UNSM Board of Director Outcomes from May 6 meetings

  • The Board agreed the following items should be included in the Partnership Agreement with the Province: MGA Review, collaboration on provincial decisions impacting municipalities, CAP phase-out, and implementation of recommendations in Towns Task Force, Fiscal Review and Property Tax Study.
  • The Board agreed that UNSM will maintain involvement in the municipal campaign schools for women. They also agreed that UNSM staff participate on a provincial committee to promote municipal engagement leading up to 2016 elections, that UNSM provide online support to assist any individual wishing to run for municipal office or become more involved in municipal government, and to explore the option of purchasing the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's online program "So you want to Run for Council".
  • The Board agreed not to write a letter on behalf of the Towns Caucus in support of moving forward with adopting the Towns Task Force MGA amendments to address various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms including arbitration. Instead, the Board will recommend these amendments be included in the Partnership Agreement.