Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways
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Every municipality in Ontario with jurisdiction over a highway or bridge is impacted by the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001 regulation Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways, O. Reg. 239/02 (“MMS”).
The origins and development of the MMS need to be clearly understood by anyone seeking to interpret or apply them properly. Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways provides expert understanding of why the MMS exist and what they are intended to do.
Authored by Charles Painter, a drafter of the regulation itself and member of the 2012, 2018 and 2023 Task Forces that have reviewed its provisions, important judicial decisions and significant amendments enacted are discussed in-depth, while also serving as a useful handbook on the proper application of the MMS when dealing with a specific issue or section of the regulation.
Who Should Read This Book
The combination of practical advice with legal commentary and the overview of the MMS regulation make this book a “must-read” for professionals in Ontario, including:
- Municipal road maintenance supervisors and staff
- Municipal and government lawyers
- Risk managers
- Elected officials
- Law libraries
Table of contents
CHAPTER 1: THE ORIGINS AND BACKGROUND OF THE MMS
CHAPTER 2: THE LEGAL MATRIX AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE INITIAL REGULATION
CHAPTER 3: O. REG 239/02 – “MINIMUM MAINTENANCE STANDARDS FOR MUNICIPAL HIGHWAYS”
CHAPTER 4: THE 2010 AMENDMENTS
CHAPTER 5: THE 2012 AMENDMENTS
CHAPTER 6: THE 2018 AMENDMENTS
CHAPTER 7: PRACTICAL TIPS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
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