TOWN OF BREDENBURY NEWSLETTER MARCH 2015

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Golf Club:

The golf club is selling tickets to win $1000 cash. Tickets are available at Bredenbury Town Office, Bredenbury Hotel, and most Golf Course members. Tickets are 3 for $10 or 1 for $5. Draw date will be September 26, 2015.

 

Some of the golf club ladies are planning a first annual Ladies Night Out in Bredenbury. This will be held at the Bredenbury Hall on September 26, 2015. There will be cocktails, supper, games and prizes. More information to come.

 

Office Hours:

Regular hours are Mondays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed over the lunch hour. Closed on all Stat holidays. The office will be closed on March 27 and March 30.

 

Utility Bills:

Please note that if you are on automatic withdrawals for your utility account and you have used over your $50 per month you can now sign a new form at the town office which allows a one-time withdrawal for that overage amount up to a maximum. These extra withdrawals will be taken out on June 30 and December 31 of each year.

 

Please remember that utility bills are due within 30 days, therefore due before the end of the month in which they are mailed. If you don’t pay your utility bill until the next month or two, there is a 2% penalty on each month that the computer automatically generates. The exception is those that are on equal monthly withdrawals.

 

If you are wondering how much water you are using, we suggest that you go to your water meter and shine a flashlight on it and write down on a calendar weekly or monthly the numbers; that way you will be able to tell if you are going to have an overage. The next meter read will be done on March 31, 2015.

 

 

Arena:

Public Skating is over for the year. Thanks for your support. Hope to see you there next year. Thank you to all volunteers for all their hard work and dedication at our rink, without volunteers we would not be able to operate.

 

Dog and Cats:

Every year you have to register your pet with the Town of Bredenbury, it is mandatory. The cost for registration is $5 for a cat and $10 for a dog. A tag is given that can be put on the pet’s collar. This tag will help bring your pet home. If your pet is not registered the fine is $100.

 

There have been several cats roaming around the community. These cats have been reported in people’s yards spraying. If a cat is caught the Town of Bredenbury will put in shop for three days then cat animal over to the Angels of Hope. The fine for having your pet out of your yard and at large is $100.

 

There have been several dogs roaming around the community as well. At times these dogs are ganging together and have been reported chasing children and cats. The fine for your pets causing a disturbance is $100.

 

The Pet Bylaw is attached for everyone to review.

 

 

BYLAW NO 342

A PET CONTROL BYLAW OF THE TOWN OF BREDENBURY

           

The Council of the Town of Bredenbury, in the Province of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows:

 

1.      Definitions:          Wherever in this Bylaw the following words or terms are                                   used, they shall, unless the context otherwise provides, be                                        held to have the following meaning.

a)      Person – includes a corporation or partnership and female as well as male.

b)      Town – shall mean the Town of Bredenbury

c)      Running at Large – when it is beyond the boundaries of the land occupied by the owner, possessor the said animal or pet, or beyond the boundaries of any lands where it may be with the permission of the owner or occupant of the said land and when it is not under control by being:

1.      In direct and continuous charge of a person competent to control it; or

2.      Securely confined within an enclosure; or

3.      Securely fastened so that it cannot roam at will; or

d)     Prohibited Dog – shall include the following:

1.      Pit Bull Terrier; or

2.      American Pit Bull Terrier; or

3.      Pit Bull; or

4.      Rottweiler; or

5.      Presa Canario; or

6.      Doberman Pinschers; or

7.      Alaskan Malamutes; or

8.      German Shepherds; or

9.      Great Pyrenees

10.  Any dog of mixed breeding, identified as a dog of partial mix of any of the above indicated breeds or kinds.

e)      Cat – feline of any breed or mixture of breeds.

f)       Dog – means any dog not a prohibited dog.

 

2.      Scope & Regulations:

a)      Every person who owns, harbors, or has in his possession within the town, a dog or cat, not prohibited by this bylaw, over the age of three (3) months shall in each year register with and pay a License Fee to the town for each such animal.

b)      No owner of any dog or cat, not prohibited by this bylaw, shall permit the same to be running at large.

c)      Every person being the owner of any dog or cat found creating a noise or disturbance to the annoyance or discomfort of any person shall commit a breach of this bylaw.

d)     The owner of a female dog or cat in heat, shall keep such dog or cat housed at all times during the whole period such female animal is in heat.

e)      Any person who harbors a prohibited dog, in Section d) of definitions, must at all time have the dog tied up with a suitable restraint, where the minimum will be approved by The Town of Bredenbury. The onus ultimately lies with the pet owner to decide upon a stronger restraint.

f)       Any persons who owns, possess or harbors a prohibited and does not follow this Bylaw, Section 2(e) shall be deemed to be guilty of an infraction of this bylaw and is liable to a fine of ($1000.00) Dollars for each day that an infraction of this subsection occurs.

g)      All dogs that are tied up outside or that run free in a fenced area (where permitted to do so), must wear a dog barking collar at all times if requested to do so under the discretion of the Town of Bredenbury to prevent excessive barking and annoyances.

h)      Any minimum regulations that the Town of Bredenbury insists upon does not make the town liable; the onus is on the pet owner to ensure that the restraints, etc. are suitable for their animal.

i)        All cats within the Town of Bredenbury must be spayed or neutered; if they are not and they are impounded; the owner will be fined according to the penalty in section 7(a), and will be forced to spayed or neuter the cat.

j)        Feeding of stray cats is illegal and will automatically result in a fine, according to the penalty in section 7(a).

 

 

3.      Fee Schedule: The License Fee payable within the registration of a Dog, not prohibited by this bylaw, shall be Ten ($10.00) Dollars and of a Cat Five ($5.00) Dollars.

 

4.      Pound and Pound Fees

a)      Any dog found in breach of Section 2 within the Town may be impounded.

b)      A dog or cat may be redeemed from the dog pound by the owner upon payment of the pound fee as follows:

      1) $20 if the dog or cat impounded is licensed.

      2) $50 if the dog or cat impounded is not licensed. In addition, a    dog must possess a current license before the dog may be      redeemed.

c) A dog or cat impounded and not claimed within seventy-two (72) hours from the time the dog is received at the pound, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays, shall:

      1) Be sold without further notice and the proceeds shall go to the                Town

      2) Or if not sold, destroyed.

 

5.      Rabies Control

a) When a dog or cat has bitten a person and/or is suspected of being rabid or has been in contact with a rabid animal, the Medical Health Officer and a veterinarian of the Health of Animals Branch, Canada Department of Agriculture, shall be notified immediately. Where the veterinarian of the Animals Branch is not available, the report shall be made to the local veterinarian or Police Officer.

b) A medical Health Officer or licensed veterinarian or Police Officer having cognizance that a dog or cat is dangerous or might have been exposed to rabies may order that:

The person owning, harboring or having in his or her possession such dog or cat whether vaccinated or not against rabies shall keep it under confinement at a place acceptable to the veterinarian of the Health of Animals Branch, Canada Department of Agriculture for a period of at least two weeks or until such time as the suspicion of rabies has been confirmed or refused.

c)      Where in the opinion of the Medical health Officer and the district veterinarian, Health of Animals Branch, Canada Department of Agriculture, rabies infection has reached proportions where mass vaccination is indicated every person who owns or harbors or has in his possession within the Town a dog or cat susceptible against rabies.

d)     D) A certificate issued by a qualified veterinarian to the effect that a dog or cat has been inoculated against rabies shall be prima facie evidence that such animal has been so inoculated.

6.      Administration

a)      The Council of the Town Clerk or the Town Foreman shall have the authority to appoint persons to carry out the provisions of this Bylaw.

b)      Any person who sees a dog that is not prohibited by this bylaw or cat running at large should contact the Council, Town Clerk, or Town Foreman immediately writing the name of the owner, and the place where seen and sign their name to the violation.

c)      All license fees and pound fees shall be paid to the Town office.

d)     A dog pound shall be established to receive and detain any dog or cat running at large and a dog or cat impounded shall be detained until disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this Bylaw.

e)      A record of all dogs and cats impounded shall be kept and of the time and manner of their disposal. Said record shall be open for inspection.

f)       If the address of the owner of any impounded dog is known to the person receiving and detaining a dog in the pound, he shall within twenty-four (24) hours, forward to the said owner a notice in writing by mail advising such owner of such impounding and setting forth the amount required to be paid in order to have the dog release

 

7.      Penalties

a)      Every person who commits a breach of this bylaw shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a penalty on summary conviction of $100.00 for first offence; $200.00 for second offence; and $300.00 for third offence in addition to any other fees and penalties imposed under this Bylaw.

b)      Any person, who owns, possess or harbors a prohibited and does not follow this Bylaw, Section 2(e) & 2(f) shall be deemed to be guilty of an infraction of this bylaw and is liable to a fine of ($1000.00) Dollars for each day that an infraction of this subsection occurs.

c)      A person in contravention of this bylaw upon being served a notice of violation may voluntarily pay his penalty at the Town Office of the Town of Bredenbury. Compliance with such notice within the period of time described therein shall relieve such person from liability to prosecution in respect of such infraction.

d)     If a person in contravention of this bylaw does not voluntarily pay the penalty provided in Section 6 (a) of this Bylaw within seventy-two (72) hours, excluding holidays, Saturdays and Sundays of being served a notice of violation, the said person shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of $100 with all costs of prosecutions, including the costs of committal and conveyance to jail, and in default of payment of the said penalty and costs, to imprisonment not exceeding a period of five (5) days.

e)      All previous bylaws of the Town of Bredenbury relating to the licensing, controlling and regulating of dogs or cats within the Town of Bredenbury are herby repealed.

 

 

 

 

Election Nominations:

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Town of Bredenbury

Municipal General Bi-Election

Public notice is hereby given that nomination of candidates for the office of:

Councillors: Town of Bredenbury

Number to be elected: One (1)

will be received by the undersigned on the 18th day of March, 2015, from 9:00 am 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm at the Bredenbury Town Office, 201 Third Street and during business office hours from February 25, 2015 to March 17th, 2015  at the Bredenbury Town Office, 201 Third Street.

Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location:

Bredenbury Town Office, 201 Third Street

Dated this 25th day of February, 2015

      Kim Varga

                                                Returning Officer

 

Summer Student:

The Town of Bredenbury has been approved for a summer student grant.

Duties will include but not limited to: cutting grass, pulling weeds, trimming branches, cleaning shop, minor vehicle maintenance.

 

If you are at least 16 years of age; and going to school again in the fall; and are interested in summer employment with the Town of Bredenbury, then please submit your resume to: Town of Bredenbury, 201 – 3rd Street, PO Box 144, Bredenbury, Sask. S0A 0H0 or email bredenbury@sasktel.net

 

Assessments:

Assessments have been mailed to residents who were listed on maintenance this year. This will include residents who have purchased or build a new home. Tax notices will be mailed out end of April beginning of May.

 

Snow Removal:

The Town employees are working hard to move snow, open culverts, fix roads, and pump water from problem areas. This time of year is very busy for employees, rest assured they are trying their best to do what they can and cannot be everywhere at once. Please call the town office if you see a problem area and we will try to tend to it ASAP. Remember a little appreciation goes a long way.

 

 

Sump Pumps:

It’s that time of year again when sump pumps will be starting. Remember to put your sump pump drain outside the house, not in the sewer. Our lift station cannot handle any access drainage. Please see attached bylaw.

 

BYLAW NO. 330

 

A BYLAW REGULATING THE MUNICIPAL SEWERAGE SYSTEM

 

 

The Council of The Town of Bredenbury, in the Province of Saskatchewan, enacts as

follows:

 

a)         It shall be unlawful to discharge/drain any sanitary sewage, industrial waste or other polluted water into the natural drainage system, except with the             express permission of Town Council.

 

b)         All new buildings shall be connected to the sewage system where public          sewers are available. Where public sewers are not available, said buildings      shall be provided with a private sewer disposal system in accordance with the         regulations of the department of Public Health of the Province of             Saskatchewan.

 

c)         No person shall discharge a sump pump, or cause to be discharged any storm            water, ground water, roof run-off or other unpolluted water to any Sanitary       Sewer.

 

d)         No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following         described kinds of water or wastes to any drain connected with the storm or                       sewer system of the Town:

 

                        1) Fats, oil or grease.

                        2) Gasoline, benzenes, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or                                            explosive liquid, solid or gas.

                        3) Any water or waste containing a toxic substance in sufficient                                                     quantity to injure or interfere with the operation of the sewage                               system or to constitute a hazard to persons or animals.

                        4) Any water or waste containing suspended solids of such character                                 and quantity that unusual care and/or expense are required to                                      handle such materials in the Sewer System.

 

Bylaw No. 330, passed on September 5, 2007, being a Bylaw to regulate the municipal sewage system.