Welcome to R.M. of Britannia No. 502
The Rural Municipality of Britannia No. 502 has a geographical area of 950.87 square kilometres. Located within the RM of Britannia are the Hamlets of Greenstreet and Hillmond. The boundaries extend east to the RM of Eldon border, west to the Saskatchewan Alberta border, north to the RM of Frenchman Butte border and south to the RM of Wilton Border.
The Municipality is located in the heart of the Heavy oil industry and has a highly skilled workforce and a growing population of just over 1600 residence.
With a clean environment, wide-open spaces, abundance of raw materials, lower land and housing costs, reasonably priced and highly reliable electricity, natural gas and telecommunication services, the municipality is a prime spot for value added processing and manufacturing. The picturesque wooded hilly areas of the municipality combined with the scenic views of the Big Gully and North Saskatchewan River valleys offer many attractions for nature lovers, hunters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts in addition to excellent non-farm residential development opportunities.
News & Announcements
PROPOSED OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN:
The R.M. of Britannia No. 502 intends to adopt a new Official Community Plan under the The Planning and Development Act, 2007 known as the R.M of Britannia No 502. Official Community Plan Bylaw, 11-2017. Bylaw 11-2017, is intended to replace Bylaw 09-1989 and will allow for a new planning policy framework to guide growth and development in the R.M of Britannia.
PROPOSED ZONING BYLAW:
Public notice is also given that the R.M of Britannia No. 502 intends to adopt a bylaw under The Planning Development Act, 2007 known as the R.M of Britannia No. 502 Zoning Bylaw, Bylaw 12-2017. Bylaw 12-2017 is intended to replace Bylaw 09-1989 and will act as a tool to implement the Official Community Plan, Bylaw 11-2017.
This Bylaw will affect all land within the Rural Municipality of Britannia No. 502
Any person may inspect the bylaw at the R.M. of Britannia No. 502 Municipal Office, 4824 – 47th Street, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding statutory holidays. Copies are available at no cost or you can visit our website at www.rmbritannia.com
Council will be holding an open house on May 31st, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the R.M. of Britannia Municipal Office Council Chamber located at 4824 – 47th Street, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. Any person wishing to ask the municipal staff questions or to review the proposed bylaw will be able to do so.
Council will holding a public hearing on June 14th, 2017 at 11:00 am to 12:00 p.m. in the R.M. of Britannia Municipal Office Council Chamber located at 4824 – 47th Street, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaw. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing or delivered to the undersigned at the municipal office before the hearing.
Office Closed May 8th
The R.M. Office will be Closed Monday, May 8th, 2017 for a staff training day.
Overweight Permits & Road Ban Information
**Due to extremely wet road conditions, The RM of Britannia #502 will be placing a 50% road ban on Range road 3280 from Primary grid 744 (4 mile road) south 1 mile, to Township 503.
**Effective as of 1:00 pm Tuesday April 25, 2017**
The RM of Britannia #502 is committed to keeping an open conversation between our team, and the people whom use our roads.
The RM has decided to let Road Data Services look after the paperwork of permits. If the RM of Britannia decides it needs to ban a road, we will ban particular roads as needed, and let Road Data Services know so that they can pass that information along. We will continue to send these mass emails when road conditions need special attention.
The Department of Highways has reduced the weights allowed on their provincial highways to secondary weights. Our RM, allows any individual power unit (truck), that has an annual primary weight permit from Road Data Services to haul primary weight on RM roads. If required, overweight permits can be attained for single day trips in the same manner.
If a vehicle leaves one of our roads while hauling primary weight, they will need an overweight permit from whichever entity is responsible for that road.
Current Road Bans in effect
After further road inspections, it has been decided that the spring thaw is doing some damage to more roads than previously anticipated.
The RM of Britannia is going to institute secondary weight restrictions throughout the entire Municipality, beginning at 12:00 am Saturday April 8, 2017. We are hoping that a full day notice will allow enough time to change scheduled loads.
The roads that had previously had 75% bans applied to 7 areas, these will remain banned at 75%. All remaining roads in the RM will allow 85% (secondary weight) until further notice.
7 road bans that will take effect Tuesday April 4, 2017.
All 7 of these bans will be Level 2 (75%), according to the chart below.
Division 2 – Sky Track Ranch Road (RR 3265 north of Primary 774, 2 miles, east 1.5 Miles, North 2 miles).
Division 3 – 6 mile Road (Township 510, East from Hwy 17, 4.5 miles to RR 3274)
Division 4 – (Amundrud Road) RR 3252 between Primary 684 and Twp 522,
(Harbin Road) RR 3253 Between Twp 522 and Hwy 3,
(Snake Trail) RR 3255 between Twp 520 and 522, then across too RR 3260
Division 4&5 – (Meca Road) Twp 522 between RR 3254 and RR 3262
Division 6 – (North of Stansfields) RR 3275 from Twp 530, south 1/2 m
The ban will take effect at 12pm noon April 4, 2017, that will give the outside crew enough time to put up signage.
The Municipality is selling reject sand or screenings from the Priest Pit to our ratepayers at a cost of $3.50 per yard, plus mileage at a rate of $1.50 per cubic yard per loaded mile in a tandem truck with a minimum of 12 yards per load, and $1.00 per cubic yard per loaded mile in a semi-truck with a minimum 24 yards per load effective immediately. Delivery of sand will be done at the discretion of the Foreman and on the availability of staff based on the priorities for labor at that time. Deliveries may not be made until the ratepayer signs a waiver releasing the municipality from liability, and prepays for the sand.
Hillmond Redden Arena
Please note that effective December 1, 2016, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Association has changed its rules regarding liquor permits for public events. Although the Hillmond Arena is operated by a group of volunteers, the title to the property is in the name of the Municipality. The new rules make the R.M responsible for issuing approvals on liquor permits for certain functions due to this name on title. A copy of the detailed rules are attached.
If you are planning any sort of function that may require municipal approval, please submit your request to us no less than 30 days prior to the event. We apologize for this new inconvenience, but we are obliged to follow provincial regulations in order to keep the liability of ratepayers and our Hillmond volunteer group minimized. http://hillmondreddenarena.com/
Oil and Gas Leasing
Resident Resource List
RM of Britannia Disaster Planning & Emergency Preparedness Committee would like your help to compile a resource list of equipment you may have on your property that could be used if there is an emergency.
Please take a minute to fill out the attached and please email or drop it off at the RM office. Thank You!
Emergency Special Needs
We are concerned for those persons in our rural municipality who may have special needs during emergency situations. As part of our planning process, we are attempting to obtain information about these families.
Please complete and return the emergency special needs survey to the RM office. This will better assist in the responding agencies’ abilities to give the best response in the event of an emergency. Thank You!
Old Appliances Survey
The purpose of this survey is to examine if Saskatchewan residents, specifically within these communities, who still own old appliance(s), know about the SaskPower Refrigerator Recycling Program. The survey will also ask some questions about your old appliance(s) and any replacement appliances. The information collected helps us to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and make improvements for future years.
Public notices are advertised in the Lloydminster Source newspaper. You can also view the newspaper online at www.lloydminstersource.com.
This is a free newspaper, no subscription needed.
Burning of Grain Bags
According to the Ministry of the Environment, it is illegal to burn grain bags on public or private property. Fines for burning grain bags range from $0 – 1 Million dollars based on the severity of the property. The most relevant restrictions related to grain bag burning can be found in The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002 under section 4 (1) – Probation on Discharges.