Shields Annual meeting on May 18
8am-9:30 breakfast and meeting 10-12
At Community Hall.
Run-Off Alert: Believe it or not the snow will soon start to melt. As we have much more snow this year than in the past few years, Council has asked that I forward a few suggestions to assist with keeping the water flowing instead of having it pool around your houses/cottages and cause issues.
• Please ensure that you have removed the snow from around your buildings if you have basements. The water needs to drain away. If your eaves troughs have filled with ice during the many freeze/thaw events over the winter, you may find that the melt from your roof cannot flow into the eaves troughs, but will be spilling over onto the ground and seeping into your basements/crawl spaces.
• If you trench a path through your yard, the melting water will follow that path through to the ditches or onto the lake. We will be accessing the culverts to assist the flow of water through the system. Your assistance in helping to keep the runoff moving is appreciated. If you notice that there is water backing up at a culvert, please notify Ken or Jessie so that the issue can be addressed.
• Water runs down hill and those of you on the lower side of the village may experience more water running through your property than usually occurs in the spring. Hopefully you will be able to direct it away from your buildings so that it can find its way to the lake.Read more: Home Page Notices
Province-wide elm tree pruning ban now in place
The annual province-wide ban on pruning elm trees is now in place for Saskatchewan.
The ban runs every year April 1 to Aug 31 as a way to stop the spread of
Dutch elm disease by ensuring elm bark beetles are attracted to freshly pruned trees.
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