The construction and maintenance of a municipal transportation system is one of the most costly items involved in a municipal budget. When an excessive amount of wear and tear is put on municipal roads, it can cause thousands of dollars in additional maintenance costs.
According to The Municipalities Act, a municipal Council may require any person to enter into an agreement with the municipality to provide funds to cover additional maintenance of any municipal road within the municipality.
Agreements for road maintenance
22(1) A council may require any person to enter into an agreement with the municipality for the maintenance of any municipal road within the municipality, in accordance with any terms and conditions that the minister may establish in the regulations made by the minister, if:
(a) the council has caused notice to be served on the person that an agreement is required;
(b) the person:
(i) is a producer or shipper of goods that are transported on streets or roads in the municipality and that, in the council’s opinion, are significant in nature;
(ii) wishes to use a street or road in the municipality for the purpose of transporting quantities of goods that, in the council’s opinion, are significant in nature; or
(iii) wishes to receive delivery of goods in quantities that, in the council’s opinion, are significant in nature, the transportation of which requires the use of a street or road in the municipality; and
(c) in the council’s opinion, the transportation of the goods mentioned in clause (b) and the movement of any vehicles or equipment required to produce or ship those goods is likely to result in damage to the streets or roads.
The R. M. of Sherwood adheres to the Road Maintenance Agreement Rates as established through The Municipalities Act Regulations. To view the current Road Maintenance Agreement Rates, please click here. If you would like to apply for a Road Haul Agreement, please click here. Prior to hauling, please contact our Public Works Department at 306-525-5237.