PARCS UPDATE #141 - March 3, 2021
This issue is being faced by resort villages with <100 residents but we are sending this information to all of our members.
HERE'S WHAT SOME SMALL RESORT VILLAGES MAY BE DEALING WITH:
THE ISSUE THAT LED TO A LETTER TO TNE MINISTER

Prior to July 3, 2020, administrators working in RV municipalities with fewer than 100 population were not required to be certified. On August 12, email letters went out to 124 of these small villages (25 were resort villages) stating that they had to take the university courses and other requirements in order to continue working in their positions.

PARCS LETTER TO THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

After a survey to 25 resort villages and 77 regular villages with fewer than 100 residents, PARCS summarized the findings and, on Decemer 8, 2020, wrote to Minister McMorris appealing to him to enact less stringent alternatives such as virtual workshops for-end-of-career administrators with decades of experience.

MINISTER McMORRIS' REPLY DENIES PARCS REQUEST

The January 4th reply stated that the Minister had no role in setting these rules for qualifications - that it was up to the Urban Board of Examiners who were appointed by SUMA.

REQUEST TO PARCS TO SHARE "ADMINISTRATOR WANTED" ADS

During these past 2 months, PARCS has had several requests from RV administrators asking if PARCS would publish "ADMINISTRATOR WANTED" Ads in our newsletter. At our recent Board Meeting on Feb. 26, the Board agreed that PARCS should do whatever might assist these administrators and their RVs. Several Board members described their community's efforts in vain to find candidates for current vacancies. (For example, there are 3 vacancies for administrators in villages on Lake Diefenbaker alone, at this time!)

SEND US YOUR ADS

If you are currently seeking to hire an administrator, please send us your brief AD (telling the percentage of time employed and other pertinent information) BEFORE MARCH 15. We will publish a brief summary newsletter with any advertisements received.

SEND TO: parcs@sasktel.net
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