Living the Dream
This is our evolving website.
The latest change was May 13, 2021.
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.
Fire Bans are in effect for Crystal Lake and area effective 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 until further notice. No open fires of any kind, including firepits. Propane and gas BBQs are permitted. Any questions contact Brad Secundiak 306-547-9455.
The Landfill will be open the following days:
Saturday, May 15, 10:00 -1:00
Saturday, May 22, 10:00-1:00
Sunday, May 23, 10:00-1:00
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
2021 Census – Census forms should have been delivered to all residences. It is very important that all permanent residents of Crystal Lake complete and be included in the Census. It is the Census data that determine services and financial grants that are provided to Crystal Lake until the next census in five years.
Crystal Lake Hamlet Board Minutes – March 25, 2021…
Crystal Lake Hamlet Board Minutes – April 27, 2021…
Crystal Lake Community Water System Update…
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.
Swim lessons will be available this summer if the province allows.
Crystal Lake swim poster 2021
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.