Welcome to the Rural Municipality of Aberdeen #373
Regular Council Meetings are held on the 2nd THURSDAY of each Month but may be changed by council. Meetings Start at 9:00 am for the months
of November to April and 8:00 am for the months of May to October (unless changed by council).
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 9th, 2017.
VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL RATEPAYERS WHO OWN AND RESIDE IN A HOUSE ON AGRICULTURAL LAND.
As 2017 will be a revaluation year for all Assessments, we must ensure that the correct exemptions are applied to all eligible properties. To ensure you receive the proper residential tax exemptions, please complete an Affidavit for 293 Exemption form which can be found on our Forms page. The form must be returned to our office no later than March 1st, 2017.
The RM Of Aberdeen No. 373 now has a facebook page. To receive up to date information on road conditions, events, and happenings in the office, please like our facebook page!
Citizen of the Year:
We are currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award!!! The Citizen of the year award is designed to recognize contributions made by private citizens to our Town & Surrounding area's quality of life, both social and economic. Over the past years, we have had the honor of presenting this award to many outstanding citizens of the Aberdeen area. To see the past recipients, please visit the RM Office. Nominations will be accepted until March 6th, 2017. Recipient of the 2016 Award will be chosen by the RM Council at the March council meeting. Award will be presented at the 2017 Spring Rate Payers Supper on April 11th, 2017.
Spring Ratepayers Supper:
Tickets are now available for the Annual Spring Ratepayers’ Supper Meeting. The supper will be at the Aberdeen Community Hall on April 11th, 2017. Doors open at 6:00pm, Supper at 6:30 pm. Meeting to follow supper. Please purchase your tickets in advance as tickets will not be sold at the door. Contact the RM office or your councillor to get your ticket! Tickets are $10 each. Council will be announcing the 2016 Citizen of the year at the Supper Meeting.
Be on the lookout for Wild Parsnip aka Poison Parsnip. While the roots are edible, the leaves can be very harmful to humans and pets. Wild Parsnip is designated a noxious weeds and resembles the appearance of dill plants. Wild Parsnip produces a chemical in its sap and if skin contact is made can result in severe and painful second degree burns, blisters, or rashes. If the sap gets into the eyes, it has the potential to cause permanent blindness. Some cases of Wild Parsnip have been found in the ditches in the RM of Aberdeen. If found, please report the plant to the RM office. For more information CLICK HERE
Garbage bins must be kept off the road allowance except for Tuesdays when garbage pickup is scheduled. Garbage bins left on the roads interfere with the road crew’s ability to effectively maintain the roads and ditches. Garbage bins left on roadways can also serve as a safety hazard to other motorist. The Rural Municipality will not be responsible for any damages caused by the graders if your bins are not back a minimum of 150 feet from the center of the municipal right of way.
Bylaw Enforcement Officer:
To avoid a visit from the Bylaw Enforcement Officer and possible fines please familiarize yourself with the RM’s bylaws. Our bylaws are accessible on our website in addition to being accessible for viewing at the municipal office. Photocopies of the bylaws may be prepared at $0.25 per page. All dogs caught by the Bylaw Enforcement Officer will be taken to the SPCA in Saskatoon and all costs incurred will be charged to the owner.
Due to the large amount of road washouts, shortage of gravel, and increased workloads of our road crew, the RM of Aberdeen will not be selling custom Gravel.
2016 Mill Rates:
Municipal - 7 mills
All School Divisions:
Agricultural Property - 2.67 mills
Residential Property - 5.03 mills
Commercial Property - 8.28 mills
Resources(Oil&Gas/Mines& Pipelines)-11.04 mills