Boards and Committees
About Boards & Committees
Council representatives sitting on boards and committees affiliated with Wheatland County are appointed at the annual organizational meeting. Appointments to boards and committees can vary from one to three years.
Council creates council committees and appoints committee members. Council may decide to create a temporary committee to look at a specific issue. There may also be standing committees. Standing committees run from year to year to deal with ongoing issues.
Committees can play a bigger role in making decisions on issues for council. If council wants a committee to make decisions, council may delegate some of its powers to the committee. If a committee makes a decision delegated to it by council, it is then as if the council made the decision itself. Some council decisions, such as passing bylaws or adopting the budget, cannot be delegated.
Section 145 of the Municipal Government Act authorizes council to pass bylaws in relation to the following:
- the establishment and functions of council committees and other bodies;
- the procedure and conduct of council, council committees and other bodies established by the council, the conduct of councillors and the conduct of members of council ?committees and other bodies established by the council. 1994 cM-26.1 s145 ?88
Section 146 of the Municipal Government Act refers to the composition of council committees stating that a council committee may consist
- entirely of councillors,
- of a combination of councillors and other persons, or
- subject to section 154(2), entirely of persons who are not councillors.