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S.M. 2001, c. 28
THE CITY OF WINNIPEG AMENDMENT ACT
(Assented to July 6, 2001)
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The City of Winnipeg Act is amended by this Act.
2 Clause 5(4)(a) is replaced with the following:
(a) in the twelve month period prior to May 1, 2002;
3 Subsection 6(3) is replaced with the following:
6(3) In fixing the boundaries of a ward the commission must consider
(a) the community or diversity of interests of the residents of the ward;
(b) the means of communication between the various parts of the ward;
(c) the physical features of the ward;
(d) all other similar and relevant factors;
and, to the extent possible, must include the whole area of a historic community or neighbourhood in the same ward.
6(3.1) The commission may allow a variation of up to 25% more or less than the quotient in the population of a ward where in its opinion the considerations mentioned in subsection (3) make the variation desirable.
4 The following is added after section 138.3:
138.4 The council may by by-law establish a program of grants, property tax credits or refunds to encourage and assist in the construction, renovation or preservation of buildings within an area designated by council and any such by-law shall include provisions
(a) prescribing types or classes of buildings eligible for a grant, tax credit or refund;
(b) establishing terms and conditions under which a grant, tax credit or refund may be provided or terminated;
(c) establishing criteria for determining
(i) the amount of a grant, tax credit or refund,
(ii) the maximum annual grant, tax credit or refund, and
(iii) the period of time in which a grant, tax credit or refund may be paid out to an owner or applied to taxes;
(d) respecting eligibility criteria for recipients of grants, tax credits or refunds; and
5 Subsection 181(1) is amended by striking out "three" wherever it occurs in the section heading and in the subsection and substituting "four".
6 The following is added after subsection 351(5):
351(6) Money from a frontage rate may be used for the repair and replacement of
(a) water and sewer mains; and
(b) streets and sidewalks in residential areas.
351(7) Money that was collected from a frontage rate under this section before the coming into force of subsection (6) may be used only for the repair and replacement of water and sewer mains.
7 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.