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RM of Spiritwood No. 496 – Controlled Burn Management

With the warmer weather finally upon us, you may 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.

Any person who starts a fire is responsible for all suppression costs and possible liability from damage caused by the fire. If you do decide to burn, choose to do so under conditions that minimize health and safety risks.

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.

If you plan to burn in or within 4.5 kilometres of the provincial forest during the wildfire season (April 1 to October 31), you may also need a burn notification number. These are available from the Ministry of Environment’s Wildfire Management Forest Protection Offices Call 1-306-469-2500.

CIVIC ADDRESSING

Civic address signs will be coming this year to all rural addresses and businesses in the RM of Spiritwood.
Civic Addressing is a province wide standardized system of identifying and locating properties by establishing unique access point locations. This system is used to assist emergency responders such as police, fire, and ambulance in finding homes and businesses quickly in the event of an emergency. More information coming soon.

Carbon monoxide and smoke alarms in residential buildings

Saskatchewan’s Building Code Regulations require every building with a residential occupancy to have carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke alarms installed by July 1, 2022, regardless of when the building was constructed.

Residential occupancies are rented or owned buildings with sleeping quarters such as:

  • houses (both urban and rural)
  • duplexes
  • apartments
  • condominiums
  • townhouses
  • motels and hotels

Building owners are required to install independent smoke and CO alarms or combination devices that detect both smoke and CO. The number and location of devices must conform to requirements of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC).

Devices with a 10-year tamper resistant battery are permitted to meet this requirement provided the building is not already required by the NBC or a municipal bylaw to have a hardwired CO and smoke alarms.

Portable Office Trailer for Sale By Public Tender – RM of Spiritwood No. 496

Instructions to Bidders

Sealed tenders addressed to the RM of Spiritwood No. 496 of Box 340, Spiritwood, Sk. S0J 2M0, and plainly marked on the envelope “Tender – Office Trailer” will be received until 4:00 p.m. CST, on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Description

2011 MISB Skid Trailer
Outside dimensions – 10 ft x 24 ft.
Baseboard heat
Air Conditioning
No leaks
Condition – Good

Location

The trailer is located at 600 Highway Drive in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan.
Bids must be submitted on a tender bid form. All bids are irrevocable for a period of 14 days from tender closing date. All tenders become the property of the RM of Spiritwood No. 496 until such time as a tender is awarded or rejected. Bids must be determined independently from any other bidder or potential bidder. If, in the opinion of the municipality, there is any appearance that a bidder has consulted another bidder or potential bidder regarding: (a) prices; (b) methods; (c) the intention or decision to submit, or not submit, a bid; or (d) any other indication of collusion regarding bid prices; the municipality may, in its discretion, take any action it considers appropriate including rejecting any bid or disqualifying any bidder from bidding on this tender or another tender.
Bidders who are either a councillor or an official with the RM of Spiritwood No. 496 must identify on the front of the sealed bid that they are employed by the municipality.

Sale Agreement

Payment in full must be received within 15 days of notification of award of tender. The trailer shall be removed from the property within 60 days of notification of award of tender. All costs associated with the removal of the trailer shall be the responsibility of the successful bidder.

Possession

The successful bidder will be granted possession of the trailer after payment in full has been received. The following outlines the conditions for possession: On or before the possession date, the successful bidder will deliver to the RM of Spiritwood No. 496 the following:
• certified cheque or bank draft for the purchase price + GST.

Representations, Warranties and Environmental Condition

The property is being sold “as is”. There are no representations or warranties expressed or implied, as to the trailer for any particular purpose.

Conditions

There will be no exceptions as to the conditions of this tender. Please consult our office or the website prior to the tender closing date for any amendments.

 

Tender Bid Document

RM of Spiritwood – Employment Opportunities

The R.M. of Spiritwood No. 496 is accepting applications for a Seasonal Full-Time Heavy Equipment Operator/Labourer positions to begin approximately April 15th 2022, and ending October 31st, 2022, depending on weather, and or as mutually agreed.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

• the operation of municipal equipment such as a grader, mower, excavator, scraper &/or tractor for the maintenance and repair of municipal roads;
• general service, maintenance and minor repair of municipal equipment;
• ensuring the equipment is operated in a safe manner;
• manual labour as required for sign installation, culvert maintenance, general shop and yard maintenance;
• other duties as directed by the Foreman from time to time.

Skills and Abilities
• have skills & knowledge in the maintenance & operation of heavy equipment;
• check, lubricate, fuel and clean equipment;
• perform pre-operational checks on equipment;
• be able to work well unsupervised and be a team player;
• be safety minded;
• have good interpersonal skills;
• have strong communication, organization & documentation skills;
• must keep work area clean and safe.

Applicants must:
• have a Powered Mobile Equipment (PME) certificate or willing to achieve;
• have WHMIS or be willing to achieve;
• possess a valid Class 5 drivers license;
• be able to lift up to 45kg/100 lbs.;
• be willing to be supervised and take direction from the municipal foreman.

A competitive salary will be offered in accordance with qualifications and experience. The Municipality also offers a comprehensive benefits package and pension plan.

Interested individuals should submit their resume to include qualifications, work experience & three work related references by 4:00 p.m., March 24th, 2022 to the RM of Spiritwood No. 496 at Box 340, Spiritwood, SK. S0J 2M0 or by fax to 306-883-2557 or via email to rm496@sasktel.net.

The RM of Spiritwood No. 496 thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Meeting Lake Environmental Carrying Capacity Study

The RM of Spiritwood, RM of Meeting Lake, Meeting Lake Regional Park & OH of Spruce Bay have partnered to undertake an Environmental Carrying Capacity Study that will build and strengthen regional collaboration and foster consistent and cohesive decision-making processes relating to development around Meeting Lake. The results of this study will provide guidance and recommendations for lakeshore management, future land use and planning, and development decisions with the goal of preserving the natural and recreational attributes of Meeting Lake.

The Study is attached via the link below.

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2022 Shelterbelt Program Announcement

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Silage Wrap is now accepted at the collection site

Silage Wrap is now accepted at the collection site located at the Town landfill during regular landfill hours:

Wednesdays 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Silage Wrap must be rolled and secured or can be placed in the twine collection bags that can be picked up from the RM municipal office. (See picture for Examples)

GUIDELINES FOR SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

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Plastic bags and stretch plastic, when put into the recycle bin’s, contaminate the other material causing it to be all sent to the landfill.

Only plastic with the numbers 1-7 is recyclable.

Any plastic bags which also include clear, blue, black and orange garbage bags, even if they are filled with recyclables and stretch plastic’s are NOT recyclable. The only time a CLEAR plastic bag is permitted is when it’s filled with shredded paper. Please see the photo attached for more information on what is accepted and not accepted items.

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RM of Spiritwood No. 496 – Controlled Burn Management

With the warmer weather finally upon us, you may 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.

Any person who starts a fire is responsible for all suppression costs and possible liability from damage caused by the fire. If you do decide to burn, choose to do so under conditions that minimize health and safety risks.

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.

If you plan to burn in or within 4.5 kilometres of the provincial forest during the wildfire season (April 1 to October 31), you may also need a burn notification number. These are available from the Ministry of Environment’s Wildfire Management Forest Protection Offices.

Maximum Gross Weights during Spring Road Bans

RM of Spiritwood Council Meetings will be held by Web Conferencing until further notice.

If you have questions or would like to attend as a delegate please contact the municipal office at 306-883-2034 or email rm496@sasktel.net.

Notify by Network

Notify by Network is an alert notification system that allows you to subscribe to instantly receive messages via SMS. It’s a really simple and quick way to get alerts from the Rural Municipality of Spiritwood. The message will go directly to your phone via text message. It’s really simple to sign up, too! All you have to do is text the word “Join” to the Notify by Network number 1-306-500-6061. You can also sign up by clicking on the Click Here on the contact us page of the website and following the steps.


Bridge Closure – Public Notice

Please be advised, the bridge located on the old highway west of the Town of Spiritwood is no longer safe for public use and will be closed.

Public safety concerns & liability issues are first & foremost, therefore, Council for the RM of Spiritwood No. 496 has made the difficult decision to close the road. The bridge structure will be removed at a later date.

Please use the alternate access route via Hwy #3. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.
Colette Bussiere, Administrator
RM of Spiritwood No. 496


Feral Wild Boar Control Program

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) will now administer the Feral Wild Boar Control Program. As you may be aware this program was previously administered by the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM); however, it has been transferred to SCIC to accompany the wildlife damage compensation and prevention programming available to Saskatchewan producers.

The function of the Feral Wild Boar Control Program is not changing and will still involve the coordination of qualified teams of hunters and trappers to investigate sightings and take appropriate action to deal with problem animals. SCIC’s role is to be the first point of contact when producers and land owners have sightings of wild boar and to determine and coordinate the appropriate response.

Grain bags are accepted by appointment only. Please contact the RM office at 883-2034 to schedule an appointment