If you believe the Municipality of South Dundas has been negligent in their delivery of services including maintenance of a Municipal facility, roads, trees and sewers which has caused bodily injury or damage to your property, you can file a claim against the Municipality of South Dundas. Please note that this does not include any County roads, property, infrastructure, etc. Any issues regarding the County must be directed to the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
Any damage to your property can be upsetting and disruptive; however, it’s important to know that the Municipality of South Dundas is not your insurer.
If you have auto or property insurance, we suggest you consult your insurance broker first, for advice on how to deal with your loss. Your insurance coverage may be more extensive than what you can recover from the Municipality.
If your insurer believes the Municipality is responsible for your damages, they may seek compensation against the Municipality on your behalf.
What is the difference between making a claim through my insurance company and making a claim against the Municipality of South Dundas?
Making a claim through your insurance company means that you are taking advantage of your insurance coverage for your personal assets according to your insurance policy.
Making a claim against the Municipality of South Dundas is a third-party liability claim, which means you believe the Municipality has been negligent in delivery of their services including maintenance of facilities, roads, trees and sewers, causing bodily injury and/or damage to your property, and you are seeking compensation.
The Municipality of South Dundas has an obligation to maintain its facilities and infrastructure. In doing so, it must exercise a reasonable standard of care. The Municipality may be found negligent if it fails to meet the appropriate standard of care, and that failure results in damage or injury to the public.
If the Municipality did not exercise a reasonable standard of care, the Municipality may be found negligent. In that circumstance, the Municipality will attempt to resolve your claim. Any compensation paid to you will be based on proof of damage that has arisen as result of the Municipality’s negligence. If the Municipality did exercise a reasonable standard of care, your claim will be denied.
Third party liability claims will take more time as an investigation will be conducted by the Municipality and/or
adjusters to determine if the
Municipality was negligent, causing damage.
Payment from the Municipality is not guaranteed. If the Municipality is found to be negligent, the amount that you would receive in compensation is limited to its current value, not its replacement value.
The Municipality of South Dundas provides many services with its own staff; however, occasionally independent contractors are used for services such as major construction projects, garbage collection, etc. If these independent contractors cause damage to others while carrying out their work, the Municipality’s agreements require the contractors to deal with these claims directly.
Fraudulent claims cost all ratepayers. The Municipality will prosecute all fraudulent claims to the full extent of the law.
Include the above information of the person submitting the claim if different from the claimant.
Description of occurrence
Type of damage or injury
Name of other parties involved
All claims must be submitted in writing; this can be done by mail, email, fax or delivery to the Municipal Office. Remember to include all of the information the Municipality will require to properly process and assess your claim.
To submit your claim, you can use the following methods:
Municipality of South Dundas
Attention: Brenda Brunt, Clerk
34 Ottawa Street P.O. Box 740
The Municipality of South Dundas will acknowledge receipt of your claim as soon as possible. An investigation into your loss will be completed by the Municipality or an independent insurance adjuster. Please note that it may take several weeks to complete an investigation. Once the investigation is complete, the Municipality or independent insurance adjuster will follow up with you on the Municipality’s position.
What is "charitable gaming" and how is it regulated?
What is a "lottery scheme"?
Who can get a license to conduct a lottery event?
What is considered ineligible use of proceeds?
What lottery schemes do municipalities license?
How does my organization apply for a lottery license?
List of Licenses and Reports
“Charitable gaming” refers to lottery schemes permitted by a licence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Typically these may include bingos, raffles, break open tickets, and bazaar gaming events held by charitable and religious organizations.
Charitable organizations are regulated by licensing policies and the terms and conditions of the licences issued by the province or municipalities under authority of an Order-in Council. The commercial sector of the charitable gaming industry is regulated by the Gaming Control Act, 1992 and accompanying Regulations.
A “lottery scheme” may be defined as any scheme that has the following three components:
Therefore, if money is paid or other consideration is given for a chance to win the prize then it is considered to be a lottery scheme.
However, there are many types of lottery schemes for which licences are not available. Promotional contests that are carried out by companies to promote products and increase sales cannot be licensed to operate a lottery because they are not charitable. For that reason, a company must ensure that the contest does not fall within the definition of a lottery scheme.
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions including the types of organizations eligible for a lottery license, what events are provincially licenced, what events are municipally licensed, and how the licencing process works.
Canada’s Criminal Code permits charitable and religious organizations to conduct a lottery scheme to raise funds once a license is issued. Organizations must have a demonstrated charitable or religious mandate to qualify. Charitable refers to organizations which provide programs for:
To be considered eligible for a lottery license, each organization must:
The primary purposes of an organization are determined by considering:
Proceeds from lottery licenses may not be used for the following:
The above list is not intended to be exhaustive but to simply provide some examples of ineligible use of proceeds.
A municipality may issue licenses to conduct the following lottery events:
Determine what type of lottery scheme your organization intends to conduct, and:
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For more information regarding lottery licenses, please call 613-543-2673 or visit the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
The Municipality of South Dundas administrative personnel are responsible for implementing policies and practices that reflect Council decisions as well as meeting statutory requirements of provincial law. This includes information on accessibility and marriages and licensing.
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Working effectively with neighbouring Townships and regional and provincial authorities, it remains a strong priority to assist in the continued education and safety of South Dundas residents.
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