January 30, 2001
The Lieutenant Governor in Council amends Order in Council numbered O.C. 264/99 by striking out Schedule 1 and substituting the attached Schedule 1.
For Information only
Recommended by: Minister of Municipal Affairs
Authority: Municipal Government Act
Special Provisions for the Organization and Operation of
The Municipal District of Mackenzie No. 23
1 In this Order,
(a) new municipality means the specialized municipality named The Municipal District of Mackenzie No. 23";
(b) old municipality means the municipal district named The Municipal District of Mackenzie No. 23" formed by Order in Council numbered O.C. 757/94.
Change of status to specialized municipality
2 (1) The status of the old municipality is changed to a specialized municipality to address concerns about municipal government and management in a municipality that serves a number of unique communities within a very large territory.
(2) The provisions of the Municipal Government Act and other enactments are modified to the extent necessary to accomplish the intent of this order.
Council of new municipality
3 (1) The council of the new municipality is to be comprised of 10 councillors.
(2) One councillor must be elected from each ward.
(3) The first chief elected official of the new municipality is to be appointed by the council of the new municipality from among the councillors.
4 The wards of the new municipality are those described in Schedule 2.
Requirement for valid bylaw or resolution
5 Despite section 181 of the Municipal Government Act, bylaws and resolutions relating to the following matters are not valid unless passed at a council meeting at which 2/3 of the councillors present at the meeting vote in favour of the bylaw or resolution:
(a) procedures of the council of the new municipality;
(b) remuneration of the councillors;
(c) property tax;
(d) changing the number of councillors, the boundaries of wards or the method of selecting any chief elected official subsequent to the first chief elected official;
(e) appointing and terminating the chief administrative officer;
(f) adopting a budget;
(g) any other matter designated by the council pursuant to the procedure established under clause (a).
Termination or amendment of agreements
6 (1) In this section, agreement means a revenue sharing or cost sharing agreement between
(a) The Municipal District of Mackenzie No. 23, and
(b) the Town of Rainbow Lake or the Town of High Level
made before or after the coming into force of Order in Council numbered O.C. 264/99.
(2) An agreement must not be terminated or amended without the written consent of the parties to the agreement.