Welcome to the R.M. of Mervin No. 499 Website

NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF POLL

THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MERVIN No. 499

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2016

Whereas Georgina Pilling, nominated for the office of Councillor for Division No. 1, Evelyn Bloom, nominated for the office of Councillor for Division No. 5, and Tom Brown nominated for the office of Reeve, are the only candidates for their office, I hereby give notice that no voting for the office will take place on October 26th, 2016.

Dated this 22th day of September, 2016

L. Ryan Domotor
Returning Officer 
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NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING

THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MERVIN No. 499

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Council has made provision for advance voting for qualified voters.

Advance voting will take place on Saturday the 15th day of October, 2016 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office located at 211 Main Street, Turtleford, SK.

Given under my hand at Turtleford this 22nd day of September, 2016.

L. Ryan Domotor
Returning Officer

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NOTICE OF VOTE

THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MERVIN No. 499

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that:

(1) A vote will be held for the election of Councillor for Division 3 for the Rural Municipality of Mervin No. 499.

(2) The vote will take place on Wednesday, the 26th day of October, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following location:

– the Municipal Office located in the Town of Turtleford at 211 Main Street

and that I will at the Municipal Office on Thursday the 27th day of October, 2016, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., declare the result of the voting.

Given under my hand at Turtleford this 22nd day of September, 2016.

L. Ryan Domotor
Returning Officer

 

Please be advised that effective immediately the Turtleford and District Vet Clinic have changed their mileage rate for call outs as follows:

$2.00 per kilometre, one way

Minimum charge – $45.00

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More Benefits for our APAS Membership

Saskatchewan’s largest farm group and Canada’s second largest auto manufacturer are teaming to give farmers and small business operators a break when buying a new Ram truck or Chrysler SUV. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) and Chrysler Canada are offering fleet pricing to APAS’s 10,000 or so members across the province.

Who can qualify for a special fleet discount?

Farmers and small businesses who are R.M. of Mervin No. 499 Ratepayers. Two pieces of documentation are required, including your tax notice showing you are a ratepayer in this R.M. and your GST number to meet the Chrysler requirements to be a small business.

Any Chrysler, Dodge, Ram or Fiat vehicles are eligible under the program.

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“Slow Down in the Orange Zone”

We are concerned about speed issues when motorists are passing our maintenance and construction employees. We continue to get complaints from our workers about reckless driver behaviour showering them with gravel.  The safety of our workers is our main concern.

Our municipal graders maintaining municipal roads are considered to be in the “Orange Zone” where the travelling public should reduce their speed to 60 km/hr. Motorists should take note of the provincial fines.  Driver attitude towards our maintenance and construction work areas needs to change or even stiffer penalties may be introduced.  We are seeking the RCMP’s assistance in this regard.  Follow the signs and slow down for the safety of workers and your own.

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SaskEnergy Inspection of natural gas pipeline
Leak Survey Letter 2016

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Road Conditions

Road Restriction Order April 28, 2015 – PLEASE BE ADVISED that effective 12:00 midnight on Tuesday, April 28th and until further notice, the following roads shall have the operation of Tractors and other Vehicles restricted to a Maximum GVW of 54,500 kilograms, including the load.

          – Township 504 from Range Road 3211 to Range Road 3220 (5.0 miles)

          – Range Road 3211 from Township 504 to Township 510 (2.0 miles)

– The bridge located on Township Road 502 west of Hwy 26 is reduced to 75% of secondary weight and a reduced speed of 20 km/hr when crossing.

ALL WEIGHTS SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATE TIRE SIZE AS PER SASK. HIGHWAYS GUIDELINES

Oil Spreading will be going on throughout the R.M. this summer, so please reduce your speeds through the areas and drive cautiously.

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Check out the link below for information regarding highway traffic within our municipality.

Highway Traffic Thru Communities

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Garbage Tags

Only red R.M. of Mervin garbage tags will be accepted at the Transfer Site and for garbage pickup. These tags will not be accepted at the Town of Turtleford or surrounding transfer sites. Red tags are $3.00 each.

Garbage tags can be purchased at the following locations:

  • R.M. of Mervin Office
  • R.M. of Mervin Transfer Site
  • Livelong Post Office
  • Some local Hamlet Boards

Reduce and Recycle:   Recycling bins will remain in the current locations, which are the Hamlets of Livelong and Spruce Lake, Town of St. Walburg as well as at the R.M. Transfer Site. If there is any abuse of the recycling bins Council will be forced to remove the bins.

Please do your part to keep our Communities clean!

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Online Banking

Ratepayers can make tax and utility payments online. We are set up with Telpay, Credit Unions as well as the Bank of Montreal and Toronto Dominion Banks. Payments can be made by adding payee “Mervin No 499(RM) – Taxes” or “Mervin No 499(RM) – Utilities”. Telpay payments are set up MERVIN(RM)NO.499 TAX or MERVIN(RM)NO.499 UTILITIES. If you require further assistance, please contact our office at 306-845-2045.

The R.M. is now accepting e-Transfers for payments.  If sending an e-Transfer, please ensure you include a message as to what the payment is for (ie. taxes, utilities, permits).

The R.M. does not accept debit or credit cards.

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“The Census is here” and “It’s not too late”

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