Prince Edward Island, Canada, local Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Approving estimates of fiscal year in communities

General Typology

Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Political level
Local Name:
Approving estimates of fiscal year in communities
Normative Level:
Legally Binding:
Legally Defined:

36. (1) The council of a community shall prepare annual estimates of all sums required for municipal services for the fiscal year, which shall be presented at the annual meeting of the residents.

(2) The estimate for each service referred to in section 30 or 31 that the council proposes for the year shall be separately voted upon at the meeting referred to in subsection (1).

(3) Each resident may exercise a vote and the estimates are approved if they receive the approval of a majority of the residents present and voting at the meeting.

37. (1) Following approval of the estimates for any year
(a) in the case of a town, by the council;
(b) in the case of a community, by the residents,
and after crediting the probable revenue from all sources other than taxes, the council may by resolution levy a rate of municipal taxation sufficient to raise the sum required to defray projected municipal expenditures for that year.

(community means an area incorporated as a community under section 8 or 9 and includes the villages and communities set out in Schedule 1;)

References: MUNICIPALITIES ACT, 1983 (current to December 2, 2015)

Subject Matter:

Approval of the estimates for any year


Community Council
Decision maker:
Voters in annual meeting in community


Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Majority of the residents
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance: