- LGA 39
- Local Government
The Village of Goodwater is an urban municipality incorporated on May 8, 1911. At the first meeting of the village council on August 7, 1911, councilors were William Hobbs, Edward McIntyre, and James Seeley, with S.A. Davidson appointed as secretary-treasurer and Hobbs as overseer.
The village is governed by an elected council that can hire staff to manage daily administration and maintain municipal services, such as roads, utilities and recreation facilities. The responsibilities of the council include enforcing bylaws; waste collection/landfill; fire protection; maintaining public utilities, roads and streets; issuing tax and assessment notices and collecting taxes and other fees.
The Village of Goodwater was named for its proximity to a good source of water for steam engines that ran along the nearby railroad. Goodwater is an agricultural and oil industry based community located at 21-5-13-W2 in southeastern Saskatchewan, approximately 160 kilometers southeast of Regina. The town is situated in Lomond Rural Municipality No. 37.
The village is currently (2009) governed by mayor and two councilors, each elected to three-year terms. The general administration of the village is handled by a village administrator. The population was 25 in 2006.