The Accounts Receivable Policy of the Rural Municipality of Sherwood No. 159 applies to all general (non-tax or utility) receivables due to the RM.
Invoices & Statements
Receivables will be recorded promptly and accurately. Invoices and Statements will be mailed within five (5) business days of the fifteenth (15th) day of each month. Payment is due within 30 days of the date of an invoice.
a. Any amount outstanding past 30 days will be considered arrears and will accumulate interest penalties at 1.5% per month (18% per annum) to be applied on the first business day of each month.
b. Accounts 30-60 Days in Arrears will receive a statement advising that the account is overdue and interest will be applied.
c. Accounts 60-90 Days in Arrears will receive a second statement along with a past due notice.
d. Accounts 90-120 Days in Arrears will receive, via registered mail, a third statement of account along with a final past due notice.
e. Accounts greater than 120 Days in arrears will be subject to the following collection procedures:
- Where allowed, arrears will be added to the tax roll;
- Account will be referred to a collection agency;
- Subject to legal action;
- Credit Privileges will be revoked; and/or
- Service may be suspended.
f. Any additional costs incurred as a result of action taken under Section 2 (e) of the Accounts Receivable Policy will be borne by the account holder.
According to Section 369 of The Municipalities Act, SS 2005, c M-36.1, a Council of a Municipality may add amounts unpaid to the tax roll of a parcel of land.
- A council may add the following amounts to the tax roll of a parcel of land:
a. unpaid costs relating to service connections of a public utility that are owing with respect to the parcel;
b. unpaid charges for a utility service provided to the parcel by a public utility that are owing with respect to the parcel;
c. unpaid expenses and costs incurred by the municipality in remedying a contravention of a bylaw or enactment if the contravention occurred on all or part of the parcel;
d. unpaid fees or charges for services or activities provided by or on behalf of the municipality respecting fire and security alarm systems to the parcel;
e. if the municipality has passed a bylaw requiring the owner or occupant of a parcel to keep the sidewalks adjacent to the parcel clear of snow and ice, unpaid expenses and costs
incurred by the municipality for removing the snow and ice with respect to the parcel;
f. any other amount that may be added to the tax roll pursuant to an Act.
- If a person described in any of the following clauses owes money to a municipality in any of the circumstances described in the following clauses, the municipality may add the amount owing to the tax roll of any parcel of land for which the person is the assessed person:
a. a person who was a licensee pursuant to a licence of occupation granted by the municipality and who, pursuant to the licence, owes the municipality for the costs incurred by the
municipality in restoring the land used pursuant to the licence;
b. a person who owes money to the municipality for the costs incurred by the municipality in eliminating an emergency;
c. a person who owes the municipality for any costs incurred by the municipality with respect to a dangerous animal.
The R.M. of Sherwood’s fire services are provided by the Regina Fire Department. Fire protection services are offered through an agreement between the R.M. of Sherwood and the City of Regina. When the Fire Department responds to a fire, all costs associated with their response are charged to the land owner.
Fire Fighting Insurance
The R.M. of Sherwood would like to advise everyone to make sure that they have the appropriate Fire Fighting Insurance, we recommend that you have at least $10,000.00 firefighting coverage. The average firefighting costs can range from $1,200.00 to upwards of $10,000.00. Contact your local insurance broker for more information.
The R.M. of Sherwood would like to remind everyone that when you are undertaking a controlled burn on your property, you must fax a Controlled Burn Notice to the R.M. of Sherwood and the Regina Fire Department prior to conducting your burn. At the time of your burn, you must contact the City of Regina Fire Services at 306-777-7846 and the White Butte RCMP Detachment at 306-781-5050. This will ensure that the proper channels are notified and that no firefighting costs will occur for having the Fire Department dispatched to a false alarm. The Regina Fire Department consults the received Controlled Burn Notices prior to responding to emergency response calls. If you do not send in a Controlled Burn Notice, and the Regina Fire Department dispatches a unit to the location of your fire, you will be responsible for all costs associated with their response.