Road Maintenance Agreement Rates

Res #: 10-19A
Number: 10
Year: 2019
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations

WHEREAS the current road maintenance and loss of road life rates allowed under The Municipalities Regulations were last revised in 2014;

WHEREAS traffic is increasing on rural roads and the costs to maintain those roads are also increasing;

WHEREAS municipalities are being left with damages and costs far above what is allowed in the regulated fees;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to take action and increase the road maintenance agreement rates.

Responses From: The Ministry of Government Relations

April 18, 2019

The ministry has undertaken a redesign of Road Maintenance Agreement rates and policy. GR has consulted extensively and appreciates stakeholders' participation and patience as we continue to work towards solutions that work for everyone involved.

In the interest of making immediate progress, we anticipate updating the rates as soon as January 1, 2020.

Government is also considering amendments to The Municipalities Act to incorporate new reporting elements and provisions that strengthen consistency, accountability and transparency.

Warren Kaeding – Minister of Government Relations