2017 Resort Maintenance Service Contract Opportunity

For the Marean Lake Resort Subdivision

The Marean Lake Advisory Committee (MLAC) is seeking proposals for a service contract for the provision of resort maintenance activities between May 1 – September 30, 2017.  Interested parties are invited to respond.

Key responsibilities could include: maintenance of all municipal and environmental reserves  within the resort subdivision (including mowing, trimming, beach cleanup, garbage and fish filleting removal, etc), basic maintenance of resort buildings and equipment including operation of the water system, installation and removal of swim buoys and beach equipment, assisting with the installation and removal of docks owned by the RM, and coordination of general maintenance of roads, signs and walking paths.

The successful applicant will determine their own schedule, although it is expected that some responsibilities will involve consistent and timely daily activity during June, July and August and with reduced frequency in May and September.

Anyone interested in this contract position is invited to respond to the email address below with a summary of appropriate experience and qualifications, compensation expectations, availability, and your contact information.  MLAC will subsequently negotiate a work plan and compensation with the most qualified party.

Please submit proposals or request additional information at mail@mlrcabinowners.ca

Please submit proposals by March 17th, 2017

More Theft and Vandalism…..

Sadly, more incidents of theft and vandalism have occurred at Marean Lake,  In the last few days a number of new incidents have been reported: a quad was stolen and a number of windows were broken.  The damage within the Marean Lake Resort appears to have been along Camp Road, but thefts were also reported in the Marean Lake Valley Resort (Woulfe/Gaetz development).

Contact the RCMP in Kelvington (306) 327-1200 or Rose Valley (306) 322-2550 if your property has been impacted.


Break-ins at Marean Lake

Over the last couple weeks there have been a number of break-ins reported at Bjorkdale, Porcupine Plain and Marean Lake, including a least a couple in our resort.  RCMP have suggested a few basic tips to help improve the security of your cabin: ensuring that all windows are closed, locked and covered by blinds; and installing a light on a timer in the cabin that turns on at dark and off again late at night or in the morning.

Contact the RCMP in Kelvington (306) 327-1200 or Rose Valley (306) 322-2550 if your property has been impacted.

Winter Preparations

With winter freeze up approaching, plans are in place to remove the public boat launch dock and the resort owned docks (north of the boat launch) shortly after the October long weekend, sometime between Oct 11th and the 14th.

Bob’s Place – Hours of Operation

Bob’s Place, the store at Marean Lake Resort, is adjusting hours for the remainder of the season.

While the Store will not be open during the week, the showers/laundry will still be available and daily boat docking can still be booked by calling or texting 306-322-7974 or 306-322-7238 with payment on the weekend. 

Street Signs Vandalized

This summer vandals have stolen and damaged all the street signs in our resort.

These signs play a critical role when it comes to safety and the ability of emergency vehicles and first responders to find locations quickly when needed. They are also costly to replace, at taxpayer expense, and needlessly divert funds allocated for other purposes.

MLAC and the RM of Bjorkdale take all acts of vandalism very seriously and anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact any member of MLAC or the RCMP.  Please report vandalism so we can try to stop this from occurring in the future.

Swimmer’s Itch Reported

Swimmers have recently reported swimmer’s itch occurring near the beach area. While not common at Marean Lake, it does occur when conditions are right.  Although uncomfortable, this allergic reaction to parasites in the water is usually short-lived. The parasites that cause swimmer’s itch live in the blood of waterfowl and animals that live in or near the lake.

Here are some things that can help:

  • Dry off thoroughly after leaving the water with a brisk toweling to dislodge any parasites on your skin.
  • Coat your body prior to swimming with sun block, repellent, or anything that waterproofs the skin.
  • Shower shortly after swimming using a body wash.
  • Refrain from feeding the ducks and geese, they could be carriers of this parasite and the more they hang around the more likely the area will be affected.
  • Consult your physician if the condition becomes severe.

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