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Asset Management: Making Progress

As part of the Canada-Saskatchewan Administrative Agreement and the Municipal Gas Tax Fund Agreement, municipalities are required to:

  • make progress towards developing and/or implementing an asset management plan; and
  • report on progress made.
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1. Asset Management Subcommittee

The oversight committee for the Gas Tax Fund (GTF) has established an Asset Management Subcommittee which includes members from:

  • Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
  • Ministry of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of Canada
  • Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
  • Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA)
  • New North
  • Rural Municipal Administrators’ Association (RMAA)
  • Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS)
  • City Managers Group

The subcommittee was asked to establish a baseline against which to measure progress, as well as to develop a tiered approach to the establishment of asset management planning measures and targets.

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2. Asset Management Baseline

Saskatchewan municipalities participating in the Gas Tax Fund program contributed to the baseline by completing a 2016 survey on Asset Management.

Information provided in the survey and collected during Asset Management Subcommittee workshops and meetings, was used to develop recommendations for tiers, measures and targets.  The recommendations approved by the co-chairs of the oversight committee are detailed below.

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3. Asset Management Plan Requirements – Tiers, Measures and Targets

To ensure that the conditions of the Administrative Agreement are met, municipalities will be required to show they are making progress in implementing asset management.

Recognizing that Saskatchewan has a vast range of municipal sizes and capacity, and that municipalities may be at different stages in development and implementation of their asset management plans, a tiered structure to meet the requirements was developed. The Asset Management Subcommittee determined the tiers would be based on population of the municipality:

  • Tier 1: Population up to 500
  • Tier 2: Population from 501 to 1,500
  • Tier 3: Population from 1,501 to 5,000
  • Tier 4: Population over 5,000

The tier level establishes the targeted number of asset classes a municipality will need to complete initially.

The following chart summarizes the measures and targets municipalities are required to work towards in the development of their asset management plans.

 

By
Target
Measures
June 30, 2018 All Tiers

Municipalities participating in the federal Gas Tax Fund Program are required to:

  • Get educated in asset management
  • Develop and approve a policy and a strategy on how the municipality will approach asset management
  • Develop an asset register for all asset classes
June 30, 2019  
 
Tier
1
2
3
4
# of Asset Classes to Complete
1
2
3
4

Municipalities are required to:

  • Add the current condition of assets to the asset register
  • Document the desired condition of assets listed in their register
June 30, 2019
 All Tiers
All municipalities are required to have a progress check in with council on the status of improving/monitoring the asset management plan.
June 30, 2020


Tier
1
2
3
4
# of Asset Classes to Complete
1
2
3
4

Municipalities are required to identify the funding gap between the current and desired asset condition for completed asset classes.

June 30, 2022
 
All Tiers
Municipalities are required to report back to council on monitoring and improving their asset mangement plan moving forward.

Some municipalities may have more asset classes than identified in the chart. It is anticipated that as a municipality completes their initial asset class, they will gain momentum and proceed to complete all asset classes.

The Guide to GTF Agreement Requirements expands on the approved recommendations for tiers, measures and targets and provides general guidance to assist municipalities as they work towards achieving the June 30, 2018 measures and targets.


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4. Asset Management Reporting Requirements

Municipalities are required to report to the ministry on the progress they have made in implementing their asset management plans. This will assist the province in reporting to Canada.

Municipalities met the first reporting requirement by completing the baseline survey in 2016.

A short questionnaire will be sent in late 2017 as a “check-in” on progress made since the baseline survey. A comprehensive questionnaire will be sent in 2018 to obtain detailed information on the status of asset management planning in the municipality. Further reporting requirements will be determined with guidance from the Asset Management Subcommittee.

It is a requirement for municipalities to complete and submit the required reporting, in order to be compliant with the terms and conditions of their GTF agreement.

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