RM of GRASSY CREEK NO.78
Administrator: Kathy Collins
Admin Assistant: Karianne Ross
194 Centre Street (PO Box 400)
Shaunavon SK S0N 2M0
Phone: 306 297-2520
Fax: 306 297-3162
8:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00
Reeve: Michael Sutter 306 297-7586
Division #1: Kelly Fritz 306 297-8861
Division #2: Audrey Turnbull 306 297-8588
Division #3: George Simmons 306 294-7000
Division #4: Richard Davis 306 297-8666
Division #5: Jamie Poppy 306 297-8837
Please feel free to contact the Reeve, your member of Council or the office with any questions or concerns.
Council Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30am. If you would like to attend to speak to Council please contact the office a week in advance and we will add you to the agenda.
The municipality now has a website!! It is a work in progress but please check it out and bookmark it. We will be posting all important notices and information throughout the year. We plan to have Policies and Bylaws added soon. Please let us know how you like it, what is good, what would you like us to add, all feedback will be appreciated!
The RM of Grassy Creek was able to secure funding through TC Energy’s (formerly TransCanada Pipelines) Build Strong Program, for safety equipment for the Shaunavon and District Fire Department. $10,000 was donated through this program for 2 sets of turnout gear and other safety equipment. A huge thank you to TC Energy!
I know you don’t want to think about winter but unfortunately it will be coming around again in a few months. Please ensure that when plowing your snow that you do not push it across the grid roads leaving it across from your driveway as it causes safety issues for traffic. Please place any snow piles well back from the roads. The snow piles cause drifts which are a problem throughout the winter.
Farming Municipal Right of Ways
Please be aware when farming municipal right of way that the municipality may need to mow if weeds are an issue. The road allowance is 66 1/3’ on trails or undeveloped roads and 100-150’ on grid roads.
There continues to be issues with over spraying and cultivating of the ditches. The concern with this is that the grass which helps control the weeds is also being killed and noxious and invasive weeds have the opportunity to take hold and spread. Please be cautious with your spraying to assist everyone with controlling the spread of weeds.
We also ask that you are careful when cultivating in the ditch when the road is elevated, moving dirt too closely to the road damages the edge and compromises the surface.
The municipality now has a policy that there is a $1,000 fine for damage to the roads and right of ways.
Old ranch owner John farmed a small ranch in Saskatchewan. Employment Standards claimed he was not paying proper wages to his workers and sent an agent out to interview him.
‘I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,’ demanded the agent.
‘Well,’ replied old John, ‘There’s my ranch hand who’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board. The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 a week plus free room and board. Then there’s the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night.’
‘That’s the guy I want to talk to, the half-wit,’ says the agent.
‘That would be me,’ replied old rancher John.
Thank You: We always appreciate when residents and landowners let us know of any trouble spots on the roads, when signs have been knocked down or are missing or just to discuss municipal issues!
Wishing you a safe and bountiful harvest!
Phone Numbers- Please provide the office with your current phone number so that we may contact you in case of emergency.
Addresses-Don’t forget to let the office know if you move or your address changes so we can make the corresponding changes to your account!
Maps- Municipal maps were updated this spring, they are available at the office for $10.00 or we can mail them to you for $15.00
Garbage-The municipality is a member of the Southwest Waste Management Landfill and as such ratepayers are able to take 3 bags of garbage per week or 12 per month, to the landfill at no charge.
Gravel-The RM has signed a multiyear contract with Brightsand Gravel and Aggregate, ratepayers have access to up to 50 yards of ¾” road gravel at the RM price, if you require gravel please contact the office and we will arrange it for you.
Controlled Burns: Call 1-866-404-4911 when planning to burn anything, to avoid an unnecessary visit (and bill) from the Fire Department.