Niagara Central Airport Commission
September 20, 2013
20 September, 2013
Based on the Ombudsman's review, it appears the Commission is a local board subject to the open meeting requirements.
The Commission appears to be a local board. It operates the airport for the benefit of four municipalities. It was created through municipal agreement later enshrined in provincial legislation. The Commission has an ongoing relationship with the involved municipalities, which appoint its members and approve its funding. The Commission also has operating authority and is not an advisory body.
Based on the Ombudsman's review, it appears the Commission is a local board subject to the open meeting requirements. Under the circumstances, the Commission should enact a procedure by-law governing meetings in accordance with the Municipal Act and comply with the open meeting requirements.
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