Business View Civil and Municipal | January 2021

163 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL JANUARY 2021 Springfield by the numbers: • 15,324 is our total population (12,215 are aged 15 years and over) • 70.4% is the employment participation rate • 67.3% is the employment rate • 4.5% is the unemployment rate • 84.1% of the population aged 15 years and over hold a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree • 5,460 households with an average of 2.8 people per household of which 96% are owners • $115,817 is the average total income of households • $99,716 is the median total income of households • Our property tax assessment ranks third in the province behind the City of Winnipeg and Brandon THE MUNI C I PAL I TY OF SPR INGF I ELD , MANI TOBA “working closely with a volunteer group in the municipality that is overseeing the project with the full support of Council. That’s a $16 million build, it’s expected to create numerous jobs in the municipality. “We’re very excited about this project as we want our seniors to be able to age-in-place in Springfield.” In addition to this facility, Springfield is working to develop a secondary suite policy within a zoning bylaw that will allow residents to either build a new home that includes an ‘in-law’ suite or add a granny flat into their existing home to help family members. Fell believes this will take some of the pressure off the seniors housing facilities in the RM because people will be able to have aging family members reside with them. Springfield Council recognizes that recreation is a big part of building a community. Driven from the Springfield Recreation Master Plan, the municipality is currently working on design plans for a recreation centre that will boast a Mayor, Tiffany Fell