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Ditch Mowing

Res #: 10-21A
Number: 10
Year: 2021
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

WHEREAS ditches adjacent to Provincial Highways need to be mowed early in the season as well as the fall to control vegetation growth; and 

WHEREAS this uncontrolled vegetation growth on Provincial Highway right of ways is an ideal harborage for wildlife; and 

WHEREAS the compensation paid per hectare to municipalities has decreased significantly since 2015 for fees and expenses incurred when entering into a mowing agreement with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. 

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM approach the Ministry of Highways to recommend that mowing in the Provincial ditches be completed earlier in the season in order to control vegetation growth; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Highways to increase the compensation paid per hectare to municipalities for fees and expenses incurred.