Deterrent for Breaches of Bylaws

Res #: 17-24A
Number: 17
Year: 2024
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations

WHEREAS there are insufficient deterrents for individuals and landowners who alter RM roadways without permits or permission.

WHEREAS there are limited avenues of restitution for damages such as tree removal, cultivation and/or spraying to these specific areas.

WHEREAS the cost of obtaining a court order to collect a fine/liability notice would be substantial.

BE IT RESOLVED that The Municipalities Act be amended to allow RMs, by official motion, to levy fines/liability notices against individuals and landowners who have breached bylaws which prevent alteration to road allowances without a permit.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if such a fine is not paid that it be added legally to the taxes of the landowner without securing a court order.