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Constitution of the Amherstburg Taxpayers Association

The members of the Amherstburg Taxpayers Association met on September 26, 2019 to approve the General By-law or "Constitution" of the A.T.A. Below is the full text of the Constitution.



AMHERSTBURG TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION INC. “A.T.A.” GENERAL BY-LAW OR “CONSTITUTION”
DEFINITIONS 1)In this by-law the following definitions apply: a)“Act” means the Ontario Corporation Act from time to time in force and all amendments to it. b)“Board” means the Board of Directors of the A.T.A. c)“Directors” mean the Directors of the A.T.A. as defined in this By-Law. d)“Member” means a Member of the A.T.A. as defined in this By-Law. e)“Association” means the Amherstburg Taxpayers Association.
OBJECTS 2)The objects for which this corporation is incorporated are: a)To foster and facilitate, by all methods, public awareness of the source, quantum, manner, efficient of use, wisdom of use, or other issues associated with the expenditure of local government funds, whether characterized as capital or operating expend…
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AMHERSTBURG TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL, September 9, 2019

AMHERSTBURG TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL, September 9, 2019
Good evening Mayor and Council.
I am a Canadian citizen, an Amherstburg taxpayer, a resident of Amherstburg for 73 years, the proud Vice Chair of the Amherstburg Taxpayers Association, a mother, a grandmother, and last but not least, Nancy Atkinson.
I would like to tell you about the Amherstburg Taxpayers Association, as opposed to you getting second or third hand information.
We are a group of residents concerned about our taxes, and how they are managed and spent. We are Canadian citizens and taxpayers.
We are a not-for-profit group. Unlike other organizations, we do not serve special interests. We are open to every single taxpayer in Amherstburg. We do not have “clients.” We are a group of taxpayers, and only taxpayers.
Our thought process for our association was that concerned residents should approach Council as a group to ask the questions that everyone has. Also, it would help any taxpayer who may not fe…

The Official Blog of the Amherstburg Taxpayers Association

Welcome to the official blog of the Amherstburg Taxpayers Association. Recently, some members have begun a dialogue on social media voicing their concerns about transparency and their participation in discussions related to the ATA in an official capacity. Having been formed approximately 10 days ago at the time of this post, we as the Directors of the ATA are absolutely delighted with the outpouring of support and suggestions for this nascent association. The Taxpayers are talking and…
“We hear YOU!”
The current purpose of this blog is to release official information about the Amherstburg Taxpayers Association, such as scheduled meetings for our members, recorded minutes of said meetings, and to be used as an official platform where Amherstburg taxpayers and Taxpayers alike can raise any issues, comments, concerns, or questions with the Board of Directors via official email. A post with the official email and preferred correspondence will soon follow.
While we as Directors felt it …