RM 261 Newsletter & Notices

RM Notices

Update Addresses

Property owners within the municipality are encouraged to provide updated mailing addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses.  The Municipality keeps information confidential and uses it only to correspond with property owners.  If you have not filled out a form, please do so as we like to keep our information up to date and current! You may find the form on online at www.eatonia.ca or at the municipal office.  You can drop it off at the Municipal Office, e-mail at rm261@sasktel.net or fax (306) 967-2424.

Controlled Burns

1-866-404-4911 is the number to call prior to burning old buildings or anything that may alert a passerby and result in a 911 call.

Fire Calls

CEN Fire Protection Association (Chesterfield-Eatonia-Newcombe) charges a basic $1,000 call-out fee for rural fires, plus an hourly rate for the truck and for the firefighters.  Firefighting bills may be several thousand dollars.  Property owners need adequate insurance to cover firefighting charges.  Unpaid accounts are added to taxes at year end.

Timely Payments

Reminder to property taxpayers about sending or delivering your payments to the municipal office on or before end-of-month deadlines.  The RM grants early payment discounts only in the calendar month for which the payment arrives in the RM office (or in its bank account if sent by electronic means).  Municipal and hail tax payments are eligible for 6% discount in August, 5% in September, 4% in October, and 2% in November.  The Municipality also accepts postdated cheques to ensure you get the proper discount.  If sending by electronic means please email the office to confirm we have received the moneys.


Please note that any outstanding invoices after 30 days will have a 1% penalty per month.   Payment terms are 30 days on all invoices.

Road Allowances

In Bylaw 2/79, farmers are reminded that cultivation offences will carry penalties as set out in the General Penalty Bylaw of the Municipality.  Cultivating and spraying road allowances destroys grass which is necessary to preserve the road.  The municipality will have to re-plant grass in areas where it has been destroyed, and the cost of doing so will be charged to the abutting landowners.  The grass takes about one (1) year to become established; so there will be weeds during the establishment period.  Once grass is growing, the road shoulder will be preserved, and the life of the road will be lengthened.

Road allowances are a minimum of 66 feet in width, and many are 100 feet or more.  Farmers who spray and cultivate the road allowances are trespassing.