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Municipal Agreements

The Conservation Authorities Act (Section 14 (2.1)) allows a Board to either have membership based on representation by population or develop its own model of representation which then must be confirmed by resolution passed by the councils of each of the participating municipalities.

Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act per Bill 229 Schedule 6 effective February 2, 2021 amended Section 14 of the Act by adding the following subsections:

Municipal agreement

(2.2) If the participating municipalities of an authority enter into an agreement with respect to the total number of municipally appointed members of the authority and the total number of members each municipality may appoint, the authority shall, within 60 days after the agreement is executed,
(a) provide a copy of the agreement to the Minister; and
(b) make the agreement available to the public by posting it on the authority’s website and by any other means the authority considers appropriate.

Same, transition

(2.3) If an agreement referred to in subsection (2.2) is in force on the day subsection 2 (4) of Schedule 6 to the Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020 comes into force, the relevant authority shall provide a copy of the agreement to the Minister within 60 days after that day.

In accordance with Bill 229, Schedule 6 – Conservation Authorities Act R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27, s.14 (2.2a) and (2.3), Long Point Region Conservation Authority sent Mr. Jeff Yurick, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, a letter on March 30, 2021, containing the relevant municipal support for a motion passed in 2014 to increase the size of the LPRCA Board from 10 to 11 members. In similar accordance with Bill 229, Schedule 6 the motion and its support is made available to the public: view the letter and the resolutions on file (PDF 973KB).

Category 2 Programs


Transition Plans

O.Reg. 687/21 “Transition Plans and Agreements for Programs and Services” made under the Section 21.1.2 of the Conservation Authorities Act came into effect on October 1, 2021. O. Reg. 687/21 requires each Conservation Authority to develop and implement a Transition Plan. The Transition Plan is to outline the process and timelines for the development of cost apportionment agreements with their member municipalities for non-mandated programs and services that rely, in whole or in part, on municipal levy.

The purpose of the transition period is to prepare conservation authorities and municipalities for the change to the budgeting process based on the delivery of mandatory and non-mandatory programs and services by January 1, 2024.

View the Transition Plans and Agreements for Programs and Services, O. Reg. 687/21 (PDF 202KB).