News and Special Notices

***9-MONTH PRIMARY WEIGHTS*** -  AMENDED

All roads in the R.M. of Browning No. 34 (excluding exemptions listed in Bylaw 2017-5) are set as nine month primary weights, as set under Saskatchewan Vehicle Weights & Dimensions Regulations.  The NEW time frame (as set by Sask Highways) is
January 1 through March 15 and June 16 through December 31 of each year.
March 16 through to June 15  is secondary weights.

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MUNICIPAL DITCH MOWING & HAY SALVAGE (RM Road Ditches)

Any landowner that wishes to hay municipal road allowances adjacent to their land after July 1, please contact the R.M. office at 306-487-2444.

HIGHWAY DITCH MOWING & HAY SALVAGE

Priority for cutting and baling highway ditches is given to the adjacent landowner before July 8.  After July 8, anyone may salvage this material without contacting or getting the permission of the landowner, providing that salvage operations have not already begun. Non-adjacent landowners or lessees who want to harvest roadside hay prior to July 8 are encouraged to contact the landowner or lessee and make arrangements to become their designate. The hay must be cut at a uniform height leaving a neat appearance.  Bales of hay must be at least eight (8) metres from the edge of the shoulder of the highway.  All bales must be removed from the right-of-way by Aug 8.

Key Dates: July 8 – Prior to this date, a landowner or lessee nearest to a highway ditch has the first option to cut or bale hay.  After this date, anyone may cut and bale hay or grass in a highway ditch without getting the permission of the adjacent landowner, provided salvage operations haven’t begun. July 15 to October 15 – Ministry contractors will begin mowing a four-metre cut adjacent to the highway shoulder.  This progress will be dependent on the weather and ditch conditions. For more information, contact your nearest Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure office.  For the R.M. of Browning No. 34, this is the Carlyle office: 306-453-3453.

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EFFECTIVE MAY 10, 2017:  First Road Restriction Order 2017 is now rescinded.     NOTE:  This road has a permanent 13 tonne ban.

Please check our Policy page - Policy No. 400-17 for our Snow Removal Policy

REMINDER: The Council of the R.M. of Browning No. 34 would like to remind anyone who is clearing snow within the R.M. that there is to be ABSOLUTELY NO pushing of snow across the roads or pushing snow on the roads with blade or bucket. No snow is to be piled within 160 feet of the centerline of the road. If you are contracting anyone to blow or push snow, please inform your contractors. Thank you!

See Road Ban page for an updated Road Restriction Order

 

NOXIOUS WEEDS

Absinthe (Artemisia absinthium) is a noxious weed that is getting to be a problem.  It is a semi-woody, clump-forming perennial, native to parts of Europe and Asia, that resembles sage brush in appearance and odor. It is in the composite family but is most recognizable by its lacy, olive-green foliage covered with fine grey hairs. Most common on dry, open waste areas or overgrazed rangelands, but also present along roads and in pastures. Once this plant gets established in a pasture or range area, it is very difficult to remove and can have significant impacts on the quality of forage for wildlife and livestock.absinthe-2
Identification:
-Strong unpleasant odor, similar to sage but not as nice
-Stems and leaves are usually covered with silky gray hairs, especially when young
-May appear greener and less hairy in moist or shady sites
-Stems are grooved and branched above
-Grows in clusters of several upright stems from one large woodyabsinthe-1 taproot
-Plants are three to five feet tall, up to two feet wide
-Leaves are olive-green above, white below, covered with silky gray hairs, one to five inches long, divided one to two times and deeply lobed
-Leaves are spirally arranged on stem
-Flowers are small, yellowish, disc-shaped, nodding, and arranged in a leafy, spike like  panicle the top of the stems
-Lower stems and base of plant are often woody
-Flowers from July through September

If you have or see this weed, or for more information, please contact the R.M. office.  There are some chemicals that are eligible for re-imbursement through SARM.

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NEW NUMBER FOR CONTROLLED BURN NOTIFICATION

For residents of the R.M. of Browning No. 34 and those within the R.M. of Coalfields No. 4 and R.M. of Benson No. 35 that are within the fire response boundaries of Lampman Fire & Rescue, the phone number has changed for calling in your controlled burn.  The new number is 1-866-404-4911.  The Lampman Fire & Rescue boundaries are shown on the map on our “Map” page.  If you have any questions, please call the R.M. of Browning No. 34 office, 306-487-2444.

 

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