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Statutes of Newfoundland 1996


CHAPTER 32

CHAPTER 32

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CITY OF ST. JOHN'S ACT (NO.2)

(Assented to December 19, 1996)

Analysis

1. S.402.1 Amdt.
Regional services

2. S.402.3 Added
Regional fire service

3. Commencement

Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:


RSN1990 cC-17 as amended

1. Paragraph 402.1(6)(c) of the City of St. John's Act is amended by adding immediately after the comma in subparagraph (vi) the word "and" and by repealing subparagraph (vii).

2. The Act is amended by adding immediately after section 402.2 the following:

Regional fire service

402.3 (1) Notwithstanding the Regional Services Board Act, the council shall own a regional fire service to provide fire protection to the Cities of St. John's and Mount Pearl and that regional fire service shall be operated and managed by the regional fire services committee.

(2) The regional fire services committee shall consist of 4 persons, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the city from among members of the council and 2 of whom shall be appointed by the council of the City of Mount Pearl established under the City of Mount Pearl Act.

(3) A municipal authority may, following approval by the regional fire services committee, contract with the city for fire protection services.

(4) Fees to be charged for fire protection services provided to a municipal authority shall be determined by the regional fire services committee.

(5) Fees payable by a municipal authority for fire protection services shall be paid to the city and fees owed and not paid by a municipal authority for fire protection services shall be considered to be a debt owed to the city.

(6) A municipal authority may, upon giving to the regional fire services committee the notice required in the contract referred to in subsection (3), notify that committee that it no longer requires fire protection services and at that time no further fees shall be charged to that municipal authority and outstanding fees owed for fire protection services shall be considered to be a debt owed by that municipal authority to the city.

(7) The regional fire services committee may withdraw fire protection services from a municipal authority which has not paid the fees owed to the city for those services.

(8) An elapsed period of time after which fire services may be withdrawn under subsection (7) shall be stated in a contract which the city may make under subsection (3).

(9) In this section "municipal authority" means a council of a town constituted or continued under the Municipalities Act.

Commencement

3. This Act shall be considered to have come into force on January 1, 1995.

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