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Welcome to the Town of Saltcoats

Saltcoats is a growing community. It has several locally owned businesses, active community organizations, a K-8 school, preschool, daycare, and a variety of cultural and recreational facilities. Saltcoats is located 27 km from the City of Yorkton. Due to the picturesque setting of Anderson Lake, Saltcoats has earned the title of "The Laketown".

Saltcoats Historic Cemetery

Many of you have a strong interest in our Saltcoats Historic Cemetery. For some, it is the place where family members and friends were buried and/or are memorialized. For others, it is a place that tells the story of this community and our province. For many, it is a source of community pride - well maintained through the decades, with a self-guided historic tour and a place to visit and reflect. Currently we have three requests.
 
1) As part of the rejuvenation project we need to renew the depleted soils of the three flowerbeds. If you have access to well rotted manure, ideal for this purpose, we would appreciate a quantity donated and delivered to the cemetery before the planting season begins.
 
2) Our Advisory Committee needs new members. We will very much miss the expertise and energy Robert Morgan brought to our work over recent years. The Committee is named and is responsible to Town of Saltcoats Council. The cemetery has served a large rural area and Council can appoint persons to the committee who are neither residents nor ratepayers of the Town. That of course is in addition to persons who are residents or ratepayers of the Town! Please consider volunteering.

3) While several important steps have been taken re the Cemetery Rejuvenation Program, there is much to do. Please consider donating to the program or making a further donation if you can. And, please remind family, friends, former residents or their families of how important and appreciated their donations also are.
 
For further information or to follow up on any of these requests, please contact the Town Office at (306) 744-2212 or saltcoats.town@sasktel.net or Walter Farquharson, Chair Saltcoats Historic Cemetery Advisory Committee, at (306) 744-2214 or farq.blueheron@sasktel.net. 

Saltcoats FD Pancake Breakfast


 Chase the Ace 


 Reminder to residents to NOT push snow onto the streets and alleyways or you may be subject to fines. Please see below.


Volunteers Needed for Saltcoats Skating Rink

The Saltcoats skating rink is looking for additional volunteer help. Busy schedules limit the time the current volunteers can spend at the rink. An increased volunteer base would help offset some of the tasks and help to keep the rink profitable and open for use. If you are interest in volunteering or want more information, call or text Kirby at (306) 620-7466 or email saltcoatsminorsports@hotmail.com.


For Sale

RO system and softener salt system located in the Community Hall.
Asking $1350 for everything.
If interested, contact the Town Office at (306) 744-2212.


 Leaks and Water Usage
Please ensure that there are no leaks in your water system as no adjustments/reductions can be made to your water bill for excessive consumption which may have resulted from a leak, burst pipe or fixture malfunction.

Suspect a Leak? Try these options:

  • Check taps, toilets, faucets, pipes, hoses, water softeners, water filters, humidifiers, and sprinkler systems for possible leaks. Any type of malfunction with your water softeners, humidifiers, irrigation system or air conditioning systems could be very costly.
  • Put food colouring in your toilet tank and if it seeps in the toilet bowl without flushing there is a leak.
  • Check your water filter system, these units can automatically go on "self-clean" mode, consuming thousands of litres of water daily.

Water Filtration Units and High Water Bills
Some houses use appliances such as humidifiers, water filtration units and water softeners that make the home more comfortable and can also use significant amounts of water. It is important that homeowners understand how these types of appliances work and how to control the amount of water they consume.

All appliances can malfunction and some water filtration units have been linked to extreme excessive water consumption. If you own any water filtration unit, we encourage you to monitor it regularly to ensure it is operating properly.

An increase in water use will result in high water bills. Water bill usage is based on the previous three months. If you think you have extreme usage this could be a result of many issues - outdoor watering, leaking tap, leaking outdoor tap or hose, water softener issues, ice makers and toilets, just to mention a few. You are responsible for the cost of all water that passes through your water meter, whether it is used or wasted.

The meters are electronic and the readings are automatic with an electronic reader. The town bills based on these numbers. We have yet to find a faulty water meter in town.

A simple way to test your meter is to read the meter, fill a 5-gallon pail, then read your meter again. This can help verify proper function.

The meters can generate an hourly report showing how many gallons have been used per hour during the previous billing period. These reports can be many pages long and are available for the cost of the printing if desired.


 Business Licences

Fees for business licences are as follows:
• Owner of a commercial property in the Town of Saltcoats - No Charge
• Resident or ratepayer in the Town of Saltcoats - $40.00
• Resident or ratepayer in the R.M. of Saltcoats or other rural municipality but having a Saltcoats mailing address - $40.00
• Any other person or business - $60.00


 Pet Licences

Fees for cats and dogs are as follows:
Male and female pets - $25
Spayed and neutered pets - $10
Replacement of lost tag - $5
Proof of vaccination against rabies within 2 years of the date of application is required for licences to be issued. 


Message from the Laketown Leaders Club

Everyone is welcome to join the Laketown Leaders on Wednesday afternoons starting at 1:00pm in the Stirling Room to play card games, pool, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, cribbage or you can bring a favourite game! Coffee will be available mid-afternoon. Come on out to socialize and have some friendly competition. If you need a ride, that can be arranged. Spread the word, bring a friend!


 Historic Metal Silhouette Banners

The Saltcoats Beautification Committee has been replacing the cloth banners that hung on the power poles along Commercial St with metal silhouette designs. The designs of the silhouette banners have been chosen to highlight Saltcoats' long and rich history. Some of the designs include a train and old station - Saltcoats was the "end of the line" in its early history, a Northwest Mounted Policeman - Saltcoats had one of the first barracks for the Northwest Mounted Police, an elevator with grain being delivered in a wagon, the old telephone office with a lineman up a pole, the old bank, a plow competition, and a tribute banner to honour our veterans. More banners highlight the groups of settlers who settled in this area - the Scottish Crofters, the Patagonian Welsh, the Ukrainians and the Hungarians. There is also a Treaty 4 banner to acknowledge our treaty relationship with First Nations. The committee has more banners on the drawing board. These designs will acknowledge  Metis people and British settlers, highlight Saltcoats being the first incorporated village in the Northwest Territories and feature the environment and the need to care for it. If you have any ideas for a design or want to donate to this project, please contact the Town Office. Click here to view pictures of some of the banners.


Saltcoats Historic Cemetery
Rejuvenation Project

Some progress has been made on aspects of the Saltcoats Historic Cemetery Rejuvenation Project. Winter will be a time when our committee gathers information, makes specific plans, and looks after items that are not dependent on summer weather. After a great start, donations have stalled and we need all who care about the cemetery’s maintenance and improvement to do what they can to provide funds and, very importantly, get the message out to family and friends who no longer live within the community but who would have loved ones buried in this cemetery. Personal notes, Facebook pages, whatever connects you with others, have already proven helpful. Late summer and through the fall season just are not times when we give a lot of attention to projects like this. Please do all you can to pass the word to family and friends and to encourage them to help with this worthy effort to honour those who have gone before us. For more information, a list of projects and ways to help, please click here.


Email Notices

The Town of Saltcoats is offering residents the opportunity to receive specific municipal notices as attachments in an e-mail rather than by regular mail. There is a consent form to fill out before receiving e-mails. Click here to view the form.


 E-Transfer Payments

Town of Saltcoats accepts e-Transfers for the following payments:
taxes, utilities, licenses, invoices and other general payment items

Our email address for e-Transfers is:
saltcoatspayments@sasktel.net

Please include the following information in the message section of the e-Transfer:
• item you are making a payment on
• your account number or roll number if applicable
• your address if applicable

If you have any questions about sending e-Transfers, please contact the Town Office.

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