NEWS & EVENTS
Notice of SAMA Open House

Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) will be conducting an open house on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at City Hall to meet individually with property owners to discuss their assessment.

[Wed June 7]
2017 Budget Release

The 2017 budget was a challenging budget requiring difficult decisions to be made to balance the budget while ensuring key programs such as infrastructure maintenance and repair and the transfer to infrastructure replacement are not compromised.

Melfort Skatepark

Quick facts about the Skatepark development process

·         June, 2016:  Council approves Phase 1 of the Spruce Haven Park Development, which includes a budget of $720,700 for the construction of a Skatepark and site servicing. See:  Press Release 

·         July, 2016:  An RFP is issued for the Skatepark Design and Development, which is awarded to New Line Skateparks Inc.

 
UTILITIES


Water & Sewer Service

The City of Melfort purchases high-quality potable water from the SaskWater Codette Lake regional water supply system. The primary responsibilities of the water and sewer division include potable water distribution, waste water collection and storm water management. City staff undertakes emergency repairs to the distribution and collection system as required, annual water main flushing and meter changes with programmed flushing for sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines.

Links:
Contact:
Sewer & Water Distribution Inquiries: (306) 752-5911 - City Hall
Water Supply Inquiries: (306) 752-6175 - SaskWater Treatment Plant


Waterworks Provisions

The Cities Regulations, Sections 22.1 to 22.6, require the following information to be reported to the public as part of the provincial government’s safe drinking water strategy. This information is to help water consumers understand the financial status of their municipal waterworks system and the need for municipalities to establish waterworks rates that cover waterworks costs, including capital costs, and to have capital plans in place that ensure safe drinking water.

Rate Policy

Investment Strategy

Financial Overview

The financial statement includes the following documents related to the City of Melfort utility operation:
    • consolidated statement of financial activities
    • statement of general utility fund equity in funded reserves
    • schedule of water and sewer utility operating fund
    • schedule of capital operations
    • schedule of reserves (utility fund)

Ratio of revenues compared to expenditures and debt payments - 2015:

Revenues:        $2,196,220       
Expenses + Debt Payments: $1,786,717 + $0.00
Ratio: =   1.23 : 1

 In 2015, waterworks revenues covered 123% of the waterworks expenditures

Note:
  • Expenditures do not include amortization of $541,187
  • Transfer to Capital Reserves:  $293,500
  • Transfer to Fleet Replacement:  $44,000
  • Interest payment from General Fund:  $100,000

Relevant Information