CRD Director Wayne McIntyre, Islands Trust Trustees George Grams and Peter Grove have been notified of additional incorporation related details and key elements of potential letters patent for a proposed Salt Spring Island municipality by Selina Robinson Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville. They are posted here for our community review.
If Salt Spring Island voters support incorporation, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing may recommend that the Provincial Cabinet implement the incorporation by enacting letters patent to establish the new municipality. Letters patent largely deal with the transition of the community’s services, local government regulations and inter-governmental relationships into a municipal context. Once established, a municipality may exercise any municipal authority and must observe any municipal requirements established in the broader legislative framework. The letters patent do not duplicate authorities under legislation; rather, they address a limited number of specific matters.
Key Elements of Potential Letters Patent for a Proposed Salt Spring Island Municipality