Community Bulletin Board
Pense Days June 18, 2016
Schedule of Events
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Water Utility Bill
We are now offering residents the option of receiving your water bill as an email rather than by regular mail. If you would like this option please contact the Office for the consent form
Elm Tree Pruning
The ban on pruning Elm trees is now in effect starting April 01 through to August 31. It is illegal to store or transport elm firewood.
Please be respectful to your neighbors and refrain from burning any rubbish, garden refuse and any material that generates black smoke. Please contain your fires in a firepit that is a safe distance away from any buildings or trees.
If you are thinking of building or renovating check with the Town Office to determine whether or not that you require a permit.
Street Light Outages
Your can report any street light outages directly to Sask Power at 1-888-757-6937 or you can go to their website at http://www.saskpower.com/accounts-and-services/service-requests/report-streetlight-troubles/
Pet Licenses and Business Licenses
2016 Pet Licences and Business Licenses are now due. All pets and businesses require a license. Town business licenses are $10 for the calendar year, and pet licenses are $5.00 for a fixed pet and $10.00 for non-fixed.
With the positive feedback and requests from residents, the Town will be going to recycling carts at everyone's homes. The current multi-bin therefore will be removed from the rink parking lot. Effective October 30th, recycling carts will be delivered to every residence. Garbage pickup and recycling will alternate from week to week. Starting November 6th it will be the first recycling pickup, with the following Thursday November 13th being the garbage pickup. Please watch your Post Office box for a list of items that you can recycle as well as a calendar of pickups.
2016 Waste & Recycling Calendar
Single Stream Recycling Information Sheet
We receive many phone calls regarding the use of ATV's in town. Below is a news release from the Saskatchewan RCMP. Please call the White Butte Detachment at 306 781 5050 to report any infractions.
Saskatchewan RCMP would like to remind the public about the laws associated with the All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) Act. An ATV - which includes quads, dirt bikes and off-road utility vehicles - is a vehicle designated for off-road use only.
To operate an ATV in any public areas, a person must be at least 16 years old, and hold a valid driver's license. Those who are between the ages of 12 and 15 can operate an ATV in public areas if they are supervised by someone who has a valid driver's license, or who has passed an approved ATV training course. A child under the age of 12 cannot operate an ATV in public areas. An ATV has restrictions on where it can be operated. They can be operated on Crown land or highway right-of-ways, such as ditches. ATV's cannot be operated on any street, road, or highway, or for crossing a bridge, unless it is authorized by permission of the land owner. It is illegal to operate an ATV while impaired by drugs or alcohol, even when doing so on private land. Also, driving in a manner that is dangerous to the public is illegal. These are criminal offences that can result in criminal charges, seizure of the ATV and the loss of a driver's license.
If you are found on public land by police, you must provide proof of insurance. Every rider MUST wear an approved helmet and appropriate protective riding gear. Every person who authorizes or permits another person to operate an ATV in contravention of any provision of this Act or the regulations; or without complying with any provision of this Act or the regulations is guilty of an offence against the Act.
You may view the Saskatchewan ATV Act further at www.publications.gov.sk.ca
Please do not let your pets run at large and defecate/urinate on other people's property. All animals must be licensed and on a leash. You are reminded that the Town of Pense does have an animal control bylaw in place with first offence fines starting at $250.00
Drinking Water Quality and Compliance Annual Notice to Consumers
Parking & Vehicles
The Town of Pense has a bylaw that restricts parking on the streets or boulevards at any one place for any period of time exceeding 24 consecutive hours. The boulevards are Town property and they are not public parking spots. Parking in these areas has severely handicapped what the Town Foreman can do with grading the roads and providing proper water runoff. Be advised that Council will have these vehicles towed away at the owner's expense if not removed when asked. In addition please ensure that if you have a 5th wheel that they are not protruding out past your property line. We appreciate all co-operation in this matter.
Angle parking is designated area only. Parking 90 degrees to your property is illegal.
Please remember to get a building permit prior to any construction. Contact the Town Office for more information.
Residential Development Incentive Policy
Residential Development Incentive Policy
2011 Census Information
Community Book Exchange
Community Book Exchange located at the Town Office during regular business hours.
If you like to read - come choose a book from recently donated items. Based on the honour system you can take a book or perhaps you would like to donate a book.
There is a community bulletin board in the Town building, in the hallway between the Town office and the Post office.