Town of Grand Coulee

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Road Work Update

Starting June 8th, reclaim will be applied as needed to Samantha Street, Corbin Bay, Brayden Bay, Blair Street, and Wilfred Street. Oiling on those streets will be done June 10th or 12th, depending on the weather. 

Please ensure your vehicles are moved off the street during this time and try to avoid driving on them immediately following the oil application.

Traffic may experience minor delays over the duration of the project. Speed may be reduced in the construction zone. As well, traffic may be restricted to local traffic only (no thru traffic). We encourage you to use an alternate route if possible.

Motorists are advised to obey all signs and to exercise extreme caution when travelling through the site and near crews and equipment.

Fire Ban In Effect

FIRE BAN EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

A complete fire ban is in effect for the Town of Grand Coulee. This includes all fires that have the potential to create sparks including, but not limited to: controlled burns, campfires/recreational fires, fire pits, fire rings, burning barrels, etc.
Allowed: charcoal briquette, propane and natural gas BBQ’s and CSA approved propane tables.
This ban will be in effect until further notice.

Coronavirus Information

The health and safety of residents and staff is very important to us. 

It is our desire to provide you with reliable information on the rapidly changing coronavirus COVID-19 event, precautions and closures.  We believe it is important that you receive factual information as it becomes available. The websites below provide reliable information and are updated regularly by the Provincial and Federal Authorities:

Federal Government Coronavirus Website

Provincial Government Coronavirus Website

Town Facilities

Effective until further notice, the Town Hall and skate shack are closed to the public. 

These efforts are being made to protect you and to increase the chances that the Town can continue to run smoothly. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will re-open as soon as it is recommended by the Province to do so.

Parks\Playgrounds

The Town would like to remind everyone that when enjoying the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, you should still practice social distancing and avoid group gatherings in parks and playgrounds.

According to Public Health Official guidelines, we need to avoid touching surfaces that people touch often such as playground equipment.

Always remember to wash your hands thoroughly to help prevent the spread of germs.

 

Utilities & Taxes

At the special council meeting held on March 24, 2020, in an effort to help alleviate some strain on community members, Council passed a motion to waive monthly interest on all past due utility accounts effective immediately and through to September 30, 2020. Regular monthly interest accrual of 2% will resume on October 1, 2020 for all outstanding balances at that time.

Additionally, as an additional measure of assisting residents, Council passed a motion to extend the 2020 property tax payment deadline to December 31, 2020. As a result, the October, November, and December interest charges of 1.5% are waived for the 2020 taxation year. Regular interest accrual for all outstanding property tax balances will resume January 1, 2021.

Regular payments can still be made via online banking, e-transfers, or by dropping a cheque in the mail slot at the town office. Cash will only be accepted if it is in a sealed envelope and has clear identification on it. 

Please call 306-352-8694 or email grandcoulee.cap@sasktel.net for all questions.

 

Spring Clean Up

Thanks to the new isolation standards, many of us have tackled our spring cleaning early. For those who haven’t, here is some additional motivation…

The Town will be bringing in 3 large Loraas bins for residents to use. The bins will be located near the mailboxes, at the Town shop, and on the east side at the end of Park/Maple Street.

Please ensure that all refuse is put inside the bins, anything left outside of the bins will NOT be collected. These bins are to be used by Grand Coulee residents only. Staff will be monitoring the bins. Anyone NOT from Town, who attempts to dispose of goods, will be asked to leave with their trash.

Construction Season is here!

As we get closer to summer, Town staff are busy coordinating the road work projects tentatively scheduled to start on June 1. Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates as we get closer to June. As always, please respect all signage and be safe around personnel and equipment.

Another exciting project that you will notice, is the recreational field construction. That project is in full swing starting May 4th and we are very excited to get it completed. Weather permitting, the construction should be done by June 10th. Stay tuned for updates!

ATVs in Town

We would like to remind everyone that the Town has an ATV Bylaw. Among other things, the Bylaw states that:

  • It shall be lawful for the driver to operate an all terrain vehicle from their place of residence or place of business to the closest point of exit and from the closest point of exit to their place of residence or place of business, taking the shortest route available. All drivers are reminded that they must follow the regulations as defined in the respectable Acts.
  • An all terrain vehicle may be operated between the hours of 7a.m. and 11p.m.
  • No person shall operate an all terrain vehicle at a speed greater than 20 km/hr

If you witness people operating ATVs unlawfully (whether local, provincial, or federal law), contact the RCMP.

What CAN BE recycled?

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic, the amount of “human bodily fluid contaminated items” received at recycling facilities in the province has grown by an estimate 20-50 per cent.

Residents are reminded to only put allowable recyclables in your blue bins. The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council has a recycling search engine where residents can find out where they can properly and safely recycle items including batteries, tires, power tools, and more. For more information on recycling services visit loraasdisposal.com/pages/single-stream-curbside-recycling.  

Community Garden Survey

Spring is in the air and Grand Coulee resident, Wade Sali, is looking for your Community Garden feedback. 

The purpose of this survey is to determine the interest in a community garden. Your answers will be used to decide whether a community garden would be embraced and supported by the community. All responses are confidential. If you have any questions please contact Wade Sali at wadesali@gmail.com.

Please take a minute and fill out his survey: gcgarden.ca