WHEREAS environmental reviews, permits from Department of Oceans and Fisheries, and moving of various pipelines and transmission lines requires several months to complete;
WHEREAS these permits expire and require renewals and transmission lines costs could be charged back to the municipality if project is not completed within two years;
WHEREAS the Municipal Roads for the Economy Program requires construction to be completed in the year it has been approved to be guaranteed funding;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM and the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure review the Municipal Roads for the Economy Program and allow two years to complete construction of an approved project.
Response From The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure:
April 17, 2019
I have asked my officials on the Municipal Roads for Economy Program (MREP), Program Management Board (PMB), to review the request to allow two years to complete a construction project and to provide me with a recommendation as part of the ongoing MREP review. I know that the PMB, which is comprised of MHI and SARM representatives, has already had initial discussions regarding this issue.
Lori Carr, CD - Minister of Highways and Infrastructure