Administration

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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.r remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

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:

2016 2017 2018
Agricultural 2.67 1.43 1.43
Residential 5.03 4.12 4.12
Commercial 8.28 6.27 6.27

 

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 was a slight decrease in the residential education mill rates for 2017, 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:

 

% Change

Agricultural – Arable 119% Increase
Agricultural – Non-arable 108% Increase
Residential 29% Increase
Seasonal Residential 1% Increase
Commercial/Ind 73% Increase

Provincial and Federal grants to the municipality have been cut by approximately $105,000 in 2017 and 2018. Fundamental transportation service such as road maintenance & repair accounts for approximately 75% of the municipal expenditures. Other services include but are not limited to: police protection, fire protection, recreation and administrative services.”

To accommodate the decrease in grant funding and keep in line with rising costs, the uniform mill rate and mill rate factors have been changed, to keep the total taxes generated revenue neutral. However, some properties may see an increase, some properties may see a decrease and some properties will remain unchanged.

 

2016 % Change 2017 2018
Agricultural 15.5 47% decrease 7.3 7.8
Residential 8.92 18.% decrease 7.3 7.4
Commercial 15.5 52% decrease 8.03 8.58

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.