The central core of Town Hall's functions resides in the Administration Department. The Corporate Officer is responsible for the statutory duties outlined in the Community Charter. The Corporate Officer is engaged in highly responsible, complex, and diverse work at a senior level, including:
- the organization and operation of Council meetings; primarily agenda preparation, public notice, procedural advice, and recording of minutes;
- the preparation of reports and bylaws for Council consideration;
- conducting all aspects of the municipal election, the alternative approval process, and referenda;
- the management of all bylaws, contracts, agreements, various legal documents and records management, including their safekeeping;
- the development and maintenance of effective records management systems;
- responding to all Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy requests;
- issuing marriage licences; and
- acting as a Commissioner for taking oaths, affirmations, affidavits and declarations in the Province of British Columbia.
The Administration Department is often the first contact the public has with the municipality and handles the majority of public enquiries.
The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for the overall management and operations of the municipality, ensuring that policies, programs and other directions of Council are implemented. The CAO advises and informs Council on the operation and affairs of the municipality.