Christmas Tree Drop Off

It’s that time of year again.

The town has designated the lot beside the post office to recycle your Christmas tree, Please use the back alley to access the drop off location.

Statement from Premier Moe delivered in the Legislative Assembly – RE: Power Status

Statement from Premier Moe delivered in the Legislative Assembly:

Saskatchewan is currently experiencing widespread power outages throughout a significant portion of the province.

Crews are currently working to assess the extent of the outage, but what we can confirm is that Boundary Dam, Shand, and Poplar River all tripped this morning and require work to be restarted.

Additionally, the heavy frost we have experienced this past week is causing lines to fall and sag.

These lines are very dangerous.

Please be safe and stay at least 10 meters away.

Do not try to remove frost from the lines yourself.

Saskatchewan people can have every confidence that SaskPower is doing everything possible and deploying every possible resource to have power restored to all the parts of the province as soon as possible.

However, at this time, SaskPower is unable to provide any estimate of when power will be restored.

The power outages are currently affecting large parts of the City of Regina, and the Southeastern portion of the province extending up the east side of the province, wrapping around but not including Saskatoon.

The provincial government has enacted its emergency measures protocol.

And is working with communities to ensure the safety of all Saskatchewan residents.

The Ministry of Health is contacting all health facilities in affected areas to ensure our hospitals and long term care facilities have sufficient backup generation capacity.

Our Ministry of Government Relations is contacting affected communities to discuss plans for setting up emergency shelters, if necessary, in community facilities with access to power generation.

It is important to note that the extent of the power outage could grow…

And some areas that have had their power restored may have it go out again.

So Saskatchewan residents in affected areas should take the necessary steps to ensure their safety.

  • Never use gas generators, camping stoves or BBQ’s indoors. Keep them in well ventilated areas and do not use them to hear your home.
  • Conserve Water.
  • Avoid any unnecessary travel
  • If you need assistance contact your local municipality.
  • If you are experiencing an emergency situation call 911 immediately.

Also if your power is on, please make every effort to conserve electricity and prepare for the possibility you may lose power.

SaskPower officials and Emergency Measures and Fire Commissioner Duane McKay will be providing further information at a media briefing at 2 today.

If possible, resident should check SaskPower’s website and social media accounts throughout the day for updates.

Again, I want to emphasize that while this is a widespread and serious situation, SaskPower and the Government of Saskatchewan are taking every possible step to restore power and ensure the safety of Saskatchewan residents.

Street Sweeping

Street Sweeping

Street Sweeping will occur on Thursday July 26th, 2018.
Please keep your vehicles off of the streets on this day to make sure the front of your property gets cleaned.

July 26th, 2018

 

Town Sign Contest

WIN     WIN     WIN

The Town of Birch Hills is having a contest —

FIRST PRIZE – $200.00
1st Runnerup – $100.00
2nd Runnerup – $50.00

We have all seen and admired the signs that towns and cities are putting up to announce and promote themselves.  Some are truly amazing…real works of art!

Well, Birch Hills’ existing sign along the highway is due for a major upgrade and we would like your ideas, contributions, drawings and/or designs.  you can incorporate existing town themes or come up with something brand new.  Your ideas can use rocks, wood, lights, vinyl, brick, or anything else you can think of.  The shape is up to you but your design will need to lend itself to a size large enough to be easily read by passing traffic.

This contest is open to people of all ages and walks of life.  Put on your thinking caps.  We can hardly wait to see what you come up with.  This will be an exciting project for all of us!

Please present your ideas by June 30, 2018 to one of the following:

  1. Drop off at Birch Hills Town Office, 126 McCallum Avenue
  2. Mail to Town of Birch Hills, Box 206, Birch Hills, SK, S0J 0G0
  3. Email to birchhills.town@sasktel.net

Note:  upon receipt, submissions become the sole property of the Town of Birch Hills.

Thank you!

A Message From Birch Hills Mayor and Council

Just a friendly but concerned request to those who may find themselves driving a little fast on our newly paved streets:  be aware that our children are drawn to those same streets so please slow down.

And to the parents of children who love to play on our streets:  please discuss with your children the fact that streets are a dangerous place to play, but if they insist on playing there, to be aware of and respect the traffic and to move will out of the way as vehicles approach and pass by.

In this regard, Birch Hills has signs on order, which will be put in place upon receipt.

Thank you.

Street Sweeping

Street Sweeping

Street Sweeping will occur on Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th.
Please keep your vehicles off of the streets on those days to make sure the front of your property gets cleaned.

May 15th & 16th

Poplar Subdivision Local Improvement

Poplar Subdivision Local Improvement

REMINDER — Prepayments for your Local Improvement must be paid by May 4th, 2018, otherwise you are bound to annual payments, that includes interest, as a local improvement special levy on your annual tax notice.

If you choose to prepay your local improvement, you must have it prepaid at the town office by 4:00 pm on May 4th, 2018.  The office accepts cash, cheque, debit, credit, internet banking, and e-transfers.

Driveway Paving

If anyone within the Town of Birch Hills is interested in getting their driveway paved please let the Town Office know as soon as possible.  You will receive a quote before any work will be done.  This is not part of the local improvement and the invoice will be made out to the homeowner.  Thank You.

Fill Dirt – available for sale

The Town of Birch Hills will have some excess clay and dirt from our local improvement project.

If you are interested in some fill dirt, the Town will have some available for sale at $1.00/yard, sold in engineered measured, truck load quantities only.

Please let the Town Office know if you are interested.

Public Information Night

Proposed Poplar Local Improvement Project

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
at the Birch Hills Civic Centre

Members of Council and our Municipal Engineers
will be in attendance.  There will be discussions
regarding the scope of the project and a period
to ask any related questions

All community members are welcome and
encouraged to attend.

Launch of our New Town Website!!

The Town of Birch Hills website requires continuous updating in order to stay current and relevant.  Please let us know if there is anything we have missed or if there is anything out of date.  Your help is appreciated.
We hope everyone finds the new site useful, informative, and user friendly.
We also welcome all feedback and ideas and will be continuously looking for updated picture of Birch Hills.
Hope you enjoy!

2016 Municipal Election Results

Town of Birch Hills 2016 Municipal Election Results.

Mayor
PRATT, Dale…………………..181
WOJCICHOWSKY, Randy (defeated)….166
BZDEL, Alan (defeated)…………42

Councillor
STUBBS, Owen………………….319
EVANS, Barry………………….293
ROLFES, Sharon………………..280
HERD, John……………………268
MATHESON, Keith……………….268
TWETEN, Graham………………..266
BRAATEN, Dean (defeated)……….252