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Annual Lighting Contest - Winners Announced

Thank you to all of our residents who have taken the time to put up Christmas lights, whether for your own enjoyment or for others. It certainly gives the rest of us a reason to get out of the house & may even inspire others to venture into the world of exterior lighting.
The 1st Prize winners of the $100 water bill credit are Justin & Brittany Wilson at 431 Thompson Street!
The 2nd Prize winners of the $50 water bill credit are Ken & Alice Krahn at 1020 Railway Avenue!
The 3rd Prize winners of the $25 water bill credit are Ryan & Shawne Gunstenson at 531 Brownlee Street!
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Lighting Contest!

FREE Skate Nights

As our gift to you, the Herbert & District Recreation Board & sponsors; Herbert Credit Union, Herbert MCC; Richardson Pioneer, Harder's Pharmacy, Herbert Family Restaurant & The Herald, are offering FREE Skate Nights for the duration of the Christmas holidays, beginning Sunday, December 21st & ending on Friday, January 2nd. Click on the link below to be directed to the flyer with the posted schedule.

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Get out of the house & enjoy the holidays by participating in a much-loved & fun winter activity with family & friends!

Recycle Your Eye Glasses

On behalf of the Herbert Lions Club, the town office is a drop off destination for those unwanted eye glasses. Your donations support the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Read below or visit the site at the bottom of the article for more information.

The Need for Glasses –153 Million Reasons Lions Recycle for Sight

According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses.

Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don't have glasses. They can't learn, because reading is difficult. They can't work to the best of their ability, because they can't see clearly.

It costs Lions less than US$0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone's life.

For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others.

Lions clubs collect millions of eyeglasses each year to address the need for glasses, making eyeglass recycling one of our most popular activities. You can help.

http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/sight-programs/eyeglass-recycling/the-need-for-eyeglasses.php

Bulk Water

A frequently asked question regarding the meter at the Bulk Water Station is whether it accepts just loonies or both, loonies & toonies? YES! The meter will accept both; 50 gallons per loonie or 100 gallons per toonie.

Herbert Landfill is CLOSED

The Herbert Landfill is officially closed for the winter season. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause & will keep you informed of it's reopening in April of 2015.

Herbert Sports Complex Schedule & Calendar of Events

Please use the following link to redirect yourself to the monthly calendar of scheduled dates & times for upcoming hockey games & practices, figure skating, public skating, mens rec hockey & senior mens hockey, etc.

http://teamup.com/ksa832068a550cdd80/

Visit the rink kitchen & welcome Ryan Scott, owner & operator of The Smokeshack, he offers a unique variety of homemade menu items to tantalize the tastebuds.

BLUE RECYCLING CARTS

PICK UP SCHEDULE: Please see the October 2014 Newsletter for the remainder of 2014.

For your own reference, please record the serial number located on the side of your blue cart as it is specific to your civic address. This will provide necessary identification should the cart go missing, become damaged or is erroneously interchanged with another resident's, etc. We keep a master copy of all serial numbers at the town office, as does Triways.

SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING is a system in which all recycle materials - fiber, plastics, tin and aluminum, are placed, unsorted, in one container and sorted at the processing plant. Here is a list of materials that CAN go into the blue recycle container: cardboard, boxboard (flattened cardboard), office paper, newsprint, junk mail, magazines and catalogues, paper egg cartons (empty), cereal boxes,  plastic bags, milk cartons, plastic milk jugs, shrink wrap, tin and aluminum cans (clean, with or without labels), shampoo, body wash, bleach,laundry soap, plastic pill bottles, creamer cartons, etc.  Items NOT accepted include: glass, styrofoam, ceramics, light bulbs, soiled cardboard, hazardous chemical, scrap metal, car parts, plastic toys or household garbage.

2014/15 Phone Books have arrived!

Check the front foyer of the town office.

Biodegradable Bags

We have biodegradable bags available to the public for fee of $.50 /bag. These bags are to be used for leaves, grass, small branches, and garden & yard refuse. These are the only bags accepted in our landfill & do not need to be dumped of their contents. Please scroll down to refer to Herbert Landfill hours & acceptable items.

Watering Bylaw
 
All even numbered houses will water on even numbered calendar days between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. only!
All odd numbered houses will water on odd numbered calendar days between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. only!
Click here to be redirected to the Watering Bylaw page.
 

Triways Garbage Pick-up

Large bin pickup for businesses such as Pioneer Co-op, J R Remanufacturing & Six Star, etc. is on Thursday's and regular size bin pick up for residential & businesses is on Fridays.

The town will no longer be picking up your garbage. It is your responsibility to have the bin out prior to 7 a.m. on Fridays. Please do not call the office if your garbage has been missed. You will have to wait until the next pick-up date, being the alternating Friday. If you feel you don't have enough garbage in the bin to warrant pick up don't feel obligated to set your bin out; wait until the following pick up week.

2013 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Overall Winner Krista Routledge for her submission of Baby Kingbirds - "Let me see in there;" & all of the First Place Winners in their category! Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 campaign. The winning entries by category are:

OVERALL WINNER!

Baby Kingbirds - "Let me see in there"  by Krista Routledge

CONGRATULATIONS KRISTA!

Sky Wonder: October Sunset by T. Venables

Flora & Fauna: Spent Dandelions by Krista Routledge

Countryside: One Foggy Morning by Colleen Edwards

Around Herbert: Own Kind of Beautiful by Colleen Edwards

Animals (new category): Tall Grass by Colleen Edwards

Please take the time to view the remaining incredible photos in our Gallery.

2014 Photo Contest

This will be the last year for the Photo Contest. Submission of 2014 photos will be judged for our 2014 Photo Contest in January/February of 2015.  Please continue to send us your pictures of Herbert.  These can include nature, landscapes, buildings, objects, people, seasons, events, animals, etc.  The contest has begun and will run through the 2014 year.  All photos for the 2014 Photo Contest will be due at the end of 2014.  The first place winner will get their photo enlarged and put on a stretched canvas, and will also be framed and displayed in the Town Office.  You may send your pictures by e-mail. Please send as many as you wish.  Your photos will be reviewed and considered for the website photo gallery.  Remember to include your name and contact information so that we may contact you if you are the lucky winner! For Photo Rules & Regulations check out the Gallery section of our website.

"New" Fire Pits

A fire pit permit is required for anyone who is considering placing one in their yard & has not previously acquired one. This is solely for fire safety reasons. There is no fee charged for a permit, but the Herbert Fire Chief does inspect the proposed designated fire pit area to make sure it meets fire regulations according to Fire Pit Policy 2010-03. Once obtained, permits are not renewed annually unless the previous fire pit location changes; however, all new fire pits do require a permit. 

Water Meter Deposit Increase for Renters

 
The town has always charged a Water Meter Deposit fee of $120.00 along with a Connection fee of $10.00. These costs will not change for homeowners starting new accounts, but there will be a substantial increase for those renting & setting up a new utility account with the Town. Effective immediately, renters will be required to pay a Water Meter Deposit of $250.00 along with the Connection fee of $10.00.
 
Reminder To All Local Businesses
 
Please consider renewing your business license for 2014. Local businesses must pay a yearly fee of $5.00; valid for one year commencing January 1st & will be listed in our Town Business Directory. Businesses not complying with licensing will be deleted from the Directory. Non-local business licenses are $10.00. All licenses must be obtained from the Herbert Town Office.
 
Dog/Cat Licenses

The license year is January 1 to December 31, of the calendar year. Annual Licensing Fee For Dogs: all dogs six months old or over, male or female is $20.00; if spayed or neutered it's $5.00. Annual Licensing Fee For Cats; all cats six months or over, male or female is $10.00; if spayed or neutered it's $5.00.

License Tags are not replaced from year to year unless a previously licensed animal's tag is gone or missing. Replacement License Tags are available at a cost of $2.00 per tag.

Water Meter Readings

We'd like to reiterate the importance of submitting ACTUAL WATER METER READINGS on a regular basis. Every three months a Water Meter Card accompanies your water bill. It is advised that you take the time to read your water meter & submit it to the town office. Many call, fax or even email us. We'll be happy to record your six digit reading without you having to leave your house. These readings enable us to monitor actual water usage & can alleviate a lot of frustration & questions regarding your water bills. The 2014 Water Meter Reading Months will be March, June, September & December.  

Family History Center                                                                            

In conjunction with the Herbert Heritage Association the Town has offered a room in their building for the development of a Family History Center. If you are willing to part with any photos, yearbooks or any family ancestory documents (they will be documented and labelled) please bring them down to the Town office.

Watering Bylaw
 
All even numbered houses will water on even numbered calendar days between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. only!
All odd numbered houses will water on odd numbered calendar days between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. only!
Click here to be redirected to the Watering Bylaw page.
 
Attention Pet Owners                                                                               

Pet Owners are responsible for ensuring that your pets are not running loose. Please do not let your pet damage or defecate on others' properties.  Please pick up after your pet and keep our community clean.  Fines can be enforced should a pet be identified.  Also, should dogs become nuisances, they can be taken to the SPCA in Swift Current & retrieved at the owners expense.

Be a Part of Herbert's 2012 Memorial Wall!                         

Click here to see details of how you can purchase your own "Family Brick", or purchase one in memory of someone.

Cemetery Grant                                                                                          

The Saskatchewan Cemetery Care and Maintenance Program (SCCMP) is a project focused on the care and maintenance of abandoned and/or neglected cemeteries throughout Saskatchewan.  The program is designed to assist individuals, families, landowners, churches, community groups, cemetery committees and service groups to restore, care and maintain a neglected cemetery. If you are interested in applying for this grant for a cemetery outside of Herbert, contact us for an application.  Or click here to visit the website directly for more information and applications.

House Numbers - Would you be easily located in an Emergency?

Police officers, firefighters, EMR, and other emergency personnel, who respond to 911 calls, say visible house numbers to identify homes can mean the difference between life and death.  Protect your family and property by making sure the address on your home is clearly visible from the street!



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Town of Herbert
Box 370
Herbert, SK  S0H 2A0
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