Municipal District

The RM of Edenwold and Village of Edenwold are currently going through the process of creating the province's first Municipal District. A Municipal District (MD) is a type of municipality (like Rural Municipality, Village, Town, or City) created when two or more municipalities choose to come together, pool their resources, and create an entirely new entity. Unlike RM's or Villages/Towns/Cities which are solely considered rural or urban, a Municipal District is regarded as both! By being considered both urban and rural in the province's eyes, a Municipal District benefits by having access to services and programs that would be otherwise restricted.

While mentioned in provincial law, there are currently no Municipal Districts in Saskatchewan - thus, the MD would be the first of its kind in the province! It will create net efficiencies within the area; it will not compromise the service provided to residents and businesses, but instead create a more effective service flow.

By joining together, the RM and Village can realise the following benefits through the formation of a Municipal District (MD):

1. Administrative efficiencies and more flexibility;
2. Savings through economies of scale;
3. Service level improvements gained through the sharing of equipment and assets; and
4. Opportunities to explore options to broaden and enhance services and operations.

The RM and Village are working to collect resident perspectives through various public engagement opportunities. This includes two open houses - one for Village residents on Monday, September 27th, 2021, from 6 to 8 pm, and another meeting for RM residents on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm.

Presentation Slides from September Open Houses

Based on the results of both open houses, RM staff have also designed a survey. This survey will allow for more information to be collected concerning resident attitudes and questions about the MD. The survey has 12 questions and should take approximately 8 minutes to complete. Please submit the survey by December 5th, 2021 to have your voice heard!

Municipal District Survey for RM Residents and Business Owners