BILL NO. 85
1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
67 Elizabeth II, 2018
Municipal Government Act
The Honourable Derek Mombourquette
Minister of Municipal Affairs
First Reading: March 8, 2018
Second Reading: March 22, 2018
Third Reading: March 29, 2018 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 permits Cape Breton Regional Municipality to sell or lease certain property prescribed by the regulations at a price less than market value and requires a two-thirds majority vote on the resolution to sell or lease and the holding of a public hearing in relation to the sale or leasing of the property.
Clause 2 permits Cape Breton Regional Municipality to enter into a taxation agreement with the owner of an eligible industrial property, subject to the agreement being approved by by-law, whereby the owner is required to pay the taxes specified in the agreement in lieu of the taxes otherwise payable.
Clause 3 provides for the coming into force of this Bill.
An Act to Amend Chapter 18
of the Acts of 1998,
the Municipal Government Act,
Respecting Cape Breton Regional Municipality
1 Chapter 18 of the Acts of 1998, the Municipal Government Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 51A the following Section:
- 51B (1) In this Section, “eligible municipal property” has the meaning prescribed by the regulations.
(3) A resolution to sell or lease eligible municipal property at less than market value must be passed by at least a two-thirds majority of the council of Cape Breton Regional Municipality present and voting.
(4) Where the council of Cape Breton Regional Municipality proposes to sell or lease eligible municipal property valued at more than ten thousand dollars at less than market value, the council shall first hold a public hearing respecting the sale or lease.
(5) The council of Cape Breton Regional Municipality shall advertise the public hearing on the Municipality’s publicly-accessible Internet site and shall post the advertisement at least fourteen days before the hearing.
2 Chapter 18 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 71B the following Section:
- 71BA (1) In this Section, “eligible industrial property” has the meaning prescribed by the regulations.
(2) Notwithstanding any enactment, where the council of Cape Breton Regional Municipality considers it necessary or advisable, the Municipality may enter into a taxation agreement with the owner of an eligible industrial property respecting the taxes payable to the Municipality by the owner.
(3) Notwithstanding any enactment, where there is a taxation agreement pursuant to this Section, the owner shall pay taxes with respect to the eligible industrial property in accordance with the agreement instead of the taxes otherwise payable pursuant to this Act.
3 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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