BILL NO. 92
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
64 Elizabeth II, 2015
Private Member's Bill
Municipal Restructuring Act
The Honourable Jamie Baillie
First Reading: April 20, 2015
Clause 2 requires public consultation prior to a municipality making an application to restructure a municipality by amalgamation, annexation or dissolution of a town.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Municipal Restructuring Act.
2 Chapter 18 of the Acts of 1998, the Municipal Government Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 357 the following Section:
(a) include a map and a description of the proposed application and a brief explanation of the reasons for it, and indicate where and when the proposed application may be examined by any interested person;
(b) contain a statement that any person may, within four weeks from the last publication of the notice, file a written objection to the proposed application with the municipality, stating clearly the reasons why he or she is opposed to it; and
(5) The most recent audited financial statements of the municipality, the proposed application and all information required to be submitted with the proposed application pursuant to this Act must be made available at the public meeting.
(6) The municipality shall ensure that all persons who wish to make representations relevant to the proposed application are heard at the public meeting, and that minutes of the public meeting are recorded.
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