Roles & Remunerations

The Municipal Act, 2001, Part VI – Practices and Procedures Section 224, 225, 226.1 states as follows:

224. It is the role of council:

  1. to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality;
  2. to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality;
  3. to determine which services the municipality provides;
  4. to ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures and controllership policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of council;
    1. to ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the municipality, including the activities of the senior management of the municipality;
  5. to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality; and
  6. to carry out the duties of council under this or any other Act.

225. It is the role of the head of council:

  1. to act as chief executive officer of the municipality;
  2. to preside over council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively;
  3. to provide leadership to the council;
    1. without limited clause c), to provide information and recommendations to the council with respect to the role of council described in clauses 224 (d) and (d.1);
  4. to represent the municipality at official functions; and
  5. to carry out the duties of the head of council under this or any other Act.

226.1 Head of council as chief executive officer:

As chief executive officer of a municipality, the head of council shall,

  1. uphold and promote the purposes of the municipality;
  2. promote public involvement in the municipality’s activities;
  3. act as the representative of the municipality both within and outside the municipality, and promote the municipality locally, nationally and internationally; and
  4. participate in and foster activities that enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the municipality and its residents. 2006, c. 32, Sched. A, s. 101.


Service area responsibilities

Town of Oakville Council:

Region of Halton Council:


The remuneration rate for Town Councillor as of January 1, 2016 is $48,822.00. This remuneration rate is fully taxable.

Town Councillor benefits/expenses

Enrollment in benefit plan covers: spouse and dependents (children who are unmarried, under age 21, and work less than 30 hours per week; a child who is full-time student attending an educational institution is recognized by Revenue Canada until age 25).

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