TOWN OF BREDENBURY NEWSLETTER
MAY 2019

View As PDF

Community Garage Sales:
Community Garage Day has been set as Saturday, May 4, 2019. Start time 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Feel free to open or close later, the times are just a bench mark for advertisement. Map attached. 
 
Busy Bees Health Clinic:
Busy Bees will be hosting monthly Heath Clinic on Wednesday, May 1 from 1-3. Everyone Welcome. 
 
Lions Mother’s Day Brunch
Lions will be hosting their annual Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Take out is available call 898-2324. Roses for first 50 moms! Everyone please attend, not just for moms!
 
Traffic & Stop Signs:
Town of Bredenbury continues to have complaints about motorists speeding in our community. Our first priority is to keep residents and children safe.
 
Council has amended our Traffic Bylaw to allow for another 4 way stop to be located at intersection of Broadway Avenue and Dominion Street South. The area is very busy with children going to the school yard and ball diamond. Being a heavy truck route, Council decided to try stop signs before installing speed bumps because the speed bumps may not hold up to heavy traffic. Please slow down everyone!
 
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. 
 

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
  • Ray Isaac - 91 2nd Avenue
  • Chris Friesen - 300 Third Avenue

 
Golf Course:
The first tournament of the year was held by the Cougars on April 27.
The golf fees are now due, you can pay at the town office, by cheque at golf course in slot or to Heather Taylor

  • Family - $200
  • Single - $150
  • Student - $50
  • Senior - $125
  • Daily - $10
  • Coupon Book – 6 rounds for $50

 
Open Tournament June 15 and Members Tournament September 15. 
 
Men’s night Monday evenings. Seniors golf Thursdays afternoon.
 
Summer Student:
The Town of Bredenbury is now accepting resumes for two summer students. Must have drivers licence. Must be in school now and going back to school in the fall. University or High school. Email resumes to bredenbury@sasktel.net. See entire job description at www.saskjobs.ca.
 
Fireworks:
You can not set off Fireworks within the municipality. They can be a fire hazard as well as a noise violation. If weather conditions are reasonable for fireworks you may set off fireworks at the golf course with prior approval from the Fire Chief and Town Council. 
  
Rink - Spring Ice:
The rink will remain open this year until June 1, 2019. The spring ice rate is $160 per hour. The spring rate for a tournament will be $750 for the day. Book ice at www.schedulicity.com.
 
We will still have some public skating if it works into the schedule. Public skating times will be posted on Facebook or call the office to see if anything is available for the week.
 
Games: May 4, 10-5. Three games scheduled; May 30 Skating Ice Show 6-8;  May 31 & June 1 – Wildcats Tournament
 
Policy: You must give 3 days notice of cancellation of a practice. You must give 7 days notice of cancellation of a game or tournament. Failure to do so will result in getting charged for the ice time. This policy is in place to prevent teams from double booking at different facilities for the same day and time then cancelling at one last minute. Exceptions will be made for unforeseen circumstances such as weather. 
 
Yard Cleaning:
Expectations of the community are that everyone keeps their grass trimmed, their weeds sprayed or pulled and items such as old lumber, tree branches, old tires, and unregistered vehicles removed from your property. Letters may be sent out directly to some residents with regards to these matters. 
 
If you see a town owned property that can use some TLC please call the office as we try our best keep publicly owned property maintained. 
 
Lot Surveys:
There are no current lot surveys for most of the community. It is the homeowner responsibility to survey their own property if they need to do so for construction or for their own purposes. 
 
This being said you can get a rough idea using the measurements of streets and back alleys. All streets are 66 feet with the exception of Broadway and Dominion Avenue being 99 feet. And all back alleys are 20 feet. Manholes are engineered to be in the middle of the streets.
 

Building Permit:
Residents please get your building permit prior to building at your property. It is so difficult to backtrack. We can even email you the permit form and you can email it back. Basically the process is: fill out the permit; draw up a lot plan; call inspector to arrange for inspection (inspector gives you great hints on how to make the process go smooth); pay invoice from municipality when mailed to you. 
 
The municipality only charges exactly what inspector charges municipality, the town makes no income on this. The inspector is required to protect you from contractors and to protect future buyers. 
 
All things don’t need an inspection, but all things need a building permit; including demolition. These permits are also used in the fall to present to SAMA for reassessments. 
 
Something like a fence requires a permit for $10 but no inspection. A small shed over 100 square feet requires a permit, but usually not an inspection. Even sea cans are taxable. The taxation rules are mandated by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency not the municipality. 
 
Fire Pits:
Fire pits are allowed in the community as long as they are a certified fire pit and preferably covered. There is no open burning allowed without a permit. The fire chief reserves the right to extinguish any fire they see that poses a danger to the community. 
 
Please do not burn when the conditions are extremely high for a fire, which they are currently. The municipality may at any time decide to put on a fire ban when dry conditions exist. Updates will be provided on Facebook.
 
 
Noise Bylaw:
There have been a few people asking about the noise bylaw, a full copy can be obtained at the town office. The bylaw states no excessive noise before 7:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and no excessive noise before 9:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. on Sundays or public holidays. Exception is emergencies. Bylaws are to be enforced by the RCMP as we do not have a bylaw officer.
 

May Office Hours:
The office will be closed May 27 & 28.
 
ATV Bylaw:
This is a reminder that as per bylaw if you are riding a dirt bike, golf cart, quad, etc. within town limits you must enter and exit town by the fastest route to your residents.
 
Facebook, Instagram & Snap Chat:
You can now find Town of Bredenbury also on Facebook, Instagram and Snap Chat.
 
Sump Pumps:
Reminder that sump pumps must be discharged outside and not into the sewage system as per municipal bylaw. The sewage system is unable to keep up otherwise and homes will risk sewer backup. 
 
Crow Shooters:
Reminder if you have a nuisance of crows, skunks, coyotes, etc. Please call the office or contact a Crow Shooter on the list. Hint: Since phone books are sort of a thing of the past you can search home numbers on the internet at Sask. 411. Names: Brad Altwasser, Ed Lefebre, Donald Kitzul, Ray Varga, Doyle Banman, Jonas St. Marie, Ken Reykjalin, Terry Kitzul, Devin Schad.
 
Lions Picnic:
The Lions Community Picnic will be held on Tuesday, June 4. 5 p.m. on Main Street next to the Lions Park. Hamburgers, Hotdogs, watermelon, etc.  No charge however donations will be accepted.  
 
United Church:
Next church service is on May 12 at 9:30 a.m.