As the province continues with its Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, the City of Estevan is carefully considering the re-opening of its public facilities.
City Hall, the weight room in the Estevan Leisure Centre, fitness programs and the tennis courts will be the first to re-open with health and safety procedures in place.
City Hall will set to open to the public June 8, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the weight room, fitness programs and tennis courts will have online options to book time slots.
“Our safety plan is in place, and we are looking forward to having City Hall and some fitness services open once again,” said city manager Jeff Ward. “Please do not come to see us if you are symptomatic, coughing or sneezing.”
“Users can access the weight room, fitness classes and tennis courts by using the front door of the Estevan Leisure Centre,” said program manager Erin Wilson. “It is important to note that you must be pre-registered in a time slot before coming; there will be no drop-in slots or rentals available. Registration will be set up online and shared through our media channels once ready for bookings.”
Wilson also noted, “One washroom will be available. Change rooms will not, so please come in your fitness attire except for your indoor shoes.”
A staff member will be stationed at the main entrance to guide visitors through the new procedures. Hand sanitizer stations have been installed as well as increased signage.
While it is important to open city hall for those needing in-person help from city staff, the city strongly encourages those who can make utility and property tax payments online through their financial institution or by telephone banking to do so.
Other forms of paying utility and property tax bills and permit and licence fees include mailing a cheque to city hall or placing payment in the slot box to the right of city hall’s main entrance.
The opening and recovery approach of other facilities will align with the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan, and in consultation with various government and non-government agencies and partners.
The walking track in Affinity Place will be slated to open on June 15. Opening protocols will be released at a later date.