The following types of projects are constructed through the “Local Improvement Process”:
- Sidewalk Reconstruction
- Lane Paving
A Local Improvement is any work that benefits the property owners whose property is adjacent to, or benefits from, the work.
Our department prepares Local Improvement Programs based on petitions and requests from property owners. Projects may also be initiated by the City.
To add a sidewalk to the Local Improvement List, a request should be received by the Infrastructure and Operations Division by September 15th of the current year; click on this link to email: Engineering-Sidewalks. The request will be added to the schedule of Local Improvements for the next year.
To add a lane to the Local Improvement List, a request should be received by the Infrastructure and Operations Division by September 15th of the current year; click on this link to email: Engineering-Lanes. To qualify for Lane Paving, a petition must be signed by a majority of the owners. Also, those owners must represent at least one-half of the assessed value of the land benefiting from the local improvement. If these qualifications are met, this request will be added to the schedule of Local Improvements for the next year.
You will be notified of the work via the Southwest Booster and a letter to each property owner. If you do not want the work done, you may petition against it. This Lane Paving Local Improvement Petition must include:
- the signature of a majority of property owners affected (renters cannot sign the petition)
- the signatures must represent at least one half of the assessed value of the property affected
The Letter to Property Owners is here for you to download and print for use.
An Assessment Notice will also be sent out with your share of the cost included; this will include different payment options. You may also go to the Court of Revision, on the date set on the Assessment Notice, to object to the frontage measurements or calculations.
City of Swift Current Infrastructure and Operations Division
PO Box 340
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Here is a list of policies addressing concerns about Local Improvements: