Rural Municipality of Biggar Saskatchewan.
Letter to My Ratepayers
How quickly we forget the long, bone-chilling nights and short, bitter days of winter when we see and hear the geese. They bring bright, sunny mornings with new energy and hope for the coming season. Everyone, suddenly, is busy and the RM follows suit with our road crew back on the job.
Derek Custer, our Foreman, heads the twelve-person team responsible for how wonderful the roads look. I would like to introduce them to you. We have Cliff Metz, our longest serving employee, John Hammond, our Pest Control Officer and Dave Bullock keeping Springwater beautiful. Bob Paules and Darrell Campbell, John Domes, Reazul Islam, Troy McCarty, Joel Hanson, Melissa Kowalchuk and Myron Dirksen complete our work crew team. Our Administrative Staff consists of Karen Macdonald andCharissa Redlich with our Administrator, Sandi Silvernagle, heading up the whole brigade, keeping everything running smoothly.
We are pleased to announce that Biggar and District Accounting Services, managed by hometown boy, Dylan Haynes and his wife, Amy Haynes will be renting space in the RM Building on 2nd Avenue West. Congratulations on your new business.
Council passed a motion to dig a well in Division 1 and that will happen this season. The water quality is excellent, and the well will be a huge asset to farmers in the area and helpful in case of fire.
As well as regular road maintenance and repair there are new road projects being decided on. Work was started last fall on the Oban\Whiteshore Road and will be completed this season. The equipmentyou see up and down our gravel roads, keeping them in beautiful shape are the graders - 2012 Volvo 976, a 2013 John Deere 870 GP, a 2019 CAT 140 M3 and a 2020 CAT 160 AWD. We have two, new Rhino Mowers 4155 and two, new Degelman side arms.
I want to welcome our new and very competent councillors to the table, Greg Mundt and Dale Thomson.
We are: Brad Poletz, Division 1, 306-948-6052 – Rob Danychuck, Division 2, 306-948-7228 – Dale Thomson, Division 3, 306-948-7717 – Barry Sagon, Division 4, 306-951-7413 – Greg Mundt, Division 5, 306-948-9458 - Brian Watson, Division 6, 306-948-7770 and Jeanne-Marie de Moissac, Reeve, 306-948-6567. Please feel free to call your Councillors or the office, 306-948-2422 with any concerns.
Before I close I want to pay tribute to Wes Goring. He was a man who cared deeply for his community, of fering his time and service for many years. He would have given anyone the shirt off his broad back. Wes Goring and his great, big heart will be sorely missed.
As you embark on another year planting, I wish you all the best of luck and timely rains. Please stay safe.
Jeanne-Marie de Moissac