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Topics: Government Organizations: Municipal Affairs Tags: municipal resource handbook

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July 1, 2014

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All municipalities, at some point, will have to hire a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Hiring a CAO will be a result of a vacancy that may be caused by a retirement, resignation, death, relocation or termination. Under the MGA a municipality must appoint one or more persons to the...


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May 1, 2014

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In-camera is a legal term meaning “in private”. When a council goes in-camera, it means that the council meeting(s) (as defined in the Municipal Government Act (MGA)) is closed to the public.


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January 1, 2014

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The Municipal Government Act requires that every municipal council must establish the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and provide an annual written performance evaluation of the CAO. This publication explains the role of the CAO and the purpose of a performance appraisal. It then...


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January 1, 2014

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The intent of this document is to identify those areas of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) relating to petitions, and to supplement and explain specific sections or applications of the MGA. This is not a legal document. It is only a brief summary of the petitioning requirements. Do not base...


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October 1, 2013

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Alberta’s municipal councillors have a strong record of public service to their communities. As a public servant, you are responsible for upholding the public interest ahead of any private interests you may have. The Municipal Government Act (MGA) describes pecuniary interest and sets out the...


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June 1, 2013

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This guide will provide some suggested procedures that have proven to be effective in other municipalities for developing a record of meeting activities and legislative actions.


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June 1, 2013

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Although the Municipal Government Act (MGA) does not outline the contents of the agenda for council meetings, there are several suggested best practices to consider which would allow the meeting to run smoothly and to meet the requirements for council meetings that are outlined in sections 192 -...


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June 1, 2013

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Section 7 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) sets out the general jurisdiction to pass bylaws. This general jurisdiction gives broad authority to municipalities to develop bylaws unique to each municipality. Councils are expected to act in good faith and in the public interest when creating...


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May 1, 2013

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This summary has been prepared by Alberta Municipal Affairs as a reference document. It outlines the various Provincial Statutes and Regulations that authorize municipalities to add unpaid costs or fees to the tax roll. The descriptions are in most cases only brief summaries and consequently, the...


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March 1, 2013

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Guidelines for candidates running in municipal elections including banking rules, qualifications, nominations, etc. 2013 revisions.