O.C. 328/2012

October 17, 2012


            The Lieutenant Governor in Council, effective November 1, 2012,

            (a)        dissolves the Village of New Norway,

            (b)        directs that the land described in Appendix A becomes part of Camrose County,

            (c)        directs that the assessor for Camrose County must keep the assessment and tax rolls for the land described in Appendix A separate from the assessment and tax rolls for other land in Camrose County for the period from November 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, inclusive, and

            (d)       makes the Order in Appendix B.

For Information only

Recommended by:          Minister of Municipal Affairs

Authority:                             Municipal Government Act
                                                (sections 133, 134, 135 and 137)

                                                Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations (section 14)


APPENDIX A

 

HAMLET OF NEW NORWAY

ALL THAT PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION ELEVEN (11), TOWNSHIP FORTY-FIVE (45), RANGE TWENTY-ONE (21), WEST OF THE FOURTH MERIDIAN.

ALL THAT PORTION OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTH EAST QUARTER OF SECTION TEN (10), TOWNSHIP FORTY-FIVE (45), RANGE TWENTY-ONE (21), WEST OF THE FOURTH MERIDIAN CONTAINED IN ROAD PLAN 1810 J.Y.

ALL THAT PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION TEN (10), TOWNSHIP FORTY-FIVE (45), RANGE TWENTY-ONE (21), WEST OF THE FOURTH MERIDIAN CONTAINED IN ROAD PLAN 1810 J.Y.

ALL THAT PORTION OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION ELEVEN (11), TOWNSHIP FORTY-FIVE (45), RANGE TWENTY-ONE (21) WEST OF THE FOURTH MERIDIAN.

ALL THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER SECTION FOURTEEN (14), TOWNSHIP FORTY-FIVE (45), RANGE TWENTY-ONE (21), WEST OF THE FOURTH MERIDIAN LYING WEST OF THE WESTERLY LIMIT OF THE LAND TAKEN FOR THE RIGHT OF WAYOF RAILWAY PLAN 3978 L.Z.

ALL THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION FIFTEEN (15), TOWNSHIP FORTY-FIVE (45), RANGE TWENTY-ONE (21), WEST OF THE FOURTH MERIDIAN CONTAINED IN ROAD PLAN 1810 J.Y.

ALL THAT PORTION OF THE EAST WEST GOVERNMENT ROAD ALLOWANCE ADJOINING THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION FIFTEEN (15), TOWNSHIP FORTY-FIVE (45), RANGE TWENTY-ONE (21), WEST OF THE FOURTH MERIDIAN WHICH LIES EASTERLY OF THE PRODUCTION SOUTH AND NORTH ACROSS THE SAID ROAD ALLOWANCE OF THE WESTERLY LIMIT OF ROAD PLAN 1810 J.Y.


APPENDIX B

ORDER

 

1          In this Order,

 

            (a)    “Act” means the Municipal Government Act;

            (b)    “dissolution date” means November 1, 2012;

            (c)    “former area of the village” means the land in the Village of New Norway before the dissolution date;

            (d)   “receiving municipality” means Camrose County;

            (e)    “village” means the Village of New Norway.

 

2          The former area of the village is part of electoral division 2 of the receiving municipality until the receiving municipality passes a bylaw pursuant to section 148 of the Act that provides otherwise.

 

3(1)      The former area of the village is designated as a hamlet to be known as the Hamlet of New Norway until the council of the receiving municipality changes the designation in accordance with section 59 of the Act.

 

(2)        The boundaries of the Hamlet of New Norway are described in Appendix A.

 

4          All liabilities of the village, whether arising under debenture or otherwise, and all assets, rights, duties, functions and obligations of the village are vested in the receiving municipality and may be dealt with in the name of the receiving municipality.

 

5          Bylaws and resolutions of the village continue to apply in the former area of the village until the bylaws or resolutions are repealed, amended or replaced by the council of the receiving municipality.

 

6(1)      If the liabilities of the village exceed the assets of the village, the receiving municipality may impose an additional tax under Part 10 of the Act on property located in the former area of the village, including linear property as defined in section 284(1)(k) of the Act, to pay for those excess liabilities.

 

(2)        The receiving municipality may, by bylaw, impose an additional tax under Part 10 of the Act on the former area of the village to meet obligations under a borrowing that was made

 

            (a)        by the village prior to its dissolution, and

            (b)        in respect of the former area of the village.

 

(3)        A bylaw referred to in subsection (2) may be passed each year until the borrowing is fully repaid.

 

7          A reference to the village in any order, regulation, bylaw, certificate of title, agreement or any other instrument is deemed to be a reference to the receiving municipality.

 

8(1)      The receiving municipality shall use

 

            (a)        money received from the village on its dissolution, and

 

       (b)        money received from the sale of any assets of the village vested under section 4 in the receiving municipality and sold by the receiving municipality before December 31, 2017

only for the purposes of paying or reducing a liability vested in the receiving municipality on the dissolution of the village, or for projects in the former area of the village.

 

(2)        All money referred to in subsection (1) must be accounted for separately by the receiving municipality.

 

9(1)      The employees of the village at its dissolution are deemed to be employees of the receiving municipality.

 

(2) All employment records related to the employees referred to in subsection (1) are transferred to the receiving municipality.

 

(3)        All liabilities related to the employees referred to in subsection (1) are transferred to the receiving municipality.

 

10(1)    For the period January 1, 2012 up to and including the dissolution date, sections 276, 277 and 278 of the Act do not apply to the village and the receiving municipality shall appoint an auditor to complete a review engagement of all financial transactions of the village for that period.

 

(2)        The scope of the review engagement shall be determined in accordance with the generally accepted auditing standards for municipal governments.

 

11        Pursuant to section 14(1)(e) of the Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations, the land within the boundaries of the Hamlet of New Norway is excluded from the operation of those Regulations.

 

12        If a complaint is made under section 460 of the Act in respect of property located in the former area of the village and is properly filed in accordance with the Act and regulations before the dissolution date, the complaint

 

            (a)        shall be heard and decided by the assessment review board established by the village, if that board began hearing the matter before the dissolution date, and

 

            (b)        shall be heard and decided by the assessment review board established by the receiving municipality, in any other case.

 

13        The Minister may decide any other matter relating to the rights, obligations, liabilities, assets or any other thing in respect of the village resulting from the dissolution of the village.