Regular Council Meeting dates, when a regular meeting date is changed
a noticed is posted of the new date of the meeting.
The First Tuesday of the month is the regular scheduled meeting date for RM of Lipton Council and the meeting shall begin at 9:00 AM. from November to March . and 8:00 PM from April to October.
RM COUNCIL CONSIDERING A RURAL WASTE MANAGEMENT COLLECTION PROGRAM
Council is seeking feedback or an expression of interest from our residents as to the implantation of a Rural Waste Management Collection Program.
Upon receiving feedback the Council will proceed to the next step, that being obtaining costs associated with the service, the options available as to frequency of pick-up, cost per pick-up size of containers, cost associated with different size containers and other information relating to the service that you as a resident may have to assist you in your decision making.
The waste items that are acceptable to be disposed of in the containers are standard household and yard waste. These items include:
-small appliances (toasters, coffee pots, microwaves)
-small furnishings (lamps, stools, pictures, wall hangings)
-shrubs/small branches, generic yard waste
-small construction goods (wood, metal, glass, insulation, plastics)
Prohibited items MUST be disposed of in a different manner these items include:
-medium to large furniture and appliances, mattresses
-hazardous materials (paint, oil, filters, tires)
-concrete, shingles, gravel/dirt
Not acceptable items are defined by the Landfill operators and the Environmental Regulations under legislation of the Province or Federal Government.
Should you be interested in the waste collection program, please respond by October 31, 2018, a phone call will work, 306-336-2244 or e-mail email@example.com. Thanks.
Council wishes to remind the ratepayers that there has been an increase in illegal dumping.
Did you know that you can report illegal dumping through Saskatchewan’s TIP hotline? All reports are investigated and calls are confidential.
Toll Free 1-800-667-7561.
SaskPower often finds that when landowner’s are developing on their properties, it ends up being a hazard or an encroachment with our powerlines. We have put together some information sheets for landowners developing on their property to help prevent and inform customer of these issues.
Council in co-operation with the RCMP is considering initiating a Rural Crime Watch Program. The goal of the program is to reduce and prevent rural crime, by keeping track of suspicious behaviour, making notes and contacting the RCMP. Should there be interest by our rural residents, a meeting would be set up with the RCMP to review the program with the general public, and then initiate the program.
Should you be interested in attending a meeting or participating in the program, please contact the RM office 306-336-2244 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Development Permits Required
Under the provisions of the Municipality’s Zoning By-law 2002-02, Development Permits are required for any development within the Municipality. A development is defined as “the carrying out of any building, engineering, mining or other operations in, on or over land, or making of any material change in the use of any building or land.” Please contact the Municipal Office should you have a question regarding a development and if a permit is required.
You may also look up the By-law section and review section 2.3 of the Zoning By-law 2002-02 and amendments to determine if a Development Permit is required.
Development of or expansion of a gravel pit:
Please note that a Development Permit is required for the opening or expansion of a gravel pit or extraction operation. Under Provincial legislation, a heritage sensitive area may require an impact assessment study, under the Heritage Property Act. For further information contact Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. 1-308-787-2817. You may also view the on-line screening tool at http://www.pcs.gov.sk.ca/SensitiveLocations. Please view Heritage Sensitive lands within the Municipality of Lipton. See Map
Should development be near a watercourse, Jumping Deer Creek and its many tributaries, as part of the development process, contact should be made with Saskatchewan Water Security , Agency in Yorkton, SK. 1-306-786-1490.
The Municipality has Fire Protection Agreements with the Village of Lipton and the Village of Dysart.
The residents of the Municipality are required to call the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre prior to burning. The Communications Centre informs the appropriate Fire Department of the location of the controlled burn, and should a person, motorist, neighbor see the fire or smoke and call 911 relating to the issue, the local Fire Departments will be aware that it is a controlled burn and not respond.
Should the controlled burn not be reported to the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre and the Fire Department respond, the property owner will be invoiced for the call out and it takes the Fire Department out of commission for another emergency should one arise.
So, to make life easier, please call the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre when you are carrying out a controlled burn.