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October 2018 Newsletter

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October 2018 Colour  (1.7 MB).




New Housing Policy

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pdf-icon-smallThe new Tsawout Housing Policy has passed and has been signed by Chief and Council. We are very excited about the new housing policy, as we believe it is going to do so much good for the people of Tsawout. Thank you for your feedback and participation.

 

Housing Policy Update

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HOUSING POLICY UPDATE:

Tsawout has taken the following steps towards creating a Housing Policy Manual and standardized housing forms:

  • April 4, 2018: Invitation sent to all members on-reserve to attend a community meeting to discuss what they would like to see in the new Tsawout Housing Policy
  • April 11, 2018: Poster on Facebook inviting everyone to attend the community meeting 
  • April 18, 2018: Reminder on Tsawout Facebook page regarding meeting. Community Feedback Meeting held (See Presentation Slides and Meeting Minutes on Tsawout Facebook Page and Website. Also, available at front desk of Tsawout Administration Office) 
  • May 11, 2018: Community Survey delivered to Tsawout members residing on-reserve; Community Survey was also available at Social Assistance office and from the Housing Department. Those who submitted a survey had there name entered into a draw for $250.00 Cash. Congratulations to Patti Underwood! Her name was drawn at the July 30th meeting as the winner of the $250.00? 
  • July 11, 2018: Facebook post reminding members to complete and return surveys 
  • July 30, 2018: Community Meeting #2 to review Draft 1 of the Housing Policy and the Community Survey results (See Presentation Slides and Survey Results on Tsawout Facebook Page and Website. Also, available at front desk of Tsawout Administration Office)
  • August 15, 2018: Members of Council who hold Housing Portfolios reviewed the proposed Housing Policy and Forms and instructed that it be put before Council along with a recommendation that it be approved by Council.

Thank you to all who attended community meetings and completed surveys to give us your valuable insight into housing issues at Tsawout First Nation.

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RE: NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION – PUMP STATION UPGRADE PROJECT

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August 27, 2018

Dear Resident/CP Holder:

RE: NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION – PUMP STATION UPGRADE PROJECT
Pump station upgrade on SA SU Road between Jimmy Road and Tixen, Tsawout First Nation, Our File:CPMS 11715

Beginning September 4, 2018, Brunnell Construction and Tsawout First Nation will be continuing more work on the pump station upgrade project along SA SU Road between Jimmy Road and Tixen. A short section of the road will be single lane traffic at times between 7:00 am until 5:00 pm daily Monday to Friday until September 30, 2018.

PROJECT RELATED INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Traffic Delays - In order to safely and efficiently complete this improvement, there will be some lane restrictions. The project may cause traffic delays. We will make every effort to minimize any potential inconvenience and provide you with advance notice when disruptions must occur. Police and emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
Truck Traffic - At times you will notice increased truck traffic in the construction area. Please be aware and use extra caution while driving
This project is part of the Tsawout First Nation Pump Station Upgrade project that is expected to be completed by September 30, 2018. Please see upcoming newsletters and notices for further updates.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation

Sincerely,

Rob Mortin
Tsawout First Nation

 

Paddle for LEL,TOS September 2, 2018

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RE: Notice of Construction – Shoreline Erosion Protections

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June 5, 2018

Dear Resident/CP Holder:

RE:   NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION – SHORELINE EROSION PROTECTION
Sheet Pile Wall, Rip Rap Protection and Spot Repair on SA SU Road between Church and Jimmy Road, Tsawout First Nation, Our File:CPMS 6849

Beginning June 6, 2018, Tsawout First Nation will be commencing work on the Shoreline Erosion Protection project along SA SU Road between Church and Jimmy Road.  Crews employed by Donn Mann Excavating and Tsawout First Nation Public Works Department will be onsite working from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm daily Monday to Friday until September 30, 2018.   


Full Notice


 PROJECT RELATED INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Traffic Delays - In order to safely and efficiently complete this improvement, there will be some lane restrictions. The project may cause traffic delays. We will make every effort to minimize any potential inconvenience and provide you with advance notice when disruptions must occur. Police and emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
  • Truck Traffic - At times you will notice increased truck traffic in the construction area. Please be aware and use extra caution while driving
  • Vibration - You may experience some vibration due to the work being done. As a precaution, we recommend that you remove or secure objects on shelves and walls.

This project is part of the Tsawout First Nation Shoreline Erosion Protection project that will be commencing in June 2018 and is expected to be completed by fall 2018. Please see upcoming newsletters and notices for further updates.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Sincerely,
Rob Mortin
Tsawout First Nation

 

Land Code Amendments - Update

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Land Code Amendments

Background:

The Council, on the recommendation of the Land Management Committee, is proposing changes to the Land Code to make the law more effective for Members, Residents, and potential investors in Tsawout Lands, and to improve Tsawout’s ability to manage its lands.
The Eligible Voters of Tsawout need to vote to approve these changes. A Ratification Vote is being proposed for April16, 2018.

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Health & Recreation Grants 2018

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Just a reminder that proof of residency is needed for Health & Recreation Grant applications. Any of the following will be accepted:

  • Hydro bill
  • Phone bill
  • Cable bill
  • Revenue Canada child tax papers.  

Dedline and Cheque Issue Dates:

  • First Deadline: April 27th 2018
  • Cheque Issue: May 25 2018
  • Cheque Issue: November 23 2018

Grant Application

 The mail that you hand in has to have your name on it. You have to be a Canadian resident to be eligible for the grant.  Handing in ID from the United States is not acceptable and you will not be eligible for the grant.

If you have turned 18 or will be turning 18 before the May 27th distribution, you are eligible to receive the Health & Rec Grant. So be sure to fill out a new application for this year's distribution. Please provide a copy of your status card and a piece of mail (cell phone bill). If you do not have mail that has your name on it and you still live at home, please have your parent write a letter stating that you reside at the address.

If you have recently had a baby, please make sure that you have started the registration process BEFORE you add your baby to the form. Once you have started the registration process, I will get confirmation from Farrah.

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