Feb. 29, 2004
AMM makes presentation on AMM begins yearly meetings with Ministers
one-tier social assistance
As part of its lobbying activities, the AMM schedules individual Minister meetings
On February 18, the AMM made a once a year to discuss specific issues under each of the Minister‟s portfolios. On
presentation to the Legislative February 9, the AMM began its Minister meetings by meeting with three Ministers:
Standing Committee supporting Bill Minister of Labour and Immigration, Nancy Allan, Minister of Justice and Minister
8: The Employment & Income charged with the administration of the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Act,
Assistance Amendment Act. Gord Mackintosh, and Minister of Water Stewardship, Steve Ashton.
Negotiations began four years ago to Although specific issues were raised with each of the Ministers, two issues were
create a single tier social assistance discussed at all three meetings: education funding and a new deal for
delivery system in Manitoba after a municipalities. As two of the AMM‟s top five priorities for 2004, the AMM is
resolution was passed at the 1999 committed to discussing these two issues with every Minister they meet.
AMM Convention. The AMM is
Highlights from the Nancy Allan meeting:
pleased that as a result of these
negotiations the Province introduced The AMM reiterated concern with the financial responsibility for water
Bill 8 in late November 2003. Based bomber use being downloaded to municipalities. The Minister indicated
on a seven-year average, the that it would be difficult to change the policy but committed to examining
legislation offers a cost-neutral the issue and keeping the AMM informed of any developments.
agreement for municipalities and the The Minister indicated that the Province and the RCMP are committed to
Province, a major concern for both. moving forward with a training program for those emergency service
providers that are providing traffic control at accident scenes.
Although municipalities are no With the review of the Workers‟ Compensation Act recently announced,
longer administering income the Minister encourages municipalities to attend the meetings and
assistance, the Province has consultations that should take place this spring. The Minister also
committed to providing meaningful suggested that equal compensation for volunteer firefighters will be
employment for those who have discussed as part of this review.
been delivering social assistance in
Highlights from the Gord Mackintosh meeting:
their communities already.
The AMM discussed the roles of the Provincial and Federal Governments
and the need to clarify jurisdictions. The Province said it is set to develop a
The AMM believes that
„how-to‟ manual for communities that will cover topics such as how to
appropriately trained staff is
establish community-based programs.
necessary to ensure a well-
The Minister indicated he would like to see his department become more
functioning system, that the new
proactive with councils and work with them in establishing and
system will lead to a more consistent
maintaining youth justice programs.
approach to social assistance, and
will enable the Province to respond The AMM expressed the need to re-evaluate bylaw enforcement and to try
to the varying needs of social and develop a cost-neutral model that takes enforcement out of the normal
assistance recipients. court system.
The AMM stressed that there needs to be a fairer rate of compensation for
municipalities responding to motor vehicle accidents.
Highlights from the Steve Ashton meeting:
The Minister said he is moving forward with the legislative component of the Water Strategy and is continuing to
work on the institutional and financial components.
The AMM emphasized the many advantages to improving drainage in Manitoba, including reduced crop
insurance and disaster claims.
The AMM also raised the issue of financial responsibility for reducing the nutrient levels in Lake Winnipeg and
the need for appropriate staff to move forward with the water and wastewater operator‟s regulations.
The AMM expressed appreciation for the proclamation of the Drinking Water Act and urged the Minister to work
with the AMM and municipalities in the drafting of the regulations.
Continue over …
From the AMM Office … April 5, 2004 at 12:00 pm for the If you have any questions, you may
following: contact the office at 204.634.2231.
Faxed resumes will also be accepted
Notices Truck Weigh Scale at 204.634.2479.
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Join everyone at the new Hartney The Rural Municipality and Town of
arena for a fun-filled day of curling, Highest or any tender not necessarily Minitonas invites written applications
cribbage and electronic darts, for the position of Chief
Monday, March 1, 2004 Administrative Officer. Under the
Hurry and register now, as there are Sealed envelopes marked “Weigh direction of council, the CAO is
limited rinks. Scale” to be mailed or delivered to the responsible for the overall
To register phone: 204.858.2429 or following address: management of the operations of the
fax: 204.858.2681 Westlake Vet. Services Board joint office of the Rural Municipality
PO Box 30, 630 Central Avenue and Town of Minitonas.
Lunch and supper are included in the Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba R0L 1S0
registration fee of $25 per curler.
The successful candidate will possess
Those who prefer not to curl can join For more information call Michelle
in on a day of fun and fellowship with Denys at 204.447.2633 between 8:30
1. Graduate of the four year
reduced registration fee. am and 4:30 pm. Manitoba Certificate Program for
Hometown Manitoba 2. Direct experience in municipal
application deadline administration.
3. The ability to develop, interpret
and administer agreements, statues
Hometown Manitoba is a new RM of Edward and by-laws.
program under the Rural Economic 4. The ability to communicate
Development Initiative (REDI) that Applications are being accepted for effectively with the public,
provides financial support for rural the part-time position of Assistant employees, and external
and northern community projects Administrator. Minimum 2 days per stakeholders.
initiated by local communities, week. Office hours consist of a 7 hour 5. Experience in Munisoft will be
organizations, cooperatives and workday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. considered an asset.
businesses that enhance “main street” The office is located on Railway
public places and building exteriors. Avenue, Pierson, MB. Salary range is dependent upon
The deadline for the spring intake for The successful applicant should qualifications and experience. An
fall projects is April 15, 2004. attractive benefit package is also
possess computer skills, general office provided.
experience, excellent public relations
To download an application form, go
skills, be willing to enroll in
to: Applications are to be clearly marked
the certificate program for Manitoba
www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/news/ho Municipal Administrators, and be “Application for Chief Administrative
metown_mb_broch.pdf able to work with little supervision. Office” and “Confidential” and should
contain a full resume with three
Tenders Applications marked “Assistant references.
Administrator” with resume and three
references will be accepted (along Applications to be forwarded to:
Truck Weigh Scale with salary expectations) up to R.M. and Town of Minitonas
Westlake Vet. Services District March 1, 2004 until 5:00 p.m. Attention: Morene Kluk, CMMA
Board Rural Municipality of Edward P.O. Box 9
Attn: Rob Trott, CAO Minitonas, MB R0L 1G0
Sealed tenders will be received by the Box 100
undersigned on or before Monday, Pierson, MB R0M 1S0 Before March 5, 2004 at 4:00 p.m.