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The Administration Department, under the leadership of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), is responsible for overseeing all municipal operations. The Department provides administrative support to Mayor and Councillors and is responsible for all Corporate Officer (Municipal Clerk) statutory duties required under the Local Government Act and the Community Charter. The Department is also responsible for public communications and providing human resources for the organization. Key functions include:

  • organizing all meetings of Council, including preparation of agendas and minutes;
  • administering the review and update of the Town's Annual Strategic Planning process; 
  • providing support services to Council appointed Committees / Commissions / Boards; 
  • processing and coordinating all business relative to Town Council;
  • providing advice with respect to Council procedures, policies and functions;
  • coordinating internal and external communications;  
  • safekeeping of minutes of Council and its Committees, bylaws and other official documents on behalf of the Town;
  • administering oaths and taking affirmations, affidavits and declarations required to be taken under the Community Charter or any other Act relating to municipalities;
  • administering the corporate records management program; 
  • processing requests for access to information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; 
  • administering leases/agreements for Town operations and facilities; 
  • carrying out human resources services for the organization; and
  • conducting local government elections.