Municipalities can exercise a broad range of powers under provincial legislation that reflects their status as a corporate body and government entity. Local governments can provide services, enter into agreements and regulate people and their property. These activities can be done by the local government or through delegation and working with others.
The administration department co-ordinates municipal activities and operations so they are completed in an integrated way. It provides policy advice and recommendations to council and ensures that decisions made by council are carried out in a timely and effective manner and in accordance with applicable by-laws and regulations.
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) reports directly to council and acts as a liaison between council and municipal staff. Each municipal department has a department head who reports to the CAO. The CAO works closely with this team to plan and review issues and activities and determine how they will affect the municipality.
This department includes:
Chief Administrative Officer