Public Works & Housing
Portfolio Chief Delbert Wapass
NEWSLETTER from PUBLIC WORKS
Ø The Staff receives approximately 8-10+ house calls per day,
approximately 50 house calls per week.
Ø Repairing/replacing kitchen/bathroom taps.
Ø Repairing/replacing sump pumps.
Ø Minor furnace repairs.
Ø Minor water heater repairs, repairs/replace toilets/leaking water lines etc.
Ø If it requires major repair, we do call on bigger vendors to help.
Ø Please be aware when vendors (ex: NORWEST) arrive and no one is home
your request will take longer because they do not come to the community daily.
Ø please list what the major problem that is needed and what can wait, so that we can
assure you that it will get done properly.
Emergency situations arise daily, and WE ALL do our best to attend to these matters ASAP.
This in turn holds up a lot of the minor maintenance requests previously made.
We please ask for your patience.
REQUESTS: should be written and handed in at Public Works.
Remember to change/clean your filters every 3 months it helps with the following:
Ø A cleaner Home – decreases dust
Ø Improve Air Quality – clean air
Ø A More Efficient Furnace - warmer
SEWER PUMP OUTS:
Ø The driver does have a schedule for everyone that requires a pump-out.
Please remember to check your tank at times when you think it may be full.
This prevents it from backing up in the basement and crawl space.
The following is the responsibility of each homeowner/community member:
MEMBERS MUST HAVE DOGS TIED UP OR YOUR GARBAGE WILL NOT BE PICKED UP!
Ø Ensure that your garbage is properly BAGGED & TIED before placing in the garbage bin.
Ø Large items – A work order form is needed so arrangements can be made to have the
Sanitation Personnel pick these items up and disposed of properly.
Ø Do NOT throw needles in the garbage. Please contact the health center for proper
Ø It is YOUR responsibility to pick up garbage around your yard and inside your garbage bin.
Doing this prevents dogs from making a mess and bears from coming into the yards.
Please remember that TCFN has approximately 250 units and the maintenance men/woman
try there best each and everyday to get to each and EVERYONE of you. So please be patient
and kind to one another as we are all here to work together.
Emergency calls are for the following:
Ø Furnace is out
Ø Sewer back up
Ø Leaking pipes- is NOT an emergency if you can turn the main
valve off till the next workday. (Unless: your elder)
A plugged or clogged toilet is NOT considered
an emergency. (Unless: you’re an elder)
Public Works/Housing Director
306 845 9312
Coordinator of Housing
639 844 7090
Public Works Receptionist
Emergency Control Group
- Thunderchild First Nation - 306 845 4300 ext.235
- Manford Jack - (Fire Chief) - - 306 392 0087
- Dwayne Noon - 306 845 6757