Living the Dream
This is our evolving website.
The latest change was July 31, 2021.
(July 31, 2021) Due to Fun in the Sun, the dump will be closed Saturday. It will be open Monday 10-12.
(July 28, 2021) The RECREATION COMMITTEE is please to announce Roy Anderson will be performing at Fun-in-the-Sun.
Crystal Lake 2021 with roy
(July 26, 2021) The RECREATION COMMITTEE tab has been added above:
The first selection introduces the committee and how to contact them.
The second selection is the schedule for Fun-in-the-Sun.
(July 26, 2021) The CRYSTAL LAKE HISTORY tab has been added above. Click to download their information document.
At 9:09 am on July 20, 2021 the Fire Ban was lifted.
The 2021 Annual Voters’ Meeting will be held Sunday, July 11, 2021 at STURGIS Town Hall (note change of address from previous Annual Meetings) starting at 10:00 am.
Relevant documents (Agenda, Financials, Motions) are posted on the official Crystal Lake web site https://www.hamletofcrystallake.ca
The documents posted on the web site will not be provided in hard copy at the Annual Meeting. Those interested should review the documents on line or print their own copies to be better prepared for meaningful discussion and decision-making. The documents can be accessed under the 2021 Annual Voters’ Meeting (AWM) tab above.
See you in Sturgis at 10:00 am Sunday.
Crystal Lake Hamlet Board
Crystal Lake 2021 Summer Newsletter
Newsletter Summer 2021-Final
2021 Swimming lessons are on – Macy Hauber is available for private lessons starting June 28, 2021. See poster for further information on group lessons and contact info…
Crystal Lake swim poster 2021
The Landfill will be open will be open Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00pm:
All trees and branches to the burn trench
All grass and leaves to the compost pile – wooden pallets beside the burn trench
Absolutely NO garbage, concrete, lumber or construction materials
Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PWDA) from Rick Sheichuk of WSA.
20210519 - Crystal Lake Start-up Do Not Consume Advisory
The fire ban for Crystal Lake and surrounding RMs has been lifted. Thank you for your cooperation..
The Crystal Lake Community Water System is now functional for the 2021 season. Please note there is a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) that will be in place for the full season. That means the water is not safe for consumption. It is fine for cleaning purposes. Golf Crystal Lake has agreed to again stock and sell the larger water jugs.
Crystal Lake Community Water System Update…Crystal Lake Community Water System Update-May-2021
Crystal Lake Hygienic Application Response…
To the property owners of Crystal Lake
The 2021 Assessment Notices have been mailed out. These assessments are calculated by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA), an independent government agency that provides a quality, constant property assessment system for the province and all municipal governments (except the larger cities). These assessments are used to calculate both the education portion of property taxes and the municipal portion of property taxes.
As many of you have noticed the assessment for your property has increased since last year. One reason for this is the increase in the value of lake shore properties province wide. Because of this recreational property assessments have increased by 30-40%. As well a number of cabin/homes at the lake have been re-accessed due to recent improvements.
Please direct your questions or appeal requests to SAMA at 1 (800) 498-0578
The mil rate for the education portion of property taxes is set by the provincial government and is non-negotiable. However please be advised that your Hamlet Board and Rural Municipality will be reviewing the current mil rate (5 mils) and tax structure to limit tax increases.
Zebra Mussel ALERT
Click here to view the alert from the province of Saskatchewan.
IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding permits for any work or projects near the water. A letter has been mailed to the lead contact of each property at Crystal Lake advising of the need for permits for any physical work in the lake or within 5 meters of the water’s edge. The letter and accompanying background documents can be accessed “here” and are posted under the Information tab.
2021 02 12 Permit Letter
Docks and Boat Lifts…2021 02 12 WSA Docks
The DRAFT of the 2021 Work Plan…
2021 Work Plan DRAFT-February1-2021
PROPOSED ZONING BYLAW
The Council of the RM of Keys, along with 5 neighboring municipalities, have hired an Official Community Planner to assist the Municipalities in creating new Zoning Bylaws. The goal is to have similar rules and regulations across the region.
At this point, Council is looking for feedback about the proposed bylaw. This time frame will be in addition to the legislated public hearing.
The proposed Zoning Bylaw can be view on the RM of Keys Website.