8-2016

Groundwater Drinking Water Supplies

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to work with MNL to build municipal capacity to educate residents and reduce risks associated with public and private drinking water systems supplied by groundwater sources

Drinking water educate groundwater reduce risks residents water

Number 8-2016

Year 2016

Category A

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Active

7-2016

Urban Agriculture

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador in consultation with the Provincial Government undertake an initiative to review existing agricultural related policies and regulations with a focus in developing comprehensive urban agricultural policies and regulations that support local food production and food security.

agriculture food security local food regulations Urban Agriculture

Number 7-2016

Year 2016

Category A

Town/Sponsor Mount Pearl

Status Active

6-2016

Appeal Boards

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador approach the Minister of Municipal Affairs and request that the legislation regarding the appeal process be reviewed and amended so that there is a mechanism at the beginning of the appeal process whereby the secretary of the Appeal Board has the right to refuse an appeal if the grounds of the appeal are not adequately provided at that time.

appeal Appeals Boards

Number 6-2016

Year 2016

Category A

Town/Sponsor Mount Pearl

Status Active

4-2016

Increase of Tax-Free Amount for Councillor Remuneration

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Federal and Provincial Governments through FCM to increase the tax-free amount or absolve the entire amount paid to elected officials.

councillor remuneration FCM

Number 4-2016

Year 2016

Category A

Town/Sponsor Victoria

Status Active

3-2016

Adjust Funding Eligibility for Works Outside of ?Limits of Service?

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador request the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador to adjust the eligibility for funding to include necessary capital works expansions that are outside a municipality?s ?limits of service?.

capital works funding limits of service

Number 3-2016

Year 2016

Category A

Town/Sponsor St. Lawrence

Status Active

2-2016

Use of Motorized Snow Vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicles throughout Newfoundland and Labrador

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to review and amend the Motorized Snow Vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicle Act, the Highway Traffic Act and the Municipalities Act, 1999, to establish clarity and consistency with respect to the ability and authority of municipalities to regulate the use of these vehicles within their municipal boundaries.

Highway Traffic Act Motorized Snow Vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicle Act municipal boundaries Municipalities Act 1999

Number 2-2016

Year 2016

Category A

Town/Sponsor Gander

Status Active

1-2016

Cost of Local Service Districts

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that MNL request specific cost information (per community) from the Department of Finance or Department of Municipal Affairs and pass it onto its membership.

fiscal framewrok Local Service Districts LSDs Municipal Affairs tax

Number 1-2016

Year 2016

Category A

Town/Sponsor Flower's Cove

Status Active

26-2015

Pension Protection under CCAA and Corporate Bankruptcy

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador work with the province and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to lobby the Federal Government to enact reforms to the Pension, CCAA, Bankruptcy and any other enabling legislation; whereby pension plan members receive the greatest level of creditor protection up to and including continuation of pension payments by a parent multi_national corporation where such an entity exists.

Bankruptcy CCAA corporations creditor FCM Government of Canada multi-national payments Pension protection reform

Number 26-2015

Year 2015

Category C

Town/Sponsor Labrador City

Status Active

25-2015

Representation on the Marine Atlantic Board of Directors

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Federal Government to include representation from the South West Coast when making appointments to the Marine Atlantic Board of Directors.

Board of Directors ferry Marine Atlantic PaB Representation South West Coast

Number 25-2015

Year 2015

Category C

Town/Sponsor Channel - Port aux Basques

Status Active

24-2015

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Active

Therefore Be it Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland & Labrador encourage and support its membership to pursue the formation of regional community sponsorship committees with the goal of welcoming a single refugee family in their respective communities in collaboration potentially with local resettlement agencies and disaster relief organizations.

refugee sponsorship Syrian

Number 24-2015

Year 2015

Category B

Town/Sponsor Torbay

Status Active

23-2015

Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador request the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador prohibit all retail stores from providing customers with single-use plastic carry out (shopping) bags EXCEPT those, which are compostable, biodegradable, or photodegradable.

ban biodegradable plastic bags prohibit shopping waste management

Number 23-2015

Year 2015

Category B

Status Active

22-2015

Increase in Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officers for Newfoundland and Labrador

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador shall strongly lobby the Government Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to increase the number Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Government of Canada Increase police RCMP

Number 22-2015

Year 2015

Category B

Town/Sponsor Bishop's Falls

Status Active

21-2015

Support of Rural Works Program

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador endorse the FFAW led coalition?s ?Rural Works? campaign. Be It Further Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to strengthen adjacency and historical attachment as the preeminent management consideration for resource allocation purposes.

DFO FFAW Fishery Rural Works

Number 21-2015

Year 2015

Category B

Town/Sponsor Old Perlican

Status Active

20-2015

Provision for Intervener Costs

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government to amend the Environmental Protection Act whereby the proponent of a registered undertaking is responsible for the provision of costs to those granted intervener status.

costs Environment Canada Environmental Protection Act Intervener Costs Labrador Provision

Number 20-2015

Year 2015

Category B

Town/Sponsor Labrador City

Status Active

19-2015

Fixed Link

Active

Therefore Be it Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Provincial Government for the completion of a full feasibility study into construction of a fixed link between the island portion of the province and Straits of Labrador. Be It Further Resolved that if a feasibility study concluded that this is a viable project, then Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador will lobby the province to immediately move forward with the construction.

feasibility study Fixed Link infrastructure Labrador Straits Transportation and Works

Number 19-2015

Year 2015

Category B

Town/Sponsor Forteau

Status Active

18-2015

Trans Labrador Highway (L?Anse Au Clair to Red Bay)

Active

Therefore be it Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Provincial Government and the Department of Transportation and Works to do necessary upgrades and repave the Trans Labrador Highway from the Provincial border with Quebec to Red Bay. Be It Further Resolved that a commitment with a firm timeline be attached to this project.

highway infrastructure Labrador Quebec Red Bay repave roads trans labrador Transportation and Works

Number 18-2015

Year 2015

Category B

Town/Sponsor Forteau

Status Active

17-2015

Ferry Service on the Straits of Belle Isle

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Provincial Government and specifically the Department of Transportation and Works to reinstate a RFP as soon as possible. Be It Further Resolved that a definite timeline be put in place for a new boat to be put in service on the Straits of Belle Isle.

Belle Isle ferry Labrador RFP service boat Straits Transportation and Works

Number 17-2015

Year 2015

Category B

Town/Sponsor Forteau

Status Active

16-2015

Car Wrecks

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs to develop a definition and procedure which would be uniformly applied by municipalities and judges on all cases for wreck removal. Be It Further Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador also lobby the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs to amend the Municipalities Act to reflect the definition and procedure to be followed by municipalities.

car wreck legal definition Municipal Affairs removal unified procedures vehicle

Number 16-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Northern Arm

Status Active

15-2015

Ticketing by Remote Photo Radar

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government to amend the Highway Traffic Act to include the right for Municipalities, in collaboration with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to ticket individuals travelling above posted speed limits within the Municipality through the use of photo radar.

Highway Traffic Act RCMP remote photo radar RNC speed limit speeding ticket

Number 15-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Paradise

Status Active

14-2015

Disposal of Fire Protection Assets to other Municipalities

Active

Therefore Be it Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland Labrador, request that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador amend the Municipalities Act, to permit larger towns to donate or sell for nominal or minimum fees, used fire and emergency services vehicles and equipment to smaller towns for continued use if the equipment is suitable and applicable.

donate emergency vehicles fire Municipalities Act sell small towns used equipment

Number 14-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Status Active

13-2015

Crow Head Dump

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs to immediately meet with Municipal Leaders from L?Anse au Clair to Red Bay to address this crisis situation.

crisis Dump Labrador Municipal Affairs solid waste management Straits

Number 13-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Forteau

12-2015

Regional Approaches to Drinking Water

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide further incentives and sustained support for regional operators and other regional service sharing and drinking water management initiatives.

Drinking water management Municipal Affairs operators regional service sharing water quality

Number 12-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Reidville

Status Active

11-2015

Managing Drinking Water Infrastructure

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to increase funding and support to municipalities for asset management activities.

asset management Drinking water infrastructure Municipal Affairs water quality

Number 11-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Port Blandford

Status Active

10-2015

Strategy to Address Long-term and very Long-term Boil Water Advisories

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to create a strategy to address long-term and very long-term boil water advisories.

advisories Boil Water Advisory BWA BWAs Drinking water Environment and Conservation long-term Municipal Affairs remove water quality

Number 10-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Trinity Bay North

Status Active

9-2015

Remove Boil Water Advisories in a Timelier Manner

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to develop and implement a strategy to remove BWAs in a timelier manner.

Boil Water Advisory BWA BWAs Drinking water Environment and Conservation Municipal Affairs remove water quality

Number 9-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Dover

Status Active

8-2015

Source Water Protection

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved That Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to ensure all water supply areas are designated Protected Public Water Supply Areas (PPWSA), and to work with MNL to build municipal capacity to actively implement PPWSA regulations, appropriate local and/or regional governance means, and watershed area monitoring measures.

Drinking water Environment and Conservation monitoring Municipal Affairs PPWSA Source Water water quality water regulations water supply watershed

Number 8-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Active

7-2015

Clarification on Communications and access to information while on Leave of Absence

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that municipal legislation be amended to provide clarification on access to communications and other information of Council for members on an approved leave of absence, specifically for those who are on leave to campaign for other political offices.

access to communications campaign CBS leave of absence Municipalities Act political

Number 7-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Conception Bay South

Status Active

6-2015

Mandatory Leave of Absence

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Provincial Government to revise the Municipalities Act to require a mandatory leave of absence to those individuals upon being named a declared party candidate.

declared candidate leave of absence Municipalities Act

Number 6-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Grand Falls-Windsor

Status Active

5-2015

Authority to set Higher Tax Rates for Derelict and Vacant Buildings

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government to amend applicable Municipal legislation to grant local government authority to set higher property tax rates for derelict and vacant buildings as a deterrent for property owners to allow their premises to become unsightly.

Derelict Municipalities Act property tax tax rates taxes unsightly property vacant buildings

Number 5-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Mount Pearl

Status Active

4-2015

Taxation of Utilities

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador petition the provincial government to amend the said act to make it clear that the monthly service fee paid by consumers for service and equipment be gross revenue for the purpose of taxation.

gros revenue service fee taxation taxes Utilities Tax

Number 4-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Cape St. George

Status Active

3-2015

Funding - Provincial FCM Representation for Smaller Municipalities

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, through an increase in its membership fee, fund the provincial FCM seat reserved for smaller municipalities.

FCM Fund Small Towns Seat

Number 3-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Labrador City

Status Active

2-2015

Essential Services

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved in the interest of public safety, that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government to amend its legislation thereby enabling or providing a mechanism for the continuation of essential services in the event of a Labour strike or lock_out.

Essential services lock-out strike

Number 2-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor Labrador City

Status Active

1-2015

Municipal Elections Act - Section 69(9) of Part VIII Finances of the Municipal Elections Act

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Provincial Government to amend Section
67(9) of Part VIII Finances of the Municipal Elections Act to expand the definition of ?a contribution? to include items that are tangible and quantifiable such as printing, signage, office space and advertising. Further, that such items be required to be declared and listed on a candidate?s donation list and be incorporated within the spending cap for the campaign.

A contribution campaign spending cap donations Elections Act Finances Municipal Affairs

Number 1-2015

Year 2015

Category A

Town/Sponsor St. John's

Status Active

16-2014

Horticultural Sector Professional Development

Completed

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador endorse the efforts of Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador to develop Red Seal professional certification programs and recognition of certified horticultural practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador.

horticultural landscape professional certification Red Seal certification

Number 16-2014

Year 2014

Category C

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Completed

15-2014

Increased Cell Phone and Broadband Internet Coverage for Rural Communities

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government, to increase access to these services to every community in every region of the province. This is done to increase the economic productivity of communities currently lacking these services, improve safety for commuters and residents, and to enhance the overall quality of life for residents and municipalities across Newfoundland and Labrador.

broadband cell phone increase broadbank internet rural communities

Number 15-2014

Year 2014

Category B

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Active

14-2014

Sunken Manolis L Oil Spill

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to request the Ministers of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment, and Transportation to take action to provide a permanent solution by removing the oil from the Manolis L, thereby preventing a major environmental disaster in this massive ecosystem.

DFO disaster ecosystem environmental Environmental and Conservation Manolis L oil Oil spill Transportation

Number 14-2014

Year 2014

Category B

Town/Sponsor Lumsden

Status Active

13-2014

Mid-Island Link

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador endorse the South West Coast and Central Joint Councils in their venture to create a mid-Island link to enhance tourism and economic development for the Province.

economic development Joint Councils mid-island link South West Coast tourism Transportation and Works

Number 13-2014

Year 2014

Category B

Town/Sponsor Burgeo

Status Active

12-2014

Interference and Obstruction

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that the MNL Board lobby the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs to amend the Municipalities Act and the Urban and Rural Planning Act whereby any person(s) who interferes or otherwise obstructs an employee(s) or agent designated by a council, in carrying out work that a council is empowered to undertake, commits an offence under the Act.

carrying out work employee empowered to undertake Interference and Obstruction Municipal Affairs Municipalities Act obstructs urban and rural planning

Number 12-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Town/Sponsor Labrador City

Status Active

11-2014

Council Regulations (Storage of Vehicles, Equipment and Materials)

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that the MNL Board lobby the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs to amend Section 414(2) of the Municipalities Act to provide a council with the authority to make regulations controlling or prohibiting A) the storage of recreational vehicles;B)the parking of licensed and unlicensed vehicles; and, C) the storage of commercial or construction equipment and materials, within the municipality.

council authority council regulations equipment Municipal Affairs Municipalities Act storage of vehicles

Number 11-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Town/Sponsor Labrador City

Status Active

10-2014

Council Regulations (Cats)

Active

Therefore Be it Resolved that the MNL Board lobby the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs to amend Section 414 (2) the Municipalities Act whereby a council may make regulations limiting the number of cats a person may keep in a municipality.

animals Cats limiting the number of cats Municipal Affairs Municipalities Act regulations

Number 10-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Town/Sponsor Labrador City

Status Active

9-2014

Municipal Open Air Burning Regulations

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador request that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in concert with the NL Association of Fire Services, develop a standardized Municipal Open Air Burning Regulation draft, with a guidance document and a common question and answer document that can be considered for adoption by municipalities in Newfound land and Labrador; and, Furthermore that the draft regulation be available for consideration by municipalities early in 2015 for possible municipal adoption before the 2015 fire season.

FES fire fire season Fire Services Fires and Emergency Services Municipal Affairs Open Air Burning

Number 9-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Status Active

8-2014

ATIPP Guidelines for Municipalities

Completed

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador request the Office of Public Engagement (ATIPP Office) to develop an explicit set of guidelines for municipalities on releasing information and a training program for municipal staff and councillors relative to those guidelines.

Access to information ATIPP guidelines OPE Privacy Privacy breaches Protection of Privacy training

Number 8-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Status Completed

7-2014

Electronic Voting

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Provincial Government to modify the Municipal Elections Act to allow municipalities the option of offering electronic voting for municipal elections.

Act Electronic Voting Municipal Affairs Municipal Elections technology

Number 7-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Town/Sponsor Gander

Status Active

6-2014

Letter of Conduct

Defeated

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Provincial Government to amend the Election Act to state that anyone running for municipal office must provide the respective municipality with a letter of conduct (Code of Conduct) showing they are a law-abiding citizen before being permitted to run for municipal office.

Candidate Code of Conduct Elections Act law-abiding letter of conduct

Number 6-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Town/Sponsor St. Anthony

Status Defeated

5-2014

Assessment Changes

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador work with the Municipal Assessment Agency to develop a more efficient way of changing property values in a timely fashion that will not negatively impact a municipality?s budget.

Assessment Changes assessments Fiscal Framework MAA property tax

Number 5-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Town/Sponsor St. Anthony

Status Active

4-2014

Ward Structure for Amalgamated Communities

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador will lobby the provincial government, to amend section 14 of the Municipalities Act to include more participation of councils in the structure formation process.

Amalgamated Communities councils Ward Structure Wards

Number 4-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Active

3-2014

Local Service Districts

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government to devise a strategy to achieve a more equitable distribution of the costs of necessary services, thereby ensuring that residents from unincorporated communities are paying their fair share.

fiscal framewrok Local Service Districts LSDs Municipal Affairs tax

Number 3-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Active

2-2014

Municipal Accommodations Tax

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador will lobby the provincial government to develop an accommodations tax framework and authority in consultation with municipalities and Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador. This would levy a percentage of the total accommodations rate as an additional tax, with the purpose of increasing the financial capacity of the province and its municipalities to invest in key infrastructure and services.

accommodations tax Fiscal Framework HNL levy

Number 2-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Active

1-2014

Payment of Utility Taxes by Internet Service Providers

Active

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government to amend the Taxation of Utilities and Cable Television Companies Act to include internet service providers as bound to paying their share of utilities tax to municipal governments, as established by the Taxation of Utilities and Cable Television Companies Act as well as by regulations established by the council in question.

Act cable cable companies Fiscal Framework internet service tax taxation television Utilities

Number 1-2014

Year 2014

Category A

Town/Sponsor Little Bay

Status Active

18-2013

Moose Management Plan for Highway Safety

Inactive

Therefore Be it resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) lobby the provincial government to adopt a proactive policy that deals with effective highway management measures for the containment of roaming moose that would otherwise impact the safety of the driving public; Be it Further Resolved that MNL encourage the provincial government to work with stakeholders such as Save Our People Action Committee (SOPAC) to develop a viable strategic management plan, which includes such measures as perimeter fencing, brush cutting, relocating or removing nuisance animals through tranquilizing or targeted licensing; Be it Further Resolved that the MNL advocate for government to establish a strategic investment to implement an appropriate highway safety program related to animal management measures, establish a public moose reporting hotline and engage in research and development with a view to seeking more efficient long term solutions to the moose roaming problem on our highways in NL.

animal management animals brush cutting Gov NL highway licensing Moose nuisance perimeter fencing safety SOPAC tranquilizing

Number 18-2013

Year 2013

Category C

Town/Sponsor Mount Pearl

Status Inactive

17-2013

Provincial Pre-Budget Consultations

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador encourage the Department of Finance to schedule future consultations in a centralized area of each region, to advertise the consultations a month in advance, and to only council the meeting due to weather or unforeseen personal circumstances.

centralized communicate consultations Finance pre-budget schedule weather

Number 17-2013

Year 2013

Category B

Town/Sponsor Flower's Cove

Status Inactive

16-2013

Municipal Long Service Awards

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Municipal Affairs to change the Municipal Long Service Awards so that in the future they be recognized by terms of elections; elected for 3 terms ? 12 years; elected for 4 terms ? 16 years; elected for 5 terms ? 20 years; elected for 6 terms ? 24 years; elected fro 7 terms ? 28 years; elected for 8 terms ? 32 years.

Long Service Award Municipal Affairs recognition

Number 16-2013

Year 2013

Category B

Town/Sponsor St. Lawrence

Status Inactive

15-2013

Crown Land for Affordable Housing

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that the not-for-profit sector be eligible to purchase Crown lands for a nominal value to construct affordable housing.

affordable housing crown lands Municipal Affairs not-for-profit sector purchase value

Number 15-2013

Year 2013

Category B

Town/Sponsor Deer Lake

Status Inactive

14-2013

All Certified Types of Water/Sewer Pipe to be included in Municipal Tenders

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) lobby the Provincial Government to make it mandatory that all types of piping, including PVC, be included in all applicable tender calls for municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Municipal Affairs municipal tenders piping sewer pipe Tenders water pipe

Number 14-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Marystown

Status Inactive

13-2013

Redevelopment of Former Gasoline Station Locations

Inactive

Therefore be it Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) lobby the Provincial Government to make it mandatory that an environmental assessment be conducted on all former gasoline station sites and that the results of the said environmental assessment be reported to the local municipal authority with the intent that the local municipality and the owners of the sites in question work cooperatively to redevelop the vacant sites for the betterment of the community.

brownfield environmental assessment gasoline station sites Gov NL redevelop redevelopment vacant sites

Number 13-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Marystown

Status Inactive

12-2013

Transparency and Guidance on the Designation of Limit of Service Agreement

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Municipal Affairs to work with MNL and to amend the Municipalities Act, 1999 and/or the Urban and Rural Planning Act to provide for guidelines for the establishment, amendment, and appeal of Limit of Service Agreements; Be It Further Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Municipal Affairs to amend its website to provide more information and clarity on limit of service agreements, such as why, how, and when they were established and advise municipalities on methods to more effectively operate within the limit of service area.

guidelines information Limit of Service Agreements Municipal Affairs Municipalities Act transparency Urban and Rural Planning Act website

Number 12-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Flower's Cove

Status Inactive

11-2013

Increase of Fines for Littering

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Provincial Government to take action to increase the fines for littering in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

fines Gov NL increas Littering

Number 11-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor City of Mount Pearl

Status Inactive

10-2013

First Lien on Property in addition to Taxes

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador urge the provincial government to make changes to the Municipalities Act, 1999, the City of Corner Brook Act, the City of Mount Pearl Act, and the City of St. John?s Act so that the cost of work is first lien where a council of a municipality lawfully causes work to be done pursuant to the Municipalities Act, the cost of the work, with interest, at a rate determined by the council, by policy, from the date of the completion of the work until the date of payment, is first lien on the property upon which, or for the benefit of which, the work was done.

City of Corner Brook Act City of Mount Pear Act City of St. John's Act First Lien Municipal Affairs Municipalities Act Property lien taxation taxes

Number 10-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Carbonear

Status Inactive

9-2013

Payment of property taxes on behalf of those on income support

Completed

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Advanced Education and Skills to establish a joint committee with municipalities to review the property tax payment process for those on income support to identify difficulties in the process and to recommend solutions.

AES income support property tax

Number 9-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Wabana

Status Completed

8-2013

Committee to Review the Municipalities Act (2001)

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador request that the Department of Municipal Affairs strike a committee from various affiliations to reform the Municipalities Act.

Fiscal Framework legislation Municipal Affairs Municipalities Act reform

Number 8-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Flower's Cove

Status Inactive

7-2013

Improper Bridges and Trails within Protected Water Supply Areas

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador urge the Department of Environment and Conservation and the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation to have these improper bridges and trails corrected by the Newfoundland Snowmobile Federation or by these provincial government departments.

bridges Culture Environment and Conservation Recreation snowmobile tourism trails

Number 7-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Flower's Cove

Status Inactive

6-2013

Alternative Revenue Raising Tools for Municipal Governments

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to explore the feasibility of replacing the regressive property tax regime with alternative revenue raising tools, such as a municipal income tax, that considers the taxpayer?s ability to pay and the ease of collection on the part of the municipality.

alternative Fiscal Framework Government of NL income tax municipal revenue property tax regressive taxpayers

Number 6-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Bishop's Falls

Status Inactive

5-2013

Mapping of Crown Lands within Municipal Boundaries

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Environment and Conservation to commission the creation of updated maps of every municipality in the province that clearly defines the boundaries of Crown land within each municipality.

crown lands Environment and Conservation mapping municipal boundaries update maps

Number 5-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Inactive

4-2013

Review of Municipal Capital Works

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Municipal Affairs to partner with MNL and relevant industry representatives to review the municipal capital works process, particularly with respect to establish timelines for the approval of documents needed to move a project forward.

capital works Municipal Affairs timelines transparency

Number 4-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Bay Roberts

Status Inactive

3-2013

Testing Times of Municipal Drinking Water

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Environment and Conservation to extend the testing hours for municipal water systems and water quality reporting to seven days a week.

Drinking water Environment and Conservation testing water quality

Number 3-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Ferryland

Status Inactive

2-2013

Removal of Cap for Disposing of Municipal Property

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Department of Municipal Affairs to amend section 201.1 of the Municipalities Act, 1999, so that:a) A municipality will be required to sell all real property at fair market value and that a municipality will not have to go to auction or public notice if fair market value can be achieved through a private sale; and b) A municipality may dispose of real property for less than fair market value only when it is sold to nonprofit organization that the council considers to be carrying on an activity that is beneficial to the municipality or when the land is of no value except to an adjacent land owner; and c) The cap that triggers public auction or tender for personal property be increased to $5000; and d) The disposal of personal property valued at less than $5000 will not be governed by s.201.1 e) a municipality may sell real property at less than fair market value, in special circumstances, with the prior approval of the Minister of Municipal Affairs.

$5000 auction disposing fair market value land Municipal Affairs municipal property Municipalities Act remove cap tender value

Number 2-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor Lewisporte

Status Inactive

1-2013

Grants in-lieu of Taxes

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government and the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation to reinstate the payments of grants-in-lieu of taxes to the municipalities in which it operates.

Fiscal Framework Grants in-lieu Liquor Corporation taxation taxes

Number 1-2013

Year 2013

Category A

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Inactive

14-2012

Request for Assistance - Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers

Inactive

Therefore Be it Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Provincial Department of Justice to provide assistance to the Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers by means of funding the Crime Stoppers programs and keep our communities safe.

Crime Stoppers Justice Safe safety

Number 14-2012

Year 2012

Category C

Town/Sponsor Mount Pearl

Status Inactive

13-2012

Intra-Provincial Ferry Ticketing Systems

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that MNL lobby the Provincial Government to establish an efficient and customer friendly, modern ticketing system for paying intra-provincial ferry rates that provides for: A) Pre-sale of ferry tickets by shore based pursers before the ferries docks B) More efficient scheduling by eliminating time wasted each trip selling tickets only after the ferries arrive and thus not allowing for the optimum number of trips C) That advanced tickets for use over 3 week periods be mandatory for use for those travelling on working commuter status D) That modern ticket systems technology be adopted for the sale for ferry tickets employing scan-able tickets, etc.

ferry intra-provincial ferry modern ticketing system Transportation and Works

Number 13-2012

Year 2012

Category C

Town/Sponsor Wabana

Status Inactive

12-2012

Consistent Passing Lanes

Inactive

Therefore be it resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government to make the necessary changes in our passing lane policies to eliminate confusion and to make them consistent with the other provinces in Canada.

consistency Passing lanes Transportation and Works

Number 12-2012

Year 2012

Category C

Town/Sponsor Grand Bank

Status Inactive

11-2012

Northern Resident Deduction

Inactive

Therefore be it resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the federal and provincial governments to reinstate the Northern Resident Deduction for residents of the Great Northern Peninsula.

Gov NL Government of Canada northern peninsula reduction resident deduction

Number 11-2012

Year 2012

Category C

Town/Sponsor Anchor Point

Status Inactive

10-2012

Family Fireworks

Withdrawn

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Provincial Department of Municipal Affairs (Fire & Emergency Services) to govern the use of family fireworks by requiring a permit outside of Canada Day and New Year?s Eve Celebrations.

Celebrations FES Fire and Emergency Services Fireworks Municipal Affairs Permits

Number 10-2012

Year 2012

Category B

Town/Sponsor Mount Pearl

Status Withdrawn

9-2012

Waste Management Authorities ? Uniform Government Policies

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that MNL request the Provincial Government to adopt and implement uniform policies respecting the 3 established regional waste management authorities such that Province wide all municipalities irrespective of whatever authority governs them must adopt and apply uniform policies in key areas: That all waste management authorities be A) Required to uniformly bear initially the cost of the transportation of waste to regional authorities and recover such costs from all communities in the tip fee B)That the Provincial Government provide a subsidy to assist all 3 waste management authorities with the cost of transporting waste to regional facilities such that the communities with the greater travel time and travel distance to regional sites are not penalized and such the system is equitable C) That the Provincial Government require all regional authorities to be responsible to operate and fund all transfer and holding facilities and spread the cost out to all communities in the region through the tip fee.

authorities Municipal Affairs regional waste management tip fee tipping fee transfer sites uniform policies waste management

Number 9-2012

Year 2012

Category A

Town/Sponsor Wabana

Status Inactive

8-2012

Municipal Permitting ? Provincial Government properties

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government to comply with section 194 of the Municipalities Act which require all persons within a municipality to obtain a written permit from Council and that the provincial government would pay for these permits as all other persons within the Municipality.

Fiscal Framework government properties Municipal Affairs municipal permitting Municipalities Act Permits

Number 8-2012

Year 2012

Category A

Town/Sponsor Gander

Status Inactive

7-2012

Voting at Council

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved the MNL Board lobby the Department of Municipal Affairs to amend the Municipalities Act whereby a council may adopt in its rules of procedure governing a municipal council meeting, a mechanism whereby attendance through the use of technology would be fully sanctioned including voting on a motion or resolution before council.

attendance Council council meeting Municipal Affairs Municipalities Act rules of procedure technology Voting

Number 7-2012

Year 2012

Category A

Town/Sponsor Labrador City

Status Inactive

6-2012

Business Registration

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved the MNL Board lobby the Department of Municipal Affairs to amend the Municipalities Act whereby all businesses carrying on business within the municipality shall be required to be registered with the municipality and a business at time of registration, shall be subject to the payment of a business registration or licensing fee as prescribed by the municipality.

Business registration licensing fee Municipal Affairs Municipalities Act taxation taxes

Number 6-2012

Year 2012

Category A

Town/Sponsor Labrador City

Status Inactive

5-2012

Expedite the Ferry Replacement Strategy

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to expedite work on the ferry replacement strategy so that there are minimal disruptions to the quality of life of residents who rely on the ferry service.

ferry Replacement strategy Transportation and Works

Number 5-2012

Year 2012

Category A

Town/Sponsor Fogo Island

Status Inactive

4-2012

4-2012 Support for using Integrated Community Sustainability Plans to Build Local Sustainability

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government to provide additional supports ? human resources, financial, expertise ? at the sub-regional, regional, and provincial level to help municipalities implement or improve upon their integrated community sustainability plans.

expertise ICSP Integrated Community Sustainability Plans provide resources Supports sustainability

Number 4-2012

Year 2012

Category A

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Inactive

3-2012

A New Provincial Government Plan to Improve and Guide the Municipal Sector in Newfoundland and Labrador

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the provincial government to undertake a thorough review of municipal government and develop a plan that will guide provincial and municipal governments in the future development of the municipal system.

Municipal Affairs municipal structure plan for future sector strategic plan

Number 3-2012

Year 2012

Category A

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Inactive

2-2012

Wastewater Resolution

Inactive

Therefore Be It Resolved that Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador lobby the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide extra funding as part of a long term national infrastructure plan to substantially assist municipalities in becoming compliant with the Wastewater Effluent Systems Regulations; and Be It Further Resolved that the federal government direct Environment Canada to work in partnership with municipalities to establish a thorough and objective estimation of the front line costs and trade-offs of meeting the regulations and to resolve outstanding technical and implementation issues raised by municipalities and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association.

CWWA effluent systems Environment and Conservation Environment Canada federal Government of Canada infrastructure Municipal Affairs regulations wastewater

Number 2-2012

Year 2012

Category A

Town/Sponsor MNL Board of Directors

Status Inactive

1-2012

Cost of Shots/Vaccinations for Volunteer Fire Fighters

Inactive

Be It Resolved That Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador urge the Provincial Government that the cost of necessary vaccinations for volunteer firefighters be covered under Newfoundland and Labrador Medicare.

Firefighters Gov NL Health and Community Services medicare shots vaccinations volunteer

Number 1-2012

Year 2012

Category A

Status Inactive