Gates of Municipal Roadways

Res #: 23-17M
Number: 23
Year: 2017
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
WHEREAS it is presently illegal to have a gate placed on a municipal roadway entering into a hamlet;
WHEREAS there are many resort hamlets throughout the province that have a large seasonal population base with little or no permanent population;
WHEREAS these communities are susceptible to break and enters causing financial hardship for property owners including increased insurance rates;
WHEREAS a locked gate is beneficial in controlling persons entering into the hamlet during off-peak hours/days thereby reducing break and enters;
WHEREAS there are radio frequency controlled gates available ensuring emergency services have access at all times in the event that they are called out;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to make it legal to permit placing a gate on a municipal roadway entering into a hamlet;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the provincial government place certain parameters around obtaining approval and installing a gate to ensure emergency vehicles have access at all times.