500 Environmental Health Services

500-1 Public Wells

 

  • The municipality owns and operates a community well-located SE-2-15-20-W3M.

  • Water quality is monitored quarterly or more frequently if necessary.

  • Well access is restricted to domestic use. Not for industrial use.

  • The restricted access serves as protection to the user and the integrity of the well.

  • Access is monitored and restriction is maintained through the issue of a numbered key for a fee of $100.00 for one year or $25.00 per quarter. See Bylaw 20-92.

  • Bylaw 19-92 regulates key holders loading responsibilities.

 

500-1.5 Tank Loading Facility - Gull Lake

 

The rural municipalities of Gull Lake No. 139, Carmichael No. 109 and the Village of Tompkins jointly developed a community well on the SE-9-13-21-W3M and constructed a 20,000 gallon reservoir and Tank loading facility located in the Village of Tompkins to service the rural residents and increase water capacity for the village.

The project was funded 15% by municipalities and 85% through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program.

The Village of Tompkins administers the facility through a trust account with an annual statement of all expenditures and revenues being submitted to each partner municipality as of December 31st each year.

 

 

500-2 Waste Disposal

 

The R.M. of Gull Lake has contributed to the capital costs of the Disposal sites and annual operating fee in the past through agreements, however these agreements are no longer in place and have been replaced with everyone being required to pay a tipping fee each time refuse deposits are made to the sites.

The Town of Gull Lake and the Village of Tompkins own and manage the waste disposal sites as follows:

  • The Gull Lake Site is located SE-18-13-18-W3M

  • The Tompkins Site is located SW-11-13-21-W3M

  • There is a tipping fee charged to users of the site, and residents of the rural municipality may use the sites when open and paying the tipping fee.

  • The municipality contracts with Waste Management for a container pickup at the shop at a annual cost of $450.

 

500-3 Weed Control

 

The municipality may provide a licenced applicator when available and chemical herbicide for application on specific species of noxious weeds under the Noxious Weed Act and approved by council.

The land owner and the municipality shall share at the rate of 50% the wages and chemical costs for each chemical application.

The municipality shall be responsible for the cost of the fuel and equipment.

In the event that the owner does not pay the invoiced 50% cost by December 31 of the year in which work was done, it shall be deemed custom work and the amount outstanding shall be added to the property tax account and form part of the tax arrears.  

 

 

500-3.1 Leafy Spurge

 

The municipality may provide a licenced applicator when available and chemical herbicide for application on specific species of noxious weeds under the Noxious Weed Act and approved by council.

The land owner and the municipality shall share at the rate of 50% the wages and chemical costs for each chemical application.

The municipality shall be responsible for the cost of the fuel and equipment.

In the event that the owner does not pay the invoiced 50% cost by December 31 of the year in which work was done, it shall be deemed custom work and the amount outstanding shall be added to the property tax account and form part of the tax arrears.