Montrose News Updates
RM of Montrose Office CLOSED to the Public
With regards to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the RM of Montrose is taking all precautions to avoid transmission of the virus. Municipal offices are closed effective immediately to the public as directed by the Government of Saskatchewan.
Please contact the office by means of phone or email during this time.
We thank you for your cooperation and hope that all community members are taking safe measures to protect their families.
For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit the province’s new mini-website at:
Road bans are effective April 6 @ 12:01 am. If you have any questions regarding the weight restrictions, please call the office.
SaskEnergy Leak Detection Surveys
Leak Detection Surveys are set to begin in the RM of Montrose between April 6 & 8, 2020.
This will be completed by a SaskEnergy or qualified Field Representative who has been contracted to complete this work on our behalf. Field Representatives will wear hi-visibility clothing, travel in marked vehicles, and will carry identification indicating they work for or on behalf of SaskEnergy.
Please note that residents will not be notified prior to the specific inspection date. There is no action required by the home/landowner, and no direct contact needed during the inspection.
Controlled Burn FIRE BAN Temporarily LIFTED
We are lifting the Controlled Burn Ban temporarily while the weather is cold and damp to allow for burning of fields for seeding preparation, as well as any other necessary burning that needs to be done. Please take caution during this time and consider if a controlled burn is truly necessary at this time. Our goal is to reduce unnecessary risks to our Firefighters during Covid-19. The ban will be implemented again once conditions are deemed to be to dry and the community will be notified accordingly.
If you should have any questions, please contact our office at (306)493-2694.
The Warman RCMP attended our February 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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The Montrose Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their Annual Pancake Breakfast on April 25, 2020 at the Fire Hall in Donavon. Details and Poster to come!
Farm & Ranch Infrastructure Program:
WINTER WEIGHTS EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 16, 2019
Pursuant to section 35 of “The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997” it is hereby ordered that effective 12:01 am November 16, 2019 the Winter Weights are applied.
The Vehicle Weight and Dimension Regulations, 2010, permit heavier weights on public highways during the Winter Weight Season.
2019 FIRE RATES
The RM of Montrose has increased fire rates as noted below:
Rural Municipality of Montrose No. 315:
– $500 per hour for call-out, minimum charge of $1,500 (3 hours) – $200 per jug of fire-retardant foam – – False Alarm Bylaw Rates: 1st time No Charge, 2nd time $250, 3rd time $500
We advise rate payers to review their insurance policies and ensure they have fire coverage between $20,00 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 2020 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!
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.
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.