Property tax is determined by two things - the assessed value placed on the land and buildings (assessed by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency) and the mill rate determined by Town change by Council. Assessments are executed every four years and are subject to assessment appeal procedure.
The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) manages the province’s property assessment system developed in consultation with municipalities, school districts, stakeholders and the provincial government. SAMA coordinates a full revaluation and other related services to most cities, towns, villages and rural municipalities in the province.
SAMA coordinates a full revaluation of all properties in the province every four years to coincide with a new base rate. The 2017 revelation uses a Jan 1, 2015 as the base date, regardless of being subject to a market value standard or a regulated property valuation standard.
More information is available at the Town Office or the SAMA website.
Ponteix receives excellent police protection through the local RCMP detachment, which employs five police officers. Their patrol area includes the Town of Ponteix and surrounding rural communities west to Admiral, east to Meyronne, north to Neville/Pambrun/Vanguard and south to the US Border. For more information contact (306) 625-6400.
The Ponteix Volunteer Fire Department consists of a Fire Chief and 16 volunteer firefighters. The Department operates one modern fire truck which is owned by the town. A truck owned by the Rural Municipality of Auvergne #76 is also available when necessary and a Rescue Unit.
The volunteers firemen provide service 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Ponteix and district. For more information contact (306) 625-3222.
The Town of Ponteix pipes its water from three accessible wells, located one mile northwest of town along Road 628.
After filtration and treatment, it is stored in a 300,000 gallon reservoir. Total storage capacity is 390,000 gallons, including a 60,000 gallon water tower. The water pressure averages approximately 60 psi throughout the distribution system. Two certified water operators manage the town\'s water treatment system.
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Sewage effluent is pumped from a double pump lift station to a two cell (primary & secondary) lagoon, located one mile east of town.
The Town operates a waste disposal site 3.5 miles east and half mile south of town. There is weekly pickup in residential areas and twice weekly in the business section.
Waste disposal site hours of operation are as follows, and are subject to change:
- Summer (April to September) Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm;
- Winter (October to March) Tuesdays and Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Triway Recycle bins are provided to each residence/business and pick up for carts/bins are every other Tuesday. Carts/bins are for single stream recycling. Pamphlets are available at the Town Office to know what you can put in your cart/bin. Carts are property of Triways and are the responsiblity of the home owner - replacement of carts are the responsibility of each home owner. Carts have serial numbers and are tagged to an individual address.
Sarcan Recycling is located at 134 - 1st Ave East. Help keep our community clean and green by visiting the Sarcan Recycling Depot for all your recycling needs. For more information contact (306) 625 -3373.
Summer hours of opereation are Tuesdays to Fridays 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Winter hours are Wednesdays to Fridays 9:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
SaskPower provides electrical services. For more information contact 1-800-727-5835 or visit www.saskpower.com.
SaskEnergy provides natural gas delivery. For more information contact 1-800-567-8899 or visit www.saskenergy.com.
Telephone and Internet
SaskTel provides telephone and Internet services. For more information contact at 1-800-727-5835 or visit www.sasktel.com.