MINISTERIAL ORDER NO.  MSD:005/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, Ric McIver, Minister of Municipal Affairs, on completion of a viability review undertaken pursuant to Sections 130(2)(b) and 130.2(3) of the Municipal Government Act, make the following order:

 

That the Council and the Chief Administrative Officer for the Village of Bawlf must carry out the directives attached as Schedule A to this Order.

 

 

 

 

Dated at Edmonton, Alberta, this 18th day of February, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                        

                                                                     Ric McIver

                                                                     Minister of Municipal Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Directive

Due Date

1.

To ensure the village implements the recommendations in the Village of Bawlf Viability Review Report, I direct the Council:

a.    to complete a comprehensive strategic planning session where council will discuss the 21 recommendations found in the Viability Review Report;

May 31, 2021

 

b.    to develop an action plan (including timelines) as to how village council plans to address each of the recommendations found in the Viability Review Report; and

 

c.     to provide a copy of the plan, including timelines, to Municipal Affairs.

2.

To address the village’s long-term infrastructure planning and financial stability, I direct the Council:

a.    to prepare a written capital plan respecting the village’s anticipated capital property additions and allocated or anticipated funding sources over the period 2021-2031. The plan must address the essential infrastructure upgrades and repairs identified within the 10-year capital plan referred to and summarized in the “Infrastructure” section of the Village of Bawlf Viability Review Report. The capital plan should identify any infrastructure projects already completed, as well as provide a rationale as to why any project is not included in the plan, if necessary; and

 

June 30, 2021

 

b.     to provide a copy of the capital plan, including timelines and funding sources, to Municipal Affairs.

3.

I direct the Council:

a.     to update and submit the approved 10-year capital plan and budget amounts identified therein for the implementation of the capital plan, on June 1 of each year for the subsequent four years to Municipal Affairs; and

June 1, 2025

 

b.     to report on the progress of the implementation of the council’s action plan to address each of the recommendations found in the viability plan, on June 1 of each year for the subsequent four years to Municipal Affairs.

June 1, 2025

4.

Section 130.1 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) provides for the enforcement of directives ordered by the Minister. I direct council and the Chief Administrative Officer to carry out to my satisfaction these directives within the timelines stated. If the directives are not carried out to my satisfaction, I may issue further directives, or pursue further action pursuant to the MGA.

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