The City of Meadow Lake is accepting applications for the following positions. Please click on the link for the job description.
Spring 2013 Newsletter
Official Community Plan
Below is the draft version of the North of Divide District Official Community Plan.
North of Divide Draft District Official Community Plan
A public hearing for the community plan will be held May 27 at City Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Property owners may now prepay the 2013 property taxes. Taxes for 2013 are based on the previous year's taxes. For payments made in January a 3% discount applies, 2% in February, and 1% in March on municipal taxes only. Tax notices for 2013 will be mailed once the mill-rate is set (normally late May to early June). Please note that there are no discounts or penalies in the months of April, May, June, and July. A penalty of 1% will be added to all outstanding taxes on August 1, September 1, October 1, November 1, December 1. PLEASE NOTE THAT A PENALTY OF 9% WILL BE ADDED January 1, 2012 TO ALL OUTSTANDING TAXES.
SaskTel Changes Coming May 11, 2013
Did you know Saskatchewan's new area code (639) is coming, and local 10-digit dialing will be required for all calls in May 2013. For more information visit SaskTel: SaskTel
Garage Sale Information from Health Canada
Water Reports & Restrictions
Tax Penalties and Discounts
July is the last penalty-free month for tax accounts. On August 1, a penalty of one percent of the balance is applied to all tax account balances. There are also one percent penalties applied on September 1, October 1, November 1, and December 1. On January 2, a nine percent penalty is applied.
Discounts are given to taxpayers who prepay their taxes before the actual levy is set. You may prepay a portion or the full amount of the levy based on the previous years taxes. The discount is 3% in January, 2% in February, 1% in March. 0% in April, 0% in May and 0% in June.
If you using the on-line banking services of your financial institution, you may want to use it to pay your City utility and tax accounts.
Royal Bank customers:
Sign onto your on-line bank account, select "Pay bills & transfer funds" from the self service menu. Then, on the next screen, select "Create/update payee list" from the self service menu. On the next screen, select "Add a new payee" from the self service menu. On the next screen enter "Meadow Lake" as a payee name then click on search. The next screen will show several Meadow Lake businesses which accept on-line payments. Select "Meadow Lake (City) - Utilities" or "Meadow Lake (City) - Taxes", depending on which bill you are paying. You will be asked for the account number that you are paying. For your tax account, enter the "assessment number" shown on your tax bill. It should be a number much like 505209000.01 for example. For your utility bill, enter the "account number" shown on your last utility billing. If you are unsure of what account number to use, phone City Hall at (306) 236-3622 and ask for the correct one.
If you deal with another financial institution, we would appreciate having you contact us with the exact steps to take with your bank, so that we can include the instructions here.
If your financial institution requires you to type in, say, a 10-digit account number and your utility account number is only six or seven digits, add some LEADING zeroes to the account number. Adding zeroes at the END could result in a valid utility account number for another customer.
Although on-line banking payments have worked very well for us over the past year, there have been several errors resulting from people selecting the wrong payee, or keying in a wrong tax or utility account number, or giving us a tax number when they really wanted to pay their utility bill. If you notice an error, please contact us as soon as possible so we can trace your payment.
Customers who come into City Hall to pay their tax or utility bills may use their bank debit cards. We do not, however, accect credit cards like Visa.