[Subsection 66 of the Act]
Notice of Call for Nominations
TOWN OF BIG RIVER
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office(s) of:
Mayor: Town of Big River
Councillors: Town of Big River Number to be Elected: four
will be received by the undersigned on the 21st day of September, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town of Big River Municipal Office, 606 1st Street North
and during regular business hours on September 2nd to September 20th, 2016 at the Town of Big River Municipal Office, 606 1st Street North.
Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location:
Town of Big River Municipal Office, Big River Community Centre, 606 1st Street North, Town of Big River.
Dated this 2nd day of September, 2016.
The Town Office is located at 606 1st Street North in Big River Community Centre, Big River SK.
To contact the Town Office: Phone 306-469-2112
Box 220, Big River, SK S0J 0E0
The municipal office is open from 8:30 am to noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.
Administrator: Noreen Olsen
Assistant Administrator: Muriel Runge
Fees for Office Services
Tax Certificate: $20.00 per roll number
Town Map – (map pdf)
Lots for Sale – enclosed list is updated to September, 2015 and is for notice purposes only (lots pdf)
Building and Development Permits - (building/development information pdf)
Information provided by Statistics Canada 2011 Population of the Town of Big River: 639
Residential Front Street Garbage Pickup is scheduled to start during the summer of 2012. (waste mgmt. info attached) Businesses can arrange with Highway 55 Waste Management for garbage pickup. The Town of Big River operates the Big River Waste Disposal Site, a transfer station, jointly with R.M. No. 555. Landfill hours are currently Wednesday and Saturday from noon to 7:00 p.m. For current fees please go to “ Landfill and Refuse “ under “Residential Services” of this website.
Maintenance Foreman/Public Works: Garry Anderson
Maintenance Assistant: Peter Aitchison
Water Treatment Plant
96 1st Street North
Information surrounding the quality of Town of Big River water can be obtained from the report - Drinking Water Quality and Compliance (water quality report)
406 1st Street North (306) 469-2141
Water Tank Fill available 24/7 - potable water - coin operated
Fees for Custom Work
The following rates apply for custom work:
Loader/Grader with man $90.00/hour
Tractor/Mower with man $70.00/hour
Garbage Truck with man $62.50/hour
Push Mower with man $35.00/hour
Odd jobs by Maintenance $35.00/hour
Tractor/Sweeper with man $70.00/hour
Fire/Ambulance Call 911
Control Burn 1 (866) 404-4911
By authority of The Municipalities Act in the Province of Saskatchewan, an elected group of representatives form the Council of the Town of Big River. The Council consists of a Mayor and four Councillors. The mission statement of the Council by RES#56/07 is “to maintain and enhance the economic, cultural and social well being of our rate payers by providing services to the public which can not be feasibly be achieved individually such as transportation, protective, environmental, public health, welfare, economic development, recreational and cultural services, such services provided for the benefit of the public as a whole.”
Current Council Members
Mayor: Rob Buckingham 469-2008 or 469-7656 (cell)
Marlene Krawetz 469-4535
Chad Dunn 469-4558 or 469-7658 (cell)
Carla Chadwick 469-2100 or 469-7908 (cell)
Sandra Gilbert 469-2239
Regular Council Meetings
The regular meetings of the Council of the Town of Big River are scheduled to be held on the third (3rd) Monday of each month and in the event that the third (3rd) Monday falls on a holiday, the third (3rd) Tuesday, at the Big River Community Centre to begin at 9:00 a.m.
Four Standing Committees of Council are appointed to work with matters relating to the operation of the Town of Big River - Administration and Finance, Transportation Services, Protection Services, Environment and Health Services.
Interested community members are appointed by the Council to various committees and boards. These volunteers spend countless hours in their positions designed to enhance services and quality of life in the Big River Community. Active boards and committees are as follows but not limited to: Big River Recreation Improvement Association, Big River & District Recreation & Cultural Board, Big River and District Health Care Professional Recruitment Board, Big River and District Fire Department, Big River and District Landfill Committee, Big River Stakeholders Advisory Committee, Big River Local Library Board
Minutes and Bylaws: Council Minutes and Bylaws are available to the public during regular office hours.
Sept 9-10 EK Classic Golf
Sept 18 - Catholic Church Fowl Supper
Oct 15 - Community Auction
Nov 19 - BR Health Cenre Tea & Bake Sale
- Nov 23-Dec 15 - Festival of Trees
- Dec 3 - Community Christmas Party
Town of Big River