Welcome to Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, Canada

The Town of Churchbridge is a welcoming and inclusive community, which is centrally located, whether for work or play.  We pride ourselves on having an excellent school system and being community focused.


Our vision is to be a, "progressive, active, and inclusive community that seeks sustainable economic and social growth that values its citizens and heritage." Our mission is to be, "an attractive community which celebrates its history, respects all of its citizens and focuses on involving its youth to have an active role in the community. With a fiscally responsible mindset, council works to market, develop, and plan for its current and future accomplishments."


Located along Highway 16 between the Manitoba border and Yorkton, we are home to a daycare and a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school. We are in close proximity to the Mosaic Potash Mines, and we are definitely a growing community.  Our population has increased by 20% per cent since 2011. The 2016 census shows that Churchbridge has a population of 896.

Just a reminder to call (306) 896-7825 (the on call phone) after regular office hours, if you see any red or white lights on or if you notice any sounds coming from any of the lift stations. The lift stations are located across from the Town Shop, by the School, and at the south end of Cedar Crescent.

In addition, please do not message Town Staff privately on Facebook regarding Town related business. These messages are not checked on a regular basis. Please use the on call after hours phone to address your concern. Thank you.





Community News & Event Information Quick Links
Community Events Calendar
Summer Transfer Site Hours
(May 1, 2020 - September 15, 2020)
Council Meetings


- Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday - 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Transfer Site WILL BE CLOSED if temperature is more than -30C with or without windchill or +30C with humidex.

Regular meetings will be held on the following days, starting at 7 p.m.:

- Tuesday, May 19
- Monday, June 15
- Monday, July 20
- Monday, Aug 17

TOWN OF CHURCHBRIDGE NOTICE

BYLAW UPDATE

Bylaw 2019-004 - Operation of Vehicles and Parking Bylaw is being updated and will be read by Council at their meeting on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020. Please click here to view the proposed amended bylaw.

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NOTICE: COVID-19 UPDATE

NOTICE *RE-OPENING*

Thank you to our Public Works staff- Jason and Sara for installing the plexiglass in the Town Office! The Town Office is officially OPEN to the public! Please follow the signage posted below and on the office door to ensure safe social distancing practices are followed. Thank you.



PUBLIC WORKS INFORMATION:

- If Public Works Staff are dealing with suppliers at the Water Treatment Plant/Shop, supplies are required to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing practices.
- No sewer or root killer services will be provided by the Town Staff until further notice.

BUSINESS INFORMATION:

CHURCHBRIDGE AQUATIC CENTRE NEWS

The Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan states recreational facilities are in Phase 4. Because of this we do not currently have an opening date. The pool will be prepped so that we can open when that comes while following any restrictions still in place. Merchandise such as goggles and swim caps and snacks will be available again this year when we are able to open. Updates will be posted on the Town of Churchbridge and Churchbridge Aquatic Centre Facebook pages, as well as on the Town website.

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SPRING YARD PICK-UP

Spring Yard Waste pick-up will be on May 20th. Please have any garden waste (leaves/garden waste/clippings) placed in compostable bags (not plastic grocery or black/green garbage bags), boxes or old garbage cans by your front yard area. If placing in an open container to be dumped please ensure it is not heavy (i.e. wheelbarrows or large bins). Branches must be no more than 4 feet in length.

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WATERLINE FLUSHING

Please be advised that Waterline Flushing will begin the week of May 25th. There may be some water discolouration at this time and it is recommended not to wash whites during flushing. Please expect the water pressure to be lower than normal. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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BYLAW REMINDERS

ATV Bylaw:
A friendly reminder to ATV users, the Town Bylaw regarding ATV use (Bylaw 2015-015) states that a person is authorized to operate an All Terrain Vehicle on any municipal street for the purpose of leaving or entering the Town at its shortest distance. No person is to operate an All Terrain Vehicle on a portion of a provincial highway unless for the purpose of crossing the highway. Thank you for your cooperation.

Noise Bylaw:
A reminder that per Bylaw 2015-009, domestic noise (lawn mower, chain saw, rototiller and shop tools etc.) is prohibited between: 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. on holidays. Construction noise is prohibited between: 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. on holidays. Outdoor Public Events (loudspeaker, amplifier, musical instrument) noise is prohibited between 11 p.m. - 9 a.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. -6 a.m. on holidays.

Open Fire Bylaw:
A reminder to refer to Open Fire Bylaw 2015-007 regarding backyard firepits. Be aware of the fire risk index for our area, this is regularly updated on the Churchbridge Fire Rescue Facebook page. If our risk index rises to Extreme, Open Fires may be banned per Resolution 138/2019.

Animal Bylaw:
All cats or dogs are required to have a license within Town limits per Bylaw 2015-005 and Bylaw 2015-012. These can be purchased from the Town Office for $10-$25 depending on if the animal is spayed or neutered.
Please pick up after your animals. It helps to keep our Town lookings (and smelling) clean and tidy. The Bylaw states "(i)Any animal defecating on other people’s property is an infraction of this bylaw and the owner or keeper of this animal, whether in his/her control or running at large shall cause such defecation to be removed immediately in a sanitary fashion or be subject to a fine as outlined in Section 3(a)."

Elm Tree Pruning:
No person shall prune an Elm Tree per Bylaw 2017-007 between April 1 and September 30 unless the tree is damaged, authorization is received, municipal staff feel trimming is necessary to ensure human safety or to avoid damage to property. This will help reduce the spread of Dutch Elm Disease.

Building Permits:
A building permit is required for projects such as additions, demolitions, decks, sheds and garages among others. The permit must be acquired before work can begin. For more information or for a list of permit fees please refer to Bylaw 2019-007: A Bylaw Respecting Buildings or contact the Town Office for more information. Permits can be purchased from the Town Office and require Town Council approval.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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TAX NOTICE

At the April 20th Council meeting, Town Council passed Bylaw 2020-006 Mill Rate Factor Bylaw. The Mill Rate will increase from 7.0 to 7.5. Due to this change 2020 property taxes will increase. Taxes notices will be mailed out May 1st. Thank you.

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NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK


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NOTICE


Click here for more information regarding Rabies.

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SASK-ALERT APP

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is encouraging people to download the Sask-Alert App. The app alerts the public in real time of an emergency situation, including COVID-19 updates. The app allows a user to choose how and when to hear the emergency alerts. You can find the Sask-Alert app in your app store and it is free to download and use. http://emergencyalert.saskatchewan.ca/

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REMINDER: WATER AND SEWER BYLAW 2019-008

A reminder that as of April 1st, 2020, Water and Sewer Rate Bylaw 2019-008 will come into effect and the new rates set out in the Bylaw will take effect. The new rates are as follows:

Coin Meter - $.02 per gallon or $1.00/50 gallons
Water - $107.82 base rate (8,000 gallons or less)
Sewer - $53.91

All other rates will remain the same. Click here to view the full Bylaw.

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PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENT FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

This is an invitation from the RCMP to submit an expression of interest regarding the leas of residential units. Please click here for more information including what the RCMP is looking for and how to submit your EOI. For more information, please forward questions to: NWR_LEASING_MAILBOX@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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Economic Development Committee

The Town of Churchbridge Economic Development Committee is currently seeking volunteers to join the committee. This group organizes town promotion and encourages economic growth within our town, and has been integral in the installation and maintenance of the sign corridor. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact the Town Office at (306) 896-2240 or churchbridge@sasktel.net.

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Funding Announcement

This month the Government of Canada along with the Government of Saskatchewan announced funding for 12 infrastructure projects. The Town of Churchbridge was selected as one of the recipients and will be recieving $496,980 from the Federal Government and $414,109 from the Provincial Government for the decontamination and decommissioning of the landfill. The news release can be viewed here.



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Churchbridge Fire Rescue Challenge Coin

Churchbridge Fire Rescue has their own challenge coin! A challenge coin is a small medallion that bears an organization's insignia or emblem and is typically carried by the organization's members. The history of the coin has several stories, most of which have military origins. Historically, they were given to prove membership to an organization, to commemorate a special achievement, exchanged in recognition of a visit and also to enhance morale. In moder day, the rules of the challenge coin have become more relaxed. The coin has become a collectors item, sought after by fellow service memebers and emergency services personnel. The Churchbridge Fire Rescue is selling these challenge coins as a fundraiser for their department. The coins can be purchased for $20 from any member of Churchbridge Fire Rescue and at the Town Office. (Shipping at buyers expense).


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Notary Service

The Town of Churchbridge will be offering a Notary Service. Please see the resolution below from the June 17 Council Meeting.

145/2019 J. GALLANT-R. THIES- THAT the Town will offer a Notary Service to the public starting June 20, 2019 and THAT the service will be free of charge. Carried.

The Notary Service will be offered during Town business hours (Mon-Fri 9-12 & 1-5 p.m.) at no cost.

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Crime Watch Opportunity

"Rural Crime Watch is a community driven, community led, police supported Crime Prevention, Crime Reduction collaborative program.Volunteers would have a vested interest in their community; they share the common goal of safe homes and a safe community."

The Town of Churchbridge and surrounding communities are seeking residents who are interested in joining a Rural Crime Watch Group. The resident would have to get a criminal record check, but it would be free of charge. A membership fee may be determined at a later date, depending on funds received for the program.

The time commitment is minimal, but the benefit is huge for communities! The RCMP would inform the Rural Crime Watch group when there is criminal activity in the area.

To be a part of the Rural Crime Watch group, a resident must have a smart phone to access the apps required for the program. If you are interested please contact the Town Office at (306) 896-2240 or email churchbridge@sasktel.net to sign up. Click here for more information.

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Water Treatment System Announcement

New Building Canada Fund- Small Communities Fund (SCF) will provide the Town of Churchbridge with a Water treatment system upgrade in the amount of $2.245 million.

 

- 211 Saskatchewan
- Aquatic Centre - 2019
- Asset Management Plan
- Business Directory
- Bylaws
- Campground
- Churchbridge Cemetery - Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project
-Churchbridge Cemetery
- Churchbridge Players Drama Club
- Churchbridge Volunteer Fire Department
(to report a controlled burn 1-866-404-4911)
- Commercial Property Opportunities
- Community Events Calendar
- Community Profile- 2020
- Council Meeting Minutes
- Drinking Water Quality & Compliance Report (2019) - also available at the Town Office
-Water Testing Results & Inspection Reports
- Municipal Directory System
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Newsletters
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Official Community Plan
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Policy Manual & Forms (Printable Complaint, Presentation-to-Council forms)
- Recycle/Garbage Collection Schedule - 2020
- Rental and Sale (residential) Listings
- Residential lots for sale
- Royal Estates Adult Living
- SaskAlert Mobile App Instructions
- Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network
- Sport Court Information
- Townfolio
- Town Services & Fees
- Transfer Site Information
- Water & Sewer Rates

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Saskatchewan Travel Guide 2020
Southern Saskatchewan Travel Guide 2020
GO Yellowhead Travel Guide

 

- Ph: 306-896-2240 - Email: churchbridge@sasktel.net - Town Office: 116 Vincent Ave. W. - Box 256 - S0A 0M0 - www.churchbridge.com -