Land Code Amendments
The Council, on the recommendation of the Land Management Committee, is proposing changes to the Land Code to make the law more effective for Members, Residents, and potential investors in Tsawout Lands, and to improve Tsawout’s ability to manage its lands.
The Eligible Voters of Tsawout need to vote to approve these changes. A Ratification Vote is being proposed for July 5, 2017 at the same time of the Chief & Council vote.
- Summary of Land Code Amendments
- Full copy of proposed Land Code amendments
- Copy of non-substantive Land Code amendments
Voting for the Land Code Amendments has been postponed. A new date is TBA. The Residential Tenancy Law and Community Land Disposition Law will be enacted by Council following community consultation.
Residential Tenancy Law
The preamble of the Residential Tenancy Law [the “Law”] is based on other SȾÁUTW law preambles. It identifies SȾÁUTW’s inherent jurisdiction to enact laws and the authority for Council under the Land Code to enact a law on residential tenancy.
- Summary of Residential Tenancy Law reviewed by Committee
- Full copy of Residential Tenancy Law
- Full copy of Residential Tenancy Regulation for manufactured mobile home parks
Community Land Disposition Law
Council, on the recommendation of the Land Management Committee, is proposing a new law: the SȾÁUTW̱ First Nation ÁLEṈENEȻ TŦE (Community Land) Disposition Law (the “Law”).
Why is this Law being proposed?
Tsawout’s Land Code requires that rules be established before any interests or licences in Community (Band) Land can be given to Members or others. The types of interests or licences in Community (Band) Land could include Permanent Interests, Residential Allocations, Leases, Rights of Way, and Licences (e.g., Billboards).