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PUBLIC NOTIFICATION – RV SITE FEE BYLAW

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Rural Municipality of Spiritwood No. 496 intends to adopt an RV Site Fee Bylaw.

AFFECTED LANDS

All campgrounds used for overnight camping experiences, from tenting to serviced recreational trailer (RV) sites within the corporate limits of the Rural Municipality of Spiritwood No. 496 will be affected by the site fee bylaw.

INTENT

The intent of the bylaw is to provide Council with the authority to levy an annual site fee to all campground sites within the RM of Spiritwood No. 496 to recover some of the costs of road maintenance due to increased traffic from users of the campgrounds.

REASON FOR ZONING BYLAW ALTERATIONS

Recreational vehicles (RVs), are not assessible chattels, therefore, the RV Site Fee Bylaw intends to recover the costs of increased road maintenance attributed to the increased traffic from users of campgrounds through an annual fee per site.

PUBLIC INSPECTION

Any person may inspect the bylaw at the RM of Spiritwood No. 496 office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. excluding statutory holidays. Copies are available at a cost.

Council will consider second reading of the bylaw at the regular scheduled Council meeting on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. If you wish to comment on this proposal, please do so in writing prior to 3:00 pm Thursday, July 7, 2022 to the RM of Spiritwood No. 496, Box 340, Spiritwood, SK, S0J 2M or email rm496@sasktel.net. Anyone wishing to speak to council please contact the RM office.

Colette Bussiere, CAO
RM of Spiritwood No. 496

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….and businesses in the RM of Spiritwood.” With “Civic address signs for all Range Roads, Highways, Grid Road 695, 696 and 793 have arrived and are available for pick up at the RM office along with a post and hardware for installation. Township and Subdivision civic address signs will be arriving 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.

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