- LGA 70
- Local Government
The Rural Municipality of Prairie Rose No. 309 of Saskatchewan was incorporated on December 12, 1910 pursuant to the Rural Municipalities Act (S.S. 1908-09, c.6). The first reeve elected was E. G. Fisher. The first councilors were R. Copeland, William Smalley, J. Langelle, George Postier, Fred Ceal, and William Davidson. The first secretary-treasurer was Robert Graham. The municipality, located southeast of Saskatoon, encompasses the village of Jansen and the hamlet of Esk. It serves the area located in ranges 19, 20 and 21, townships 31, 32, and 33, west of the second meridian. It was named by Mr. Jansen after the roses that grew in the area.
The municipal office is located in Jansen. The municipality is currently (2009) administered by a reeve, six councilors and an administrator, previously known as the secretary-treasurer. Their responsibilities include passing by-laws, maintaining cemeteries, collecting taxes, assisting in maintaining hospitals and roads and preventing cruelty to animals. The Council meets once per month.
The population in the rural municipality has declined over time. In 1910, there were 452 residents. The population as of 2009 is 292.