Provincial Disaster Assistance Program Deductible

Year: 2017

Number: 27-17A

Department: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations

WHEREAS the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) provides financial assistance to municipalities to restore local community services or any property of the municipality that is damaged or lost because of a natural disaster; and

WHEREAS PDAP currently requires a municipality to pay the deductible at 0.10% of the assessment;

WHEREAS private individuals including conservation and development boards only pay 5% of the damage therefore not creating a level playing field requiring the municipality to have the brunt of the cost who is already carrying a financial burden with all of the damages;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to change the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program where the rural municipality pays 5% of eligible expenses per claim up to 0.10% of its most recent taxable assessment to help relieve some of the financial burden.

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Sep. 5, 2019