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
Annual Ratepayer Supper
The R.M. of Britannia No. 502 Annual Spring Ratepayers’ Supper Meeting will be held at the Britannia United Services Memorial Hall in Hillmond, SK. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., General Meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m.
There is no cost to R.M. of Britannia ratepayers, however those wishing to attend the supper must indicate their intent by calling the R.M. of Britannia No. 502 Municipal Office at 825-2610 no later than Friday,
March 24, 2017.
SaskPower Open House
SaskPower will be holding an open house March 29th at the Centennial Civic Center from noon to 7 p.m. regarding the Lloydminster to Spruce lake Projects. Click on the below links for more information:
SaskPower Open House Information
Lloydminster to Spruce Lake Presentation
Overweight Permits & Road Ban Information
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.
Heritage and Reactional Capital Grant and Event Hosting Grant
We are very excited to offer the residents of our municipality three new capital grant opportunities!
A Heritage Capital Grant, Recreation Capital Grant, and an Event Hosting Grant.
Click on the below links for more information:
Recreation and Heritage Capital Grant Application Form.pdf
Event Hosting Grant Application.pdf
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.