BILL NO. 57
3rd Session, 61st General Assembly
60 Elizabeth II, 2011
Private Ways Act
The Honourable John MacDonell
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
First Reading: May 5, 2011
Second Reading: May 6, 2011
Third Reading: May 12, 2011 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 authorizes a municipal council to make by-laws respecting the payment of compensation charged in respect of a grant of a right of way.
Clause 2 confirms that a grant of a right of way is not an expropriation for the purpose of the Expropriation Act.
Clause 3 provides that new Sections 29A and 36 of the Private Ways Act apply in respect of petitions made under that Act before or after the coming into force of this Act.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Chapter 358 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Private Ways Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 29 the following Section:
(f) that the amount payable may, at the option of the owner of the property, be paid in the number of annual instalments set out in the by-law and, upon default of payment of any instalment, the balance becomes due and payable; and
(g) that interest is payable annually on the entire amount outstanding and unpaid, regardless of whether the owner has elected to pay by instalments, at a rate and beginning on a date fixed by the by-law.
2 Chapter 358 is amended by adding immediately after Section 35 the following heading and Section:
(a) an order, award or decision made or any other action taken pursuant to this Act is not an expropriation for the purpose of the Expropriation Act or at common law or otherwise; and
(b) the Expropriation Act does not apply to this Act or to any order, award, decision or any other action made or taken pursuant to this Act.
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