Photo courtesy of Krista Routledge

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South West Animal Health Centre

Is offering a vaccination clinic on Thursday, May 21st from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm. They will be located in the south parking lot behind the Town office at 503 Herbert Avenue.

2015/2016 Phone Books Are Here!

Pick up you copies at the Town office.

Pick up of Leaves and Tree Branches

Next pickup dates will be Wednesdays, May 13 & 27; every second and last Wednesdays of the month. Only manageable sized branches & piles are expected. Also, town issued green, biodegradable bags are the only bags accepted at our landfill & will also be picked up. They can be purchased at the Town Office for .50 per bag.

Be aware that massive piles of branches will not be picked up by town staff. We've set up a fee schedule regarding this matter & if requested, can be picked up by the town workers for $80 per load; or we can arrange to leave the town truck at your disposal for you to load & will deliver to the landfill for $30 per load. Please call the town office if you find yourself requiring assistance. We strongly encourage those with trucks to load & transport large quantities of branches to the landfill yourselves. Please be mindful, as we are offering this as a courtesy to our residents.

If you took advantage of the earlier program & purchased the black, biodegradable bags initially offered, please return the unused bags in exchange for the newer green bags at no extra cost.

Herbert Landfill

The Herbert landill is now open for the season. Hours will be the same: Monday, Friday and Saturdays from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

March Newsletter Correction

It has come to our attention that the article regarding purple martins contains a typo in the website address. It should read, This has been corrected on the website newsletter download. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

2014 Photo Contest Winners!

The judging has been completed & we have awarded three photographs placement in the Photo Contest's hall of fame. Congratulations to this year's winners.

Overall Winner & Honourable Mention were awarded to Krista Routledge.

 Kaylee Voth's photo,'The Rez', was also worthy of an Honourable Mention.

Winning photographs & all other photo submissions can be viewed in the Gallery section of this website.

The Overall Winning photo will be printed, framed & put on display at the Herbert Town Office as well as featured on our website. Photo credit will be given to the photographer. The Overall Winner will receive a canvas copy of their photo. A Gift Certificate will be issued to each of the Honourable Mention recipients.

We would be remiss if we didn't take the time to acknowledge all of you for submitting your photos & thank you for your ongoing dedication to providing us with views through your camera lens. Herbert is fortunate to have such talent & the town office staff have enjoyed displaying & sharing your work.

We are now concluding the contest & would like to encourage all of you to continue to submit your photos to us. We will gladly share them on our website (content permitting) & our facebook page for public viewing, or 'Share' your photos with us. Town of Herbert's friends appreciate your efforts. Submission will be taken as consent to have your photograph posted.

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.

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.

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.

"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 2015. 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.  

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!

Town of Herbert
Box 370
Herbert, SK  S0H 2A0
p:  1.306.784.2400     f:  1.306.784.2402