Modernizing Public Notice Requirements
Res #: 21-18A
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
WHEREAS most public notices are required to be published in a newspaper published and/or circulating in the municipality;
WHEREAS newspapers are no longer available in all municipalities and advertising in the closest publication is unlikely to reach the target audience;
BE IT RESOLVED that on behalf of municipalities that are without a local newspaper, SARM lobby the provincial government to review public notice requirements and expand the methods of communicating with our ratepayers;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that consideration be given to permitting the use of unaddressed admail, municipal websites, email, text messaging and/or creating a website, similar to SaskTenders.ca, on which municipalities can post public notices.