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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2010
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MUNICIPALITIES ACT, 1999
(Assented to December 16, 2010)
1. S.14 Amdt.
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. Section 14 of the Municipalities Act, 1999 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (4) the following:
(5) Notwithstanding subsection (4), where a town is first constituted, the minister may
(a) fix a number of councillors to be elected for each ward that results in the total number of councillors elected for the wards being equal to or exceeding the number of councillors elected at large; or
(b) direct that all the councillors to be elected shall represent wards.
(6) At least 6 months before the next scheduled election under section 5 of the Municipal Elections Act, the town council of a town where
(a) the total number of councillors elected for the wards at the previous election was equal to or exceeded the number of councillors elected at large; or
(b) all the councillors elected were for wards,
shall comply with subsection (4) for the purpose of the next and subsequent scheduled elections.
(7) Where a town council does not comply with subsection (6), the minister may fix the number of councillors as if the minister were the council.
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