Road Maintenance Regulations

Res #: 6-02M
Number: 6
Year: 2002
Midterm: Yes
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Government Relations

Resolution No. 6-02M

WHEREAS, the maximum road maintenance agreement compensation rates do not come close to covering the damage caused by continued heavy loads on municipal roads;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that SARM work with the province to have the volume distance rates adjusted upward to accurately compensate RMs for the road damage that occurs.

Response From GRAA:

The fees authorized in The Road Maintenance and Restoration Agreement Regulations are intended to compensate for incremental maintenance and loss of road life costs, not to compensate RMs for the full cost of reconstructing a road.

The Road Maintenance and Restoration Agreement Regulations were last reviewed in the fall of 1998 and amended in the spring of 1999. SARM, the RMAA and representatives from several industries that haul on RM roads participated in the review.

The rates in the regulations were thoroughly reviewed and adjusted to reflect current costs. There was broad agreement, among all of the participants, that the new rates accurately reflect the incremental RM costs associated with bulk hauls on RM roads.

The regulations are scheduled for review again in 2003, unless there are significant changes which would make it necessary to review the regulations sooner. There have been no such changes.