The RM shop is located one block from the Municipal office. The RM fleet of equipment is comprised of three graders, one pay loader, two tractors, two Service Trucks, one tractor mounted snow blower, one Sidearm and two mowers. Whenever possible fuel and other machinery related supplies are purchased locally.
There is approximately 58.9 kilometers of Primary Grid Gravel Roads, 12.7 kilometers of Grid Road, and 178.6 kilometers of Main Farm Access in our municipality.
Snow removal is undertaken wholly by the municipality. The Municipal crew will plow the designated road systems (Grid and Main Farm Access) with initial priority given to Bus Routes. All other roads are the responsibility of the ratepayers. There will be no off-road plowing unless in the event of an emergency.
In the event of heavy snowfalls, the municipality will contract the work out.
Road construction is tendered out.
The RM will do contract work, if able, at a rate of $100.00 per hour for the grader/operator and loader/operator. No custom work will be completed in the winter months.
The RM has two gravel pits. They are located: NE 14-6-24 W2 and NW 19-6-23 W2. The latter being our main source of gravel. Gravel crushing and Hauling is awarded by bid invitations.
We have three community wells.
Liggett Community Well-is coin operated. Serves most of the population of the area, as it has a large aquifer and is a safer water source. NE 22-6-24 W2.
Harptree Community Well-is used for drinking, but is not on a coin operation system, and is posted as non-potable. NE 22-4-26 W2
Ritchie Commnity Well-is used for drinking, but is not on a coin operation and is also posted as non-potable. NE 36-5-23 W2.
Shared Services with the Town of Bengough (see links)
The shared services require that at least two appointees of each municipality sit on each board. These include the Bengough and RM 40 Fire Association and the Bengough Municipal Parks Recreation & Cultural Authority (BMPRCA). Along with these services, we also have two appointees to the South Central Regional Health Board. The Rural Municipality of Bengough No. 40 provides a residence for the resident doctor. The RM and Town as well as surrounding Municipalities are currently in the process of recruiting a Doctor.
Remember: When you call 911 make sure that you have an accurate legal land description of where your emergency is taking place!
We also provide annual grants/levies to the Southeast Regional Library Board, and to our own Bengough Library, the Bengough Municipal Parks Recreation & Cultural Authority plus RCMP Policing Levy, and the Ogema Veterinary Board.