Archive for January, 2017

Road Conditions

The Town is asking for your patience as we deal with a broken sander. The maintenance personnal are in the process of repairing it and will be out shortly. Please be careful on the roads.

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Arena Opening

The arena will be opening tomorrow, Thursday, Jan 26, 17. Please check the schedule for program and general skate times.

Rentals will start on Monday, Jan 30, 17

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Reminder: Registration for canskate and hockey is Jan 24 – 26 from 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Gerry Byrne Room. The cost is $60 for the first child and $40 for each additional child. Cash or cheque only. Jerseys can also be picked up for those in hockey at that time as well. Anyone going on the ice must wear a helmet including thoses wearing boots. Only inside boots can be worn on the ice.

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Reminder: The deadline for those interested in applying for the Superintendent of Works position with the Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm is today, Jan 24, 17 at 4:30 pm.

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Free Skate


There will be a free skate at the Arena tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan 18 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm before the lines are laid.


A notice will be posted here when the arena is open for rentals.

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Tax Bill Information

Residents will receive their tax bill within the next few days.

Quick Facts
• Bills are due upon receipt.
• A 10% discount will be given on all 2017 residential taxes which are paid in full by April 30, 2017.
• All business taxes which are paid in full by April 30, 2017 will be given a 5% discount.
• There is no discount on the garbage collection fee
• Interest on all unpaid 2017 taxes will begin on July 1st, 2017
• The Town accepts cash, cheque, debit, visa and mastercard*. However, no discount can be given if taxes are paid by visa or mastercard.
• Payment plans are available. Please contact the office for further details.
• The invoice will say water and sewer charge. However, if the charge is $ 272 you being charge for water only. The charge for water and sewer is $ 400.
• Calculation of property tax
The current mil rate for residential is 6 mils

Mils x Property Value
= Property Tax Charged

Eg. If you property is values at $ 75,000.

(6 x 75,000) / 1000 = $ 450
The charge is $450 for property tax.

Please note if the amount falls below $ 325, the charge will be $ 325.

*The debit machine is currently not working. It is expected we will have a replacement machine within two weeks.

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Poll Tax Information

For your information on the collection of Poll Tax

1. Poll Tax Fee for 2017 is $350.00
2. All Poll Taxes are due to be paid in full by June 30th, 2017
3. Outstanding balances as of July 1st, 2017 will be submitted to your employer for collection.
4. Employers are to submit collected Poll Taxes to the Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm before September 30th, 2017.

Under Section 128 of Municipalities Act Council may demand that the person’s employer deduct the poll tax for current year arrears and interest on arrears of poll tax for previous years from that person’s wages and that employer shall forward the tax collected to the council within the time limit specified by council unless the person obtains a certificate from the clerk stating that the person is exempt from the payment of the poll tax or has made other arrangements with the council.

5. Poll Tax Exemption
a. Property owner in the Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
b. Paying Property or Poll Tax in another Municipality in Newfoundland, of which you are a resident (letter from municipality or copy of invoice required).
c. Under the age of 18.
d. Worked less than 90 days in total in a calendar year.
e. If gross income for 2016 is less than $11, 635.00.
f. It is the responsibility of the individual receiving the Poll Tax bill to provide proof of exemption to the Town Office by March 3rd, 2017
6. If you have any questions concerning poll tax, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Office at 709-457-2413

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There will be a free skate at the Arena tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan 18 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm before the lines are laid.

Helmets are mandatory for all ages.

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Cash and Cheque Only

Please be advised due to technical problems the Town is not able to accept debit, visa or mastercard until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity
Superintendent of Works
The Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm is seeking a Superintendent of Works. We are looking for a proven leader who will provide leadership and direction, and provide quality service to the citizens of the town.
Position Overview:
• This individual will be expected to work closely with the Town Manager in dealing with the public.
• The Superintendent will offer assistance and direction in ensuring understanding and compliance with the development and maintenance of the Town’s infrastructure, and for the provision of services relating to operations and public works.
• The Superintendent of Public Works assumes responsibility for a wide variety of duties related to the management and supervision of outside operations, municipal facilities and infrastructure, capital works, water maintenance, and public works.
• It is expected that this person will respond to the public on issues pertaining to the department, and provide direction and advice on all matters related to these essential municipal services.
• The Superintendent attends Public Works committee meetings and provides professional advice and direction to Council and the Town Manager on issues or concerns related to the following: outside operations, services, snow clearing operations, roads maintenance, municipal infrastructure, the Town’s water supply, sewage systems, and other critical areas of operations and public works.

As Superintendent of Public Works, you will report directly to the Town Manager. The successful candidate would ideally have practical experience in a municipal environment or a suitable and related field. Working knowledge of modern computer technology. The successful candidate must possess strong organizational skills as well as good oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate must be willing to complete any courses as required.

Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume with references on or before 4:30 PM, January 24, 2017 to:
Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
P.O. Box 10
Roddickton, NL A0K 4P0
Or by email

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants.

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