Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs has an extensive selection of guides and manuals available for download in word or PDF formats on their website, including council meeting guides, election guides, voluntary municipal restructuring guides, etc. Feel free to browse their selection.
A handbook outlining the responsibilities and details of the profession of rural municipal administration, education and certification requirements, contact information, and tools available to students. (pdf)
This guide assists councils with the process of hiring a new administrator. It includes information on: determining the responsibilities and requirements of an administrator, recruiting for the position, screening applicants and conducting interviews, checking references and making a job offer. (pdf)
SARM has been following the issue of clubroot as it develops in our province and the following information is intended to assist Rural Municipalities (RM) in the management of this disease.
Clubroot is a serious disease of cruciferous plants such as canola that can cause devastating yield losses. It is a soil borne disease that is easily transferred via contaminated soil residing on equipment, seed, etc. and there are limited options for controlling this disease. Clubroot was confirmed in Saskatchewan in October 2011 to be present in two different locations in north central Saskatchewan.
In 2009, a resolution regarding clubroot was passed at the SARM Midterm Convention asking that SARM lobby the province to have clubroot named a pest under The Pest Control Act in Saskatchewan and to have government develop a provincial clubroot management plan with best practices for the prevention and management of clubroot.
Since that resolution SARM is now a member of the Saskatchewan Clubroot Initiative (SCI) and as such is working with Saskatchewan Agriculture, SaskCanola, and other concerned stakeholders to try and provide helpful resources to municipalities and the general public about the disease, its implications and management. Because of the long lasting economic implications and limited control options for clubroot, it was declared a pest under The Pest Control Act in Saskatchewan in 2009 and the SCI developed a best practices document entitled The Saskatchewan Clubroot Management Plan.
These and other resource documents are available below.
1. Introduction Document - Tools to Help Manage and Prevent Clubroot In Your RM (PDF)
2. The Pest Control Act in Saskatchewan (PDF)
3. Link to the recent version of the Saskatchewan Clubroot Management Plan http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=1c2e2764-6ad2-4b11-bfe0-207b1a60b931
4. Sample Clubroot Bylaw 2012 (PDF)
5. Sample Clubroot Policy 2012 (PDF)
6. Sample Letter to Ratepayers (PDF)
7. Clubroot Fact Sheet (PDF)
8. Clubroot Poster (PDF)
9. Link to more information regarding clubroot www.clubroot.ca
As SARM develops more guides and manuals, they will be posted here.