Welcome to the Town of Herbert
A quiet, friendly community situated in the heart of Saskatchewan's wheat belt along the TransCanada Highway, 47 km east of Swift Current. The town is fully serviced offering health, education, recreation and spiritual services while catering to a large surrounding agricultural area.
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS for AUGUST
Council Highlights from September 2023 meetings. An easy to read overview of the past month's council meetings.
A pdf version is available by using the drop down list under the Governance tab at the top of the Home page & clicking on Agendas & Minutes; all of the latest Council Highlights are available for viewing.
UTILITY BILLING INCREASE
Previously, the residential enviro rate (garbage & recycling carts) was increased from $22.00 ($11.00 per cart) to $28.50 ($14.25 per cart). Commercial businesses are charged according to bin sizes & by the frequency of monthly pick ups.
The sewer rate has been increased from $20.00 per month, to $21.00 for all residential & commercial properties.
The water rate has been increased from $67.00 for 3,000 gals of water to $68.50, respectively. The charge of $20.00 per 1,000 gals over the allotted 3,000 gals/month has increased to $22.00.
Available Town Materials
The Town office often receives requests for various landscaping materials, but as a municipality, we can only offer what we require for regular town maintenance. Landscaping materials can be sourced through our local supplier, Brent Doyle of B.A.D.'S Trucking; call 306-629-7778 for more information. Swift Current also hosts landscape suppliers depending on the product that's wanted. We'll give a shout-out to Nijo Yard Supplies Plus!
It's also important to note that a 3-yard maximum of any of the Town supplied materials is allotted per household for a cost, plus delivery at $20/load; be it a loader bucket (holds three yards max) or a skid steer bucket full at a time (carries one-yard max).
We offer: Gravel (3/4" rock with sand) - $30/yd plus delivery.
Crusher dust - $35/yd plus delivery
Dirt (NOT TOPSOIL) from digs, etc. - $25/yd plus delivery *Not recommended for lawns, gardening, etc.
Sand (NOT SCREENED) - $20.00/yd plus deliver
Sand salt - $61.25/yd plus delivery
2023 COUNCIL MINUTES AT A GLANCE
This is an abbreviated version of the 2023 Council Meeting Minutes to date, highlighted by each meeting date. View complete minutes on this website by visiting the Governance tab at the top of this page, & scrolling through the drop-down list to Agendas & Minutes.
Going forward, we'll attempt to publish one meeting at a time rather than having to amalgamate minutes into one document from the beginning of 2023.
EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE NUMBER
The Town has now gone live with an EMERGENCY Maintenance telephone number.
This is only meant for reporting a serious issue; for example, your basement is filling up with water & you haven't the means to shut the water off; the shut-off cannot be located, or the valve has seized making it impossible to shut the water off. This would be considered an emergency for Town staff. Staff would turn the water off at the curb to stop water from running into the house until the situation is resolved.
It is not meant for anyone with sewer issues. You'll need to call a sewer service or a plumber.
The official closing for the season is November 1st - April 30th.
How Property Assessment Works in SK
Click on the highlighed link to view SAMA's informational pamphlet regarding: How Property Assessment Works in Saskatchewan. It clarifies SAMA's role in the assessment process.
Once the municipal assessment roll has been completed, homeowners are given the opportunity to appeal a property assessment. However, it's important to understand that the appeal process is about appealing an error in the assessed value of your property or classification of your property; homeowner's cannot appeal their tax levy.
For a better understanding, click on the following link: Assessment Appeals Guide in Saskatchewan for Citizens
All property must be assessed. If you have property within your municipality that does not have an assessed value, you will need to contact the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA).
SAMA Central Office 200-2201-11th Avenue Regina SK S4P 0J8 Tel: 306-924-8000 800-667-7262 (in Saskatchewan) Fax: 306-924-8070 Web site: www.sama.sk.ca
Click the following link to view: How Property Assessment Works in Saskatchewan
Report Streetlight Outages
The Town having to report streetlight outages is a thing of the past. SaskPower has now made it very easy for anyone to report a streetlight outage using their online reporting tool via www.saskpower.com. Simply select the Outages tab located at the top of the homepage > Power Outages > Report an Outage > online reporting tool > enter Herbert > click upon the appropriate street light icon, input any notable information, & follow remaining prompts to complete the submission process.