Residents will remember that over the summer months representatives from the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) were in our community conducting a complete revaluation of the town. On February 17, 2021 the Assessment Notices were mailed out to each ratepayer which reflect the new values as a result of that revaluation. SAMA has provided some documents to share with our ratepayers explaining the revaluation - they are attached below:
Pursuant to Section 185(3) of the Municipalities Act, the Town is required to publicize the Auditor's Summary of the Financial Statements. Due to COVID, our Audit was delayed. Please see below.
Hard copies will also be included in the 3rd Quarter 2020 Water Bills.
If you have a problem with a pet in your neighbourhood, and would like the Bylaw Control Officer to check up on the situation, please complete the Animal Complaint/Incident Form attached below and submit to the Town Office. If you submit a complaint it will outline your issue, you will need to sign the complaint and if the issue goes to court you could be asked to testify. It is rare that an animal control issue goes to court - when the Bylaw Control officer attends the residence, she will assess the situation and issue a warning. If the warning is not in compliance by her next visit - a fine will be issued. If the fines are not addressed, then court action may follow.
Some guidelines to follow to avoid a visit from the Bylaw Control Officer:
1) Register your pet with the Town of Springside. Pet Licence renewals are due January 1 of each year and must be paid by February 1 of each year. A dog/car license is $5.00 unless your animal has been deemed a dangerous animal. The Pet Registration Form is attached below.
2) Pets are not allowed to be off leash and unattended as per Bylaw 2019-07. If your pet is outside, please ensure that it is on a secure tether.
3) Clean up after your pet! If you are walking your dog, please clean up behind it!
The Town of Springside understands that family pets are family. We only request that each resident acts as a responsible pet owner. For your reference the Animal Control Bylaw 2019-07 is attached below.
Following are some of the general bylaws of the Town of Springside, and information about them. Some of the bylaws are available below. For copies of other bylaws or to view all the bylaws of the Town of Springside, contact the Town Office.
A bylaw to to set the rates for water, sewer, garbage and recycling fees in the Town of Springside.
A bylaw to set the interest rates for outstanding current taxes and arrears of taxes in the Town of Springside.
A bylaw to manage the water and sewer utilities provided by the Town of Springside.
A bylaw to provide for the control and to regulate the care and operation of the Springside Cemetery.
A bylaw to control and regulate utilities provided by the Town of Springside, including water and sewer. This bylaw outlines the requirements to connect and disconnect water services, meter readings and billing procedures, as well as general provisions and restrictions.
A bylaw to for the prevention of fire, the prevention of the spread of fire, and for the preservation of life in the event of an emergency response. This bylaw also outlines regulations must be followed in order to be allowed to have a fireworks display or an open-air fire pit in Springside, along with a permit passing the fire pit. This bylaw stipulates the size, construction, location and what material is allowed for burning.
A bylaw to regulate the traffic in the Town of Springside. The speed limit in Springside is 40 km per hour, and 30 km per hour in the school zone. A person is authorized to operate an all-terrain vehicle on any street or lane within the Town of Springside for the purpose of leaving and returning to the town. It is lawful to operate a snowmobile on all streets and lanes within the Town of Springside for the purpose of leaving and returning to the Town only, and this shall be done between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
A business license is required by all businesses in or coming into Springside. You have the right to ask the door to door salesmen for their license from the Town. This would be a receipt from the town showing they paid their license fee. This fee must be paid yearly.
Every dog and cat in the limits of the Town of Springside shall be licensed. The fee for licensing is $5 for spayed or neutered animals and $10 if they are not spayed or neutered. Dogs and cats are not allowed to run free in Springside and we ask that you respect your neighbors and pick up after your pets. Fines will be issued for infractions of this bylaw, such as animals running at large, animals not licensed, animals littering, and animals in the habit of barking or howling.
Skunks have become accustomed to humans, thriving in semi-open agricultural areas and even urban areas. In the fall, skunks feed voraciously, building up fat reserves for winter dormancy. With the onset of cold weather, skunks seek out dens, becoming inactive for the winter. Areas that provide dark secure hiding places such as under barns, utility sheds and porches are common denning sites. They may appear for short periods in winter during prolonged mild spells. East central Saskatchewan has been experiencing problems this summer and fall with the high skunk population. As many of you know, The Town of Springside is no exception. We are doing our very best to work with residents to get rid of any skunks that have been reported.
The following forms are provided for reading, printing or downloading: