Legislation > Box 78 – Row 1 > Supporting Lytton’s recovery

Legislative amendments to the Municipalities Enabling and Validating (No.4) Amendment Act, 2022, will enable the Village of Lytton’s council to repeal and replace bylaws that were destroyed in the catastrophic fire on June 30, 2021.

Legislative changes will further support the Village of Lytton as it moves forward with recovery. All of the village’s records and backup servers were lost during the fire on June 30, 2021, and the content of many existing bylaws remains unknown. Legislative amendments introduced will enable the village’s council to take steps toward recreating a full suite of bylaws to support governance and administration.

Bill No. 2 amends the Municipalities Enabling and Validating (No.4) Amendment Act, 2022 to address the unique circumstances faced by Lytton. The amendments will support the village by:

– validating the repeal and replacement of bylaws that were lost during the fire;
– enabling the Lieutenant Governor in Council to waive, modify or exempt specific legislative requirements, by regulation, for lost bylaws on a case-by-case basis and at the request of the village; and
– if needed, validating actions or decisions the village may have taken, in good faith, in relation to a lost bylaw.

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