Reassignment of Development Costs
Res #: 11-23A
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
WHEREAS subdivision development is becoming more prevalent in both rural and small urban municipalities
WHEREAS section 92 of The Municipalities Act states that council must maintain the financial integrity of the
WHEREAS The Municipalities Act further states that council must represent the public interest and wellbeing of the
WHEREAS most subdivisions are completed either for profit of selling the resultant properties, or for estate planning
WHEREAS municipalities must conduct a thorough review of proposed subdivisions which results in the municipality
incurring costs associated with the additional resources required to complete these applications.
WHEREAS it is the expressed stance of all levels of government that development should pay for itself. To continue to
pass the costs to taxpayers could be interpreted as a contravention of section 92 of The Municipalities Act.
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government that all costs to the municipality for the review,
processing, and evaluation of a proposed subdivision should be charged back to the Developer.