September 18, 2017
Brazeau County Enews
September-October 2017

From the Desk of the CAO

2018 – 2020 Budget (3 year budget)

With September upon us, Brazeau County’s senior administrative team has initiated the first draft of the 2018 – 2020 budget for Council consideration November 23, 24, 28 and 29, 2017, followed by adoption in mid-December to comply with the Municipal Government Act. As in the past, budget meetings will be advertised and open to the general public.

A copy of the approved 2018 Budget comes with a complete list of capital projects and will be made available at www.brazeau.ab.ca under Corporate Services in the main department menu, at the conclusion of Council’s adoption of the budget in December.

Election 2017

Brazeau County has prepared two information guides for those thinking about putting their name forward to run in the 2017 General Election. The election will take place on October 16, 2017. Nomination Day will take place September 18, 2017. The guides are prepared for information only and are not an exhaustive resource.

Please visit www.brazeau.ab.ca where you will find the Nomination and Candidate guides as well as other helpful information leading up to the election.

In addition to the information cited above, Alberta Municipal Affairs at www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca has a number of helpful documents available to assist you.

Organizational Meeting (post-election 2017) October 26, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

As in previous election years, the newly elected Council will proceed with their organizational meeting within two weeks of the October election, consistent with section 192 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA).

The organizational meeting marks the official commencement of Council’s term of office and the completion of the previous Council’s term. The meeting gives Council a chance to clear up some routine business. This includes the official oaths for Reeve and Council, as well as appointing people to the various committees and other bodies associated with Council.

Orientation Meeting (post-election 2017) October 26, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

A vital part of the smooth operation of municipal government is the interaction between Council and administration. Understanding how the administration works will be shared through an orientation session provided by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and the senior management team (SMT). The CAO and SMT will endeavor to provide an overview of the everyday work of running a municipal government. This includes providing a variety of programs and services based on the priorities that the Council has set for the municipality.

In addition to the municipal operation orientation meeting summarized above, Council is scheduled for a Term of Office training session (general legal overview training session) hosted on November 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This session will provide Council with an overview of municipal powers as set out in the Municipal Government Act and other related legislation, pecuniary interest and indemnification, conflict of interest, as well as role of Council as Commissioners for Oath.

The organizational meeting and orientation meeting will be advertised and open to the general public. In closing, I extend my sincere appreciation to Council, staff, residents and guests for making Brazeau County the best place to call home.

Sincerely,

Marco Schoeninger, CAO  

Brazeau County Box 77, 7401 Twp Rd 494 Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1R1