Bylaw

Part 1 - Interpretation

1.1 In these bylaws

 "Association" shall mean the Licence Inspectors' and Bylaw Officers' Association of British Columbia;

“Bylaw Officer or Licence Inspector” means a person currently employed in carrying out the duties of bylaw enforcement, licence inspection, or both with a Federal, Provincial or local government within the Province of British Columbia;

  "director" means the directors of the Association for the time being;

”law enforcement service group” means an entity or person, other than a local government, that employs or retains bylaw officers or license inspectors, or both;

"officer" means an officer of the Association for the time being;

  "Society Act" means the Society Act of the Province of British Columbia from time to time in force and all amendments to it;

  "registered address" of a member means his or her address as recorded in the register of members; and

"term” means the time between the annual general meeting and the immediate next annual general meeting.

1.2 The definitions of the Society Act, as amended from time to time, apply to these bylaws.

1.3 Words importing the singular include the plural and vice versa; and words importing a male person include a female person and a corporation.

Part 2 - Membership

2.1 The membership of the Association shall consist of the following:

  Regular Member

  Persons currently employed in carrying out the duties of bylaw enforcement, licence inspection or both with a Federal, Provincial or local government within the Province of British Columbia.

Associate Member

Persons carrying out the duties of bylaw enforcement, licence inspection, or both, who are

(a) employed in a company, a professional organization or a trade association and persons allied to trade, commerce and industry;

(b) in the Yukon Territories or Northwest Territories, or 

(c) approved by the directors.

Associate memberships do not carry voting privileges. 

Life Member

Life membership may be conferred on a member of the Association upon the recommendation of the directors.

Corporate Member

Corporate Membership is available to a British Columbia local government or law enforcement service group the members of which would qualify as regular members of the Association. Voting privileges will be determined based upon the population of the local government, as set out in the Provincial Directory for the current year, or the membership of the law enforcement service group, and in any event governed by Appendix I to these Bylaws.

2.2 A member who has not paid his or her annual dues within ninety (90) days of the yearly due date will cease to be a member in good standing.

2.3 A person shall cease to be a member of the Association:

(a) by delivering his resignation in writing to the secretary or by mailing or delivering it to the address of the Association; 

(b) on his or her death; 

(c) on being expelled; or

(d) on not having been a member in good standing for a period of 180 consecutive days.

2.4 Membership in the Association shall be by application, on a form approved by the directors, and upon acceptance by the directors, that person shall become a member.

2.5 Each member must inform the secretary or his or her designate in writing of their up-to-date address and e-mail address (if any) and fax number (if any) for the purposes of receiving notices from the Association. This is an ongoing obligation of each member.

2.6 Every member shall uphold the Association Constitution and comply with these bylaws.

2.7 A person who has been refused membership to the Association, or a member who has been subject to a disciplinary action under the bylaws of the Association, may appeal the decision of the directors to the general membership at the Annual Meeting, by delivering written notice of the intention to appeal to the secretary at least 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Part 3 – Conduct and Discipline

3.1 It is the intent of the Association to maintain a high standard of professional manners and behaviour to which every member is expected to adhere, and to conduct oneself in accordance with every applicable codes of ethics.

3.2 If a member is convicted of a criminal offence which brings the Association into disrepute or brings discredit to other members of the Association,in the reasonable opinion of the directors, the directors may expel that person from the membership.

3.3 No member may participate directly in any political activity which would impair the Member’s impartiality in the performance of his or her duties.

3.4 No member may disclose to others for use or to further his or her personal interest, confidential information acquired in the course of his or her official duties.

3.5 No member may hold an interest directly or indirectly in any commercial enterprise or engage in any private activities which create a conflict of his or her official duties.

3.6 A member who has violated the provisions of the Constitution, or the Association bylaws, may be brought before the directors, who may conduct a hearing into the allegations respecting the member. The directors may suspend or expel a member from the Association or impose any other penalty upon the member by a 2/3 majority vote of all of the directors. For the purpose of the hearing the member must be given at least (14) fourteen days’ notice of the time and place of the hearing and the materials, including any report, on which the directors will rely when considering the decision after providing the opportunity for a hearing.

3.7 An application for reinstatement by a person expelled from the Association shall be considered by the directors, and the person may be reinstated by a 2/3 vote of all of the directors.

3.8 The members may, by special resolution at a General Meeting, remove a director or officer for any reason before the expiration of his or her term in office and may elect, by majority vote, a successor to serve until the next annual general meeting.

3.9 The notice of special resolution for removal shall be accompanied by a brief statement of the reason for the proposed removal.

3.10 The person who is the subject of the proposed resolution for removal must be given an opportunity to be heard in person or by agent at the general meeting before the special resolution is put to a vote.

Part 4 - Annual Dues

4.1 Annual dues shall be as follows:

(a) Regular Member - $60.00
(b) Associate Member - $40.00
(c) Life Member - No fee
(d) Corporate – Per Appendix I
4.2 Annual dues are payable to the Association on or before the 1st day of May for the ensuing fiscal year.

Part 5 - Directors

5.1 The affairs of the Association will be managed by seventeen (17) directors who are elected by the members in accordance with these bylaws. Each director is also an officer, such that the directors are comprised of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, and the twelve (12) Zone Representatives. 

5.2 A nomination for a director must be in writing and must be received by the Association Nominating Committee no less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to an Annual General Meeting. Every Nomination must specify the officer position the member is seeking to fill. The Candidates may nominate themselves. The election of the Zone Representatives is also subject to Part 7 of these bylaws.

5.3 Members duly nominated for election as directors will be elected as directors by secret ballot. Each director shall hold his or her office for a period of two (2) years or until his or her qualified successor has been duly elected. 

5.4 Only regular members of the Association present and voting at the Annual General Meeting are eligible to vote for directors.

5.5 There is only one vote per regular member.

5.6 The positions of President and Treasurer shall be up for election in alternate years from the positions of Vice-president, Secretary and Registrar.

5.7 The first directors meeting following the annual election at the Annual General Meeting must be attended by the incumbent and newly elected directors. The incumbent directors retain their status until the transfer of office has been completed at the first directors meeting.

5.8 The directors may appoint members to specific committees, and the committee members need not be elected directors.

5.9 The directors may pass resolutions on such matters that are necessary to conduct business and to carry out the aims and objectives of the Association. The directors may also pass resolutions to propose amendments to these bylaws, provided that the amendments proposed by the directors do not become effective until approved at the next Annual or other General Meeting called by the directors.

5.10 Without limitation, the directors may pass resolutions to propose bylaw amendments for:
(a) prescribing the qualifications for, and the conditions of membership to and registration by the Association;

(b) prescribing the fees payable to the Association.

5.11 Without limitation, the directors may pass resolutions for:

(a) prescribing a curriculum and courses of study to be pursued by student and the subjects upon which students and candidates for admission as members of the Association shall be examined, and for granting certificates to students and candidates who have successfully passed the examinations;

(b) providing for the continuing education of the membership of the Association;

(c) regulating and governing the members of the Association in their professional conduct as a member by prescribing rules of behaviour and standards of practice and by providing for the suspension or expulsion from the Association or other penalty for the contravention of the rules or standards;

(d) establishing classes of membership in the Association and prescribing the qualifications for, and conditions of membership and registration in the various classes of membership;

(e) authorizing the spending of funds for any purpose that may tend to advance the knowledge and education of bylaw officers and licence inspectors for improved standards of practice within local government, or support and encourage public information and interest in the past present and future role of bylaw officers and licence inspectors in society; and

(f) providing for the manner in which records and making of reports are maintained and kept for and by the Association.

5.12 No person may hold more than one office.

5.13 No director, or director serving as an officer, of the Association shall be liable for the acts, receipts, neglects or defaults of any other director, officer or member or for joining in any receipt or act of conformity or for any loss, damage or expense happening to the Association through the insufficiency or deficiency of title to any property acquired by order of the directors for or on behalf of the Association, or for the insufficiency And deficiency of any security in or upon which any of the moneys of or belonging to the Association shall be placed out or invested or for any loss or damage arising from the bankruptcy insolvency, or tortuous act of any person, firm or corporation with whom or which any monies, securities or effects shall be lodged or deposited, or for any other loss, damage or misfortune whatever which may happen in the execution of supposed execution of the duties of his or her respective office or trust or in relation thereto, unless the same shall happen by or through his or her own wilful or dishonest act or gross negligence.

5.14 A Director must:

(a) act honestly and in good faith and in the best interests of the Association; and

(b) exercise the care, diligence and skill of a reasonable and prudent person in exercising power and performing functions as a director.

5.15 A director who is directly or indirectly interested in a proposed contract or transaction with the Association shall disclose, fully and promptly, the nature and extent of his interest to each director and otherwise comply with the requirements of the Society Act.

5.16 The directors must ensure that all reports, including financial reports, required by law to be prepared by the Association for the annual general meeting are prepared.

5.17 The directors must ensure that all financial and other reports that have to be filed after the annual meeting are filed as required by the Society Act and Income Tax Act or other law.

5.18 The directors must ensure the Association has at least one account with a chartered bank, credit union, or trust company for the deposit of funds and retention of Association funds.

5.19 The directors must keep proper accounting records in respect of all financial or other transactions and, without limiting the foregoing, shall keep records of: 

(a) all money received and disbursed by the Association and the manner in respect of which the receipt and disbursement took place;

(b) every asset and liability of the Society; and

(c) every other transaction affecting the financial position of the Society.

5.20 A member of the Board who retires from the Board shall within 30 days of the retirement, relinquish to the Secretary of the Board all property, material and documents that pertain to the operation of the Association.

5.21 The office of a director is vacated if he or she:

(a) is found legally to be of unsound mind;

(b) is convicted of a criminal offence which brings the Association into disrepute or brings discredit to other members of the Association, in the reasonable opinion of the directors, and if the directors therefore expel that person;

(c) gives written notice of resignation to the Board.

Part 6 - Officers

6.1 The Officers of the Association shall consist of:

President
Vice- president
Secretary
Treasurer
Registrar
Zone Representatives

Part 7 - Election of Zone Representatives

7.1 Any person wishing to stand for election as a Zone Representative shall notify the Nominating Committee in writing no less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to an Annual General Meeting. Nominations must specify the zone in which the candidate seeks to be elected. 

7.2 Every Zone Representatives will be elected by ballot at an Annual General Meeting.

7.3 Only regular members of the Association present at the Annual General Meeting are eligible to vote.

7.4 There is only one vote per regular member.

7.5 The directors may at any time and from time to time appoint a member as a Zone Representative to fill a vacancy.

Part 8 - Duties of Officers

President

8.1 The President is the chief executive officer and must preside over all meetings of the Association and at all meetings of the directors.

8.2 The President shall sign all written contracts and obligations of the Association.
8.3 The President will have general supervision of the affairs of the Association and shall be an ex-officio member, with full voting privileges, on all committees of the Association and will be recognized in determining a quorum.

Vice-President

8.4 The Vice President shall assist the president with the management and supervision of the Association and, during the absence or inability of the President, assume the duties and exercise the authority of the President.

Treasurer

8.5 The Treasurer shall keep the financial records, including books of account, necessary to comply with the Society Act.

8.6 The Treasurer shall render financial statements to the directors, members and others when required.

8.7 The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all the funds and securities of the Association and shall deposit the same in the name of the Association in such bank or depository as may be established from time to time by resolution.

8.8 The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by one person who shall be known as the Secretary-Treasurer.

Secretary

8.9 The Secretary shall co-ordinate the administrative matters of the Association and shall receive and send all correspondence on behalf of the Association.

8.10 The Secretary shall give at least 14 days’ notice of all meetings of the Directors and the Association.

8.11 The Secretary shall keep minutes of the Annual General Meeting and Directors, and any other meeting as assigned by the Directors.

8.12 The Secretary must receive, prepare and present resolutions to the Annual General Meeting.

8.13 The Secretary shall assume other duties as required by the Directors.

8.14 The Secretary shall have custody of all records and documents of the Association except those required to be kept by the Treasurer or Registrar.



Registrar

8.15 The Registrar shall maintain a membership roll of the Association.

8.16 The Registrar shall perform other duties as required by the Directors.

Zone Representatives

8.17 Zone Representatives will be elected in the following numbers to represent the regional zones of the Province as shown on Appendix II:

Lower Mainland - 2
  Fraser Valley - 2
Vancouver Island – 2
Sunshine Coast – 1
South Central Interior (Okanagan) – 2
 North Central Interior – 1
Kootenay – 1
Far North – 1

8.18 Zone Representatives shall be responsible to call and conduct meetings of the membership in their zone.

8.19 Zone Representatives shall carry out the directives of the Association within the zone.

8.20 Zone Representatives shall provide reports to the directors on all zone meetings and resolutions thereof.

8.21 Zone Representatives shall prepare and present a zone report for the Annual General Meeting.

8.22 Zone representatives shall appoint a recording secretary from the zone membership who shall be responsible for the taking of zone meeting minutes, maintenance of the zone membership, receipt and distribution of correspondence and notification of meetings.

Part 9 - Committees

9.1 Despite section 8.3, every committee shall by vote elect one of its members to act as chair.

9.2 Despite section 8.10, every committee shall by vote elect one of its members to act as committee secretary.

9.3 All committees must report as requested to the directors.

9.4 The secretary of each committee shall provide the directors with a copy of all committee minutes as soon as possible after every committee meeting.

9.5 Committees may consist of regular, associate and life members.

9.6 A majority of members on a committee will constitute a quorum for the purpose of meeting and transacting the business concerning that committee.

9.7 All questions before a committee shall be decided by simple majority unless otherwise provided for in these bylaws.

9.8 The directors, acting as the Executive Committee, may delegate any, but not all, of their powers to committees consisting of such persons as they think fit, and may name the committee.

9.9 A committee so formed in the exercise of the powers so delegated under section 9.8 must conform to any rules that may, from time to time, be imposed on it by the directors, and shall report every act or thing done in exercise of those powers to the directors.

9.10 The members of a committee may meet and adjourn as they think proper.

9.11 Meetings may be held in whole or in part, by telephone or other communications medium if all participating in the meeting, whether by telephone, by other communications media or in person, are able to communicate with each other.

9.12 Committees may hold meetings or portions of meeting in camera only if the subject matter is legal advice or litigation, labour or employment, or discipline. Every committee member must keep confidential information obtained in such a meeting unless the release of such information is required by law or is allowed for by a decision or policy of the directors.

9.13 Roberts’ Rules of Order shall govern matters not covered in the Association Constitution and these bylaws.

1. Executive Committee

9.14 The Executive Committee shall consist of:

(a) President 
(b) Vice-President
(c) Secretary
(d) Treasurer
(e) Registrar

9.15 The directors will be the governing body during the time between the Annual General Meetings, further to the advice and recommendations of the Executive Committee. 

9.16 The directors must enforce the Constitution and bylaws of the Association, further to the advice and recommendations of the Executive Committee.

9.17 The directors must generally carry out the purposes and programs of the Association, further to the advice and recommendations of the Executive Committee. 

9.18 The Executive Committee may establish sub-committees from the membership of the directors as required.

9.19 The Executive Committee may establish Special Committees from the membership as required.

9.20 The Executive Committee may direct the chair of a committee to conduct a meeting at an agreed upon time to carry out a directive of the Executive Committee.

9.21 The Executive Committee must meet as required or as directed by the President.

9.22 A majority of the Executive Committee will constitute a quorum to conduct its business.

9.23 A notice of the date, time, location and agenda of the meeting must be sent to the Executive Committee at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

9.24 The President or Presiding Officer will maintain order and decorum at all Executive Committee Meetings and may speak to points of order in preference to other Executive Committee Members and decide on questions of order.

9.25 Questions arising at any Executive Committee meeting will be decided by a majority of votes. The President or Presiding Officer need not vote except when a vote has an equal number of votes for and against the question.

9.26 A Member of the Executive Committee or his or her designate who has failed to notify the President or Secretary, in writing, with a valid reason as to his or her absence from (2) two consecutive meetings of the Executive Committee, will be deemed to have resigned, thereby creating a vacancy in respect of his or her position as a director and officer.

9.27 Vacancies on the Executive Committee, however caused, may, so long as a quorum of Executive Committee members remains in office, be filled by the Executive Committee from the qualified members of the Association, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the existing Executive Committee. Otherwise, the vacancies will be filled at the next Annual Meeting of the members at which directors for the ensuing year are elected.

2. Nominating Committee

9.28 Despite subsection 9.20 the Nominating Committee may meet as required.

9.29 The Nominating Committee is appointed by the directors.

9.30 The Nominating Committee must accept nominations for director and officer positions in the Association.

9.31 The Nominating Committee must present a slate of candidates for director and officer positions or election at the Annual General Meeting.

Part 10 - Fiscal Year

10.1 The fiscal year for the Association shall commence on the 1st day of May and end on the 30th of April the following calendar year.

Part 11 – Annual General Meetings

11.1 General membership meetings will be an Annual General Meeting held at a place in the Province of British Columbia, on such day as the Executive Committee may determine. 

11.2 The Annual General Meeting must be held within six (6) months after the end of the Association's fiscal year and not more than fifteen (15) months after the last preceding annual general meeting.

11.3 An annual report must be presented at the Annual General Meeting describing the affairs of the Association which shall also include:

(a) an auditor’s financial report detailing the liabilities and assets of the Association;

(b) a report submitted by each director outlining the work of each committee; and

(c) any other matters relating to the affairs of the Association as may be determined by the directors.

11.4 A notice stating the date, time and place of the Annual General Meeting and the business to be transacted shall be communicated to the members at least 30 days prior to the meeting. However, the directors may call a general meeting at any time for any purpose, at any place in the Province, provided a notice has been sent in accordance with this section.

11.5 The accidental omission to give notice of a meeting to, or the non-receipt of a notice by, any of the members entitled to receive notice does not invalidate proceedings at that meeting.

11.6 Thirty (30) regular members of the Association shall constitute a quorum.

11.7 No business, other than the adjournment or termination of the meeting, shall be conducted at a general meeting at a time when a quorum is not present.

11.8 If, at any time during a general meeting, there ceases to be a quorum present, business then in progress must be suspended.

11.9 If, within 30 minutes from the time appointed for a members' meeting, a quorum is not present, the meeting stands adjourned to a date, time and place declared by the Executive Committee members in attendance.

11.10 Questions arising at any meeting of the membership will be decided by ballot, provided that local government and corporate members are entitled to vote pro rata on the basis of the representation formula set out in Appendix I. The chair need not vote except in the case of an equality of votes. A resolution, which has been passed or defeated by the membership, shall be placed in the minutes.

11.11 Only regular members present at the general meeting may vote at the general meeting.

11.12 A member not in good standing at the time of the general meeting is not entitled to vote.

11.13 When a Member, at any meeting, is about to speak on a subject under discussion, he or she shall respectfully address the chair and shall confine themselves strictly to the matter being discussed and shall at all times refrain from involving personalities.

11.14 The chair may from time to time with the consent of the majority of members present, adjourn the meeting to another fixed time and place. No notice of the time and place for the holding of the rescheduled meeting need be given to the membership. All business, which might have been brought forward and dealt with at the regular general meeting, may be dealt with at the rescheduled meeting in accordance with the original notice.

11.15 Roberts’ Rules of Order shall govern all matters not covered in this Constitution and these bylaws.

Part 12 – Notices to Members

12.1 A notice may be given to a member either personally or by mail to him at his registered address.

12.2 A notice sent by mail is deemed to have been given on the second day following that on which the notice is sent, and in proving that notice has been given it is sufficient to prove that the notice was properly addressed and put in a Canadian post office receptacle.

12.3 A notice may also be given to a member by emailing it or faxing it to an email address or fax number provided by the member.

12.4 A notice sent by email or fax shall be deemed to have been given on the second day following that on which the notice is sent by email or fax, and in proving that notice has been given it is sufficient to prove that the notice was sent to the email address or fax number provided by the member as required by these Bylaws.
12.5 Notice of a general meeting shall be given to:

(a) every member shown on the register of members on the day notice is given; and

(b) the auditor, if one is appointed.

12.6 No person, other than those mentioned in section 12.5, is entitled to receive a notice of general meeting.

Part 13 - Borrowing Powers

a) The Association has no borrowing powers.

Part 14 - Yearly Audit

14.1 Before the presentation of the Treasurer's Annual Report at the Annual General Meeting, the accounts of the Association must be audited by an auditor appointed by the directors.

14.2 The Treasurer's Annual Report and the auditor’s report shall be placed before the members at the Annual General Meeting.

Part 15 - Seal

15.1 The Seal of the Association shall not be affixed to any instrument except by authority of a resolution of the directors or by any ordinary resolution whether the previous notice thereto has been given or not, and in the presence of such officers of the Association as may be prescribed for and by any such resolution, or if no officers are prescribed by the resolution, in the presence of:

(a) two members of the Directors and the Secretary, or

(b) the President of the Association and the Secretary, or

(c) the President of the Association and the Treasurer.

15.2 The Officers authorized to affix the Seal, as per subsection 15.1, must sign every instrument to which the Seal of the Association is so affixed in their presence.

Part 16 - Constitutional Amendments

16.1 This Constitution and Bylaws may be amended only by a seventy-five percent (75%) majority vote of the members present and voting at any Annual General Meeting.

16.2 The directors must report any proposed amendments.

16.3 Any Constitution and bylaw amending resolution must be circulated to all members of the Association no less than sixty (60) days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Part 17 - Accounts and Books

17.1 Subject to the Personal Information Protection Act, the books and accounts of the Association, with the exception of the current and past membership lists (registry) must be kept at the Head Office of the Association and shall be open to inspection by the membership, upon reasonable notice, during normal business hours.

17.2 Subject to a resolution of the Executive Committee or any law requiring otherwise, documents of the Society, including its accounting records, must be open to the inspection of a director.

Part 18 - Finances

18.1 The directors must not incur any debt for which the Association funds are not available.

18.2 Any surplus derived from the carrying on of the affairs and business of the Association must be applied solely to promoting and carrying out the aims and objectives of the membership and shall not be divided among the membership.

18.3 All monies, shares and securities owned by the Association shall be lodged in the name of the Association with a chartered bank or trust company or in a safety deposit box or with such other depositories or in such manner the directors may from time to time determine.

18.4 When directors or other members are appointed by the directors to attend meetings, conferences, seminars, or conventions on behalf of the Association, incurred reasonable expenses must be paid by the Association as established from time to time by resolution of the Association, provided the expense forms complete with the required receipts are submitted to the treasurer for payment.

18.5 No account shall be paid without first having obtained a proper invoice, receipt or voucher, a written explanation or a motion, carried by the majority of the directors, to pay such account.

Part 19 –Retention of Documents

19.1 The following documents to be retained one year:

(a) Application for course registration;

19.2 The following documents to be retained seven years:

(a) Cheque stubs;
(b) Ledger balance sheets;
(c) Membership lists;
(d) Receipts;
(e) Invoices
(f) Cancelled cheques;
(g) General correspondence.

19.3 The following documents to be retained on a Permanent Basis:

(a) Minute Books;
(b) Resolutions;
(c) By-laws;
(d) Standard operating procedures;
(e) All financial statements, general ledger, journals and financial records;
(f) Audit reports and statements;
(g) Class attendance list and results;
(h) Certification lists;
(i) Legal Agreements;
(j) Contracts;
(k) Newsletter;
(l) Historical records



Part 20 – Miscellaneous Matters

20.1 No act or proceeding of the directors or officers is invalid only by reason of there being less than the prescribed number of directors or officers in office.

20.2 Each director and officer shall inform the Secretary or his designate in writing of his up-to-date address and e-mail address (if any) and fax number (if any) for the purposes of receiving notices regarding the affairs of the Society. This is an ongoing obligation.

20.3 Notices may be given to directors and officers in the same manner as notices are given to members.

20.4 In conformity with clause 5 of the Constitution, no directors or officers shall be remunerated for being or acting as a director or officer, but a director may be reimbursed for all expenses necessarily and reasonably incurred by him while engaged in the affairs of the Society.

20.5 At any time the directors may require, on terms and conditions, a director, officer, member, or a former director, officer, or member to return any property or document belonging to the Society that happens to be in the control or possession of such director, officer, member, or such former director, officer or member. 

20.6 A resolution in writing, signed by at least two-thirds of the existing directors or committee members and placed with the minutes of the directors or the committee, is as valid and effective as if regularly passed at a meeting of the directors or other committee.

Enactment

These bylaws come into force and have effect immediately upon the final passing thereof.

READ a first and second time this ____ day of _______, 2013.

READ a third time and finally passed this 6th day of June, 2013.


President: ____________________________________

Appendix I

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP GROUP RATES 

Corporate Membership: in the Association shall be available to a Local Government for persons who would qualify as Regular members of the Association depending upon the population of the municipality as set out in the Province of BC, BC Stats page.

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Municipal Population Annual Membership Fee Representation
Between 1 and 9,999 $ 140.00 2 votes
Between 10,000 and 19,999 $ 200.00 3 votes
Between 20,000 and 49,999 $ 400.00 4 votes
Between 50,000 and 99,999 $ 700.00 5 votes
Between 100,000 and 499,999 $ 900.00 6 votes
Between 500,000 and 999,999 $ 1200.00 7 votes
Over 1,000,000 $ 1500.00 8 votes


Associate Group Membership: in the Association shall be available to a Service Group for persons who would qualify as Associate members of the Association depending on the number of persons in the group.  

Group Size Annual Fee
Between 5 and 10 persons $140.00
Between 11 and 20 persons $200.00
Between 21 and 30 persons $400.00
Between 31 and 50 persons $700.00
Over 50 persons $1000.00

Regular Member
Persons currently employed in carrying out the duties of licence inspection and/or bylaw enforcement with a Federal, Provincial or any local government within the Province of British Columbia.

Associate Member
Persons employed in a company, a professional organization or a trade association and
persons allied to trade, commerce and industry and persons carrying out the duties of
licence inspection and bylaw enforcement within the Yukon Territories or Northwest
Territories, or upon approval by the Executive Committee, any other person or persons.
Associate memberships do not carry voting privileges



Appendix II – Map of Zones

(to be inserted)






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