Welcome to the Rural Municipality of Aberdeen #373
Up Coming Events & General Information
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 July 9th, 2015.
Ditch Mowing/Hay Salvage:
While going out to cut the ditches this summer, please keep in mind that a landowner, lessee or their designate has first option to cut and bale the hay or grass in highway ditches and medians (which are also known as the provincial highway right-of-way) until July 8. After July 8, anyone may salvage this material without contacting or getting the permission of the landowner, providing the landowner hasn’t started to harvest. Non-adjacent landowners or lessees who want to harvest roadside hay prior to July 8 are encouraged to contact the landowner or lessee and make arrangements to become their designate.The hay must be cut at a uniform height leaving a neat appearance. Bales of hay must be at least eight metres from the edge of the shoulder of the highway. All bales must be removed from the highway right-of-way by Aug. 8. To minimize hazards to the travelling public, bales that are not removed by Aug. 8 or are too close to the shoulder may be removed by the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure.
Key Dates to Remember
June 7 to July 15: Mowing includes a four-metre shoulder cut adjacent to the road on all highways within the Gateway Corridor Network; the National Highway System is included in this category. Some highway intersections may receive a full ditch cut to ensure good sightlines.
July 8: Prior to this date, a landowner or lessee nearest to a highway ditch has the first option to cut or bale hay. After this date, anyone may cut and bale hay or grass in a highway ditch without getting the permission of the adjacent landowner, provided salvage operations haven’t begun.
July 15 to October 15th: Ministry contractors will begin mowing the entire width of ditches along all four-lane highways, while all other highways will get a four-metre cut adjacent to the highway shoulder. Some additional mowing may occur.
For more information, contact your nearest Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure office.
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.
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!
- 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:
The RM of Aberdeen No. 373 is pleased to announce that we have hired Mike Hulbert as our Bylaw Enforcement Officer/Dog Catcher. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
2015 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