SaskTel Internet Proposal:
Council considered the results of the survey, results of their own research and results of feedback from ratepayers into account and voted to proceed with the proposal for Emma, Christopher and Anglin
Lakes. Next steps are to establish Emma and Christopher Lakes as an Additional Service Area and arrange for a public meeting before a bylaw can be considered. A letter will go out by the end of November to those
ratepayers impacted. The letter will outline the payment options and timelines for the levy and SaskTel work.
Sasktel has advised that the work to install cabinets and upgrades for the installation of the DSL lines is the only contribution that will be required in order for the District to then be part of the SaskTel Provincial Network. When this network is upgraded to fibre optics, the District will be included in that upgrade at no additional cost. SaskTel has also advised that the infrastructure speeds will be increased within a year. The increase would be to 50 Mbps/10 Mbps. SaskTel Max Stream will be available to District subscribers at start up as well.
Bylaw No. 16-2020 and 17-2020 to Permit Camper Use as additional living space:
Council read Bylaw No. 16-2020 which is a bylaw to permit use of campers on all residential lots with the exception of Elk Ridge and Sunnyside Co-op. The Bylaw provides that an owner may occupy one camper
unit between May 15 and October 15 and store it the balance of the year. In addition, the bylaw provides for one additional camper unit to be placed and occupied for periods not exceeding 30 days.
Council also read Bylaw No. 17-2020 which removed the provision in the Zoning Bylaw that campers can only be occupied in campgrounds. Currently campers may be stored but not occupied on any lots
outside of campgrounds.
Prior to these bylaws being given 2nd and 3rd reading, a Public Hearing will be held in the Spring of 2021.
The District COVID measures will continue with:
- Limited opening of the office to the public in compliance with provincial guidelines around social distancing and cleaning.
- Electronic communications and scheduled appointments where possible.
- Mandatory Masks within District Buildings effective November 18 (Province of Saskatchewan then made masks mandatory effective November 19.
- Monitoring and adhering to provincial guidelines regarding social distancing, group gathering restrictions, and restricting access to public facilities.
Public Hearing and Delegations – None.
Reports, Discussion and Actions:
Public Works: Emma Lake transfer station has been moved to the Municipal Shop (first building on the left when you turn off Highway #265 to the old landfill. Emma Lake transfer station is accepting sorted materials at no charge for District Ratepayers (at the discretion of the transfer station attendant); open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9am – 4pm (effective November 1).
2021 Council meeting schedule was set.
Statutory holiday transfer station closures were approved for Christmas Day, New Years Day, Family Day and Good Friday. The transfer station will be open on Boxing Day.
Protective Services: October statistical report, provincial and inter-agency updates.
Building / Development: October and November permit reports.
- a subdivision of one lot into two lots at Christopher Lake (Spruce Point) was approved; and o a request to establish a 96 foot communication tower for personal use at Emma Lake (Neis Beach) was denied.
- Administrator’s report included the Action / Motion item report and the Dock Policy and Bylaw that were deferred from the October meeting. Anglin Lake Additional Service Area: Council approved Bylaw 15-2020 to establish Anglin Lake as an Additional Service Area in order to proceed with the SaskTel Internet Proposal.
Other matters of business:
- Received communications: SAKAW Engagement Opportunities and Annual Report of Forest Management Plan Strategies.
- Extended deferral of consideration of options to address requests from property owners in the AN 109 Anglin Lake assessment category.
- Donations to the Christopher Lake Legion and the Lakeland Snowmobile Club were approved.
- Ratepayer concerns consisted primarily of trees, roads and snow removal.
Comments or concerns should be submitted through the Council office (306.982.2010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org). They are reviewed by staff on a regular basis, and monthly by Council.