Local Services Board of Lappe and Area - Request for the Power of Public Library Service
Bill or Act:
Northern Services Boards Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L. 28 (NSBA)
Summary of Decision:
O. Reg. 316/15 amends R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 737 under the NSBA.
This amendment adds the Power of Public Library Service to the powers of the Local Services Board of Lappe and Area. The Power of Public Library Service allows the Local Services Board to provide library services to inhabitants via the mechanisms set out at paragraph 8 of the Schedule to the NSBA.
The Local Services Board underwent all of the necessary steps required by the NSBA to acquire the Power of Public Library Service. These steps included consultations with inhabitants as well as a vote put forward to the inhabitants. The majority of inhabitants voted in favour of the request.
MNDM completed the due diligence and the request was approved by the Minister of Northern Development and Mines. The Regulation was filed on October 23, 2015.
August 31, 2015
Summary of Proposal:
The Local Services Board of Lappe and Area is requesting the additional Power of Public Library Service. This power is set out at paragraph 8 of the Schedule to the NSBA.
The Local Services Board of Lappe and Area (the "LSB") has requested the additional Power of Public Library Service.
If this power is granted under the NSBA, this service would be provided to the inhabitants of the LSB by contracting with the City of Thunder Bay Public Library.
The LSB held public information meetings on May 20, 2014 and October 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gorham Ware School. At these meetings, the LSB provided information on the proposed public library services that would be provided if the power was granted, and the financial implications associated with the new power.
A Public Vote Meeting was held on October 21, 2014, where all five (5) board members were in attendance and a majority of the six (6) inhabitants present voted in favour of the request to add the Power of Public Library Service. Six (6) inhabitants voted for the proposal and zero (0) inhabitants voted against the proposal.
108 Saturn Avenue, Atikokan, Ontario P0T 1C0
October 23, 2015