The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association annual convention has wrapped up.
One of the notable resolutions passed during Wednesday’s meetings was the support to oppose the federal government’s carbon tax.
Titled “Provincial carbon tax” the resolution included an amendment that calls on municipalities “to assume a leadership role in adopting carbon reduction strategies.”
There were 9 other resolutions discussed and of those 7 were passed.
Some of them include legislative changes which propose municipalities being able to recoup unpaid fines and building permit fees through the courts.
A provincial program to clean up lakes and other waterways following flooding and other natural disasters, and making all firefighting equipment exempt from the provincial sales tax, delegates calling on the province to review rules to protect public safety and integrity of municipal water sources, and also ensuring that provincial park residents building large homes are paying “their fair share” of property taxes were other approved resolutions.