1992 Legislative Session: 1st Session, 35th Parliament
The following electronic version is for informational purposes only.
The printed version remains the official version.
Certified correct as passed Third Reading on the 19th day of May, 1992
Ian D. Izard, Law Clerk.
MINISTER OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS,
RECREATION AND HOUSING
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assemblyof the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 Section 945 of the Municipal Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 290, is amended by adding the following subsection:
(2.1) A community plan must include housing policies of the local government respecting affordable housing, rental housing and special needs housing.
2 The Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act (No. 2), S.B.C. 1990, c. 61, is amended by adding the following Part:
PART 3 - 1992
9 (1) The Cariboo Regional District and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District continue to have the authority to borrow for the purposes of their joint library system service as provided in their supplementary letters patent dated April 28, 1989.
(2) Subsection (1) applies despite section 767 (8) of the Municipal Act and the adoption by the regional districts of bylaws under section 767 (4) of the Municipal Act respecting the joint library system service.
(3) This section shall be deemed to have come into force on May 17, 1991 and is retroactive to the extent necessary to give it effect on and after that date.
10 (1) Notwithstanding the Municipal Act and the letters patent of the District of Taylor, the revenue sharing agreement between the District of Taylor and the City of Fort St. John requiring taxes collected by the District of Taylor to be shared with the City of Fort St. John, dated May 13, 1991 and agreed to be retroactive to January 1, 1991, is confirmed and validated and is binding on the parties to it.
(2) A payment made in 1991 under the agreement referred to in subsection (1) shall be deemed to have been validly made at the time it was made.
11 (1) In addition to an authority to borrow under the Municipal Act and despite that Act, the council of The Corporation of the City of Fernie, the council of the District of Elkford and the council of the District of Sparwood may, by bylaw adopted without the assent of the electors or the approval of the inspector of municipalities, provide for the borrowing of money up to the maximum amount determined under subsection (2).
(2) For each municipality, the maximum amount that may be borrowed under subsection (1) is the aggregate of
(a) the municipality's portion of the delinquent taxes and taxes in arrear owed by Westar Mining Ltd. that are subject to the tax sharing agreement between the municipalities dated March 21, 1982, as amended by order of the Minister of Municipal Affairs dated April 18, 1984, and
(b) the delinquent taxes and taxes in arrear that are owed by Westar Mining Ltd. to the municipality and that are not subject to the agreement referred to in paragraph (a).
(3) When received, the delinquent taxes and taxes in arrear referred to in subsection (2) must be applied first to repay money borrowed under subsection (1).
(4) Despite section 457 of the Municipal Act, the council of the District of Elkford and the council of the District of Sparwood may, by bylaw, exempt property owned or leased by Westar Mining Ltd. from tax sale under that section in relation to delinquent taxes.
(5) An exemption under subsection (4) does not affect the obligation to pay the delinquent taxes and does not prejudice the right of the municipal collector to offer the property for sale in a succeeding year.
3 Section 561 of the Vancouver Charter, S.B.C. 1953, c. 55, is repealed and the following substituted:
561 (1) The Council may have development plans prepared or revised from time to time.
(2) A development plan under this section may
(a) relate to the whole city, or to any particular area of the city, or to a specific project or projects within the city;
(b) be altered, added to, or extended;
(i) land for streets, lanes and other public thoroughfares, and for the widening of streets, lanes and other public thoroughfares,
(ii) sites for parks, schools and public buildings, and
(iii) areas for special projects, including projects that require development or redevelopment as a whole.
(3) A development plan under this section must include housing policies of the Council respecting affordable housing, rental housing and special needs housing.
4 (1) Section 11 (4) and (5) of the Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act (No. 2) as enacted by section 2 of this Act comes into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
(2) Sections 1 and 3 come into force on September 30, 1992.
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