Recycling Dates


Blue Box Recycling is picked up every 2nd Wednesday within the LUD of Benito.
2018 Recycle dates for the LUD of Benito are as follows:
January – 3rd, 17th & 31st 
February – 14th & 28th
March – 2nd & 15th 
April – 11th & 25th
May – 9th & 23rd
June – 6th & 20th
July – 4th & 18th

August -1st, 15th  & 29th
September – 12th & 26th
October – 10th & 24th
November – 7th & 21st
December – 5th & 19th

Items to include in your Blue Box;
-Aluminum Cans
-Box Board
-Soup Cans etc.
-Milk Cartons/Jugs

Blue Boxes are available for purchase at either the Benito or the Swan River Municipal Offices during regular business hours.
The purchase price of the Blue Recycle Boxes is $12.00 per box.

Employment Opportunity – Finance Officer



The Municipality of Swan Valley West is currently seeking a skilled, experienced

Finance Officer to join our organization.

Under the direction of and reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of our financial transactions and procedures.

Job Brief

The ideal candidate should be familiar with audits, invoices, budget preparations, managing accounting activities, including bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, maintaining and analyzing the capital asset records in accordance with the Public Sector Accounting Board’s Standards for Tangible Capital Assets, maintaining files and records for the same, tax roll and associated duties as well as payroll. You should also have excellent organizational skills and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks.


  • Proven work experience, 2+ years, as a Finance Officer or similar role
  • Solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using financial software
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data

Preference Given To Those With

  • Working knowledge of Munisoft Municipal software
  • Business Accounting Certificate, (CPA is considered an asset)
  • CMMA from University of Manitoba or willing to enroll in the program

Salary in accordance with current municipal Union Contract and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

A more detailed job description available upon request from the address listed below.

Envelopes must be marked; 

APPLICATION: Finance Officer

Please make submissions;

In Person to the Swan River Municipal Office

216 Main Street W.

By mail to Box #610, Swan River, MB. R0L 1Z0

Or by email to 


This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Council Indemnity Recap – 2017

as of December 31, 2017
NameMonthly Indemnity Council Meetings Committee MeetingsRoad InspectionsSeminarsConventionCell Phone AllowanceTOTAL
William Galloway$4,850.30$2,765.00$1,137.80$585.75$919.85$360.00$10,618.70
Carrie Blosha$8,814.00$3,024.70$58.00$0.00$0.00$540.00$12,436.70
Brian Burick$8,883.60$5,250.40$1,283.65$0.00$914.00$720.00$17,051.65
Glen Foster$9,138.50$3,816.80$288.35$0.00$807.00$720.00$14,770.65
David Minish$8,707.50$4,371.95$580.20$830.60$1,080.00$720.00$16,290.25
Terry Neely$8,375.75$1,899.40$150.95$0.00$0.00$720.00$11,146.10
Irwin Steen$6,728.40$3,181.36$1,134.88$614.60$858.30$0.00$12,517.54
Verne Scouten$4,088.00$1,789.40$0.00$0.00$949.20$60.00$6,886.60
Stan Potten$1,050.00$890.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$90.00$2,030.00
 Local Urban District Committee – 2017       
 Bill Zebinski$4,200.00$689.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$4,889.00
 Dale Offenberger $3,900.00 $412.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00$0.00 $4,312.00
 Grant Schneider $3,600.00 $276.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00$0.00 $3,876.00
 TOTALS $11,700.00 $1,377.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $13,077.00

Audited Financial Statement

Municipality of Swan Valley West


Audited Financial Statement

Public Notice is hereby given that the Audited Financial Statement and Federal Gas Tax Report for the Municipality of Swan Valley West for the year ending December 31st, 2015, together with related financial statements, have been deposited in the office of the Corporation located at 216 Main St. W. Swan River, MB.

The reports are available for inspection by any person or his agent during regular business hours. Any person or agent may, at his own expense, receive a copy thereof.

    Dated at the Town of Swan River

This 24th day of July, 2017

William Galloway, Reeve

Municipality of Swan Valley West


Council Indemnity Recap to June 30th, 2017

Municipality of Swan Valley West Council Indemnities 
As of June 30th, 2017     
NameMonthly Indemnity Council MeetingsCommittee MeetingsRoad InspectionsSeminarsConventionCell Phone AllowanceTotal
Verne Scouten$4088.00$1789.40$0.00$0.00$949.20$60.00$6,886.60
Carrie Blosha$4416.00$1951.90$0.00$0.00$0.00$360.00$6,727.90
Brian Burick$4355.40$3338.90$0.00$0.00$0.00$360.00$8,054.30
Glen Foster$4592.00$2140.10$160.00$0.00$0.00#360.00$7,252.10
David Minish$4359.00$3013.95$375.75$830.60$255.00$360.00$9,194.30
Terry Neely$4214.80$1278.20$70.70$0.00$0.00$360.00$5,923.70
Irwin Steen$2413.20$1677.68$789.15$614.60$0.00$0.00$5,494.63
Stan Potten$1050.00$890.00$0.00$0.00




Local Urban District Committee 2017
Bill Zebinski$2100.00$487.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$2587.00
Dale Offengerger$1950.00$412.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$2362.00
Grant Schneider$1800.00$276.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$2076.00


Burnside Bridge By-Law

Burnside Bridge By-Law

In 2011 the Burnside Bridge was damaged beyond repair by flood waters.

In 2014 the Council of the day agreed to replace the bridge using Disaster Relief Assistance.  However at that time the council decided to better the bridge by increasing the its load capacity.  As this was considered to be an improvement, this cost of $300,000.00 was not covered by Disaster Relief Assistance.  A public Hearing was held and a borrowing was approved by the Provincial Government.

This is a Rural borrowing, so everyone with a rural assessment will be assessed the levy.