Living the Dream
This is our evolving website.
The latest change was October 14, 2021.
(October 14, 2021) Fire Ban has been lifted…
The Fire Ban has been lifted by the Sturgis Fire Department.
(October 8, 2021) Hamlet Board Meeting Minutes – August 24, 2021…
(October 2, 2021) Community Water System shutting down…
The Community Water System will shutdown for the season on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
(September 27, 2021) The Landfill is now closed…
The Landfill is now closed for the season. If you need access, please contact one of the following to arrange for a mutually agreeable time:
Brad Tokaruk 306-540-4257 cell/text
Lois Steinke 306-562-8811 cell/text
(August 26, 2021) SaskWater Highway 9 Regional Potable Water System Project Update…
SaskWater Highway 9 Water Project (2)
(August 21, 2021) SaskTel Notice…
The web site is not typically used for any commercial basis. However, we felt the message below to be of general interest to the Crystal Lake population. This is no Hamlet Board endorsement of the service, just information only:
let you know that Internet Extended 25/50 speeds and Max TV Stream are
now available for Crystal Lake. There are some great promotions
available for new customers. You can easily book an appointment to come
visit our store for more information at www.sasktel.com or call the
store at 306-786-3517. Thanks
(August 19, 2021) 2021/07/22 Crystal Lake Community Water System Compliance Inspection…
20210722 Crystal Lake Compliance Inspection HCU
(August 13, 2021) A NEW feature:
(August 13, 2021) 2021 Crystal Lake Annual Voters’ Meeting Minutes:
2021 Annual Voters' Meeting DRAFT Minutes
(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.
Crystal Lake 2021 Summer Newsletter
Newsletter Summer 2021-Final
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 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.