The next meeting of Council Advisory Committee is March 12th 2018 at 6:00 pm at Town Hall.
The next meeting of Town Council is March 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
All meetings of Council are open to the public. Meeting minutes and agendas can be found on the Kentville website. Visit the minutes and agendas page here. Meetings are also live streamed on the Town of Kentville's Facebook page, and those videos are also available on the website the day after the meeting.
Watch February's Town Council Meeting re-cap...
...in cartoon format!
A Governance Minute: Council's Duties
Council is the governing body of the municipal corporation. As a councillor, we exercise the powers of the municipality through decisions passed by bylaw or resolution at a public meeting and define the policies and direction that the municipal administration put into action.
Councillors have the following duties:
a) 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;
a.1) to promote an integrated and strategic approach to inter-municipal land use planning and service delivery with neighbouring municipalities;
b) to participate generally in developing and evaluating the policies and programs of the municipality;
c) to participate in council meetings and council committee meetings and meetings of other bodies to which they are appointed by the council;
d) to obtain information about the operation or administration of the municipality from the chief administrative officer;
e) to keep in confidence matters discussed in private at a council or council committee meeting until discussed at a meeting held in public;
e.1) to adhere to the code of conduct established by the council; and
f) to perform any other duty or function imposed on councillors by the MGA or any other enactment or by the council.
Our job as councillors is to work with other council members to set the overall direction of the municipality in our role as policy-makers. The policies that council sets are the guidelines for administration to follow as it handles the operations of the municipality. Much of our time on council will be spent considering new policies and programs and reviewing the current ones to make sure they are working as they should for the benefit of Kentville and its citizens.