Municipal Purposes & Powers

Municipalities are created by the province to allow a community to govern itself and provide local services such as drinking water, sewers, roads, fire protection, land use planning, parks and building inspection.

The purposes of a municipality include:

  • Providing for the good government of the community.
  • Stewardship of public assets.
  • Providing services and making laws.
  • Fostering social, economic, and environmental well-being.

Municipalities are responsible and accountable to their citizens and the province. Their powers and responsibilities are set out in the Community Charter  and Local Government Act.

Council as Governing Body

The governing body of a municipality is its council, with each member responsible for considering the well-being and interests of the municipality and community, and for contributing to the development and evaluation of municipal policies, programs, and services.

Council Meetings

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