TOWN OF BREDENBURY
NEWSLETTER MAY 2017
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Bredenbury Golf Course: Memberships are now due. Family Rate $175. Single $125. Senior $100. Student $50. Daily $10. Coupon Book $50. Fees can be paid in the slot at the golf club or at the town office. At office cash, cheque, mastercard, visa and e-transfer are accepted.
Tournaments will be: June 24 - Open. July 29 - Night Golf. September 17 - Members. Cougar and Tundra Tournaments - TBD.
Men’s Golf is Monday nights at 6 pm. Ladies Golf is Tuesday Mornings and Wednesday Nights at 6 pm. Seniors Mixed is Thursday afternoon at 1 pm.
Canada Day: Canada Day 150th Birthday is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2017. A schedule of events has already been mailed out; another one will be mailed out closer to the date.
There has been an event created on Facebook; if you are on social media please say if you are going on there so we have an estimated number. The information is also on our website at www.townofbredenbury.ca
Supper tickets are now also available at town office or Pam at 898-2123. $20 Adults. 12 and under $10.Only 200 tickets sold.
Also mailed out was a volunteer sign-up sheet, you can sign up on the sheet and drop it off at the town office, or you can call the office at 898-2055 or Pam at 8982123 to say where and when you can help. The sign-up sheet will also be on Facebook and in the near future on the website at www.townofbredenbury.
We are eager to have a great community event.
School Recreation Shed: If you would like to borrow a set of Frisbees, the horseshoes, a soccer ball, baseball bat, bases, badminton net, soft ball, basketball, etc. there are key holders for the storage shed at the school yard by the tennis court.
You can go to one of the following addresses and sign out the key; please use the key for only a day or less; unless you have a large event you need it for. Please lock it up after.
The area is under video survellience.
School Shed Key Holders: Town of Bredenbury Office - 201 3rd Street Devin Schad - 110 York Street Anna Bergen - 130 1st Street Twila Brears - 211 5th Street America Moriera -301 Dominion Street Fred Nicholson - 221 4th Street Ray Isaac - 91 2nd Avenue Chris Friesen - 300 Third Avenue
Community Wide Garage Sale: Community Wide Garage Sale date has been set for May 13, 2017 from 9am4p.m. See attached map. Maps will also be left at post office to pick up day of sale.
Employees: The Town of Bredenbury is pleased to welcome Adam Bycyznski to our team of employees. Adam will work full time in our public works department starting May 1, 2017.
The Town of Bredenbury is pleased to welcome Keagan Altwasser as a summer student. Keagan will start work in July.
Luke Konkel will stay on with the Town of Bredenbury until he starts university in the fall. Luke will be taking care of the golf course grass this year. We are happy to keep Luke with us for a few more months.
Devin Schad continues to work full time in our public works department as well, and we are pleased to have him.
Mother’s Day Brunch: Bredenbury Lions will host a 'Mother's Day Brunch at the Busy Bees. May 14 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Everyone welcome, come join us!
Office Hours: Office Hours are Monday-Thursday 8-5. Closed over lunch hour.
The office will be closed on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23. The office will also be closed part days on May 24 and May 25 times yet to be determined.
Clean Up: It’s that time of the year again when yards get tidied up. Please remember to comply with the abatement of nuisance’s bylaw as attached. This includes removal of all unlicensed vehicles from your property. Unused vehicles are unsightly and are a place for rodents to live.
The compost area is open and under video surveillance. Only garden material leaves, grass clippings, tree branches are allowed there; remember to take your garbage bags home.
If you need some extra garbage picked up please call the office, the cost is $20 per backhoe load; this cannot be household garbage.
BYLAW NO. 322 A BYLAW OF THE TOWN OF BREDENBURY TO ESTABLISH AN ABATEMENT OF NUISANCES The Council of the Town of Bredenbury in the Province of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows: 1. TITLE 1.1 This Bylaw shall be referred to as the Nuisance Abatement Bylaw. (Bylaw No. 322) 2. PURPOSE 1. The purpose of this Bylaw is to provide for the abatement of nuisances, including property, activities, or things that adversely affect: a) the safety, health or welfare of people in the neighborhood; b) people’s use and enjoyment of their property; or c) the amenity of a neighborhood.
2. DEFINITIONS In this Bylaw: a) Designated Officer means an employee or agent of the Municipality appointed by Council to act as a municipal inspector for the purposes of this Bylaw; b) Building means a building within the meaning of The Municipalities Act; c) Municipality means the Town of Bredenbury; d) Council means the elected members of the Council of the Town of Bredenbury; e) Junked vehicle means any automobile, tractor, truck, trailer or other vehicle that either: (1) has no valid license plates attached to it; or (2) is in a rusted, wrecked, partly wrecked, dismantled, partly dismantled, inoperative or abandoned condition; and is located on private land, but that: (1) is not within a structure erected in accordance with any Bylaw respecting the erection of buildings and structures in force within the Municipality; and (2) does not form a part of a business enterprise lawfully being operated on that land; f) Nuisance means a condition of property, or a thing, or an activity, that adversely affects or may adversely affect: i) the safety, health or welfare of people in the neighborhood; ii) people’s use and enjoyment of their property; or iii) the amenity of a neighborhood and includes: i) a building in a ruinous or dilapidated state of repair; ii) an unoccupied building that is damaged and is an imminent danger to public safety; iii) land that is overgrown with grass and weeds; iv) untidy and unsightly property; v) junked vehicles; and vi) open excavations on property; g) Occupant means an occupant as defined in The Municipalities Act; h) Owner means an owner as defined in The Municipalities Act; i) Property means land or buildings or both; j) Structure means anything erected or constructed, the use of which requires temporary or permanent location on, or support of, the soil, or attached to something having permanent location on the ground or soil; but not including pavements, curbs, walks or open air surfaced areas. k) Overgrown means in excess of 0.20 meters in height
4. RESPONSIBILITY Unless otherwise specified, the owner of a property, including land, buildings and structures, shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions of this Bylaw.
5. NUISANCES PROHIBITED GENERALLY No person shall cause or permit a nuisance to occur on any property owned by that person.
6. DILAPIDATED BUILDINGS Notwithstanding the generality of Section 5, no person shall cause or permit a building or structure to deteriorate into a ruinous or dilapidated state such that the building or structure: a) is dangerous to the public health or safety; b) substantially depreciates the value of other land or improvements in the
neighbourhood; c) is substantially detrimental to the amenities of the neighborhood.
7. UNOCCUPIED BUILDINGS Notwithstanding the generality of Section 5, no person shall cause or permit an unoccupied building to become damaged or to deteriorate into a state of disrepair such that the building is an imminent danger to public safety.
8. OVERGROWN GRASS AND WEEDS a) Notwithstanding the generality of Section 5, no owner or occupant of land shall cause or permit the land to be overgrown with grass or weeds. b) This section shall not apply to any growth which forms part of a natural garden that has been deliberately planted to produce ground cover, including one or more species of wildflowers, shrubs, perennials, grasses or combinations of them, whether native or non-native, consistent with a managed and natural landscape other than regularly mown grass.
9. UNTIDY AND UNSIGHTLY PROPERTY Notwithstanding the generality of Section 5, no person shall cause or permit any land or buildings to become untidy and unsightly.
10. JUNKED VEHICLES Notwithstanding the generality of Section 5, no person shall cause or permit any junked vehicle to be kept on any land owned by that person.
11. OPEN EXCAVATIONS Notwithstanding the generality of Section 5, no person shall cause or permit any basement, excavation, drain, ditch, watercourse, pond, surface water, swimming pool or other structure to exist in or on any private land or in or about any building or structure which is dangerous to the public safety or health.
12. MAINTENANCE OF YARDS Notwithstanding the generality of section 5, no person shall cause or permit on any property owned by that person: a) an infestation of rodents, vermin or insects; b) any dead or hazardous trees; or c) any sharp or dangerous objects.
13. OUTDOOR STORAGE OF MATERIALS a) Any building materials, lumber, scrap metal, boxes or similar items stored in a yard shall be neatly stacked in piles and elevated off the ground so as not to constitute a nuisance or harbourage for rodents, vermin and insects. b) Materials referred to in subsection 13 (a) shall be elevated at least 0.15 meters off the ground and shall be stacked at least 3.0 meters from the exterior walls of any building and at least 1.0 meter from the property line.
14. REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS Any refrigerator or freezer left in a yard shall first have its hinges, latches, lid, door or doors removed.
15. FENCES Fences shall be maintained in a safe and reasonable state of repair.
16. ENFORCEMENT OF BYLAW a) The administration and enforcement of this Bylaw is hereby delegated to the Administrator / Clerk for the Town of Bredenbury. b) The Administrator / Clerk of the Town of Bredenbury is hereby authorized to further delegate the administration and enforcement of this Bylaw to members of Council and/or the Town Foreman.
17. INSPECTIONS a) The inspection of property by the Municipality to determine if this Bylaw is being complied with is hereby authorized. b) Inspections under this Bylaw shall be carried out in accordance with Section 362 of
The Municipalities Act. c) No person shall obstruct a Designated Officer who is authorized to conduct an inspection under this section, or a person who is assisting a Designated Officer.
18. ORDER TO REMEDY CONTRAVENTIONS a) If a Designated Officer finds that a person is contravening this Bylaw, the Designated Officer may, by written order, require the owner or occupant of the property to which the contravention relates to remedy the contravention. b) Orders given under this Bylaw shall comply with Section 364 of The Municipalities Act. c) Orders given under Bylaw shall be served in accordance with Section 390(1)(a), (b) or (c) of The Municipalities Act.
19. REGISTRATION OF NOTICE OF ORDER If an order is issued pursuant to subsection 18 (a), the Municipality may, in accordance with Section 364 of The Municipalities Act, give notice of the existence of the order by registering an interest against the title to the land that is the subject of the order.
20. APPEAL OF ORDER TO REMEDY A person may appeal an order made pursuant to subsection 18 (a) in accordance with Section 365 of The Municipalities Act.
21. MUNICIPALITY REMEDYING CONTRAVENTIONS a) The Municipality may, in accordance with Section 366 of The Municipalities Act, take whatever actions or measures are necessary to remedy a contravention of this Bylaw. b) In an emergency, the Municipality may take whatever actions or measures are necessary to eliminate the emergency in accordance with the provisions of Section 367 of The Municipalities Act.
22. RECOVERY OF UNPAID EXPENSES AND COSTS Any unpaid expenses and costs incurred by the Municipality in remedying a contravention of this Bylaw may be recovered either: a) by civil action for debt in a court of competent jurisdiction in accordance with Section 368 of The Municipalities Act; or b) by adding the amount to the taxes on the property on which the work is done in accordance with Section 369 of The Municipalities Act.
23. OFFENCES AND PENALTIES No person shall: a) fail to comply with an order made pursuant to this Bylaw; b) obstruct or interfere with any Designated Officer or any other person acting under the authority of this Bylaw; or c) fail to comply with any other provision of this Bylaw. 24. MISCELLANEOUS a) A Designated Officer who has reason to believe that a person has contravened any provision of this Bylaw may serve on that person a Notice of Violation, which Notice of Violation shall indicate that the Municipality will accept voluntary payment in the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to be paid to the Municipality within ten (10) days of the sum owing being provided to the person for the violation. b) Where the Municipality receives voluntary payment of the amount prescribed under Subsection 24 (a) within the time specified, the person receiving the Notice of Violation shall not be liable to prosecution for the alleged contravention. c) Every person who contravenes any provision of Section 23 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction: i) in the case of an individual, to a fine of not more than $10,000; ii) in the case of a corporation, to a fine of not more than $25,000; and iii) in the case of a continuing offence, to a maximum daily fine of not more than $2,500 per day. 25. REPEAL OF FORMER BYLAWS Bylaw #177, Untidy & Unsightly Premises; and all amendments thereto are hereby repealed.
25.COMING INTO FORCE This Bylaw shall come into force on the day of its final passing.