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Sections 14.1 to 14.8 [Municipal Planning Area and Municipal Planning Authority]

Bill 139 did not amend sections 14.1 to 14.8, except replacing the words “the Municipal Board” and “the Board” with the words “the Tribunal”, wherever they appear.


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  • 14.1(1) JOINT PLANNING AREAS

    14.1(1) The councils of two or more local municipalities that are within one or more counties whether or not they form part of a county for municipal purposes may by by-law define a municipal planning area, establish a municipal planning authority for the area and specify the name of the authority.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.1(2) APPROVAL OF BY-LAW

    14.1(2) The council of a municipality shall not pass a by-law under subsection (1) unless the proposed by-law is approved by the Minister after consulting with the council of any affected county.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.1(3) BODY CORPORATE

    14.1(3) A municipal planning authority is a body corporate.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.1(4) COMPOSITION

    14.1(4) All the members of a municipal planning authority shall be members of council.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.1(5) NUMBER OF MEMBERS

    14.1(5) The council of each local municipality shall appoint to the municipal planning authority the number of members prescribed and, after the initial appointments, the appointments shall be made by each successive council as soon as possible after the council is organized.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.1(6) TERM

    14.1(6) The members of the municipal planning authority shall hold office for the term of the council that appointed them and until their successors are appointed.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.1(7) VACANCIES

    14.1(7) If a vacancy occurs from any cause, the council shall, as soon as possible, appoint a member of its council to the municipal planning authority who shall hold office for the remainder of the unexpired term.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.2(1) MUNICIPAL PLANNING AUTHORITY

    14.2(1) Each member of a municipal planning authority is entitled to one vote.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.2(2) QUORUM

    14.2(2) A majority of the members of a municipal planning authority constitutes a quorum.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.2(3) CHAIR

    14.2(3) A municipal planning authority shall annually elect a chair and a vice-chair who shall preside in the absence of the chair.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.2(4) SECRETARY-TREASURER

    14.2(4) A municipal planning authority shall appoint a secretary-treasurer who may be a member of the authority.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.2(5) DOCUMENTS

    14.2(5) The execution of documents by a municipal planning authority shall be evidenced by the signatures of the chair or the vice-chair and of the secretary-treasurer and the corporate seal of the authority.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.2(6) RECORDS, INSPECTION

    14.2(6) The secretary-treasurer shall keep on file minutes and records of all applications and the decisions on them and of all other business of the authority, and section 253 of the Municipal Act, 2001 applies with necessary modifications in respect of the documents kept.  1994, c. 23, s. 8; 2002, c. 17, Sched. B, s. 3.

  • 14.3(1) FINANCE

    14.3(1) On or before March 31 of each year, a municipal planning authority shall determine its financial requirements and the proportion of it to be chargeable to each municipality and shall notify the council of each of the municipalities within the municipal planning area of its financial requirements together with a statement as to the proportion of it to be chargeable to each municipality.  1997, c. 29, s. 65.

  • 14.3(2) DETERMINATION BY TRIBUNAL

    14.3(2) If the council of any municipality is not satisfied with the apportionment, it may, within 15 days after receiving the notice, notify the municipal planning authority and the Tribunal that it desires the apportionment to be made by the Tribunal.  1997, c. 29, s. 65; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 86.

    Legislative History

    Bill 139 amended this subsection by replacing the words “the Municipal Board” and “the Board” with the words “the Tribunal”.  

  • 14.3(3) HEARING

    14.3(3) The Tribunal shall hold a hearing and determine the apportionment and its decision is final.  1997, c. 29, s. 65; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 80.

    Legislative History

    Bill 139 amends this subsection by replacing the words “the Municipal Board” with the words “the Tribunal”. 

  • 14.3(4) PAYMENTS

    14.3(4) Each municipality shall pay to the secretary-treasurer of the municipal planning authority such amounts as may be requisitioned from time to time up to the amount determined by the municipal planning authority under subsection (1) or by the Tribunal under subsection (3), as the case may be.  1997, c. 29, s. 65; 2017, c. 23, Sched. 5, s. 80.

    Legislative History

    Bill 139 amended this subsection by replacing the words “the Municipal Board” with the words “the Tribunal”. 

  • 14.3(5) COUNTY LEVY

    14.3(5) If a municipal planning authority has been established, a county shall raise the amounts required for county land use planning purposes by levying a special rate on rateable property not in the municipal planning area.  1997, c. 29, s. 65.

  • 14.4(1) EXPANSION

    14.4(1) A municipal planning authority may, upon the request of the council of a local municipality that is within a county, whether or not it forms part of the county for municipal purposes, by by-law redefine the municipal planning area to add the municipality to the planning area and rename the municipal planning authority.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

  • 14.4(2) APPROVAL OF BY-LAW

    14.4(2) A municipal planning authority shall not pass a by-law under subsection (1) unless the proposed by-law is approved by the Minister after consulting with the council of any affected county.  1994, c. 23, s. 8.

 


Bill 139 received Royal Assent on 12 December 2017, and came into force on 3 April 2018, the day named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor. 

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