North Battleford City Hall announced in a news release that it will close to the public effective Monday, March 23.
The council meeting for March 23 has also been cancelled. The city has indicated it is working to establish council meetings through electronic means that can be accessed by the public.
These are described by the city as precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In its news release the city has outlined what will be happening during the closure.
During the closure employees at City Hall will continue their usual work. General inquiries can be made by calling 306-445-1700.
Heavy haul permits, parking fines, taxes, utility bills, accounts receivable and criminal record checks can be paid online at the city’s website. Individuals and businesses can make their payments at the following link:
Utility bills and property taxes can be set up for automatic monthly direct debit payments that are averaged for the year. The Water Installment Payment Plan Service and the Tax Installment Payment Plan Service forms can be accessed from this link www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/taxes_utilities/make_payment.html. Completed forms and a scan/high-quality image of a void cheques can be submitted by email. Send the WIPPS documents to firstname.lastname@example.org and TIPPS documents to email@example.com.
Those who have to make payment by cheque should use the drop box at City Hall at the corner of 13th Avenue and 101st Street, or send it by mail to Box 460, North Battleford, S9A 2Y6.
Utility disconnections and connections can be completed by phone during the closure of City Hall; call 306-445-1700.
Individuals looking to purchase permits and business licenses can arrange those over the phone by calling 306-445-1700.