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St.-Charles

Duties of Council

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Introduction

The council of the municipality is very important to the community. Powers given to the incorporated municipality are exercised, on behalf of the inhabitants, by the elected council – making councillors the most important players (officially).

The following are the duties of certain municipal officials and employees.

Head of Council

It is the role of head of council,

  • to act as chief executive officer of the municipality;
  • to preside over council meetings;
  • to provide leadership to the council;
  • to represent the municipality at official functions; and
  • to carry out the duties of the head of council under this or any other Act.

Council

It is the role of council,

  • to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests
  • of the municipality;
  • to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality;
  • to determine which services the municipality provides;
  • to ensure that administrative practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of council;
  • to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality; and
  • to carry out the duties of council under this or any other Act.

Clerk

A municipality shall appoint a clerk whose duty it is,

  • to record without note or comment, all resolutions, decisions and other proceedings of the council;
  • if required by any member present at a vote, to record the name and vote of every member voting on any matter or question;
  • to keep the originals or copies of all by-laws and of all minutes of the proceedings of the council;
  • to perform the other duties required under this Act or any other Act; and
  • to perform such other duties as are assigned by the municipality.

Procedural By-law click here By-law 2019-06

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