2017 Regular Council Meeting Dates: Jan 9, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 13, Mar 27, Apr 10, Apr 24, May 8, May 22, Jun 12, Jun 26, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sept 11, Sept 25, Oct 9, Oct 23, Nov 13, Nov 27, Dec 11CLICK HERE TO VIEW JPEG
Submissions of correspondence and/or requests to appear as a delegation in front of Council must be made in writing to the Village Office by close of business Thursday prior to the meeting. The agenda will be posted on the Monday prior to the meeting in the Documents section of this website and in the display case outside the Village Office. Find the delegation request form here.
Mayor Michael Berry: RCMP, Intergovernmental Affairs, Regional District of Mount Waddington Director, VIHA director
Councillor Dennis Buchanan: Solid Waste, Recreation and Parks, Village Beautification, Trails and Volunteers
Deputy Mayor January 2015- November 2015
Councillor Kane Gordon: Harbour, Transportation
Deputy Mayor December 2015- October 2016
Councillor Lisanne Granger: Fire Department Liaison, Emergency Services, Seniors
Deputy Mayor October 2017- September 2018
Councillor Wendy White: Community and Health, Youth and Family Services, Tourism, Arts and Culture.
Deputy Mayor November 2016- September 2017
Council Roles and Responsibilities
The Village of Alert Bay Council's Mayor and four Councillors took office in December 2014 and will serve until 2018.
Mayor and Council's responsibilities are set out in the Community Charter, which is provincial legislation. Generally, Council's role is to consider the best interests of the Village, represent the will of the public, determine services and establish levels of service delivery, and provide leadership and governance by focusing on key issues, strategic planning, and setting policy.
Individually, Councillors’ have few statutory powers or responsibilities. Council exercises authority collectively by resolution or bylaw at a Council meeting. Each member of Council, including the Mayor, has one vote on any question. Each member of Council present must vote on the question, and if a member of Council does not indicate how he or she votes, that member is deemed to have voted in the affirmative.
The Mayor is the head and Chief Executive Officer of the Village. In addition to Council responsibilities, the Mayor:
- Presides at Council meetings and provides leadership to Council
- Communicates information to Council
- Provides, on behalf of Council, general direction to Village officers on implementation of Council directives.
- Reflects the will of Council and carries out other duties on behalf of Council
Council and Staff
Council's direct contact with Village staff is through the Chief Administrative Officer . The CAO directs staff to carry out Council's decisions.