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Clerks Department - Municipal Administration

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Selwyn Township Administration department is responsible for the overall governance of the municipality under the direction of Council.

The department manages the business of the municipality including record keeping, preparing Council agendas and minutes, implementing Council direction and initiatives, administering vital statistics and lottery licenses, website management, elections, communications, by-laws, and is the contact point for citizens, other government officials, businesses, etc.

The Chief Administrative Officer (C.A.O.) for the Township provides advice to Council about the Township's organization and operating procedures and is responsible for the overall administration of municipal departments. The C.A.O. ensures that all municipal departments are providing quality service in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.

The C.A.O. oversees the following Department Managers: Manager of Community & Corporate Services/Clerk, Manager of Financial Services, Manager of Building and Planning, Manager of Recreation Services, Manager of Public Works, and the Fire Chief.

The Clerk's Department plays a major role in the Administration Services of the Township of Selwyn. The Department provides legislative support to Council and other Township Committees; maintains the official records of the Township (By-laws, minutes, agendas. agreements, etc...); registers death; issues marriage licences; manages the conduct of charitable gaming; coordinates the municipal election (every four years); and provides general information on a broad range of public inquiries.