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"With excited kids, more excited parents, and busy farm families on the roads, please take care in enjoying a safe fall season."

A Message from Mayor Adam Krieser

As the evenings inevitably turn cooler, summer holiday season comes to a close and returns us to back to school and harvest season. With excited kids, more excited parents, and busy farm families on the roads, please take care in enjoying a safe fall season.

The town is working hard on closing a successful construction season that saw the completion of the new lift station, working towards completion of the new waste transfer station, and street patching, paving and sealing programs. Planning for 2019 is well underway. Recreation closes another fun summer at the pool, in our parks, and at the tourism centre, and looks to kick-start that other season that just seems too early to name.  

Enjoy a wonderful fall season and invite your friends and family home for another jam-packed week of events with the annual Rosetown Harvest Festival running September 31 to October 7.

Important Dates

Sept. 1 - School Zones
Happy back-to-school! School zones are now in effect in Rosetown to ensure the safety of children around our schools. Please drive with caution and be mindful of posted speed limits.
Sept. 1 - Water Restrictions Lifted
Water restrictions are no longer in effect.
Sept. 19 - Nominations for Municipal By-election
Nominations due by Sept.19 for the Oct. 24, 2018 by-election for one (1) vacant Councillor term. Find out more online or visit the Town Office.
Oct. 31 - Last day for Organics/Compost Bin Collection

Community Events

Sept. 23 Dusty Wheels Cars Show
10:00 am to 5:00 pm @ AGT Foods Centre. For info, call 306-882-3197.
Sept. 20 - Business Garage Sale
9:00 am to 8:00 pm @ AGT Foods Centre. For info, call 306-882-3818.
Sept. 30 - Rosetown Harvest Family Festival
Sept. 30 to Oct. 7. www.rosetownharvestfamilyfestival.com
Thursdays - Farmer’s Market
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm @ Elk’s Hall. 816 Highway 4 North.

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Waste Transfer Station Update

In June 2018, Rosetown’s request to develop a waste transfer station at the site of the landfill was approved by the Ministry of the Environment, giving the Public Works department the go-ahead to begin construction. In late 2017, Council approved the move towards a town-operated transfer station in lieu of rising costs associated with environmental regulations of increasing capacity at our landfill. Over the course of this summer, town staff have begun to move dirt to build berms and prepare the site for collection bins. There is still quite a bit of work to do before the transfer station will be operational, including installing the scale, gravel, fencing, and relocating the operator booth. 

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Street Paving

Paving, including curb, gutter and recap, was completed this summer on 9th avenue from Main St. to King St., 1st St. E from Highway 7 to 1st Ave. and 1st St. W from Hwy #7 to 2nd Ave. W. Thanks for your patience as streets were barricaded while work was in progress.

The Public Works department has plans to continue with additional paving projects in 2019, in addition to their regular annual maintenance work. The required preliminary engineering work has already been completed and Council has proposed to pass a bylaw to undertake local improvement paving projects in 2019 in the following areas: 5th Ave. W from Main St. to Hwy #4 N, King St. from 9th Ave. to 11th Ave. and St. Andrew’s Crescent from 9th Ave. to Thrasher St. 

Residents in the impacted areas have been contacted about the project, their options, and where to get more information.

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Strategic Planning

In 2018, Town Council embarked on updating our strategic plan. The 2018 Strategic Plan has been developed through various consultations with the community (including a visioning forum, public events, surveys and focus groups), work with the CAO and Management at the Town Office, and with the guidance of an external consultant. The 4-year plan, spanning 2019-2022, will be publicly available this fall on our website.

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Tax Rebate Incentive Program for Businesses

Congratulations to S.E. Spa and EVCO Developments for their successful applications for the Tax Rebate Incentive Program for Businesses. This rebate is awarded to eligible businesses who submit their plans for exterior building improvements. This year’s improvements included a new front door, landscaping, new roof-line and front facade. The annual program exists to encourage local businesses to improve and beautify their storefronts in support of investing in our community.

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Yard Maintenance

Property owners are reminded that it is your responsibility to the community to maintain a neat and tidy property. Yard maintenance includes your back-alley and boulevards adjacent to your property, so be sure to keep these areas clean to help Rosetown look our best.

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Dutch Elm Disease

Beginning September 1, you may resume pruning your elm trees. The Government of Saskatchewan puts a ban on pruning elm trees between April 1 and August 31 of each year, the period when fungus-spreading beetles are most active. These measures help to prevent the spreading of Dutch Elm Disease. 
For more information, contact the Government of Saskatchewan - centre.inquiry@gov.sk.ca.


Infill Residential Construction

Council approved this policy to encourage investment in residential construction for the purposes of economic development and to maximize and improve vacant and underutilized lots. Through this tiered tax incentive policy effective May 2018, they hope to encourage the rejuvenation of existing neighborhoods to support community growth, while minimizing the impact on Town infrastructure. 

For full details and eligibility requirements, click here.

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