Five municipalities have joined together to share a new administrative building, the Regional Municipal Plaza, to conduct business and hold council meetings
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Minister of Government Relations, Jim Reiter, attends the grand opening of the Regional Municipal Plaza in Moose Jaw, along with other dignitaries. Times-Herald photo by Mickey Djuric
The Rural Municipalities of Moose Jaw, Baildon, Rodgers, Caron and Hillsborough will all use the building located at 1410 Caribou St. W. for administrative purposes.
"This does my heart good," said Jim Reiter, minister of government relations. "The cooperation between municipalities is so important for the economic growth of our province."
The new building will open up efficiencies for all municipalities and have boardrooms for all RMs to use.
"It will offer better service toward rate-payers. For instance some farmers are rate-payers to more than one municipality. This is an opportunity to go to one office instead of several," said Reiter. "In the long run this is just going to benefit all of you and directly benefit all your rate-payers."
This is the first time in the province five municipalities have come together to use one facility.
"This is really cutting edge," said David Marit, president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
"They've done something here that's going to represent local government for a long time but it also is a great initiative for the citizens and residents in and around Moose Jaw. All of the rate-payers can use this facility and it is here for them."