Improvement District

Improvement District, a municipal corporation whose powers are exercised by a trustee or board of trustees appointed by the provincial government. Unlike most municipalities, which are subject to the supervision of both the province and local electors, trustees are under provincial supervision only.

Improvement District

Improvement District, a municipal corporation whose powers are exercised by a trustee or board of trustees appointed by the provincial government. Unlike most municipalities, which are subject to the supervision of both the province and local electors, trustees are under provincial supervision only. Normally, improvement districts are established either in a sparsely settled but vast territory which requires MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT and services because of new development or the residents' desire for local government; or in new towns, which are more compact geographic entities designated for major development, usually a new resource industry. Once the new community is established, with basic services and a sizable population, this district is often replaced by a conventional municipal corporation with a local council.