Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Mailouts and Payments in the Event of a Postal Strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has provided strike notice to Canada Post, this may result in rotating postal strikes or suspension of service on or before Monday, October 22. Mail to city residents, property and business owners may be impacted in the event of a strike.

Billing due dates are still in effect, whether or not there is a work stoppage.

  • Residential Realty - Bills are mailed twice a year (January and July), there is no immediate impact at this time.
  • Commercial Realty – Fourth quarter commercial bills will be printed the first week of November. See direction below.
  • Miscellaneous Accounts and Robin Hood Bay Tipping Fees – It is the responsibility of the account holder to ensure payments are received by the applicable due date. 

If you do not receive your bill please call 576-8251, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to confirm the amount due. Where applicable residents can submit payment electronically through a financial institution or in person at City Hall. Access St. John’s hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A mail slot is also located outside the main entrance of City Hall, 10 New Gower Street.
 
Accounts Payable
The City’s Finance Department will hold all cheques, beginning immediately. Companies not enrolled for direct deposit can do so by completing the Electronic Funds Transfer Application for Vendors form and submit, along with a VOID cheque, to accountspayable@stjohns.ca.
Businesses seeking to invoice the City for work performed can send invoices via email to accountspayable@stjohns.ca

Assessments
A postal strike may also impact the City’s ability to deliver 2019 Notices of Assessments that are scheduled for mail out in late November. If a work stoppage extends to this time the City will provide further information to residents as this date approaches.