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 2019.  Fees for 2019 will be:

 

Females- $10.00

Males - $10.00

 

Mass Schedule for March 2019

 

Roman Catholic Services

St. Louis -  Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

 

Domremy  - Saturday @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Birch Hills—Sunday @ 11:00 a.m.

 

River’s Edge Villa—Saturday @ 3:30 p.m.

 

Anglican Services

Emmanuel Church Sunday Worship Services are at 9:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome.

 

 

2019 Waste & Recycle Collection Schedule is now available.

 

SPEED LIMITS

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- stacyd@sasktel.net

·         Application forms may be collected – Village Office,

 

SIGN CORRIDOR

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 .

  

   

 

PUBLIC SKATING

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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;

(iii)           garbage;

(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.

 

Newsletter Advertising Changes

Please note, that effective immediately the St. Louis Community Newsletter will no longer be charging set advertising rates for submissions to the Newsletter.

 

The Newsletter will return to operating on a donation basis.  You can submit ads and information, by the 20th of each month, for inclusion in the next edition of the Newsletter at no cost, but a donation for the services would be welcome.

 

These changes are made possible by the continued financial support of various local service clubs and groups.

 

Please note that all submissions to the Newsletter must be e-mailed to: villageofstlouis@sasktel.net and that hand written submissions will no longer be accepted.

 

Thank you.

 

PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Roll for the Village of St. Louis for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the Assessor from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M and 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.:

 

Monday to Friday February 15th, 2019 to March 22nd, 2019, except for Monday February 18th, 2019.

 

A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.

 

Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment or classification to the Board of Revision is required to file his or her notice of appeal, accompanied by a $25.00 appeal fee which will be returned if the appeal is successful with:

 

The Assessor

Village of St. Louis

Box 40

St. Louis, Sask.

S0J 2C0

 

by the 22nd day of March, 2019.

 

Dated this 15th day of February, 2019.

 

 

Robin Boyer

Assessor

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