The Role of Council
- To complete those tasks assigned to them by Provincial Government, and
- To provide those services required by the residents who pay for its existence.
- to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality as a whole and to bring to council’s attention anything that would promote the well-being or the interests of the municipality;
- to participate in developing and evaluating the policies and programs of the municipality;
- to participate in meetings of the council and of council committees and other bodies to which the member is appointed by council;
- to keep in confidence a matter that is discussed at a meeting closed to the public and that the committee decides to keep confidential until the matter is discussed at a meeting of the council or a committee conducted in public; and
- to perform any other duty or function imposed on the member by the council or other legislation.
No one Member of Council has the authority to make decisions, nor act individually. All decisions that are required to be made by Council MUST be made by the majority and MUST be done by Resolution or By-law. By-Laws and Resolutions can only be passed at a Regular Meeting of Council, or a Special Meeting of Council.