Welcome to the Rural Municipality of Aberdeen #373
Up Coming Events & General Information
Regular Council Meetings are held every 2nd THURSDAY of each Month but may be changed by council. Meetings Start at 9:00 am for the months
of November to April and 8:00 am for the months of May to October (unless changed by council).
Next Meeting: Thursday, May 8th, 2014.
Spring Ratepayers Supper Meeting:
The Rural Municipality's Council and Staff would like to send a sincere thank you to the kitchen staff at the Aberdeen Community Hall for the wonderful meal. Also, a big thank you to everyone that came out to the Annual Spring Ratepayers Supper Meeting.
*Spring Weight Restrictions come into effect Friday, April 4th at 12:01 am and will remain in effect for 6 weeks. Please visit the department of Highways website www.highways.gov.sk.ca/restrictions/ for more information.
- Aberdeen South Grid and Gordon Road are still under water and will remain closed until further notice.
- SaskPower Road has a 10 tonne limit in place until further notice.
- Drews Road has a 10 tonne limit in place until further notice.
The RM does not condone driving on any ice road or road that may have water over it. Road Closed signs are placed for your protection and are not to be ignored.
The Municipality would like to extend our gratitude for your tolerance and understanding as we deal with impassable roads and road closures. We request your continued patience as our road crew continues to fight the elements to provide roads that we will all be happy with.
With the warm weather approaching more people are planning control burns. Please ensure you notify the office @ 306-253-4312 of ALL control burns within the RM. If a passing motorist phones in to report a fire that you have not registered with the Municipality, we will be forced to fine you $500. It only takes a moment to make the call. After hours and weekends, please contact the deputy fire chief Adrien Hamoline at 306-230-1603. DO NOT plan any controlled burns when the wind is blowing!!!
Fire Fighting Charges:
The RM of Aberdeen charges $500 for ALL fire calls that have our Fire Fighters leave the fire hall. As you are aware, grass fires can travel at rapid rates. The damage to land and property can become catastrophic in a short period of time. If our fire department deems it necessary to call in adjacent fire fighters from neighboring municipalities, ALL costs and charges will be forwarded to the person responsible for starting the fire. This can add up to thousands of dollars in a very short period of time. Please contact your insurance provider to ensure you have ample firefighting coverage to protect yourself in case of fires.
The Aberdeen Branch of the Wheatland Regional Library can be found on the second floor in the Aberdeen REC Complex. The library hosts a variety of different events during the week.
Book Talk is on the first Thursday of the month! Come find out who is reading what. Book Talk is from noon-1 pm.
Story time is every Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00. Bring your little ones for some stories, songs and crafts. Everyone is welcome
Wednesday nights from 6:00- 8:00 is nifty knitters night! Beginner and expert knitters are welcome. If you are needing some help, Nicky from Nicky's Yarn Barn can be available. If you don't knit, that's okay come for the conversation or just to get out.
Visit their Facebook Page or the Wheatland Regional Library Website for more information.
Please be aware that the Application Fee for a Building &/or Development Permit is now $100.00. The RM of Aberdeen would like to remind all of you that permits are valid for 12 months from date of issue. To avoid an order being placed on your property, please ensure all deficiencies have been corrected and final inspections conducted. We appreciate your prompt co-operation on closing all open permits in a timely manner.
Due to the large amount of road washouts, shortage of gravel, and increased workloads of our road crew, the RM of Aberdeen will not be selling custom Gravel.
The RM still has sandbags available for rate payers.
The bags and sand are available at no costs, however, the bags are not prefilled.
Denis Boyenko is the RM's new Pest Control Officer. He will be doing site visits throughout the spring and summer months. If you believe you or a neighbour has a rat infestation, please contact Denis at 306-220-8996 or contact the RM Office. Rat Poison can still be picked up at the office during regular business hours.
Transfer Station Hours:
Wednesday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: SW 12-39-03-W3rd
The Aberdeen Transfer Station has a user pay system. Refer to the Services page for details. Tokens are available at the Town of Aberdeen Office, The RM Office, and Gido's Convenience Store in Aberdeen.
2014 Mill Rates:
Municipal - To Be Determined
All School Divisions:
Agricultural Property - 2.67 mills
Residential Property - 5.03 mills
Commercial Property - 8.28 mills
Resources(Oil&Gas/Mines& Pipelines)-11.04 mills