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.
Update on 2018 Budget and Taxes:
The taxes for 2018 will not be increased, and will remain the same rates as in 2017. The highlights of the budget are we are clay-capping 7 miles of road, which has commenced and should be completed by the end of July. We are crushing 20 thousand yard of gravel. The Cat grader was replaced this year.
The Growing Forward 2 programming came to a close on March 31, 2018 and replaced with the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).
CAP is now being rolled out and underway for Federal and Provincial invested funding to Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers!
Activities under this program will support and complement the agri-environmental strategies and priorities identified as they relate to:
1. Water quality;
2. Biodiversity; and
3. Adaption and mitigation of climate change
If ratepayers have projects in mind under the Farm Stewardship Program (FSP) or the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) they may be covered under the Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Division of CAP.
Under the new program there have been changes including pre-approvals for projects. We will continue to update with more details through emails, website and facebook pages, or give us a call at 306.745.9774
The Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards
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.