Office Hours

8:30 am- 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Holidays
Box 40
101 Industrial Dr.
Aberdeen, Sk
S0K 0A0
Fax (306)253-4445
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 May 12th, 2016.

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!

Assessment Roll Now Open:
The Assessment Roll is open from now until the 24th of May. If you wish to appeal the assessed value of your property, now is the time to do so. Assessment appeal forms can be found on the back of your assessment notice form or can be obtained at the RM office. If you are unsure how your assessment has been determined or whether or not you have grounds for an appeal, please feel free to contact the RM office. Property assessment reports can be obtained by visiting www.sama.sk.ca and clicking on the SAMAView link.

Office Closures:
The office will be closed the following days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Spring Weight Restrictions:
The Spring road bans will be lifted Friday April 22, 2016. Be advised that Drews Rd, Old 27 Rd, and Bettker Rd all have 10 ton limits year round.

Farm Safety Photo Contest:
The agricultural Health and Safety Network has launched a photo contest for RM farm families. To enter, simply submit a photo with a caption that represents your farm safety practices to the Safety Network's facebook wall. The winner eill be determined by the most likes on their photo and caption. To be eligible, contestants must have a farm background and own/rent land and pay taxes to a Saskatchewan Rural Municipality. Contest runs from March 13th -June 13th, 2016. www.facebook.com/AgricultureHealthSafteyNetwork/

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.

One2One Health Clinic for Farm Families:
The RM of Aberdeen is looking into hosting a One2One Respiratory or Hearing Clinic for Farm Families. “The purpose of these clinics are educational, with a focus on increasing awareness of respiratory and hearing hazards on the farm, how to reduce risk from these exposures and how to maintain respiratory and hearing health.”  Clinic would be open to males and females age of 18 years and older who are ratepayers. If you would like more information regarding this clinic, please contact our office by phone or email.

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!!! 
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.

Building Permits:
The RM of Aberdeen is pleased to announce that it has contracted Buildtech Consulting & Inspections Inc. as our new Building Officials. Buildtech has undertaken the inspections for all outstanding and future permits. For more information on Buildtech, please visit their website www.buildtechinspections.ca.

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.

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.

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. 

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 - Still 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