REGIONAL BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - Bonnie Lingenfelter
The Regional Bylaw Officer will work in the Town of Eastend, Village of Frontier, Town of Gull Lake, and the Town of Shaunavon. The Regional Bylaw Officer will receive general direction from each respective Chief Administrative Officer/Administrator.
Lingenfelter will investigate complaints from citizens, Town departments, Council, and other government agencies with respect to alleged infractions of the Town’s regulatory bylaws and will undertake appropriate action to gain compliance by negotiation, Council, or Court.
The Town of Shaunavon Council has declared the permittance of a body/dash camera to be utilized by the Regional Bylaw Officer while on duty. The Regional Bylaw Officer shall notify the citizen being addressed that they will be video and audio recorded during the time of the encounter.
The purpose of the implementation of this type of surveillance is to maintain transparency and to protect both citizens and the enforcement officer.
Report Suspected Bylaw Infractions:
Suspected bylaw violations can be submitted to the Shaunavon Town Office in writing or by dropping off the Bylaw complaint form. The complaint form is available at the Town Office or download the form here. To aid staff in responding to your complaint in a timely manner, please ensure the following information is completed on the form:
- Your name and phone number for contact, if follow-up is required
- The address and location of the property for which you are submitting a complaint
- A short and concise description of the complaint
Any personal information you provide is confidential and will not be disclosed to the subject of the complaint. It is important to have the complaint in writing for future references.
What happens after I submit a bylaw complaint?
- The staff at the Town Office will file your complaint into the system and then forward it to the Bylaw Enforcement Officer.
- The assigned officer will visit the location of the complaint to conduct an initial inspection. Depending on the volume of complaints and available time, it may take several days before an initial inspection occurs. Complaints are handled on a priority basis.
- If there appears to be a bylaw violation, the officer will take appropriate action to achieve compliance, depending on the type of violation.
The following are Town of Shaunavon Bylaws, Policies & Forms that are frequently requested by residents.
For information on Bylaws, Polices & Forms not included in this list, please contact the Town Office.
- Animal Control Bylaw No. 2023-07
- ATV Bylaw No. 2001-06
- Building Bylaw No. 2022-12
- Business Bylaw: to Classify, License, Regulate and Govern Business No. 2019-08 *Contractors, door-to-door sales people and individuals who sell merchandise via home parties or by leaving merchandise at places of work, etc., are required to purchase a Town business license.
- Cemetary Bylaw No. 2019-15
- Code of Ethics Bylaw No. 2021-15
- Fee Bylaw No. 2019-06
- Fire Prevention Bylaw No. 98-14
- Fire Protection Bylaw No. 2022-09
- Fire Restriction Bylaw No. 2018-07
- Noise Bylaw No. 2010-16
- Nuisance Abatement Bylaw No. 2022-06
- Refuse Bylaw No. 2020-12
- Snow Removal Bylaw No. 2007-15
- Tax Incentives and Penalties Bylaw No. 2020-11
- Tax Policy Bylaw No. 2023-05
- Traffic Bylaw No. 2023-06
- Trailer Licensing Bylaw No. 2023-02 - Effective July 1st 2023
- Water & Sewer Bylaw No. 2022-05 - Effective July 2022
- The Water & Sewer Management Bylaw No. 2023-10
- Zoning Bylaw (Consolidated) 2022
- Adjacent Residential/Commercial Lots Policy
- Memorial Bench Policy & Application
- OHC Policy Manual
- Open Air Fire Policy
- Seacan & Storage Unit Policy
- Septage Disposal Policy
- Sign Corridor Policy & Application
- Transfer of Unpaid Accounts to the Tax Roll
- Urban Tree Policy
- Water and Sewer Connection Policy
Building Guidelines *An Application for a Building Permit and Development Permit is required for all structural construction projects within the Town, including decks. No permits are needed for detached accessory buildings less than 100 sq. ft, however set-backs are still required to be met. Fences and signs do not require a permit, but must conform to Town bylaws and Policies.
- Building Inspection Charges (for residential properties)
- Development Permit Application
- Building/Demolition/Removal Permit Application *an approved and valid Development Permit issued by the Town of Shaunavon is REQUIRED upon submission of a Building Permit.
- Deck Details for Construction *Include with Building Permit
- Driveway Construction Application
- Garage Details for Construction *Include with Building Permit
- Demolition & Moving Permits
- Requirements for Building a House
- Carport Requirements
- Requirements for a Shed Maximum 12’ x 16
- Requirements for a Mobile Home
- Requirements for a CSA Approved RTM
- Requirements for a Non CSA RTM
- Requirements for Building an Attached Garage
- Requirements for an Addition less than 500 Square Feet
- Requirements for an Addition greater than 500 Square Feet
- Requirements for Interior Renovations
- Requirements for a Used Move-In Home
Event Funding Program (Policy & Application)
Lottery License Application *To reduce administration waits and limitations, apply online on the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority website. Please allow 10-15 business days to process your application.
Shaunavon CAA School Assessments
The Town of Shaunavon has installed flashing pedestrian crosswalk signs at each of Shaunavon’s schools (Christ the King School, Shaunavon Public School, and Shaunavon High School) as part of our School Zone Safety Initiative. This initiative was created due to the observation of continuous risky behaviours in our school zones by our Regional Bylaw Officer. A CAA School Zone Safety Assessment was conducted at each of Shaunavon’s schools to identify the key safety problems that occur. Access each CAA Assessment by clicking the links below:
Derelict Vehicle Removal Program
Not sure how to deal with that derelict (aka junk) vehicle in your yard? We have a solution!!
Back in May this year, the Town of Shaunavon partnered with A&B Auto Centre where property owners could register the vehicle with the Town Office, and A&B’s tow truck would remove the vehicle free of charge to the owner. Since this program received such a positive uptake, it is continuing to be offered to Shaunavon residents!
If you own a derelict vehicle that you would like removed from your property, you may phone the Town Office at (306) 297-2605 during office hours to sign up for the program.
View the Nuisance Abatement Bylaw for more information
Shaunavon Positive Ticketing Program
Shaunavon RCMP Officers and the Town of Shaunavon Regional Bylaw Officer handed out over 70 Positive Tickets to youth from June until the end of September this year for Project Positivity! Youth who demonstrated road safety behaviours throughout the community may be rewarded with a “positive ticket” which can be redeemed the a local business on the back of the ticket for a prize! Some road safety behaviors include utilizing the light up pedestrian crosswalks, wearing a bike helmet when riding a bicycle, or other safe behaviors as officers see fit!
This was a fantastic program to partner with our local RCMP to execute, and with local businesses! Further, Positive Ticketing aids in developing healthy relationships between youth and enforcement officers, as well as the community! Stay tuned for the program in 2024.