Update For Drainage: on Fairfax Street and Burton Street September 12, 2023
We hope this message finds you well. We wanted to provide you with an update on some upcoming work in the area around Fairfax Street and Burton Street that will affect our community in the coming days. Work will begin in these areas starting September 13th, 2023
In the interest of maintaining proper drainage and ensuring the flow of water throughout the town, we have identified a need for some ditch work and culvert corrections. This work is primarily focused on cleaning out ditches and directing drainage in the correct direction.
You may also notice work happening in the alleyways to help align culverts with the cleanout efforts. For a few homes, we are planning to install swales in front of their properties to ensure proper drainage. While we will do our best to minimize disruption, please be aware that if you receive a letter your driveway or parking area may be affected.
Other areas will require culvert cleanout and the ditch elevation adjusted.
We understand that this may raise questions or concerns, and we encourage you to reach out to our office at 306-352-8694 if you have any inquiries or require further information.
We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation as we work to enhance our community’s infrastructure. We will continue addressing different areas throughout the week and the beginning of next week. Please note that there will be no work on Saturday, September 16th, due to the Harvest Glow Down event. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
This update will also be posted on our Facebook page, website, and sent out in our newsletter for your convenience.
Thank you for being an essential part of our community, and we look forward to the improvements that will benefit us all.
Have a great day!
September 12th between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 am the following areas of town may have water service interrupted for a short period of time , while a hydrant is repaired.
– Samantha Street
– Brayden Bay
Thank you for your understanding.
SEPTEMBER 6th, 2023 Drainage Project Update
Dear Grand Coulee Residents,
We’re excited to provide you with an update on the drainage remediation project happening in our town. First, a big shout-out to N 40 for their fantastic work. They’ve been working diligently, and we’re happy to report that they’re ahead of schedule by about two days. Thank you for your hard work!
We understand that your yards are essential to you, and we’ve been working hard to ensure minimal disruption while improving water flow in our town. Today, on September 6th, I had the opportunity to walk through some streets in town with the contractor and our foreman to discuss our plans for several streets, including
- Blair Street,
- Railway Avenue,
- Assiniboia Avenue, and
- Broadway Street.
Starting this week .
Here’s what you can expect moving forward:
- Driveway Letters: If your driveway is going to be affected, you will receive a letter. In these areas, most affected driveways will have swales installed. Swales help direct water flow while safeguarding our roads and homes.
- Unaffected Driveways: Even if you haven’t received a letter about your driveway, drainage run excavation and clearing around existing culverts may still happen to ensure proper elevation and water flow. The contractor will remove dirt or rocks if necessary. Landscaping rocks will be replaced if possible, and we’re evaluating whether to replace grass or use a different material.
Reminder of the reasons behind these efforts are twofold:
- Water Flow: We want to improve the flow of water out of town to prevent flooding and water damage.
- Road Maintenance: We’re preparing for road work in 2024. To ensure the longevity of our roads, we must prevent drainage issues from undermining the road’s base and surface.
We appreciate your patience, understanding, and support as we complete this work this fall. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 306-352-8694.
Don’t forget to keep a watch out for your street listing for information.
Thank you for being a part of our community.
Tuesday, September 12 , 2023
At this regularly scheduled council meeting, council will be considering the following topics:
Road Closure on Assiniboia Avenue from the corner of English Bay to Blair Street, from 9:00 to 10:00pm for the Glow Down on September 16th.
Residents are welcome to attend any and all Council meetings.
August 30, 2023 UPDATE DRainage
To all the valued residents of the Grand Coulee community,
We wanted to provide you with an update regarding the ongoing drainage construction project that’s underway in
• Centennial Drive,
• Maple Avenue,
• Park St,
• English Bay, and
Wilfred Street. I just returned from a walk through these streets with our contracted professionals, and we’d like to share some insights on the project’s progress.
Upon inspection, it has been determined that about 50% of the ditches will require elevation adjustments, and a few culverts will need to be modified for optimal drainage. We are working closely with our contractors to ensure that these changes are carried out effectively and efficiently.
For those of you whose driveways have culverts that need adjusting, we will be reaching out to you directly if we haven’t already spoken. Our aim is to minimize any inconvenience and address any concerns you might have during this process.
As part of the work being done to improve drainage, we will be removing rocks from the ditches. This involves excavation to enhance water flow, followed by the repositioning of rocks if it proves beneficial for drainage. We understand the importance of maintaining effective drainage systems to prevent any potential issues in the future.
In the spirit of collaborative community efforts, we kindly request that all residents contribute to the upkeep of their culverts. To ensure smooth water flow, we ask that you refrain from placing rocks in front of the culverts. This small but significant step will go a long way in maintaining the overall effectiveness of our drainage system.
We’re here to address any questions or concerns you might have. Feel free to reach out to our office at 306-352-8694. We truly appreciate your cooperation as we work together to enhance our community’s drainage infrastructure.
Watch for updates later next week for the rest of town. Thank you for your understanding and support.
UPDATE Drainage work to begin
August 28, 2023
Subject: Update: Grand Coulee Drainage Repair Project
THEY MAY BE WORKING ON SATURDAYS AS WELL
We’re excited to bring you important news regarding the upcoming Drainage Repair Project, a vital step towards fortifying our town’s infrastructure. We understand that the project might cause some disruptions, and we truly appreciate your cooperation as we work together to enhance the resilience and efficiency of Grand Coulee.
To note: Town easement area as well as Driveways and culverts that lie in the town easement will be affected. Some culverts will be replaced.
– Starting Date: AUGUST 30TH
– Centennial Drive to Railway Ave: The project kicks off here,
– Timeline: Anticipated to take 5-6 days. August 30 – September 5/6
– Expectations: You might notice construction crews working on these roads as we begin the repairs. Please be patient as we aim to minimize disruptions. there may be temporary changes to traffic flow. We appreciate your understanding as we improve the drainage system.
– Both Sides of Centennial Drive: Start on one side move to the other side East will be first
– Maple Avenue and Park Street: Once Centennial Drive is addressed, we will move on to Maple Avenue and Park Street.
– Timeline: Estimated to take 3 days. September 6-9
– Temporary Vehicle Relocation: To facilitate construction, we kindly request that you temporarily relocate your vehicles from both streets and driveways.
– Designated Parking:
– You’ll have access to memorial parking areas for temporary vehicle placement.
– Consideration: While we understand this may create some inconvenience, it greatly aids the construction team’s efforts and allows us to complete the work more quickly.
Preparing for Construction:
– Relocating Items: If you have items such as rocks, trees, bushes, or structures within the town easement, please make arrangements to have them relocated before August 30th. This preparatory step significantly contributes to the project’s efficiency and success.
– Your Feedback Matters: If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions related to the project, please don’t hesitate to contact us at GrandCoulee.Cap@Sasktel.net.
– Early Communication: Sharing your feedback early helps us proactively address any potential issues and ensures a smoother process for everyone involved.
We recognize that the construction period may come with its challenges, and we genuinely appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation during this time. Your support plays a crucial role in the success of this project and in building a more resilient Grand Coulee for the future.
Thank you for your continued commitment to our community.
Council, Administration and Public Works
NOTICE to residents on
Broad Way Street
The water will be shut off for a short period as repair is completed on a curb stop. August 28, 2023 Morning.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Town office and Public Works
**Important Notice: Upcoming Drainage Remediation in Grand Coulee**
Starting on the East side moving West
August 24, 2023
Greetings, Residents of Grand Coulee,
We hope this message finds you well. We wish to inform you about an upcoming project that will enhance our town’s infrastructure. Commencing from the week of August 30th, you will observe the mobilization of equipment on the east side of our town. The purpose? To undertake significant improvements to our drainage ditches – a vital component of our community’s functionality and safety.
As guardians of our town’s upkeep, we understand that the forthcoming modifications to the town easements at the front of your properties may raise questions. The town easements, extending along the frontage of every property, are designated for effective drainage and potential road maintenance. These planned enhancements might involve adjustments to the landscape and potential replacements or adjustments of culverts in your driveways.
In an effort to keep you well-informed, we are committed to providing updates through multiple platforms. Look out for notifications on our official Facebook page, informative posters strategically placed throughout the town, on our dedicated website, and within the town office’s bulletin board. Acknowledging the fluid nature of this project, we recognize the importance of ensuring that you are apprised of the specific timeline when your street will undergo construction.
During this period, we have designated Memorial & Meadow and the vicinity of Saskatchewan Drive for parking purposes. We understand that construction activities may necessitate the temporary relocation of vehicles. This allocation is intended to facilitate both your convenience and the smooth progress of construction operations. We will provide maps shortly for parking locations.
Should you have any inquiries or require clarifications, please feel free to contact our office at 306-352-8694. We are here to provide assistance and address any concerns you may have.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your patience and cooperation as we strive to enhance the drainage infrastructure of our beloved Grand Coulee. We share in your anticipation of witnessing the positive outcomes of these efforts – an improved and more secure town environment.
We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of discussions held during our meeting on July 25th. As we embark on this endeavor, we are also initiating the preparatory stages for road surface remediation in 2024. While this involves a formal tender process, we commit to keeping you informed of the developments as they unfold.
Thank you for your continued support. Together, let us pave the way for a more resilient and prosperous Grand Coulee.
Council, Administration and Public Works
TOWN OF GRAND COULEE
NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF POLL
Whereas a poll is not required pursuant to The Local Government Elections Act for the office(s) of:
Councillor: (2) Town of Grand Coulee
I hereby give public notice that no voting for the said office(s) will take place and that the following persons are elected by acclamation:
Councillor: Makenzie Peters
Dated at Grand Coulee, this 10th day of August , 2023
For the Town of Grand Coulee
(as per the Public Notice Policy)
Thursday August 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm via video conference.
At this special council meeting, council will be considering the following topic:
- RFP review for Town Drainage remediation
Metz Construction (North 40) was awarded the contract for the drainage remediation.
Newly listed Town lots for sale on Blair Street
JULY25 Town Hall meeting re drainage
Summary of Meeting as the sound quality was not good. Click here
July 25 , 2023 12:50pm
FYI Water On Fairfax, Burton and Railway may be affected on July 26th in the morning.
It will be short lived Public Works will be completing some line repairs.
thank you from administration and public works
Dear valued Grand Coulee ratepayers,
As we work towards updating our town’s website, we are eager to showcase the beauty and spirit of our community. To accomplish this, we are seeking your assistance in capturing the essence of Grand Coulee through your eyes.
We know how much you love our town, and we believe your unique perspectives and photography skills can help us create a website that truly represents the heart of Grand Coulee. We are looking for pictures that highlight the landscape, heritage sites, local events, and other aspects that make our town special.
If you have any photographs that you would be willing to share with us, we would be incredibly grateful. These images will be used to enhance our website and allow visitors to see what makes Grand Coulee such a wonderful place to live and visit.
For quality purposes, please submit your photos in jpeg format to email@example.com. Your participation and contribution will help us build a website that reflects the true essence of our beloved town.
Thank you for being a part of this community and for helping us showcase the best of Grand Coulee!
July 11th, 2023 meeting
Bylaw 06-2023 A BYLAW OF THE TOWN OF GRAND COULEE TO PERMIT THE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS ON THE PUBLIC HIGHWAYS WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
Will be discussed at this meeting for its second and third reading.
Thursday June 15th, 2023 @ 1:00 pm via video conference.
At this special council meeting, council will be considering the following topic:
- Road Repair
ROAD WORK BEGINS JUNE 13th
Work will start on the East side and move west.
Dear Grand Coulee Ratepayers,
We are thrilled to share some great news with you. Starting June 13th, the much-awaited road construction project in Grand Coulee will commence. Our primary focus will be on re-crowning the roads and rectifying low spots, ensuring smoother and safer drives for everyone. This is a multi-phase endeavor aimed at addressing both the roads and drainage systems, with the initial phase concentrating on road improvements.
As we move forward, the timeline for subsequent steps of road construction and drainage correction is not yet confirmed. We will keep you updated through newsletters, Facebook, and our websites. Please stay tuned for any announcements or changes.
The tentative schedule for the road repairs is as follows: on Tuesday, June 13th, work will begin on Centennial Drive, Railway Avenue, Assiniboia Avenue, and Maple Avenue. Once these areas are completed, we will proceed from east to west throughout the town to work on other roads.
If you notice construction activities or preparations taking place on your street, we kindly request that you remove your vehicles from the roadway. To accommodate you during this time, the town has designated parking areas at Memorial Park and Meadow Park.
We sincerely appreciate your patience as we address the long-awaited road repairs this spring. Your understanding is invaluable as we strive to make the best use of the available budget to tackle numerous issues related to the roads and drainage systems. Rest assured, we are actively exploring options to address all these concerns and will present them to the town for further discussion in the near future.
Thank you for your cooperation and support. Together, we can enhance the infrastructure of our beautiful town.
2023 Tax Notices will be mailed or emailed out the week of June 6th
Grand Coulee Satisfaction Survey!! Completed.
The Town Council and Administration of the Town of Grand Coulee have undertaken an internal review process and welcome feedback and input from the residents of our community regarding the services and management provided by the Town Council and staff. Your responses and opinions are very important! They will assist Council to understand the community’s opinion about the services provided in Grand Coulee; the performance of the Council, Administration & Maintenance; what issues are important to residents; and, how satisfied residents are with the way the town is functioning.
Council is looking for the Town of Grand Coulee citizens thoughts on services and activities in the town.
Please note that the survey closes May 31, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
Closed. Thank you for your participation!!!
RINK PARK CLOSURE!!
The rink park will be closed weekdays until 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday’s will be open.
However, please stay out of all marked construction areas at all times.
Also, please be aware that construction may be happening on Saturday’s and if so the park will be closed.
Your safety is our top priority
Thank you or your patience and cooperation during construction.
- 01-2023 Base Tax Bylaw
- 02-2023 Mill Rate Bylaw
- 03-2023 Mill Rate Factor Bylaw
The second and third readings will be given at the February 14, 2023, meeting at the town hall.
Residents are welcome to attend any and all Council meetings.
SKATING RINK IS NOW OPEN!!!
Rural Break and Enters – Detachments in the Regina area
In the last few weeks there has been an increase in break and enters in the White Butte, Southey, Milestone, Lumsden and Moose Jaw Detachment. These break and enters have occurred at all times of the day, with 8-9 am and 10 pm to 12 am being the most common times for ones in rural areas and the overnight hours in the towns and villages.
In response to the increase in break and enters a task force has been created with the affected detachments and the Regina Police Service. Extra patrols (both day and night) have been implemented to patrol the areas and stop vehicles in the area in order to bolster our presence. Coordination with Regina Police will help identify target vehicles and information can be shared between both agencies in the event target vehicles are located.
I would ask that if ratepayers see anything suspicious, experience a break and enter, and/or have any video/security camera footage of suspicious activity to report it to the White Butte RCMP or their police of jurisdiction as soon as possible. I would further direct ratepayers to NOT engage with these people and to call police from a safe distance. The call takers will ask for a vehicle description and other information such as how many people did they see, clothing description and license plate information.
GRAND COULEE RECREATION BOARD
Are you interested in joining the Grand Coulee Recreation Board! If you love your community and would like to help promote activities and health in your community then this is the opportunity for you! The Grand Coulee Recreation Board is currently looking to fill all board member positions. Please contact the town office to inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-352-8694.
Proposed Water Rate Bylaw changes
At December 13, 2022 Regular Meeting the proposed 9-2022 Water Rate Bylaw will be given second and third readings.
- Changes proposed are to Section 3. a), b), & C
- Amended Infrastructure fee and Base rate in Schedule D
- And the removal of the Monthly Sewer Debt Fee
Please click the link to see the proposed bylaw 9-2022 Water Rate Bylaw
Find out what steps the Town is taking to protect residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and get links to Provincial and Federal resources relating to the virus.
Grand Coulee is a bedroom community located approximately 10 minutes west of Regina. Due to its proximity to the City, Grand Coulee has become an ideal residential haven. Grand Coulee prides itself in being extremely community orientated and “small town” friendly.
Grand Coulee has an elementary school, Stewart Nicks, that goes from K-8. For more information on high school options please contact the Prairie Valley School Division. As well, Grand Coulee is now offering Pre-School for children between the ages of 3-5. In addition to the school, Grand Coulee also has its own United Church, which runs regular Sunday services.
The Recreation Board has taken a very active role in the community. Their mission is to “provide a broad spectrum of sports, recreation and cultural activities for all people of Grand Coulee and surrounding area”. They are constantly organizing events that involve the entire community and bring a sense of pride with it.
Please have a look at the website, take a drive out or phone to see if this is the right place for you