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December 2018 Newsletter

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December 2018 Colour  (1.7 MB).




Proposed Land Code amenments, Residential Tenancy and Community Land Disposition Laws

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Land Code Amendments

Background:

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.

The Land Code Amendments will go to a vote proposed for July 5, 2017

The Residential Tenancy Law is being finalized and will await the return of our housing staff person, and the Community Land Disposition Law has been recently enacted by Council following the community consultation.


Residential Tenancy Law

PREAMBLE
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.


Community Land Disposition Law

Background:

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).

For more info please call or email Lands Manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Heather at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Matrimonial Property Law Polling Results

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STAUTW First Nation Matrimonial Polling Results

The results of the Matrimonial Property Law vote are now available. This law will be pending until it has been posted 28 days from the day of the vote. Council will enact the Matrimonial Property Law after 28 days.

 

Employment and Training

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Tsawout First Nation has a sub-agreement with Coast Salish Employment & Training Society, CSETS, and CSETS has a contract with Service Canada – HRSDC it is necessary that your application for funding include the following information.

Please see the document at this link for your planned course / training.

 

Employment and Training

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Tsawout First Nation has a sub-agreement with Coast Salish Employment & Training Society, CSETS, and CSETS has a contract with Service Canada – HRSDC it is necessary that your application for funding include the following information.

Please see the document at this link for your planned course / training.

 

Housing Policy Update

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HOUSING POLICY UPDATE:

Tsawout has taken the following steps towards creating a Housing Policy Manual and standardized housing forms:

  • April 4, 2018: Invitation sent to all members on-reserve to attend a community meeting to discuss what they would like to see in the new Tsawout Housing Policy
  • April 11, 2018: Poster on Facebook inviting everyone to attend the community meeting 
  • April 18, 2018: Reminder on Tsawout Facebook page regarding meeting. Community Feedback Meeting held (See Presentation Slides and Meeting Minutes on Tsawout Facebook Page and Website. Also, available at front desk of Tsawout Administration Office) 
  • May 11, 2018: Community Survey delivered to Tsawout members residing on-reserve; Community Survey was also available at Social Assistance office and from the Housing Department. Those who submitted a survey had there name entered into a draw for $250.00 Cash. Congratulations to Patti Underwood! Her name was drawn at the July 30th meeting as the winner of the $250.00? 
  • July 11, 2018: Facebook post reminding members to complete and return surveys 
  • July 30, 2018: Community Meeting #2 to review Draft 1 of the Housing Policy and the Community Survey results (See Presentation Slides and Survey Results on Tsawout Facebook Page and Website. Also, available at front desk of Tsawout Administration Office)
  • August 15, 2018: Members of Council who hold Housing Portfolios reviewed the proposed Housing Policy and Forms and instructed that it be put before Council along with a recommendation that it be approved by Council.

Thank you to all who attended community meetings and completed surveys to give us your valuable insight into housing issues at Tsawout First Nation.

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Housing Forms

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This article provides forms for Tsawout's Residential Tenancy Law, for both members and non-members.  You will need Adobe Reader to view / download these forms.


Residential Tenancy Law for Band Members



 Residential Tenancy Law for Non-Band Members



Have Questions?

Please contact the Housing Clerk, Shana Sylvester.

Phone: 250-652-9101
or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Renting vs Buying

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From: rentseeker.ca

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There are many factors which need to be considered for both renting and buying, including understanding all the financial responsibilities for both, the risk vs. reward, and even emotional factors which are crucial to this decision process, since for most consumers, purchasing a home is the largest investment of their lifetime. RentSeeker.ca, Canada’s leading apartment, condo and home finder, has built a new, one of a kind, Rent or Buy Calculator to help consumers compare the costs associated with renting vs. buying.

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