FAQ's

Below is a list of frequently asked questions. Should you have a question that is not answered on this page, please contact us.
 
 

Municipal Office

Where is the RM of Cartier's Administration Office?
What are the Administration Office’s hours?
What is the Municipal Office's telephone and fax numbers?

Taxation

When are the tax bills sent out?
When are current taxes due?
Tax Arrears
Can I pay my taxes or utilities through the bank?
Does RM of Cartier have T.I.P.P.S program? Can I pay my taxes on a monthly basis?
When do ratepayers receive their assessment notices?
Can I pay by Visa or Mastercard?
What can I do when my assessment is too high?
Am I eligible for the Resident Homeowners Tax Assistance (RHOTA)?
How much are tax certificates?
Where do I inquire about school taxes?

General

Are there any costs for a subdivision of my property?
When do I receive my utility bills?
Where are the water standpipes for Cartier?
Where is the RM of Cartier Landfill Site?
What is the contact number to the RM of Cartier Landfill Site?
What time does the RM of Cartier Landfill Site open?
Where are the waste and recycling bins?
Does the RM of Cartier provide a library rebate?
Where are the water standpipes for Cartier?

Council Meetings

Can anyone attend Council meetings and Committee meetings?
When does council meet?

Municipal Office:

Where is the RM of Cartier's Administration Office?
The Administration Office is located at 28 PR 248 S, Elie, Manitoba.
 
 
What are the Administration Office’s hours?
Regular office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
 
What is the Municipal Office's telephone and fax numbers?
Telephone number: (204) 353 2214
Fax number: (204) 353 2335

 

Taxation:

When are the tax bills sent out?
The tax bills are mailed out at the end of June.

When are current taxes due?
Current taxes are due on September 30th of each year. Penalties of 1.25% per month will be added to outstanding taxes commencing October 1st, and on the first day of each month thereafter, until paid.
 
Tax Arrears
Payments made to taxes will be applied to arrears and penalties (if any) prior to being applied to current taxes. Penalties of 1.25% per month is added to any outstanding taxes on the first of every month.
 
Can I pay my taxes or utilities through the bank?
Yes – Internet banking and Telpay are available for tax and utility payments through most financial institutions. Payments can also be made at the Municipal office in person, in our drop box at the front of the RM office or by mail. Payment by cheque, post-dated cheque, debit, or cash are accepted.
 
Can I pay by Visa or Mastercard?
No.
 
Does RM of Cartier have T.I.P.P.S program? Can I pay my taxes on a monthly basis?
Yes! Ratepayers are now able to apply for a pre-authorized tax payment plan (TIPP).  Click here for the sign up form. The TIPP program starts in January of each year and payments are made on the 15th of each month through automatic withdrawal from your financial institution. The TIPP program collects taxes for the calendar year January 1st to December 31st and ensures all taxes are paid without penalty.  The deadline to sign up for the current year is the last day of February.
 
When do ratepayers receive their assessment notices?
Assessment notices are distributed through the Provincial Assessment Office and mailed to the ratepayers. 
 
What can I do when my assessment is too high?
For Assessment information, please call the Assessment Office in Portage La Prairie at (204) 239-3320 or 1-866-401-8986. An assessment can be appealed through Board of Revision annually and correspondence should be directed to the Municipal Office. Appeals should be in writing and must clearly state the reasons for an appeal. The deadline is generally October timeframe. The Board of Revision is usually scheduled for mid November.
 
Am I eligible for the Resident Homeowners Tax Assistance (RHOTA)?
In order to be eligible for RHOTA, the property must be your principal residence, and you must have occupied it as of January first of the year of application. You cannot be receiving credit for another residence. Once approved, you do not need to apply for it on a yearly basis. Should you fail to apply, you can still receive the credit through your Income Tax Return. An application form is available on the RM of Cartier website.
 
How much are tax certificates?
The fee for a tax certificate is $30.00.
 
Where do I inquire about school taxes?
Any inquiries regarding the school tax portion of your tax bill should be directed to the appropriate school division office. School taxes are levied by the Province of Manitoba and the school divisions. The Municipality is required to collect them by Provincial Statute. The school divisions within the RM of Cartier are Prairie Rose School Division (Tel: 1-866-745-2003) and Red River Valley School Division (Tel: (204)-736 2844).

General:

Are there any costs for a subdivision of my property?
A capital levy fee of $2,000.00 will be applied to any new lot/ title created by subdivisions within the Municipality.
 
When do I receive my utility bills?
Utility billings for water and sewer are issued on a quarterly basis and are mailed to customers.

Where are the water standpipes for Cartier?
 
Drinking Water
North St. Eustache (Hwy 248 and River Rd) card (available through the office)
Sprinstein Stand Pipe (Hwy 424 and Victoria) coin (quarters, $1 and $2) 

Irrigation Water 
South Standard Pipe Lagoon Road (R60N West Hwy 248) sign-in sheet

 
Where is the RM of Cartier Landfill Site?
The Landfill Site is located approximately 3 miles east of Elie on Trans Canada Hwy 1. Turn South on Dugas Siding Road (Road 10W) and travel approximately half mile south. The Landfill Site is only for waste generated in the Municipality.  
 
What is the contact number to the RM of Cartier Landfill Site?
Call (204) 353-2514
 
What time does the RM of Cartier Landfill Site open?
 
Summer Hours (April 1 - September 30)
Tue, Fri, Sat: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wed: 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
CLOSED Sun, Mon and Thu

Winter Hours (October 1 - March 31)
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CLOSED Sun, Mon and Thu
 
 
Where are the waste and recycling bins?
The recycling bins are located in Elie, St. Eustache, Lido Plage, Dacotah, Springstein and the Landfill. Please use recycling facilities as posted. Do not dispose of any SHARP objects in either recycling or waste depots. DUMPING on any the Municipal’s right-of-way is NOT ALLOWED.
 
Does the RM of Cartier provide a library rebate?
Yes. All residents in RM of Cartier will receive a rebate. Currently the rebate is half of the membership fee up to a maximum of $30.00 for the libraries within a 50 km radius from the RM of Cartier. Please call the RM office for more information at 353-2214. Proof of ownership of the library card is required to receive the reimbursement.
 
Where are the water standpipes for Cartier?
 
Drinking Water
North St. Eustache (Hwy 248 and River Rd) card (available through the office)
Sprinstein Stand Pipe (Hwy 424 and Victoria) coin (quarters, $1 and $2)

Irrigation Water
South Standard Pipe Lagoon Road (R60N West Hwy 248) sign-in sheet

 

Council Meetings:

Can anyone attend Council meetings and Committee meetings?
All Council and committee meetings are open to the public. If you would like to address Council with a particular issue or wish to attend a council meeting, please contact the Municipal Office by the Wednesday prior to the next council meeting. A form requesting to appear as a delegate is available at RM of Cartier website.
 
 
When does council meet?
Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month, the second Monday at 9:00 a.m. and the fourth Monday at 5:00 p.m. Agenda and minutes are available on the RM of Cartier website.