TOWN OF BREDENBURY NEWSLETTER
JUNE 2019

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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. 
 
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:
Open Tournament June 15. Registration 11:00 a.m. T-off 12:00 p.m. 18 holes & supper $25. Extra supper $15. Call Perry at 306-898-2354 for more information.
 
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.
 
Men’s night Mondays at 6. Seniors golf Thursdays at 1. Ladies golf Wednesdays at 1.
 
Ball Diamonds:
The Bredenbury Ball Diamonds have received a grant from Churchbridge Credit Union for $2500 to help with the costs of building dugouts. Thank you!
 
Check out the Bredenbury Ball Diamonds Facebook page for updates on what they are doing. There has been one game there already. 
 
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.
 

Summer Students:
The Town of Bredenbury would like to welcome Luke Shivak to our public works team this summer. Luke is in his third year at Sask Poly Tech in MooseJaw taking instrumentation.
 
The Town of Bredenbury has also hired Isaiah Bergen as a summer student, he did such a great job at the Rink this winter we had to keep him around. Isiah will start end of June. 
 
Rink:
The Spring Ice Rental was a success. The rink was rented more in the spring that it was during the winter. We will see if it was financially worth it next month once all the bills and revenue are received.
 
The Rink will be shut down on June 3, at this time Stevenson Industrial is going to be installing a muffler on the ice plant so that next year we can offer residents a quieter rink.
 
Thank you to all renters and all the employees that went above and beyond this year to make it a successful year at the Arena. Everyone is now looking forward to summer. 
 
Rink Grants:
The Town of Bredenbury is pleased to announce that the Churchbridge Credit Union has given the Rink a grant for $2500 to help with the costs of reforming the bathrooms in the basement into ref rooms with showers for both male and female refs and athletes. Thank you very much to the Churchbridge Credit Union for their continued support in our community. 
 
The Bredenbury Rink Skating Fund Committee has also pledged $3600 of lottery money towards the bathroom renovation project this year. The remainder of the project will be funded by the Rink and Municipality. 
 
We also are pleased to announce that SGI Canada will continue to be a naming sponsor for the arena for the 2019-2020 season with a donation of $5000. This donation goes an extremely long way to help cover utility bills and maintenance.
 
May Office Hours:
The office will close at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 & Thursday, June 6. The office will be closed June 12, 13, 24. Subject to change.
 
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. This includes barking dogs. 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. 
 
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, Dustin Leppington.
 
Lions Picnic:
The Lions Community Picnic will be held on Tuesday, June 4. 5 p.m. on Main Street next to the Lions Park. The street will be closed at this time. Hamburgers, Hotdogs, watermelon, etc.  No charge however donations will be accepted.  
 
United Church:
Next church services are June 9 & 16 at 9:30 p.m. These will be last services until fall.
 
Pavement Repairs:
This year the Town of Bredenbury repaired 3 spots of pavement and several potholes. The cost for the pavement was $19,000. We also did one day of crack sealing to prevent pavement breakage for a cost of $6200. 
 
Busy Bees Health Clinic:
Busy Bees will be hosting monthly Heath Clinic on Wednesday, June 5 from 1-3. Everyone Welcome. 
 
Spray Park:
The Spray Park is on. Please just push the button when you are actually using the park to conserve water. There is a donation box that is set up at the park to help with the costs. Any donation is appreciated. Please use the garbage can for garbage not the donation box. 
 
The bathrooms at the spray park are now open as well. If you notice a bathroom could use a little TLC please email the office at bredenbury@sasktel.net or call 306-898-2055.
 
Reminders:
Please do not drive on people’s frontages, even though it is town property most homeowners take pride in their property and keep their frontages cut and the town appreciates that. Also please do not use chemicals on town properties or frontages, if you see an area that should be sprayed please contact the office. 
 
Avoid driving on the pavement with equipment with tracks, the tracks leave marks in the pavement. Load your equipment up on a trailer and move it that way. 
 
Cemetery:
There is a new map that was put up the cemetery recently. This map and other updates at the cemetery are possible because of generous donations. Thank you.
 
The town has hired a surveyor to survey a new cemetery just north of the old cemetery. The new cemetery will be marked clearly with survey pegs, we hope to have this completed by fall. 
 
Dog Bylaw:
Reminder all cats and dogs are to stay on your property. If a resident signs a complaint form at the office with date and time of incident then you can be sent a fine from the municipality. If the municipality catches your pet at large then we reserve the right to impound the pet for 3 days after which time we would take it to the SPCA. 
 
Owners of Dogs that are a nuisance such as continuous barking can also get a fine from the municipality under the Noise Bylaw and Dog Bylaw.