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Welcome to the RM of Mervin No. 499

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive range of municipal services for the benefit of our ratepayers and organized and un-organized hamlets.

We accomplish our mission by ensuring we have a strong, effective staff and council governing the municipality and setting the strategic direction to keep our municipality viable now and in the future.

VOTER’S REGISTRATION FORM

Please find attached the Voter’s Registration Form for the upcoming Election. To help speed up the election process, the form can be printed and voters can bring it completed and ready to go when you reach the Poll’s. The 2nd page will be provided once you get to the Poll’s as your signature has to be witnessed by the Deputy Returning Officer before you vote.

Full Voter’s Registration Forms will also be provided at the Poll’s if you prefer to receive them there and fill them out when you arrive.

Voter’s Registration Form

The R.M. Office Will Be Closed to the Public

On Monday, November 9,

for the Municipal Election

We will be re-open Tuesday, November 10

Proposal for Annexation by R.M. of Parkdale has been Defeated

The R.M. of Parkdale has posted their decision regarding the proposed Annexation of LSD 13 + 14 of NW 26-52-19-W3. Click link below to view resolution on their website.

RM of Parkdale Website

The R.M. of Mervin Council appreciate our ratepayers for their support in opposing this proposal and we thank you.

NOTICE OF VOTE

 RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MERVIN No. 499

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that:

(1)     A vote will be held for the election of Reeve and Councillor for Divisions No. 1, No. 3 & No. 5 for the Rural Municipality.

(2)     The vote will take place on Monday, the 9th day of November, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at:

REEVE, DIVISION NO. 1, NO. 3 and NO. 5  POLL AT the Turtleford Community Center located in the Town of Turtleford on Birk Street.

REEVE, POLL AT Moosehead Hall located on the NE of 19-54-19-W3

 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Council has made provision for advance voting for the benefit of qualified voters who have reason to believe that they will be necessarily absent from their places of residence on election day.

Advance voting will take place on Saturday, the 31st day of October, 2020 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Turtleford Community Centre located on Birk Street, Turtleford, SK.

 

Candidates for Reeve:

Evelyn Bloom

Gerry Ritz

 

Candidates for Councillor of Division No. 1:

Robert Ballantyne

James Range

 

Candidates for Councillor of Division No. 3:

Ken Hergott

Gordon Spencer

 

Candidates for Councillor of Division No. 5:

Larry Ingram

David Krywchuk

 

And that I will, at the Municipal Office on Tuesday the 10th day of November, 2020, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., declare the results of the voting.

 

Kari Bauldic

Returning Officer

 

Who qualifies to run for Council/Reeve?

  • Is at least 18 years of age on election day
  • Is not disqualified by this or any other Act;
  • Is a Canadian citizen on the day the nomination paper is submitted
  • Is a Saskatchewan resident for six consecutive months prior to the day the nomination paper is submitted;
  • Meets the requirements to be eligible to vote in the rural municipality.
  • A person cannot be nominated for more than one office within a municipality
  • Candidates cannot be a court judge or the municipality’s auditor or solicitor.
  • Municipal employees are required to take a leave of absence to seek office. If elected, resignation as employees is deemed to have occurred on the day before being declared elected.
  • In order for Nominations to be accepted they must include a completed Public Disclosure Statement.

 

How often is there an Election?

  • Rural Municipality General elections are held every two years
  • Each Council member holds office for a four year term, of which the terms begin and end at the first meeting of council after election day.
  • Reeve, Division 1, 3 & 5 are held this year, 2020, and Division 2, 4, & 6 will hold an election in 2022, etc.

 

How do I vote?

Please Note: Covid Protocol will be followed at both voting locations at the Advanced Polls and Election Day.

  • There is an Advanced Poll held Saturday, October 31st at the Turtleford Community Center from 10am – 4pm
  • Regular Polls are held Monday, November 9th at the Turtleford Community Centre as well as at Moose Head Hall (located on the NE 19-54-19-W3) from 9am – 8pm

 

  • Identification of Voter (One of the following options):
    1. Must have Government issued ID with photo, name and address (Passports cannot be used)
    2. 2 Non-photo pieces of ID, both must show name and at least one must show address
    3. A qualified voter vouches for another voter with no ID. A form must be filled out. You can only vouch for one person.

 

What Division am I eligible to vote in?

  • Each voter in a RM is entitled to vote for the reeve and for one division councilor.

The Division where a person is eligible to vote is determined by the FIRST applicable clause:

  1. The division where the voter resides
  2. The division where all the voter’s assessed property is situated;
  3. The division where the voter holds a permit as the occupant of a trailer or mobile home

Property in more than one division:

  1. If a non-resident voter owns assessed property in more than one division, he or she votes in the division in which their total assessment is the highest;
  2. If the total assessment is equal, the person will vote in the lower-numbered division; or
  3. Non-Residents may choose to designate a division on or before September 1 (Binding till change occurs).

Please refer to your Tax Notice if you are unsure of what Division you are eligible to vote in or call the office.

 

What is the criteria to be eligible to vote in the Upcoming Election in the Rural Municipality of Mervin:

To vote in the Municipal election you must be a Canadian Citizen and at least 18 years of age, a voter of the RM must:

Meet one of the following criteria:

i) must also be a resident of the RM of Mervin, or of land now in the RM, for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election;

-be the registered owner of property in the RM, or property now in the RM;

ii) be the assessed person of property in the RM, or now in the RM, pursuant to Sec. 207 of the MA;

iii) be the occupant of a permitted trailer or mobile home in the RM, or land now in the RM, pursuant to Sec. 306 of the MA;

iv) be the spouse of a person mentioned in clause (ii) or (iii); or

v) be the chief executive officer of a duly-incorporated co-operatives, corporation or religious association that is assessed on the last revised assessment roll with respect to property in the rural municipality that is not exempt from taxation

 

For Further Clarification please see the Municipal Election Act, 2015:

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/municipal-administration/elections/election-procedures

ATTENTION: RATEPAYERS OF THE R.M. OF MERVIN

RM of Mervin Office is open to the Public 

There will be a maximum of 2 people permitted in at a time. If there are already 2 people in, please wait outside at least 6 feet from the door.

COVID 19 – Do not Enter if Sick

In response to COVID-19, the R.M. of Mervin has instituted precautionary measures to help ensure the safety of our staff and ratepayers. In conjunction with announcements from the Provincial Government, the R.M. has implemented the following safety measures:

  • Staff have increased cleaning and sanitizing of the offices, including counters, doors, and anything else you would come in contact with.
  • The Council is not accepting any delegations to future council meetings until further notice.
  • When visiting the R.M. of Mervin Transfer Site, please do not get out of your vehicle to pay the Attendant. The Transfer Site office is closed to the public. The Attendant will come to your vehicle window for payment.

The RM of Mervin Council and Administration will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and update the public regarding changes as required. We appreciate your understanding of these measures taken at this time.