What is the role of council?

According to the Municipal Act, it is the role of council is to

  • represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality
  • develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality
  • determine which services the municipality provides
  • ensure that administrative practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of council
  • ensure accountability and transparency of the operations of the municipality, including the activities of the senior management of the municipality
  • maintain the financial integrity of the municipality
  • carry out the duties of council under legislation