Town Council recently passed a Bylaw which will permit residents to mail in their ballots for the upcoming Municipal Elections. Eligible voters will have the option to register to vote by Mail-in Ballot.
If you are eligible to vote in the Municipal Election and wish to vote by this method, you may fill out Form ‘R’ and Form ‘C’ and send the forms to the Returning Officer at the Town of Balgonie office 129 Railway Street prior to October 9th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Voters who register to vote by Mail–in Ballot will not be eligible to vote at the Election Day Poll or the Advance Poll.
Mail-In Ballot kits will be provided to the registered voters prior to election day.
Election 2020-TOWN OF BALGONIE
The Municipal Election will be held on November 9, 2020. The Town of Balgonie Council consists of a Mayor and six (6) Council Members. Each member serves on Council for a four (4) year term.
The local government makes decisions regarding local matters regarding services that the Town provides. The Town Council sets the local budget for services such as administration, protective services, public works, development, environment, recreation, water and sewer.
If you are interested in running for Town Council, information can be found on roles and responsibilities at the following link. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/municipal-administration/elections/running-for-municipal-office
Candidate information packages are now available at the Town office. Nomination forms will need to be submitted between September 22, 2020 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 7, 2020.
You may run for the office of Municipal Council if:
- On the day of the election, you are the full age of 18 years or will attain the full age of 18 years on or before Election Day;
- At the time you submit the nomination papers, are a Canadian citizen and have resided in Balgonie for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which nomination papers are submitted and in Saskatchewan for at least six months immediately preceding the date on which nomination papers are submitted; and
- Are not disqualified by The Local Government Election Act, 2015 or any other Act from holding the office for which you are a candidate.
You may not run for the office of Municipal Council if you:
- Are a Judge of any Court.
- Are an Auditor or Solicitor of the Municipality.
If you or anyone you know is eligible to run for Town Council, please contact our staff at306-771-2284 to obtain a candidate’s package and information about the role.
TOWN OF BALGONIE
NOTICE OF DISCRETIONARY USE APPLICATION
Pursuant to Section 55 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007, the Council of the Town of Balgonie gives notice that a discretionary application has been received, the details are as follows:
Discretionary Use Permit: Pharmacy Addition to an Existing Building
302 Griffin Road W., Balgonie, Saskatchewan
Lot 3, Block 35, Plan 86R66072
Intended Discretionary Use: To add an addition on to an existing building to be used as a pharmacy. Under the Town of Balgonie’s zoning bylaw, “medical, dental, and other health care offices and clinics or health services” are considered a discretionary use in the High Profile Commercial Industrial (HPC) District.
Council will hold a public hearing to receive submissions on the proposed Discretionary Use Application on August 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Balgonie Multiplex, 1045 Hwy #364. Council will also consider written submissions received at the hearing or delivered to the undersigned at the municipal office before the hearing. For further information, please contact the Municipal Office at 306-771-2284.
Issued at the Town of Balgonie, this 23rd day of July, 2020.
Signed, Karen Craigie, Administrator