Information on what's happening at SUMA and in the municipal field.
January 05, 2017
Project plans for 2016 show the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) supported 120 local roads and bridges projects in Saskatchewan's urban municipalities. On behalf of members, SUMA expressed gratitude today for the "predictable, long-term, indexed funding" our members receive thanks to the GTF. SUMA thanks the Government of Canada for their commitment to Saskatchewan hometowns.
More details on the projects the federal GTF helped make possible are available on the Government of Canada website.
December 28, 2016
SUMA is excited to partner with our friends at SARM and the Southeast College to offer Municipal Management Essentials training to members. This training is intended to supplement training available through the Municipal Leadership Development Program (MLDP) and help municipalities build skills and capacity for administrative staff and foremen (though council members are welcome to attend, as many of the workshops will also apply to them). We encourage you to find out more about Investing in People to Create a Stronger Municipality, and check out the training schedule for more information on upcoming schedules.…
December 15, 2016
The Crime Reduction Committee was struck recently to examine crime in Saskatchewan. Their goal is "to determine where provincial policies are effective in reducing and eliminating crime, and what best-practices can be used to reduce it in other areas." The committee will be touring the province to receive input from organizations, individuals and communities (see the schedule below) and are welcoming written submissions if you cannot attend. Interim President Goulden will appear on behalf of SUMA at the Yorkton stop on the tour, but we encourage members to attend or provide submissions as well. Submissions can be sent to CRCSubmissions@skcaucus.com.…
December 08, 2016
The Government of Saskatchewan is now accepting applications for infrastructure projects through two funding programs: the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), and the Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) of the New Building Canada Fund. You can use the same online form to apply to both programs, but previous PTIC applications will need to be resubmitted. The form and more information are available on the Government of Saskatchewan website. Start now, because applications are due by noon on Monday, January 23, 2017. Details on the announcement are also available in their media release.
November 29, 2016
Randy Goulden has be elected Interim President by the Board of Directors to serve until the end Convention 2017. Rounding out the Executive Committee is:
The single-city regions are represented by:
Regional meetings wrapped up last week, so the seven southern regions have elected their Board representatives:…
November 17, 2016
While SUMA staff are giving the Municipal Leaders' Roles and Responsibilities workshops around Saskatchewan, we also remind you that you can register for the other Municipal Leadership Development Program (MLDP) modules coming up later this fall. These workshops are a great way for council members to network and learn about strengthening leadership in local government. Past attendees have had glowing reviews:
November 01, 2016
Do you have a bylaw enforcement officer? SUMA and our friends at SARM are surveying members on behalf of the Saskatchewan Association of Municipal Enforcement Officers (SAMEO). We are looking for information on the salaries and hours for your bylaw enforcement officers. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.
October 28, 2016
Now that municipal elections are concluded, SUMA is looking ahead to the elections for our Board of Directors. This document explains the official procedures to elect and appoint SUMA Board members.
Some members of the SUMA Board did not seek re-election in their municipalities, and some were not re-elected. All of those vacancies will be filled in accordance with our bylaws as we move through the full election process.