Weyburn reopens City Hall for bills, tennis courts and disc golf open

The City of Weyburn has made the decision to reopen City Hall to the public for payments beginning Monday, June 8, and to also allow the use of tennis courts and the disc golf course.

For other inquiries to City Hall, the City of Weyburn is asking residents make appointments in advance by contacting City Hall. Appointments can be made by contacting the following departments:Administration/Finance, (306) 848-3201; Leisure Services, (306) 848-3218; Engineering/Building and Planning, (306) 848-3230.

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The City has been following the direction of the Federal and Provincial Governments during this pandemic. Weyburn will continue to adhere to these measures as their top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the community and their employees. The following measures will be in place at City Hall:

• Limit of one person per household

• Staff members and the public to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres

• Enhanced cleaning and disinfection

• Providing access to hand washing facilities or hand sanitizer

• Asking staff and the public to stay home and away from others if sick

The City will allow individuals to utilize the tennis courts and the disk golf course. The City will follow the guidelines for Outdoor Individual Recreation as set out in the Re-open Saskatchewan Plan. These guidelines include the following:

• Group recreation operations are not allowed at this time.

• All operators must take precautionary measures, including expanding the cleaning and disinfecting of common and high-touch surfaces in accordance with the public health order

• Physical distancing must be observed at all times, with a minimum of two metres of space between individuals.

• No more than 10 people are allowed to gather at one time.

• No competition, league play, or fundraising events permitted.

• Members who are sick or symptomatic must not enter/participate.

• All other city-owned outdoor recreation amenities are restricted until Phase Four of Re-Open Saskatchewan.

• Individual instruction may be permitted with no contact and appropriate physical distancing. No group instruction.

More information regarding access to the Tennis courts can be found at https://weyburn.ca/tennis-courts/ or by contacting Leisure Services at (306) 848-3218.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Weyburn continues to request that the public does not participate in activities on the following City owned outdoor amenities until further notice. These amenities include the ball diamonds, playground equipment and sports fields.

Until further notice, the following City of Weyburn operated facilities will remain closed to the public: Weyburn Leisure Centre; Soo Line Historical Museum; Turner Curling Museum; Heritage Village; Signal Hill Arts Centre; Crescent Point Place/Tom Zandee Sports Arena; Public Works and Parks Building, and the Water Treatment Plant.

In collaboration with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the City is actively monitoring the situation and will continue to evaluate when City facilities may reopen.

For the convenience of residents, the City of Weyburn has the following additional methods of payment:

• Drop Box at City Hall (cash or cheque) – A night deposit can be found just outside the City Hall main entrance, City Hall is located at 157 3rd St. NE. Please make sure the type of payment and account number or property address is specified.

• By mail – Mail the bill stub and cheque to: City of Weyburn, PO Box 370, Weyburn, SK, S4H 2K6

• Online banking – Online banking is offered by most banks and financial institutions for utility bills and property taxes. For other payments such as business licenses, fees, and rentals, please request a direct deposit form for online payment by emailing finance@weyburn.ca.

• Pre-authorized Payment Plan (PAP) – This program offers automatic withdrawal from your bank account. For utility bills the exact amount will be withdrawn from your account at the end of the month.

For Property Taxes, the City offers several different withdrawal dates to ensure taxes are paid in full by December 31.

Forms are available at https://weyburn.ca/payment-options/. Email your completed application form and a void cheque to finance@weyburn.ca or drop off at City Hall Drop Box @ 157 3rd St. NE.

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Weyburn City Council has made the decision to defer penalty on non-payment of property taxes by three months to November 1st, 2020. 2020 property taxes will be due by the end of July but interim relief is available to taxpayers to defer their payments without penalty.

Pre-authorized payments will continue to be withdrawn from customer accounts based on their agreed upon withdrawal schedules. If customers would like to make other arrangements or be set up for preauthorized payments, please email finance@weyburn.ca

City Council had also made the decision to defer all interest charges on late utility bill payments and defer all water disconnections due to non-payment. All interest charges on utility bill deferrals will be in effect until August 31, 2020.

At this time, the City will still bill on a monthly basis and send out late payment notices as customers will be responsible for their usage and payments. Pre-authorized payments will continue to be withdrawn from customer accounts at the end of the month. If customers would like to make other arrangements, please email finance@weyburn.ca.