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Notice of Call for Nominations

Public Notice is hereby given that NOMINATIONS
of candidates for the offices of:
Reeve: R.M. of Mervin No. 499
Councillors: for Divisions 1, 3 and 5
will be received by the appointed nomination officers at the
Municipal Office in Turtleford during regular office hours until
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. local time.
Nomination forms may be obtained from the Municipal Office.

 

Dated this 25th day of August, 2016
L. Ryan Domotor/Returning Officer

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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.

Notice of Call for Nominations – APAS

Run for Agricultural Producers Association (APAS) Representative

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Please be advised that as of August 12th, 2016 the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory issued for the Hamlet of Sunset View Beach has been lifted.

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HAY SALVAGE

Hay along municipal roads is available for salvage by farmers and ranchers. Producers may recover hay with landowners or lessees nearest/adjacent to the ditch having the first option to cut or bale this material prior to July 15th. After that date, anyone may cut and bale the hay without permission from the nearby landowner, providing the salvage operations haven’t been initiated. If producers would like to salvage the hay after July 15th please notify the R.M. of the location.

The hay must be cut at a uniform height, leaving a neat appearance and bales must be placed no less than 8M away from the shoulder of the municipal road. Bales must be removed by August 15th.

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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).

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

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