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Resolution 15-20F

Security Deposits for Dispositions

Date:
November 1, 2020
Expiry Date:
December 1, 2023
Active Status:
Active
Sponsors:
Saddle Hills County
District:
4 - Northern
Year:
2020
Convention:
Fall
Category:
Environment
Status:
Sent to Government
Vote Results:
Carried
Preamble:

WHEREAS changes to policy regarding maintenance and renewal of Alberta Environment and Parks dispositions now requires a security deposit to be held for Crown land leases for municipalities; and

WHEREAS the changes have also forced non-profit organizations to turn to local municipalities and seek unbudgeted financial support and administration guidance to renew dispositions; and

WHEREAS the new security deposit requirement for crown land dispositions is not practical or financially sustainable for municipalities or non-profit organizations wishing to maintain or renew their dispositions; and

WHEREAS the security deposit is taking funds from a lower level of government to a higher level;

Operative Clause:

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Rural Municipalities of Alberta request that the Government of Alberta remove the requirement for municipalities to provide a security to receive Crown land dispositions. 

Member Background:

Municipalities that hold dispositions on Crown land have demonstrated excellent stewardship of the land and Alberta Environment and Parks has alternate means of ensuring Crown lands are satisfactorily reclaimed following the cancellation of a disposition.

RMA Background:

RMA has no active resolutions directly related to this issue.

Provincial Ministries:
Environment and Parks
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