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BILL NO. 17

Local Bill




4th Session, 56th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
45 Elizabeth II, 1996




An Act to Amend Chapter 55
of the Acts of 1963, the
Halifax Regional Water Commission Act





The Honourable Jay F. Abbass
Halifax Chebucto




Halifax
Printed by Queen's Printer for Nova Scotia



An Act to Amend Chapter 55
of the Acts of 1963, the
Halifax Regional Water Commission Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Subsections 4(1) and (2) of Chapter 55 of the Acts of 1963, the Halifax Regional Water Commission Act, are repealed and the following subsections substituted:

(1) The Commission consists of

(a) the Mayor of the Regional Municipality;

(b) three members of the Council appointed by the Council;

(c) three residents of the Regional Municipality, who are not members of the Council, appointed by the Council; and

(d) one member of the Regional Municipality staff, appointed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the Regional Municipality.

2 Section 5 of Chapter 55 is repealed and the following Section substituted:

5 (1) Each member of the Commission appointed pursuant to clause (b) of subsection (1) of Section 4 holds office for a term of three years, but ceases to hold office if that member ceases to be a member of the Council.

(2) Each member of the Commission appointed pursuant to clause (c) of subsection (1) of Section 4 holds office for a term of two years, but ceases to hold office if that member ceases to be a resident of the Regional Municipality.

(3) The member of the Commission appointed pursuant to clause (d) of subsection (1) of Section 4 holds office for such a term as is designated by the Chief Administrative Officer at the time of the appointment, but ceases to hold office upon ceasing to be a member of the Regional Municipality staff.

(4) Each member of the Commission is eligible for re-appointment.

(5) Where a person appointed to the Commission pursuant to clause (b) or (c) of subsection (1) of Section 4 ceases to be a member of the Commission before that member's term of office expires, the Council shall, within two months after the member ceases to be a member of the Commission, appoint a person pursuant to said clause (b) or (c), respectively, to fill the vacancy and the person so appointed holds office, as long as that person has those qualifications, for the remainder of the term of the person who ceased to be a member.

(6) Where a person appointed to the Commission pursuant to clause (d) of subsection (1) of Section 4 ceases to be a member of the Commission, the Chief Administrative Officer shall appoint to the Commission another member of the staff of the Regional Municipality to hold office for such term as is designated by the Chief Administrative Officer.

3 Subsection 6(3) of Chapter 55 is repealed and the following subsection substituted:

(3) Four members of the Commission constitute a quorum of the Commission.


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