R.M. of Montrose No.315 UPDATES
On Tuesday September 20th SaskPower will publicly announce study areas that have been identified as possible nuclear power location. The RM falls within one of these areas. Please visit the link below for more information. As well, public information sessions have been scheduled through Zoom with details below.
Link for Public SMR Information Session (Online)
- Option #1 – 12:00 PM, Thursday, September 22, 2022
- Option #2 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, September 22, 2022
Notice of Call for Nominations
FIRE BAN IN EFFECT
The following activities are prohibited:
Category 2 open fires; Category 3 open fires; the use of fireworks; the use of sky lanterns; and the use of burn barrels or burn cages of any size or description (except when used for a campfire). Restrictions will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified.
The following activities are allowed:
- Cooking Fires
A campfire or cooking fire is an open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 m in height and 0.5 m in width and is used by any person for recreational purpose.
Many people in our area enjoy camp/cooking fires. To prevent your fire from turning into a wildfire be sure to:
• Select your fire location carefully
• Remove all leaves, twigs and other flammable material from the area around where you plan to light your fire
• Never have a camp/cooking fire when it’s windy
• Choose a proper fire pit or make a ring of rocks at least three metres from trees, shrubs, structures, and debris
• Do not leave a fire unattended for ANY amount of time
• Keep a bucket of at least eight litres of water close by the fire at all time, and/or a hand tool (such as a shovel) to extinguish the fire properly
• Completely extinguish your fire before you go to sleep or leave the area for any period of time.
• To extinguish your fire, pour plenty of water on the fire and surrounding area, dousing the site of the fire thoroughly. Stir the fire until there are no embers and the ashes are cold to the touch.
Poorly managed and abandoned fires result in numerous wildfires each year.
Category 2 Fire
A Category 2 open fire is an open fire, excluding a campfire, that burns piled material no larger than two metres high and three metres wide, or grass over an area less than 0.2 hectares (2000 square metres) in size.
A Category 3 Fire
A Category 3 open fire is a fire that burns material in piles larger than two metres high and three metres wide, windrows, or grass over an area larger than 0.2 hectares (2000 square metres) in size. Anyone lighting a Category 3 fire must first report the intent to burn by calling the controlled burn line 1-866-404-4911.
Sometimes you will need to burn grass, bush piles or stubble. Please be sure you are well-prepared and that you have fire guards in place. These “controlled burns” should also be reported to avoid dispatching firefighters unnecessarily.
Report a controlled burn anywhere in the province.
• Call 1-866-404-4911
The number is answered 24/7 – 365 days.
Questions you will be asked:
• What is your land location?
• What is your RM number?
• Who is your Fire Service Provider?
• What are the location details?
• What are you burning?
• How long will your burn last?
• Your name and phone number.
You will be asked to call back once the burn has been completed.
Link to RM of Montrose Facebook page.
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The next Regular Council Meeting will be held on September 8th, 2022 at 8:00 am at the RM Office in Donavon.
Anyone wanting to attend a regular council meeting can download the Delegation- Registration form by clicking the link above. Forms should be read, completed in full and submitted to the RM office no less than 4 days prior to the council meeting. Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding delegations.
Effective July 11, 2021, we will no longer be recording meetings as the Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted.
Donavon Water Well
Effective immediately, tokens will no longer be required to access water at the Donavon Water Well. The switch is on a 5 minute timer. Turn the switch off and on again to continue for another 5 minutes. Initially, it may take a while for the water to start.
Anyone that has un-used tokens can bring them to the office for a re-fund.
SaskPower Smart Meter Program
Please read the handout below for information on early access to smart meters.
To learn more or to sign up, go to http://www.saskpower.com/smartgrid
Questions can also be directed to Sheldon Smith, Director of Customer Care and Billing at 306-566-5844.
The RM equipment and vehicles have priority on municipal roads. For the SAFETY of yourself and our grader operators, please remember to slow down to 60 km when passing equipment and vehicles on the road.
We have received reports of vehicles passing municipal equipment at excess speeds.
The RM of Montrose appreciates the cooperation of all motorists.
The RCMP want to encourage community members to report any suspicious activity and vehicles. These tips from the community help solve a number of crimes within our province.
Farm & Ranch Infrastructure Program:
2021 FIRE RATES
The RM of Montrose has increased fire rates as noted below:
Rural Municipality of Montrose No. 315:
– $650 per hour for call-out, minimum charge of $1,300 (2 hours) – $200 per jug of fire-retardant foam
False Alarm Bylaw Rates: 1st time No Charge,
2nd time $250, 3rd time $500, these reset annually.
We advise rate payers to review their insurance policies and ensure they have fire coverage between $20,000 to $25,000.
The local VMAD committee has prepared a 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Guide for our community.
Disasters and emergency events have shown the need for individuals to be prepared to look after themselves, their families and pets for a minimum of 72 hours.
Please review this document to ensure you and your family are prepared:
Educational material regarding personal preparedness can also be obtained from Canadian Red Cross by contacting: email@example.com
For more information regarding Clubroot, please visit the link below.
BEAVER CONTROL PROGRAM
There are new regulations for this program. All individuals wishing to be a part of this program must hold a valid and current license number through the Ministry of Environment. The individual must provide proof of license before payment can be made.
GRAIN BAG RECYCLING
Rolled grain bags can be dropped off, free of charge, at the RM of Milden Shop, PT NE 17-29-11 W3rd, located on the Service Road into the Village of Milden.
First day to drop off bags will be Friday April 26th.
CleanFarms Launches Baler Twine Recycling Project