Res #: 21-21A
Responses Received: Yes
WHEREAS SaskPower may place power poles within a road allowance of any rural municipality, according to Section 31 of The Power Corporation Act; and
WHEREAS according to the Act, SaskPower shall submit a plan indicating the location of the proposed power line to the rural municipality; and
WHEREAS a surveyed road allowance may not be where an existing road is positioned.
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM request that The Power Corporation Act be amended to include existing roads as well as surveyed road allowances; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a distance of no less than 30 feet from the centre of the existing road be maintained at all times to allow safe maintenance by the municipality.
Responses From: SaskPower
August 23, 2021
The Power Corporation Act gives SaskPower the legislated right to construct power lines in road allowances. SaskPower sends a proposed plan and map to an impacted Rural Municipality with a request for feedback prior to constructing a new power line in a Rural Municipality road allowance. The feedback allows SaskPower to work together with the Rural Municipality to resolve any safety concerns before construction begins.
Hon. Don Morgan – Minister Responsible for SaskPower