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FEDERAL GAS TAX FUND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

This FAQs document is meant to be a living resource and information will be added as required. Any questions about this document can be directed to Rene Frigault, Planning & Development Officer, Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) at or (902) 424-2088.

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TEMPLATE LETTER FOR TRANSFERRING GAS TAX FUNDS TO A 3RD PARTY OR NON-MUNICIPAL ENTITY

The Department of Municipal Affairs prepared a template letter that municipalities can use when entering into an agreement with a 3rd party (non-municipal) entity to transfer gas tax funds for eligible projects. As detailed in the 2014-24 Municipal Funding Agreements (MFA), a municipality can decide to support a non-municipal entity (a not-for-profit, for profit or non-governmental organization) to undertake a project that is for “public use or benefit in Nova Scotia”. The following is Section 2.6 of the MFA, which provides details on the process for funding a non-municipal entity:

2.6 Transfer of Funds to a Non-Municipal Entity. A Municipality can choose to support an Eligible Project using GTF Funds that is to be undertaken by a Non-Municipal Entity provided that the project is for public use or benefit in Nova Scotia and is subject to the following:

  1. The provision of such support shall be authorized by a formal resolution of Council. The resolution is to be submitted to Nova Scotia as soon as practicable thereafter. The resolution of Council shall identify the Eligible Project, the Non-Municipal Entity, and the amount of Funds they are to receive for that Eligible Project.
  2. The Municipality shall continue to be bound by all of the provisions of this MFA notwithstanding any such transfer.
  3. No transfer of Funds pursuant to this Section 2.6 shall be in effect unless and until the Non-Municipal Entity receiving the Funds has executed and delivered to Nova Scotia a written undertaking to abide by the Municipality’s obligations under this MFA with respect to the Funds transferred, in a form satisfactory to Nova Scotia.

If you have any questions about the eligibility of a non-municipal entity project or the process for transferring gas tax funds, please contact:

Rene Frigault, Planning & Development Officer, Department of Municipal Affairs: or (902) 424-2088

Hardy Stuckless, Manager of Infrastructure Programs, Department of Municipal Affairs: or (902) 424-2770

Template Letter for Transferring Gas Tax Funds to a 3rd Party or Non-Municipal Entity.

 

ASSET MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

Resources developed by municipal associations & municipalities:

Other asset management associations & resources:

  • Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA):  ipwea.org