©2013, Village of Bawlf, All Rights Reserved. | Administrative Office located at 203 Hanson Street. Mailing Address: Box 40, Bawlf, Alberta T0B 0J0
Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Population of 422, located 24 km east of Camrose, Alberta on Highway 13.
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Civic addresses and corresponding Lot Block and Plan
Village of Bawlf's Monthly Newsletter
Information about setting up services
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Village of Bawlf
Mayor John DeMerchant
Ph (780) 373-3445
Deputy Mayor Bruce Wells
Ph (780) 781-4265
Councillor Leonard Thompson
Ph (780) 373-3414
Councillor Paul Lorente
Ph (780) 281-0307
Councillor Dennis Adams
Ph (780) 373-2520
Council meetings are open to the public and are usually held the third Wednesday of every month in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. If you wish to speak to Council as a delegation, please contact the Village Office one week prior to the meeting.
Roles And Responsibilities Of Officials In A Local Government
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.
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.