|Rural Municipality of Reynolds
P.O. Box 46
Phone: (204) 426-5305
Fax: (204) 426-5552
|THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF REYNOLDS
P.O. Box 46
Hadashville, Manitoba R0E 0X0
Telephone: 204-426-5305 E-mail: email@example.com
Fax: 204-426-5552 Website: www.rmofreynolds.com
POLICY NO. 22
MUNICIPAL PRIVATE WORKS POLICY
Establishing a Private Works Policy ensures that municipal equipment and resources are
used in a fair and equitable manner. It also serves to enhance the overall accountability and
transparency of the municipality.
The purpose of this policy is to outline Council’s requirements for the undertaking of private
works by the municipality.
This policy operates in addition to other policies and by-laws of the municipality.
Employee – means any person employed by the municipality, and includes the Chief
Administrative Officer, designated officers, full-time, part-time, contract, or casual employees.
Private works – any work undertaken by the municipality on private property other than a
public work that is the responsibility of the municipality.
Private works are not a core function of the municipality and will not take precedence over
public works. Private works will only be considered if private contractors or equipment are
not available within the municipality to either supply the service or perform the required work.
The municipality will refer requests for private works to local private operators where available.
This policy applies to works and services carried out by the municipality on private property,
within and outside the boundaries of the municipality.
Rate charged for private works are as follows:
Rate Minimum Charge
All private works applications must be made in writing to the municipality and approved by
Council or a designated officer of the municipality.
The applicant will be provided with a cost estimate prior to the municipality undertaking the
works. The applicant will be required to sign an approval form of the written estimate for
a private works project estimated by the municipality to exceed a cost of $50.00.
Council reserves the right to review and consider, prior to the work being undertaken
by the municipality, any private works project estimated to exceed a cost of $250.00.
The applicant will be invoiced for public works undertaken by the municipality, at the rates
fixed in this policy. Payment is due on receipt of invoice from the municipality. Interest
will be charged, at the rate of one percent (1%) per month, on any balance outstanding after
30 days of the invoice date.
The applicant shall indemnify the municipality against any claim, action or process for
damage or injury which might arise during the progress of such private works. The
applicant may be required to sign a waiver form before the private work is undertaken
by the municipality.