ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
Establishment of Municipality
3 Establishment of Municipality
Objects and Functions of Municipality
4 Objects and functions of Municipality
5 Non-applicability of certain provisions of Parish Councils Act and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act
General Provisions for Staff
6 Appointment of officers and employees
7 Employment of Chief Administrative Manager
Financial Provisions, Accounts and Reports
8 Funds and resources of Municipality
9 Expenses of the Municipality
10 Application of Loans (Local Authorities) Act
12 Audit of accounts
13 Reports and Estimates
14 Minister to approve estimates
Directions, Regulations, and By-laws
15 Policy directions
17 Power to make regulations
18 Publication of by-laws, etc, and Minister's overriding powers
21 Saving of rights of staff, etc
22 Transfer of property, liability, etc
23 Amendment of the Parochial Rates and Finance Act
THE MUNICIPALITIES ACT
[Date of Commencement: 22nd May, 2003]
Act 19 of 2003.
This Act may be cited as the Municipalities Act.
Preliminary (section 2)
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
"the Corporation" means the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation;
"functions" includes powers and duties;
"Municipal Council" means the Municipal Council of a Municipality;
"Municipality" means a Municipality established under section 3;
"relevant local authority" means the Parish Council or the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation, as the case may be, in the parish in which a Municipality is or is to be established.
Establishment of Municipality (section 3)
(1) The Minister may, in accordance with subsection (3)-
(a) by order, declare the inhabitants of any area specified in the order to be a Municipality bearing such name as shall be specified in the order; and
(b) grant a Charter for the governance of the Municipality.
(2) An order made under subsection (1) shall be subject to affirmative resolution:
Provided that this subsection shall not apply to an order made in respect of Portmore.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), the Minister may make an order under subsection (1) upon the presentation to the Minister of-
(a) a petition signed by-
(i) not less than seven per cent of the inhabitants of the area of the proposed Municipality whose names are at the time of signature on the official list of electors for the House of Representatives; and
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