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Text of Oct. 7 Essa resolution on NVCA

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Oct 13th, 2009
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This is the amended resolution passed by Essa Township CouncilOct. 7, in place of a proposed resolution to dissolve the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.

Resolution No:  C222-2009  Moved by: Sandie Macdonald, Seconded by Ron Henderson

THAT the Council of the Township of Essa has identified the need for an independent review of the NVCA regarding how they collect and charge for permit fees, levy fees and the duplication of planning for residents, businesses and the municipalities in the NVCA catchment area;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Township of Essa requests municipalities in the NVCA watershed to support an immediate review by an independent third party who will be asked to develop an action plan on matters such as but not limited to, the duplication and required level of planning in the NVCA catchment area; halting collection of permit fees by the NVCA, but instead with municipalities collecting reasonable fees to meet the objectives set out in the Conservation Act, and passing along appropriate fees to the NVCA for services performed;  streamlining of services and  a strategy for reduction of levy fees; and further

THAT Essa Council looks forward to working with the NVCA in order to provide a better service to all residents of the area.

It is requested that a copy of this resolution be sent to all NVCA member municipalities for consideration and support.

A recorded vote was called:

Councillor Henderson            Yea

Councillor Macdonald            Yea

Deputy Mayor Dowdall          Yea

Mayor Guergis                      Yea

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