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Organizations: Municipal Affairs Audience: General Public Tags: municipal resource handbook

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February 1, 2017

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This manual will assist returning officers and other election officials in municipalities across Alberta with their election processes and procedures. This document may also be accessed by members of the public and potential candidates who are seeking to better understand the election process....


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January 31, 2017

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Explanation of requirements under The Municipal Government Act (MGA).


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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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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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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...