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:

2023 Dog Licenses are now available from the Village Office.  Please stop by and license your pet for 2023.  Fees for 2023 will be:

 

Females- $10.00

Males - $10.00

 

Mass Schedule for November 2023

 

Roman Catholic Services

St. Louis -  Sunday @ 11:00 a.m.

 

Domremy  - Saturday @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Birch Hills—Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

 

River’s Edge Villa—Saturday @ 2:00 pm

 

Anglican Services

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

 

 

2023 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.

 

 

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.

 

  

 E-NOTICES & E-RECEIPTS

The Village of St. Louis now has the capability to provide customer receipts via e-mail.

 

This service is in addition to e-notices for utility and tax billing that has been available for some time.  Customers who have already signed up for e-notices will begin receiving receipts via e-mail as well.

 

Customers who wish to sign up for e-notice and e-receipt can stop by the Office to fill in a consent form or complete the form that will be included with your next utility invoice.

 

E-notice and e-receipt solutions reduce paper, postage and administration costs.

   

  

 

SASK ALERT APP

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) is encouraging people to download the SaskAlert App so they can receive critical COVID-19 information in a timely manner. The app also allows people to choose how and when to hear the emergency alerts.

 

The more people that have the app, the more efficient SPSA can be with targeting people in a specific area, including our jurisdiction, that might require emergency information.

 

This app is available in the App Store on your smart phone and also provides various other emergency alerts including winter and summer storms, tornadoes, wildfires and emergency/precautionary drinking water issues.

 

Download it to your smart phone today by searching Saskatchewan Emergency Alert and stay updated and safe.

 

   

COVID RAPID ANTIGEN TEST KITS

St. Louis Village Council would like to advise that the St. Louis Village Office has been designated, by the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency, as a Distribution Centre for Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Kits (RTK) for the general public.

 

This is in an effort to make RTKs available in every household as a measure of protection by regular screening for Covid-19.  Routine, voluntary testing at home will help prevent transmission and help keep your home, workplace, school and community safe.  Regular testing allows individuals to be diagnosed and receive treatment more quickly.

 

The rapid antigen self-testing kit is safe, gentle, easy to use and provides results within 15 minutes.  These tests will not be accepted as valid proof of negative Covid-19 test results.  They are merely for self screening and early detection measures.

 

These RTKs are now available at the St. Louis Office, free of charge.  Each kit contains 5 tests.  The Saskatchewan Health Authority recommendation is that individuals may do self-testing one to two times a week. 

 

Please pick up your RTKs at the Village Office during regular office hours, subject to supply availability.

 

Thank you for doing your part to keep your community safe. 

 

COUNCIL MEMBER CONTACTS

Please be aware that any member of the public that wishes to discuss any municipal issue, policy or requires general information can contact the Village Office by telephone at 306-422-8471 or e-mail: villageofstlouis@sasktel.net.  Administration will be the first point of contact for the Village.

 

If a resident wishes to correspond with any member of the St. Louis Village Council they should leave their contact information with the Village Office and the Mayor or a member of Council will directly respond to their concerns in a timely manner.

 

Mayor – Marc Caron

Council Member – Tristen Boettcher

Council Member – Jennifer Jenny

Council Member – Shane Jenny

Council Member – Janelle Paul

 

DEVELOPMENT AND BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

The Village of St. Louis requires property owners or contractors to obtain a Development Permit and a separate Building Permit when considering any type of development or construction on any residential, commercial/industrial or agricultural lot within the Village of St. Louis municipal limits.  Each of these permits is subject to various fees, depending on the nature of the project.

 

The Development Permit ensures that all regulations contained within the Village of St. Louis Zoning Bylaw and Amendments are met before any development or construction can occur.

 

The Building permit ensures that all construction is carried out in accordance with the Village of St. Louis Building Bylaw and all applicable current National Building Codes and Provincial Legislation.

 

A Development Permit & Building Permit ARE required for:

1. Residential Dwellings - single or multi-family;

2. Commercial/Industrial or Agricultural Buildings;

3. Additions to Residential Dwellings;

4. Additions to Commercial/Industrial or Agricultural Buildings;

5. Residential Basement Development - rec. rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.;

6. Any Structural Modification to a Residential Dwelling - single or multi-family; or any Structural Modifications to a Commercial/Industrial or Agricultural building;

7. Attached Garages or Carports;

8. Detached Garages or Carports;

9. Storage Sheds in excess of 100 square feet in area;

10. Decks, Exterior Stairs and Landings, Wheelchair Ramps;

11. Fireplaces

12. Fences – restrictions on height and location do apply

 

A Development Permit & Building Permit ARE NOT required for the following uses, provided all other provisions and regulations of the Village of St. Louis Zoning Bylaw and Amendments & Building Bylaw are complied with:

1. Storage or Accessory buildings under 100 square feet in area;
2. Sidewalks – on private property only;
3. Replacement of most existing building components that do not include structural alterations, including:
             a) shingles
             b) doors and windows, if sizes remain as original
             c) siding, stucco, brick veneer
             d) kitchen cabinets

             e) gyproc wall finishes
             f) painting, wallpapering
             g) carpet, linoleum;

 

NOTE:

· For sewer and water installations, replacements, a separate Plumbing Permit may be required.

 

New legislation in the form of The Construction Codes Act (CCA) and subsequent Building Code Regulations, Energy Code Regulations and Plumbing Code Regulations came into force in 2022 and the municipal Building Official, B & B Enforcement is responsible for enforcing these regulations within our municipality.  Failure to obtain proper permitting prior to commencing work could result in additional costs, project delays and unwanted amendments to your project.

 

For more information on Development and Building or Plumbing requirements, including application forms please contact the St. Louis Village Office or visit the municipal website at www.villageofstlouis.com 

 

 

 

Disposals into municipal sewer system…. AGAIN

 

Many sewer line flow issues are 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 if fault or negligence can be determined. 

 

Sewers back up when sewage collection lines get clogged by items flushed down toilets and drains that get caught and plug up the lines. In addition to the costly repairs, sewer back-ups are messy, foul-smelling and pose a serious public health threat.  The main items of concern for the Village wastewater collection system include disposable diapers, rags, wipes, feminine napkins, tampons, paper towel, fats, oils and grease. 

Such items disposed of down the toilet or drain can clog sewer collection systems, damage pumps in lift stations and damage sewage treatment facilities, which leads to sewage spills. These items can also contaminate the treated water that is discharged into the rivers, streams and groundwater.

Never flush the following items down the toilet or drain:

Disposable diapers and baby wipes; facial wipes; disinfecting wipes; rags; cleaning or polishing wipes for plastic, wood, floors and glass; cat litter, including “flushable” cat litter; paper towels; and feminine napkins, tampons or applicators.

Cooking oil and grease, including cooking oil, bacon grease, meat fats, food scraps, shortening, lard, butter, margarine, gravy and other food products such as mayonnaise, salad dressings and sour cream.

Acidic or toxic substances, including paint and paint thinners.

Motor oil.

Dye (hair and clothing) and tanning solutions.

Anything radioactive.

Flammable products, such as lighter fluid and acetone.

Any solid waste that does not naturally break down, including garbage, plastic bags and cigarette butts.

Proper Disposal Tips

Throw bulky waste materials in trash.

Freeze small amounts of fats, oils and grease in a container with a tight-sealing lid and dispose of in trash.

Mix oil with an absorbent material such as coffee grounds, place in a tightly sealed container and dispose of in trash. 

Use a strainer in your sink to catch scraps.

Cover drains with fine screen or catch basket.

When fats, oil or grease are poured down kitchen drains or flushed down toilets, it accumulates inside sewer pipes. As the material builds up, it restricts the flow in the pipes and can cause untreated wastewater to back up into homes and businesses, resulting in high cleanup and repair costs for residents, business owners and towns. Communities spend a huge amount of money every year unplugging or replacing grease-blocked pipes, repairing pump stations and cleaning up costly and illegal wastewater.

 

Please be mindful of the waste items that are being discarded into the sewer system.

Everyone’s co-operation in following these guidelines will ensure the long term operation of the municipal wastewater system and help prevent costly repairs for property owners and the municipality.

 

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

  

 

TREE TRIMMING

Residents are asked to check their property for any trees, hedges or branches that may be encroaching past their property onto other private property or into streets, alleyways or the walking portion of sidewalk areas.

 

Please trim back all these areas so that they are contained within your property.  This will help ensure maintenance equipment can have the required access to complete their tasks and allows all pedestrians to enjoy the sidewalk areas.

 

If trees are not maintained, the Village may complete the work for any areas that encroach onto municipal property and charge the cost back to the property owner. 

 

Thank you for your attention.

 

 

ST. JOSEPH SENIORS’ CLUB NEWS - November 2023    

 

CLUB EXECUTIVE                                                            RENTALS

 

President:               Georges Doderai                                     Rates:  $200 a day

Vice-Pres:              Les Rancourt                                               + $50 to set up the

Secretary:               Franceline Doderai                                                          evening before

Treasurer:               Joan Boyer                                                                Phone Jane (981-2350)

Directors:                Jane Jenny, Roy Richard,                     If Jane is not available,

                                  Ralph & Donna Duncan,                      phone Joan (980-8151)

                                  Pierrette Pelletier                                    or Georges (941-8620)

                                                                                    

COFFEE TIME:  Every weekday 8 to 10 a.m.

CARD PARTIES:  Every Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.  Bring a friend.

INDOOR WALKING:  Every weekday at 8 a.m. (coffee time)

PRAYER SHAWLS:  Available from Marie-Paule (422-6175)

 

MESSAGES FROM YOUR CLUB COMMITTEE

 

Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and POTLUCK SUPPER held Friday October 6th at our center saw 25 club members in attendance.

We welcome Pierrette Pelletier elected to the committee and Donna Duncan who, at our first regular meeting on October 18th, agreed to fill one of the two remaining positions on the board.

 

After a three-year hiatus, we will have a Christmas Party at the Senior Center on Sunday, December 3rd from 2 to 4 pm.  It will feature a door prize, entertainment, goodies, and a Christmas Decoration Sale. All community members, young and younger, are welcomed to attend.

(We are still looking for donations of gently used Christmas decorations.  It’s a good time now to check out those boxes you have packed away and decide what needs refreshing for this coming holiday season.  Bring your items to the center any weekday morning from 8 to 10 – coffee time!)

 

Get ahead of the winter blues!  Bowl with family and friends at the Center.  One full morning, afternoon or evening of bowling is very reasonably priced:  $20/ teens & adults, $10/pre-teens, free/preschoolers!

Phone Jane (981-2350) for reservations.

 

Birthday Greetings to club members born in November: Stan Hodgson, Diane Roy, Donna and Ralph Duncan, Ellen Hodel, Pierrette Pelletier,

Bronald Siwak, Émile Tessier, Louis Lavergne

 

With Support from the LIONS’ CLUB,

the ST. JOSEPH SENIORS’ CLUB

will host

 

a SENIOR CENTER LUNCH

 

on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20th

 

       from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

 

 

This lunch will feature HOMEMADE SOUPS

served with buns, pickles, beverages & dessert

 

Price:  $15

 

(If this event proves to be a success, we are looking forward to repeating it in 2024.)

 

 

EVERYONE WELCOMED!

 

 

 

PROPERTY TAXES

Please note that 2023 municipal and school property taxes are now payable and due to the Village of St. Louis prior to December 31, 2023.

 

Notices were sent to property owners back in May of 2023.

 

Be aware that the following discounts apply for the balance of the year for early payment on the municipal November discount 1%

 

If you have already made payment of your 2023 taxes, the Village of St. Louis thanks you.

For any questions regarding taxation or your account, please contact the Village Office.

 

 

Tender Call – Caretaking & Maintenance Services

 

The St. Louis Housing Authority is seeking one tender bid for janitorial, grounds and maintenance services.  As an independent contractor, you will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for routine maintenance of the housing portfolio. 

 

The St. Louis Housing Authority manages a portfolio consisting of a 10-unit senior housing building, 19 family houses and 6 Duplexes.

 

The successful vendor is to provide the following services:

 

Routine janitorial services.

Routine grounds maintenance, including snow removal and lawn care.

Minor maintenance of common areas and rental units including repairs and/or replacements.

Accessibility to Housing Authority tenants for emergency repairs.

Maintenance of inventories and equipment.

Regular building, unit and vacant unit inspections.

 

The contractor must have excellent communication skills and be able to provide services cooperatively to individuals and groups of varying backgrounds. A high degree of discretion and confidentiality is required.

 

Interested parties can direct inquiries regarding the details of the required services and tender submission requirements to:

 

Ralph Duncan, Chairperson

St. Louis Housing Authority

P.O. Box 127

St. Louis, Sask.   S0J 2C0

Telephone: (306) 961-9808

 

The deadline for tender submissions is 4 p.m., November 13, 2023.  Please include references with phone numbers.

 

 

 

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