Along with the civic vote Wednesday, Moose Jaw voters also voted on a referendum surrounding cast iron water mains in that city.
Residents voted for the city to pay for replacement water mains from city revenue.
Voters resoundingly chose not to support a Local Improvement Program better known by its acronym, LIP.
During the municipal election Wednesday night, 79-percent, or 8,361 people, voted for a resolution that would have the City of Moose Jaw replace water and sewer mains using general city-wide revenues.
20-percent, or 2,186 voted against the referendum.
Former mayor Deb Higgins, who was elected in 2012 was ousted by Fraser Tolmie in the civic vote.
Tolmie had 53-percent of the vote and Higgins had 31-percent of the vote.
During his campaign, Tolmie said he was against a Local Improvement Program (LIP), a funding-model to pay for cast iron water replacements.
Earlier in the year, Moose Jaw city council approved LIP. But a citizen’s group sparked the referendum.
Through LIP, the city would have paid 70-percent of the water main replacement cost and homeowners would have paid 30-percent.