R.M. of Sliding Hills No. 273



PAYMENT OPTIONS
The RM of Sliding Hills accepts the following payment options:


1. NEW! Interact E-Transfers: The RM of Sliding Hills now accepts E-Transfers sent to rm273@sasktel.net


2. Online Banking: The RM of Sliding Hills is currently set up with Crossroads Credit Union, Scotia Bank and TD for payment of taxes, utilities, and other services. To search for us, type in “Sliding”. When making payment please use your owner number as the account number (account # of the Tax Roll) with 0 in front to fill.



3. Cash / Cheques: The RM of Sliding Hills accepts cash and cheques, including post dated. When mailing cheques please ensure ample time for your cheque to arrive to avoid interest charges. Cheques are receipted the day they are received not the day of mailing.


Notice of Division Boundary Review


March 6th, 2023


Legislation set out in Section 49.1(2) of The Municipalities Act requires that all Rural Municipalities establish a Boundary Review Policy setting out the criteria which will trigger a review of divisions of the Rural Municipality and guidelines to be followed when undertaking this review. This legislation came into effect January 1, 2023 and the Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills is now required to proceed with said review as per Policy 2022-001 established June 14th, 2022 by resolution of council 22-127.


Notice is hereby given that as per Policy No. 2022-01, the Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills No 273 will undertake a review of its Division Boundaries.


The review will be conducted between the dates of March 6th, 2023 and March 31st, 2023.


The committee shall present a report to council along with their recommendations at the regular meeting of council on April 3rd, 2023.




PUBLIC NOTICE
Division Boundary Review Report

As required by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations a review of Division Boundaries has been conducted for the Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills No. 273. In accordance with Municipal Policy No. 2022-01, the report is now available for public inspection. The document may be viewed at the municipal office Monday to Thursday

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or on the Municipal website www.rmslidinhhills.net
Ratepayers of the RM of Sliding Hills No. 273 are invited to a public consultation
May 8th, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
For More Information Please Contact Our Office
(306) 563-5285
rm273@sasktel.net


NOTICE
2022 Audited Financials 
The 2022 Audited Financial Statements for the RM of Sliding Hills No. 273
are now available. Please click the link below to review.
2022 Audited Financial Statements

NOTICE

2023 Taxes
The overall municipal Mill Rate shall remain at 8.75 for the 2023 tax year. This Mill Rate has remained steady since 2018. The Mill Rate Factor for Agriculture will return to pre Covid numbers and will see an increase from .65 to .75. This is due to the significant increases in fuel and operating costs.
Mill Rate Factors for Veregin AG and Commercial have also been affected in order to bring us into compliance with the new Ministry of Government Relations Effective Tax Rate ratio (ETR) legislation.

PUBLIC NOTICE

DIVISION BOUNDARY REVIEW
As legislated by Section 49.1 of the Municipalities Act the RM of Sliding Hills established a policy for the review of division boundaries. The process of reviewing the division boundaries, as set out in Policy No. 1-2022, began in April 2023 with an investigation into number of divisions, council expenses, population and added responsibilities for council members. The division Boundary Review has since been completed and recommendation was presented to council and posted on the municipality’s website. There was also a public consultation meeting May 8th, 2023 at the regular meeting of council for input and comments to be heard from the public at large. There were no members of the public in attendance.

The committee calculated per capita costs by using the population numbers within each division and the expense incurred by the representative member of council. These expenses per division were then compared. The cost per capita varied from a low of $112.00 to a high of $545.00 per capita.

As such the recommendation forwarded to council by the committee was to eliminate 2 divisions by merging them with the surrounding divisions to form a 4-division municipality. The consensus was that this would render a significant cost savings to the RM.

At the May 8th, 2023 meeting Council moved not to reduce the number of divisions to 4 as recommended by the committee.


NOTICE
2023 Tax Enforcement List

Please click the link below to review.
2023 Tax Enforcement List