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LANDFILL HOURS CHANGE:
As of this post it's drizzling nicely, but at the time of the decision to change hours of operation it was extremely hot. Too hot for our attendant to have to sit baking in the afternoon sun, let alone residents even wanting to venture out to the landfill. For the month of August, the town has changed the hours from 1-5 pm to 8 am-12 pm to accommodate for the heat. So as of now, Friday, Saturday & Monday from 8 am - 12 am.
FIRE BAN EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Herbert Volunteer Fire Dept.'s Fire Chief, Brad Cornelson, joins the growing list of communities calling fire bans. The Town of Herbert & surrounding areas are now being affected. Please do not use your fire pits until further notice.
NOTICE TO ALL HERBERT RESIDENTS
STAGE 2 – TWICE A WEEK WATERING IS NOW IN EFFECT
June 1st, 2017
The following now applies:
a) Even numbered houses will water on Saturdays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. only
b) Odd numbered houses will water on Sundays and Wednesdays, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. only....
c) Properties equipped with an automated time clock sprinkler system may only water between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on the days permitted by the watering regulations as described above.
This applies to all residents, the school, the health facility & businesses! Nobody is exempt from the above mentioned unless you've notified the office regarding the laying of new sod or seed, in which only those who've reported to us, are allowed to water as needed during a six week period. Watering must be done between the hours of 7 am - 10 am & 7 pm - 10 pm. Timed sprinklers between 11 pm to 5 am.
The town cannot dictate how you use your water during the specified times, but we do not condone non-essential watering such as washing vehicles, campers, driveways, exteriors of houses, decks, etc. Save our potable water for what really matters.
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.
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 or 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 Water Meter Reading months are March, June, September & December.
Transfer Station OPEN for the Season
The Herbert Transfer Station (landfill) will officially be open on on Monday, April 17th from 1 - 5 pm. Regular business hours for the remainder of the season will be: Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays from 1 - 5 pm only. Martha Weinbender will once again be our attendant greeting you at the entrance.
Please observe what is ACCEPTED by viewing the billboard at the entrance of the Transport Station Road. If what you're dumping is on the NOT ACCEPTED list, promptly turn around & take your waste to the Swift Current Landfill.
Be aware that a $10.00 White Fee is charged for any metal appliance dropped off, including water heaters. Please remove doors from appliances, if necessary, & remove refrigerant from fridges & freezers. You may contact Faron's Service to handle this for you & there may be a charge.
Also, to anyone who is not a resident of Herbert, you are not welcome to use Herbert's Transfer Station & must contact your local R.M. or haul your refuse to Swift Current's Landfill.
Tax Incentive for New Builds
For anyone interested in establishing themselves in our community, the Town of Herbert offers a tax incentive for building a new home, moving an RTM, mobile home or a house into town. The first year, 100% of the municipal mill portion of the property taxes is forgiven. The second year, 50% of the municipal mill portion is forgiven.
Tax Incentive for New Businesses
For economic development purposes, it's been legislated that new commercial businesses, located in a commercially zoned area; or the construction of a building in a commercial zone, for the intent of starting a business, be forgiven both, municipal & school mill portions of taxes, for up to five years.Unfortunately, this does not apply to home-based businesses.
The Town of Herbert would like to remind anyone interested that we have a columbarium in place at the Herbert Cemetery. This is an alternative for those not wanting a burial plot. This monument houses 48 niches - 24 per side, facing east & west; for loved ones cremains. Each niche may house a maximum of two urns. The dimensions of each niche are a standard sizing of 12' x 12' x 14'. The cost of a niche does not include the engraving of the granite plaque. The town acquired the columbarium through Swift Current Monument, which will be the monument company we would refer you to for engraving; however, it is the family's choice. We do have some restrictions on the engraving as we would like to maintain an overall uniform look.
Stop by the cemetery to view the columbarium. Further inquiries can be directed to the town office.
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.
Waste & Recycling Carts
For your own reference, please record the serial numbers located on the side of each cart as it is specific to your civic address. This will provide necessary identification should the carts go missing, become damaged or are 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.
"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 inspects the proposed 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.
Reminder To All Local Businesses
Please consider renewing your business license for 2016. 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.
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 $15.00. 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 missing. Replacement License Tags are available at a cost of $2.00 per tag.
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.
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!