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Sarm doesn’t get it either

Mar 12, 2019 | 21:25 1 Heard interview with sarm and not a mention of the canola problem. Only sask party speaking points carbon tax and pipe lines.
How about asking why we have a pst? If the carbon tax is going to Destroy us why isn’t the pst destroying us? I think maybe someone needs to wake up canola and grain pay the local taxes not oil and carbon tax. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Mar 12, 2019 | 21:34 2 Wheelie, this RM has two major pipeline corridors running right through it and another single one clipping the corner and a pumping station on one corridor and "something" lesser on the other one. And a smattering of oil wells in another corner.

Our farmland taxes are cheap because of that "tax base". And there is some of that infamous Regina clay soil in this RM too, that might be taxed alot higher if it wasn't for pipelines, in fact even Ghetto dirt enjoys cheaper taxes because of them(everything is relative) Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER3's Avatar Mar 13, 2019 | 17:34 3 Reply With Quote
    Mar 13, 2019 | 17:45 4 About time. Many counselors were wondering
    Wtf is up when it wasn’t mentioned earlier.
    Somebody maybe reads agriville!! lol

    Now how about fuel tax exemption on gas?
    Pst shouldn’t be on anything agricultural we pay enough.
    Do something about crop insurance coverage and premiums
    Many road projects behind due to province not putting in their share. Reply With Quote
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  • Mar 14, 2019 | 06:28 5 The best thing that could happen to SARM is for the current number of RM districts be cut in half . There is so much waste with ratepayers money that it is criminal. Just my opinion. Reply With Quote
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  • Mar 14, 2019 | 07:02 6
    Quote Originally Posted by GALAXIE500 View Post
    The best thing that could happen to SARM is for the current number of RM districts be cut in half . There is so much waste with ratepayers money that it is criminal. Just my opinion.
    I guess depends how your RM is run. They can amalgamate the ones around you. Leave mine alone. The neighbouring ones here sound like quite the shit show.

    Out of curiosity what waste would you eliminate in your RM? Reply With Quote
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  • Mar 14, 2019 | 07:17 7
    Quote Originally Posted by Herc View Post
    I guess depends how your RM is run. They can amalgamate the ones around you. Leave mine alone. The neighbouring ones here sound like quite the shit show.

    Out of curiosity what waste would you eliminate in your RM?
    The reeve , a few highly overpaid employees , and a few counsellors. We have 9 townships in our RM , and it could easily be absorbed into any of the three RM's around us, and save the ratepayers a LOT of tax $. Reply With Quote
    farmaholic's Avatar Mar 14, 2019 | 07:17 8 I don't think we are getting horrible value for what our councilors get paid in this RM. Unless you want fewer councilors in each RM and administators looking after larger areas. Or equipment costs "spread" out over larger areas.

    I too am satisfied with the status quo here.

    Not all RMs are on the same footing some are wealthier than others.

    12 townships, 6 councillors, 1 administrator, and 1 assistant administrator. I forget how many employees, full time and some part time.

    There's money in reserve here.
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    Mar 14, 2019 | 22:06 9 Well at least many councillors attacked the current government and not kissed their asses wanting a future Mla job about the total disrespect and disgrace in rural healthcare.
    Some are getting it. Sask party has forgotten who it then in power and who can take them out.
    Hammering farmers any way they can. Reply With Quote
    Mar 15, 2019 | 06:43 10 Okay squeaky wheel I was at the a good portion of the convention and canola, pipelines, health care, carbon tax all were a pretty major topic most
    of the days.

    I did find it interesting that in the bear pit session a few of the delegates think we all need a fully staffed hospital within 20 minuets of where we are at all times, I’m not sure how any large area with a small population like Saskatchewan could ever fund the health care that some are dreaming of.

    SARM gets it but it’s not a perfect world, I did see hard working people and I’m sure there’s a few paper pushers Puting in time until retirement but it’s the system we have and it’s not perfect but most of the time it does work.

    I was on council more than 10 years ago and never went to the conventions, was to busy raising kids and cows but my wife is an RM administrator so I decided to tag along this time.

    I’m still unsure if all the money spent on the convention is worth it, it’s definitely in the millions. Reply With Quote
    Mar 15, 2019 | 06:48 11 Is it just me or does Ray Orb appear to be a Liberal?????? Reply With Quote
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