Code of Conduct

By: Sturgeon County  09-12-2011

Council Code of Conduct

The citizens of Sturgeon County have a right to expect from its local Municipal Government, one that is conducted with integrity, in a professional manner. Therefore it is imperative that there not be, nor appear to be, any conflict between the private interests of elected officials and appointed board members and their duty to the public.

Council Members of Sturgeon County shall:

  1. COMMIT to ethical, businesslike and lawful conduct, including proper use of authority and appropriate decorum when acting as Council members;
  2. REPRESENT, as a primary obligation superseding all other interests, the best interests of the community of Sturgeon County;
  3. SERVE in a liaison role when appointed as members of committees or boards;
  4. AVOID conflict of interest, by refraining from self-dealing or any conduct of private business or personal services between any Council members and the corporation, except as provided by the Municipal Government Act;
  5. NOT USE their positions to obtain employment with the corporation for themselves, family members or close associates;
  6. DISCLOSE their affiliations or interest with an organization that may affect their decision making on matters before Council regarding that organization;
  7. NOT ATTEMPT TO EXERCISE individual authority over the corporation;
  8. RECOGNIZE, when interacting with the Chief Administrative Officer or with staff, the lack of authority vested in individuals except when explicitly Council authorized;
  9. RECOGNIZE, when interacting with the public, press or other entities, the same limitation and the inability of any Council member to speak for the Council except to repeat explicitly stated Council decisions;
  10. DIRECT any comments on staff performance to the Chief Administrative Officer;
  11. AVOID public comment on staff performance;
  12. RESPECT the confidentiality of issues that are determined by policy of Council to be confidential, including but not limited to matters of a deliberative nature.

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Mayor's Message

While country living can be a very fulfilling lifestyle choice, it is important to know that living in the country is a different way of life than living in the city. What began over a century ago has today, grown into a diverse region offering many residential opportunities, from farms and acreages to hamlets and subdivisions. Agriculture is deeply rooted in our county and continues to play an important role in the local economy.