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:
2023 Dog Licenses are now available from the Village Office. Please stop by and license your pet for 2023. Fees for 2023 will be:
Males - $10.00
Mass Schedule for May 2023
Roman Catholic Services
St. Louis - Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.
Domremy - Saturday @ 7:00 p.m.
Birch Hills—Sunday @ 11:00 a.m.
River’s Edge Villa—Saturday @ 2:00 pm
Emmanuel Church Sunday Worship Services are at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
2023 Waste & Recycle Collection Schedule is now available.
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.
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.
E-NOTICES & E-RECEIPTS
The Village of St. Louis now has the capability to provide customer receipts via e-mail.
This service is in addition to e-notices for utility and tax billing that has been available for some time. Customers who have already signed up for e-notices will begin receiving receipts via e-mail as well.
Customers who wish to sign up for e-notice and e-receipt can stop by the Office to fill in a consent form or complete the form that will be included with your next utility invoice.
E-notice and e-receipt solutions reduce paper, postage and administration costs.
SASK ALERT APP
The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) is encouraging people to download the SaskAlert App so they can receive critical COVID-19 information in a timely manner. The app also allows people to choose how and when to hear the emergency alerts.
The more people that have the app, the more efficient SPSA can be with targeting people in a specific area, including our jurisdiction, that might require emergency information.
This app is available in the App Store on your smart phone and also provides various other emergency alerts including winter and summer storms, tornadoes, wildfires and emergency/precautionary drinking water issues.
Download it to your smart phone today by searching Saskatchewan Emergency Alert and stay updated and safe.
COVID RAPID ANTIGEN TEST KITS
St. Louis Village Council would like to advise that the St. Louis Village Office has been designated, by the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency, as a Distribution Centre for Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Kits (RTK) for the general public.
This is in an effort to make RTKs available in every household as a measure of protection by regular screening for Covid-19. Routine, voluntary testing at home will help prevent transmission and help keep your home, workplace, school and community safe. Regular testing allows individuals to be diagnosed and receive treatment more quickly.
The rapid antigen self-testing kit is safe, gentle, easy to use and provides results within 15 minutes. These tests will not be accepted as valid proof of negative Covid-19 test results. They are merely for self screening and early detection measures.
These RTKs are now available at the St. Louis Office, free of charge. Each kit contains 5 tests. The Saskatchewan Health Authority recommendation is that individuals may do self-testing one to two times a week.
Please pick up your RTKs at the Village Office during regular office hours, subject to supply availability.
Thank you for doing your part to keep your community safe.
COUNCIL MEMBER CONTACTS
Please be aware that any member of the public that wishes to discuss any municipal issue, policy or requires general information can contact the Village Office by telephone at 306-422-8471 or e-mail: email@example.com. Administration will be the first point of contact for the Village.
If a resident wishes to correspond with any member of the St. Louis Village Council they should leave their contact information with the Village Office and the Mayor or a member of Council will directly respond to their concerns in a timely manner.
Mayor – Marc Caron
Council Member – Tristen Boettcher
Council Member – Jennifer Jenny
Council Member – Shane Jenny
Council Member – Janelle Paul
DEVELOPMENT AND BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
The Village of St. Louis requires property owners or contractors to obtain a Development Permit and a separate Building Permit when considering any type of development or construction on any residential, commercial/industrial or agricultural lot within the Village of St. Louis municipal limits. Each of these permits is subject to various fees, depending on the nature of the project.
The Development Permit ensures that all regulations contained within the Village of St. Louis Zoning Bylaw and Amendments are met before any development or construction can occur.
The Building permit ensures that all construction is carried out in accordance with the Village of St. Louis Building Bylaw and all applicable current National Building Codes and Provincial Legislation.
A Development Permit & Building Permit ARE required for:
1. Residential Dwellings - single or multi-family;
2. Commercial/Industrial or Agricultural Buildings;
3. Additions to Residential Dwellings;
4. Additions to Commercial/Industrial or Agricultural Buildings;
5. Residential Basement Development - rec. rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.;
6. Any Structural Modification to a Residential Dwelling - single or multi-family; or any Structural Modifications to a Commercial/Industrial or Agricultural building;
7. Attached Garages or Carports;
8. Detached Garages or Carports;
9. Storage Sheds in excess of 100 square feet in area;
10. Decks, Exterior Stairs and Landings, Wheelchair Ramps;
12. Fences – restrictions on height and location do apply
A Development Permit & Building Permit ARE NOT required for the following uses, provided all other provisions and regulations of the Village of St. Louis Zoning Bylaw and Amendments & Building Bylaw are complied with:
1. Storage or Accessory buildings under 100 square feet in area;
e) gyproc wall finishes
· For sewer and water installations, replacements, a separate Plumbing Permit may be required.
New legislation in the form of The Construction Codes Act (CCA) and subsequent Building Code Regulations, Energy Code Regulations and Plumbing Code Regulations came into force in 2022 and the municipal Building Official, B & B Enforcement is responsible for enforcing these regulations within our municipality. Failure to obtain proper permitting prior to commencing work could result in additional costs, project delays and unwanted amendments to your project.
For more information on Development and Building or Plumbing requirements, including application forms please contact the St. Louis Village Office or visit the municipal website at www.villageofstlouis.com
14th Annual St. Louis Duck Derby
St. Joseph Seniors Club Inc.
The duck derby will be held on May 17th, 2023 at the Buffalo Park in St. Louis. The duck tickets are on sale for five dollars each. Tickets are available at St. Louis Public School, as well as from student families.
1st prize: 25% of profit up to $1875.00
2nd prize: 10% of profit up to $750.00
3rd prize: 5% of profit up to $375.00
The activities will begin at 4:30. Fun for the whole family. The race will begin at 6:00 P.M.
For sale at the sight:
Hamburgers - $3.00, Hot Dogs-$2.00 and Water Bottles - $1.00.
Proceeds to St. Louis Public School for the purchase of Chromebooks for the classrooms.
License # RR22-0637
SASK TEL PHONE BOOKS
2022/23 Sask Tel phone books are available from the St. Louis Village Office.
Supply is limited, so please pick up a copy while supplies last.
ST. JOSEPH SENIORS’ CLUB NEWS
CLUB EXECUTIVE RENTALS
President: Georges Doderai Rates: $200 a day
Vice-Pres: Les Rancourt + $50 to set up
Secretary: Franceline Doderai the evening before
Treasurer: Joan Boyer
Directors: Jane Jenny Phone Jane (981-2350)
Roy Richard If Jane is not available,
Ralph Duncan phone Joan (980-8151)
or Georges (941-8620)
COFFEE TIME: Every weekday 8 to 10 a.m.
CARD PARTIES: Every Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Bring a friend.
INDOOR WALKING: Every weekday at 8 a.m. (coffee time)
PRAYER SHAWLS: Available from Marie-Paule (422-6175)
OCCASIONAL or FAMILY BOWLING: Phone Jane for info.
MESSAGES FROM YOUR CLUB COMMITTEE
We’re still looking forward to spring, especially to our Spring Garage Sale - May 27 - from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations to our sale would be most welcomed. Bring the items you’re willing to part with any week day from 8 to 10 a.m. especially the week of May 20th. Then stay for coffee. If these morning drop-off times do not suit you, phone Georges (941-8620) for other arrangements.
Don’t forget to complete the Walkathon sheets you picked up at the center.
The last day is May 15th then bring them in at coffee time. Thanks.
Our 2023-24 Membership Drive is on. Expect phone calls and visits to renew your membership if you are presently a member. If you are 50 years of age or older but not a member, call any committee member to become one.
The price is right, just $10 yearly.
Although we have been working on cleaning our center’s interior since the spring of 2022, this work was only completed this spring. A big thank you to Majella Gareau, Marie Cochet and Marie-Paule King who helped committee members do a thorough cleaning. Volunteers like these are greatly appreciated!
BIRTHDAY GREETING TO CLUB MEMBERS BORN IN MAY:
Jacqueline Grimard, Marie-Paule King, Yvonne Magnin, Celina Royer,
Lucie Tessier, Alice Finnestad, Lionel Rabut, Lucille Tetarenko,
Franceline Doderai, Richard Hodel, Stacy Tienkamp
Do not prune elm trees april 1—august 31 each year
To reduce the risk of Dutch elm disease, pruning of elm trees is prohibited throughout Saskatchewan each year from April 1 until August 31. Fresh cuts from pruning attract the beetles that can spread the disease, increasing the chance of an infection. Pruning remains an important part of regular elm tree care and is encouraged, before and after the annual ban period. Proper pruning helps keep trees healthy and better able to resist disease. The removal of dead and dying elm wood through pruning also helps to reduce beetle breeding habitat and control the beetle population. Prompt and proper disposal of the pruned wood is also essential to keep Dutch elm disease from spreading.
Provincial regulations also require commercial pruners of elm trees to have taken a recognized training program or be under the supervision of someone who has. Improper pruning techniques can contribute to the spread of many tree diseases, including Dutch elm disease.
For more information about the Dutch Elm Disease Control Regulations and safe elm wood disposal, contact 1-800-SASK-ELM (727-5356).
Disposals into municipal sewer system…. AGAIN
Many sewer line flow issues are caused by items that were placed into the sewer system from private dwellings. Please be mindful of what items are deposited into your toilets or plumbing system. The cost for clearing blockages and repairs can be charged back to individual property owners if fault or negligence can be determined.
Sewers back up when sewage collection lines get clogged by items flushed down toilets and drains that get caught and plug up the lines. In addition to the costly repairs, sewer back-ups are messy, foul-smelling and pose a serious public health threat. The main items of concern for the Village wastewater collection system include disposable diapers, rags, wipes, feminine napkins, tampons, paper towel, fats, oils and grease.
Disposable diapers and baby wipes; facial wipes; disinfecting wipes; rags; cleaning or polishing wipes for plastic, wood, floors and glass; cat litter, including “flushable” cat litter; paper towels; and feminine napkins, tampons or applicators.
Cooking oil and grease, including cooking oil, bacon grease, meat fats, food scraps, shortening, lard, butter, margarine, gravy and other food products such as mayonnaise, salad dressings and sour cream.
Acidic or toxic substances, including paint and paint thinners.
Dye (hair and clothing) and tanning solutions.
Flammable products, such as lighter fluid and acetone.
Any solid waste that does not naturally break down, including garbage, plastic bags and cigarette butts.
Proper Disposal Tips
Throw bulky waste materials in trash.
Freeze small amounts of fats, oils and grease in a container with a tight-sealing lid and dispose of in trash.
Mix oil with an absorbent material such as coffee grounds, place in a tightly sealed container and dispose of in trash.
Use a strainer in your sink to catch scraps.
Cover drains with fine screen or catch basket.
When fats, oil or grease are poured down kitchen drains or flushed down toilets, it accumulates inside sewer pipes. As the material builds up, it restricts the flow in the pipes and can cause untreated wastewater to back up into homes and businesses, resulting in high cleanup and repair costs for residents, business owners and towns. Communities spend a huge amount of money every year unplugging or replacing grease-blocked pipes, repairing pump stations and cleaning up costly and illegal wastewater.
Please be mindful of the waste items that are being discarded into the sewer system.
Everyone’s co-operation in following these guidelines will ensure the long term operation of the municipal wastewater system and help prevent costly repairs for property owners and the municipality.
Thank you for your co-operation.
COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS
Community service groups, please be advised that the Community Grant Program is now accepting applications from local service clubs and groups that require funding for sport, culture and recreation programs that they are planning between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024.
Application forms are available from the St. Louis Village Office. Groups that received funding last year will be sent the application package.
This grant program is available to all groups in the community, especially programs or events that target sport, culture and recreation programs that represent under-represented populations, such as: seniors, indigenous people, economically disadvantaged, women, persons with disabilities, youth at risk and single parent families.
For more information or to see if your program will qualify, contact the St. Louis Village Office.
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Welcome back the St. Louis Community
Annual Garage Sale on the weekend of May 27, 2023.
Advertising will be sent out to surrounding communities.
Get ready to put out your items for a great
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