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The Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities Act

S.M. 1989-90, c. 74

Bill 101, 2nd Session, 34th Legislature

The Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities Act

(Assented to March 15, 1990)

WHEREAS Manitoba Urban Association, a voluntary association, desires to be incorporated;

AND WHEREAS by chapter 82 of the Statutes of Manitoba 1971 the name of the Manitoba Urban Association was changed to Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities;

AND WHEREAS it is considered expedient to incorporate the association;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused this Act to be prepared in English and French for re-enactment in accordance with a judgment dated June 13, 1985 and an order dated November 4, 1985 of the Supreme Court of Canada;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Incorporation

1           There is hereby constituted and established a body corporate under the name "Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities", the membership of which shall consist of all cities, towns, villages and rural municipalities that, on the coming into force of this Act, are members of the voluntary association referred to in the preamble and any city, town, village or rural municipality that, by vote of its council, declares its intention to join or continue its membership in the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities, and that pays the annual fee.

Incidents of incorporation

2           The association shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and the association may, under its corporate name, contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, prosecute and be prosecuted; and may

(a) make and establish such rules, orders, regulations and provisions; and

(b) appoint officers with such powers;

as to the association seem useful and necessary for the conduct of the government of the association.

Objects

3           The objects of the association shall be the promotion of the general welfare of its members and their inhabitants.

Representation and voting

4           The association may make by-laws governing the representation of its members at any meeting of the association and the voting at those meetings.

Association as party to cheques

5(1)        Subject to subsection (2), the association may draw, accept and endorse all cheques, bills of exchange and promissory notes necessary for its purposes under the hands of its president, first vice-president, second vice-president and its executive director or any two of them, after authority from its executive committee is granted.

Restriction on issue of bills

5(2)        Nothing in this section authorizes the association to issue bills of exchange or notes payable to bearer or intended to be circulated as money or as notes or bills of a bank.

Members authorized to pay assessments

6           Any municipality that is a member of the association may pay out of its general funds the amount of an assessment requested by the association from the municipality.

Meaning of "board"

7           In sections 8 and 10 the expression "board" means any board, commission or corporation

(a) established by a municipality or group of municipalities under the authority of an Act of the Legislature;

(b) the membership of which is comprised of municipalities or parts of municipalities; or

(c) established for the purpose of administering a district or area that is constituted for a specific purpose, and that includes the whole or part of the area of one or more municipalities.

Group annuity and life insurance contracts

8           The association may

(a) contract with the Canadian Government Annuities Branch and any insurer licensed to do business in Manitoba, or either of them, for the purpose of purchasing a group retirement annuity or pension contract and a group life insurance contract, or either of them, for any of the employees of any municipality that is a member of the association or any board, and which desires that some or all of its employees have the benefits of either or both such group contacts;

(b) contract with a municipality that is a member of the association, with respect to such group contracts;

(c) act as trustee and attorney under the group contracts on behalf of any municipality that requests the association so to act; and

(d) contract with any board with respect to group contracts, and may act as trustee and attorney on behalf of any board that requests the association so to act, upon such terms and conditions as the association may determine.

Group annuity and insurance contracts

9           A municipality may

(a) contract with the association with respect to a group retirement annuity or pension contract referred to in section 8;

(b) enter into a contract of insurance with an insurer licensed to do business in Manitoba, upon the life of any employee of the municipality upon such terms and conditions as the municipality determines and with loss payable to such beneficiary as may be named by the employee whose life is so insured; and

(c) enter into a contract with the association with respect to a group policy of insurance referred to in section 8.

Pensions and life insurance

10          Any board may, with respect to its permanent employees,

(a) contract with the association with respect to a group retirement annuity pension contract and a group life insurance contract or either of them referred to in section 8; and

(b) pay to the association any amount required to be paid under any such contract, and the amount of any assessment requested by the association.

Group contracts

11          Any contract to which reference is made in section 9 may be entered into by a municipality by itself or as a member of group, and any amount required to be paid by the municipality in any year under any contract shall be included in the estimates for that year of all sums required for the lawful purposes of the municipality.

Note: The original Act is found at S.M. 1952, chapter 78.