VILLAGE NOTICES AND NEWS

VILLAGE NOTICES

NOTICE OF CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!!

VILLAGE OF THEODORE MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office of:Mayor: Village of Theodore

will be received by the undersigned on the 28th day of June, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 102 Main Street, and during regular business hours, on June 15th to June 27th, 2017, at 102 Main Street. Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location: Municipal Office, 102 Main Street, Theodore, SK Dated this 13th day of June, 2017. LYNDON STACHOSKI Returning Officer

Deputy Mayor change up!

Kylee Burton is now Deputy Mayor until the by-election process is complete.

Property Taxes

*A friendly reminder that your property taxes were due by Dec.31st, 2016! Keep in mind the due date for tax payments are changing. It will remain at December 31 for this year (2017). Any taxes unpaid as of January 1st will be subject to penalty. Commencing in 2018, Taxes will be due on June 30, 2018. This change is necessary to ensure that money is 'in the bank' sooner to pay the bills that are required to operate the village throughout the year. In 2018, any outstanding balances for the 2018 tax year as of July 1st 2018 will be subject to penalty. Going forward from 2018 taxes will continue to be due on June 30th. Council has implemented a new penalty structure that will see the addition of a 1% penalty applied each month to tax arrears.

Waste Management / Removal

*As a result of changes implemented by the Provincial Ministry of Environment, the public works staff are NO LONGER PERMITTED to give out keys to the transfer station(landfill). Residents are encouraged to contact the village office to make arrangements to deliver their refuse to the transfer station. We will arrange to have someone from the Public works staff meet you at a pre-arranged time. Fees are charged to take refuse to the refuse area are set as a cost recovery ($50 per half ton load - you load and unload). The bins are rented and dumped by our contractor on a regular basis. Residents are urged to recycle. A blue bin is set up at #9 Main Street (The empty lot next to the Butcher Block). Please ensure cardboard is broken down before placing into the bin. **Any Illegal dumping will be referred to the RCMP**

Utility Bills - Online Banking

*A friendly reminder that your Utility Bill is due 30 days after you receive it. A 10% penalty will be automatically applied to any payment received after the DUE DATE. Currently the Village of Theodore has online banking arrangements with the Cornerstone Credit Union, Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank, and TD Canada Trust. When making a payment online please allow 3 business days to process the payment. We are working with other financial institutions to allow online payments and will keep you posted as we add more institutions.

**Utility Billing - Landlord / Tenant**

Due to increasing issues with tenants in rental houses not paying their final bills, Council has chosen to proceed under section 369 of the Municipalities Act, and apply any outstanding utility billing owed by the tenant to the tax roll of the land owner. If you are a landowner who rents housing, please contact the Village Office for further information.

PUBLIC OFFICE

The Village of Theodore is committed to a safe workplace. A reminder to all residents that workplace harassment will not be tolerated. The Village of Theodore will take all reasonable steps to prevent harassment and stop it, if it occurs.

UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS

Special Council Meetings

- Can take place at any time as determined by council, look for postings on here or at the Village office for dates.

Regular Council Meetings

- Take place now on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, unless notified. Next scheduled meeting is June 21st, 2017 @ 7pm

ANIMAL ISSUES

Dogs and Cats continue to be a problem. Fines have been issued for some and council is planning on updating the animal bylaws, but until that time we ask that all dogs in the village be registered. Currently if your 'at large dog' goes missing, check with the village office as we will be holding them briefly before they are taken to the SPCA. Cats are also causing some issues, and for those who are trapping them please treat them with the utmost kindness and respect. Take them to the SPCA if they are causing you grief and speaking with the owner has been unsuccesful.

VILLAGE NEWS

- Please keep in mind to respect your neighbors and please don't trench across roads at any point to drain water, nor is it acceptable to pump your water into another persons property. If you are pumping water make sure it goes into a ditch.

- 2017 will see a change to the monthly garbage pickup by Ottenbreit Sanitation. Instead of a pickup every 10 days, it will be changing to a pickup ON TUESDAYS every 14 days. This will be a significant saving to the Village! We are also looking at a future set up for a Residential Recycling Pickup schedule. Once we have more details we will be having an information meeting for the whole village at the Hall. Stay tuned for more details!

**The Village of Theodore welcomes our new administrator, Lyndon Stachoksi. Be sure to say 'hi' and welcome him to Theodore on your next visit to the office.

**The Village of Theodore welcomes our new full time TOWN FOREMAN, Dwayne Tobin. You'll see him around town carrying out his duties so don't be shy and say 'hi' when you meet up!

****Town council extends a HUGE Thank you to Ron Sebulsky who filled in admirably in the village office.

- The Village of Theodore town council meetings are always open to the public. Anyone wanting to make a presentation to council must fill out a delegation form at least 48 hrs prior to council meeting. The Delegation to Council form is intended to provide a consistent and fair process for all residents to bring forward issues or concerns to council members. You can download the form at the link on the Village office page

- If anyone would like a news posting placed on the website kindly drop us an email and we will post it once it has been reviewed. Email: village.theodore@sasktel.net