Local government regular meetings
Municipal councils and regional district boards are required to hold regularly scheduled meetings.
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The first regular municipal council meeting must be held sometime during the first ten days of November following the general local election. The specific day is set by the council's procedure bylaw.
If a quorum of council members elected at the general local election has not taken office by that time, the first regular council meeting must be called by the corporate officer and held as soon as reasonably possible after a quorum of members has taken office.
- Community Charter, section 124 - Procedure Bylaws
- Local Government Act, Part 3 - Electors and Elections
Regional district boards
The first regular regional district board meeting must be held after November 1 every year. At that meeting, the directors must select a chair and a vice chair.
Council must provide in its procedure bylaw for the giving of advance public notice as to the date, time and place of council committee meetings and establish the procedures for giving that notice. A municipal council must also make available to the public a meeting schedule that includes the date, time and place of regular council meetings. At least once a year, council must give notice of the availability of the schedule in accordance with section 94 of the Community Charter.
Regional district Boards
A regional district board must provide in its procedure bylaw for the giving of advance public notice as to the date, time and place of regular board and board committee meetings and establish procedures for giving that notice.
Holding local government office represents a significant time commitment. Councils usually hold one meeting every week or two, and regional district boards generally hold one meeting each month.
Councillors and regional district board members may also sit on special committees, boards or commissions that may require additional meetings and time commitment.
Disqualification for absence
Disqualification does not apply if the absence is due to illness or injury or is with the leave of the council or board.