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.