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Population of 403, located 24 km east of Camrose, Alberta on Highway 13.
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Roles And Responsibilities Of Officials In A Local Government
Under the Municipal Government Act, councillors have the following duties:
To consider the welfare and interests of the municipality as a whole and, to bring to council's attention anything that would promote the welfare or interests of the municipality
To participate generally in developing and evaluating the policies and programs of the municipality
To participate in council meetings and council committee meetings and meetings of other bodies to which they are appointed by the council
To obtain information about the operation or administration of the municipality from the chief administrative officer
To keep in confidence matters discussed in private at a council committee meeting until discussed at a meeting held in public
To perform any other duty or function imposed on councillors by this or any other enactment or by the council.
The Chief Elected Official (CEO): Mayor
The CEO role includes:
Chairperson of council
Consensus seeker amongst members of council
Liaison with senior staff
Advisor to council
Ex officio member on various boards and committees
Key representative with regard to ceremonial responsibilities
Liaison with other levels of government
Advice with regard to policy development
A deputy CEO will assume this role if the CEO is not available.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Every council must establish, by bylaw, a position of CAO. The council may give the position an appropriate title, such as Town Manager or Administrator. The CAO is the administrative head of the municipality. The CAO's responsibilities include ensuring that the municipality's policies and programs are implemented, advising and informing the council on the operation of the municipality, performing other duties assigned by the council, and ensuring appropriate staffing is in place.
Staying out of the day-to-day operation of the municipality allows councilors to concentrate on policy making and program monitoring. Councillors should work with the CAO to keep informed on what the municipality is doing and will depend on the administration to provide information so that they can make sound decisions.
A performance appraisal system for the CAO is a key building block for a lasting and positive relationship between council and the CAO. Section 205.1 of the Municipal Government Act states that a council must provide the CAO with an annual written performance evaluation.
A CAO may delegate any of his or her powers, duties, or functions to a designated officer or to another employee. Designated officer positions are established by bylaw and are subject to the CAO's supervision, unless otherwise provided by bylaw. A designated officer may also further delegate to an employee of the municipality any of those powers, duties, or functions.
Council roles and responsibilities
The council is the governing body of the municipal corporation and the custodian of its powers, both legislative and administrative. The Municipal Government Act provides that councils can only exercise the powers of the municipal corporation in the proper form, either by bylaw or resolution.
The councillor's job is to work with other council members to set the overall direction of the municipality through their role as a policy maker. The policies that council sets are the guidelines for administration to follow as it does the job of running a municipality. A councillor will spend a lot of time while on council creating new policies and programs or reviewing the current ones to make sure they are working as they should.