WHEREAS Towns are responsible for the cost of maintenance and capital improvements with respect to all roads within their municipal boundaries, including roads of joint benefit to the Province and towns, such as arterial and collector roads, for which the Province does not share costs; and
WHEREAS Rural municipalities make financial contributions to the Province for the maintenance of J-Class roads, and there is insufficient provincial funding to maintain these roads; and
WHEREAS a strong road network is essential to the Province and its residents for economic, social, educational, and health reasons, and increased investment in roads is required;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Province provide equitable funding to Towns and Municipalities containing former towns for shared arterial and collector roads in the 2019 Budget or before; and
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED the Province increase its transportation budget for JClass roads in the 2019 Budget or before; and
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED the Joint Provincial-Municipal Committee on Roads develop a proposed new funding agreement and plan by the end of June 2019.