Welcome to RM of Biggar

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Rural Municipality of Biggar Saskatchewan.

Greetings from the RM of Biggar

Mostly years run together, one not really standing out from the other. This one will be remembered. I was walking south of Neola Lake, down the Crozier Road on Thanksgiving weekend with my Grandchildren and the Dust Devils on the lake were white, salty devils. They pretty much sum up the season.

With this year’s crop now in the bin, we can put our sites on next year in next year’s country. We learn how resilient Prairie people really are; those homesteading genes have been passed down intact. We know spring brings its own, hopeful energy.

Derek Custer, our Foreman, and his road crew had a busy season maintaining our main roads, the dry conditions presenting certain challenges, and widening backroads to allow for today’s large equipment.

The Oban/Whiteshore Road project has been completed and will be an important transportation link in Division Six. The total cost of this project was $325,763.85 and it was completely financed with a Gas Tax Fund. The well in Division One was drilled by All Out Drilling. It came in at a cost of $76,207.37 including wiring, land purchase and landscaping, the FOB and its hardware. We received $33,689.17 from a Farm and Ranch Program so the total cost to the RM was $42,518.20. The well is being well used and the water quality is excellent. In support of Biggar’s Revitalization Project, the RM has donated $17,361.14 from our Dedicated Lands Reserve Account, money set aside every year that may be used for recreation and tourism.

Next year’s projects will include a rebuild on Tower Road, repairing Palo Bridge and a signing off on our long-term debenture for the Diamond Lodge in August 2022.

With Covid rates so high in our Province it doesn’t look like we’ll be gathering any time soon for a ratepayer’s meal and meeting. Please feel free to call me 306-948-6567 or the RM Office 306-948-2422 with any cares or concerns.

This year will be remembered as the year we masked up against Covid and the drought. It will become part of our story. We will continue putting one foot in front of the other with the hardiness and perseverance of all Prairie People. I wish for all of you a healthy, cozy winter.

 

 

Jeanne-Marie de Moissac

Reeve in the RM of Biggar

Municipal Office – Visitor Guide

The Municipal Office has reopened to the public.

The Municipal Office has reopened to the public; physical distancing guidelines remain in place. We ask that you kindly wait outside if there are more than 2 visitors in the office when you arrive. We encourage ratepayers to use online banking, mailing cheques or dropping payments in the Drop Box located in the front porch of the municipal office. We encourage you to conduct business via phone or email whenever possible. Our staff will continue to monitor phone and email messages and return them in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience.

Municipal well (NE 10-35-17 W 3) has monitoring unit.

Please be advised that the municipal well located on the NE 10-35-17 W 3 has a monitoring unit installed. To access the water, a fob must be picked up at municipal office. The rates are as follows: Ratepayers - $3/1000 liters and Non-Ratepayers - $5/1000 liters. 

Community

Friendly reminder to refrain from using any town dumpsters!

Friendly reminder that ratepayers need to refrain from using any town dumpsters! The RM has come up with a temporary solution for the garbage issue. Ratepayers can now dispose their garbage in the back of the designated truck located at the RM shop. If you have any questions please contact the office at 306-948-2422. Thank you for your co-operation.

We Now Accept Online Payments

Pay your taxes or an invoice online.

To pay your taxes or an invoice online, simply visit Biggar and District Credit Union or Biggar Royal Bank websites and set up the Rural Municipality of Biggar as a Payee. See this link for the guide. This will give you the information you need to pay your taxes or bill with the RM. If you need assistance, please call the office at 306-948-2422.  More information here...

 

 

 

SNOW REMOVAL


To request snow removal from yard sites please call the R.M. office or go to the R.M. website: rmofbiggar.ca for a Snow Removal Agreement. A signed form must be completed by the landowner before the municipality will do any snow plowing.
306-948-2422
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