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Organizations: Municipal Affairs Audience: General Public Tags: 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 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.


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March 1, 2013

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Municipal Resource Handbook - Interpretation Bulletins present the interpretation of related law and regulations


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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...