The R.M. of Loreburn offers a wide range of services to its ratepayers. Regular routine road maintenance is of top priority. The Council also owns its own road building equipment which allows the municipality to build its own roads. Custom work is done by the patrols and the dozer upon request by taxpayers. Snow removal is done by the municipal work force.
The R.M. puts out a colored map that shows all current assessment values, land owners and designates organic farmers.
The municipality hires a Pest Control Officer. The PCO does a spring and fall inspection of all agricultural buildings in the municipality. There is rat and mouse poison available through the PCO or the R.M. office at no charge for the ratepayers. Gopher poison is also available on a cost recovery basis.
All road maintenance work done by the R.M. equipment and its employees
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The municipality has 7 miles of primary grid road; 22 miles of grid road; 79 miles of main farm access; and approximately 200 miles of graveled road. This does not include the dirt trails.
The Division Councillor and the Administrator are responsible for administration of the designated road construction program and the supervision of the same.
The R.M. policy for the purchase of right-of-way is, the municipality pays market value of the assessed value of land.
The Rural Municipal Council will undertake the removal of snow utilizing the municipal equipment in the following priority:
1. Grid Roads
The Municipality does custom snow removal as requested if time allows.
Authorized Snow Plow Clubs and individuals with snow plows may plow snow on municipal roads if requested by Council and if insurance application requirements are met. No compensation is made for this service.
During severe weather or temperatures below -30 degrees Celsius, the operators in consultation with Council, will determine whether or not municipal equipment will be used for snow removal.
Custom work is done for our ratepayers at the rates of:
hr with Patrol
The policy for all custom work is that it will be done time permitting and upon request.
The municipality has its own Pest Control Officer. Should you require services or information, please call the Municipal office. We are attempting to provide ratepayers with this service to ensure any potential problems are taken care of.
The R.M. does not have a weed inspector hired. Please contact your councillor if you have any concerns regarding noxious weeds.
We began spraying ditch tops in the fall of 2006. At present we have used both Glyphos 24D and glyhosgarmoxin. The purpose of this is to recover the shoulders of the roads from the grass that is creeping in. We are then hoping to be able to pull the shoulders in and retrieve some of the gravel. This will also assist in getting some crown back on some of our older roads.
The reports on this project have so far been very positive from land owners and council. We will begin spraying again some time in the spring season.
Waste Disposal Services
The municipality still operates a waste disposal grounds located on NW 01-27-05 W3. It is open to R.M. of Loreburn residents, for disposal of domestic waste, wood and steel. There are designated sites for each type of waste and it must be sorted. The municipality has placed a red Loraas bin at the waste disposal grounds to help with th removal of itmes that cannot be put in the designated areas. The municipality does not accept tires, construction rubble, hazardous waste of any kind, concrete, used oil or containers at the site. Burning is prohibited at the disposal grounds. There is an employee of the RM that works at the Waste Disposal Site to help with the selection of what can be taken in at the grounds.does not accept tires at the site. Burning is prohibited at the disposal grounds.
Our Nuisance Grounds hours changed as follows:
Tuesday 1.00 p.m. – 5.00
The Pesticide Disposal Site can be removed from the site.
The Municipality now has a Loraas Recylcle bin at the nuisance grounds. Some items which may be placed in the recycle bin included: flattened corrugated cardboard and paperboard, newspapers, flyers, magazines, telephone books, brown paper bags, paper egg cartons, aluminum cans, milk cartons, juice cartons, plastic drinking bottles, plastic gocery bags, and glass bottles. Do not bag or tie paper materials and clean and rinse containers. For more information contact the RM office.
Municipal Tank Loading Facility
The municipality owns and operates a tank loading facility on NE 11-27-05 W3. This site provides non-potable water for agricultural use by our taxpayers. There is a charge of $1.00 for 338 gallons of non-potable water.