Recreation Funding and Revenue Sharing

Year: 2020


Whereas revenue sharing is designated to assist urban and rural municipalities with unconditional financial assistance to provide services such as recreational facilities, libraries, museums, community centres, and playgrounds; and

Whereas these facilities provide service to both urban and rural residents, but are usually paid for, maintained, and operated by urban councils; and

Whereas costs for these facilities should be shared between urban and rural municipalities;

Therefore be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association advocate the Government of Saskatchewan to change revenue sharing criteria for rural municipalities, to have 95 per cent provided unconditionally and 5 per cent conditionally, to be used to assist urban municipalities with recreational facility costs.

ACTS AFFECTED: The Municipal Grants Regulations      REGION/SECTOR AFFECTED: ALL      2020-04