The Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan is a municipality encompassing 6 Townships located north of the City of Brandon off of PTH # 10.
The administration office is located in the Town of Rapid City. Contact information is as follows:
Lois Sharpe, Chief Administrative OfficerRural Municipality of Saskatchewan
435 – 3rd Avenue, P.O. Box 9
Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0
Office hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reeve - Robert Sharpe
Ward 1 - Everett Olson
Ward 2 - W. Kaye Wolstenholme
Ward 3 - Terry Drebit
Ward 4 - Edward (Ted) Rudneski
Ward 5 - Clayton Wareham
Ward 6 - Chris Brown
The Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan is a municipality encompassing 6 Townships located North of the City of Brandon off of PTH # 10. Activities in the municipality are predominantly agricultural with some small/ light manufacturing conducted from farm sites or small holdings. The R.M. has one “urban” area being the Townsite of Basswood (approximately 40 residences). Services are provided by surrounding communities: Brandon (South) Rivers (SW), Minnedosa (East), Oak River(NW), Newdale (North) and Rapid City (located within the municipality at 20-13-19WPM).
Administration and Operator Employees
The Municipality employs one full time office staff member; a Chief Administrative Office and a casual Administrative Assistant, as well as two full time machine operators.
Chief Administrative Officer – Lois Sharpe
Machine Operator & Foreman - Melvin Alex
The Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan has five community wells which provide residents with non-treated water only. They are located at:
NW of 17-15-20
N of NE 14-13-20
E of NE 15-13-20
S of SW 24-13-20
If you require custom work in the form of snow clearing or road grading, please contact the office (826-2515) and leave a message of what you would like done along with your name and property description. Please note that our municipal roads are priority and custom work will only be done only if time permits.
In the event of a snow storm, Provincial roads are plowed first, followed by School bus routes, all other municipal roads and then lanes will be cleared according to the messages left on the answering machine.
Custom rates are as follows:
These rates are set by Council Resolution and are subject to change. Please contact the municipal office for current rates.Custom Work
Garbage and Recycling
The Waste Facility is located just North of the Town of Rapid City off of P.R. # 270. There is no garbage or recycling pick-up in the municipality, all residents must haul their waste/recycling to the facility or hire a local hauler.
Hours of operation are:
Summer Hours - April 1st to October 15th
Mondays 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winter Hours - October 16th to March 31st
Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
There is no burning at the site and no disposal of livestock, hazardous waste, or liquid waste.
Recycling is very much encouraged. The recycling facility is located on the corner of Highway # 270 and # 24. The facility if open 7days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Please separate your recycling prior to delivery to the facility).
Click to view the guidelines for MPSC Materials
PAPER: All newsprint, magazines, flyers, writing paper, post-it notes, loose leaf paper, art & craft paper, cards, file folders, coupons, kleenex boxes, kraft dinner boxes, paper towel/toilet paper rolls, juice boxes, envelopes, catalogs, paper egg cartons, phone books, calendars, books (hard & soft covers), paper bags, cardboard boxes, and cereal boxes. (No dirty pizza boxes or other contaminated products).
PLASTIC: Pop/water/juice bottles, milk jugs, margarine tubs & lids, ice cream pails, shampoo bottles, peanut butter jars, lotion/mouthwash bottles, dog food bags, salad dressing bottles, bread bags, asprin bottles, film canisters, ketchup/mustard bottles, yogurt cups, and all other containers containing this symbol. (Rinsed - lids removed).
GLASS: Spaghetti sauce jars, pickle jars, cheese whiz jars and all colors of bottles and jars. (NO LIGHT BULBS PLEASE!)
ALUMINUM/TIN: Pop, soup and coffee cans. (Rinsed – labels are allowed)
COMMON ITEMS YOU CAN'T RECYCLE: Plastic bags, cellophane, household hazardous waste (bleach containers, etc.), aluminum foil, foil pie plates, foam egg cartons, foam meat trays, light bulbs, drinking glasses, christmas wrapping paper.
The Municipality will coordinate dust control in the Spring with the cost of the application charged to the resident. Residents are also free to contact local suppliers and purchase the product themselves. The RM would be willing to provide surface preparation for these individuals with enough advanced notice.
Ratepayers who live on Provincial Roads (PR # 270, # 355) in the RM, are able to receive dust control through the Highways Department. For more information on this program, please contact the Department of Transportation at (204) 726-6800.
Manitoba's controlled burning program allows any individual to burn crop residue (this includes straw, stubble, or chaff from any crop, including baled or stacked crop material and the remains of any un-harvested crop), as long as common sense is used.
Manitoba Agriculture regulates which day our municipality is allowed to burn and between what hours. You must contact them directly via a toll-free number (1-800-265-1233) or the internet (www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/production.html) to see if burning is authorized on a particular day (Saskatchewan is in the Northwest Region).
If burning is authorized, only burn within the hours specified, ensure fires are supervised at all times, ensure the area has been adequately fire guarded to prevent spread of fire, and ensure smoke will not create unreasonable hazard to people's health or highway safety.
The Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan has agreements for fire protection with the Town of Rapid City for all of Townships 13 & 14 Ranges 19 & 20, the Town of Minnedosa for Township 15 - Range 19 and the Rural Municipality of Harrison for Township 15 - Range 20.
Each municipality is required by provincial statutes or municipal by-laws to enforce the control of noxious and restricted weeds within their boundaries. To report a weed problem, please call your councillor. Each councillor is a weed inspector for their ward. Landowners are encouraged to control their own weed population.
Ownership maps are available at the office for $12.00 (black and white) and $15.00 (color) each. Updates are done annually.
If you are a resident of the R.M. and would like your name removed from the map, a letter requesting the removal must be submitted to the office. However, all information in our office is open to the public and buyers of the map are still able to look up the landowners name from the tax assessment roll.
If you are planning a draw, raffle, bingo or any type of lottery which involves a cost to enter or play and a prize of cash or an article of value will be awarded, you need a license.
What you need
For any lottery that has a gross revenue of over $5,000.00, you must contact the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission (1-800-782-0363) and obtain a license from them. The MGCC also requires an application form be completed, but requires 4 to 6 weeks to process and charges a fee of 1.5% of the actual gross revenue.
There are a total of 5 cemeteries within the Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan, most of which are privately owned and maintained. These include; Basswood Cemetery, Pettapiece Cemetery, Cadurcis Cemetery, Rapid City Cemetery and the Newdale Cemetery.
FOR SALE BY TENDER
The Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan invites sealed tenders for the purchase of a 2004 GMC 1500 Sierra Pickup
For viewing or information contact the R. M. Office at (204) 826-2515
Tenders to be submitted to:
The Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan
P.O. Box 9 Rapid City, Manitoba R0K 1W0
Clearly Marked “Truck Tender” by July 6th, 2012
Highest or any tender bid not necessarily accepted.
Provincial Legislation requires that the municipality bill and collect taxes on behalf of the Province and local School Division for education purposes, as well as municipal taxes in order to provide essential services to the Municipality.
In Person: Payments of cash or cheque may be made at the Municipal Office between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00 am and 4:00 Fridays. Please note payments by credit card or debit card are not accepted.
Mail: Send a cheque or money order payable to the Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan along with the bottom detachable portion of your tax bill. The envelope must be postmarked by Canada Post on or before October 31st, to avoid penalty. Mail to: R.M. of Saskatchewan, Box 9, Rapid City, Manitoba R0K 1W0
Post-Dated Cheques: Post-dated cheques dated for the due date or earlier are acceptable.
The Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan does not offer any discounts for pre-payment of taxes.
If you are a Manitoba resident who pays more than $250 in taxes in a year on the property you reside on, you are entitled to a Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC).
The credit for 2009 is $650.
There are three ways to claim the EPTC if you are entitled to receive it.
1. Automatically: The vast majority of homeowners automatically receive the basic credit as a reduction on their municipal property tax bills.
2. By application: In a few cases, homeowners may not receive the EPTC Advance automatically. This may be the case if you have only recently moved into your house. If the EPTC Advance is not on your property tax bill, and you have lived in the residence since at least January 1 of the current year, you can submit an application until November 15 for the reduction prior to the time when the property taxes are due. Upon approval of your application, you will be able to pay your current property taxes minus the EPTC Advance. After November 15, you may claim your credit on your income tax return. For an application, see the "forms" section of this website.
3. On your income tax return: The EPTC can be claimed on the Manitoba portion of you income tax return.
It is important that our office be notified as soon as possible whenever there is a change of address to ensure that the tax statements are properly forwarded to the property owner. Failure to receive a tax statement does not excuse an owner from not paying the tax account by the due date or associated penalties.
Village of Basswood
Basswood is a tiny community of approximately 50 people. These residents take great pride in the tidiness and appearance of their village. The Basswood Community Hall provides a venue for many community activities. It is a great place to live and raise a family.
The Town of Rapid City and RM of Saskatchewan had a successful 125th Anniversary celebration the weekend of August 1-4, 2008
A total of 1024 people registered with many events held. Some of these events included:
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this celebration such a success!
In 1983 the Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan undertook a centennial