Changes to Subdivision Process

Res #: 32-12M
Number: 32
Year: 2012
Midterm: Yes
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Information Services Corporation

WHEREAS the Province requires all subdivisions, including those to separate abandoned farmsteads, be measured by a Saskatchewan Land Surveyor (SLS); and

WHEREAS Saskatchewan’s flourishing economy is having the effect of increasing the need for homes in rural Saskatchewan; and

WHEREAS SLSs are busy with other development activities, including oilfield work, which increases the cost and wait times to municipalities to access their services; and

WHEREAS the high costs to hire an SLSs and long wait times to access their services are having a detrimental effect on the expansion of rural Saskatchewan; and

WHEREAS GPS technology has advanced greatly since the time when the Province first established the requirement that proposed subdivisions be measured by an SLS;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Province to investigate updating the current subdivision requirements to make the process more efficient and affordable for landowners.