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In the Town of Bashaw there are four (4) Councilors and one (1) Chief Elected Official, also known as the Mayor, who is also the Chairperson for all Council Meetings. One Councilor is appointed as the Deputy Chief Elected Official or Deputy Mayor during the Organizational Meeting and acts as the Chairperson in the Mayor’s absence. The whole of Council deliberates over matters on the Agenda, makes decisions during a Meeting open to the public that has been Called to Order and ratifies their decision (see Procedural Bylaw 762-2014). Their decisions and directions are very important; this is the foundation of municipal governance.
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