Overweight and Over-dimension Permitting

Res #: 29-17M
Number: 29
Year: 2017
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI)
WHEREAS SGI receives applications to issue permits on behalf of the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure for over-width and overweight purposes;
WHEREAS the application recognizes that the Crown Utilities must approve these applications as well as specific branches of the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure without any request for municipal authorization, specifically stating that "building moves are sent to the affected RMs as a courtesy;"
WHEREAS SGI will not be aware of current existing local road conditions;
WHEREAS it is the municipality that absorbs all costs for road damages and assumes all legal responsibility in the event of a litigation;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM work with the provincial government to ensure that a permitting process mandates approval of affected municipalities prior to issuance of a permit.