THE UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT LANDS (UEL)
As an unincorporated area, the UEL does not have an elected municipal council. Instead, the provincial government is the governing body, and is administered through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing under the University Endowment Land Act. This legislation enables the Minister to, among other things: levy property taxes; enact bylaws; appoint a person to administer the University Endowment Lands.
The Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development appoints a Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the UEL.
Decisions made by the UEL Administration and staff are guided by the Official Community Plan ,and University Endowment Lands, Land Use, Building and Community Administration By-Law.
The UEL Administration sits on a provincially-owned site that includes the administration building, works yard, five residential cottages, and the UEL Heritage Firehall. Local staff, provincial employees all, provide a range of administrative services, an important one of which is to process development and building permits. Staff also carry out the maintenance of UEL streets and public landscapes, garbage collection, water and sewer services, and a variety of other matters.