· Total waterworks revenue for 2022: $129,665.23
· Total waterworks expenditures for 2022: $93,092.18
· Total debt payments on waterworks infrastructure loans for 2022: nil
· Comparison of waterworks revenue to expenditures plus debt payments expressed as a ratio: 1:39
Note that the following information required pursuant to section 54 of The Municipalities Act Regulations is available for inspection at the town office during regular office hours:
· Waterworks rate policy (The water rates are charged in accordance with Bylaw 2021-01 to $102.00 per quarter for 30 cubic metres or less and 3.40 per each cubic metre over 30 cubic metres) and capital investment strategy.
· 2022 Waterworks Financial Overview.
· Current Waterworks reserves (As of December 31, 2022 there was $620,311.49 in reserves available for waterworks capital infrastructure).
· Most recent waterworks independent engineering assessment.
· Capital plans for waterworks infrastructure projects and sources of funding.
· The Town of Springside has no agreements respecting the provision of municipal waterworks services.
OPEN EVERY SATUDAY IN AUGUST FROM 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: THESE HOURS ARE ONLY FOR DROPPING OFF TREE BRANCHES, LEAVES, GRASS CLIPPINGS, ETC ONLY. IF YOU HAVE GARBAGE, YOU MUST TAKE IT TO THE LANDFILL IN THE CITY OF YORKTON.
The Water Security Agency and the Ministry of the Environment requires that at least once per year waterworks operators provide notification to consumers of the quality of water produced and supplied as well as information on the performance of the waterworks in submitting samples as required by our Permit to Operate a Waterworks. The 2022 Annual Notice to Consumers (report) on the water quality in our community is now available below.
Truck Routes in the Town of Springside:
Pursuant to Town of Springside Bylaw No. 1-2006 the Heavy Vehicle/Truck Route in the Town of Springside is as follows:
Patrick Street from Highway 47 to Railway Avenue
Railway Avenue from Railway Street South to Sharman Street
Railway Street South from Highway 16 to Highway 47
(please see the attached map with the truck route highlighted)
ADDITIONALLY, Bylaw No. 1-2006 also states that no person shall park a vehicle with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating in excess of 5,500 kg on any residential streets or avenues within the Town of Springside. Parking is available on the west side of Railway Avenue ONLY.
AND FINALLY, the Bylaw also states that round-about on the west side of Railway Avenue between Sharman Street and Turner Avenue will have no parking and will only be available for vehicles to turn around.
Please help keep our streets in good condition by following these guidelines for heavy vehicles in the Town of Springside. Infractions of these bylaws will be reported to the Bylaw Control Officer resulting in tickets and fines.
Interested in helping the community by being a volunteer firefighter? For information, contact Fire Chief Dave Sutter at email@example.com, or pick up an application form at the Town Office.
Property assessment is the process of determining a property's assessed value for property tax purposes as of a specific date.
Assessed value is not market value; however, for most types of property it is close to the average market value in that municipality or neighborhood.
Assessed value is determined by applying the market valuation standard and the rules and procedures that are contained in The Municipalities Act, Saskatchewan Assessment Manual and, by following the appropriate statutes.
Local governments use property assessments as a basis for the distribution of property taxes among property owners. Property assessment is not the same as property tax. The assessment of a property is the value assigned to it as the basis for allocating taxes among various classes of property. Property Assessments are performed by SAMA (Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency)
What property is assessable?
All land and improvements (buildings) are assessable.
· The term "land" refers to the ‘parcel of land’ that is legally surveyed parcel of ground to which an owner has title or a lessee has access.
· "Improvements" are buildings or structures on the land, including machinery or equipment that is used to service the building.
· "Property" means land or improvements or both.
What if I feel my assessment is incorrect?
If you feel your assessment is in error you can appeal it if you have sufficient grounds for the appeal. For example perhaps SAMA has rated the condition of your property ‘average’, but you feel it is in ‘poor’ condition, or they have assessed a deck on your property in a previous year and the deck has since been removed. The more information you can provide to back up your grounds for appeal the better.
Can I appeal my assessment even if I wasn’t reassessed this year?
Yes. Anyone can appeal their assessment in any year while the assessment roll is open. In a regular year (2023 is a regular year) the roll is open for 30 days, in a province-wide revaluation year (every four years, the last one was in 2021), it is open for 60 days. Simply submit the associated appeal fee with the applicable appeal form (bottom of the Assessment Notice) while the roll is open and your appeal will be processed.
How do appeals work?
When you submit your appeal form with your appeal fee, the appeal information is sent to SAMA and to the Board of Revision. SAMA will review your appeal to see if there has in fact been an error on their end that they can make an agreement to correct. If you agree to their correction, you sign the agreement to adjust, withdraw your appeal and receive a refund of your appeal fee. If there is no agreement to adjust through SAMA, your appeal will be reviewed and heard by the board. If you win your appeal you will receive a refund of your appeal fee.
2023 Appeal Fees: $60.00 Cheque may be made payable to the Town of Springside
If you have specific questions regarding why your property has been assessed a certain way, or what the things on your assessment mean, you may contact SAMA directly at 1-800-667-7262 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the Town Office at 306-792-2022 regarding the assessment, and the appeals process, or with questions on how your assessment might affect your taxes. wer to this item.
NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL
TOWN OF SPRINGSIDE
Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Town of Springside for the year 2023 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the Assessor from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following days:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (closed Wednesdays)
February 28, 2023 – March 28, 2023
A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to discuss the notice of assessment or potential appeal may contact the assessor at
Town of Springside
18 Main Street, Box 414
A notice of appeal, accompanied by the $60.00 appeal fee, which will be returned if the appeal is successful, must be filed with the Secretary of the Board of Revision, Michele Cruise-Pratchler, ADR Institute of Saskatchewan, Centralized Board of Revision Services Inc., P.O. Box 328, Nokomis, SK, S0G 3R0 by the 28th of March, 2023.
Dated this 28th day of February, 2023.
Kathryn J. Novak
Springside Town Office regular hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Office is closed to the public on Wednesday.
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Office is closed over lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
AND all Statutory Holidays