This page is available for community members to post any news items on a monthly basis.
If you have something that you would like to post on the website for the upcoming month, please drop off any items at the Village Office by the 25th of the month.
Submissions can also be made by e-mail:
St. Louis Bowling Alley now offers glow bowling. If interested, for information or bookings contact Ellen at 422 - 8237.
2019 Dog Licenses are now available from the Village Office. Please stop by and license your pet for 2018. Fees for 2018 will be:
Males - $10.00
Mass Schedule for December 2018
Roman Catholic Services
St. Louis - Saturday @ 7:00 p.m.
Domremy - Sunday @ 11:00 a.m.
Birch Hills—Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.
River’s Edge Villa—Saturday @ 3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Church Sunday Worship Services are at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Please be aware that the Village has a speed limit of 40 km/h on all streets, including Riverside Drive. (except in School Zones, which are marked, where it is 30 km/h).
There is an increasing problem with speed on Riverside Drive and the Village will be installing more signage to educate the public. The RCMP will be enforcing speed limits.
Please ensure to drive with safety and within the posted speed limits on municipal streets. If the problem persists Council will be looking at further alternatives to controlling the speed on Riverside Drive.
Thank you for your cooperation.
St. Louis Housing Authority
· 3 bedroom family social housing units available.
· Rent is calculated based on 30% of gross monthly income
· In order to qualify for family social housing you must have at least one dependant
· Assets below $50,000
· An annual income below $48,500
· Contact info – St. Louis Housing Authority,
Box127, Phone 306-961-7654
, Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
· Application forms may be collected – Village Office,
Please be advised that the Village of St. Louis has been approved for an advertising sign corridor on the southeast side of the intersection to Provincial Highways # 2 & # 25, travelling north. Opportunities are now available for local businesses to advertise within the Sign Corridor. Any business or service club wishing to advertise in this corridor must be located within the municipal limits of the Village of St. Louis or within 10 kms of the Sign Corridor.
There is currently space for 20 advertisers at this location and advertising spots will be allocated on a first paid basis. Permit application will be available from the St. Louis Village Office beginning April 4, 2016.
Each permitted advertiser will be required to provide the Village with a 4’ x 8’ advertising sign constructed of approved material (at their cost). The Village must give approval of all sign proofs before you have it constructed and installed.
There is a $300 installation fee (materials and labour) and an annual advertising fee of $200 (administration, land rental and maintenance). This is payable to the Village of St. Louis at the time of application.
Contact the St. Louis Village Office for more information .
NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING RATES
As communicated in earlier Newsletter editions, the St. Louis Newsletter has developed advertising insertion rates to begin with any submissions for the May 2018 Community Newsletter.
Anyone wishing to advertise or place a submission into the Newsletter will be required to pay the following rates:
You can also submit your own full page ad for no charge if you deliver 341 copies to the Village Office by the 20th of each month. These copies will be added as an insert to the Newsletter.
These changes were required to ensure the sustainability of the Newsletter. Thank you.
Please note that 2018 municipal and school property taxes are now payable and due to the Village of St. Louis prior to December 31, 2018.
If you have already made payment of your 2018 taxes, the Village of St. Louis thanks you.
For any questions regarding taxation or your account, please contact the Village Office.
For the 2018 –19 winter season the St. Louis Skating Rink will again be offering free Public Skating options for families to get active and have some fun.
Thanks to generous sponsorships from SPRA Metis Recreation Grant, funding has been provided to the Rink Association to offer free Public Skating once per week all winter. Public Skating under this program will be Sunday evenings from 7:00—8:15 PM October 21, 2018 to March 10, 2019.
The St. Louis & District Skating Rink is now taking bookings for ice rentals for the 2018-19 season.
Ice will be available to rent beginning October 21.
Please contact the Village Office @ 422 – 8471 for rate information and to book your ice-time requirements.
The Skating Rink would also like to thank the St. Louis Lions Club for their generous donation towards needed painting repairs required at the skating rink facility. Their $2,000 contribution will be beneficial in maintaining the facility. Thank you.
Residential and Commercial Snow clearing
St. Louis Village Council has developed some general regulations to address issues that have arisen over the past number of years with respect to private residential and commercial snow removal onto municipal or other private property.
These regulations prohibit any private residential or commercial property owner from removing snow from their property or municipal sidewalks and placing it onto municipal property or other private property, not their own, without consent of the Village or the other property owner. Snow will not be allowed to be pushed into the street and property owners will not be allowed to clear or remove snow from any boulevard or roadway adjacent to their property and cause it to be piled on any other municipal or private property, not their own, without prior approval of the Village of St. Louis.
Any property owner that considers moving snow from their own property and placing it onto municipal road allowances or boulevards must contact the Village Office for prior approval or they will be asked to move any piles that they have created, at their own expense.
Your co-operation is expected and required to help maintain the good governance of our community.
Water Rate Increases
With 7% increases on the purchases of treated water from Sask Water, the Village of St. Louis will be slightly adjusting the rates charged for water and sewer service for 2019. The basic rate for 5,000 gallons of usage in a three month invoicing period will increase to $105.00 per quarter. Residential & Commercial sewer rates for 2018 will remain at $65 & $110 per quarter, respectively. The per 1000 gallon price charged to consumers, who use over the 5,000 gallon minimum in a three month period, will increase for 2019 to $17.46 per 1000 gallons. The new rates will be reflected on all March 2019 invoices.
Users will see an increase in their invoices of approximately $10.00 every quarter based on using the same amount of water consumption as in 2018. These quarterly utility invoices will continue to include a $15 per quarter infrastructure fee, lagoon capital fees and all monthly waste collection and disposal fees.
The Provincial government regulates and approves all water and sewer utility rates for municipalities to ensure that the utility is self-sufficient and does not rely on other municipal funding sources including taxation and general revenues to cover water and sewer operating and capital expenses. These expenses must all be covered with revenue generated by the water and sewer rate structure to consumers.
Also, please note that water and sewer accounts are due when rendered and if rates remain unpaid after 20 days from the date of mailing that the Village has the right to discontinue service without notice and a fee of $10.00 will be charged for re-connection. The Village does not currently charge interest on past due accounts but is looking at this as a future option. Unpaid utility accounts can be added to taxes on a property and collected through tax enforcement procedures, if required. These are not options that the Village wishes to explore, so it is asked that all consumers please keep their accounts current. The Village is not in a financial position to carry outstanding balances on accounts for customers.
Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.
Thanks to grant funding under the Community Grant Program through Sask Lotteries the Skating Rink will be offering free Family Public Skating for the following times:
Friday Dec 7/18—6—7 PM
Friday Dec 14/18—6—7 PM
Friday Dec 21/18—6—7 PM
Thursday Dec 27/18—7—8:30 PM
Friday Dec 28/18—7—8:30 PM
Saturday Dec 29/18—4—6 PM
Monday Dec 31/18—2—3:30 PM
Tuesday Jan 1/19—2—3:30 PM
Friday Jan 4/19—6—7 PM
Friday Jan 11/19—6—7 PM
Friday Jan 18/19—6—7 PM
Friday Jan 25/19—6—7 PM
Friday Feb 1/19—6—7 PM
Friday Feb 8/19—6—7 PM
Disposals into Municipal Sewer System
With recent sewer line flushing completed by Municipal staff, it was noticed that many areas had flow issues caused by items that were placed into the sewer system from private dwellings. Please be mindful of what items are deposited into your toilets or plumbing system. The cost for clearing blockages and repairs can be charged back to individual property owners
St. Louis Village Council would like to remind all residents of some helpful information in the operation of the Village’s sanitary sewer system. Here are a few hints to help you prevent problems with your sewer service and all municipal sewer infrastructure:
Do not use the toilet as a garbage can. Do NOT flush rags, towels, dish clothes, diapers, sanitary napkins, plastic items, cigarette butts, etc., which may clog your sewer line. Sewer lateral lines are generally a minimum of 4 inches in diameter. Almost all of the Village’s sewer mains are a minimum of 8 inches in diameter.
DON’T DISPOSE OF GREASE IN THE DRAIN.
Don’t plant trees near your sewer lateral
Don’t connect French drains, downspouts, sump pumps etc. directly into the sewer line.
Do install a Backwater Prevention Device.
Property owners should be aware that many property insurance policies exclude damage from sewer back-ups. It is suggested that property owners check their policies and add this coverage. The Village’s insurance will only pay for damage caused by negligence on the part of the Village.
In order to maintain and ensure the proper operation of the sewage pumping stations it is imperative that all grease, harmful chemicals and detergents be disposed of in a safe and responsible manner.
Fats, Oils, & Grease (FOG) are a major contributor to sewer back-ups and overflows and hinder the ability for sewage pumping stations to perform properly. Users should never discard fats, oils or grease into a drain. The Village has a re-cycle container for used cooking oils and grease located adjacent to the Community Arena that these items can be safely discarded into. If re-cycling is not an option, FOG can be discarded with regular trash provided that it is properly cooled and secured in a non-leak container. The build-up of FOG can lead to blockages and maintenance issues for the sewage pumping stations.
The following excerpt from Village of St. Louis Municipal Bylaw Number Five, 2008 outlines all contraventions regarding disposals into the municipal sewer system:
(c) No person shall place, deposit, discharge or suffer or permit or cause to be placed, deposited or discharged into a fixture, building drain, sanitary sewer connection or the sewage works system any of the following:
(i) liquid or vapour having a temperature greater than 65 Centigrade;
(ii) gasoline, benzene, fuel, oil, paint, solvent or any other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas;
(iv) ashes, cinders, grit, sand, stone, cloth, clothing, plastic bags or plastic sheeting or any other solid substance;
(v) any noxious or malodorous substances capable of creating a public nuisance in or damage to the sewage works system or hazard to the health of personnel carrying out the duties in relation to the sewage works system;
(vi) wastes having a pH lower than 5.5 or higher than 9.5
(vii) radioactive waste;
(viii) wastes containing any of the exotic communicable diseases listed by Health Canada as requiring special handling; or
(ix) wastes containing microbiology laboratory waste consisting of: laboratory cultures, stocks or specimens of microorganisms, live or attenuated vaccines, human or animal cell cultures used in research and laboratory material that has come into contact with any of the same.
Everyone’s co-operation in following these guidelines will ensure the long term operation of the municipal wastewater system and help prevent costly repairs.
Thank you for your co-operation.
VILLAGE OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS
Please note that the Village Office will be closed for the following business days during the Holiday season:
December 20, 21, 24, 25, 26 & 27, 2018 and January 1, 2019.
Please note that the last business days for clearing any accounts prior to year-end will be 28 or 31, 2018. The office will be open regular hours on the 28 and until noon on the 31.
RECYCLE COLLECTION DATES
Please note that because the first regular recycle collection day of 2019 is scheduled to fall on Tuesday January 1, 2019, Greenland Waste will be offering a second blue bin recycle collection date in December in order to set their regular collection schedule for 2019.
In addition to the regular collection date of Tuesday December 4, 2018, blue bin recycling collection will occur on Tuesday December 11, 2018 as well.
All future collection dates will be every 4th week beginning January 8, 2019.
A new waste and recycle collection schedule for 2019 is attached to this Newsletter and will be mailed to all utility customers with their December 2018 invoices.
LIONS CLUB NEWS
St. Louis Lions Club will be hosting Santa day at the school December 21. Hot dogs will be served at noon followed by a visit from Santa clause who will have treat bags for the kids. After Santa is done at school he will be going to the Sunset Lodge and River’s Edge Villa. Hot dogs sponsored by Obsession Greenhouse in St. Louis.
December 31, St. Louis Lions will be having their 20th year of fireworks which start at 8pm. Come out before that and enjoy free hot chocolate and roast your own hot dog over an open fire and enjoy sliding on the hill at the Lions park. Fires will be going by 5 pm. Hot chocolate and hot dogs sponsored by Trumier Electric.
The St. Louis Lions Club are proud to announce that over $300 in private donations have been given to the fireworks on behalf of Jean Thorimbert. Jean loved the fireworks and enjoyed watching them every year. Thank you. Lions Club wishes to thank everyone that has donated in the past.
ST. LOUIS SENIOR HOCKEY SCHEDULE 2018/19