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Roles of Mayor & Council

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Role of Mayor

The role of the Mayor is to:

  • Act as Chief Executive Officer of the Municipality
  • Provide leadership to Council
  • Preside over Council meetings
  • Represent the Municipality at official functions
  • Act as Council's representative when dealing with other levels of government, their agencies and the private sector and the media
  • Carry out the duties of the Municipal Act or any other Act

Role of Council

The role of Council is to:

  • Represent the public and to consider the well-being and the interests of the Municipality
  • Develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the Municipality
  • Subject to legislative restrictions, to develop regulations to be adopted in by-laws and resolutions for the over-all benefit of the community
  • Determine the services the Municipality provides in accordance with applicable legislation
  • Ensure that administrative practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of Council
  • Maintain the financial integrity of the Municipality
  • Carry out the duties Council under the Municipal Act or any other Act

Committee of the Whole Chairs

This is a Committee of all Council members which deals with matters in a less formal manner than at Regular Council Meetings. Resolutions are not formally adopted however reports are discussed and recommendations are made to Council. Following a Municipal Election, the Mayor determines the Council member who shall be the Chair for each Committee on the Committee of the Whole.