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The RM of Spiritwood holds regular meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

RM of Spiritwood/Town of Spiritwood Emergency Plan

The emergency plan provides direction for the TOWN OF SPIRITWOOD and the R.M. OF SPIRITWOOD when responding to an emergency.

An emergency plan will not prevent, nor reduce the possibility of an emergency occurring. It will aid in providing a prompt and coordinated response, thereby reducing human suffering and loss or damage to property or the environment.

The Emergency Plan authorizes the taking of extraordinary action by Police, Fire and/or other Emergency Response Personnel, for the safety and well-being of the community, where time is of critical importance.

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Tax Notices & Pre-authorized Payments

Did you know that you can have your tax notice emailed? We can also setup monthly pre-authorized debit for tax payments. Please contact the municipal office at (306) 883-2034 for more information.

2017 Assessment & Taxation

2017 was a re-valuation year for the whole province, bringing property values in line with market values as of January 1, 2015.

The taxable assessment on residential properties increased from 70% to 80% of the assessed value.

The taxable assessment on non-arable agriculture property increased from 40% to 45% of the assessed value.

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education set the mill rates for school taxes as follows:

Education Property Tax Mill Rates

 

2016

2017

% Change

Agricultural

2.67

1.43

47% decrease

Residential

5.03

4.12

18% decrease

Commercial

8.28

6.27

24% decrease

The RM of Spiritwood Council has NO say over the mill rates for school taxes and must collect the taxes on behalf of the Province. There is a slight decrease in the residential education mill rates, however, the decrease will not fully offset the increase in taxable assessment values. The chart below shows the average increase to property assessments for each property classification:

Average Increase in Assessment Values from 2013 to 2017

 

% Change

Agricultural - Arable

119% Increase

Agricultural - Non-arable

108% Increase

Residential

29% Increase

Seasonal Residential

1% Increase

Commercial/Ind

73% Increase

 

In addition, Provincial and Federal grants to the municipality have been cut by approximately $41,000. Due to the above changes, RM Council carefully reviewed the municipality’s budgetary requirements. Fundamental transportation service such as road maintenance & repair accounts for approximately 75% of the municipal expenditures. Other fundamental services include but are not limited to: police protection, fire protection, recreation and administrative services.

To accommodate the increase to assessed values, the uniform mill rate and mill rate factors have been changed, to keep the total taxes generated revenue neutral. However, some properties will see an increase, some properties will see a decrease and some properties will remain unchanged.

Municipal Property Tax Mill Rates

 

2016

2017

% Change

Agricultural

15.5

7.3

47% decrease

Residential

8.92

7.3

18.% decrease

Commercial

15.5

8.03

52% decrease

 

Pest Control

The RM of Spiritwood is a member municipality of District 33 Rat Eradication Board for the eradication of rats and offers rat bait to property owners at no charge. Please help us to keep rats and mice at a minimum within our municipality. If you require the pest control officer to visit your farm site please call Don Heide at 883-2377 or if you need rat bait please stop by the municipal office located at 218 Main Street in the Town of Spiritwood.

Development Permits

The RM wants to remind property owners that a development permit &/or a building permit is required for any & all development within the RM of Spiritwood No. 496. Please contact the municipal office for development & building permit forms or you can download the forms from the forms tab.