Moose Jaw RM 161

Economic Development – Municipal Tax Exemption Policy – New Commercial Development

  1. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Encourage new development within the Municipality
  • Provide tax relief to new businesses during the construction phase
  • Contribute to economic development and growth in the Municipality
  1. Authority

Section 295 of The Municipalities Act provides municipalities with the ability to exempt specific properties from taxation for a period of time not exceeding five (5) years.


  1. Policies and Conditions

Council may enter into an agreement with a property owner or occupant, as applicable to provide certain tax exemptions under the following conditions:


  • For commercial buildings with an estimated taxable assessment valued over $500,000, certain tax exemptions will be provided for a period of four (4) years at the following percentages:

– Year 1: 100 % exemption

– Year 2: 100 % exemption

– Year 3: 50 % exemption

– Year 4: 25% exemption


  • The tax exemption applies to permanent new buildings only and is not applicable to building renovations, expansions or taxes levied on land.
  • The tax exemption will apply to the municipal tax levy only. The exemption will not apply to the education portion of the tax levy.
  • The tax emption will begin on the same year of the addition of the building onto the Assessment Roll by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA).
  • The tax exemption, equivalent to the amount of municipal taxes for the new building will appear on the Tax Notice as a credit, to offset the municipal taxes due.


  • In order to qualify, all of the following criteria must be met:
  1. The applicant must be a legally incorporated entity;
  2. The applicant must be current with municipal taxes (no tax arrears);
  3. The proposed development must be subject to commercial/industrial taxation;
  4. The applicant must submit a Tax Exemption Application Form when obtaining a Building Permit.

3.7  Where a tax exemption has been approved under this policy and the applicant has entered into a Tax Exemption Agreement with the Municipality, the applicant remains responsible for payment of taxes levied. Taxes must be paid in full by a deadline of December 31st annually. Should the applicant fail to keep the taxes current during the term of the Tax Exemption Agreement, this will result in a default of the agreement. In the event of default, any remaining exemption under the agreement will be forfeited and no further exemptions will be granted by the Municipality to the applicant.

3.8  Temporary buildings (no foundation), work camps, home based businesses and any businesses that are subject to Grant-in-Lieu are not eligible for a tax exemption.

3.9  A tax exemption that is granted under this policy may be revoked by Council if, at any time, the Municipality determines that the applicant is in violation of any municipal bylaws or agreements with the Municipality or has failed to meet the requirements or conditions of any permits or approvals issued by the Municipality.


Economic Development Commercial exemption

Moose Jaw RM 161

Seasonal Public Works position

The Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161 is accepting applications for a seasonal Public Works position typically beginning April 1 and ending Oct. 31 each year. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license (preference given to those with a minimum Class 3A or Class 1A) and have skills and experience in maintenance and operation of equipment including tandem gravel truck, tractor & mower, pull type scraper and Bobcat.

Assets for this position include a strong work ethic; excellent time management and communication skills; strong organizational and relationship skills with ratepayers, staff, and council.

Reporting to the Municipal Foreman, duties will include but are not limited to trucking, mowing, loading, hauling gravel, installing culverts, installing signs, servicing equipment and other duties as directed by council from time to time.

Please include desired salary or hourly wages expected along with references. The position also includes a full benefit package containing health, dental and life insurance along with a strong pension plan.

All applications/resumes shall be marked “Seasonal Public Works Position” and emailed, mailed or dropped off at the address below on or before March 17, 2023. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only persons selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please forward your resumes and references to:


The Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161

Personnel Committee

#3-1410 Caribou St. W.

Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 7S9




Moose Jaw RM 161

Mental Health Literacy Workshop


Notice of Vote 2022

Notice of Poll and Advance Poll-Division 2

The Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No 161

Municipal Election 2022



Holly Jorstad and Rene Steinhauer;

have been nominated for the Office of Councillor, Division Two;

I hereby give notice that voting for this office will take place on:


November 9th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Advance Voting will take place on November 2nd, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


All voting will take place at:

Regional Municipal Plaza

 Meeting Room #2

  1410 Caribou St. W.  Moose Jaw, SK


Mike Wirges

(Returning Officer)

Dated this 6th day of October, 2022


Notice of Vote 2022

Moose Jaw RM 161

Abandonment of Poll 2022

Notice of Abandonment of Poll

The Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No 161

Municipal Election 2022



Scott Durrant, nominated for the Office for Councillor, Division Four;

Kim Dalgarno, nominated for the Office for Councillor, Division Six;

are the only candidates, I hereby give notice that no voting for these offices will take place on November 9th, 2022.


Mike Wirges

(Returning Officer)



Dated this 6th day of October, 2022

Abandonment of Poll 2022

Barley Farming Moose Jaw

$1500 Student Scholarship

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities 90th Anniversary Student Scholarship.

See information in link.

SARM Scholarship

Moose Jaw RM 161

RM of Moose Jaw No. 161 Call for Nominations

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the offices of: Division No 2; Division No 4; Division No 6;

will be received by the undersigned on the 13th day of September, 2022 , from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at #3-1410 Caribou St. W., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to October 5th, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location(s):

#3 – 1410 Caribou Street West, Moose Jaw, SK   S6H 7S9

or below:


Call for Nominations 2022

Election Criteria

Nomination Form 


Catch & Sale of Leafy Spurge Beetles

Good afternoon,

We are a small group under the guidance of Harvey Anderson.

We are catching 2500 beetles for $75. We start July 4th to about the 11th and will stay out longer if needed. We would prefer if everyone could preorder the beetles and if you could pick them up the day of or the day after. We are able to deliver if you’re close to Moose Jaw or Saskatoon. Please contact Speirious Prokulevich if you would like to make arrangements in regards to orders. You can reach me at (639) 470-2048 by call or text, or you can simply reply to this email. Thank you!






Speirious Prokulevich

Insect Conservationist



Leafy Spurge Beetle collection Days 2022

July 4 – 8, 2022 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) @ Besant Campground.

Please see link for details:

Leafy Spurge Beetle Collection 2022

Moose Jaw RM 161

RM office will be closed May 17-19, 2022 for the Rural Municipal Administrator’s Association annual meeting.

For emergencies please contact our Municipal Foreman – Sid Wilson @ 306-631-7944 or Reeve – Ron Brumwell @ 306-631-1319