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Organizations: Municipal Affairs Tags: Alberta municipal officials municipal resource handbook

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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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July 1, 2016

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The intent of this document is to identify those areas of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) relating to petitions to council, and to supplement and explain specific sections or applications of the MGA.


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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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October 1, 2014

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In section 214 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) there is provision for a council to pass a bylaw regarding the destruction of records and documents in the municipality. Therefore, some guidelines need to be established for a suggested retention schedule for the disposition of a number of...


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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

Description

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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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...