the buses in real-time using the Passio GO app.

More info: transit@fortsask.ca | 780-992-6218


 

It's your city — have your say!

Youth Ages 14-24

Youth Council is an opportunity to be a voice on issues and concerns that affect youth and collaboratively work towards solutions.

If you want to have your say and help make your city a better place sign up to be a member of the Fort Saskatchewan Youth Council.

To apply, go to: fortsask.ca/volunteer


 

 


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.


 


For the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic, visit fortsask.ca/COVID19.