The Town’s primary goal is to improve and maintain infrastructure to the highest standard possible and to maximize tax dollars to achieve this in the most efficient way.
In order to determine and prioritize current and future maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of all Kindersley surface and sub-surface infrastructure, The Town of Kindersley develops and maintains a long-term infrastructure plan and long-term financial plan. This is an extensive program that involves a detailed identification, assessment and analysis of the conditions of the Town's infrastructure, including roads, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, sewer lines, water lines, and storm lines, and assigning condition indexing of each.
Additionally, an Infrastructure Capacity Assessment was completed in 2014, which informs us of the current capacity of Kindersley infrastructure to support future residential, commercial, and industrial development.
Through the use of sophisticated asset management software, the Town of Kindersley is also able to monitor and determine use and lifespan of infrastructure and equipment in order to plan and budget proactively for necessary replacement and future work.
The current long-term infrastructure plan assesses the condition of all road surfaces, rating such components as road cracking, ruts, and curb and gutter safety on a scale of poor to good. The condition of adjoining infrastructure such as water, stormwater and sanitary sewer pipes and valves is also factored into the projected work plan. The Road Construction Improvement Map 1979-2016 provides an overview of work completed within the Town of Kindersley.
Approximately half the cost of Kindersley’s current infrastructure work is financed by revenue generated from the annual per household infrastructure/road work levy of $300. The Town budgets a matching amount as much as the mill rate will allow.
The Town of Kindersley's Department of Engineering, Planning, and Development regularly reviews and assesses the conditions of all infrastructure within Kindersley. Below are comprehensive plans for infrastructure work to be completed between 2015 and beyond.
Road Work Plan
The following locations are scheduled for road and sidewalk work in 2016:
- 2nd St. W (from Railway Ave W to 2nd Ave W) - 1st St. E (from 7th Ave E to 5th Ave E)
- Heavy Haul Roads: 9th St. W and C St. E
The Town is investing more than $865,000 in road rehabilitation in 2016. This includes the paving of 2 heavy haul roads, funded completely by the New Deal Gas Tax funds. Brand new sidewalks will be constructed this year on the west side of 2nd St. W (from Railway Ave W to 2nd Ave W) and the north side of Elizabeth School on 7th Ave.
***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.
Click the following link to view the Town of Kindersley's Asphalt, Concrete Priority Plan for 2015 forward.
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 implementa- tion will be conducted on the basis of funds available.
Click the following link to view completed Road Construction
Water Main Replacement Plan
Click the following link to view the Town of Kindersley's Water Main Priority Plan 2015 forward.
*Please note that priority order/sequence of the infrastructure listed in the above plans is subject to change and project implementation will be conducted on the basis of funds available.
Precautionary Drinking Water Advisories
Often, during periods of major infrastructure work and immediately following completion, a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory is put in place until water quality tests can confirm that it is completely safe for consumption.
The following steps are recommended at that time:
- Flush your water taps thoroughly as the temporary line has been heavily chlorinated. The temporary water line is not connected to your water meter, so you will not be charged for your water use at this time.
- Boil water for a minimum of one (1) minute prior to consumption. A Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory is in place until the water main replacement is complete and test results are received from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment indicating that the water passes provincial quality standards. A green door hanger will be issued at that time to advise you that boiling water is no longer necessary. Please see the reverse side of this letter for more detailed instructions.
To accommodate these improvements, there may be brief disruptions in water service when the temporary water line is put into operation and when residences are reconnected to the main line after repairs are complete.
Mobile Home Communities
Mobile home communities such as Prairie Winds Estates, Golf View Estates, and others are privately owned. Property taxes are paid by the estate landowner and road and water infrastructure contained within these properties is also the responsibility of the land owner to maintain.
The Town of Kindersley charges a monthly licence fee to mobile home owners. These fees help fund a variety of tax-supported services that are available to all residents of Kindersley, including fire, police, and protective services, garbage and recycle collection, recreation and cultural programming, and other municipal facilities and infrastructure. This increase was made necessary by the fact that the previous mobile licence fees had been in effect since 1990 and did not adequately offset current living costs and operational expenses.
Effective January 1, 2015, as per the Mobile Home Bylaw 18-14 , Kindersley Town Council approved an increase to the monthly licence fees charged to mobile homes. These fees are as follows:
Gross Floor Area
To Dec 31/14 Monthly Fee Was
Jan 1, 2015 New Monthly Fee
|Less than 30 square metres|
Less than 323
|31 to 34 square metres|
324 – 366
|35 to 44 square metres|
377 – 474
|45 to 54 square metres|
485 – 582
|55 to 64 square metres|
592 – 689
|65 to 74 square metres|
700 – 797
|75 to 84 square metres|
807 – 904
|85 to 94 square metres|
915 – 1012
|95 to 113 square metres|
1023 – 1216
|114 or more square metres|
1226.64 and larger
Mobile Home Licence Fees fund the following services:
- Fire Protection
- Bylaw Enforcement
- Animal Control
- Recreation and Culture Facilities and Programming
- Garbage Collection
- Recycle Collection
- Infrastructure Maintenance