November 20, 2019





Welcome to the
Town of Saltcoats

NOTICE OF COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE

Please be advised that the Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2019 has been rescheduled to Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Stirling Room of the Community Services Building.

As always Council Meetings are open to the public, however the Council does reserve the right to enter into an “in camera” session where spectators may be asked to leave for a period of time. 

There may be times when one or more Members of Council attend meetings via electronic means. This is in accordance with Bylaw No. 09-2015 Council Procedures Bylaw.

Saltcoats is situated only 27 km from the thriving
City of Yorkton and due to the picturesque setting of
Anderson Lake has earned the title "The Laketown of
Saskatchewan".
Saltcoats' population, according to the
2016 Canadian Census, is 485. It is located on the
Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway #16 between
Winnipeg MB and Saskatoon SK.

The Laketown of Saskatchewan welcomes all who want to enjoy a healthy and vibrant community.  Saltcoats offers residents of the Town and Rural Municipality an ice rink, curling rink, library, community hall, day care, care home, playschool, construction companies, hair salon, plumbing companies, excavation and digging services, tree trimming and removal, an insulation company, post office, school with grades K-8.  The Saltcoats District Regional park has camping, ball diamonds, and the Leflay trail.  There is also 2 restaurants, bar and liquor outlet, Credit Union, gas station and convenience store, two antiques stores and an auto repair shop.  Saltcoats also has a very active volunteer fire department and first responders group. 

Whether you are a senior, a single person, a person with a family interested in education and opportunity to help shape good experiences for your children, Saltcoats welcomes all who want to enjoy a healthy and vibrant community.

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Town residents are reminded that the Town of
Saltcoats accepts tree branches and clean wood. 
If you would like to dispose of tree branches and
clean wood please contact the town office at
306-744-2212 to schedule a time to drop-off. The
Oversized Household Garbage Bin located at the Waste
Disposal site is meant for oversized items that will not
fit into your black bin.  Mattresses, furniture, BAGGED
garden waste/grass clippings/leaves are accepted. 
NOT ACCEPTED:  Bagged household garbage, appliances,
batteries, carcasses, construction material, contaminated
material, hot ashes, metal, oil, paint, propane tanks,
recycling materials (cardboard, plastic containers, etc)
or tires.  These bins are monitored by security cameras
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Illegal dumpers will be
fined and reported to the Ministry of Environment. 
All waste material must be placed in bins, please refrain
from depositing any material on the ground.

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Reminder to the Town of Saltcoats
residents. Please make sure children
are aware that this is unsafe for them
to be at the Waste Disposal Bin site
around or on the bins. 

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The Town of Saltcoats is proud to announce that they
have been awarded a $4,340,000.00 grant as per the New Building
Canada Fund- Small Communities Fund (SCF) for the Water
Plant Upgrade and Lagoon Expansion. This project includes:

 

  • Converting the Lagoon’s holding cell into a primary
    treatment cell
  • Constructing a new holding cell that will have a storage
    volume of approximately 91,000 cubic metres
  • Renewing the current lift station
  • Rehabilitating the current wells, and constructing a new
    well and replacing the well pumps
  • Installing a Reverse Osmosis Treatment System
  • Constructing a new building to house the R.O. Treatment
    System and updating the chemical feed, heating, ventilation
    and electronics
  • Replacing the original reservoir, including increasing the storage
    volume of it
  • Installing new electrical system, and distribution pumps

 

Councillor Ron Knudsen was present for the official announcement
made by Francois-Phillippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and
Communities, and Warren Kaeding, Minister of Government Relations in
Saskatoon on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

 

Media Release:

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2018/september/11/funding-to-improved-water-and-roads

 

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Town of Saltcoats

2019 By-Election Results

to view the Returning Officer's Declaration of Results
please click on the link below.

Declaration of Results 2019

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Town of Saltcoats now accepts
E-transfers for the following payments:
-taxes
-utilities
-licences
-rentals
-invoices
-other general payment items

To send an E-transfer, email the transfer to
saltcoatspayments@sasktel.net and in a separate email
to the same address please include the following information:
-item you are making a payment on
-your account number, if applicable
-the security question and answer for the E-transfer

If you have any questions about sending E-transfers please
contact the town office at 306-744-2212

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The Saltcoats Landfill is open 24/7 for clean wood only.

Report Illegal Dumping
When hiring a septic waste hauling operator,
residents are encouraged to ask to see
the operator's Ministry of Environment permit
and inquire where the waste is being disposed.
If residents are aware of or observe improper
disposal methods, the offense should be reported
by calling the toll-free TIP line at 1-800-667-7561
or #5555 on your SaskTel cell phone.

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Curbside pickup for household garbage and
recycling in the Town of Saltcoats will continue
on alternating Wednesdays! 
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Available to Rent - Saltcoats
Housing Authority

The Housing Authority presently has vacancies
and may be able to rent to applicants that do not meet
program criteria. Anyone looking for housing is
encouraged to apply.

The Social Housing Program provides safe and
adequate housing to individuals and families in need.

This program is intended to serve households with
low incomes; priority is given to seniors (55+), families
with children or dependants, and individuals with disabilities.

The rent for a housing unit is based on gross household
income. Priority for placement is given to applicants in
most need. Applications are kept on file for six months.
Seniors who do not meet eligibility criteria may still be
able to rent units depending on availability.

For more information contact: 306-783-1000

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2018 Annual Waterworks Financial Information

The following information regarding the operation of the Town of Saltcoats waterworks is provided as required under The Municipalities Act and Regulations

Annual Waterworks Information for 2018
Total Revenue (Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018)
$240,789

Total Expenditures (Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018)
$225,309

Total Debt Payments on Waterworks Infrastructure Loans
$0

Total Utility Reserve to Dec 31, 2018
$184,308 (Increase of $50,221)

Comparison of water & sewer revenues to expenditures including debt payments:
($240789/ ($225309) = 1.06

For 2018 water revenues covered 100% of expenditures with approximately $50,221 additional revenue to be added to the waterworks reserve for 2018.

The following additional information is available at the Town of Saltcoats office:
Annual Notice to Consumers
2018 Waterworks Rate Policy
Utility System Annual Financial Overview
2015 Waterworks System Assessment Report


If you would like more information regarding the Annual Waterworks Financial Information, please contact the Town Office.
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Leflay Trail Renewal

Click HERE for more information

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Lots for Sale in Saltcoats
Click here for more information

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