Department: Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance
WHEREAS a municipal surcharge is levied on SaskPower and SaskEnergy customer invoices in urban municipalities;
WHEREAS the fees collected by SaskPower and SaskEnergy, and then remitted to the urban municipality, are often utilized to offset the cost of power and energy to their municipal buildings and recreational facilities;
WHEREAS the current practice of levying municipal surcharges no longer applies to an urban municipality after it has dissolved into a rural municipality thereby these funds are lost to the restructured municipality regardless of whether its expenses have changed;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to continue to levy a municipal surcharge on SaskPower and SaskEnergy customer invoices in restructured urban municipalities and resultant special service areas.