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Posted by: 104221
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:27:37 GMT

Does Section 55 (1) of the Municipal Act authorize a lower-tier municipality to issue a Parking Infraction Notice to someone parking on the sidewalk of an upper-tier highway?
My issue: The County has a parking by-law but no set fines to issue any PINs. The lower-tier parking by-law does not apply to County highways, but Section 55 (1) states "the lower-tier municipality in which the highways are located is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the sidewalks and has jurisdiction over that part of the highway". I am interpreting this to mean that my MLEO can issue a PIN to a vehicle that is parked on the sidewalk even though it is located adjacent to an upper-tier highway. Has anyone used this section successfully in court if the PIN was challenged based on the lower-tier not having jurisdiction? We haven't issued a PIN yet, but we are having an issue with a vehicle consistently parking on the sidewalk, and we obviously don't want to issue a PIN if we are not authorized to do so. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Dawn

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Posted by: 234545
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:42:45 GMT

We are trying to find a more efficient way to process deposits that we receive from online payments through banks for property taxes.
Our current process is mundane and requires a large amount of man power and we would like to streamline this process. It involves a service for faxes from some banks, emails from other banks, and then entering manually.
We are looking for a process to automatically upload payments to our bank.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted by: 106791
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 13:04:34 GMT

Can't answer your question directly but I suggest reaching out to Oshawa - they just transitioned some public works facilities and they might be a good resource on the topic.

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Posted by: 216
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 12:47:50 GMT

We are in the process of designing a new public works facility and one of our councillors is adamant that our snowplow trucks be stored outside during the winter. we do not know of this occurring any where else, but would like to know if anyone does this or has any comments on this.

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Posted by: 108223
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:41:55 GMT

Does anyone have any experience in regards to fence viewing within an urban area where the decision was not to provide cost sharing. In our situation it seems more of a neighbour dispute rather than the necessity for a fence. Thanks.

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Posted by: 234273
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:17:47 GMT

We are currently looking at options in upgrading to an all-in-one Physical and Electronic Document Storage Software and are conducting an environmental scan of other municipalities usage of similar software. Please let us know if you use an all-in-one paper and electronic document storage software, and if so what made you choose on this software and whether you would recommend using it for another municipality.

Thanks, Kevin and/or

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