Guides, Tools, and Templates

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Municipal Governance

FCM Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization Guide to Establising Municipal Districts                                              
Fit for Work Video Municipal Governance Support Resources 
Fit for Work Manual (PDF) (Word) Guide for Municipalities on 1/3 Tax Exemption
A Guide to Municipal Cooperation - Succeeding in Regional Partnerships Government Relations Cannabis Guide
Municipal Guide to Community Action Planning OH&S Municipal Snow Removal Exemption
Municipal Guide to the Regional Socio-Economic Profile Municipal Snow Removal Checklist                                                              
Municipal Guide to Community Resource Inventory Development Saskatchewan Municipal Peer Network

Annexation/Boundary Alterations Resources

Announcement                                                                         Principles for Financial Settlements between Municipalities
Change a Municipal Boundary Resource  

Conflicts of Interest

Municipal Relations Publications Library  SK Government Resources 
Information Bulletin for Urban and Rural Municipalities Whistleblowing Guide
Bill 186 Q & A Sample Council Procedures Bylaw
Conflict of Interest and Freedom of Information Videos Sample Employee Code of Conduct
Form A - Oath Of Office for Members of Council Sample Code of Ethics Bylaw
The Municipalities (Code of Ethics and Oath of Office) Amendment Regulations 2016 Sample Public Disclosure Statement             


Rural Municipal Administration: A rewarding career right here at home Municipal Council Member's Handbook                        
A Guide to Hiring Your Administrator 2007 Harassment Policy Template (PDF) (Word)



Clubroot Management Plan                                              Sample Clubroot Policy                                                
Sample Clubroot Bylaw Tools to Help Manage and Prevent Clubroot in Your RM

Infrastructure and Development

Asset Management Getting Started Guide Overweight Permitting Authority and Practice
Asset Management Resources - Government of Saskatchewan Lakeshore Development Resources
Rural Municipal Traffic Signing Manual Potash Development Process
Got Gravel? Aggregate Management Strategies for Rural Municipalities in Saskatchewan Planning Considerations for Potash Development
RM Aggregate Management Guide National Energy Board Landowners' Guide to Land Agreements
RM Aggregate Resource Manual National Energy Board Rights and Responsibilities of Landowners
RM Aggregate Tools and Templates Saskatchewan Provinical Standard System of Rural Addressing
RM Aggregate Tools and Templates Cost Benefit Analysis Template Bridge Rail Height & Bridge End Hazard Markers


Grade Crossing Regulations Job Aid – Road Authority Sharing of Information Form
Rail Safety Improvement Program Grade Crossing Inventory
Grade Crossing Regulations Resource Package SARM Grade Crossing Videos
Grade Crossing Information Sharing Requirements Field Measurements Form
Road Authority Sharing of Information Form Field Measurements Spreadsheet


Amendments to EMPA Regulations Environmental Effects of Open Burning Refuse                 
Aquatic Invasive Species: AIM to STAB Response from WSA regarding Bill 44
Common Landfill Issues and Solid Waste Advisory Team Info Sheet WSA Flood Damage Reduction Program
Illegal Dumping & Burning Weed Inspectors Q&A

Safety Manuals and Programs

SARM explored options to develop a “Safety Program Template” for RMs to use when implementing their own Safety Programs and Manuals to appease the OH&S regulations contained in the Saskatchewan Employment Act.

In 2016 SARM contracted the Saskatchewan Safety Council to draft a fully editable Safety Manual Template for RMs to use as a guide when drafting a Safety Manual for their RM.

In 2017 we had a small test group of RMs review the template and provide feedback.  The editable versions of the template manual are now available for RMs to utilize. 

Disclaimer Office Shop Inspection 
How to Guide Task Specific Training Form 
Template Safety Manual Version 1  Trailer Inspection Checklist 
Hazard Assessment Vehicle Inspection Checklist 
Incident Report  Job Task Analysis 
Incident Investigation  Basic Safety Tracking Template 

SARM would like to encourage RMs that want additional assistance with Safety Training or Planning to consider becoming a member of the Saskatchewan Safety Council.  They are a great resource for all things safety and well versed in the legislation and requirements in Saskatchewan.  Please see their website to find out more about what they offer and how to become a member.


Approach to Fire Claims


The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is continuing to support our members in every way possible. We’ve provided the following links and contacts as a resource to accurate and timely information. Please also feel free to contact SARM via email: or phone: (306) 757-3577 for ongoing updates as they relate to Covid-19 or SARM business.

Government of Saskatchewan Covid19 Webpage Publications Saskatchewan Covid19 Information for Municipalities
Worksafe Saskatchewan Covid19 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Covid Hub
Covid19 Signs - General Use PDF SARM Covid19 Townhall Dec 4 2020

SARM Calendars

2021 SARM Wall Calendar