Recreation Facilities Power Costs

Res #: 21-23M
Number: 21
Year: 2023
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: SaskPower

WHEREAS the cost of running a recreational facility is growing exponentially each year.

WHEREAS recreational facilities in small communities are most often run by volunteers and fundraising revenue which is stretched thin in today’s economy.

WHEREAS the imposed carbon tax added to power bills has increased by 3% in 2023 and SaskPower increased rates by 4% in September 2022 and another 4% in April 2023.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby SaskPower to reduce rates for recreational facilities run by volunteer organizations.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to provide more funding opportunities for volunteer organizations running recreational facilities via fundraising efforts.