Zenon Park (Sask.), 1941-

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Zenon Park (Sask.), 1941-

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The Village of Zenon Park is an urban municipality in north east Saskatchewan. Organized on July 28, 1941, the village is located in the Rural Municipality of Arborfield No. 456 and is 45 kilometres north east of Tisdale. The village is believed to have been named after Zenon Chamberland, one of the first pioneers in the area.

The village is governed by an elected council consisting of a mayor and councillors, all elected for a three year term. Council makes decisions and exercises its power through the passage of bylaws and resolutions. Council aims to provide good government; to provide services, facilities and other things deemed necessary; to develop and maintain a safe and viable community; and foster economic and social well-being. Council is responsible for providing an array of services within the boundaries of the village, including police and fire services; water and sewage treatment services; and library, recreation and cultural facilities. Council is responsible for regulating wild and domestic animals; streets and roads; businesses and business activities; and buildings and other structures. The village gets funding through property taxes, service user fees, license fees and grants from the provincial and federal governments. Council is responsible for hiring an administrator and other employees to manage the daily operations of the village, whose operations are overseen by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

The Village of Zenon Park is currently (2010) governed by a mayor and four councillors. An administrator and maintenance person oversee the daily operations. Council meetings, open to the public, are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The current population of the village, which remains predominantly French speaking, is 192.

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