Proposed Bylaws – May 9, 2018 Council Meeting

The new Municipal Government Act (MGA) provides municipalities with additional authority and autonomy, together with additional accountability via a requirement that actions be enabled by bylaws.  The following draft bylaws will be tabled at the Council meeting on Wednesday May 9, 2018 for first reading:

 

  • Bylaw 38 – the Grants and Donations Bylaw.  The MGA requires municipalities to pass a bylaw to enable the disbursement of grants and donations.   The attached draft bylaw does not change current practice except the Bona Fide Farm Property Rebate, which is being altered to restrict it to bona fide farm properties where a resident is the principal operator of the farm in order to encourage resident farmers.
  • Bylaw 39 – the Fees Bylaw.  The MGA requires municipalities to pass a bylaw to enable the application of fees for licenses, permits, programs, facility rentals and other matters.  Many of the town’s fees and charges have not changed in some time so all of the fees and charges were compared against other municipalities and organizations that provide similar services and adjusted where necessary to better approximate the market rate for each service.  The attached draft bylaw contains the proposed fees and the attached fee and revenue comparison shows the current and proposed fees, together with the expected revenue based on 2017 data.
  • Bylaw 41– the Reserve Fund Bylaw.  The MGA requires municipalities to pass a bylaw to establish reserve funds.  The town currently has a number of reserve funds that must now be codified in bylaw.  The attached draft bylaw contains the reserve funds, together with a description of what each can be used for.

 

If you have any questions or comments on the proposed bylaws, please contact Chief Administrative Officer Robert Hughes at 902-569-6251 or via email at rhughes@townofstratford.ca

Proposed Bylaws:

Bylaw 38 – Grants and Donations Bylaw

Bylaw 39 – Fees Bylaw
Fee and Revenue Comparison

Bylaw 41 – Reserve Fund Bylaw

Proposed Bylaws – May 9, 2018 Council Meeting

The new Municipal Government Act (MGA) provides municipalities with additional authority and autonomy, together with additional accountability via a requirement that actions be enabled by bylaws.  The following draft bylaws will be tabled at the Council meeting on Wednesday May 9, 2018 for first reading:

 

  • Bylaw 38 – the Grants and Donations Bylaw.  The MGA requires municipalities to pass a bylaw to enable the disbursement of grants and donations.   The attached draft bylaw does not change current practice except the Bona Fide Farm Property Rebate, which is being altered to restrict it to bona fide farm properties where a resident is the principal operator of the farm in order to encourage resident farmers.
  • Bylaw 39 – the Fees Bylaw.  The MGA requires municipalities to pass a bylaw to enable the application of fees for licenses, permits, programs, facility rentals and other matters.  Many of the town’s fees and charges have not changed in some time so all of the fees and charges were compared against other municipalities and organizations that provide similar services and adjusted where necessary to better approximate the market rate for each service.  The attached draft bylaw contains the proposed fees and the attached fee and revenue comparison shows the current and proposed fees, together with the expected revenue based on 2017 data.
  • Bylaw 41– the Reserve Fund Bylaw.  The MGA requires municipalities to pass a bylaw to establish reserve funds.  The town currently has a number of reserve funds that must now be codified in bylaw.  The attached draft bylaw contains the reserve funds, together with a description of what each can be used for.

 

If you have any questions or comments on the proposed bylaws, please contact Chief Administrative Officer Robert Hughes at 902-569-6251 or via email at rhughes@townofstratford.ca

Proposed Bylaws:

Bylaw 38 – Grants and Donations Bylaw

Bylaw 39 – Fees Bylaw
Fee and Revenue Comparison

Bylaw 41 – Reserve Fund Bylaw

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