Reminder: Please use caution when applying herbicides and avoid spraying on windy days. Remember to be mindful of neighbours when spraying your yard.
Due to the strain COVID-19 has put on businesses, Town Council is offering a tax deferral program. If your commercial property taxes are paid up to date, you will have the opportunity to defer property taxes for 2020 for up to 12 months from the regular due date with no penalties or interest. With this program, 2020 property taxes must be paid in full by December 31, 2021. The business owner is responsible to submit this application for the Town of Foam Lake’s consideration; acceptance is not guaranteed. If you plan to take advantage of this program, we strongly encourage property owners to make monthly payments to reduce their tax balance. Please fill out the Application for Tax Deferral and return it to the Town Office.
A group of volunteers whom have been screened and trained using best practices, have stepped up to create the FOAM LAKE & AREA COMMUNITY SUPPORT TEAM.
The purpose of this team is to provide support for all citizens, the vulnerable (those with no means of transportation, single parents, elderly etc.), or other at risk people (those in self-isolation, those who may be symptomatic, or caring for an ill family member) during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Please call 306-272-8884 if you require assistance with any of the following:
- Shopping pickup, prescriptions and other essentials
- Posting and picking up mail
- Bill payment drop off
- Receiving urgent supplies
- A friendly phone call
- Any other “good neighbour” task
All requests received are confidential and all support will be done with safety as the top priority.
The latest information released by the Town of Foam Lake will be detailed below:
Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca for the most up to date information available.
Please see the following message from the Saskatchewan Health Authority:
For accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Saskatchewan including the latest public health measures, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19. Use the online symptom checker, or for any personal health-related inquiries, call HealthLine at 811. Email questions can also be sent to COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING RE-CAP
Town Council met on December 19, 2019 at a Special Council Meeting to discuss Council remuneration rates. Due to changes imposed by the federal government, municipal officials across the country are no longer eligible for a one-third income tax exemption on the remuneration received for their municipal official duties. Because of these changes, Town Council agreed to increase remuneration rates by fourteen percent (14%) to compensate for the increased income tax they will now be expected to pay.
The rates, retroactive for 2019 and 2020 are as follows:
As per Section 39 of The Public Libraries Act (1996) which states “For the purpose of developing the local library in a municipality that participates in a regional library agreement, the councils of the municipalities whose residents use that local library shall appoint a local library board consisting of not less than five and not more than 15 members, including: (a) the regional library board members of each municipality whose residents use the local library; and (b) any other members that the councils of the municipalities appoint on an annual basis,” the Town of Foam Lake invites expressions of interest in sitting on the local library board for a one year term starting January 2020! Expressions of interest from representatives of surrounding communities that utilize the Parkland Regional Library in Foam Lake are encouraged.
Please submit expressions of interest in writing at the Town Office, by mail, or by email:
Town of Foam Lake
Foam Lake, SK S0A 1A0
Notice: Updated Foam Lake RCMP Detachment hours.