The Municipality does not provide dust control on Municipal Roads. Residents however are free to contact local suppliers and purchase the product themselves, and the RM would provide surface preparation for these individuals.
Ratepayers who live on Provinicial Roads (PR 262,265,471) in the RM, are able to receive dust control through the Highways Department. Applications are available at the RM office and must be returned prior to April 30th along with payment of $150.00 (for 150 meters). For more information on this program, please contact the Department of Transportation at (204) 726-6800.
Manitoba's controlled burning program allows any individual to burn crop residue (this includes straw, stubble, or chaff from any crop, including baled or stacked crop material and the remains of any unharvested crop), as long as common sense is used.
Manitoba Agriculture regulates which day our municipality is allowed to burn and between what hours. You must contact them directly via a toll-free number (1-800-265-1233) or the internet (www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/production.html) to see if burning is authorized on a particular day (Minto is in the Northwest Region).
If burning is authorized, only burn within the hours specified, ensure fires are supervised at all times, ensure the area has been adequately fireguarded to prevent spread of fire, and ensure smoke will not create unreasonable hazard to people's health or highway safety.
The Municipality has an agreement with the Town of Minnedosa to provide fire coverage for the area. With this yearly fee, comes two free controlled burns for the RM each year. If you have property that you would like burned, please submit a letter to council providing the location of the item (section/township/range), a description of the item, (old house/barn/scrub) the purpose for the burn, (clean up property/hazard) and your name. Council will select the two burns based on certain criteria first, to ease danger, remove assessment, training excersices, if none of these purposes exists the burns will be chosen on a first come first serve basis.
Each municipality is required by provincial statutes or municipal by-laws to enforce the control of noxious and restricted weeds within their boundaries. Each Councillor is a weed inspector for their ward and licensed herbicde applicators are hired if a problem exists on municipal property or road allowances. Landowners are encouraged to control their own weed population.
To report a weed problem, please call your councillor.
Ownership maps are available at the office for $10.00 each. Updates are done annually.
If you are a resident of the R.M. and would like your name removed from the map, a letter requesting the removal must be submitted to the office. However, all information in our office is open to the public and buyers of the map are still able to look up the landowners name from the tax assessment roll.
If you are planning a draw, raffle, bingo, sports draft, texas hold'em tournament or any type of lottery which involves a cost to enter or play and a prize of cash or an article of value will be awarded, you need a licence.
What you need
You will need to complete an application form which is provided at the R.M. Office. This application form requires the name of your organization, what the proceeds are for, value of the prize, closing date for the sale of tickets, number of tickets printed and the application must be signed by two members of the board.
A $1.00 fee is charged.
For any lottery that has a gross revenue of over $5,000.00, you must contact the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission (1-800-782-0363) and obtain a license from them. The MGCC also requires an application form be completed, but requires 4 to 6 weeks to process and charges a fee of 1.5% of the actual gross revenue.
There are a total of 6 cemeteries in the R.M. of Minto, all of which are privately owned and maintained. These include; Boyd Cemetery, Westhope Cemetery, St. John's Cemetery, All Saints Cemetery, United Cemetery and Lutheran Cemetery.
The R.M. of Minto has one community well located east of the Village of Bethany, which provides residents with non-treated water only. The well works on a key-lock system, an application form must be filled out and a $10.00 fee is charged for a key, which is refunded when the key is returned. Meters are read quarterly and billed to users at a cost of $0.25/100 gallons.
This well is for Minto residents only, as non payment of the water bill will result in adding the outstanding amount to taxes.
As of January 1, 2010 there are no keys available, however you may check with the office to see if any keys have been returned.
GPS Coordinates: N 50° 18.486' W 099° 44.762'
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