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Photo courtesy of West Central Online. Used with permission.

A Message from Mayor Adam Krieser


Although the fall season brought about some challenging weather, October was a welcome change and cooperated for another successful Harvest Festival. The organizing committee, small army of volunteers and all the supporters, contributors, and performers, deserve thanks and congratulations. What an incredible fireworks show; well done! Planning for 2019 is already underway and the organizing committee is always looking for more volunteers and talent to add to the experience.

The Public Works Department has put in a lot of hard work and planning to bring our new waste transfer station online for the start of November. This allows the Town to provide sustainable waste management into the future in an ever-changing world for garbage and waste disposal. Read on for more information on this project, or call/visit the Town Office.

In other news, we’re happy to welcome Councillor Ryan Wickett to Council.

As we find ourselves in the 2018 homestretch, take time on Sunday November 11th for Remembrance Day to honour and remember those, past and present, who have served our country. And soon enough, it will be the Christmas and holiday season. Watch for some great events and deals being put on by our diverse business community. There shouldn’t be too many things left on your list for gifts or hosting supplies after a shopping trip through town.

On behalf of Council and Staff, we wish our best to all as the year comes to a close and we look ahead to 2019. Have a happy holiday season next month and please be sure to travel safe.

Community Events

Nov. 17 - Farmers Market Christmas Market
11:00 am - 3:00 p.m. Rosetown & District Civic Centre
Nov. 17-25 - Multicultural Week in Saskatchewan
Nov. 23 - Moonlight Madness
Select downtown businesses open late.
Nov. 29 - Country Christmas Music Event 
Elk's Hall. Hosted by Age Friendly and Rosetown Lions Club
Dec. 3
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Lighting 
7:00 p.m. Lovett Park
Dec. 8 - Royal Purple Elks Christmas Craft Sale
Elk’s Hall

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Town Christmas Hours

Dec. 24 - Town Office & AGT Foods Centre (Arena) closed at 3:00 PM
Dec. 25-26 - Town Office & AGT Foods Centre (Arena) closed
Dec. 31 - Jan. 1 - AGT Foods Centre (Arena) closed
Jan. 1 - Town Office closed
Jan. 2 - Town Office closed for year-end

New Town Office Hours

Beginning January 1, 2019, the Town Office will be closed from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 
Hours of operation will be 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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Waste Transfer Station Now Open

The new waste Transfer Station will be fully operational on November 1, 2018. New fees will apply to those who access the transfer station (located at the site of the Landfill) and will be charged by weight according to metric tonne using our new scale. Please note that there is no change to hours of operation, household waste pick-up, or the tag-a-bag program. The Transfer Station has replaced the Landfill as Rosetown’s solution for waste disposal.

“While there were some delays getting started and lining up schedules, we feel that the new area for household waste is cleaner and more user-friendly. The gravel site will make dumping more accessible during wet weather,” said Bob Bors, Superintendent of Public Works.

The operator booth has been relocated next to the new scale which will improve visibility of each of the sites. When a user arrives at the Transfer Station, they will drive their vehicle onto the scale where it will be weighed. After dumping their materials at the appropriate area, a users vehicle will be weighed again and they will be charged the difference according to the fees below. Users will now be able to pay by debit (in addition to cash and cheque). Access to the demolition pit is dependent on a dry weather road.
Access

The Transfer Station is only open to residents from the Town of Rosetown, the R.M. of St. Andrews and the Town of Zealandia who present their Landfill access card to the operator at the gate.

Fees:
The following Transfer Station tipping fees will be charged at the gate:
$25 per load up to a maximum of 200 kg.
Anything over 200 kg will be $115.00 per metric tonne.

Demolition Material
All demolition/renovation/construction material, shingles and concrete are subject to the $115.00 per metric tonne tipping fee.

For more information, visit our website, or call the Town Office, 306-882-2214.

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PCCU Donates $2,500 to Fire Department

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the Prairie Centre Credit Union (PCCU) presented a cheque for $2,500 to Dennis Ogg, Fire Chief of the Rosetown Fire Department.

“We’re very grateful to PCCU for their donation and the acknowledgement of the work we do. The money will be put towards purchasing new equipment to upgrade the personal protective gear worn by our volunteer Fire Fighters.” - Dennis Ogg.

PCCU presented cheques to Fire Departments in their district in celebration of PCCU’s 25th anniversary, and in conjunction with Credit Union Day. Members of the Fire Department, Town Council and staff members were in attendance to celebrate and thank our local fire departments for their work in our community.

On behalf of the Rosetown Fire Department and the Town of Rosetown, we want to extend our gratitude to the PCCU for their generous donation.

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Pet Licenses

Town of Rosetown dog and cat owners are reminded to renew their pet licence(s) by January 15, 2019.

All dogs and cats residing in the Town of Rosetown are required to have a valid licence; pet licences are valid for one year (January 1 to December 31). Licences purchased in the middle of the licence year still expire on December 31.

Pet licence renewal reminder notices will be mailed in mid-December to the registered owners of licensed dogs and cats in the Town of Rosetown.

Pet licensing is an important component of the town’s free “return to owner” incentive. A current pet licence allows Bylaw Enforcement Personnel to contact the owner to return a lost pet, and owners will not be charged the $150 animal-at-large fine. A free return is offered to each pet owner once per licence year.

If owners no longer have a dog or cat that was previously licensed, please notify the Town Office of the change. As a reminder, owners of a new dog or cat need to obtain a license within 15 days of ownership.

For a full list of fees, visit our page on Pet Licenses.

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Business Licenses

Town of Rosetown Business License fees are due January 1, 2019. Every business license expires on December 31 of the year it was issued. 

Every business in Rosetown, including home-based and out-of-town businesses who purchase a business license will be included on the comprehensive Business Directory on the Town of Rosetown website.

Home-based Businesses
Home based businesses include any occupation, trade, profession or craft which is conducted out of a residential building and carried on by the inhabitants thereof. A business license is required.

Out-of-Town Businesses & Contractors
Out-of-town businesses conducting business within town limits are also required to obtain a business license prior to any work being done. Residents or local contractors using the services of an out-of-town contractor should ensure that they are properly licensed.

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6 Rosetown Businesses Make SaskBusiness Magazine’s Top 100

SaskBusiness Magazine recently released their Top 100 issue for 2018, which included six Rosetown and area businesses.

The six businesses and their rankings are:
#1 Nutrien
#3 Viterra
#9 AGT Foods
#48 Canpulse Foods
#90 Central Plains Co-op
#96 SARCAN Recycling

Rosetown is proud of our business community - congratulations!

Business Succession Planning

Do you have a succession plan for your business? What are you going to do when you choose to retire?

Download the free Business Succession Planning Workbook, provided by the Province of Saskatchewan with the support of the Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance.

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Snow Removal

On August 20, 2018, the previous ‘Clearing of Public Sidewalks and Roadways Bylaw’ was repealed and a new bylaw (783-18) was brought into effect. It focuses on the removal of snow, ice, and other debris from public sidewalks and roadways in the commercial district. You can view the General Snow Removal Schedule on our website.

Commercial
The owner of property in a commercial district shall ensure that public sidewalks adjacent to their property are safe and clear for pedestrian use within 24 hours from the time when the snow, ice, or other debris has begun to accumulate. Sand or similar material may be applied in moderation to icy sidewalks when slippery conditions persist after snow removal. If removal of snow to private property is not possible, the owner or occupant may dispose of it on the public roadway in such a manner that it does not create a hazard or interfere with the use of the roadway. The Town of Rosetown is responsible for removing accumulated snow from the commercial district on Main Street.

Residential
Homeowners in the residential areas are asked to clear sidewalks in a responsible manner until such time that the accumulation of snow requires the Town of Rosetown to clear snow onto public sidewalks. Homeowners should not move snow onto any public roadway, pathway, or property, or on to any neighboring private property, nor should they leave snow, ice, or other debris in any place that it obstructs or creates unsafe conditions for pedestrian or vehicular traffic. 

72-Hour Parking Limit
To aid with snow removal, owners are reminded that vehicles are not be parked continuously longer that 72 hours.

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Rosetown Welcomes Dr. Narang

On behalf of the Town of Rosetown and our municipal partners in doctor recruitment (the R.M. of St. Andrew’s, Town of Elrose, Town of Zealandia, R.M. of Monet, R.M. of Pleasant Valley, R.M. of Marriott, and R.M. of Mountain View), we’re pleased to welcome Dr. Ashwani Narang to the Rosetown and District Primary Care Centre.

Dr. Narang and his family have relocated to Rosetown, Saskatchewan from Windsor, Ontario. Dr. Narang joined Dr. Franklin at the Rosetown and District Primary Care Centre on September 24, 2018. He is accepting patients. 

Dr. Narang is a graduate of the Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA), which trains International Medical Graduate Physicians to the unique aspects of practicing medicine in Saskatchewan. He performed his Clinical Field Assessment in Yorkton, Melville, and North Battleford. Dr. Narang previously studied and practiced medicine in his home country of India.

Our new doctor comes to Rosetown with his wife, Dr. Karuna Narang, and two children. 
Please join us in welcoming the Narang family to Rosetown!

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Requests for Boulevard Trees

In spring 2019, the Town will be planting new trees in our parks, cemetery, and along boulevards. We are now accepting requests from residents who would like a new tree along their boulevard. Trees will be planted in late May or early June and we’d like property owners to keep an eye on the new trees so they get enough water. Trees will come equipped with water bags.

Stop by the Town Office to make a request for a tree, or, fill out our online request form.

New Utility Rates

January 1 – December 31, 2019 

Water base charge: $31.75/month
Water usage charge: $10.00/1,000 gallons
Sewer base charge: $9.00/month
Sewer usage charge: 15% of water usage

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