By Stan Ashbee
Westwind Weekly News
Just a reminder, skating is not allowed at the fish pond or north entrance of the wetland pond, according to a recent media release posted on the Town of Magrath’s website.
“There is sensitive wetland and other vegetation at the north pond still getting established, which also thins the ice,” it was stated in the release.
All business owners — 2018 business licences expire Dec. 31. “2019 business licences will be available in January from the Town Office at a cost of $60 each,” it was stated on the town’s website.
According to a recent media release, all dogs in the Town of Magrath must be licensed and licences must be renewed annually.
“2018 tags will expire Dec. 31. 2019 tags can be purchased at the Town Office in January. Altered (spayed or neutered) dogs are $20 per year and unaltered dogs are $40 per year,” it was stated in the town’s media release.
Town Office hours in Magrath are Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. Closed Dec. 25-26. Open from 9 a.m. until noon on Dec. 31 and closed Jan. 1.
As for the town’s snow removal, the town does not remove snow from sidewalks adjacent to private property.
“This is the responsibility of the property owner. If by chance your sidewalk is cleared, it is because of a ‘Snow Angel’ in your neighbourhood and does not mean it will be cleared for you through the whole season,” it was stated in a recent media release.
Remember, when clearing snow from driveways or sidewalks — shovel the snow onto your own property or boulevard and not onto the roads, according to a post on the town’s website. “This will allow for proper drainage and will help to avoid ice patches forming on roads and sidewalks.”
According to the Town of Magrath, garbage normally to be collected on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 will be picked up on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. “The dump will be closed Dec. 26, but will be open Dec. 27,” a media release stated.
Please note: Cardboard should be taken to the recycling centre and not put into garbage bins.