RM of Moose Jaw 161 Grater

Road Construction Notice

January 28, 2021



Local Residents and Landowners




Re: Road Construction Notice-Clay-cap project on TWP RD 170



Please be advised that the RM of Moose Jaw No. 161 will be proceeding with the clay-cap of 2 miles of TWP RD 170 (Caribou St. W.) heading east from the Boharm Grid. It is anticipated the project will be taking place in May 2021 and last approximately 3 weeks, depending on weather conditions.


Gee Bee Construction from Kipling, SK was awarded the tender for the project. Clay material will be hauled from RM owned property in Boharm and applied to the road surface.


While there will be some ditch work completed for sloping, etc., Gee Bee will not be impacting or disturbing any trees in the process. Furthermore, work will be conducted in a way to allow traffic to flow on ½ of the roadway while construction occurs on the remaining half.


Council for the RM of Moose Jaw appreciates your patience throughout this process. The result will provide a stronger and safer road surface for many years to come.


Please do not hesitate to call the Municipal office with any comments or concerns.






Mike Wirges

Rural Municipal Administrator

Moose Jaw RM 161

Employment Ad

Seasonal Public Works position                               RM of Moose Jaw No. 161

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 possess a minimum Class 3A license (preference given to Class 1A) and have skills and experience in maintenance and operation of equipment including tandem gravel truck, tractor & mower, pull type scraper and Bobcat.

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

Reporting to the Municipal Foreman, duties will include but are not limited to trucking, mowing, loading, hauling gravel, 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 February 5th, 2021. 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



Christmas Hours – RM of Moose Jaw No. 161

Our office will be closed December 24th – January 3rd for Christmas holidays.

We will re-open Monday, January 4th, 2021.

A conveniently located mail slot on the west side of the building is available.


Merry Christmas from Council and Staff!

Moose Jaw RM 161

Public Notice – Pt-SE-13-17-27-W2

Link for Public Notice – Zoning Amendment Highway #1-16th Ave

Link for Plan of Survey – 2020-158D01



Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161



Notice is hereby given by the Rural Municipality (R.M.) of Moose Jaw No. 161, pursuant to

The Planning and Development Act, 2007, that Council is considering to amend Bylaw No. 6-2011, the Zoning Bylaw, by rezoning the following property from AR Agriculture Resource to PHC Prestige Highway Commercial/Industrial Zoning District:


Pt SE 13-17-27 W2 proposed 10 acre sub-division


  • To amend the Zoning Bylaw 6-2011, of Moose Jaw No. 161, by rezoning the area shown below (yellow star), from AR the Agriculture Resource to PHC – Prestige Highway Commercial/Industrial Zoning District in order to accommodate a proposed 10 acre subdivision for a Livestock Equipment Sales Operation.

 Inspection: The proposed Bylaw Amendment may be inspected at the R.M. office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday, excepting holidays.

Public Hearing: Council will hold a public hearing to receive submissions on the proposed bylaw at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 in the Council Chambers of the office of the R.M. of Moose Jaw No. 161, 1410 Caribou St. W., Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7S9 to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaw. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing (emailed to rm161@sasktel.net or delivered to the undersigned at the municipal office before the hearing). For further information, please call Tim Cheesman, R.M. Planning Consultant at

(306) 596-4431, or the Administration Office at (306) 692-3446.

Dated at the City of Moose Jaw, in the Province of Saskatchewan, this 14th day of October 2020.


Mike Wirges




Moose Jaw RM 161

Notice of Abandonment of Poll


Notice of Abandonment of Poll

The Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No 161

Municipal Election 2020.



Ron Brumwell, nominated for the Office for Reeve;

Shae Nichols, nominated for the Office for Councillor, Division One;

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

Dave Delahey, nominated for the Office for Councillor, Division Five;

are the only candidates, I hereby give notice that no voting for these offices will take place on November 9th, 2020.


Mike Wirges

(Returning Officer)



Dated this 8th day of October, 2020

Moose Jaw RM 161

Notice of Call for Nominations

Moose Jaw RM 161

Notice of Call for Nominations

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office(s) of:

Reeve: Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161
Councillor: Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161
Division No. 1;
Division No. 3;
Division No. 5

will be received by the undersigned on the 16th day of September, 2020 ,
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at #3-1410 Caribou St. W., Moose Jaw,
Saskatchewan, to October 7th, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.
Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location(s):
#3-1410 Caribou St. W.,
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7S9
Municipal website: www.moosejawrm161.ca
Dated this 10th day of September, 2020.
Returning Officer
Mike Wirges
Reeve: Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161


Call for Nominations 2020

Nomination & Candidates Acceptance

161 Public Disclosure Statements


Moose Jaw RM 161

Public Notice – Discretionary Use Application Pt-NE-33-16-25-W2

Public Notice Discretionary Use

Please see attached Discretionary Use Application located on Pt-NE-33-16-25-W2

Moose Jaw RM 161

Public Notice – Discretionary Use Application/Notice

Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161 Discretionary Use Application/Notice

The Council of the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161, pursuant to Zoning Bylaw No. 6-2011, as amended, is considering a discretionary use application as described below:


The parcels of land that are the subject of the discretionary use applications are shown on the link (map/picture) below (in red). The properties are located at 36 Dawn Road and 29 Mustang Trail. The current use of these properties are Zoned Country Residential District (CR).


Link:    VRCC



The applicant at 36 Dawn road is proposing to construct a 3,000 sq. ft. accessory building, while the applicant at 29 Mustang Trail is proposing to construct a 2,400 sq. ft. accessory building. The Zoning Bylaw had been amendment in 2016 (Bylaw No. 6-2016) to permit the construction of larger accessory buildings to a maximum size of 3000 sq. ft. on parcels of 5 acres or more. Parcels under 5 acres, were accommodated in the amendment, through a “Discretionary Use” process.


Should you have any comment on this discretionary use application, 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, July 9, 2020. Writers must ensure that they identify themselves in their submissions. A public hearing on the proposal will take place on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Council chambers -1410 Caribou St. W. Moose Jaw. Questions may be directed to Mike Wirges, Administrator/Development Officer for the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161, telephone (306) 692-3446.




  • Address for Mail or hand-delivery:

Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161

#3-1410 Caribou St. W., Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7S9

  • E-mail address: rm161@sasktel.net
  • Facsimile: (306) 691-0015

Dated, June 8, 2020

Mike Wirges– Administrator/Development Officer Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161





Fire Ban

UPDATE – Fire Bans will be removed as of Sunday May 3, 2020


April 27, 2020


is in effect for the  R.M. of Moose Jaw No. 161

This includes all fires that have the potential to create sparks including but not limited to:

Controlled burns; fireworks; campfires/recreational fires; fire pits; fire rings; burning barrels;

charcoal fires.

Allowed: propane/natural gas BBQ’s;

CSA approved propane fire tables.

This Ban will be in effect until further notice

Inspections of Gas Lines within our Area (April 13 – May 15, 2020)

If you suspect the smell of natural gas, please leave the area immediately and call SaskEnergy’s 24 hour emergency service line at 1-888-7000-GAS (427).
If you require more information, or have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-567-8899, or at saskenergy.com.

To Whom It May Concern:

SaskEnergy, and its subsidiary TransGas, take pride in providing safe and reliable service to our customers. Every year, as part of our enhanced safety and gas line integrity program, we routinely perform a variety of safety tests and inspections throughout different areas of the province. This includes surveying for natural gas leaks and visual inspections of utility right-of-ways.
To inspect our gas lines, we may utilize a variety of techniques that can include both vehicle-mounted equipment and hand-held devices. These highly sensitive instruments are designed to detect natural gas and will be used to survey above and below ground infrastructure. In the event that a natural gas leak is detected or other repairs to the system need to be made, SaskEnergy personnel will respond accordingly.

Inspection of the gas line system will take place in your area between April 13 – May 15, 2020. This will be completed by a SaskEnergy or a qualified Field Representative who has been contracted to complete this work on our behalf. Field Representatives will wear hi-visibility clothing, travel in marked vehicles, and will carry identification indicating they work for or on behalf of SaskEnergy.

Please note that residents will not be notified prior to the specific inspection date. There is no action required by the home / landowner, and no direct contact needed during the inspection.
While surveys are an integral part of SaskEnergy’s annual safety program, all natural gas in SaskEnergy’s distribution system is odourized as an additional safety feature. If you suspect the smell of natural gas, please call SaskEnergy’s 24-hour emergency service line immediately at 1-888-7000-GAS (427).
Information regarding SaskEnergy’s enhanced safety and gas line integrity program is available by visiting saskenergy.com. A list of most frequently asked questions are included on the back of this letter for your reference.

Thank you for your cooperation. We appreciate your support of this important safety initiative. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Jesse Miller, Engineer-in-Training
System Integrity & Standards
Ph. 306-777-9045
Email: jmiller@saskenergy.com
Inspection of natural gas lines in your area

Frequently Asked Questions

Who conducts the gas line inspection?
Depending on the area of the province, SaskEnergy or a qualified Field Representative from Hetek Solutions, West Country Energy Services, or Shermco Industries, will complete the inspection. With a target to inspect approximately 20,000 kilometers of gas line per year, SaskEnergy hires qualified industry experts with a proven service record to ensure this important safety-related work can be completed within a reasonable timeframe. Field Representatives will carry identification clearly indicating they are conducting work on behalf of SaskEnergy.
In the unlikely event an issue is identified during the inspection, SaskEnergy will be notified by the Field Representative to send a qualified SaskEnergy Field Technician to resolve the issue and / or complete any necessary work.

How often do gas line inspections occur?
The visual inspection of our natural gas lines occurs on a rotating schedule every four years, on average. However, ongoing monitoring, maintenance work, and safety-related response occur year-round.

I was not aware a gas line inspection was taking place on or near my property. Did I receive notification?
SaskEnergy/TransGas conducts ongoing inspections of the natural gas distribution and transmission system throughout all areas of the province. We try our best to notify landowners and residents when inspections are taking place by contacting the local municipality or town office. With thousands of kilometres of land area to cover, and weather conditions permitting, we are unable to provide the exact date of when the inspection will take place on or near your property.
We also understand that everyone’s time is valuable. Our goal is to conduct the inspection quickly and with no impact or disruption to you.

Should I be concerned about my natural gas service?
Inspection of natural gas facilities is required to comply with federal and industry regulations, and is part of our commitment to providing you safe and reliable service. This is part of SaskEnergy’s planned, preventative maintenance program. If additional work is required as a result of the inspection, a SaskEnergy Representative will be in contact with you.

I am not a SaskEnergy customer. Why do you need access to my property?
SaskEnergy owns underground infrastructure which delivers natural gas service to nearly 400,000 customers throughout the province. In some instances, there may be a utility easement or a gas line on your property to deliver service to a neighbouring property. Identifying who is a SaskEnergy customer can be a challenge for Field Representatives. We continue to improve our processes and technology so we can try to alleviate this issue in the future.