Fonds paa-6400 - Local Authorities Board sous-fonds

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Local Authorities Board sous-fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Alberta Statutes

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PAA paa-6400

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  • 1918-1982 (Creation)
    Alberta. Municipal Affairs

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17.50 m of textual records

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Dates of Founding and/or Dissolution:;The Local Authorities Board was established in 1961. The legislation creating the Board was repealed in 1994. Functional Responsibility:;The Local Authorities Board was incorporated under the enabling legislation, The Local Authorities Board Act (S.A. Chapter 46, 1961). The Board was created to assume some of the functions of the Public Utilities Board. In addition to the aforementioned legislation, there were also numerous sections within the Municipal Government Act that require the approval of the Board pertaining to various matters. There were also several sections within the Municipal Taxation Act, the Municipal Tax Exemption Act, the New Towns Act, the School Act, the Planning Act, the County Act, the Clean Water Act, the Irrigation Act, the Hospital Act, and the Tax Recovery Act that fell to a certain extent under the jurisdiction of the Board. The Administrative Procedures Act also bound the Board. The Local Authorities Board was an independent quasi-judicial tribunal. The Board had all such rights, privileges and immunities as are vested in the Court of Queen's Bench with regard to proceedings, the attendance and examination of witnesses, the production and inspection of documents, the enforcement of Orders, the payment of costs and all other matters necessary or proper for the due exercise of its jurisdiction or the carrying into effect any of its powers. The Orders, decisions, rules or regulations of the Board could be appealed to the Court of Appeal on questions of jurisdiction or law but not on questions of fact. The Local Authorities Board functioned to consider and make recommendations or decisions upon applications by local authorities. As set out in the enabling legislation, the Board had jurisdiction and power to inquire into the merit of any application of a local authority for permission to raise money by way of debenture or upon the security of stocks. The Board could supervise the expenditure of moneys borrowed by local authorities and deal with their financial affairs. The Board had the power to separate land from an urban municipality and deal with plans of subdivisions. Predecessor and Successor Bodies:;Prior to 1961, the Public Utilities Board administrated some of the functional responsibilities that would become that of the Local Authorities Board. The Public Utilities Board was created to supervise all matters that applied to local government indebtedness. With the proclamation of the Municipal Government Act (S.A. Chapter M-26, 1994), the Alberta Assessment Appeal Board, Alberta Planning Board and the Local Authorities Board were combined to form the Municipal Government Board. The Municipal Government Board is responsible for the resolution of assessment and housing disputes and annexation issues arising throughout Alberta. Administrative Relationships:;The Board reported to the Minister of Municipal Affairs. The Lieutenant Governor in Council appointed members of the Board. The Lieutenant Governor in Council could designate the Chairman of the Board. The Board was not subject to direction by any Minister, Member of the Legislative Assembly, or government official in respect to its quasi-judicial duties. The Board's Orders relating to petition for annexation had no effect unless approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who could approve the Order, prescribe conditions that the Order was subject to and approve the Order subject to those conditions, vary the Order and approve the Order as varied, or disapprove the Order. Administrative Structure:;At the Board's inception, it was composed of a maximum of three members. By the mid 1980's the number of the members of the Board had increased to six members. At this time the Board had a staff of ten, this decreased to eight staff members by the end of the decade.

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Consists of three series: Administrative Records from 1961 to 1982; Annexation Applications form 1918 to 1976; Recommendation to the Lieutenant Governor in Council and Special Trust Account Ledgers from 1952 to 1961.

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  • The material is in English.

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Subject to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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