Guides and Manuals

Administration

Rural Municipal Administration: A rewarding career right here at home
A handbook outlining the responsibilities and details of the profession of rural municipal administration, education and certification requirements, contact information, and tools available to students.

A Guide to Hiring Your Administrator
This guide assists councils with the process of hiring a new administrator. It includes information on: determining the responsibilities and requirements of an administrator, recruiting for the position, screening applicants and conducting interviews, checking references and making a job offer. (PDF)

This handbook has been prepared to assist local government elected officials in carrying out their role in public office. It presents an overview of the duties and responsibilities of municipal council members intended to be used for reference purpose only and not to replace provincial legislation.

Agriculture

Tools to Help Manage and Prevent Clubroot in Your RM

Infrastructure

Asset Management Getting Started Guide

Asset Management Resources - Government of Saskatchewan

Rural Municipal Traffic Signing Manual

Inter-Municipal Cooperation

From identifying partnerships to developing cost sharing agreements, this guide provides municipalities with the information to develop and maintain successful partnerships.  The guide focuses on beginning a collaborative process; structuring an inter-municipal group; and maintaining a cooperative relationship. 
 
This guide provides assistance in developing direction and priorities for inter-municipal groups, and guidance on how to ensure the actions become a reality.  The guide helps to define the focus of a plan; assess the situation in communities; lay out a plan for the future; and develop the tools to monitor progress in the plan.
 
Provides guidance on compiling, analyzing, and interpreting regional statistics to give a "bird eye" view of the socio-economic environment.  This guide can help municipalities to identify unique and shared characteristics in their communities to support growth strategies, development plans, and grant writing.
 
The guide introduces asset inventories and their practical application.  Provides the "big picture" perspective to connect regional planning and related resources.  Inside the guide you find out how to prepare and conduct a resource inventory and how to use it effectively.

Municipal Relations Publications Library

Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations has an extensive selection of guides and manuals available for download in word or PDF including Assessment and Taxation, Bylaws, Elections, Health and Safety, Municipal Administration, and Programs and Services. View their publications library here.

Potash Development and Planning Resources

These two documents share the processes and steps an RM can take in planning and pursuing Potash Development in their boundaries.

Potash Development Process

Planning Considerations for Potash Development

Rail

Grade Crossing Regulations Resources

Safety Manuals & Programs

See SAMPLE Safety Manuals & Programs

Saskatchewan Provincial Standard System of Rural Addressing

This document describes the Saskatchewan standard system of addressing to be applied in the rural areas of the province that have been subdivided using the township system. (PDF)

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