Chief Elected Official
(Sections 153, 154 and 206 - Municipal Government Act)
The Mayor is the chief elected official of the municipality and has duties of both councillor and chief elected official.
Councillors have the following duties:
- to consider the welfare and interests of the municipality as a whole and to bring to council's attention anything that would promote the welfare or interests of the municipality;
- to participate generally in developing and evaluating the policies and programs of the municipality;
- to participate in council meetings and council committee meetings and meetings of other bodies to which they are appointed by the council;
- to obtain information about the operation or administration of the municipality from the chief administrative officer or a person designated by the chief administrative officer;
- to keep in confidence matters discussed in private at a council or council committee meeting until discussed at a meeting held in public;
- to perform any other duty or function imposed on councillors by this or any other enactment or by the council.
General duties of chief elected official (Mayor):
A chief elected official, in addition to performing the duties of a councillor, must:
- preside when in attendance at a council meeting unless a bylaw provides that another councillor or other person is to preside, and
- perform any other duty imposed on a chief elected official by this or any other enactment or bylaw.
- The chief elected official is a member of all council committees and all bodies to which council has the right to appoint members under this Act, unless the council (or the MGA) otherwise provides.