Aberdeen & District Newsletter Volume 42 Issue 2 February 2014 OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 207 Main Street, PO Box 130, Aberdeen, SK S0K 0A0 Phone: (306) 253-4311 Fax: (306) 253-4201 [email protected] www.aberdeen.ca MEMBERS OF COUNCIL: Mayor, Bruce Voldeng (306) 253-4701 Deputy Mayor, Dan Fletcher (306) 253-4245 Councilor, Floyd Wudrick (306) 253-4659 Councilor, John Procyshyn (306) 253-4304 Councilor, Brian Vandenberg (306) 220-7045 Councilor, Chad Ekren (306) 291-6216 Councilor, Ryan White (306) 220-6891 STAFF: Chief Administrative Officer: Susan Thompson (306) 253-4311 / (306) 260-4270 CLOSED 12:00pm to 1:00pm COUNCIL’S CORNER: Town Council meetings are open to the public. We meet at the ABERDEEN COMMUNITY HALL, 202-2nd Avenue, 7:00 pm every 3rd Tuesday of the Month. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Any Delegations wishing to address Council are required to complete a Delegations Policy form and have it submitted to the Town Office no later than the Thursday prior to Council meeting date. You may obtain these from the Town Office. These forms are also available on our website www.aberdeen.ca Office Assistant: Lori Sopotyk (306) 253-4311 Public Works/Maintenance Manager: Bradley Oleksyn (306) 230-8249 Maintenance: Mural Hingston (306) 230-8267 Bylaw Enforcement Services, EPS Management CIVIC ADDRESS Ensure that you have proper signage placed visibly on your house or business. By posting your civic address at your property you are also helping your Fire Department and First Responders in emergency situations. FUNSPIEL sponsored by the Town of Aberdeen & RM of Aberdeen 373 4 End Funspiel – No Entry Fees Aberdeen Rec Complex LORASS WASTE / RECYCLING SCHEDULE for February 2014 Friday, February 28th & Saturday, March 1st To Register or Donate Prizes Call: Town of Aberdeen (306) 253-4311 RM of Aberdeen (306) 253-4312 February 4 February 11 Blue Bin (Recycling) Black Bin (Waste) February 18 February 25 Blue Bin (Recycling) Black Bin (Waste BUILDING PERMITS FOR 2013: THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU FLUSH! We NEED your help! Do NOT flush your baby wipes, TAMPONS, cotton swabs, diapers and personal wipes. This is causing major trouble at our lift station. New Dwelling Permits – 5 House Addition Permits – 1 Basement Development Permits - 4 Deck Permits – 4 Garage Permits – 4 Foundation Repair Permit - 1 Commercial Warehouse Permit – 1 2014 DOG/CAT REGISTRATIONS: All dog and cat registrations are due annually. During the month of February, our Bylaw Enforcement will be door to door checking on each home to make sure that ALL animals are registered. Non Restricted Dogs Restricted Dogs $ 25.00 $100.00 There are no registration fees for cats, but failure to register could result in a fine. Bylaw 01/07 states that failure to register your animals can result in fines of $50.00 per animal. REFRIGERATOR RECYCLING PROGRAM: Old refrigerators are inefficient and waste electricity and money. Save over $100 a year on your power bill by recycling your old fridges and freezers through our Refrigerator Recycling Program. We’ll even do all the work for you – we’ll pick up and responsibly recycle your old appliances for free! See http://www.saskpower.com/efficiency -programs-and-tips/ for more details. MONTHLY TAX DISCOUNTS / PENALTIES: Taxes are imposed the first day of January in each year and are due July 31. Please remember there is NO discount for the School Portion of Taxes For prompt payment of taxes the following discounts are allowed: Payments received in January 6.5% discount Payments received in February 5.5% discount Payments received in March 4% discount Payments received in April 3% discount Payments received in May 2% discount Payments received in June 1% discount Payments received in July .5% discount Penalties for 2013 Tax arrears are as follows: August 1 (compounded monthly) September 1 October 1 November 1 December 1 January 1, 2014 12% penalty 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 102 4th Avenue (Box 40) Aberdeen, SK. S0K 0A0 (306)253-4312 fax (306) 253-4445 Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am -4:30 pm Reeve: Martin Bettker Deputy Reeve: Kevin Kirk Div 1: Graham White Div 2: Corey Geransky Div 3: Kevin Kirk Div 4: Real Hamoline Div 5: Paul Martens Div 6: Jim Korpan 281-2273 253-4519 374-2856 220-2912 253-4519 253-4608 253-4464 253-4342 Email: [email protected] www.rmofaberdeen.ca Administrator: Gary Dziadyk Office Assistant: Lois Lange Office Assistant: Bridgette Morin Road Crew Foreman: Roy Lozinsky Road Crew: Christopher Lozinsky Road Crew: Dwayne Ens Road Crew: Lawrence Dyck Road Crew: Roger Furi Next Council Meeting: February 13, 2013. Council meetings are now being held on every second Thursday of the month, unless changed by council. Meeting starts at 9:00 am. 2013 Citizen of the Year The municipality is accepting nominations for the Rural Municipality of Aberdeen No. 373 Annual Citizen of the Year Award for 2013. The award will be presented at the Annual Ratepayers Supper in April. Deadline for Nominations will be the March 2014 Council Meeting. Custom Work 2014 Rates RM Shop 253-4330 (please leave a detailed phone message) Ratepayers $115 per hour $55.00 Minimum Charge Non Ratepayers & Developers $160 per hour $80.00 Minimum Charge Municipal Works will be unable to execute ANY Custom work prior to receipt of Work Authorization Forms. The Work Authorization Form is to allow the Municipal Works permission to enter your property however they will not do any work until a request has been made. Website Beginning in 2014, the RM council meeting minutes will be available on our website. If you wish to continue receiving them by mail, you will be charged a mail out fee. The 2012 Financial Statement is now available for viewing on our website. Pest Control Officer/Weed Inspector The RM of Aberdeen is currently seeking a friendly individual to take on the position of Pest Control Officer and Weed Inspector. Please inquire at the RM Office if you are interested. Building Permits The RM of Aberdeen would like to remind all of you that have OPEN outstanding permits that permits are valid for 12 months from date of issue. To avoid an order being placed on your property, please ensure all deficiencies have been corrected and final inspections conducted. We appreciate your prompt co-operation on closing all open permits in a timely manner. 9-1-1 Be Prepared RM of Aberdeen would like to encourage all ratepayers to be prepared for emergencies. During time of crisis, seconds can make a difference between life and death. As emergency situations are stressful, even the most level headed people can become flustered. To avoid giving incorrect or confusing directions to emergency workers, it is recommended to WRITE out directions and post them in a drawer or on the inside of cupboard door near your phone. Be sure to add the LEGAL LAND LOCATION with detailed directions on how to reach your property. Please be aware that a CIVIC address in country residential areas (ie: street name) will NOT be enough information to get emergency workers to your door. Being able to READ the directions will ensure emergency personnel are given a direct route to your home. Please feel free to contact the RM office to confirm your land location if you do not have it readily available. Plowing of Snow on Municipal Right of Way As the snow begins to arrive, please be advised the practice of plowing snow ONTO or ACROSS municipal right-of-way is NOT a permitted practice. Guilty Parties will be subject to Fines. This practice can cause serious safety issues for motorists and municipal road crew. Snow piles being left can cause drifting on the roadways, create ridges that settle and harden thus creating serious hazards to motorists and grader operators, and potential damage to graders. Individuals in contravention will have the snow removed by municipal road crews and all expenses incurred shall be borne solely by the responsible party. Road Closures Parts of the Aberdeen South Grid and Gordon Road are still under water and will remain closed until further notice. The RM does not condone driving on any ice road or road that may have water over it. Road Closed signs are placed for your protection and are not to be ignored. The Municipality would like to extend our gratitude for your tolerance and understanding as we deal with impassable roads, and road closures. Your assistance in reporting problem areas is appreciated and we request your continued patience as our road crew continues to fight the elements to provide roads that we will all be happy with. Tip of the Month Use tension rod to hang spray bottles under your sink. This will help create more space for other important items. berdeen Christmas Miracles The generosity of the Aberdeen and area people is heartwarming! It leaves Mrs. Claus speechless, again! Mrs. Claus and the Elves wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year. All those listed are donors, although many more wish to remain anonymous. (A special thank you to all those I forgot to add to the list ) A VERY special thank you to all the elves that made this possible, and to all those “Angels” who arrived on my doorstep with armloads of gifts, clothes and other goodies. RM of Aberdeen, Hold On Lelond Kimpinski, BioMED, Ab Comp. School SRC, Ab. Comp. School Teachers, Aberdeen Seniors, Affinity Credit Union, Affinity CV-Gloria Handell, Leonard Hamoline & Family, The Western Producer, Sask Can-Horizon, Eugene Mcleod, Wendy Campbell & Family, John & Wilma Marissen, Steven & Tina Stalker, Dave & Tammy Retger & Family, Barry & Shirley Huffman, Cliff & Ruth Embury, Dawn Marie King & Family, David & Susan Henry, Hill Country Farms, Ray & Nicole Janssen Cargill, Daniel-Santa's Helper, The Carolers, .Elvin Dyck Affinity Community spirit fund Deanne &Shawn Letkeman Janessa & Daniel Town of Aberdeen, Steven Marissen Tryhuba family Lisa & Curt Buhler & Family, Theordare's Bakery-Martensville, Denis & Lenore Kuchirka, Maple Leaf Mills Alma Wutzke Randy Friesen and family Eric & Karla Bruner, Jerry Shulty & family Debbie Kozac, ,Polka Fest Laura Matheson & Family, Aberdeen Parks & Rec, Mike & Ann Maille & Family, Marc & Tracey Grand'Maison, Harold & Carol Wudrich, Kevin & Sheri Kirk, The Malinowski Family, Hallmark-Michael Kinar, Aberdeen Agencies, Gido's Corner, Joey & Crysta Lalonde, Jackie & Jim Britton Dan & Darlene Martens, First Responders James and Carol McGunigal Nancy McCrea Ken and Mary Kruger Don and Ann Jones Clothing club Don Wehoge & sons Karen & Logan Eden Agnes Brown David & Suzanne Henry Theodore’s Bakery Martensville Crusaders in Action Western Producer Dolores & Bill Dyck Trans Gas Paulinas Café and Concession All anonymous donors KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION We would like to extend a warm invitation to any children who will be 5 years old by December 31, 2014 (a 2009 birthday) to attend Aberdeen School. Please contact Mrs. Lalonde at (306) 253-4333 if you would like to register your child. Parents will be contacted in the spring regarding our Kindergarten Orientation Day for the 2014 – 2015 school year. If you know of friends or neighbors who have Kindergarten age children, please share this information with them. ABERDEEN’S BIGGEST LOSER #5 Our biggest loser contests are a great way to help you keep on track with weekly weigh in’s. It is a good fundraiser for the library when we have lots of participants. Not to mention the great cash prize the winner gets! We will have registration night on February 5th at 4:00 – 6:30 The cost is 100.00 per person. First weigh in will be February 5th and the last weigh in will be April 23 We need a minimum of 10 people in order to run this. Grab a friend and get in on the fun! Help yourself keep that new year’s resolution you made. Thank you The Dyck family would like to thank you all for the love & kindness shared this last year. Barb really loved the company. We would also like to thank you for the cards, food, funds, flowers & words of comfort after her death. Lawrence & family News from the Aberdeen & District Charities Board The Aberdeen District and Charities, Inc held its Annual General Meeting on November 10, 2013. The new Board of Directors are: Blaine Tomolak, President, Allison Fletcher, Vice-President, Cecilia Forsyth, Secretary, Dana Madsen, Treasurer, Floyd Wudrick and Real Hamoline, Members-atLarge. The meeting passed a motion of appreciation to Grace Wudrick, who retired after nine years of service on the Board, most recently as President. Her service to the Complex and thus, to the community is deeply appreciated. We wish Grace well in her future endeavours. “Light Thee Tree 2013” has been successful again this year as a fundraiser for the First Responders. We would like to Thank: Canada Post, Darlene, Donna, Gido’s, Barry for all the support you continue to give us. It is really appreciated. The Aberdeen First Responders are: Bernadette Hamoline, Kim Barnes, Tammy Lynchuk, Gail McLeod, Pat Laberge, Helena Hart, Brett Hart, Bonnie Doige and Shirley Huffman. A big Thank you to everyone for your continued support and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Lance Berg Lawrence Dyck Roman & Jinnie Hyshka Wayne & Brenda Wutzke Nicky & Ray Janssen Len & Donna Lozinsky Bill & Dolores Dyck Wayne & Maggie Procyshyn Kim & Carol Huffman Larry & Diane Brereton Dennis & Shelley Boyenko Mary & Gus Harold & Carol Wudrich Ben & Dorine Mintzler Paul & Julie Martens Randy Tayler Erma Friesen Stan & Helen Friesen Shannon & Stacey Zbeetnoff Debbie Kozack Menno Janzen Larry Schindel Ralph & Nora Rogne Diane & Darryl Kacher Gary Dziadyk The Malinowski’s Kelly & Ben White Anne McFall Jackie & Travis Boyenko & Family Dan & Darlene Martens Kevin & Sherry Kirk Graham & Irene Bartlett Willy, Iris,& Kevin Bill & Pearl Aitken Suzanne & David Henry Lenore & Dennis Kuchirka The Marissen’s Paulette Hudon Allen & Carolyn Hoffert & Family Natalie & Eugene Slywka Curtis Strom Pat & Julie Kozak Logan & Karen Eden Jacquie Griffiths& Bob Sass Ryan Boyle Michael Kinar Ken & Mary Kruger Elma Wutzke Andrew & Janet Fehr Brad Olexysn Paige Friske Renee & Seth Francis Audrey Bateson Wayne Nettie Thiessen Bob & Sandra Shutiak Eugene McLeod Jim & Jackie Britton Randy & Marilyn Balzer John & Martha Dyck Tom & Bobbie Mackintosh Len & Ardel Hautzinger Tomalak Family Colette & Mel Fischer Jim & Brenda Tryhuba Floyd & Grace Wudrick Enos & Velma Willett Don & Ann Procyshyn Lori, Adison,Austin Hamoline Angus Braun Danyeal & Kale Nahorniak Cameron & Vanda Wutzke Bob & Chris Banman Lyle Chisan Les & Susan Thompson Jim & Nancy McCrea Jim & Heather Korpan Tina Friesen Don & Anne Jones Floyd McMartin Ken & Tammy Guse Billie Thompson Christie & Tylor Kramchynski Greg & Liz Wills Eric & Kalya Brunner Jake & Lorraine Neufeld Dennis & Jackie Thiessen Jacob & Tina Neufeld Raymond & Bridget Hamoline Dawn & Allan Brezinski Dale & Barb Friesen & Family Lil Moysuik Richard Sherban Steve, Tina, Cole & Daniel Stalker Kaelan, Tatjana, Twyla Baha Rick & Jessica/kids Joel, Adison & Austin Hamoline Mike Kalinocha & family Pat, Todd, Garret Laberge Jo, Brian, Tyler & Jeff Britton Isaac & Norma Schellenberg Paul & Connie Newton The Sapieha Douglas & Kathy Button & Family Sandra & Arnold Schneberger Brett & Helena Hart Gail McLeod & Graham White Barry & Shirley Huffman Laura, Dana,Walter & William Madsen Forbes Gibb Pat & Sandy Procyshyn Shawn, Deanna & Jenna Letkeman Margaret Button Vera Thompson Donna & Marty Guigon Philip & Luanne Loiselle Brian, Renee ,Grayson & Jax Tammy, Jeff,Kyle & Colten Lynchuk Bernadette & Bernie Hamoline Dave, Tammy, Makayla & A.J. Rettger Walter & Catherine Christopher, Sarah, Bohdi & Beck Thompson Shane, Bobbilee, Makenna, Kyra & Carter Loralynn , Madison, Kathrina, Chase & Rayne Deder, Lisa, Lauren & Paige& Mia Alex & Awhina Bonnie, Randy, Harper, Jackson Doige Tonia, Trevor, Maeve & Regan Meier Kent Huffman & Allison Sullivan Kim, Glen, Jordon & Mack Ogilvy Chester, Maggie, Amanda & Jace Ehnisz Joey, Crysta,Evan, Parker, Skyler Lalonde Bart, Terra ,Brett, Ty, Nolan Holmes Esther Krahn The Heusdens Bill & Jackie Busby Elaine Hulse MENNONITE CHURCH Worship Service Sunday 11:00 A.M. Phone 253-4457 www.mennonitechurchaberdeen.ca Sarah Edwards: Owner/Broker Evelyn Edwards: Owner/Broker Vanda Wutzke: Broker [email protected] 281-6879 CYCLONE Construction Residential & Commercial Foundations Concrete Foundations & Gradebeams ICF Foundations & Gradebeams Pilings, Excavation & Garage slabs Engineered Truss packages available Carl 270-7131 Chad 380-3303 [email protected] Aberdeen Branch 207 Main St N, Aberdeen, SK S0K 0A0 Shane Zhao Branch Hours: Tuesday and Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm P:306.253.3440 f:306.253.3442 INVESTMENT SPECIALIST TeleService 866.6237 922 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, Sk S7N 1B7 TeleService 306.934.4000 866.863.6237 TM Toll free 866.863.6237 P:306.934.4091 F:306.934.5491 [email protected] St. Paul’s Bergheim Lutheran Church Worship Services 10:00am Sunday School 10:15am Rev. Howard Ulmer-373-9630 WELLNESS, FOOTCARE & BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC: Blood pressure or foot care is a free service. You can talk to a Registered Nurse about vitamins or prescription drugs, any other questions you may have, will be answered. The clinic is held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Aberdeen Seniors, as posted. For an appointment contact: Nettie Thiessen 253-4447 or Wilma Thompson 253-4264 Please bring a towel if you are receiving foot care. Next Clinic Date is: February 26 2014, March 26th 2014 Our facility is available for rent, at any time, for $35.00. For more information, contact the above phone numbers. Chris Kozak 306-241-5577 Library News [email protected] will be on February 6thfrom 12:00 – 1:00. Bring a bagged lunch, spend some time with friends both old and new. Share all the great books you’ve been reading Knifty Knitters! Wednesday nights from 6:00 - 8:00 It’s such a great place to spend your Wednesday evening. You can bring your knitting or leave it home. Come out to visit with friends, share your ideas and get new ones. Storytime Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 bring your little one down for some fun! I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Dr. Seuss I can read in red. I can read in blue. I can read in pickle color too. I can read in bed, and in purple. and in brown. I can read in a circle and upside down! I can read with my left eye. I can read with my right. I can read Mississippi with my eyes shut tight! There are so many things you can learn about. But…you'll miss the best things If you keep your eyes shut. The more that you read, the more things you will know The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. If you read with your eyes shut you're likely to find That the place where you're going is far, far behind SO…that's why I tell you to keep your eyes wide. Keep them wide open…at least on one side. Dates to remember February 5th - Biggest loser registration 4:00 – 6:00 Business hours Monday 4:00 – 8:00 Wednesday 4:00 – 8:00 February 5 – Board meeting at 7:00 th February 6 - Book talk at your library – 12: February 10th- Valentine’s day craft 6:30 -7:30 Thursday 10:00 – 3:00 Storytime Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 GIDO’S CORNER Confectionary Car Wash Gas Bar Lottery Open Mon. to Sat. 8 am. To 8 pm. Sunday & Holiday Mon. Noon to 8 pm. Fresh fruit & vegetables available 305 Main St. Aberdeen Sask. (306) 253-4713 Epicure Selections Bridgette Morin Independent Consultant (306) 292-8747 [email protected] bridgettemorin.myepicure.com NORWEX Improving quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning For all your NORWEX needs call Renee Francis 253-4321 or e-mail at [email protected] NEWSLETTER INFO General: The Aberdeen & District Newsletter is a free publication for the residents of Aberdeen and district made possible by funding from Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Aberdeen, the RM of Aberdeen, advertisements, subscriptions, and donations. How do I subscribe? Black and white copies are provided for free to anyone who rents a post office box from the Aberdeen post office. Don’t have an Aberdeen post office box but want to receive a copy in the mail? You can subscribe for $20/year. You can also subscribe to the electronic version (in colour) for free. 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