THE RM OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM JULY 19, 2021 TO
JULY 30, 2021 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HOLIDAYS
R.M. of Montrose No.315 UPDATES
NOTICE OF FIRE BAN FOR THE RM OF MONTROSE
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY JULY 6, 2021
A FIRE BAN HAS BEEN ISSUED UNITL FURTHER NOTICE
To find out what fire bans and restrictions are in effect in your area you can contact the RM Office by calling 1-306-493-2694. You can face serious fines and penalties if you fail to adhere to these bans and restrictions.
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:
August 12, 2021 at 8 am at the RM Office in Donavon
Effective July 11, 2021, we will no longer be recording meetings as the Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted.
Also, effective July 11, 2021, the RM Office will once again be open to the Public with no Covid-19 restrictions.
Check out the Agricultural Awareness post to get information on a new, made-in-Saskatchewan online platform for landowners/operators – SaskLander!
Anyone wanting to have dust suppressant applied to their roadways to please contact the RM Office. The cost for one application for a 200 meter section of road would be $1500 including taxes. There must be at least 15 participants in the dust suppressant application for it to be cost effective for the Municipality.
Summer hours for the TRANSFER STATION begin the first Wednesday after the long weekend in May. In addition to the regular hours on Saturday and Sunday the transfer station will also be open on Wednesdays from 5pm – 9pm. This will continue until the Wednesday following the long weekend in September.
Donavon Water Well
Effective immediately, tokens will no longer be required to access water at the Donavon Water Well. The switch is on a 2 minute timer. Turn the switch off and on again to continue for another 2 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 Warman RCMP attended our June meeting to discuss community concerns.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Shelterbelt Program
HELP International would like to announce the launch of the 2021 Shelterbelt Program. To order trees now please go to www.help-shelterbelts.com and click on ‘Store’.
In need of trees to create wind or privacy barriers for your yard?
Visit TreeTime to order your saplings!
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