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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.

 

The Canadian Federation of Saskatchewan officially launched their Hay West 2021 initiative to assist prairie livestock producers with additional hay supplies from eastern Canadian producers.  The program will offer hay at 10 cents a pound to eligible producers that require additional winter feed.  The supply will not be enough to make up the total shortfall, but I know we all appreciate any help that our producers can get.

A website has been set up at www.haywest2021.net to take online applications from producers.

CFA Hay West Fact sheet

Update – September 8, 2021 – Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory for Hamlet of Livelong is still in effect

2021-08-21 Livelong PDWA Poster

Due to the 2021 Tax Notices going out later than usual, the R.M. of Mervin Council has extended the early payment discounts on the Municipal portion of 2021 Taxes as follows:

3% – October 15

2% – October 31

1% – November 30

The R.M. of Mervin is Officially Declaring an Agricultural State of Emergency
We are notifying you that pursuant to Section 20 of The Emergency Planning Act, Chapter E-8.1 of the Statues of Saskatchewan, the Council of the R.M. of Mervin No.499 declares that a local state of agriculture disaster exists. As of July 19, 2021, drought conditions have negatively impacted crops across the municipality.

Plastic Grain Bag Recycling

The RM of Mervin is extending its waste disposal and recycling program to agricultural grain producers.  The RM has a tentative agreement with Cleanfarms to pilot a voluntary program to recycle plastic grain bags from this area.

Cleanfarms is an established agricultural waste disposal and recycling company with extensive operations across Western Canada. Visit www.cleanfarms.ca for more information.

The RM of Mervin is encouraging all grain producers in the area using plastic for grain storage to participate in the grain bag recycle program. The RM will make a grain bag roller available at no cost but with an equipment deposit, to roll and tie plastic grain bags so they will be eligible for recycling. Participating grain producers will be responsible for delivering the rolled and tied grain bags to the RM’s Brightsand Transfer Site at a time and date determined by the RM in consultation with Cleanfarms.  The producers will be met at the Brightsand Transfer Site by Cleanfarms representatives who will load the rolls onto waiting trucks for immediate transport to their recycling facilities.

At this time, the plan is to have participating grain producers deliver their rolled grain bags to the Brightsand Transfer Site on two specified days each year. The rolled bags will have to be securely wrapped and tied, relatively clean and free of wood and metal. Any rolls that do not meet Cleanfarms requirements for safe transport or recycling will not be accepted and the producer will be required to remove them from the transfer site. This plan may change depending on the number of grain producers participating and the number of grain bags to be recycled.

Once all the requirements for producer participation, bag wrapper use, bookings, delivery scheduling etc. are finalized, the information will be released to all participating grain producers.

If you wish to participate and enroll in this program, want to have input, seek clarification, or have any questions please call or email.

 

David Krywchuk

Phone:  306-392-9044

Email: Division5@rmofmervin.com

Pop Can Tab Collection for Childhood Cancer

The RM of Mervin will be a drop off spot for the tabs for individuals wishing to participate in the Pop Can Tab Fundraiser.

Tab Collection Poster 2021-1