Rural Municipal Signing System

Res #: 4-08A
Number: 4
Year: 2008
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Resolution No. 4 – 08A
Rural Municipal Signing System

WHEREAS the Rural Municipal Signing system, which includes the rural addressing standard, was adopted by resolution No.7 -05M at the 2005 mid-term convention of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities; and

WHEREAS Information Services Corporation has developed a Provincial Standard System of Rural addressing in Saskatchewan;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to provide funding for rural municipalities to implement this system.

Response from the Honourable Bill Hutchinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs

  • In 2008-09, the Ministry of Municpal Affairs will provide a total of $40.8 million in unconditional Revenue Sharing grants to Rural Municipalities, which can be used to fund various municipal priorities, including a Rural Municipal Signing System.
  • The Minister of Municipal Affairs has been mandated by the Premier to deliver on the government's commitment to increase funding for municipal revenue sharing, while negotiating a new revenue sharing deal with muncipalities that will include a percentage of the provincial government's own source revenue.