• 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.

News

Moose Jaw RM 161

RM office will be closed May 17-19, 2022 for the Rural Municipal Administrator’s Association annual meeting.

For emergencies please contact our Municipal Foreman – Sid Wilson @ 306-631-7944 or Reeve – Ron Brumwell @ 306-631-1319

Railway crossing on Highway 363 near 24th Ave will be closed on May 16 & 17, 2022 (this was postponed due to weather)

CP Rail is planning work at the crossing on Hwy 363 near 24 Ave W. Road will be detoured as per attached picture.

RM of Baildon – Discretionary Use Notice

The Rural Municipality of Baildon No. 131 Discretionary Use Application/Notice.

The Council of the Rural Municipality of Baildon No. 131 hereby gives notice, pursuant to section 6.4{1)(iv) of the Zoning Bylaw. Bylaw 08-2015, to allow the public to comment on a discretionary use development permit application respecting a proposed expansion of an Intensive Livestock Operation situated on Section SE 32-15-26-W2, operated by Top Gun Feeders Inc.
The purpose of the meeting is to enable Council to hear any concerns that may exist respecting the development proposal and to allow the applicant to explain the processes planned to limit those concerns to neighboring properties.

Council will hold a public meeting at the Regional Municipal Plaza located at 1- 1410 Caribou Street West, Moose Jaw on May 11,2022 at 8:30 a.m. to hear comments or concerns from any person or group who wants to comment on the proposed intensive livestock operation expansion. Council will also consider at the hearing any written comments or concerns received or delivered to the undersigned at the municipal office before the hearing.

Dated at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan this 26th day of April,2022.

(a) Address for Mail or hand-delivery:
Rural Municipality of Bai/don #131
#1-1410 Caribou St. W., Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7S9
(b) E-mail address: rm131@sasktel net, Fax (306) 693-2170, phone (306)693-2166

Administrator/Development Officer RM of Baildon No. 131

Moose Jaw RM 161

Snow Removal from Private Lanes

With the snowfall received thus far in 2021/22, we were all certainly challenged to finding an “appropriate home” for the excess snow in our lanes and roadways. The Municipality can certainly appreciate that residents want to dispose of snow from their laneways as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, the Municipality is experiencing an increase of the amount of snow from private lanes pushed onto Municipal Road allowances. In several cases, the snow-piles are left on the sides of roads to the point where traffic is down to one lane or worse, whereby the snow has drifted completely across the road making it impassable and dangerous for traffic. Therefore, we ask that snow from private laneways be kept on your existing property and not pushed onto Municipal Road allowances or public streets.

While the Municipality does its best to keep up with the snow removal on our roads, we cannot possibly clear the snow at every location simultaneously. Our many “Thanks” go out to those of you that have taken it upon them-selves to clear the snow when our crews were unable to reach everyone as quickly as possible. In addition, if you have not done so already and are currently removing snow from Municipal roadways, we encourage you to stop by the RM office to complete an “Occupational Health and Safety Exemption” form.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please the Municipal office (306) 692-3446 or email: rm161@sasktel.net

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Moose Jaw RM 161

SaskLander

SaskLander

For Immediate Release March 10, 2022

A new initiative to prevent trespassing: SARM joins Saskatchewan tech startup to help rural landowners manage property and reduce unsolicited visitors & trespassers

“The SaskLander platform concept is simple. Post the land you own and then deny or give permission to those who request to enter onto it. The general public can request the required permission from landowners for hunting or recreation. The app works for rural municipalities because it gives the public access to a rural map and identifies the parcels of land and the listed no trespassing locations. It truly is  a must-have resource for our 296 RMs,” explains Ray Orb, Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) President.

Amendments to the Trespass Act require the general public, such as hunters and recreational users, to gain permission to enter onto private lands, whether the land is posted or not. It is currently illegal for a member of the general public to access private land that has been posted with “no trespass” notifications for recreational purposes. The legislation amendments will transfer the onus of responsibility from the landowner to those wishing to access the land by requiring them to ask for permission before entering. SaskLander is an opt-in service that lets landowners add land and set their permissions by activity, in effect posting land digitally.

“One of the issues has always been that the general public, when seeking to access private land, wouldn’t always see a no trespassing sign. They might not know who the landowner is or how to contact         them. SaskLander platform has bridged that gap, it’s as quick as opening the website and looking at the parcel of land you plan to be on and sending a message to the landowner,” adds Orb.

The SaskLander platform has 268 landowners registered online, accounting for 730 parcels. Usage of the platform spiked during hunting season in 2021, with notable and ongoing growth from recreational interest. In December, SaskLander noted increased signups as well, attributed to snowmobile season and the Trespass Act starting enforcement January 1, 2022. SaskLander is in early access and free to try.

Trespassing presents a threat not only to feelings of personal safety for rural municipality landowners, but also the livelihood of the landowner. Unfortunately, livestock has been lost to hunting accidents or because gates have been left open as a result of trespassing incidents. Additionally, the potential is high for the spread of noxious weeds, invasive species, and soil-borne diseases, like clubroot. This concern alone presents a serious biosecurity threat to Saskatchewan’s agricultural economy.

SARM sees the SaskLander app as a solution for landowners and recreational users to obtain permission to enter private lands and help diminish the risk of land trespassing.

For further information please contact:

sasklander.caSaskLander

RM of Moose Jaw No. 161 Christmas hours

CLOSED:

Friday – December 24th

Monday – December 27th

Tuesday – December 28th

Wednesday – December 29th

Thursday – December 30th

Friday – December 31st

Council and Staff for the RM of Moose Jaw No. 161 would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!