Potential Mail Delivery Disruption - Important Information for a Potential Postal Strike
Posted: July 5, 2016
Although Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers continue to negotiate, there is the possibility that a labour disruption could occur as early as July 8, 2016.
In the event of such an action, Canada Post will not operate and no items will be delivered or accepted.
Residential property tax notices have been mailed and are due September 30, 2016. The second quarter utility bills will be mailed July 6, 2016 and will be due August 15, 2016. Property owners and residents should be aware that even if a postal strike prevents them from receiving a property tax notice or a utility bill they are still responsible for on-time payment. Late payments will result in penalties.
Documents or payments that need to be submitted to the RM should not be put in the mail until after the threat of a labour disruption has passed.
Options for Paying Your Municipal Bills:
On-line payment or telephone banking offered through your financial institution. Please note that if you are paying your taxes online, five (5) business days are required to process your payment. It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to ensure that their on-line payment is received at the Municipal office by the due date.
- In-person payment at your local
financial institution (customers will need their account number).
- Bill payment drop box located at 3021
Birds Hill Rd., at the main building entrance (cheque only).
- Pre-authorized Payment (automatic withdrawal) customers will continue to have their payments withdrawn. You have the option of setting up Pre-authorized payments for Utility and Property Tax Bills by filling out the appropriate form and returning to the municipal Administration office with a personal void cheque. Applications are available at the Administration office or on-line at www.eaststpaul.com.
The Administration office is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Residents seeking more information on services or payments during the labour disruption can contact the Administration office at (204) 668-8112.