Clerk’s Department

Clerk’s Department

The Clerk's Department provides administrative and information services to the CBRM Council and its Committees.

Legislative Services

The primary functions are to:

  • prepare agenda packages for meetings of Council, standing and special committees and boards
  • record meeting proceedings
  • facilitate communication between Council, municipal staff and the public, including providing information on interpretation of Council and committee decisions, as well as information on all aspects of municipal operations and activities
  • prepare for and supervise the conduct of general local elections, plebiscites and by-elections.

The last election year was 2016. The next election will be on the third Saturday in October of 2020 (i.e. October 17th).

Information and Administrative Services

The primary functions are to:

  • provide administrative and secretarial services for the office of the Municipal Clerk
  • safekeep and preserve meeting minutes, by-laws and other related official documents
  • assist with research services on Council and committee minutes, actions and by-laws to Council, staff and the public
  • provide records management services
  • administration responsibilities for non-police requests for information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Provisions in Part XX of the Municipal Government Act
     (see Part XX; Form 1 application; Form 7 request for review);
  • assist with the coordination of official civic functions and visits.

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