FAQ

This page includes a variety of frequently asked questions. The Town of Kindersley supports open communication with residents and makes effort to keep citizens informed in the decisions of Council and the operations of the municipality. 

Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection Act (LAFOIP) Requests

Every person has the right, on an application made pursuant to The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection Act (LAFOIP), to have access to certain records that are in the possession or under the control of a local authority, which includes the Town of Kindersley. In order to access records that are in the possession of a local authority an individual must make an application. The application must be in the prescribed LAFOIP form, Form A: Access to Information Request Form, which can be found online.  The form must include the specific subject matter of the record requested with sufficient particularity as to the time, place and event to allow the local authority to identify the record. Not all records can be accessed.  Certain records, including but not limited to records with personal information of employees or others, draft bylaws or resolutions, and prescribed confidential records, are not required to be produced by the local authority. A fee must be paid at the time a LAFOIP application is made.  The fee is generally $20 per request, but can be more depending upon the nature of the request.  No fees are payable if the request for information is refused by the local authority.

Administration

You may contact the Administration Department at our office located at 106 5th Avenue East in Kindersley, or call us at (306) 463-2675.

Marriage licence applications can be made at the Kindersley Administration Office, 106 5th Avenue East anytime during regular business hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Airport

The Kindersley Regional Airport has two runways. One is grass and is maintained only in the summer and the other is asphalt which is maintained all year. There is a building owned and operated by the Kindersley Flying Club which is used as a passenger building and is also home to the weather observation personnel. There are a number of privately-owned hangers used for storage of aircraft as well as an aircraft maintenance and repair business, and an aerial spraying operation.

Our airport does not currently have scheduled passenger traffic which would allow you to check in at Kindersley and connect to commercial flights in other locations such as Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary or Edmonton.

Kindersley Regional Airport is a busy airport with charter aircraft flying in for customers to attend meetings, courier operations, medivacs, flight training, and aerial spray operations. There are also a large number of recreational pilots who use Kindersley Regional Airport as a fuel stop due to the convenience of the refueling system and the close proximity to the town for refreshments.

The Kindersley Regional Airport Board has overall responsibility for the airport operation. This Board is a regional partnership formed by: Town of Kindersley, Rural Municipality of Kindersley #290, Rural Municipality of Oakdale #320, Rural Municipality of Antelope Park #322, Rural Municipality of Milton #292, Rural Municipality of Prariedale #321. There are also members at large which come from the oil and gas industry, West Central Economics and aviation interests.

The Town of Kindersley has the Airport Operating Certificate through Transport Canada and is responsible for meeting all standards and regulations. There is an airport manager who oversees the daily operations and contracts out additional help when required.

The airport tenants do not own the land and as a result the fees they pay are not taxes. Each tenant has entered into long term leases in order to construct their aviation related buildings. The airport tenants pay a lot rental based on the size of their lot, and then they pay a fee based on the size of their building. The Airport has a bylaw which states that activities at the airport need to be aviation based. At this time there are no provision for a non-aviation related business at the airport, but that could be considered depending upon the proposal.

Animal Control

If you live in the Kindersley town limits please call (306) 463-2675 to report problems.

 All Town of Kindersley bylaws are available at the Kindersley Administration Office located at 106 5th Avenue East, or you can search the document centre.

Bylaws

To view or search for a particular bylaw name or topic, visit the Bylaw Database.

Yes. Several Kindersley bylaws outline conditions relating to the location and maintenance of trees, hedges, and shrubs.

Tips to remember:

  • Hedges should not be permitted to grow to a height exceeding 3 metres.

  • Trees, hedges, or shrubs should not be planted on any private property within 7.5 metres of a street intersection, lane, or driveway. (Traffic Bylaw 15-16)

  • If a hedge, shrub, or tree is considered to obstruct or impede pedestrian traffic on any sidewalk; or a danger to motorists on any nearby street, a Bylaw Enforcement Officer may order it to be removed, trimmed, or cut down to an appropriate height. (Traffic Bylaw 15-16)

Walls, fences, hedges or shrubs located along a lot line, should not:

  • Exceed a height of 1 metre in a required front yard

  • Exceed a height of 0.75 metres in an intersection sight triangle

  • Exceed a height of 2 metres on any other residential lot lines
    ** In commercial and industrial district, no fence, hedge, or shrub, other than those required as screening, shall exceed 3 metres in height.

For more information about the Nuisance Abatement Bylaw 19-08 and all other bylaws, visit www.kindersley.ca/towncouncil/bylaws.

Yes. We do not require that you provide any personal information. Remember that all information you choose to provide to the Town, including names, phone numbers, or email addresses, is subject to the Public Record Laws. In other words, we must provide this information to anyone who asks for it. If you wish to remain completely anonymous, do not provide your personal information.

The Town Ordinance describes an unserviceable vehicle as any vehicle which is required to be licensed and registered by the Province of Saskatchewan and is not licensed and registered and is in such condition that it cannot be started or moved under its own power without repair. Derelict vehicles typically leak fluids such as anti-freeze, gasoline and other automotive fluids onto the ground, contaminating the local area.

These vehicles also create an attractive nuisance to children by presenting an enticing, but dangerous, plaything. There are several documented incidents of children becoming locked inside a vehicle and succumbing to the extreme temperatures produced within the vehicle. Inoperative vehicles also detract from neighborhoods appearance and can invite an undesirable element into your community.

If you have any questions about what is required of you to achieve compliance with Kindersley Bylaw Enforcement, please contact the investigator assigned to your case. The investigator’s name is listed at the bottom of the notice you received. You can also call our main number at (306) 463-2675 and speak to anyone in the Department.

The goal of Bylaw Enforcement is to preserve the quality and value of public and private property and maintain a high standard of living by eliminating conditions that threaten the life, health, safety, and general welfare of the public. The Department recognizes that this goal is most effectively achieved through the education of, and cooperation with, the citizens of Kindersley.

When a property is found to be in violation at a code enforcement hearing, an Order Imposing Fine is issued, stating the case facts and giving the violator time to come into compliance with said ordinances. If the property is not brought into compliance within the time ordered, a fine per day may commence. The Order Imposing Fine may be recorded in the Public Record and will constitute a lien against the property in violation and against any other real or personal property owned by the violator.

The fine will continue to run daily until the property is brought into compliance. Once compliance is achieved, the fine will stop increasing, but the fine total, which is a lien, remains against the property until satisfied.

The amount of the fine is determined by the Town Council and can range up to $1,000 per day for each day that the violation continues to exist. In the case of repeat violators, or those who have been found guilty of the same violation by Bylaw Enforcement in the last five years. The fine can range up to $5,000 per day. A fine which has continued to accrue for 90 days is forwarded to the Kindersley RCMP for possible legal action.

Cemetery

You are required to fill out a Monument Permit/Tombstone Permit form and pay the required fee. This is available at the Kindersley Adminstration Office, 106 5th Avenue East.

Economic Development

Our local Real Estate Companies include: Remax, Royal LePage and Edge Realty, for more information check out Relocating to Kindersley.

 The current population of Kindersley is approximately 5,300 people.

Kindersley has a limited supply of public transportation, which includes the following:


Taxi Services: 

Black Mamba: 1-844-884-1780
2 A T Taxi: 306-460-6411
Sinclair Taxi - 306-460-8660

Handibus Services: 

Kindersley District Hospital - 306-463-1000
    Operates regularly Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm

Airport: 

Kindersley Regional Airport - 306-460-5825
           Courtesy car available

Human Resources

You can view all open job opportunities within the Town by viewing our job postings.

 Each application received by the Town will be held on file for 90 days from the submitted date.

Museum

Entry to the Museum is through donation; there are no set admission rates. All funds are put towards operating costs.

Suggested Admission Donations

Children: $3.00

Senior: $4.00

Adult: $5.00

Family: $15.00

Group: $25.00

The museum displays artefacts and information for all ages and interest levels. Public events and school tours are also commonly booked throughout the year.

May- September; 9am -5pm, 7 days a week

You can contact the museum directly during hours of operation or check out the Museums Program page to see what is scheduled.

Yes, spaces in the museum are rented out year round for public and private functions. To inquire or book a room please contact the museum to confirm availability and materials needed. Information on spaces, which can be rented is found here: http://www.kindersley.ca/ourcommunity/realestaterentallistings/rentalproperties

Yes! Volunteers are always welcome; we have a variety of projects and tasks which community members can participate in based on their interests. The Museum is always looking for new Board members as well. If you are interested in participating at this level please contact the Museum to inquire, or attend a Board meeting (second Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the Museum).

No, archival material cannot be loaned out to the general public due to the delicate condition that it is in. The Museum can produce physical and digital copies of the archival material in its collection for interested individuals.

Yes, artefacts can be loaned out for short-term and long-term purposes. If you are interested in borrowing an artefact from the Museum, a request can be submitted or contact the Museum by phone. A loan contract must be completed as part of the process.

Artefacts

If you have an artefact that you would like to donate to the Kindersley & District Plains Museum collection, please contact the Museum and submit a brief history and/or photograph. The Board will review the proposal and determine whether to accept or deny the item based on their policies and mandate.


Monetary/Sponsorship

If you are interested in contributing a monetary donation to the Kindersley & District Plains Museum, the Board would greatly appreciate your generous support. All financial donations (unless specified) are directed towards operations and improving collection presentation. Sponsorship proposals can be directed to the Museum Board; opportunities involve exhibit room naming rights and building naming rights.

Donations in cheque form requiring a tax receipt must be made out to the Town of Kindersley, and include ‘Museum’ or ‘Kindersley Museum’ in the note section.

There are a variety of materials available for research purposes within the library room. Archival contents (photographs, documents, booklets, and flyers), books, binders and artefacts can be used to collect information

Mayor & Council

You can read Acting Mayor Shaun Henry's blog here.

Call the Administration Office number at (306) 463-2675 and tell the staff what it is you need to talk about with the Mayor. Often, problems and concerns can be better handled by other Town staff who have direct oversight for that particular area of concern. Also, sometimes it is more appropriate to be talking to your Town Council representatives. The Town&squot;s office staff will help guide you through the process.

Parks & Recreation

What camping facilities are available in Kindersley?
Kindersley Regional Park - 463-2788
-48 sites including water & power
-Washroom/shower facilities
-Camp kitchen, dump station
-Season May 1- Sept. 30


Prairie Winds Estates - 463-4404
-R.V. lot rentals
-Fully serviced
-May to Nov.


Golf view Mobile Acres - 463-3839
-Email: golfvi@sasktel.net
-59 sites including water, sewer & 30 amp power
- Year round services
- Monthly rates: call to inquire
-Daily Rates:
Summer: $30 + tax
Winter: $32 + tax

You can register for classes online.

The Town of Kindersley Recreation and Culture Department offers a wide variety programs throughout the year. Click here for more details. 

Planning & Zoning

You will need an approved development permit, along with structural drawing & approval by a Town-authorized Building Inspector.

Fill out an application and bring it along with a sketch of your lot. Please put dimensions to the setbacks distances of existing & new buildings to the property lines. Please include the dimensions of the lot.

1. Sheds under 97 square feet do not need a building permit.  

2. Fencing only requires a Development permit.  

3. Additions need both Building & Development permits.

4. All new buildings over 97 square feet, including RTMs, Modular and Mobile Homes require Building & New Development permits.

5. Renovations: Whenever projects involve significant structural, electrical or mechanical changes they may require a Building permit, please consult with the Town of Kindersley Engineering Department.

6. Decks, Porches, Stairs, etc. require both building & development permits.

Development Permit $40
Zoning Compliance Letter $50.00
Zoning Compliance Certificate $50.00
Development and Building Permit Fee

 If you wish to further pursue your petition for development you need to write an appeal letter to the Appeals Board. (See the Address next to the refusal field on your application)

You will need a Real Property Report provided by a legal land surveyor registered in Saskatchewan.

No, you need to hire a Legal Land Surveyor for this, except if you are purchasing a lot that currently belongs to the Town of Kindersley.

Public Information

Public records, Town Council resolutions and ordinances, and other information can be requested at the Town Administration Office, located at 106 5th Avenue E. Historical information that is not available from the Administration Office may be obtain from the Kindersley Plains Museum.

Every person has the right, on an application made pursuant to The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection Act (LAFOIP), to have access to certain records that are in the possession or under the control of a local authority, which includes the Town of Kindersley. In order to access records that are in the possession of a local authority an individual must make an application. The application must be in the prescribed LAFOIP form, Form A: Access to Information Request Form, which can be found online.  The form must include the specific subject matter of the record requested with sufficient particularity as to the time, place and event to allow the local authority to identify the record. Not all records can be accessed.  Certain records, including but not limited to records with personal information of employees or others, draft bylaws or resolutions, and prescribed confidential records, are not required to be produced by the local authority. A fee must be paid at the time a LAFOIP application is made.  The fee is generally $20 per request, but can be more depending upon the nature of the request.  No fees are payable if the request for information is refused by the local authority.

Please visit the Town office and make a request. You may be able to access the information depending on copy rights and other legal regulations. However, The Town of Kindersley reserves the right to deny access to certain types of information.

In addition, every person has the right, on an application made pursuant to The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection Act (LAFOIP), to have access to certain records that are in the possession or under the control of a local authority, which includes the Town of Kindersley. In order to access records that are in the possession of a local authority an individual must make an application. The application must be in the prescribed LAFOIP form, Form A: Access to Information Request Form, which can be found online.  The form must include the specific subject matter of the record requested with sufficient particularity as to the time, place and event to allow the local authority to identify the record. Not all records can be accessed.  Certain records, including but not limited to records with personal information of employees or others, draft bylaws or resolutions, and prescribed confidential records, are not required to be produced by the local authority. A fee must be paid at the time a LAFOIP application is made.  The fee is generally $20 per request, but can be more depending upon the nature of the request.  No fees are payable if the request for information is refused by the local authority.

Yes, there is a Handi Transit bus available through our local hospital. Please contact 306-463-2611 for further information or to book an appointment.

To stay informed on what is happening in the community, sign up for email notifications

Public Works

Please, send a letter to the Department of Engineering or send us an email to eng1@kindersley.ca or engdirector@kindersley.ca. Please provide us with the location of the conflictive site (intersection, road, address) and detail your concern or complaint.

For Potholes, complete a Report a Concern form.

For a Water Leak on public property please call, between 8am-5pm, 463-2675: after hours call 463-9211.

The Town of Kindersley is implementing a comprehensive Asset Management Program and road maintenance is scheduled according to priorities established based on long term cost-benefit criteria. Unfortunately, we have a limited budget and not all roads can be repaired this year. Yearly road maintenance schedules will be posted online when available.

The complete Road Work Plan can be found here. The Road Work Plan 2015 & Future includes plans to and including 2025. Priority order/ sequence of the infrastructure listed in plans is subject to change and project implementation will be conducted on the basis of funds available.

Private property including parking lots and mobile home estates is the responsibility of the property or landowner to repair and maintain the roads. The Ministry of Highways is responsible for paving the approaches off of Highway 7 and 21.

Sidewalks and curbs are under the Asset Management Program, and follow similar criteria as roads in order to prioritize them. Driveways are not the responsibility of the Town.

The complete Road Work Plan can be found here. The Road Work Plan 2015 & Future includes plans to and including 2025. Priority order/ sequence of the infrastructure listed in plans is subject to change and project implementation will be conducted on the basis of funds available.

Private property including parking lots and mobile home estates is the responsibility of the property or landowner to repair and maintain the roads. The Ministry of Highways is responsible for paving the approaches off of Highway 7 and 21.

 The Town of Kindersley is compromised on hearing and solving your needs, please visit us, email us, or call us. We look forward to supporting people with disabilities as far as our annual budget allows us.

Contact the Public Works Department at (306) 463-2675 to establish new utility service. The consumer will need to submit an application with two forms of identification and pay adequate deposits based on their personal credit history.

 Residential streets within the Town of Kindersley limits are swept during the summer months.

Please visit: http://www.kindersley.ca/ourservices/streetcleaning

Water + Sewer

A leak notification is issued when continuous water movement has been recorded at some point during the billing period, which may indicate a leak. When this continuous water movement has been recorded, a notification is issued on the water bill.

If you believe there was a leak in your home and would like to find out when it occurred, a request can be made to have Town staff visit your home to complete a datalogg. 

Any inquiries, concerns, or complaints must be directed to our office at 306.463.2675. For privacy reasons, we do not discuss individual water bills publicly.

The average household in Kindersley consumes under 25,000 gallons of water over a three month period.

Any inquiries, concerns, or complaints must be directed to our office at 306.463.2675. For privacy reasons, we do not discuss individual water bills publicly.

No. However, due to a system upgrade performed on water readers in late 2015, November 2015, December 2015, and January 2016 were estimated and water bills have since been adjusted with actual reads. 

To find out more on water rates, please visit kindersley.ca/water-rates. 

No. The size of line affects the water pressure not the water consumption. Water consumption varies from household to household based on a variety of factors. For example, a home with a reverse osmosis system will likely consumore more than one that does not. 

The sewer fee is 25% of the water consumed. This fee is used to replace the sewer lines in the Town of Kindersley which are getting older. The 25% is an average we used as we kow now all water goes down the sewer lines, especially in the summer months. 

We have considered monthly water billing but have no immediate plans to switch from the current three-month billing system. Estimated administrative expense for monthly billing is $10-15,000 more. 

Senior Services

 Dawn View Court-Assisted Living-Contact: (306) 463-4944 for further information Caleb-Independent and Assisted Living Heritage Manor-Assisted Living-Contact: (306) 463-4944 for further information 

Tax Assessment

On May 11, 2015, Council adopted Bylaw 08-15, which established the current tax penalties and eliminated the 4% discount that was previously applied to tax payments made before June 30 of the tax year.

While the discount offered an incentive for citizens to pay their taxes early, it also provided a loss in tax revenue that needed to be recovered for operations. Many municipalities no longer offer property tax discounts and school divisions throughout Saskatchewan also discontinued the use of education tax discounts in 2013.

Residents were notified in their 2015 Tax Notices that the discount would not exist after July 1, 2015.

Tax payments can be made anytime prior to July 31 without penalty. On August 1, 2016, a penalty of 1.5% will be applied to any unpaid current taxes, as well as on the first day of each additional month the taxes remain unpaid.

Taxes that remain unpaid after December 31 of the year in which they are levied shall be considered in arrears and subject to a penalty. This penalty is 2% per month and is applied the first day of each month that the taxes remain unpaid,

Please note that tax payments can be made any time before tax notices are received. This can be done through online banking, by post-dated cheques, or payments made at the Kindersley Administration Office. For any other payment arrangements, please contact the Town of Kindersley at 306-463-2675.

The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency provides an online tool for property owners to view their individual property assessments. At  SAMAView,  you can:

  1. Verify your property assessment information
  2. Compare your assessment to similar or neighbouring properties; and
  3. Get a general idea of assessed values in your municipality.
Additional information can be found on the  SAMA website  or the Province of Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs .

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