Permits for Controlled Burning
Whereas there has been concern over the number of fires burning out of control in our province; and
Whereas landowners are asked to notify the government controlled-burn hotline when starting a controlled burn; and
Whereas Manitoba has a burning permit process in place;
Therefore be it resolved that the SUMA advocate the Government of Saskatchewan to require all landowners proceeding with a controlled burn to apply for a permit with their local municipality. Issuing the permit will be at the discretion of the municipality, based on fire conditions at the time; and
Be it further resolved that landowners neglecting to obtain a burning permit from the municipality should receive a $2,000 fine, and be responsible for any costs incurred to respond to, and/or extinguish the fire. If a permit is not obtained and a local fire department must respond, the fine payment issued will be forwarded to the local fire department that responded to the fire.