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.
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.