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(Last updated:  April 21, 2017)

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HEPBURN?
  • Check the Google Calendar to see what events are happening in and around town.  *Google Users, you can add this Calendar to ones you regularly see in your left column menu.
  • Visit the Town Office to check out our bulletin boards and read the Latest Howler here for monthly updates.  *Question: Where else would you like to be able to pick up the Howler?
  • Follow the Hepburn Parks and Rec Facebook page for weekly updates.
  • View the Upcoming Events page for a month by month listing.
  • Didn’t find what you were looking for?  For more information, go to the Town Office Page.
NOTICES:
  • *NEW: National Volunteer Week:  It’s time to celebrate VOLUNTEERS from April 23-29, 2017.  This is the 14th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada delivers this campaign in partnership with Investors Group. The 2017 campaign theme is “Volunteers are the roots of strong communities.”   Watch for more info next week.
  • *NEW:  Planning a Building or Development Project?  Check out all applicable Town Bylaws and Forms on Town Office Page.
  • *NEW: Spring Roadwork:  Update from Town Council – The Town is looking into a maintenance program for back lanes as part of the 2017 budget process.   Spring road patching will begin when the temperature is warm enough.   Specific locations needing attention can be emailed into the office at info@hepburn.ca.
  • *NEW:  Summer Student Position:  We received a government grant to hire one student this summer, for 8 week position.  Resumes will be received at the Town Office until June 14.  Watch for more detailed job description coming soon.
  • *NEW:  Minor Soccer Info: Follow the updates at the website.  Click here: Hepburn Page at Valley Soccer. – this is kept up to date with current info.
  • *NEW: Waterworks Notice:  View here: Notice to Consumers – Waterworks 2016.
  • *NEW: Fair Days Sponsors:  Local businesses, of any size, are welcome to participate in the sponsorship of the Summer Parks and Rec weekend called Fair Days, June 16-18.  Sponsor Letter is available here.   All businesses will be acknowledged and advertised throughout the weekend.  Contact the Office with any questions or recommendations.
  • Adult Recreation – BADMINTON:  5 Thursdays, April 27, May 4, May 18, May 25, June 1, Hepburn School Gym, 7.00-8.30pm.  Doors open at 6.45pm.  $2/person.  Bring racquet.  Registration opens Monday, April 17 – email info@hepburn.ca to save a spot.  Invite your friends and neighbours.
  • Garage Sale:  Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 27.  The Centre will be serving Soup, Buns & Pie by donation, with a Garage Sale, at their building.  Register for $2 to get your site on the map and balloons.  Deadline Monday, May 22.  Print Registration Form and drop off at Town Office.
  • Ball Clinics: 2 Saturdays, June 3 and June 10.  10:00am-12:00pm for ages 5-8; and 1:00pm-3:00pm for ages 9-12.  Participants will need to bring their own ball glove, outdoor running shoes/cleats, and water bottle. Application deadline: May 19, 2017.  Limited spots available. Registrations can be handed into town office or emailed to info@hepburn.ca.  Click here for form & info: Ball Clinic Registration Form.  Contact:  Daniella Klassen or Town Office.
  • Hepburn Access Road Conditions:  Click here to vote in CAA Canada’s Worst Roads.  Hepburn’s ranked at #6 at last check.  To find out more about the priorities of Ministry of Highways, click here – http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/common-questions/   To register a complaint about road conditions, go here – http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/Contact.  There are also phone numbers listed on their website if you prefer to call.
  • Water and Sewer Rates:  April is almost over, and rates change May 1st.  Town Council reviewed Bylaw 41-2017, a bylaw to set water and wastewater utility rates.  Click here to view the Updated Rates for Water and Sewer – #42-2017.
  • Questions about Property Assessment:  If you wonder how assessment works, click here.
  • Community Fireside Nights:  Watch for upcoming schedule for summer Wednesday evenings.  More details to come after May 1st Parks and Rec meeting.  Fireside Hosts are welcome.  Contact Kelsie-Lynn H or Lisa B to sign up for a date.
  • The Centre News:  Helping Hands Sewing Group has stopped for the season, but will resume Mondays in October.  Regular Wednesday Coffee Times continue 9.00-10.00am.
  • Postcards:  If you have a child or youth in your family with ideas, encourage them to stop by the office to pick up and complete a Postcard with the tagline “I think that the Town of Hepburn needs…..”  I have received two already.
  • Notice of School Community Council Elections:  Contact the school at 306-947-2077 to find out more and get nomination forms.  Election is May 12.  Click here for notice: School Community Council Elections
  • Large Bin Rentals:  Contact Loraas  at 306-242-2300 or http://www.loraas.ca/service-quote/ to arrange bin rentals for spring clean-up needs.
  • Petition regarding Sask Library Cuts:  There is a library petition available at the Town Office for signing.
  • Museum of Wheat Schedule:  Opening Day is Saturday, May 20, 10am-2pm, with coffee and donuts.   They are open every Saturday from 10am-2pm from May 20th to September 2nd this season.  Note: 2.00pm closing time.  This info is also included in the Town Google Calendar.  Click to view the Google Calendar.
  • Animal Control Bylaw:  Town Council reviewed Bylaw 43-2017.  We will begin taking animal registrations any time and have a grace period until the end of May (no registration fee, registration warnings if animal found at large).  Other fines are in effect regarding waste, etc.  Click here to view the updated Animal Control Bylaw.  Click here for Animal License Registration Form.  Include a photo.  Tags will be issued at no cost until May 31.  Replacing lost tags will be at the owner’s cost.
  • Assessment Notice:  Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll of the Town of Hepburn for the year 2017 has been prepared and is open to inspection at the Town Office from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday between the following dates: March 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017.  Assessment notices have been sent as required pursuant to Section 214 of The Municipalities Act. Any person who wishes to appeal his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal, accompanied with a $150.00 fee for each assessment being appealed, which will be returned if the appeal results in a change to the assessment with:  The Assessor, Town of Hepburn, Box 217, Hepburn, SK S0K 1Z0.  
  • Complaint Form:  If you want to note a concern about bylaws, please use this new form.   New Complaint Form.
  • Council Delegation Form:  If you want to present a delegation to Town Council, please use this new form and submit on or before the second Friday of the month.  New Council Delegation Request Form.   Delegation Forms Due:  May 12 before 5pm.  Next Meeting:  May 17.
  • Nomination Form for Volunteer of the Year.  Please consider nominating a worthy community member for this annual award.  It is presented at Fair Days Weekend, scheduled this year for June 16-18, 2017.  Print, complete, and submit the Volunteer of the Year Award Form by May 29.
  • Didn’t find what you were looking for?  For more information, go to the Town Office Page.