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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD IN

THE VILLAGE OF MACOUN

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD IN THE MACOUN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Tuesday October 11, 2022

Mayor Suzanne Kuchinka Councillor Vince Martin Councillor Frank Schaefer

Councillor Dave Schindel Councillor Judy Sovdi CAO Carmen Dodd-Vicary

1. Call to Order:

Mayor Kuchinka called the meeting to order at 7:01pm.

2. Adoption of Agenda:

MOTION 2022/206 by Kuchinka THAT, the agenda is approved with the following adjustments. Seconded by Schaefer.

CARRIED

Addition of discussion over snow fence added to New Business and TABLE Delegation Grant Dube until November 2022

meeting.

3. Delegations:

TABLE Grant Dube until November meeting.

Discussion was held with the Village Foreman as he presented his quarterly report to Council for maintenance, water

and wastewater.

4. Approval of Minutes and Bills to be Paid:

MOTION 2022/207 by Kuchinka THAT, the September 13 & 20, 2022 meeting minutes be approved as presented as well

the bills to be paid in the amount of $60,707.20 are approved for payment. Seconded by Sovdi. CARRIED

5. Policies and Bylaws:

MOTION 2022/208 by Sovdi THAT, Boulevard Policy be TABLED until necessary. Seconded by Martin. CARRIED

MOTION 2022/209 by Kuchinka THAT, 1st reading of Bylaw No. 02.22 Parks and Recreation Bylaw be accepted as amended.

Seconded by Sovdi. CARRIED

6. Unfinished Business:

MOTION 2022/210 by Kuchinka THAT, Council is happy with the flower garden space in front of the Village office.

Seconded by Sovdi. CARRIED

TABLE dugout repairs until November meeting.

TABLE New Office Computer until November meeting.

TABLE Community meeting discussion items for price quotes.

TABLE EMO updates for monthly meetings.

MOTION 2022/211 by Kuchinka THAT, Council approve writing off utility accounts 01290000, 00610000 and 00990020 for

a total balance of $6,922.94 as uncollectable debt and all future utility arrears will be transferred to the property tax roll at

year end as per Bylaw No. 4.14. Seconded by Martin. CARRIED

7. New Business:

MOTION 2022/212 by Schaefer THAT, Council accept the September Bylaw Enforcement Report as presented. Seconded

by Schindel. CARRIED

MOTION 2022/213 by Kuchinka THAT, Virginia Shepley has been appointed as licensed building official by the Council of

the Village of Macoun. Seconded by Sovdi. CARRIED

TABLE Fire Department for discussion after advertising for positions has closed.

MOTION 2022/214 by Kuchinka THAT, the Village work with MPE Engineering to apply for the current intake of the ICIP

grant application for stormwater ditching and culvert replacement. Seconded by Schaefer. CARRIED

MOTION 2022/215 by Kuchinka THAT, CAO draft a letter to the Macoun Parks and Rec Board requesting use of the snow

fence that was donated to the Rec Board for the winter months. If approved by the Rec Board, have Foreman install near

the dugout located on Block 10. Seconded by Schindel. CARRIED

8. Correspondence:

MOTION 2022/216 by Kuchinka THAT, Village leave land classification as residential assessment on Parcel of land on the

north end of Appleton Ave, CAO to send a letter to the land owner advising of Council’s decision. Seconded by Sovdi.

CARRIED

TABLE Wastewater Disposal matter until further information can be gathered.

MOTION 2022/217 by Kuchinka THAT, the Village will not donate to the Royal Canadian Legion in 2022. Seconded by

Sovdi. CARRIED

9. Adjournment:

MOTION 2022/218 by Kuchinka THAT, meeting is adjourned at 9:11pm.

Bylaws and Policies

The Village of Macoun has a number of Policies

and Bylaws that were developed by Council over time.

These regulations were created to address matters of the

community that at one time or another caused concern

and needed a more permanent way to address them. New Bylaws will be displayed below as well as the Bylaw listing.

BYLAW NO. 1-21

A Bylaw of the Village of Macoun for Licensing Dogs and Cats and Regulating

and Controlling Persons Owning or Harboring Pets

The Council of the Village of Macoun enacts as follows:

1) For the purposes of this Bylaw:

(a) “Pet” means any domesticated or tamed animal kept primarily for a person’s company or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock or a laboratory animal and cared for affectionately;

(b) "Dog" or "Cat" includes all species of the animals commonly known as dogs or cats, male or female, spayed or neutered and of every breed or classification or mixture of breeds;

(c) "License Year" means the period from January 1 to December 31 of the same year, both dates inclusive;

(d) "Judge" means a judge of the Provincial Court;

(e) "Treasurer" means the Village Administrator of the Village of Macoun;

(f) "Owner" means any person or persons, partnership, association or corporation owning, possessing, harboring, having charge of or control over any pet, and includes a keeper of a pet;

(g) "Running at Large" means off the premises of the owner when not on a leash held by a person able to control the pet.

2) No dog or cat under the age of six months shall require a license.

3) The annual license fee charged for dogs or cats owned, possessed or harbored by any person while residing in the Village of Macoun, excepting seeing eye dogs, shall be in accordance with the schedule of fees prescribed in Schedule "A" attached to this Bylaw;

4) The owner of every dog or cat shall apply to the Treasurer on or before January 31 of each year for a license to keep such dog or cat within the Village, upon receipt of payment in full, the Treasurer shall issue a license and a tag, when required, for each dog or cat owned by the owner.

5) Every applicant for license for a spayed or neutered dog or cat, shall produce to the Treasurer, at the time of making application, a certificate of a Veterinary Surgeon, that such dog or cat has been spayed or neutered.

6) All license fees to be paid under this Bylaw shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Village, located at the Village Office, 454 Appleton Ave.

7) (a) No owner shall permit any pet to be running at large in the Village of Macoun;

(b) No owner or other person shall use a leash greater than two (2) meters in length on a pet, when such pet is off the premises of the owner, and where a leash greater than two (2) meters in length is used by the owner or any other person, the pet shall be deemed to be running at large. If a retractable leash is used on your dog or cat, you must be able to maintain no greater than a (2) meter length.

(c) If an owner or other person uses a tether long enough that a pet can step off the property boundaries of the owner, the pet shall be deemed to be running at large.

8) No owner or keeper of a dog or cat shall permit their dog or cat on any school grounds, playground or posted area, except when using the dog in question for a guide or "seeing- eye" dog.

9) (a) If a pet defecates on any public or private property, other than the property of its owner, the owner or keeper shall cause such defecation to be removed immediately. If the owner of a pet fails to remove such defecation immediately, the owner shall be in violation of this Bylaw.

(b) Section 9(a) shall not apply to an owner who is a blind person and who is using the dog in question for a guide or "seeing-eye" dog.

10) No owner or keeper shall permit his pet to damage public or private property.

11) Any person teasing, enticing, baiting, poisoning or throwing objects at a pet, within Village limits, shall be in violation of this Bylaw.

12) (a) Any owner whose pet chases any pedestrian, vehicle or any other animal, bitten, attempted to bite, attacked, growled, killed or destroyed any person or any animal in the Village of Macoun, whether on or off leash, is guilty of an offense and liable on summary conviction to the penalties prescribed by this Bylaw.

(b) If a person is convicted of an offense under Section 12(a) of this Bylaw and it appears to the Judge or Justice of the Peace hearing the complaint that the pet is dangerous, the Judge or Justice of the Peace may make an order:

i) directing that the pet be kept by the owner or keeper under proper control; or

ii) directing that the pet be destroyed; or

iii) when a Judge or Justice of the Peace orders that pet be destroyed, he may, by the same order direct the appropriate authority to destroy the pet; in addition to assessing any fine upon conviction.

13) Notwithstanding Section 12 of this Bylaw, where any pet is suspected of having rabies, such pet shall not be killed but shall be secured and isolated for ten days and the matter immediately reported to a Medical Health Officer whose instructions shall be carried out.

14) No owner of a pet shall permit his pet to become a nuisance by barking or howling or emitting other animal sounds outside of the home.

15) (a) Any owner of a dog or cat that has not registered their dog or cat and contravenes any provisions in this bylaw shall receive a fine, no warning will be issued.

(b) Any owner of a dog or cat that has registered their dog or cat and contravenes any provisions of this bylaw shall receive a warning for the first offence and a ticket for any offense thereafter of the same contravention.

(c) Any owner of a pet, other than a dog or cat, that contravenes any provision of this bylaw shall receive a warning for the first offence and a ticket for any offense thereafter of the same contravention.

16) Any owner of a pet within Village limits, who’s pet contravenes a provision of this bylaw, will receive all warnings or tickets issued regardless of whether the owner was present during the contravention of the bylaw.

17) No person is authorized to set up traps within Village limits for the purpose of trapping animals, expect for Village employees.  Omit as per Motion 2021/145

18) Bylaw No. 5-13 is hereby repealed.


Schedule "A" to Bylaw No. 1-21

Dogs and Cats License Fee

1) All dogs and cats $10.00 / annually

2) All dogs and cats not spayed/neutered $50.00 / first time fee

3) Late payment of license fee $2.50 / per month late

Schedule "B" to Bylaw No. 1-21

The penalty for a person who has contravened the provisions of Sections 7(a)(b)(c), 8, 9(a), 10, 12(a), 14 and 17 shall be:

$300.00 for the first offence

$600.00 for the second offence

$900.00 for the third offence

$900.00 for every recurring offence

A $100.00 discount will be deducted off the penalty fine for a first offense only, if the dog or cat is registered prior to any contravention of Bylaw No. 1-21.

The penalty for a person who contravened the provision of Section 11 shall be:

$500.00 for the first and every recurring offence

BYLAW 8.21

A BYLAW OF THE VILLAGE OF MACOUN IN THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN

TO REGULATE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Council of the Village of Macoun in the Province of Saskatchewan enacts as follows:


SHORT TITLE

1. This bylaw may be cited as the Building Bylaw.

INTERPRETATION/ LEGISLATION

2. (1) “Act means The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act being Chapter U-1.2 of the Statutes of Saskatchewan, 1983-84 and amendments, the new Construction Codes Act (CCA) and equivalent Acts.

(2) “Administrative Requirements” means The Administrative Requirements for Use with the National Building Code.

(3) “Authorized representative” means a building official appointed by the local authority pursuant to subsection 5(4) of the Act or the municipals official.

(4) “Local authority” means the Village of Macoun.

(5) “Regulations” means regulations made pursuant to the Act.

(6) “Deck” means an open structure used as an extension to the interior of a dwelling with or without direct access from the principal dwelling to the ground, constructed 24 inches or higher above-grade with a foundation as per The National Building Code to hold it erect and attached to or abutting a dwelling. Shall not include a landing.

(7) “Landing” means an open structure used as an extension to the interior of a dwelling with direct access from the principal dwelling to the ground, constructed no more than 24 inches above-grade with a foundation as per The National Building Code to hold it erect and attached to or abutting a dwelling. Shall not include a deck.

(8) “Moved-in-Home” means a single-family dwelling that was constructed on another site and was not originally intended to be portable. This does not include a ready-to-move (RTM) home, manufactured home or a mobile home.

(9) Definitions contained in the Act and Regulations shall apply in this bylaw.

SCOPE OF THE BYLAW

3. (1) This bylaw applies to matters governed by the Act and the Regulations, including the National Building Code of Canada, the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings and the Administrative Requirements.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection 3(1), references and requirements in the Administrative Requirements respecting matters regulated by the Act and Regulations shall apply.

GENERAL

4. (1) A permit is required whenever work is to be undertaken that is regulated by the Act and Regulations. This includes work undertaken to erect, move, place, construct, alter, reconstruct, repair, renovate, demolish, remove or occupy a building.

(a) A building permit is required for accessory building and decks.

(b) Exemptions: Notwithstanding clause 4(1)(a), the following are exempt from obtaining

building permits:

1. Cosmetic repairs and renovation which do not involve any structural alteration or additions to the superstructure.

2. Fences or landings erected on private property.

3. Any structure 100 square feet or smaller in dimension.

(2) No owner or owner's agent shall work or authorize work or allow work to proceed on a project for which a permit is required unless a valid permit exists for the work to be done.

(3) The granting of any permit that is authorized by this bylaw shall not:

(a) entitle the grantee, his successor or assigns, or anyone on his behalf to erect any building that fails to comply with the requirements of any building restriction agreement, bylaw, act and / or regulation affecting the site described in the permit, or

(b) make either the local authority or its authorized representative liable for damages or otherwise by reason of the fact that a building, the construction, erection, placement, alteration, repair, renovation demolition, relocation, removal, use or occupancy of which has been authorized by permit, does not comply with the requirements of any building restriction agreement bylaw and / or regulation affecting the site described in the permit.

(4) The building standards shall apply to all residences constructed, erected, placed, altered, repaired, renovated, relocated, used or occupied in the Village of Macoun.

(5) All buildings or mobile homes to be moved into the Village must first be approved by Council at a Council meeting.

(6) No person shall erect a dwelling in the Village of Macoun except in compliance with the site regulations set out herein;

(a) Minimum front yard from foundation to property line shall be four and a half (4 ½) meters;

(b) Minimum side yard from the foundation to adjacent property line shall be two (2) meters;

(c) Dwelling on corner Lot shall be four and a half (4 ½) meters from Foundation to both property lines;

(d) No part of any structure shall enter into any adjacent property line, including but not limited too; eaves, cantilevers, garage, shed, shops.

(e) These rules can be adjusted only with Council’s written approval.

(7) Notwithstanding the imposition of a penalty for violation of this bylaw, the Council may require the owner of any building erected contrary to the regulations herein to remove or demolish such building. If the owner fails to do so, Council may proceed to have removal or demolition carried out at the expense of the owner, cost of which will be added to the property taxes on the said land(s).

BUILDING PERMITS

5. (1) Every application for a permit to construct, erect, place, alter, repair, renovate or reconstruct a building shall be in Form A and shall be accompanied by two sets of the plans and specifications of the proposed building, except that when authorized by the local authority or its authorized representative plans and / or specifications need not be submitted. The building application may require, but shall not be limited to the following information:

(a) the legal and civic description of the land;

(b) the estimated value of construction;

(c) the size of the building;

(d) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the owner, contractor, architect and / or engineer.

(2) Except when authorized by the building official or the local authority, the following construction drawings shall be submitted at the time of application:

(a) two sets of construction drawing and specifications;

(b) a certified truss plan and layout for all roof truss systems and floor truss system;

(c) a site sketch indicating the distance between all property lines, existing and proposed buildings.

(d) stamped engineered drawings (where applicable)

(e) CSA stickers or equivalent (where applicable)

(3) If the work described in an application for building permit, to the best of the knowledge of the local authority or its authorized representative, complies with the requirements of the bylaw, the local authority upon receipt of the prescribed fee, shall issue a permit in Form B and return one set of submitted plans to the applicant.

(4) The local authority may, at its discretion, have plan review, inspection and other services for the purpose of enforcement of the Act and Regulations provided by building officials designated by the minister to assist the local authority pursuant to subsection 4(4) of the Act.

(5) The local authority may, at its discretion, have plan review, inspection and other services provided by a person, firm or corporation employed under contract to the local authority.

(6) All permits issued under this section expire:

(a) one year from the date of first issuance, or

(b) six months from the date of issue if work is not commenced within that period; or

(c) if work is suspended for a period of six months, except

(d) if work is suspended for a period of longer than six months by prior written agreement of the

local authority or its authorized representative.

(7) Approval in writing from the local authority or its authorized representative is required for any deviation, omission or revision to work for which a permit has been issued under this section.

(8) The permit fee for construction as per subsection 4(1) is based on the fee schedule in Appendix “A”

as attached. Updates to the fee schedule can occur through an agreed upon process without affecting this bylaw.

(9) The local authority may, at its discretion, rebate a portion of a permit fee where work is reduced in scope or discontinued, or where other exceptional circumstances occur.

BUILDING INSPECTIONS

6. (1) Pursuant to the Act, the building official may, at their discretion, inspect any building in the Village of Macoun at any time during any reasonable hour of the day.

(2) Inspections may include:

(a) Foundation Inspection

(b) Framing Inspection

(c) Final Inspection

(d) Basement development pre-inspection

(3) For all buildings requiring a permit, the owner or its authorized agent, shall be required to notify the building official at least 48 hours in advance of the following:

(a) when the foundation is ready to be poured

(b) when a superstructure is to be placed on the foundation

(c) when the building is ready for framing inspection prior to insulating

(d) when the building is substantially completed and prior to occupancy

(4) The building official may require additional inspections at any time throughout the construction projects. In the event that addition inspections are required as a result of faulty workmanship or an exceptional number of building deficiencies, or if the owner or the owner's agent has requested an additional inspection, the fees mentioned in subsection 5(8) and 5(9) shall apply.

(5) A building shall not be approved for occupancy until the local authority is satisfied that all outstanding infractions as noted on the building official’s final inspection report have been corrected at which time an Occupancy Certificate will be issued.

(6) An Occupancy Certificate will not be issued until all building and development fees are paid in full.

DEMOLITON OR REMOVAL PERMITS

7. (1) The fee for a permit to demolish or remove a building is based on the fee schedule in Appendix “A”, unless the Village of Macoun requires professional services.

(2) Every application for a permit to demolish or remove a building shall be in Form C.

(3) Where a building is to be demolished and / or removed and the local authority or its authorized representative is satisfied that there are no debts or taxes in arrears, or taxes outstanding with respect to the building or land on which the building is situated, the local authority, upon receipt of the fee and deposit prescribed, shall issue a permit for the removal in Form D

(4) All permits issued under this section expire six months from the date of issue except that a permit may be renewed for six months upon written application to the local authority.

(5) Any and all custom work to be completed on the land after demolition or removal, due to damage related to the demolition or removal, shall be at the cost of the property owner and applied to the property taxes associated with the land.

(6) It is hereby required that before filling in old basements, cisterns or wells, that all stones and cement be removed to prevent the harboring of snakes.

ENFORCEMENT OF BYLAW

8. (1) If any building or part thereof or addition thereto is constructed, erected, placed, altered, repaired, renovated or reconstructed in contravention of any provision of this bylaw, the local authority or its authorized representative may take any measures as permitted by Part V of the Act for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this bylaw including, but not limited to:

(a) entering a building,

(b) ordering a production of documents, tests, certificates, etc. relating to building,

(c) taking material samples,

(d) issuing notices to owners that order actions within a prescribed time,

(e) eliminated unsafe conditions,

(f) completing actions, upon an owner's non-compliance with an order, and adding the expenses incurred to the tax payable on the property, and

(g) obtaining restraining orders.

(2) If any building, or part thereof, is in an unsafe condition due to its faulty construction, dilapidated state, abandonment, open or unguarded condition or any other reason, the local authority or its authorized representative may take any measures allowed by subsection 8(1).

(3) The owner of a building for which a permit has been issued or for which actions are being taken in compliance with an order shall give notice in writing to the local authority as required in Section 17(2) of the Act including but not limited to:

(a) on start, progress and completion of construction,

(b) of change in ownership prior to completion of construction and

(c) of intended partial occupancy prior to completion of construction.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

9. (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the Regulations, an architect or professional engineer registered in the Province of Saskatchewan shall be engaged by the owner of assessment of design and inspection of construction or certification of a building or part of a building where required by the local authority or its authorized representative.

(2) An up-to-date plan or survey of the site described in a permit or permit application prepared by a registered land surveyor shall be submitted by the owner where required by the local authority or its authorized representative.

(3) It shall be the responsibility of the owner to ensure that change in proper lines and / or change in ground elevations will not bring the building or an adjacent building into contravention of this bylaw.

(4) It shall be the responsibility of the owner to arrange for all permits, inspections and certificates required by other applicable bylaws, acts and regulations.

(5) Every request by property owner to cancel a building permit shall be in Form E.

Penalty

10. (1) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this bylaw shall be liable to the penalties provided in Section 22 of the Act.

(2) Conviction of a person or corporation for breach of any provision of this bylaw shall not relieve him from compliance therewith.

11. Bylaw No. 67, 7/97, 13.13, 7.14 and 1.19 are hereby repealed.

Bylaw No. 12.21

A BYLAW OF THE VILLAGE OF MACOUN TO REGULATE THE TRAFFIC

AND USE OF STREETS WITHIN THE VILLAGE.


Bylaw No. 12.21

A BYLAW OF THE VILLAGE OF MACOUN TO REGULATE THE TRAFFIC

AND USE OF STREETS WITHIN THE VILLAGE.

The Council of the Village of Macoun, in the Province of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows:

1. Definitions under the Traffic Bylaw:

1.1 “Administrator” means the person appointed by Council as the Administrator;

1.2 “Dangerous Goods” means Dangerous Goods as ascribed in The Dangerous Goods Transportation

Act;

1.3 “Designated Officer” shall mean Council or Staff of the Village of Macoun, or any Peace Officer;

1.4 “Highway” means a highway defined in The Vehicles Act;

1.5 “Motor Vehicle” shall have the same meaning as that of The Saskatchewan Highway Traffic Act;

1.6 “Operator” means any person who drives or operates a vehicle upon any street in the Village of

Macoun;

1.7 “Pedestrian” means any person on foot or bicycle;

1.8 “Sidewalk” means that portion of the street set aside for the exclusive use of pedestrians;

1.9 “Traffic sign” shall mean all signs or signals and markings heretofore or hereafter placed or erected

for the purpose of regulating or directing traffic;

1.10 “Vehicle” shall have the same meaning as in The Saskatchewan Highway Traffic Act.

1.11 “Village” means the Village of Macoun;

1.12 “Water Hydrant” means a device connected to a water main which is used to assist in water

flushing.

2. Speed:

2.1 No person shall drive a vehicle at a greater rate of speed than 40 kilometres per hour in the Village

of Macoun.

2.2 No person shall drive a vehicle at a greater rate of speed than 30 kilometres per hour in designated

school zone areas in the Village of Macoun.

2.3 No person shall drive a commercial vehicle at a greater rate of speed than 30 kilometres per hour in

the Village of Macoun.

2.4 The provisions of this Section do not apply to a peace officer when engaged in the performance of

their duties.

2.5 Anyone violating the provisions of this section is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine as set out in

the Summary Offences Procedures Act of Saskatchewan.

3. Parking:

3.1 Parking shall have the same meaning as in The Saskatchewan Highway Traffic Act and shall be

regulated by the Council of the Village of Macoun. The effect of the said regulations so made

shall be posted by means of signs on and about the Village of Macoun directing the manner and

places of parking and directing the duration that such parking is allowed.

3.2 No operator shall park a vehicle in any of the following places:

a. In an alley;

b. In front of a private driveway;

c. Within an intersection;

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d. On a sidewalk;

e. Within 4.5 metres of the corner of a block at an intersection, except at alleys;

f. Within 4.5 metres of the driveway entrance to the fire hall / maintenance shop;

g. Within 4.5 metres of a water hydrant;

h. Within 1.5 metres of the entrance to an alley.

3.3 No operator of a vehicle shall park such vehicle at any place where traffic signs have been placed

prohibiting parking.

3.4 No operator of a vehicle shall park such vehicle at any place on any street for a period exceeding

24 hours continuously.

3.5 No person shall park any unlicensed vehicle upon any street.

3.6 No person shall park a vehicle on any street that interferes with the cleaning of the streets, grading

or snow removal. A designated officer may have such vehicle removed, and such removal shall

be at the expense and risk of the owner of the vehicle.

3.7 Any vehicle parked, placed, or left on any street contrary to subsection (3), (4) or (5) above, or

contrary to any traffic sign, may be removed by any designated officer or anyone appointed by

the designated officer and such removal shall be at the expense and risk of the owner of the

vehicle.

3.8 No person shall park on any street a vehicle displayed for sale.

3.9 No person shall park by driving a vehicle to the left of the centre of the main travelled portion of

the street.

3.10 No person other than the owner, occupant, licensee or permittee of a private parking place or of

private property, or a person duly authorized to do so by such owner, licensee or permittee,

shall cause any vehicle to be parked thereon.

3.11 Penalties for violating the provisions of this section will be assessed in accordance with the

general penalties section of this bylaw.

3.12 Parking of vehicles shall be permitted on the streets in the Village of Macoun as set out in

Schedule “D” attached hereto and forming part of this bylaw.

4. Weight of Vehicles:

4.1 No person shall park any vehicle having a manufactured rated capacity in excess of 1 tonne on any

street in the Village of Macoun, unless written approval is received from Council of the Village

of Macoun. School buses are exempt.

5. Heavy Vehicle Routes:

5.1 All streets in the Village of Macoun as set out in Schedule “C“ attached hereto and forming part of

this bylaw shall be known as the Heavy Vehicle Route and;

a. Are only accessible to operators travelling to access the fuel tanks at the Macoun Co-op gas

station located at 447 Appleton Ave; and

b. No operator of a heavy vehicle shall access Range Road 2102 north / south or Township

Road 44 east / west by travelling through the Village of Macoun on any street.

5.2 No person shall drive a heavy vehicle on any street or portion thereof in the Village of Macoun

except as set out in Schedule “C“ attached hereto and forming part of this bylaw.

5.3 This section shall not apply to any person operating a heavy vehicle owned or employed by the

village while actually in use in the service of the village.

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5.4 This section shall provide for heavy commercial and delivery trucks to make deliveries and pickups

within the Village of Macoun provided that where the location of such deliveries or pickups

within the Village of Macoun is;

a. On a heavy vehicle route, such heavy commercial and delivery trucks making such deliveries

or pickups shall remain on a heavy vehicle route at all times during the course of such

delivery or pickup; and

b. Not on a heavy vehicle route, such heavy commercial and delivery trucks making such

deliveries or pickups shall, during the course of such deliveries or pickups, remain on a

heavy vehicle route until arriving at the closest point on a heavy vehicle route to the

location of such delivery or pickup and thereafter, upon leaving the heavy vehicle route,

shall travel the shortest and most direct route to the location of such delivery or pickup and

upon completing such delivery or pickup shall travel the shortest and most direct route

from the location of such delivery or pickup to the closest point on a heavy vehicle route.

6. Vehicles Obstructing Traffic:

6.1 No person shall park any vehicle whether attended or unattended on a street or sidewalk in such a

manner as to interfere with the movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

6.2 Whenever a designated officer finds a vehicle on a street or sidewalk in contravention of the

provisions of this section he may remove the vehicle at the owner’s risk and expense, or require

the driver or operator or person in charge of the vehicle to move it.

7. Pedestrians:

7.1 Every pedestrian crossing a street at any point other than at an intersection crosswalk shall yield

the right-of-way to vehicles upon the street, provided that this provision shall not relieve the

operator of a vehicle from the duty to exercise due care for the safety of pedestrians.

8. Driving and Riding Animals:

8.1 Every person riding or driving an animal upon any street shall be subject to the provisions of this

bylaw applicable to the operator of any vehicle, except where those provisions which by their

very nature can have no application.

9. Refuse on Streets:

9.1 Every person who throws or deposits or causes to be deposited any scraps of metal, or any

rubbish, refuse, waste or litter upon any street or sidewalk is guilty of an offence and is liable to

a fine as set out in the general penalties section 94 of the Saskatchewan Highway Traffic Act.

10. Lawful Obstruction:

10.1 Any person who removes, defaces or in any manner interferes with any notice or obstruction

lawfully placed on any street or sidewalk is guilty of an offense.

11. Traffic Signs:

11.1 The Village Council may:

a. By bylaw authorize the erection of traffic signs, signal markings and devices in the Village of

Macoun as set out in Schedules “A”, ”B”, ”C”, ”D”,”E” attached hereto and forming part of

this bylaw.

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b. By bylaw authorize to abolish or remove any traffic sign, signal marking or device within the

Village of Macoun and at its discretion to substitute others in place thereof in accordance

with the intent and meaning of this section.

c. Every person who removes, defaces or in any manner interferes with any sign or

obstructions so lawfully placed is guilty of an offence.

12. Placing of Unlawful Signs:

12.1 No person shall place or cause to be placed, or maintain or display upon Village owned land any

sign, signal or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles a traffic sign or

signal, or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic or which hides from view any traffic

sign or signal so lawfully placed and any person doing so is guilty of an offence.

13. Driving on Sidewalks:

13.1 No person shall ride, drive or lead a horse or vehicle along or across any sidewalk except at

regular crossing places.

14. Vehicles Damaging Streets:

14.1 No person shall operate or drive on any street:

a. A vehicle having metal lugs or cleats projecting from the face of the wheels or tires thereof;

b. A vehicle having a caterpillar tread, unless the cleats or lugs have been removed therefrom

so as to leave a completely smooth surface to the tread thereof; or

c. A vehicle having rubber tires or rubber tracks, whether solid or pneumatic, unless such tires

or tracks are in place and in a condition as not to cause damage to streets.

15. Damage to Streets:

15.1 Any person who causes damage to any street shall be responsible for such damages and shall be

guilty of an offence.

16. Hedges and Trees:

16.1 The Village Council may on a report of a designated officer that a hedge, shrub or tree situated on

or near a street corner is dangerous to traffic, by resolution, order that such hedge, shrub or

tree be removed or lopped to such a height as it may direct at the expense and risk of the

owner.

17. Unnecessary Noise in a Public Place:

17.1 Every person who creates excessive or unusual noise in the operation of a vehicle in the Village of

Macoun is guilty of an offence whether or not the noise is caused by the mechanical state of

the vehicle or the manner in which the vehicle is operated and whether or not the vehicle is

stationary or moving at the time when the noise is created.

18. Authority of a designated officer:

18.1 The designated officer is authorized to direct all traffic in accordance with the provisions of this

bylaw or in emergencies as public safety or convenience may require, and no person shall

neglect or refuse to comply with any order, signal or direction of a designated officer.

18.2 The provisions of this section shall also apply to the parking of vehicles on any street in the Village

of Macoun.

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19. Carrying of Dangerous Goods in Bulk:

19.1 No person shall operate a vehicle transporting or designed for the transporting of Dangerous

Goods in bulk except while such vehicle:

a. Is making collection or delivery, provided that the operator proceeds by the most direct

route to or from the point of collection or delivery, as the case may be to or from the

nearest heavy truck route;

b. Is proceeding to and from a business for the purpose of repairs, servicing or refueling of

such a vehicle provided that the operator proceeds by the most direct route to or from the

business, as the case may be to or from the dangerous goods transportation route.

20. One-Way Street:

20.1 All motorists shall travel from east to west on Monroe Street from Breen Avenue to Appleton

Avenue in the School Zone.

21. Snow Removal:

21.1 Any person completing snow removal, other then Village personnel or any person hired by the

Village, must refrain from pushing snow off your own property onto other’s and into Village

roadways to prevent blocking natural waterways and washing out Village streets.

22. General Penalties Section:

22.1 Where any person commits or alleged to have committed an infraction of any of the provisions of

this bylaw the following procedure may be followed;

a. A notice in a form to be approved by the Village Council may be given to such person

requiring them to appear at the Village Office within thirty days from the date of the notice

and to pay to the Village Administrator the sum specified in Schedule “E” in lawful monies

of Canada, as penalty for the specific infraction described in such notice. Compliance with

such notice within the period of time prescribed therein shall relieve such person from

liability to prosecution in Provincial Court of Saskatchewan for noncompliance to the

infraction.

b. Any person who fails to comply with the given notice shall be liable to prosecution in the

Provincial Court of Saskatchewan as per the provisions of the Summary Offences Procedure

Act.

c. Non-compliance with any such notice shall not in any way effect or prejudice the right of

the person named therein to defend any charge which subsequently be laid against him in

respect to the infraction described in such notice.

d. The expenses and costs (including, without limitation, legal fees incurred by the

municipality) of an action or measure taken by a municipality pursuant to this section are an

amount owing to the municipality by the person who contravened the enactment or bylaw.

In the event that such offender neglects or refuses to pay such expenses and costs within 30

days of being notified of same, then the municipality may take any or all of the following

actions for the said unpaid expenses and costs:

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i. If the offender has real property within the municipality, Council may add the unpaid

expenses and costs to the tax roll of a parcel of land owned by the offender; and

ii. Bring civil action against the offender for the expenses and costs in a court of

competent jurisdiction for the Province of Saskatchewan.

23. Repeal of Former Bylaws:

23.1 Bylaw 12-13 is hereby repealed.

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VILLAGE OF MACOUN

BYLAW NO. 04.22

A BYLAW OF THE VILLAGE OF MACOUN, IN THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN, TO REGULATE AND CONTROL LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY WITHIN THE VILLAGE

VILLAGE OF MACOUN

BYLAW NO. 04.22

A BYLAW OF THE VILLAGE OF MACOUN, IN THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN, TO REGULATE AND CONTROL LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY WITHIN THE VILLAGE

The Council of the Village of Macoun in the Province of Saskatchewan enacts as follows:

1. DEFINITIONS:

1.1 In this Bylaw:

(a) Act-The Municipalities Act.

(b) Administrator-The person appointed as administrator pursuant section 111 of The Municipalities Act.

(c) Bylaw Enforcement Officer- The person or persons appointed or contracted by the Council of the Village of Macoun for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Bylaw.

(d) Chickens- A domesticated fowl that is kept for eggs or meat production or as a pet, but does not include a turkey, goose, duck, artificially reared grouse, partridge, quail, pheasant or ptarmigan.

(e) Council- The Mayor and Councillors of the Municipality elected pursuant to the provisions of The Municipalities Act.

(f) Hen- A domesticated female chicken.

(g)Municipality- The Village of Macoun.

(h) Owner-Includes:

A person, persons, partnership, association or corporation who keeps, possesses, harbours, or has care of or control of hens;

The person responsible for the custody of a minor where the minor is the owner of the hens.

(i) Person- Includes an individual(s), partnership, association, or corporation.

(j) Rooster- A domesticated male chicken.

(k) Running at Large- when a hen is beyond the boundaries of the land occupied by the owner, possessor, harbourer or keeper of the said hen, and is not under control by being:

Securely confined within an enclosure.

2. RESTRICTED ANIMALS:

2.1 That no person shall keep pigs at any time within the Village of Macoun.

2.2 That, no person shall keep horses or cattle at any time within the limits of the Village of Macoun.

3.URBAN HEN:

3.1 A person is entitled to keep Urban Hens on their property by first applying to the administration office by filling out Form “A” and paying the prescribed application fee as found in Schedule “A” which forms part of this Bylaw.

3.2 The following rules and regulations must be adhered to when keeping Urban Hens. The person must:

(a) Only have up to a maximum of five (5) hens on any parcel of land;

(b) Not have any roosters;

(c) Provide each hen with at least three feet squared of coop floor area;

(d) Provide at least 10 feet squared of covered outdoor enclosure;

(e) Provide and maintain a floor of any combination of vegetated or bare earth in each outdoor enclosure;

(f) Provide and maintain, in each coop, at least one perch for each hen, that is at least 15 cm (6 in) long, and one nest box;

(g) Adhere to the location and size of coops:

Coops need to be located at least 3 m (10ft) from rear and side lot lines.

Coops need to be located in rear yard of the lot.

Coops can be no more than 6ft in height.

Coops cannot occupy an area of land larger than 99 feet square.

(h) Provide each hen with food, water, shelter, light, and ventilation, heat in winter months, veterinary care, and opportunities for essential behaviors such as scratching, dust-bathing and roosting, all sufficient to maintain the hen in good health;

(i) Maintain each hen enclosure in good repair and sanitary condition, and to do the best of a person's ability, free from vermin and obnoxious smells and substances;

(j) Construct and maintain each hen enclosure to prevent any rodent from harbouring underneath or within it or within walls, and to prevent entrance by any other animal;

(k) Keep chicken-friendly food and water container in each coop;

(l) Keep each coop closed from sunset to sunrise;

(m) Remove leftover feed, trash and manure in a timely manner;

(n) Store manure within a fully enclosed structure, and store no more than three cubic feet of manure at a time;

(o) Remove all other manure not used for composting or fertilizing;

(p) Keep hens for personal use only, not sell eggs, manure, meat, or other products derived from hens;

4. RUNNING AT LARGE:

4.1 The owner of hens shall not at any time allow the hens to run at large within the Municipality.

4.2 When the hens are found to be running at large, its owner is deemed to have failed or refused to comply with the previsions of this Section.

5. GENERAL PENALTY:

5.1 A person who contravenes any provision of this Bylaw or neglects or refuses to comply therewith shall be guilty of an offence and liable upon summary conviction to a fine as outlined in the Village General Penalty Bylaw.

6. REPEAL OF BYLAW:

6.1 Bylaw No. 10.11 is hereby repealed.

7. COMING INTO FORCE:

7.1 This Bylaw shall come into force and take effect on the final date of passing by Council.

Village of Macoun

Bylaw No. 05.22

A BYLAW TO PROVIDE FOR RESTRICTING THE OPERATION

OF CERTIAN VEHICHLES ON ROADS.


The Council of the Village of Macoun in the Province of Saskatchewan enacts as follows:

1. In this Bylaw:

a) “Administrator” shall mean the administrator of the municipality;

b) “Council” shall mean the council of the municipality;

c) “Municipality” shall mean the Village of Macoun;

d) “Order” means an order issued by the road committee;

e) “Committee” means a road committee established in accordance with section 81 of The Municipalities Act for the purpose of issuing orders.

2. Council may, by resolution, establish a road committee for the purpose of issuing an order in accordance with The Municipalities Regulations Part 3.

3. The committee shall consist of at least 3 members, 1 member of Council, each appointment shall be for term specified by council.

4. The committee may issue an order only if, due to inclement weather or unfavorable road conditions, the use of the road in the manner prohibited by the order would, in the opinion of the road committee reasonably be expected to result in:

a) Damage to the road; or

b) A high risk of property damage or personal injury to the public.

5. An order established pursuant to this Bylaw may include provisions to:

a) Prohibit the operation of certain vehicles on specified roads;

b) Restrict the gross weight of vehicles on specified roads or portions thereof.

6. Subject to the provisions of The Highway and Transportation Act council may, by resolution, provide the committee with the authority on behalf of the municipality to opt in or out of the Provincial Road bans.

7. An order issued under this Bylaw must:

a) Be signed by the members of the road committee;

b) State the date on which it is signed and the date on which it takes effect; and

c) Be filed with the Administrator.

8. Upon receipt of the order, the Administrator shall:

a) Promptly notify the permit officer with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure of the issuance or cancellation of any order; and

b) Present a copy of the order at the next meeting of council and record so in the minutes.

9. Noticed of the order shall be posted conspicuously at each end of any applicable road and at any junction or intersection the committee consider advisable.

10. Any order issued pursuant to this Bylaw shall be in the form of Schedule “A”.

11. An order issued pursuant to this Bylaw shall remain in effect until cancellation of the order by the committee and all notices posted in accordance with this Bylaw have been removed.

12. Any person guilty of any infraction to any of the previsions of this Bylaw shall, upon summary conviction, be liable to a fine of two hundred dollars ($200.00).

13. This Bylaw shall come into force and take effect on the final date of passing by Council.

Bylaws of the Village of Macoun

Table of Contents

Please contact Village office to obtain copies of Bylaws

Most Common Bylaws:

3-92 Licensing Bylaw

1-06 Nuisance Bylaw

9-14 Amendment to Nuisance Bylaw

3-11 Noise Bylaw

1-21 Pet Bylaw

10-13 Regulate the Use of Recreational Vehicles Within Village Limits

12-22 Regulate the Traffic and Use of Streets Within the Village

1-17 Amendment to The Traffic Bylaw

2-15 Set Rates for Usage of Village Tractors and Weed Whippers

2-20  To Control the Use of Fireworks Within Village Limits

5-22 Road Restriction Bylaw


Council/Employees:

1-08 Administrative Bylaw

4-09 Allow More Councilors on the Village Council

11-21 Regulate the Proceedings of Municipal Council

6-16 Code of Ethics

4-19 Employee Code of Conduct


Fire and Emergency:

2017-1992 Establishment of a Mutual Aid Emergency Measures Organization

9 Respecting Fire Prevention

2-01 Regulate the Burning of Refuse Within the Boundaries of the Village

2-04 To Establish a Municipal Emergency Measures Organization

3-19 To Fix the Rates to Be Charged for Responding to a Call

1-20 To Fix the Fine to be Charged for Use of the Fire Service Pump

2-21 To Establish a Volunteer Fire Department


Water and Sewer:

8-11 Water and Sewer Rates

2-13 Amendment to Bylaw 8-11 Water and Sewer Rates

3-14 Amended Water and Sewer Rates

9-13 Control, Collection, Storage, Treatment and Disposal of Sewage

1-14 Amended Control, Collection, Storage, Treatment and Disposal of Sewage

4-14 To Add Water and Sewer Arrears to Property Taxes

1-18 Maintenance and Management of The Water Works and Sanitary Sewer System

6-14 Amendment to Maintenance and Management of The Water Works and Sanitary Sewer System


Building:

8-21 To Regulate Building Construction and Related Activities

2-05 To Designate a Site as Municipal Heritage Property

2-08 To Establish an Option to Purchase Agreement of Village Lots for Sale

2-17 To Provide A Uniform System for The Numbering of Houses

2-18 Notice Before Digging Within Village Limits


Macoun Boards:

73 Gun Club Facility

2-09 Amend Bylaw 73 To Allow Macoun Gun Club to Operate A Recreation Facility

1-12 To Establish a Macoun Parks and Recreation Board

11-13 To Establish A Town Hall Board


Taxes:

2-19 Tax Discount and Penalty

53 Assessment Notices

3-97 To Establish A Fee for The Appeal of An Assessment

6-21To Establish A Base Tax to Be Levied


Misc:

42 To License Persons Having Billiards, Pool Tables or Bowling Alleys

80 General Penalty Bylaw

7-10 To Amend Bylaw 80 General Penalty Bylaw

2-99 To Control the Disposal of Scrap Tires

4-04 To Provide for Retention and Disposal of Documents

2-06 Public Notice Bylaw

4-22 To Amend Bylaw 79 With Respect to Livestock and Poultry Within Village

4-21 Snowmobile Bylaw