Assessment and Taxation

2021 Assessment

The assessment roll has been prepared and is now open to inspection at the municipal office Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until Wednesday, June 9, 2021. For more information please refer to the attached newsletter.

Understanding Assessment

The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) determines the assessed value for properties in the rural municipality as part of a process established by provincial legislation. The province establishes property classes, percentages of value and exemptions. The province also sets the mill rate for the education sector. The final part of the process involves municipalities determining the local mill rate annually based on local budget needs. Municipalities then multiply the taxable assessment by the local mill rate* to produce property tax levies, also known as your Tax Notice.

Re-inspection

Implemented once every 12 years to update any physical changes to a property. SAMA physically inspects the properties to pick up any changes or new builds that may have been missed in the past. A re-inspection can occur at any time, and has nothing to do with revaluation.

https://www.sama.sk.ca/property-owner-services/understanding-assessment/reviews

Revaluation

Occurs every 4 years to update the market value of a property (no physical inspection of the property). SAMA receives information from ISC regarding all properties that have sold in the RM. When this information is received, SAMA then has to determine which of the sales were at arm’s length and which sales were fair market value. Following this step SAMA will then complete a market analysis to determine the new property assessments.

https://www.sama.sk.ca/property-owner-services/understanding-assessment/revaluations

2017 was the year of the last revaluation, and the 2021 Revaluation will see assessed values updated to reflect a new base date of January 1, 2019. The legislated base date means that 2021 values reflect a property's value as of January 1, 2019.

Policy and Notices

Notices

Controlled Burn
Contact 1-866-404-4911

Burning Permit (within 4.5km of Park or Forest Reserve)
Contact: Prince Albert Office 953-3422

Various places within the R.M. of Canwood are within 4.5 kilometers of a provincial forest. Burning Permits are required from the Ministry of Environment from April 1 to October 31. To obtain your free burning permit from the Ministry of Environment, contact your local forest protection office at 306-953-3422.

R.M. Council

Reeve:

  • Lyndon Pease
    • Home 306-468-2126

Councillors:

  • Division 1 – Ralph Korody
    • Home 306-747-3611
  • Division 2 – Dennis Benke
    • Home 306-427-4450
  • Division 3 - Levi Schutte
    • Home 306-468-4104
  • Division 4 - Ray Duret
    • Home 306-468-4884
  • Division 5 – Richard De Bruijn
    • Home 306-468-3151
  • Division 6 – Leonard Smith
    • Home 306-469-4570

 

During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic and the reopen Saskatchewan plan or in other circumstances where the Municipal Office is closed to the public, meetings of Council will be held by electronic means or in-person at approved facilities that accommodate the required separation distance. Members of the public who wish to be scheduled in as a delegation or listen to the proceedings shall provide the Administrator with their phone contact information so they can provided with the conference dial-in information.

Council Meetings 2021:

Pursuant to Bylaw No. 2005-10, Public Notice is hereby given that the following dates and times have been set by Council for the 2021 meeting year.

BENKE – That we agree to set the Regular Council Meetings for 2021 to be held at the Municipal Office located at 641 Main Street, Canwood, Sask., unless otherwise stated, as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November16, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - starting at 9:00 a.m.

CARRIED.

*Dates and times may change with notice pursuant to Bylaw 2005-10

Council meetings are open to the public for anyone who wishes to observe the proceedings. Anyone who wants to address Council at a meeting needs to complete the Request for Council Delegation form. Minutes are available for inspection during regular office hours after they have been approved by the Council. Copies of municipal documents may be requested and are subject to fees set by Council.

Council Funded Bursary:

The R.M. Council Bursary was first awarded in 2009. The funds are donated by each Councillor who forgives one half days pier diem. Eligible recipients must be between the ages of 17 and 21 and be accepted to study at a post-secondary school. Recipients must also have parents or guardians who own or rent land in the municipality.

R.M. Office

Address:
R.M. of Canwood No. 494
641 Main Street
Canwood, SK, S0J 0K0

Mailing Address:
Box 10
Canwood, SK, S0J 0K0

  • Phone: 306-468-2014
    • Press 1 for Administration
    • Press 2 for Public Works
  • Fax: 306-468-2666

Administrator - Lorna Benson

Assistant Administrator - Michele Person

Development Assistant- Jamie Skarpinsky

Public Works - Dwight Diehl

Public Works Assistant- Courtney Canaday

Office Hours:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Monday - Friday
  • Closed Statutory Holidays