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Monday-Friday
8:30 am- 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Holidays
Box 40
101 Industrial Dr.
Aberdeen, Sk
S0K 0A0
(306)253-4312
Fax (306)253-4445
Shop(306)253-4330
RM of Aberdeen

Welcome to the Rural Municipality of Aberdeen #373

Up Coming Events & General InformationRM Aberdeen OFFICE

Regular Council Meetings are held on the 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 September 8th, 2016.

Facebook:
The RM Of Aberdeen No. 373 now has a facebook page. To receive up to date information on road conditions, events, and happenings in the office, please like our facebook page!

Aberdeen Community Hall Fall Supper:
Tickets are now available for the Aberdeen Community Hall's Fall Supper on Saturday September 10th, 2016 at 5:30 pm. For pricing call the RM office or Dolores at 306-260-9146. Tickets available at Aberdeen Agencies, Aberdeen Post Office, Gido's Convenience Store, Rm Office, or the Town Office.

WILD PARSNIP: wild parsnip
Be on the lookout for Wild Parsnip aka Poison Parsnip. While the roots are edible, the leaves can be very harmful to humans and pets. Wild Parsnip is designated a noxious weeds and resembles the appearance of dill plants. Wild Parsnip produces a chemical in its sap and if skin contact is made can result in severe and painful second degree burns, blisters, or rashes. If the sap gets into the eyes, it has the potential to cause permanent blindness. Some cases of Wild Parsnip have been found in the ditches in the RM of Aberdeen. If found, please report the plant to the RM office. For more information CLICK HERE

Elections:
This year, the Rural Municipality of Aberdeen No. 373 will be having elections for the position of Reeve and for the position of Councilor for Divisions 1, 3, and 5. Call for nominations will be from September 1st, 2016 until September 21st, 2016. Nomination forms must be filled out correctly and received by the Returning Officer or the Nomination Officer no later than 4:00 pm on September 21st, 2016. Nomination forms can be picked up at the RM Office during regular business hours as of September 1st. Election Day will be October 26th, 2016. If you are unsure of your voting division, please contact the RM Office. Below are the qualifications for candidates and voters as set out in the Local Government Elections Act. Make sure you come out to vote!

Candidates in municipal election
26 A person is qualified to be nominated as a candidate in a municipal election
and to hold office as mayor or councillor of a municipality if the person:
(a) in the case of a municipality other than a resort village:
(i) on the day of the election, is at least 18 years of age; and
(ii) at the time he or she submits the nomination paper, is a Canadian
citizen and has resided:
(A) in that municipality, or on land now in that municipality, for
at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the date
on which nomination papers are submitted; and
(B) in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months
immediately preceding the date on which nomination papers are
submitted;

Eligibility to vote
23(1) Every person is qualified to be registered as an elector in a municipality or
school division:
(a) who is a Canadian citizen on the day of the election;
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION c. L-30.1
(b) who is of the full age of 18 years on the day of the election;
(c) who, on the day of the election:
(i) in the case of a municipality, other than a resort village, has resided in
Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding
the day of the election and:
(A) has resided in the municipality, or on land now in the
municipality, for at least three consecutive months immediately
preceding the day of the election; or
(B) is the owner of assessable land situated in the municipality, or
of land now situated in the municipality, for at least three consecutive
months immediately preceding the day of the election;
(ii) subject to subsection (2), in the case of a school division:
(A) has resided in the school division, or on land now in the school
division, for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding
the day of the election; and
(B) has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months
immediately preceding the day of the election; or
(iii) in the case of a resort village:
(A) has resided in the resort village, or on land now in the resort
village, for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding
the day of the election;
(B) is the owner of assessable land situated in the resort village,
or of land now situated in the resort village, for at least three
consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election;
(C) is the lessee of land in the resort village, or of land now in the
resort village, for at least three consecutive months immediately
preceding the day of the election; or
(D) is the spouse of a person mentioned in paragraph (A), (B)
or (C).

Looking to Sell Your Business?:
The Saskatchewan Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) believes that Business transition planning should be at the forethought of every company. That is why they have decided, along with Square One, to sponsor the Sucession Plan & Business Transition Webinar. The webinar will be held on September 14th at 12:00 pm and can be viewed at the Square One boardroom, from the privacy of your home or business. To register, contact Dana at dana@successionmatching.com

Tax Notices:
2016 taxes are now levied. Tax notices were mailed out on the 27th of June 2016. The Municipal Mill Rate is set at 7 mills for the 2016 tax year. Be advised that the potential strike or lockout of postal service may result in a delay in getting your tax notice. The municipality would like to inform all ratepayers that payments must be received by July 31st in order to received the 6% discount on the municipal portion of the taxes. Any payment received or post marked after this date will receive the discount allocated for the month in which it is received. In an effort to ensure ratepayers receive the maximum discount, we encourage ratepayers to make the payments through online banking or in person by visiting the RM office. When setting up the payee for online banking, ensure you choose the RM of Aberdeen No. 373 and Not the Town of Aberdeen. If you have not received your tax notice by mid-July, we encourage you to contact the RM office for the amount owing.

Control Burns:
There are new regulations for registering your controlled burn. To register your controlled burn, you must register it first with the municipality by calling 306-253-4312 or Adrien Hamoline after hours and weekends at 306-230-1603. Then, you must Register your Burn with the Provincial Fire Center at 1-866-404-4911. The Provincial Fire Centre has the ability to see where a call is coming from and if it's close to a reported controlled burn. If a passing motorist phones in to report a fire that you have not registered with the Municipality and the Provincial Fire Center, we will be forced to fine you $500. It only takes a moment to make the call. DO NOT plan any controlled burns when the wind is blowing!!! 
We would like to remind you that according to the Ministry of the Environment, it is illegal to burn grain bags on public OR private property.  Fines for burning grain bags range from $0 – 1 million dollars based on the severity of the offense. The most relevant restrictions related to grain bag burning can be found in The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002, under Section 4(1) – Prohibition on discharges and in The Clean Air Regulations under Section 11 – Prohibition, burning.

Garbage Bins:
Garbage bins must be kept off the road allowance except for Tuesdays when garbage pickup is scheduled. Garbage bins left on the roads interfere with the road crew’s ability to effectively maintain the roads and ditches. Garbage bins left on roadways can also serve as a safety hazard to other motorist.  The Rural Municipality will not be responsible for any damages caused by the graders if your bins are not back a minimum of 150 feet from the center of the municipal right of way.

Road Updates:
- Ike Thiessen Road (Aberdeen South Grid) is still under water and will remain closed until further notice.
- Drews Road has a 10 tonne limit in place until further notice.
- Bettker Road has a 10 tonne limit
- Old 27 Road has a 10 tonne limit

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.

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. 

Bylaw Enforcement Officer:
To avoid a visit from the Bylaw Enforcement Officer and possible fines please familiarize yourself with the RM’s bylaws. Our bylaws are accessible on our website in addition to being accessible for viewing at the municipal office. Photocopies of the bylaws may be prepared at $0.25 per page. All dogs caught by the Bylaw Enforcement Officer will be taken to the SPCA in Saskatoon and all costs incurred will be charged to the owner.

Custom Gravel:
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.

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.

2016  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