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The expropriation process is as follows:

1. Authorising Resolution

2. Registration of Notice of Intention to Expropriate
• Notice of Intention to Expropriate is provided to the property owner.
• Notice of Intention must be advertised twice in the local paper.

3. Notice of Objection to Expropriation
• Notice of Objection by the owner must be served on City within 21 days of service of the Notice of Intention.

6. Inquiry Hearing
• The Inquiry Officer listens to information provided by the owner (saying the expropriation is not valid) and the City (the expropriation is valid).
• The Inquiry Officer shall render a written decision within 30 days of being appointed.
• The Minister may grant a single 30 day extension.

7. Approving Resolution to Expropriate
• A report is provided to City Council to seek Council’s approval for expropriation.
• The Approving Authority (City Council) shall:

- Approve or disapprove the proposed expropriation.
- Provide its decision with reasons to owner.
- Council’s decision can either agree with or completely over ride the Inquiry Officer’s decision.

• The Minister may grant a 30-day extension for approving of expropriation.

8. Registration of Certificate of Approval
• The Certificate of Approval must be registered at Land Titles within 120 days of the registration of the Notice of Intention to Expropriate. Unless an Extension Order is granted.

9. The Proposed Payment must be made within 90 days of the registration of the Certificate of Approval.
• The Proposed Payment shall reflect the compensation due to an owner including severance damage.
• A written appraisal report shall accompany the funds.

10. Vacant Possession Date
• Within 30 days of registration of the Certificate of Approval the City shall serve on an owner a Notice of Possession stating on what date the property is required.
• Date specified shall be:
• 7 days from service of Notice if land expropriated is for URW.
• 90 days from service of Notice in all other cases.
• Possession can not be taken until the proposed payment is tendered.
• Not prior to 30 days after the Proposed Payment has been paid.


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