A large part of the municipal operations is building and maintaining roads. The RM of Rudy also helps provide fire and ambulance services and emergency measures. The RM helps with the operation of recreation facilities, regional parks and libraries. Community planning and zoning plus community promotion and industrial development are key issues for the municipality.
Grading of roads is done on a regular rotation basis with grid roads and high traffic roads receiving first priority. Grader work is coordinated by the RM Superintendent and the RM Council. The ratepayers’ first line of contact is with their division Councillor.
Gravelling priorities are set by the RM Superintendent and the Councillor for each division and becomes part of the public works program that is approved by council. The municipality source of gravel comes from two separate pits. The north gravel pit, located S½-31-31-06 W3 is owned by the RM of Rudy. A South Gravel pit is leased by the R.M. from Sask Agriculture and Food and is located in the E Section of 30-27-07 W3, RM of Loreburn No. 254.
The municipality currently contracts custom mowers to do ditch mowing.
Dust suppressant is supplied by the RM on an cost share basis along approved heavy haul roads. Product applied will be Calcium Chloride Flake
The Rural Municipality will undertake the removal of snow utilizing the municipal equipment in the following priority:
- Grid Roads
- School bus routes
- Farm access and residential roads
The Municipality does custom snow removal as requested if time allows. Prior to entering private land for the purposes of Snowplowing, the municipality must now obtain a Snow Plowing Release Form from the landowner. Once the release form has been signed, the municipality must be contacted each time the service is desired.
The Following rates apply:
- Grader – Ratepayer: $145.00/hr
- Grader – Non-ratepayer: $175.00/hr
- Scraper/Tractor $225.00/hr
- Mower/Water Truck $125.00/hr
Pest Control Officer
Rat control products are available free of charge to the ratepayers. A small quantity will be available at the RM office.
RM of Rudy Airport
The RM of Rudy airport is located on the North ½ of 36-28-08 W3M. The grass runway runs east to west. This airport is seasonal and does not have lights.
Organic Farm Registration
In 1990 the provincial government, commercial sprayers, organic growers and the SARM worked together to set up the Organic Farmland Registration Program. This an ongoing voluntary program wherein all organic farmers are asked to register their organic acres at their local rural municipality.
All organic farmers are encouraged to register their organic acres with their local rural municipal office. Municipal offices keep a record of all organically farmed land within their municipality. Commercial pesticide applicators will be asked to contact municipal offices to obtain listing of land designated as organic so that they may take the necessary precautions to avoid spray drift onto such lands.