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Resolutions

Infrastructure Funding

Year: 2018

Resolution

Whereas municipalities in Saskatchewan are facing substantial difficulties with replacing aging infrastructure and building new infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing province; and

Whereas federal funding programs tend to offer limited support to smaller urban municipalities, and it is often targeted toward specific goals, through limited funding pools; and

Whereas increased government regulations and requirements for infrastructure, such as water, wastewater, and landfills, lead to increased infrastructure costs for municipalities; and

Whereas thriving urban municipalities are the drivers of economic growth in Saskatchewan;

Therefore be it resolved that the SUMA advocate the Government of Saskatchewan to develop a made-in-Saskatchewan infrastructure funding program that will help fund all of the many different kinds of infrastructure that urban municipalities must provide to their residents.

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