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2017 BUILDING PERMITS
$39,635,878 (285 permits) 2016 Building Permits $39,635,878 (306 permits) 2015 Building Permits $53,255,742 (290 permits)
Grown in the region; chic peas, lentils, peas, soybean, mustard
Largest distribution centre for livestock in Saskatchewan
TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITY HUB
Two national railways; CP’s Soo rail line to Chicago; Trans-Canada Highway & #2 Highway; major power transmission lines, natural gas and water pipelines
Vast reserves of high quality potash – two solution mines are located near Moose Jaw
KEY ECONOMIC SECTORS
Potash Mining, Agriculture, Ag-value-added Processing, Nato Flying Training (15 Wing), Transportation (Trucking and Rail), Tourism, and Healthcare
SASKATCHEWAN’s 2018 POPULATION was 1,169,752
The TRADING AREA of Moose Jaw is 60,000
MOOSE JAW 2016 CENSUS POPULATION 33,890,
2018 POPULATION estimated at 35,124
Financial & Budget Reports
Moose Jaw City Council approved the 2020 Operating Budget, 2020-2024 Capital Budget and 2020-2024 Equipment Reserve Budgets on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
It is the first time ever that the City of Moose Jaw has approved a Budget prior to the start of the new Budget year.
The Budget includes:
1.3% Operating Budget increase that ensures no service cuts and adds:
- Enhanced Urban Forestry Program.
- Additional Police officer.
- Upgraded and updated Information Technology including Request For Service (RFS) app and Website.
- Concrete and Asphalt Crushing – potential to save expenditures and generate revenue.
- Grants to the Cosmo Senior Citizens Association and the Moose Jaw and District Seniors Association to assist with their annual operations.
- Economic Development Initiatives.
- Support to the Southeast Industrial Park Development.
- Support to the SaskPower 350 megawatt Power Station in the Southeast Industrial Park.
- 2 – 100 Watt Solar Projects.
- $ 3,600,000 for Paved Roadways.
- Kinsmen Sportsplex Upgrades.
1% Operating Budget Increase for a designated capital reserve for Capital Projects for Recreation and City Facilities, including:
- Upgrades to the Pla-Mor Palace to become inclusive by providing proper female locker rooms.
- Irrigation upgrades to Iron Bridge subdivision.
- Energy Savings by upgrading lighting at the Cultural Centre.
$15 increase to Hospital Levy, renamed to Infrastructure levy and creation of a specified capital reserve for the Cast Iron Reserve Fund. This is a component of the increased funding to allow the City to spend $ 9,100,000 on the Cast Iron Watermain Replacement Program and an additional $ 9,100,000 in 2021.
The increases from 2019 Property Taxes upon the average Property Owner (based on $246,000 assessed value):
1.30% Municipal Tax Increase for Operating Budget
1.00% Municipal Tax Increase for General Capital Budget
Infrastructure Levy Increase*
*2019 saw the completion of the hospital levy, which was $15.00 in 2019.
Additionally, City Council approved a 6% increase to Water rates and 5% increase to Sewer rates. Water and Sewer Budget initiatives included:
- Second Construction Crew to address backlog of repairs and transition to water main replacement.
- $ 9,100,000 for Cast iron Replacement Program
- Water and Sewer services combined into one Utility allowing an additional $ 3,000,000 for capital funding and used to reduce borrowing.
- Land Sale Proceeds & Off Site Development Levies used to fund the City’s portion of the Capital Reservoir Project
- $ 16,000,000 for new Reservoir Project
- $ 1,200,000 for repairs to Fluoridation System
- $ 1,800,000 for Sanitary Sewer Upgrades
The increases from the 2019 Utility Rates upon average Utility Customer ($725 annually for Water, $590 for Sewer)
6.00% Waterworks Utility Rate Increase
5.00% Sanitary Sewer Utility Rate Increase
2020 Operating, Capital, and Equipment Budget
2019-2023 Equipment Reserve Budget
2019 – 2023 Capital Budget
2018 Operating Budget
2018 – 2022 Capital Budget
2018-2027 Unfunded Capital Budget
2017 Operating Budget
2017-2021 Capital Budget
2017-2026 Unfunded Capital Budget
2016 Operating Budget
2016-2020 Capital Budget
2016-2025 Unfunded Capital Budget
2018 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
2017 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
2016 Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
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