This page is available for community members to post any news items on a monthly basis.
If you have something that you would like to post on the website for the upcoming month, please drop off any items at the Village Office by the 25th of the month.
Submissions can also be made by e-mail:
St. Louis Bowling Alley now offers glow bowling. If interested, for information or bookings contact Ellen at 422 - 8237.
2018 Dog Licenses are now available from the Village Office. Please stop by and license your pet for 2018. Fees for 2018 will be:
Males - $10.00
Mass Schedule for June 2018
Roman Catholic Services
St. Louis - Sunday @ 11:00 a.m.
Domremy - Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.
River’s Edge Villa—Saturday @ 3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Church Sunday Worship Services are at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Please be aware that the Village has a speed limit of 40 km/h on all streets, including Riverside Drive. (except in School Zones, which are marked, where it is 30 km/h).
There is an increasing problem with speed on Riverside Drive and the Village will be installing more signage to educate the public. The RCMP will be enforcing speed limits.
Please ensure to drive with safety and within the posted speed limits on municipal streets. If the problem persists Council will be looking at further alternatives to controlling the speed on Riverside Drive.
Thank you for your cooperation.
St. Louis Housing Authority
· 3 bedroom family social housing units available.
· Rent is calculated based on 30% of gross monthly income
· In order to qualify for family social housing you must have at least one dependant
· Assets below $50,000
· An annual income below $48,500
· Contact info – St. Louis Housing Authority,
Box127, Phone 306-961-7654
, Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
· Application forms may be collected – Village Office,
Please be advised that the Village of St. Louis has been approved for an advertising sign corridor on the southeast side of the intersection to Provincial Highways # 2 & # 25, travelling north. Opportunities are now available for local businesses to advertise within the Sign Corridor. Any business or service club wishing to advertise in this corridor must be located within the municipal limits of the Village of St. Louis or within 10 kms of the Sign Corridor.
There is currently space for 20 advertisers at this location and advertising spots will be allocated on a first paid basis. Permit application will be available from the St. Louis Village Office beginning April 4, 2016.
Each permitted advertiser will be required to provide the Village with a 4’ x 8’ advertising sign constructed of approved material (at their cost). The Village must give approval of all sign proofs before you have it constructed and installed.
There is a $300 installation fee (materials and labour) and an annual advertising fee of $200 (administration, land rental and maintenance). This is payable to the Village of St. Louis at the time of application.
Contact the St. Louis Village Office for more information .
NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING RATES
As communicated in earlier Newsletter editions, the St. Louis Newsletter has developed advertising insertion rates to begin with any submissions for the May 2018 Community Newsletter.
Anyone wishing to advertise or place a submission into the Newsletter will be required to pay the following rates:
You can also submit your own full page ad for no charge if you deliver 341 copies to the Village Office by the 20th of each month. These copies will be added as an insert to the Newsletter.
These changes were required to ensure the sustainability of the Newsletter. Thank you.
SKATING RINK CANTEEN LEASE FOR 2018/19 SEASON
The St. Louis & District Skating Rink Association is considering leasing out the canteen / kitchen area for the upcoming 2018/19 operating season from mid-October to mid-March. The concession area would be leased on a monthly contracted amount, allowing the lessee usage of all the equipment to operate the concession at their freedom. Lessee would be responsible for all supplies required to operate the concession. If you are interested in this considered proposal, please contact the Village of St. Louis Office for more information or to discuss further.
BYLAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
The Village will again be contracting with EPS Management Services Inc. of Prince Albert to provide help in the area of Bylaw enforcement May through September this year.
Initially, they will be targeting the Nuisance Abatement Bylaw and the Dog Licensing and Control Bylaw.
The Nuisance Abatement Bylaw deals with any yards or properties that are “untidy” or “unsightly” including overgrown grass and weeds, solid waste accumulations, old vehicles and any other waste materials kept on a property or encroaching onto municipal property or road allowances. The Dog Licensing and Control Bylaw deals with unlicensed dogs, dogs running at large, dogs barking or howling constantly so as to create a nuisance and dogs defecating on property not that of their owner and not being cleaned up.
Uniformed officers will be in the community and they will have full authority to enforce the regulations of the Bylaws and issue violation notices as required. If you have any areas that you think may be a concern, please rectify at your earliest convenience or you may be subject to a violation notice. This includes maintaining your yard and property and ensuring that your dogs are licensed. Thank you for your cooperation.
You cooperation with these enforcement officers is expected and appreciated.
SKATING RINK CARETAKER TENDERS
The St. Louis Skating Rink Committee is now accepting tenders for the upcoming 2018-19 season for the position of contracted Skating Rink Caretaker. The season will commence in mid-October 2018 with duties continuing until, approximately, March 15, 2019. (subject to change) Approximately a 5 month service contract.
Duties and responsibilities for the Skating Rink Caretaker are as follows:
Daily maintenance of the ice surface including repairing cracks, all resurfacing requirements, etc.
All zamboni maintenance including refilling of propane tanks, sharpening of zamboni blades, oil changes and required daily servicing.
All minor repairs to building and equipment.
Daily cleaning of entire rink including washrooms, lobby, bleacher area and dressing rooms.
Some booking of ice rentals and collection of fees
Any other duties as assigned by the St. Louis Rink Committee.
Please note that supplies (propane, etc.) may be required 1 or 2 times per week from Prince Albert and this mileage amount is to be included as part of your tender offer. The successful candidate will be asked to enter into a contract agreement with the St. Louis Skating Rink for the duties of caretaker.
Please submit your written contract tender stating the monthly amount that you would be able to provide the above services for.
Tenders will be accepted until August 31, 2018, by mail to:
ST. LOUIS CARETAKER TENDERS
St. Louis Skating Rink
St. Louis, Sask.
If you have any questions about the duties and responsibilities of the caretaker or would like further information, please contact Marcel Phaneuf @ (306) 422 – 8540.
ST. LOUIS RINK COMMITTEE
PROPERTY FOR SALE BY TENDER
The Village of St. Louis is offering for sale, by tender, a serviced parcel located at 127 McKenzie Avenue in the Village of St. Louis. Legal description is Lots 1 & 2, Block 4, Plan N1996, commonly known as the “Old Maintenance Shop Yard”.
It measures 68’ wide by 122’ long and is a corner location at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and First Street in the Village of St. Louis. It is currently zoned for residential use and would be an ideal location for a residential development. It is complete with municipal water and sewer services to the property. Other utility services are nearby and ready for installation into the parcel. The gas line previously connected to the old building has been removed.
A condition of sale of the property by the Village of St. Louis to any prospective bidder would be contingent on the buyer demolishing and/or removing the existing buildings on the site and completing a thorough clean-up of the property, within 6 months.
The Village of St. Louis is accepting sealed tender bids for this property until 4 PM, Thursday June 7, 2018 and will review all tenders on Monday June 11, 2018. Tenders can be dropped off or mailed to:
Village of St. Louis
172 Riverside Drive
St. Louis, SK. S0J 2C0
or by e-mail to: email@example.com
For further information, please contact the Village Office at (306) 422 -8471.
MUNICIPAL OPERATING BUDGET
At the May 14th meeting of Village Council, the 2018 Municipal Operating Budget was approved and passed, as presented, and the 2018 Mill Rate was set at 6.00 mills. This represents an increase of 0.2 mills over last year. The 2018 levy will generate a 3% increase in tax revenue over 2017. The base tax applied to all parcels with improvements will increase by $50 from $265 to $315. Tax payers can expect their overall tax bill to increase approximately $80 on average over last year. Provincial Education Property Tax rates have also been set by the Provincial Government, with school taxes collected by the municipality and submitted to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. School tax rates remain the same as in 2017 with no increases.
The Village has presented a balanced budget for 2018 that utilizes various granting programs that will help deliver upgrades to municipal services and facilities. 2018 will see the Village complete additional street repair, as well as deal with various maintenance issues. The Village will be completing some required upgrades to fire hydrants, municipal buildings, sidewalks, as well as some needed repairs to Maintenance equipment and machinery. There will also be some upgrades to Fire Department equipment and increased training initiatives. The Village will be developing and implementing long-term asset management plans for all municipal capital assets.
The Village strives to maintain cost effective management and administration without affecting the basic services provided for tax payers.
Property taxes have been levied and notices were sent to property owners in late May. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Village operating and capital budget, please contact the Village Office.
DOGS AT LARGE
With the warmer weather, more dogs are being reported to be running at large in the community.
The Village is attempting to control this issue with the resources that we have available but we ask for residents help by submitting photo evidence of dogs at large after hours. Please take photos or report any dogs at large to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attempt to identify the dog to our database and enforce the regulations of the municipal dog bylaw. If you are having problems with a specific dog, contact the office for help in rectifying the issue.
Please be a responsible dog owner and ensure that your pets are leashed when off your property. Do not let your dog roam into neighboring yards or onto municipal streets. This includes allowing them out at night to do their business off of your property.
When outdoors enjoying the summer season please be mindful of these simple rules:
· Respect local noise bylaws so as not to cause a disturbance for your neighbors or the public in general. Remember that people sleep with their windows open in the summer.
· Use sidewalks, where possible, for walking and jogging and the road allowance for biking.
· Do not trespass onto private property, including lawns.
· Ensure that you clean up after your pets.
· Do not litter.
· Keep the barking and howling of dogs to a minimum.
· Walk your dog on a proper leash.
· When using municipal facilities (park, ball diamonds, etc.) please clean up your area of use upon vacating.
Respecting these simple rules will allow all residents to enjoy their time outside this summer. Thank you for being thoughtful and courteous to your neighbors and for keeping our community clean, safe and enjoyable for all.
SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Village of St. Louis is now accepting applications for the position of Summer Student within the Village Maintenance Department, with duties to commence on July 3, 2018, running for 9 weeks, ending on August 30, 2018. This position is being made possible with the contribution of the Federal – Canada Summer Jobs Program.
The successful candidate will be expected to work 28 hours per week, 7 hours per day, Monday through Thursday. (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM with an hour off for lunch)
Responsibilities include all aspects of overall general maintenance for the community, as directed by Village Maintenance Foreman and Administrator.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Waste collection/removal – Grass cutting - weed control - Minor building repair & maintenance – painting – facilities cleaning – street and boulevard maintenance - Other related tasks as assigned by the Village Maintenance Foreman or Administrator.
Qualifications and assets;
Must be a current student returning to school in the fall, either High School or Post Secondary
The ability to work with minimal supervision.
The ability to work well with others and as part of a team.
The ability to interact in a positive manner with members of the general public.
The ability to do physical labour
Minor yard work skills and equipment experience
Valid driver’s license required
Please submit a resume outlining current education level, future education plans, any prior work experience and two personal references to:
Village of St. Louis
c/o Summer Student
St. Louis, Sask.
Or via e-mail to: email@example.com
Applications will be accepted until Thursday June 7, 2018. For further information please contact the St. Louis Village Office at (306) 422-8471.