PREPARATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The parties to the Agreement jointly undertake to work towards a comprehensive Community Development Plan to be prepared for each of the fived communities affected by hydro development.
The parties further agree to jointly undertake to facilitate and co-ordinate their efforts, departmental programs, financial resources, and administrative procedures within an organizational framework and planning process commensurate with the political and technical requirements of comprehensive, co-ordinated and effective community development planning, programming, budgeting and control.
SUBSTANTIVE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The Community Development Plan shall serve as a policy co-ordinating instrument, setting forth the best-case community development scenario and joint action program for the eradication of mass poverty and mass unemployment and the improvement of the physical, social and economic conditions and transportation.
PARTICIPATION AND ADOPTION OF PLAN
The Community Development Plan will be developed in concert with the ideas and aspirations of the residents of the communities of Nelson House, Norway House, York Landing, Split Lake and Cross Lake. "Residents" in this context shall include, without prejudice to the jurisdiction and obligation of Canada, non-Treaty residents and their representatives who may, at their option, participate equally and benefit equally from the community planning process. Formal and complete adoption of the plan shall be attained only by endorsement of the parties to the Agreement together with a Band Resolution from each of the five Bands.
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF DEVELOPMENT PLAN
A Community Development Plan shall embrace the economic, social and physical circumstances of the residents of the five communities, and any other narrative, text or illustration required to clarify goals, objectives, policies, programs, targets, dates, etc., and to inject long-range considerations into determinations of short-term actions and requirements. To the extent possible and feasible, both planning exercise and plans shall embrace the considerations and requirements spoken to in The Manitoba Planning Act of 1975. Additionally, each part of the Development Plan shall specify the authority that can address appropriately the funding and implementation of all features of the plan.
STUDIES TO DETERMINE PROGRAMS AND TARGETS
The determination of physical and human development targets for each community shall require an assessment to be made of the principal physical, social and economic conditions of the community and its high unemployment rate, low standard of living and unsatisfactory infrastructure. This shall include an audit and evaluation of the community's potential productive capacity in terms of its currently idle, under-utilized, underdeveloped and adversely affected natural, man-made and human resources.
Assessment results shall be disclosed and set out under the following headings:
1 - Description of community conditions and problems;
2 - Diagnosis of origin, causes and consequences;
3 - Classification of "acceptable" & "unacceptable" conditions;
4 - Range of remedial policies and measures proposed;
5 - Criteria for selection of policies and measures;
6 - Factors limiting choice of policies and measures;
7 - Appraisal of impact of policies and measures proposed;
8 - Definition of community development objectives and method;and
9 - Organizational and operational problems to be overcome.
EXPENDITURES BY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary herein, all investments, enterprises or expenditures, of the Development Corporation shall implement and be consistent with an approved Community Development Plan or area development strategy. Pending adoption of any Community Development Plan or the area development strategy, expenditures in accord with and Council Resolutions from any and all Bands from whose local accounts funds are to be expended shall be deemed to conform with this requirement.
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