MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

Grading of Driveways

The RM will grade privately owned driveways during the summer maintenance season for $75 to the owner/resident. If more time is required, it is considered custom work and billed accordingly. A custom work waiver form is required (see rmviscount.ca/forms-permits) prior to the RM entering any property . Grading is undertaken when time and work schedules permit and is at the discretion of the RM. Please contact the RM office or the RM foreman to request the service.

Mowing of Driveways

The RM will mow privately owned driveways once during the mowing season in any given year at no charge to the owner/resident. A custom work waiver form is required (see rmviscount.ca/forms-permits) prior to the RM entering any property. Mowing is undertaken when the mowers are in the area, requested work during other times in the year are considered custom work and billed accordingly. Mowing on private lands is at the discretion of the RM. Please contact the RM office or the RM foreman to request the service.

Snow Removal – Driveways

The RM will clear snow on private driveways for a $75 charge for the driveway. Yard snow clearing and snow removal on other lands is considered custom work and billed accordingly. A custom work waiver form is required (see rmviscount.ca/forms-permits) prior to the RM entering any property. Snow clearing is undertaken when the graders are in the area, and requests after the grader have left the area, or during times the grader is not needed on the all-weather roads, will be considered custom work and billed accordingly. Please contact the RM office or the RM foreman to request the service.

Dust Control

The RM does not provide, nor assist with dust suppressant on municipal roads. If a yard-site/landowner would like to arrange for this to be applied to the municipal road, they are required to make all the arrangements and MUST contact the RM office or the RM foreman to discuss the application timing and required maintenance.

Pest Control

The RM is a member of District #22 ADD Board and has appointed Mark Hobman as the Pest Control Officer (PCO) for the RM of Viscount under the authority of The Pest Control Act. Mark is licenced through the Ministry of Agriculture.

Rat poison is provided free of charge to RM landowners/residents for use on their property within the boundaries of the RM of Viscount. The RM endeavours to have the PCO visit the yard-sites/residence twice in a calendar year, usually spring and late fall. If you require rat point or need to reach the PCO, please contact the RM office.

Weed Control

The RM has appointed Kevin Pierce and Marc Caron, both with Marksmen Vegetation, as the Weed Inspectors under the authority of The Weed Control Act. The RM participates in the Invasive Plant Control Program which is administered through SARM. This program provides for a 100% rebate on approved herbicides used to control prohibited weeds and a 50% rebate on approved herbicides used to control designated noxious weeds on private lands. More information on this program can be found at https://sarm.ca/programs/cap-ipcp.

The RM adopts a Weed Management Plan on an annual basis. The most recent policy can be found here: Weed Management Plan.

The prohibited weed “diffuse knapweed” has been identified in 3 locations in the RM. Unauthorized entry into these areas is prohibited on foot, vehicle, or otherwise. Signs are posted declaring this restriction. More information regarding this prohibited weed can be found here. (PDF).

If you wish to report a weed issue in this RM or would like to access funding through the Invasive Plant Control Program on private lands, please contact the RM office.

Haying Municipal Rights of Ways

Mowing of municipal right of ways commences late June. The early start assists with weed control and ensures that our mowing program is completed in a timely fashion.

If you are interested in cutting hay in municipal right of ways, please contact the RM foreman to advise him of which right of ways and the timeframe to undertake this cutting. Moe Kirzinger, the RM foreman can be reached at 306-231-8093 from Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm.

Please note that notification must be provided to the foreman early in the season and on a yearly basis; information from previous years will not be carried forward from year to year.