• Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw

    The Rural Municipality (RM) of Moose Jaw (No.161) located in Southern Saskatchewan surrounding the City of Moose Jaw.

  • Agriculture Industry

    Agriculture is the primary industry in the RM of Moose Jaw. The robust rail infrastructure serves the industry well. The value-added agriculture processing industry is anchored by operations such as Cargill, Simpson Seeds, Pasqua Farms, and McDougall Acres Ltd.

    RM Economic Information
RM Moose Jaw Online Payment Information

The Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161 (RM #161) accepts on line payment directly to our bank account for all invoiced charges including partial and full property tax payments.

RM Moose Jaw Controlled Burn Fire Protection

Just a reminder to contact the Saskatchewan Control Burn number @ 1-866-404-4911 or the Moose Jaw fire department @ 306-692-2792 prior to commencement of all controlled burns, otherwise, the owner of the land will be charged if the Fire Department receives a call and responds to the fire on your property.

RM Moose Jaw Regular Meetings

Regular meetings of council are held on the second Tuesday of each month, with a morning start time, unless changed or postponed for reasons of conflict or other reasons. These dates are noted on the calendar – however, to ensure that a meeting is going ahead as scheduled and has not been changed, postponed or cancelled, contact the municipal office for up-to-date information.

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Seasonal Public Works position

Seasonal Public Works position                              

RM of Moose Jaw No. 161

Due to an upcoming retirement, the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161 is accepting applications for a seasonal Public Works position typically beginning March 1 and ending Oct. 31 each year. Applicants must have at least 3 years or more experience running a grader and possess a minimum Class 3A license (preference given to Class 1A) and have skills and experience in maintenance and operation of heavy equipment including grader, tandem gravel truck, tractor & mower, pull type scraper and Bobcat. A Power Mobile Equipment operator competency certificate would also be considered an asset to the applicant.

Assets for this position include excellent time management and communication skills combined with strong organizational and relationship skills with ratepayers, staff, and council.

Reporting to the Municipal Foreman, duties will include but are not limited to grading, trucking, mowing, loading, hauling gravel, maintaining roads, installing culverts, installing signs, servicing equipment and other duties as directed by council from time to time.

Please include desired salary or hourly wages expected along with references. The position also includes a full benefit package containing health, dental and life insurance along with a strong pension plan.

All applications/resumes shall be marked “Seasonal Public Works Position” and emailed, mailed or dropped off at the address below on or before noon December 31, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only persons selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please forward your resumes and references to:

The Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161

Personnel Committee

#3-1410 Caribou St. W.

Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 7S9

Email: rm161@sasktel.net

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that Council intends to consider a Bylaw to amend the fees charged, specific to Development in the RM of Moose Jaw No. 161.

Copies of the Bylaw including the proposed changes are available for viewing at the Municipal office.

Should you have any comments on this amendment, please reply in writing by using one of the methods set out below to the Council of the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161 prior to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7th, 2019. Writers must ensure that they identify themselves in their submissions. A public hearing on the proposal will take place on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Council chambers-1410 Caribou St. W. Moose Jaw.

 

Dated this 16th day of October, 2019.

 

Mike Wirges- Administrator

#3-1410 Caribou St. W.

Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 7S9

Email: rm161@sasktel.net

Phone: 306-692-3446

RM Moose Jaw 161

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation – 2019 Harvest

October 8, 2019

Dear Industry Partners:

Re:  2019 Harvest

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) understands the challenges producers are facing this fall due to recent heavy rain and snow delaying harvest. I would like to take this opportunity to provide some information about coverage options available to Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers.

Crop Insurance provides coverage for both yield and quality loss on insured crops. It is important producers stay in contact with SCIC about their crop quality. Our offices will be able to identify producers who appear to be in a claim position due to quality losses.

If a Crop Insurance customer wants to put their crop to an alternate use, they simply need to contact their local SCIC office or Crop Insurance Customer Service toll-free line, at 1-888-935-0000. SCIC is committed to dispatching our adjusters to process producer’s pre-harvest appraisal, as timely as possible. In order to provide an accurate inspection for both yield and quality loss, SCIC prefers a harvested check-strip, with an adjuster present, to complete a producer’s appraisal and calculate any potential claim.

For those livestock producers worried about nitrates and other quality issues with feed stock or inquiring about winter feed plans, resources are available through the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Ministry specialists are available to assist producers with obtaining an analysis of their feed and developing a feeding plan for their livestock. Livestock and Feed Extension Specialists can also assist producers in management and planning when faced with salvaging grain crops for livestock forage. I encourage producers to please contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377 or take advantage of the current SaskAgNow article discussing managing winter feeding with alternative feed sources, feed testing, winder feeding plans and; canola hay/silage for livestock: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/agribusiness-farmers-and-ranchers/sask-ag-now/livestock-and-feed.

With crops currently still out in the field, I want to also remind your members about the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. All Saskatchewan producers are eligible for coverage. Producers do not have to be a Crop Insurance customer to be eligible to submit a claim. Producers are encouraged to contact SCIC as soon as damage is detected: 1-888-935-0000. SCIC continues to monitor Wildlife Damage calls over the weekends during harvest season.

For those producer’s enrolled in AgriStability for the 2019 program year, lower than expected yields and crop quality downgrading could impact a participant’s margin. AgriStability participants can apply for an interim benefit before the year is over. Interim benefits allow producers to receive up to 50 per cent of their AgriStability benefit early. If producers have questions about AgriStability, they can contact their local SCIC office or call the AgriStability Call Centre at 1-866-270-8450.

As a producer myself, I understand this is a stressful time. The Farm Stress Line is available at

1-800-667-4442. This is a 24/7 confidential service, available to producers across the province. Whether your members are seeking information, or trying to manage a conflict or crisis, I encourage producers to reach out and seek assistance, if needed.

I am hopeful 2019 harvest will be completed through October and November. In the event harvest is further delayed and producers are unable to harvest their crop by November 15, Crop Insurance customers have the option to request an extension of insurance. An extension of insurance provides coverage on insured crops over winter. November 15 is also the deadline to file a claim and/or report their production declaration, following the completion of harvest. For more information on this, or any of SCIC’s programs, please visit our website: scic.ca.

We are currently monitoring the weather and harvest progress. SCIC is working alongside the Ministry of Agriculture, and our industry partners, to keep producers informed. I would encourage you to share this information with your members and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Sincerely,

Shawn Jaques
President and CEO

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation

meeting

Regular Council Meeting – Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161

PUBLIC NOTICE

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOOSE JAW NO. 161 WILL BE

HELD AT THE TIME, DATE AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:

TIME:                  8:30 a.m.

                             DATE:                 Wednesday, October 9, 2019

                             PLACE:              Regional Municipal Plaza Inc.

                                                          1410 Caribou Street West

                                                          Moose Jaw, SK

 

MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO RATEPAYERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC,

SUBJECT TO COUNCIL’S POLICY ON MEETING ATTENDEES.

DATED THIS 8th DAY OF OCTOBER 2019.

Mike Wirges

Administrator

Election

Notice of Abandonment of Poll – Municipal By-Election 2019

Whereas,

Bruce Richards, nominated for the Office of Councillor, Division Three;

is the only candidate, I hereby give notice that no voting for this office will take place on October 23, 2019.

Mike Wirges

(Returning Officer)

Dated this 19th day of September, 2019

garbage

Waste Management Services

The RM of Moose Jaw is pleased to announce an exclusive offer for RM of Moose Jaw Ratepayers.

Waste Management was awarded a contract to provide waste bins to ratepayers within the RM at a reduced cost.

The attached pricing is based on a 4 yard garbage bin, picked up every 4 weeks.

For a limited time only  (until October 31, 2019), the initial delivery of the waste bin will cost $50.00 (regular price $185.00).

Please see attached for more information or contact Audrey McKinnon  for setup (Account Manager – Waste Management of Canada).

Phone 306-527-1966 or 306-790-2026

email: amckinnonwm.com

Waste Management details