Along with the Moose Jaw Police Service and the Moose Jaw Public Library, 13 other third-party organizations gave their pitch for municipal funding to city council on Tuesday night.
- The following is the list of third-party budget requests:
- Moose Jaw and District Seniors: $36,771 ($35,700 in 2022).
- Cosmos Senior Citizens Association: $15,759 ($15,300 in 2022) and a 50-50 split for building repairs.
- Tourism Moose Jaw and Canada Day Committee: $97,680 ($94,835 in 2022) for Tourism and $2,663 ($2,585 in 2022) for Canada Day.
- Festival of Words: $8,265 ($8,024 in 2022).
- Moose Jaw Cultural Centre: $168,788 ($163,872 in 2022).
- Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery: $150,065 ($140,246 in 2022).
- Public Art Committee: $10,000 ($6,475 in 2022).
- Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre: $6,754 ($6,557 in 2022).
- Wakamow Valley Authority: Statutory levy of $346,290 ($336,204 in 2022).
- Downtown Moose Jaw Association: $44,290 ($43,000 in 2022).
- Moose Jaw Airport Authority: $30,000 ($30,000 in 2022) plus $10,000 to cost share master plan.
- Moose Jaw Humane Society: $253,282 ($248,610 in 2022).
- Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards: $10,000 ($10,000 in 2022).
Along with the budget requests, the city councillors usually have furry or feathery friends come to visit. While the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre was unable to bring an owl this year, the Moose Jaw Humane Society brought an adoptable dog named Tankie to visit the councillors.
Including the police and library requests, the total request from third parties was $14.2 million from the operating budget, an increase of over $680,000.
Decisions on funding levels for third party groups will be made in the coming weeks during budget deliberations.