Gene Whitehead the current EMO Co-ordinator is retiring and moving to Alberta at the end of June. Gene has resigned as the EMO Co-ordinator as of May 31, 2018.
The village is looking for 2-3 individuals to serve as an EMO Co-ordinator Leadership Team. Training is provided by the Office of Saskatchewan Fire and Public Safety. Anyone interested can contact Gene Whitehead at 306-252-2245
On any block and in any neighbourhood, it only takes one house that is harbouring illegal activities to undermine the safety of all residents of that community and affect the property values throughout that neighbourhood.
The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act is intended to empower residents to take back their neighbourhoods by reporting problem residences or businesses that are habitually used for illegal activities. These activities could include drugs, prostitution, gang or criminal activities, child sexual abuse or the unlawful sale or consumption of alcohol. (See Link)
Change in Recycling
Due to changes in the recycling program Loraas is no longer accepting plastic film products. Plastic film includes: plastic grocery bags, ziploc bags, saran wrap, plastic garbage bags, bread bags or bubble wrap. There is one exception: all shredded paper must be in a plastic bag and tied. No glass is accepted in recycle bins outside the city of Saskatoon.
The Village of Kenaston has bylaws in place to maintain the integrity, onus of liability, and structure within the Village. Examples of these Bylaws include the Animal Bylaw (licensing your pet), the Building Bylaw (Building Inspector), the Water and Sewer Bylaw (payment of water & sewer), the Nuisance Bylaw (which includes yard maintenance) and the ATV Bylaw (helmet use/rules of the road).
Village Council has discussed hiring a Bylaw Enforcement Officer to enforce the bylaws of the Village. A Bylaw Enforcement Officer would contact residents regarding non-compliance to our bylaws and issue the fines accordingly. The Village Council would prefer that residents voluntarily follow the bylaws, but will review this option at the next couple of council meetings and make a decision in the future.
The Village of Kenaston Dump
Dump hours for May – August
Dave Osachuk will be at the dump during these times only. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 306-252-2211 during regular business hours.
Please watch the website for any updates to hours at the dump or contact the Village office at 306-252-2211.
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SUMMER STUDENT FOR VILLAGE OF KENASTON
The Village of Kenaston is now looking to hire a summer student. The successful summer student would be working with Municipal staff at the campground, all village property and municipal parks. Duties would include grass cutting, painting, maintenance etc.
Some office work may be required to help accommodate full time staff holidays.
If village maintenance staff feels the successful applicant is capable, the summer student may acquire a working knowledge of the municipal water treatment facility, learning how to do daily readings and chemical analysis as well as filter media backwash. The summer student may also learn how to operate various types of municipal equipment including, bi-directional loader and road grader. Reading household and business water meters will also be done by the summer student. Other reasonable duties may also be asked of the applicant.
As the student develops he/she will be offered more freedom to make decisions, but they will still be supervised and monitored for their safety.
The training and safety of the student will be promoted.
The Village of Kenaston is an equal opportunity employer and considers any application received. Please drop off resumes at the village office or mail resumes to Box 129, Kenaston, SK S0G 2N0 by May 22, 2018.
Thank you for your consideration of this application.
Crime Prevention Program
Dundurn is in the process of starting a Crime Prevention Program and is looking for representatives from the Village of Kenaston or R.M. of McCraney that would join their meetings in order to provide this program in Kenaston.
If anyone is interested in more information, please call John Barry at (306) 492-2384.
Thanks, Carman Fowler Administrator