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Topics: Government Organizations: Municipal Affairs Publication Type: Report Tags: municipal resource handbook

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January 1, 2017

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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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July 1, 2016

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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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July 1, 2016

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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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July 1, 2016

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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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September 1, 2015

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Presents the ministry acronyms and abbreviations list used in the municipal resource handbook


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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, 2013

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This manual has been developed to assist you in conducting an election in accordance with the Local Authorities Election Act and its amendments. All references to sections of the Act in this manual are to the Local Authorities Election Act as amended unless otherwise stated. As well, this manual...


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May 1, 2011

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Section 276 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) requires every municipality to prepare its annual financial statements in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles for municipal governments recommended by the Canadian Institution of Chartered Accountants (CICA), and in...


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October 1, 2005

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This guide is intended to assist in the development of a code of ethics for employees of your municipality. Alberta Municipal Affairs supports the principle that a person should not become a second-class citizen by virtue of service on a council, or should a person become a second-class citizen...