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Town Council Information
bell_logoGeneral Town Council Information. The Council is composed of a Mayor, 8 Aldermen and a Regional Council Member who serve for a term of 4 years. The Mayor is elected at large and the Aldermen are elected by Ward. The Town is divided into 4 wards with 2 Aldermen elected in each ward. It is the role of Council to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality; to develop and evaluate policies and programs; to determine which services the municipality provides; to ensure that administrative practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of Council; and to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality. The Council generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. All meetings are open to the public and are also televised live on the local Cable T.V. channel.

Council Meetings
All meetings of Council are open to the public. They are held at the municipal offices, 160 Livingston Avenue, on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. However, in summer months and due to Holiday Mondays this schedule will change. To view the meeting calendar, which lists all Committee meetings as well, please click here for meeting schedule
Any correspondence directed to Council must be in writing, signed by at least one person.

Persons wishing to appear as a delegation at a Council meeting must put their request in writing, providing details, to the Clerk prior to noon on the Friday before the meeting date.

Standing Committees
Council has appointed 4 Standing Committees as follows: Administration and Finance Committee (4 Aldermen and Mayor) Main functions are current and capital budget preparation and administration; personnel policies and compensation plans; financial matters; general administrative matters; public relations; fire matters; cemetery administration; school crossing guards; canine control.  The Administration, Treasury and Fire Departments report to Council through this Committee, as well as the Library, Art Gallery and Museum for budget purposes. Planning and Development Committee (4 Aldermen, 3 citizen appointees and Mayor) Main functions are land use planning, economic development and promotion and building inspection. The Planning and Building Departments report to Council through this Committee. Public Works Committee (4 Aldermen and Mayor) Main functions are storm drainage, sidewalks, roads, street lighting, water distribution, sanitary sewers, solid waste management, cemetery maintenance, parking and traffic control. The Public Works Department reports to Council through this Committee. Recreation Services Committee (4 Aldermen, 3 citizen appointees and Mayor) Main functions are parks, community and recreation services and programming. The Recreation, Facilities & Culture Department reports to Council through this Committee, as well as the Art Gallery, Library & Museum.

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