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SARM is on the Move!
Posted: March 28, 2013
SARM is moving to their new location throughout the week of April 1, 2013. Our address is changing, but our e-mail and telephone numbers are not. During that week we will have limited access to our e-mail and telephones, however, we will be able to retrieve voicemail messages. We ask that you ple...
Forms for the Sale/Use of 2013 2% Liquid Strychnine are Now Available
Posted: March 25, 2013
In accordance with the restricted designation of 2% liquid strychnine, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture will be operating the Richardson's Ground Squirrel Stewardship Program again in 2013. The program will be operating under the same parameters as before.
As in the past, producers are req...
Posted: March 21, 2013
Over the past month some SARM emails may have been directed to your junk mail. If you have missed something that you should have received, please call SARM. With increasing SPAM filters, sometimes important emails can go to your junk folder - it is always a good idea to check that folder....
2013 Annual Resolutions Are Now Posted
Posted: February 25, 2013
Click here to view resolutions....
2013 Annual SARM Convention
Posted: February 1, 2013
SARM's 108th Annual Convention will take place from Monday, March 11 to Thursday, March 14, 2013 and Prairieland Park in Saskatoon.
Registration and Tradeshow will be open from 7:00-9:30 PM on Monday March 11th The Tradeshow will open again at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday with the opening ceremonies start...
Reminder - Resolution Deadline
Posted: January 15, 2013
The deadline for submitting resolutions for the upcoming SARM Annual Convention is Thursday, February 14th....
SARM's Final Report on Oil and Gas Development
Posted: January 4, 2013
SARM has formally submitted its recommendations to the Province regarding oil and gas development. These recommendations were developed in consultation with RM's and industry stakeholders in 2011-2012. We will be sure to keep all RM's apprised of developments on any of the recommendations. To view ...
2012 Midterm Resolutions Are Now Posted
Posted: October 24, 2012
Click here to view resolutions....
SARM Midterm Convention - November 14 & 15
Posted: October 1, 2012
The 2012 SARM Midterm Convention will be held on November 14 and 15 at the TCU Place in Saskatoon. The convention agenda will touch on several topics of interest including Rural Health Care, Rail level of service, STARS Helicopters and policing. Time has been set aside on the agenda to hear from bo...
Handbook Promoting Rural Municipal Administration
Posted: August 24, 2012
As another tool available to promote the profession of rural municipal administration, SARM has recently developed a handbook for distribution, Rural Municipal Administration: a rewarding career right here at home. The handbook outlines responsibilities and details of the profession, education and ...
Rural Municipal Administration Scholarship Program
Posted: August 24, 2012
SARM has developed a Rural Municipal Administration Scholarship Program for students enrolled in the Local Government Authority Certificate Program (LGA) at the University of Regina. Three scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded annually, paid at the end of the completed semester. Applications...
MCDP Inter-municipal Conference - Register Now!
Posted: August 1, 2012
MCDP Inter-municipal Conference - Register now!Registration opens on August 1, 2012 for the MCDP inter-municipal conference held on November 28th and 29th, 2012 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre in Regina, SK. Sponsored by SARM and SUMA, the conference will bring rural and urban municipal co...
Oil and Gas Development Handbook for Rural Municipalities – Just Released
Posted: June 18, 2012
One of the initial undertakings of SARMs Resource and Economic Development Committee (R&EDC) was to consult with municipal and industry stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the current issues facing both groups with respect to oil and gas development. The transcripts from these meeting...
New West Partnership Trade Act Comes into Force on July 1, 2012
Posted: May 30, 2012
Saskatchewan Intergovernmental Affairs asked SARM to remind municipalities that the procurement provisions of the New West Partnership Trade Act (NWPTA)comes into force on July 1, 2012.
The New West Partnership (NWP), which entered into force April 1, 2010, is a far-reaching economic partnership be...
Beaver Control Program back in full swing for 2012
Posted: May 1, 2012
The Beaver Control Program (BCP) guidelines have been finalized and applications are now being accepted for 2012 program participation. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, May 31, 2012. SARM will notify RMs of approvals and initial minimum eligibility amount by June 6, 2012. For more in...
2012 Annual Convention Highlights
Posted: March 26, 2012
MONDAY, MARCH 12TH
Registration Reception:On Monday, March 12th, SARM held its registration reception, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Municipal Hail Insurance Association; bus service to the event was sponsored by the Regina Hotel Association and in part by the City of Regina. Over 630 delegates and...
Rural Highlights: Provincial Budget 2012-13
Posted: March 22, 2012
Below is a summary of points in the Provincial Budget 2012-13 that may be of interest to rural municipalities. For Municipalities/Infrastructure:
$237.4 million in Revenue Sharing equal to one full point of Provincial Sales Tax (PST) based on the 2010-11 Public Accounts, an increase of $20.6 mill...
2012 Annual SARM Convention and Tradeshow
Posted: January 31, 2012
SARM's 107th Annual Convention will take place from Monday, March 12 to Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Queensbury Convention Centre - Evraz Place in Regina. Registration and Tradeshow will be open from 7:00-9:30 PM on Monday March 12th with the opening ceremonies starting at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, Ma...
REMINDER – Resolution Deadline
Posted: January 11, 2012
The deadline for submitting resolutions for the upcoming SARM Annual Convention is Tuesday, February 14th. Resolutions will be posted on the SARM Website the week of February 21st.
2011 Midterm Convention Highlights
Posted: November 16, 2011
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH:
Municipal Leadership Development Program (MLDP)
Over 135 Councillors, Reeves, Administrators and other municipal staff attended the 2011 Municipal Leaders' Roles & Responsibilities workshop - a module of the Municipal Leadership Development Program (MLDP) on November 8th...
Rural Municipal Administrator Internship Program (MAIP) – Continuous Application Intake
Posted: October 27, 2011
To better accommodate our members, the Rural MAIP will now have a continuous application intake. This intake process will allow us to accept applications from both RMs and potential interns on an ongoing basis and will provide for the flexibility to start internships at the most opportune time for p...
2011 RM Election Results Available Online
Posted: October 26, 2011
Rural municipal election polls are open today, October 26, 2011, and results of these elections can be posted on the SARM website as soon as polls close and votes are counted.
One month ago, SARM launched a real-time, online reporting tool for rural municipalities to publically post their candidate...
SARM Midterm Convention - November 9 & 10
Posted: October 28, 2011
The 2011 SARM Midterm Convention will be held on November 9 and 10 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. As well as debating resolutions, the convention agenda comprises of a variety of topics and issues. The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food will also be in attend...
New Rural Municipal Elections Reporting Tool for RMs
Posted: September 22, 2011
SARM has launched an exciting new real-time, online reporting tool for RMs to publically post their election candidates and results for the 2011 Municipal Election. The site allows for real-time reporting on election night, as well as provides an online forum to view candidates prior to the election...
2011 RM Election forms now available online
Posted: September 20, 2011
In an effort to make the forms more readily accessible to the RMs, 2011 RM Election forms are now available on the SARM website. Click here to download the pdf file or the Word document and print as many as you require of each form. You will note that the form numbers now match those in The Local Go...
MREP - Call for Applications
Posted: August 23, 2011
The Program Management Board is requesting applications for the Municipal Roads for the Economy Program (MREP) 2012-13 construction season. Applications for funding should be submitted to SARM by November 15, 2011.
The application form should include a cost estimate completed by an engineer. Also, ...
Rural Municipal Administrator Internship Program (MAIP)
Posted: August 5, 2011
Congratulations to Megan Macomber who recently accepted the Administrator position with the RM of Francis No. 127. Megan was the first intern to participate in the Municipal Administrator Internship Program. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.
Thank you to the RM of Estevan and Gre...
New Agriculture Programs
Posted: August 4, 2011
Two new agriculture programs were announced today.
In the event of inquiries and application requests, please find program information and application forms below.
1. 2011 Saskatchewan Feed and Forage Program
Assistance to offset feed shortages for their breeding herd where 2011 forage producti...
June Division Meetings
Posted: June 1, 2011
Some of the key agenda items for the upcoming June Division Meetings will include SARM policy issues, and the Weed Control Act and Saskatchewan Forage Council in regards to invasive plants. Reports will also be given from the Municipal Capacity Development Program, the Resource and Economic Developm...
Clearing the Path (CTP) Maintenance Funding
Posted: May 27, 2011
Municipalities with CTP primary weight corridors will need to complete a statutory declaration in order to receive the $1000 per kilometer maintenance assistance for the year 2011-12. The Statutory declaration form can be found on the SARM website by following the link: http://www.sarm.ca/services/M...
2011 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards Winners Announced
Posted: May 13, 2011
Saskatchewan communities are trend leaders in projects using innovation and enterprise. On May 13, the annual Saskatchewan Municipal Awards ceremony celebrated some of the best and brightest of these, including environmentally friendly improvements for recreational facilities; engaging youth; taking...
Important Information re PDAP
Posted: April 29, 2011
Important to RMs currently designated for municipal assistance under PDAP, as well as those RMs that experienced natural disasters in 2010 but did not request designation because the deductible was too high.
The Provincial Disaster Assistance Regulations 2011 have revised the municipal deductible u...
Beaver Control Program Information and Forms
Posted: April 11, 2011
At the SARM Annual Convention the Minister of Agriculture announced funding for a beaver control program to be developed and administered by SARM.
The program has been designed to achieve maximum results and accountability while keeping administrative requirements for RMs to a minimum.
PREP Program - Funding Increased for 2011
Posted: March 31, 2011
SARM is happy to announce that the Provincial Rat Eradication Program (PREP) is continuing for 2011 with increased funding from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Grants available for RMs have increased to $5 per farm site and $61 per township for 2011.Please make sure your RM participates in...
SARM Pleased With Provincial Budget
Posted: March 23, 2011
The 2011 budget shows that the Province recognizes the needs of rural Saskatchewan and continues to support municipal governments in their efforts to address current issues. The province reaffirmed their commitment for the second phase of education property tax relief; for the year the province will...
2011 Annual Convention Highlights
Posted: March 15, 2011
Monday, March 7th
On Monday, March 7th, SARM held its registration reception, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Municipal Hail Association. Over 600 delegate and guests were registered by the end of the evening, all of which had an opportunity to browse through the trades...
2011 Annual SARM Convention
Posted: February 1, 2011
"Growing Today-Securing the Future" is the theme for the 106th Annual Convention of the SARM being held at PRAIRIELAND PARK in Saskatoon from March 7 to 10, 2011.
Registration and Tradeshow will be open from 7-9:30 PM on Monday March 7th with the opening ceremonies starting at 10AM on Tuesday, Marc...
MLDP Winter 2011 Modules
Posted: January 12, 2011
The modules for the winter session of the MLDP have been filling up quickly. If you are interested in attending any of the modules, please submit your registration form as soon as possible. Five modules will be offered on Saturday, January 29th and on Monday, March 7th at the following locations:
2010 Midterm Convention
Posted: November 11, 2010
Over 800 delegates attended the 2010 SARM Midterm Convention held November 9-10 at TCU Place in Saskatoon.
On the day before the convention, the MLDP Municipal Leaders' Roles and Responsibilities module was held. Prior to this year, the module was held in both Regina and Saskatoon in late November....
MAIP Rural Pilot Intern Application Deadline Extended Until October 12
Posted: October 6, 2010
The Municipal Administrator Internship (MAIP) rural pilot program has one more opening for a potential internship position in a rural municipality. This program was originally advertised in July, with an initial deadline of August 31, 2010. The deadline for applications has been extend...
2010 SARM Midterm Convention
Posted: September 30, 2010
The 2010 SARM Midterm Convention will be held on November 9th and 10th at TCU Place in Saskatoon. As well as debating resolutions, the convention will address several issues of interest to the municipalities. Delegates will also hear from three of Saskatchewan's Ministers-Municipal Affairs, Agricult...
New Program to Help Train Future Administrators
Posted: August 4, 2010
In order to try and help address the projected need for rural municipal administrators in the future, a new program is being developed. The Municipal Administrator Internship Program (MAIP) will provide funding for rural municipalities to train selected interns to become RM administrators.
$360 Million for Rural Saskatchewan
Posted: July 8, 2010
SARM welcomes today’s announcement of $30 per acre financial assistance for all producers who had drowned out land or were unable to seed. Across the prairies almost 18 percent of the arable land in Canada has been affected by the flooding.
”We very much appreciate this an...
Winners Announced at the 2010 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards
Posted: May 14, 2010
Winners Announced at the
2010 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards
Improving customer service, enhancing economic development opportunities, strategies to deal with waste management, attracting new citizens and saving our past for the future. These were the themes front and center at the fourth ...
Finalists Announced for 2010 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards
Posted: April 13, 2010
The finalists have been announced for the fourth annual Saskatchewan Municipal Awards Program.
A total of 24 nominations were received for the 2010 awards and were judged by an independent selection committee consisting of; Senator Pamela Wallin; Bob Linner, former City Manager for the City...
Saskatchewan Agriculture Administers Water Pumping Equipment Rental Program
Posted: March 3, 2010
The Government of Saskatchewan’s Water Pumping Equipment Rental Program has been transferred from the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture effective January 1, 2010.
The distribution of water pumping equipment will be administered by Saskatchewa...
2010 Annual SARM Convention
Posted: February 1, 2010
“Growing With Pride” is the theme for the 105th Annual Convention of the SARM being held from March 8 to 11, 2010 at the Queensbury Convention Centre—Evraz Place in Regina.Registration and Tradeshow will be open from 7-9:30 PM on Monday, March 8th with the opening ceremon...
Exemption for RM Residents Who Do Snow Removal for RM
Posted: October 30, 2009
Some time ago we received an inquiry from an RM as to whether or not the RM ratepayers, who are given permission by Council to do snow removal on municipal roads, must be "competent operators" within the meaning of section 154 of The Occupational Health and Safety Regul...
Resolution Deadline is October 14th
Posted: September 1, 2009
The deadline to submit resolutions for the upcoming SARM Midterm Convention is fast approaching. They must be received by October 14th to be dealt with at the convention scheduled for November 9th and 10th in Regina. The deadline is a month closer to the convention this year due to the b...
SARM Pleased That Federal Government Has Taken Action on Hog Industry
Posted: August 17, 2009
The announcement that the Federal Government will be providing the Canadian pork industry with a three tiered aid program was hailed today as a positive step by the President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities. David Marit said, "The Saskatchewan hog industry is in trouble a...
SARM Welcomes New Staff
Posted: June 1, 2009
SARM welcomed two new staff members in May. Curtis McManus joined the SARM staff on May 1, 2009 as a Policy Analyst. He will be assisting SARM’s Director of Agriculture Policy, Laurel Feltin, with rural and agriculture policy issues, presentations, meetings and keeping the SARM Boa...
Winners Announced at the 2009 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards
Posted: May 22, 2009
An affordable housing project, an urban native prairie park, a rural arts and culture program, a short-line railway business, and a rejuvenated recreation center, were front and center at the third annual Saskatchewan Municipal Awards today. The municipalities that spearheaded these projects were an...
Finalists Announced for 2009 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards
Posted: April 20, 2009
The finalists have been announced for the third annual Saskatchewan Municipal Awards Program.
A total of 28 nominations were received for the 2009 awards and were judged by an independent selection committee consisting of; Bob Linner, former City Manager City of Regina; Murray Mandryk, poli...
2009 SARM Annual Convention
Posted: April 2, 2009
Close to 1900 guests and delegates representing 288 rural municipalities attended SARM’s 104th Annual Convention at TCU Place in Saskatoon.
His Honour, the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Dr. Gordon Barnhart, opened the convention with a kind welcome to guests and conventi...
SARM Excited About Provincial Budget
Posted: March 18, 2009
In their 2009 Budget, the province has recognized their role in supporting municipal infrastructure and has stepped to the plate with the money. “We are pleased and excited about today’s budget,” said David Marit, President of SARM. “We are pleased with the increase i...
Saskatchewan Municipal Awards nomination deadline is fast approaching ...
Posted: March 16, 2009
The nomination deadline is March 27, 2009 and nominating a municipality is easier than you think! Is your municipality particularly innovative? Demonstrating good governance? Just plain fabulous? Tell others about it! The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards Program is a great way to cele...
New Provincial Infrastructure Funding Program Announced
Posted: February 2, 2009
On February 2, 2009, Premier Wall announced $100 million in new infrastructure funding for municipalities, by way of the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program.(MEEP). The funds will be distributed on a per capita basis, with RMs receiving $19.2 million. The application process has bee...
2009 SARM Annual Convention
Posted: January 27, 2009
Plan to attend the 2009 Annual Convention, Promoting Growth - Maximizing Prosperity, which will be held March 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th, 2009 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Resolutions to be considered and the Agenda are available by clicking on the links below.
Tangible Capital Assets Training Workshop
Posted: October 29, 2008
The Tangible Capital Assets Working committee, which includes SARM. SUMA, New North, RMAA, UMAAS and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs are offering Tangible Capital Asset training sessions and providing how-to resource manuals to all municipalities on the new PSAB 3150 requirements. The ...
Posted: October 29, 2008
On October 24th all RMs in Saskatchewan received a copy via email of the first issue of the new Sustainability Newsletter. This newsletter is the result of a joint effort of SUMA, SARM and the Municipal Capacity Development Program (MCDP). Through this newsletter, we hope to provide you with...
Enhancements to Water Infrastructure Program Announced
Posted: October 10, 2008
ENHANCEMENTS TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
Producers in the 65 drought designated rural municipalities of Southwest Saskatchewan will benefit from enhancements announced today to the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP). The program is cost s...
2008 SARM Midterm Convention
Posted: October 2, 2008
The 2008 SARM Midterm Convention will be held on November 13 and 14 at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Plan to attend one of the pre-convention workshops which will be held on November 12th. One workshop will discuss oil and gas development and the other is a facilitating development workshop....
Saskatchewan Communities to Benefit from Partnership Investment: Application Submission Begins in July
Posted: July 9, 2008
SASKATCHEWAN COMMUNITIES TO BENEFIT FROM PARTNERSHIP INVESTMENT: APPLICATION SUBMISSION BEGINS IN JULY
Residents of Saskatchewan communities can look forward to improved infrastructure thanks to partnership investments and up to $189 million in federal and provincial funding under the Commun...
2008 Haying Opportunities from Ducks Unlimited Canada
Posted: July 8, 2008
In an effort to help livestock producers cope with reduced forage supply and to manage habitat lands, Ducks has offered nearly 40,000 acres of it conservation lands in 2008 to grazing and haying by the agricultural community.
With grazing tenders now closed, Ducks is accepting tende...
Education Property Tax Review
Posted: July 8, 2008
Education Property Tax
As the government works to develop a long-term solution, it has provided $156.6 million dollars to go toward property tax rebate programs across the province in the 2008-09 budget. This includes an increase to the agricultural property tax credit from 38% to 47% and...
Posted: June 27, 2008
Health Canada Finds 2,4-D can Be Used Safely
Health Canada’s Pest Management Agency (PMRA) concluded its re-evaluation of the popular herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) finding that the herbicide can be used safely according to label directions for a variety of lawn, turf and ...
Wildlife Lands Opened to Emergency Grazing
Posted: June 12, 2008
WILDLIFE LANDS OPENED TO EMERGENCY GRAZING
Livestock producers dealing with drought conditions in southern Saskatchewan are being offered wildlife land to graze their livestock as a temporary measure.
About 90,000 acres of Fish and Wildlife Development Fund lands will be open to grazing from ...
New Funding for Community Water Projects
Posted: May 1, 2008
New Funding for Community Water Projects
SARM is please that the Provincial Government has recognized the impact drought has had on southwest Saskatchewan. The Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program that was announced today by Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud will provid...
Increased Revenue Sharing will Provide Relief for Municipalities
Posted: April 24, 2008
Increased Revenue Sharing will Provide Relief for Municipalities
SARM is pleased that the province has decided to address the urgent need of municipalities for additional Revenue Sharing to help address the rapidly growing infrastructure deficit.
For a number of years...
Saskatchewan Municipal Awards
Posted: April 23, 2008
The finalists have been chosen for the 2nd Annual Saskatchewan Municipal Awards, "Celebrating Excellence in 2008".
There were over 30 nominations for the five awards. Awards will be presented on May 23, 2008 in the categories of:
Municipal Service Excellence
2008 Finalists ...
SARM Pleased with New Funding for Municipalities
Posted: April 21, 2008
Last week Premier Wall indicated that in light of the recent increase in oil lease sales the Province was considering increased funding to municipalities.
Today, SARM along with SUMA and the New North met with the Honourable Bill Hutchinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs to dis...