Moose Jaw City Council will begin its 2023 budget talks tonight with funding requests from third parties, including the Moose Jaw Police Service and the Moose Jaw Public Library. 

The Moose Jaw Police Service will present its operating and capital budgets as set out by the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners. 

Because the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners is an independent body, city council can decide how much money will be allotted for policing, but it is the Board of Police Commissioners that decides how that money will be spent. 

The Board of Police Commissioners 2023 budget request is for $13.4 million in expenditures offset by $1.7 million in revenues for a net budget request of $11.8 million, an increase of $613,000 over the 2022 net budget.  

The city is estimating that the increase would require a 1.84 per cent mill rate increase to fund. 

The Board of Police Commissioners is requesting $235,000 in capital funding and a total of $560,000 in capital funding over the next five years. 

The Moose Jaw Public Library is requesting net funding of $1.25 million, an increase of $18,000 from 2022. 

There will also be presentations by 13 other organizations from across the city. These organizations include: 

  • Moose Jaw and District Seniors Association 
  • Cosmos Senior Citizens Association 
  • Tourism Moose Jaw and Canada Day Committee 
  • Festival of Words 
  • Moose Jaw Cultural Centre 
  • Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery 
  • Public Art Committee 
  • Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre 
  • Wakamow Valley Authority 
  • Downtown Moose Jaw Association 
  • Moose Jaw Airport Authority 
  • Moose Jaw Humane Society 
  • Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards 

Including the requests from the Moose Jaw Police Service and Moose Jaw Public Library, the third party funding requests total $14.2 million for operating and $235,000 for capital.