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, March 20th, 2014.
Citizen of the Year:
The municipality is accepting nominations for the Rural Municipality of Aberdeen No. 373 Annual Citizen of the Year Award for 2013. The award will be presented at the Annual Ratepayers Supper in April. Deadline for Nominations will be the March 18th, 2014. Citizen of the year will be decided at the March Council Meeting.
Spring Ratepayers Supper Meeting:
Tickets are now available for the RM's Annual Spring Ratepayers Supper Meeting. Cost for the ticket is $10 each. The Annual Spring Ratepayers Supper Meeting is a great opportunity to come out and meet your RM councilors, municipal staff, and neighbours as well as find out what is happening in your community. Supper will be held at the Aberdeen Community Hall on the 8th of April, 2014. Doors open at 6:00pm, Supper starts at 6:30pm. Meeting to proceed immediately after supper.
The RM of Aberdeen in conjunction with the Town will be hosting its annual Curling Funspiel at the Aberdeen REC complex on March 7th & 8th. This event is open to people of all ages and is free to enter. Every team participating will receive a prize. Please contact the RM office or the Town office (306-253-4311) to register your team. If you do not have a team and wish to participate, please contact the office and we will try to set you up on a team.
If you wish to donate merchandise to be used as prizes, please contact the office to arrange for pickup or mail it to the RM office.
Check out the Aberdeen REC Complex Website for other upcoming events.
The municipality is now accepting applications for seasonal grader operators to begin work this spring. Competitive Wages Offered based on experience and qualifications. Preference will be given to Class 1A drivers. Duties to include but not exclusive to grading, trucking, back-hoe operation, road maintenance and construction, installing culverts and signs. Applicants must have some knowledge of tools and equipment. For further information, contact Gary at the Municipal office.
293 Tax Exemption:
The tax assessment roll will soon be open. If you own land in adjacent rural municipalites, please fill out the Affidavit for 293 Tax Exemption form and return it the RM Office as soon as possible to insure you receive your full 293 Tax Exemption. Affidavit for your 293 Tax Exemption needs to be filled every year. The deadline to return your Affidavit to the office is February 28, 2014.
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 Rional Library Website for more information.
Golf Course Development:
Recently, information has been circulating with respect to the potential for a golf course development in the RM. In at least one case, a marketing campaign is underway. Ratepayers have been in touch with the RM to inquire as to the status of any such development and when public consultation may occur. RM Council wishes ratepayers to know that no application is presently before Council for any golf course development. Accordlingly, no public meetings or other public consultation have been scheduled. RM Council also wishes ratepayers to know that in the event that any application is received, Council will be making the necessary arrangements for full public participation in accordance with the RM's bylaws and The Planning and Development Act, 2007.
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.
Parts of the Aberdeen South Grid and Gordon Road are still under water and will remain closed 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.
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.
If you think you may have a rat infestation, please 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
Effective September 1st, 2013, The Aberdeen Transfer Station will have 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.
Call the RM Office to report your controlled burns before burning: Ph 306-253-4312
After Hours: Deputy Chief Adrien Hamoline Ph 306-230-1603
2013 Mill Rates:
Municipal - 7 Mills
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