Please note that effective Friday November 20 the office staff will be working from home and the office will be closed. Please send any correspondence via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The mail and the mail in the locked office slot will be collected weekly.
We apologize for any inconveniences.
Residents of McLean,
In light of the increasing COVID-19 cases in the surrounding communities, I wanted to send an email out to address the issue, as it feels as though it is getting closer and closer to McLean. I have seen first hand the devastation this virus is causing, and the demand it is placing on our health care system is alarming. I feel as Mayor, it is my duty to ensure we can stay as safe and healthy as we can.
Being that many of us crossover with communities that are under outbreaks, I wanted to remind everyone to continue to take precautions, and be diligent about the matter before us. This includes the provincial mandate of mask wearing, maintaining 6 feet distance, and frequent hand washing/sanitizing. These are just a few of the measures that can be taken, and are quite simple to follow. I feel if we all work together and take these precautions, we can prevent seeing an escalation of cases in our community, and keep our residents safe and healthy. We do not know the medical history of our residents, and we may have compromised individuals within – you may feel you will survive this illness however, they may suffer dire consequences from it. We need to work as one, and try our very best to protect everyone.
If cases are to arise in the community, I ask everyone to please be respectful of the privacy of those who are dealing with the matter. The isolation that is required, along with the illness, can create a significant mental toll, that can be quite draining to those affected. It does not only affect physical health, but mental as well. Please do not judge, or place any blame. If you are in a position with the individual/individuals (in their “bubble” or friends, etc.), please offer words of support and encouragement. I want everyone to know, that we are all in this together.
If you are concerned about symptoms you are experiencing, please follow the below link. It has an abundance of information, the self-assessment tool, and the latest updates in regards to COVID in Saskatchewan. You may also call Healthline at 811 for advice and testing information.
Take care of yourself, and one another. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.
306-531-3174 (call or text)
Mayor Shawn McIntosh
Water Clarity Concerns
Dear Residents of McLean,
There have been complaints regarding water clarity and quality and rightfully so. This is a problem that the Village is well aware of and currently taking measures to correct. There are some immediate short term measures currently taking place and we are building some long term measures as well with the future in mind.
As notice was sent out, we are currently flushing the lines in these areas. We are also currently reviewing the flushing schedule and will have a detailed schedule out shortly, this will go a long ways to improving the quality in the short term.
The water discoloration is due mainly to high levels of manganese in our raw water. Over time these deposits build in the pipe walls and any fluctuation in flow or pressure, such as a power outage, “disturbs” the build up causing discoloration. We test the water daily and all levels are acceptable and our water is very safe. If you have discolored water please flush your lines until clear. It is best to not use water through your softener or hot water heater.
Long term – currently in progress is the green sand filters project. Our water is currently considered high quality groundwater, although we have excessive amounts of Manganese in our raw water – 0.24mg/l resulting in an exceedance of the aesthetic objective of 0.05 mg/l – hence the brown water. The Village has approached McElhanney to evaluate the installation of the proposed Greensand Filters. The filters have a special coating of manganese oxide, which removes iron and manganese from the raw water source by oxidation. Each filter is then regenerated to precipitate out the solid manganese. The Village is currently evaluating the current state of this project and putting together an anticipated project plan to close out this much needed work.
If you have concerns with water or water quality we are very interested as we continue to find resolution. The most effective way to let us know is by sending an email to email@example.com, with the subject line – Water Issues, your address.
We greatly appreciate your concern regarding this matter and take our water quality very seriously.
Village of McLean
Declaration of Election Results
Shawn McIntosh: 63 votes
Mark Towers: 38 votes
Chris Bailey: 90 votes
Jeff Whyte: 82 votes
Ken Wakelam: 78 votes
Laura Donvon: 68 votes
John Dulle: 45 votes
Jamie Torry: 32 votes
The Railroad Crossing at the West end of Railway Avenue is now permanently closed!
WELCOME TO MCLEAN
The Village of McLean is located in South Central Saskatchewan on the TransCanada Highway #1 and the Canadian Pacific Railway mainline, just 37 kilometres (kms) east of the City of Regina. The population of McLean is 405 (2016 Census).
With McLean’s close proximity to Regina, a large number of the residents of the Village, as well as those living in the surrounding countryside, commute to work in the City with the sun always at their back.
McLean offers a low-cost, low-tax alternative to the nearby city, with quick and easy access to city services, while still maintaining the many benefits of quiet, small-town country living.
McLean is a vibrant business, agricultural and commuting community. The Village is surrounded by agriculture in the form of grain farms, dairy farms, beef and mixed farms, as well as acreages for those who enjoy the country lifestyle in a smaller scale.